Homoeopathy

Homoeopathy

The basis of homoeopathy is a basic natural principle. In Latin this principle is stated as similia similibus curentur (’Let likes be treated by likes’) first propounded by Hippocrates. That is to say, that to cure any disease a drug must be found which is capable of producing similar symptoms when tested on healthy humans. Or in other words, a drug can only cure that which it can produce. The common person understands ...

Ayurveda

Ayurveda

According to Ayurveda, body is composed of three fundamental elements called doshas, dhatus, malas. The doshas governs the physciologcal activities of the body, while the dhatus enter into the formation of a basic structure of a body cell, thereby performing some specific actions. The malas are substances which are partly utilised in the body and partly excreted in a modified form after serving their physiological functions. These three elements are ...

Abdominal Pain

Abdominal Pain

A relatively common complaint, Abdominal pain can be less serious if due to indigestion, wind, etc., but may be serious when caused, for example, by a perforation in part of the bowel or by appendicitis. As it is a area first aid for which it is very difficult to give precise Guidelines, common sense has to be used.

Coma

Coma

Alertness, decreased; changes in consciousness; coma; decreased consciousness; loss of alertness; mental status, decreased; stuporous

Jaundice

Jaundice

Jaundice is a condition produced when excess amounts of bilirubin circulating in the blood stream dissolve in the subcutaneous fat, causing a yellowish appearance of the skin and the whites of the eyes.

Yellow Fever

Yellow Fever

An insect-borne tropical disease characterized by Fever, jaundice (yellow skin and eyes), and hemorrhage.

Typhoid Fever

Typhoid Fever

Typhoid are spread by contaminated food, drink, or water. Following ingestion, the bacteria spread from the intestine to the intestinal lymph nodes, liver, and spleen via the blood where they multiply. Salmonella may directly infect the gallbladder through the hepatic duct or spread to other areas of the body through the bloodstream.

Influenza

Influenza

There are three types of influenza virus. All are spread from person to person by inhaling infected droplets from the air. Type A is usually responsible for the large outbreaks and is a constantly changing virus

Dengue Fever

Dengue Fever

Dengue fever is caused by several related viruses and is transmitted by the bite of mosquitoes, most commonly Aedes aegypti, found in tropic and subtropic regions. Dengue fever presents with sudden onset of a high Fever, often to 104 to 105 degrees Fahrenheit, headache, and slightly later the appearance of joint and muscle pains.

Pneumonia

Pneumonia

Pneumonia is a very common, serious illness and affects about 1 out of 100 people each year. It is caused by many different organisms and can range in seriousness from mild to life-threatening illness. There are different categories of pneumonia.

Heart Diseases

Heart Diseases

Read about Common causes, incidence, and risk factors of Heart Disease, Risk factors for MI include smoking, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, high fat diet, high blood cholesterol (LDL) levels, obesity, male gender, age over 65, and heredity.

Depression

Depression

If you are at this page either you are new to this word and is looking for its meaning because you heard it somewhere or someone very close to you (can be yourself too) is suffering from it and you want to understand more and hence you are randomly going through pages after pages .

Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer

The most common type of breast cancer begins in the lining of the ducts and is called ductal carcinoma. Another type, called lobular carcinoma, arises in the lobules. For most types of breast cancer, the cause is unknown.

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B

Most of those who get hepatitis B will suffer from an inflammation of the liver, called acute hepatitis. Many people with hepatitis B mistake the symptoms for other illnesses, such as the flu, while others are more seriously affected and may miss school or work for months. Other common symptoms include skin rashes and arthritis, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, malaise, abdominal pain, and jaundice (yellowing of the eyes and skin). There is no cure for hepatitis B...

Nonspecific Urethritis (NSU) or Nongonoccal Urethritis (NGU)

Nonspecific Urethritis (NSU) or Nongonoccal Urethritis (NGU)

Chlamydia trachomatous, T. mycoplasma, ureaplasma urealyticum, mycolasma hominis. An estimated quarter of cases are allergic reactions to latex or spermicide. Similar to gonorrhea but usually milder. Urethral discharge is generally thin and clear. Planned Parenthood estimates that half of the women with one of these diseases doesn’t know it. NSU/NGU in women can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease and sterility. Penicillin is generally not effective ...

Crabs, Pubic Lice

Crabs, Pubic Lice

Pubic lice are just that, lice that has infested your public hair. The most common symptom is intense itching, usually felt mostly at night. Some victims have no symptoms, others may develop an allergic rash. Various shampoos and lotions exist to kill lice, but the best solution is simply to shave off the pubic and hair and shower vigorously afterwards. Nominally through sexual contact, however they may be picked up through use of sheets, towels or ...

Genital Herpes, HSV

Genital Herpes, HSV

Herpes Simplex Virus I and Herpes Simplex Virus II. HSV-I is most often associated with cold sores or fever blisters about the mouth and lips, while HSV-II is associated with sores around the gential area. Herpes is marked by clusters of small, painful blisters on the genitals. After a few days, the blisters burst, leaving small ulcers. In men, the blisters usually appear on the penis, but can appear in the urethra or rectum. In women, they usually ...

Gential Warts and Human Papilloma Virus

Gential Warts and Human Papilloma Virus

Most of the people infected with HPV do not show any symptoms. When symptoms are present, they are small, visible warts appearing at the tip of the penis or at the opening of vagina. In women, HPV also causes cervical lesions. Warts can occur anywhere on the shaft of penis or the scrotum in men, and anywhere around the labial area or inside the vagina in women. In women, an abnormal Pap smear may indicate cervical lesions, but a coloscopy ...

Syphilis

Syphilis

Initial Stage: A chancre sore develops at the site of infection from two to four weeks after infection has occurred. The chancre is painless . The chancre starts as a dull red spot, turns into a pimple, which ulcerates, forming a round or oval sore with a red rim. The sore heals in 3-6 weeks - however, the infection is still present. The chancre is usually found on the genitals or anus, but can appear on any part of the skin. One week to six months after the chancre heals ...

Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea

Yellowish discharge from the penis. Painful, frequent urination. Symptoms develop from two to thirty days after infection. Later stages of the infection may move into the prostate, seminal vesicles, and epididymis, causing severe pain and fever. Rare cases can lead to septic arthritis. Untreated, gonorrhea can lead to sterility. Under half of women with gonorrhea show no symptoms, or symptoms so mild they are commonly ignored. Early symptoms ...