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  Asthma Asthma is a condition that is caused by inflammation and narrowing of the airways. This results from the contraction of the muscles lining them and causes breathing difficulties particularly in breathing out. What to look for sudden shortness of breath and wheezing and occasionally coughing chest infections nose irritations...

Arthritis This is an inflammation of the joints and it's causes are varied. There are two main types of arthritis - rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. What to look for Osteoarthritis - Stiffness and pain when the joint is moved after time the pain becomes continuous. The joints which...

Appendicitis This is the inflammation of the appendix which can occur anytime from infancy to old age. What to look for dull pain near the navel or the upper abdomen that becomes sharp as it moves to the lower right abdomen. This is usually the first sign. Also...

Anxiety Anxiety is a state of being worried about certain real or imagined events or situations. What to look for heart palpitations. tics or twitches recurring headaches or migraine indigestion and bowel irregularity sense of impending doom. inability to concentrate. muscle tension; muscle aches. diarrhoea. chest pain. dry mouth. excessive sweating. undereating or overeating. insomnia. irritability. breathlessness; hyperventilation. loss of sex drive. (See...

Anorexia Nervosa Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder which based on a terrifying fear of becoming fat. But it is far more complex than a simple desire to lose weight. What to look for significant weight loss. fear of becoming fat, even when emaciated. excessive dieting and exercising distorted body image. abnormal...

Angina Angina can occur when the heart is not getting enough oxygen. This is usually because the blood supply to the heart is blocked or because the heart is being overworked and therefore needs more oxygen than usual. The heart can usually function normally at rest...

Aneurism An aneurism is a permanent ballooning in the wall of an artery. The pressure of blood passing through can force part of a weakened artery to bulge outward, forming a thin-skinned blister or sac. What to look for Although most aneurisms have no symptoms, in some cases...

Anaemia Anaemia is a disorder of the blood in which the red blood cells are defective in some way. What to look for weakness, fatigue, and a general feeling of malaise… You may be mildly anaemic. your lips look bluish, your skin is pasty or yellowish, and your gums,...

This word literally means ‘no memory’, but for medical purposes it is used to mean a temporary loss of memory. What to look for Symptoms for Amnesia include the following: confusion, inability to recall current location do not know who familiar people are Causes a severe hit to the head area can...

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