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Acute Nephritis – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Acute Nephritis – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Acute nephritis affects either of the two-bean shaped organs called the kidneys. Your kidneys, just like mine, have millions of tiny tubes called nephrons. In fact, the life of the kidney is the nephrons. Damage the nephrons; take away the life of the kidneys!  Every waste product from your body activities, except the gaseous ones […]

June 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
Acute Pancreatitis – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Acute Pancreatitis – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

If you have ever heard about diabetes, then one of its causes is an insufficient pancreas. The pancreas is made up of cells that have the ability to manufacture hormones and enzymes. One of the vital hormones it manufactures is insulin, the very hormone that when is lacking renders your blood sugar level disastrous. Anyways, […]

June 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Acute Stress Disorder – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Acute Stress Disorder – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Weeks shortly after a traumatic event, it is very likely that you will develop anxiety because of the things you heard, saw or felt. This is called acute stress disorder, ASD. Acute stress disorder is likely to occur in nothing less than a month after undergoing a traumatic event. It can last between three to […]

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Acute Sinusitis – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Acute Sinusitis – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

If you have got some stuffy nose before or perhaps you currently are having it, you might be experiencing what is called acute sinusitis. The nose is lined by a sheet of tissue called membrane. This sheet of tissue of the nose, as well as those surrounding the nose, can become inflamed from infections. The […]

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Acute Unilateral Obstructive Uropathy – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Acute Unilateral Obstructive Uropathy – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

An overview of acute unilateral obstructive uropathy: Urine, when formed, leaves the two kidneys to the bladder through two ‘pipes’ called ureters.  When these pipes are blocked, urine won’t be able to get to the bladder. If it is just one of the pipes that get blocked, it is referred to as unilateral. When the […]

June 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Acute respiratory distress syndrome is commonly called ARDS and that’s from its abbreviation. The lungs house some very small sacs that are known as air sacs. Fluids can share this sac with air. This will never happen if your lungs are working as they ought to. This, therefore, tells you that it is an abnormality […]

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Acute Respiratory Failure – The Health Encyclopedia

Acute Respiratory Failure – The Health Encyclopedia

When respiratory functions become impaired, it is because some impairment has occurred in the lungs. In the case of acute respiratory failure, the impairment is due to the building up of fluids in the tiny air sacs situated in the lungs. Capillaries located in this air sac become choked up and they can no longer […]

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Acute Respiratory Infection – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Acute Respiratory Infection – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

An overview of acute respiratory infection: The respiratory system as great as it is can be afflicted with infections that will make it not to be well able to carry out its functions particularly breathing in and out. It can affect either the lower or the upper parts of the respiratory pathway. If the lower […]

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Acute Prostatitis – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Acute Prostatitis – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Acute prostatitis makes your prostate to be bigger in size than what it used to be when you attained adulthood. Your prostate is that walnut-like and small organ found at the basal part of your bladder. Women or girls don’t have a prostate. This prostate is in charge of releasing fluids into the urethra when […]

June 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
Acute Otitis Media – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Acute Otitis Media – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Acute otitis media mostly affects the middle part of either ear in children. This part of the ears can become swollen due to an infection. It usually comes with pain. Another way of describing this is the inflammation of the middle ear. The middle ear is found just behind your eardrum. These behaviors are seen […]

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Acute Myocardial Infarction – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Acute Myocardial Infarction – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Acute myocardial infarction is a medical term for heart attack. If you have ever seen anyone or perhaps experienced a heart attack, you will agree with me that it is a life-threatening medical situation. Blood very rich in oxygen usually flow from the heart to all parts of the body and return back to the […]

June 16, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Acute Myeloid Leukemia – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Acute Myeloid Leukemia – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Acute myeloid leukemia is primarily a cancerous disorder of white cell production in the spongy bone marrow. It is chiefly due to a mutation in the DNA responsible for white cells production. White cells, which eventually will become myeloblasts, are produced in abnormally large amounts. These myeloblasts are not mature in any sense. They will […]

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Acute Mountain Sickness – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Acute Mountain Sickness – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Acute mountain sickness is common amongst those who travel to very high regions especially those above sea level i.e. heights greater than 2400 meters, equivalent to 10000 feet. Notable examples are Hikers and skiers.  These categories of people will experience headaches, dizziness, and irregular short breaths in mild state of the sickness. The condition can […]

June 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Acute lymphocytic leukemia is a kind of cancer prevalent in children. Adults can also suffer from it. The body tissues that are affected are the blood and bone marrows. The blood has its own special type of cells. But those that are important in the development of this cancer are lymphocytes. Lymphocytes are a type […]

June 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
ACTH Stimulation Test (Cosyntropin test)

ACTH Stimulation Test (Cosyntropin test)

About the ACTH stimulation test Different glands exist in the body. Glands are organs that secrete substances required in different processes in the body.  One of such glands is the pituitary gland. It is found in the brain, just at its base. It looks like a pea in size.  It produces ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone) amongst […]

June 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
ACTH Test: Purpose, Procedure, Risks and Results

ACTH Test: Purpose, Procedure, Risks and Results

The full meaning of ACTH is Adrenocorticotropic hormone. It is synthesized in a gland found below the brain called the pituitary. It is specifically from its anterior portion. When the hormone is manufactured there, it will be conducted via the blood to the adrenal gland where it is destined to stimulate the production of cortisol […]

June 11, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Acute Cystitis – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Acute Cystitis – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Acute cystitis affects your bladder because it gets inflamed through an infection, a bacteria-induced infection at that. It happens without any notice. The average person calls this infection ‘urinary tract infection’. It is often a result of another disease complication, a drug or a product reaction. The treatment for acute cystitis due to a bacterial […]

June 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
Acute Cholecystitis – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Acute Cholecystitis – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Acute cholecystitis (overview): The gallbladder is an accessory structure that forms part of the digestive system. It is found just beneath your liver. It is very helpful in the process of breaking down food substances particularly fatty diets. This structure has a secretive role in fat digestion. It can become inflamed when stones form in […]

June 9, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Acute Cerebellar Ataxia – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Acute Cerebellar Ataxia – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Acute cerebellar ataxia: The brain has different parts that function independently to make you function well as a person. One of such parts is called the cerebellum. It is responsible for a sense of coordination when you move. It helps you to be predictive and calculative before you move your body. For instance, you are […]

June 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
Actinic Keratosis – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment…

Actinic Keratosis – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment…

Have you ever seen the face of some elderly persons? How about their hands and arms? Do these areas look smooth? Like a ‘take away’ or kiss-able face? Not all. Alright, let’s get rolling. Advancing in age comes with a face, hands, and arms that look rough, and sometimes scaly.  Some elderly persons have pronounced […]

June 8, 2018 | By | Reply More

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