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Bipolar Disorder Interventions

Bipolar disorder is typically characterized by phases of depression followed by episodes of mania, with very few phases where mood is stable. A person living with the condition may experience either phase for weeks or months at a time, which may significantly interfere with their ability to manage daily activities such as working or socializing. […]

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Gout Causes

Gout describes a type of arthritis that is characterized by the formation of sodium urate crystals in and around joints. The condition is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis, affecting around 1.5 percent of people in the UK. Gout is intensely painful and gout attacks often have a sudden onset and occur during the […]

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Asthma Medications and Drugs

Most people with asthma need two kinds of medicines: quick-relief medicines, to be taken when you need them, for immediate relief of your symptoms, and long-term control medicines, to be taken daily, for a long time, to stop and control the inflammation in your airways and thereby prevent symptoms and attacks. Everyone with asthma needs […]

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Myasthenia Gravis Treatment

Today, MG can be controlled. There are several therapies available to help reduce muscle weakness. Most persons with MG have good results from treatment. In some people MG, like many other autoimmune diseases, may go into remission (a period of time without symptoms) and muscle weakness may disappear completely. Remission or improvement can occur without […]

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Origin of Lyme Disease

Lyme disease was first recognized in 1975 after researchers investigated why unusually large numbers of children were being diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in Lyme, Connecticut, and two neighboring towns. The researchers discovered that most of the affected children lived and played near wooded areas where ticks live. They also found that the children's first […]

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Origin of Lyme Disease

Lyme disease was first recognized in 1975 after researchers investigated why unusually large numbers of children were being diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in Lyme, Connecticut, and two neighboring towns. The researchers discovered that most of the affected children lived and played near wooded areas where ticks live. They also found that the children's first […]

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AIDS Prognosis

Prognosis of a disease is defined as the outcome or the expected course of the disease. It comes from an ancient Greek word that means ‘to know beforehand’. At present there is no cure for AIDS and it is fatal without treatment. HIV infection, however, takes a very long time to develop into full blown […]

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Controlling Asthma

Asthma is characterized by repeated episodes of coughing, wheezing, chest tightness and shortness of breath. Although there is no known cure for asthma, symptoms of asthma can be brought under control with the help of effective asthma management techniques. Effective management of asthma involves closely following the asthma treatment plan, adherence to medications as directed […]

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Lupus Flares

When symptoms appear, it's called a "flare." These signs may come and go. You may have swelling and rashes one week and no symptoms at all the next. You may find that your symptoms flare after you've been out in the sun or after a hard day at work. Even if you take medicine for […]

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Gout and Diet

Gout is a painful form of arthritis caused by a build up of uric acid in the blood. Crystals of sodium urate accumulate inside and around joints causing severe joint pain and inflammation. Uric acid is the waste product formed when the body breaks down compounds called purines, which are found in proteins. These purines […]