Eczema (atopic dermatitis) – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Atopic dermatitis or atopic eczema is a skin rash that’s particularly common among young children, but can last into adulthood. “Atopic” refers to an allergy, “derm” refers to the skin, and “itis” refers to inflammation. So atopic dermatitis describes skin inflammation that results from an allergy, more specifically, it happens when the immune system attacks…

Gout – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Gout is an inflammatory disease in which monosodium urate crystals deposit into a joint, making it red, hot, tender and swollen within hours. When this happens, it’s called a gouty attack. The underlying cause is hyperuricemia—too much uric acid in the blood, which results in the formation of sharp, needle-like crystals, in areas with slow…

Burns

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Why Is Heart Cancer So Rare?

Every day, super-tiny cells are waging wars inside of us. These ferocious fighters are too small for us to see without a microscope, but they’re capable of overtaking just about any organ in your body. They’re cancer cells, and they’re actually constantly arising inside of us. Most of the time, our immune system seeks them…

10 Ways To Reduce Stress

I it’s Robin opens a green smoothie ground they were talking about ten ways that I kick stress to the curb the letter that dear greens me the girl I’m fascinated watching your life as a busy single mom of 4 kids in an owner of two businesses and last year didn’t you speak in…

Trazadone A Prescription Medication for Depression – Overview

Trazodone is a prescription medication used to treat depression. Trazodone belongs to a group of drugs called serotonin modulators, which affect the natural substance, serotonin, in the brain. This medication comes in tablet form and may taken once a day for the extended-release form or multiple times a day for the immediate release form. Trazodone…