ASCARIASIS : WORM INFECTION

Disease caused by Ascaris (round worm) is commonly called ascariasis. Ascariasis is caused by consuming food and water contaminated with infective eggs of Ascaris.  Ascariasis is common among children. Ascariasis is one of the most common round worm infection.  Ascariasis is generally common in places which lack modern sanitation. Symptoms Ascariasis due to larvae of […]

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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a bone disease which occurs when you lose too much bone make too little bone or both. Bones become so weak that even bending over and coughing can cause a fracture. Fractures related to osteoporosis are commonly seen in hip, wrist or spine. Osteoporosis occurs when the development of new bone doesn’t keep […]

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SLEEPING SICKNESS

Trypanosoma gambiens causes the disease of sleeping sickness or Gambian trypanosomiasis in man. Sleeping sickness can be fatal if not treated. It is spread by the bite of an infected tsetse fly (Glossina Genus), a species native to the African continent. The bite of tsetse fly causes local irritation which subsides after a few days. […]

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Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS) or Pickwickian syndrome

Many obese people have Pickwickian syndrome or Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS). A person with OHS experiences breathing difficulties due to intense pressure from excessive weight. The excess body fat constricts chest and diaphragm movements and restricts them from getting the right amount of oxygen for the body. This results to a lower oxygen level that […]

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