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Genital Herpes Genital Herpes is a highly contagious, sexually transmitted disease caused by a viral infection. What to look for numbness, tingling, itching or burning in the genitals. burning sensation while urinating or having intercourse. painful or frequent urination watery blisters in the genital area. This is a very common and highly...

Gastritis This is inflammation of the lining of the stomach. What to look for Some people do not have symptoms but if they do the symptoms are usually:- upper abdominal pain. nausea. vomiting. diarrhoea. loss of appetite. Gastritis is a general medical term for inflammation of the stomach lining. Attacks of acute (meaning that...

Gallstones Gallstones are hard, round lumps of solid material usually composed of either cholesterol or bile. What to look for severe pain indigestion. fever. severe nausea and vomiting. jaundice. Gallstones develop in the gall bladder (a small, organ that stores bile which a digestive juice produced by the liver. The stones may be...

Food Poisoning This is an illness caused by eating food contaminated with bacteria, toxins or chemicals. What to look for Usually, food poisoning causes some combination of nausea, ABDOMINAL_PAIN, vomiting, and diarrhoea that may or may not be bloody, sometimes with other symptoms. If you eat food contaminated by...

Epilepsy Epilepsy is a chronic disease of the nervous system characterised by fits or seizures. What to look for Seizures (episodes of abnormal mental or muscular activity) are the basic indicator of epilepsy. They vary widely… Staring straight ahead and lapsing into complete immobility for a few seconds. Loss of...

Emphysema A Serious lung disease where the alveoli and the narrow passages leading to these air sacs become permanently swollen with air. What to look for Typical symptoms of emphysema include: breathlessness, worsening over the years. a chronic, mild cough, sometimes accompanied by a small amount of phlegm brought on...

Drug Abuse A drug is any substance, other than a food, which affects the body in any way. Therefore the over indulgence in these types of substances to the detriment of the body’s health and well-being, can be classified as drug abuse. What to look for behavioural changes...

Disk Problems These are problems to the spinal disks. Disks are the cushion of tissue located between each of the vertebrae which makes up the spine. What to look for Many times, there are no physical symptoms to damaged disks. However, if your disk problem directly touches or...

Diabetes Diabetes is a condition where there is an abnormally high level of sugar in the blood. What to look for The symptoms vary depending on which type of diabetes is the cause: excessive thirst and appetite. increased urination both in the frequency and amount passed. weight loss. fatigue. nausea, perhaps vomiting. blurred vision. in...

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