Archive for June, 2018

Aftershave poisoning – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Aftershave poisoning – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Come with me as I take you through this interesting topic! If you are a man, you can really relate with aftershave. But for you that cannot relate with what an aftershave looks like let alone knowing what it is used for, get on the car! After having a shave as men usually apply a […]

June 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
What causes agnosia? – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

What causes agnosia? – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Let us begin with what agnosia is? Agnosia is a medical term that describes a loss in your ability to recognize or name what you were already familiar with for example places, voices, objects or even faces. It is not that when you have agnosia you won’t be able to think, talk or interact with […]

June 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
Age Spots – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Age Spots – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

What are age spots? If you have ever seen flat black, brown, or gray spots on anyone before or even on yourself, then you have seen age spots! Age spots have so many names – sun spots, senile lentigo, liver spots, or solar lentigines. They are found on areas that have long exposure time to […]

June 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
Agitation – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Agitation – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

You will be diagnosed with agitation if you feel aggravated, annoyed, or restless with the slightest irritation or provocation. When you keep having this feeling over time, not because of stress or some other things, then agitation is no longer what should be overlooked. It should rather be an indicator that you have a subtle […]

June 29, 2018 | By | 7 Replies More
Adrenal Gland – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Adrenal Gland – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Everyone has a pair of the adrenal gland and each rests on each of the kidneys. They form part of the endocrine system. The endocrine system includes all the glands that are involved in hormone production or secretion. They’re small-sized glands that are responsible for many hormone-related body functions.  Anything that therefore negatively affects the […]

June 28, 2018 | By | 2 Replies More
Adolescent Depression – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Adolescent Depression – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

An adolescent is another way of addressing a teenager. So if I go ahead and submit that adolescent depression is same as teenage depression, you shouldn’t have any confusion about that. Adolescent depression is a disorder of the mental and emotional health of a teenager. It is consequent upon depression, that is, it stems from […]

June 28, 2018 | By | 3 Replies More
Adjustment Disorder – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Adjustment Disorder – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Adjustment disorder sets in when there is an inability of a person to adjust to stressful events. An adjustment disorder can affect children as much as it can affect adults. Adjustment disorders are usually events that affect your very existence such as the death of a friend or a loved one. It might also be […]

June 27, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Acute Upper Airway Obstruction – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Acute Upper Airway Obstruction – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Every system of the body has organs that make it up. So is it with the respiratory system. The respiratory system has two parts namely that lower and the upper parts. The upper part is more of a passage for the air. This part is made up of the throat, larynx, and trachea. When acute […]

June 27, 2018 | By | Reply More
Acute Upper Respiratory Infection – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Acute Upper Respiratory Infection – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

If you have ever experienced a cold, then you know what an acute upper respiratory infection (URIs) mean. An acute URI has to do with an infection of the upper respiratory tract – nose, throat, pharynx, larynx, and bronchi. This infection is quite contagious. The common cold is one of the most popularly known URI. […]

June 26, 2018 | By | Reply More
Ademetionine – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Ademetionine – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Ademetionine is a variant of the naturally occurring amino acid, methionine. It is otherwise known as S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) Ademetionine is produced in the body. Its production is determined by folate, methionine, or vitamin B-12. When any of these are low in the body, it will also be low in the body. You will never believe […]

June 26, 2018 | By | Reply More
Adenomyosis – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Adenomyosis – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Adenomyosis is characterized by the invasion of the uterus by tissues lining the uterus. These tissues are called endometrial tissues. Because of this invasive action of the endometrial tissues, the walls of the uterus become thickened. This thickness will eventually affect a woman’s menstrual flow. It will become longer than necessary. It will also cause […]

June 25, 2018 | By | Reply More
Adrenal Cancer – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Adrenal Cancer – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Your body is constantly producing new cells and destroying old ones. This is how the body keeps the cells in shape and function. There are times that a particular cell can be produced in an excess amount to the detriment of the body’s overall health. And this overly produced cell can travel to other organs […]

June 25, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Addisonian Crisis: Acute Adrenal Crisis – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Addisonian Crisis: Acute Adrenal Crisis – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Addisonian crisis happens in stressful conditions. The adrenal glands are majorly responsible for handling stressful situations. But in this disorder, they no longer have the capacity to do so because what they use to control stress is in less quantity or is completely unavailable. The adrenal glands secrete a hormone called cortisol. It is medically […]

June 25, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Adenoiditis – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Adenoiditis – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

The body, the throat to be specific, has masses of tissues called adenoids. These tissues have a lymphatic function. As lymphatic tissues, they assist the body in ensuring that infections are far away from body tissues. That they assist in keeping infections away from body tissues doesn’t automatically immune them to infections. As a matter […]

June 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Addison’s Disease – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Addison’s Disease – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Addison’s disease is peculiar to the adrenal gland, a gland situated just above the kidney. It is a hormone-producing gland. The gland occurs in a pair and together they produce hormones and enzymes needed for specific body functions.  It is a two-layered organ. The two layers are the medulla and the cortex. The cortex is […]

June 24, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Adenoidectomy (Adenoid Removal) – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Adenoidectomy (Adenoid Removal) – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

You can as well refer to adenoid removal as adenoidectomy. ‘Adenoid removal’ is the term a layperson can understand. ‘Adenoidectomy’ is the term medical practitioners perfectly understand. Adenoid removal is done surgically in the hospital. Adenoids can be found inside the mouth, the roof of the mouth in particular. They are seen in between the […]

June 22, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Adrenal cortical carcinoma is just one of those rare diseases you can think of. But this time, the organ it affects is the adrenal gland specifically the outer part of it called, the cortex.  The adrenal cortex begins to produce cells in extremely large numbers because of its tumor. These cells may eventually become cancerous. […]

June 22, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
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 […]

June 20, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More

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