What is wernicke encephalopathy?

wernicke encephalopathyWernicke encephalopathy is a disease of the brain, which is usually affected by people with a nutritional deficiency. These people are often alcoholics with abnormal eating habits. The possible symptoms of wernicke encephalopathy include restlessness, disorientation as well as coordination, memory and vision problems.

Wernicke encephalopathy is a disease of the brain named after the physician Carl Wernicke. The medical term “encephalopathy” encompasses diseases or lesions affecting the whole brain. Wernicke encephalopathy usually occurs as a result of a persistent malnutrition, often in the case of persons with an alcoholic disorder with abnormal eating habits.

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Growth hormone deficiency

Growth hormone deficiency in adultsGrowth Hormone deficiency is a rare disease, which can lead mainly to physical developmental disorders. The main symptom in children is reduced length growth. In adults with growth hormone deficiency, other symptoms come to the fore. Patients receive artificial growth hormone injected under the skin.

There is a deficiency of the hormone somatotropin (STH) in a growth hormone deficiency. It does not only act as as a growth hormone but also has many other tasks. It also affects bones, muscles, fat, sugar balance and cognitive functions.

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The West Nile Fever

The West Nile FeverThe West Nile fever is an infectious disease transmitted by mosquitoes to humans. Its pathogen, the West Nile virus, occurs in Africa, North America and southeastern Mediterranean countries. Often the infection remains asymptomatic. Some patients suffer from flu-like symptoms.

The West Nile fever is an infectious disease caused by the West Nile virus. It is endemic in Africa, India, Israel, Turkey and North America. Endemic is a region in which a pathogen is permanently found and cannot be removed. The virus is always responsible for epidemic-like outbreaks in which the disease is very frequent.

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What are the symptoms of Zika virus in men and women?

Zika virus The Zika virus infection is a virus that is transmitted by mosquitoes. To date, it has been active mainly in Africa, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. Since 2015, the Zika virus is spreading rapidly in South American countries. Fever, joint pain and conjunctivitis are typical Zika virus symptoms. A Zika virus infection in pregnant women can pass to the child and damage the unborn child. However, even in the case of infected adult persons, possible serious consequences can occur.

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How long does chickenpox last in adults?

chickenpox in adultsChickenpox  (varicella) is a highly infective infection that occurs mainly in children and causes an itchy skin rash with blisters. The disease is generally benign. There are usually no complications caused by the chickenpox. Pregnancy and a weakened immune system are among the risk factors for a complicated disease history. Chickenpox in adults is more severe than children.

Chickenpox (varicella) is a highly infecting disease, which mainly affects children. It is caused by the varicella zoster virus. This virus is one of the herpes viruses. After healing of the chickenpox, these viruses can remain in the body and reactivate in later life. Then they cause the so-called beltrose (zoster).

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Tick-borne encephalitis – TBE

Encephalitis TBE (Tick-borne encephalitis) is a form of the brain or brain skin and sometimes also spinal cord inflammation and is triggered by the Tick-borne encephalitis virus. The pathogen is transmitted by ticks to humans, the disease occurs mainly in the summer months. There is a risk of infection only in areas where ticks are infected with the Tick-borne encephalitis virus.

TBE (Tick-borne encephalitis) is a form of brain inflammation. It is also called tick encephalitis, since it is transmitted mainly by ticks, but sometimes also by mosquitoes and sand flies.

TBE virus belongs to the flaviviruses as well as the viruses of dengue fever, Japanese encephalitis and yellow fever. In contrast to these tropical diseases, however, TBE virus is native in Germany. Viral transmission to humans occurs with the saliva of the blood-sucking ticks.

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How do you get tested for celiac disease?

Test of celiac diseaseA celiac disease test determines antibodies in the blood serum that are typical for gluten intolerance. In some cases, however, celiac disease is present, although the test does not show. Then further investigations are necessary to ensure the diagnosis of celiac disease.

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Symptoms Of Celiac Disease In Adults

 Symptoms of celiac diseaseCeliac disease is an inflammatory disease. It is triggered by a misdirected immune reaction (autoimmune reaction) on gluten protein, which is found in many cereal cultivars.

Affected individuals usually suffer from severe diarrhea and stomach aches when eating gluten-containing foods. Until now, the therapy is mainly limited to a life-long gluten-free diet.

Celiac disease (gluten sensitive enteropathy) is an autoimmune inflammatory disease. The body reacts with a reaction of the immune system to the gluten protein gluten. Gluten is found in most common grain varieties.

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What is a Cyst?

CystA cyst is a fluid-filled cavity in the tissue which is closed by a capsule. Cysts can consist of one or more chambers and are found in various tissues or organs. The term cyst comes from the Greek word “kystis” which translates to bladder or urinary bladder.

Medics distinguish real cysts and pseudocysts. Genuine cysts are lined with a layer of cells, while pseudocysts are only surrounded by connective tissue. Cysts can occur in any part of the body and at any age. They can be tiny and only recognizable with the microscope or become so large that they displace other organs or tissues.

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What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

Symptoms of obsessionObsessive compulsive disorder is a serious mental disorder. The affected people compulsorily reintroduce the same rituals or are troubled by disturbing thoughts, which they can not escape.

Although they recognize that their actions and fears are irrational, they can not control their thinking and actions. As soon as they try to stop them, restlessness and anxiety rise in them – and produce an increasing internal pressure, which they can not sustain in the long run.

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