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Pleurisy- Symptoms, Causes, Treatment and Prevention

Definition Pleurisy, also called pleuritis, inflammation of the pleura, the membranes that line the thoracic cavity and fold in to cover the lungs. Pleurisy may be characterized as dry or wet. In dry pleurisy, little or no abnormal fluid accumulates in the pleural cavity, and the inflamed surfaces of the …

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – Risk factors and Prevention.

Description – Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), once called shell shock or battle fatigue syndrome is a serious condition that can develop after a person has experienced or witnessed a traumatic or terrifying event in which serious physical harm occurred or was threatened. PTSD is a lasting …

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Pancreatitis- Overview, Causes and Treatment

Definition Pancreatitis is an inflammatory condition of the pancreas that is painful and at times deadly. Despite the great advances in critical care medicine over the past 20 years, the mortality rate of acute pancreatitis has remained at about 10%. Diagnosis of pancreatic problems is often difficult and treatments are …

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Parathyroid Cancer- Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Definition of Parathyroid Cancer Parathyroid cancer starts in the cells of the parathyroid glands. A cancerous (malignant) tumor is a group of cancer cells that can grow into and destroy nearby tissue. It can also spread (metastasize) to other parts of the body. The parathyroid glands are 4 pea-sized organs …

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Paranoia – Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Preventions

What is Paranoia? Paranoia involves intense anxious or fearful feelings and thoughts often related to persecution, threat, or conspiracy. Paranoia occurs in many mental disorders but is most often present in psychotic disorders. Paranoia can become delusions when irrational thoughts and beliefs become so fixed that nothing (including contrary evidence) …

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Pilonidal Cyst – Causes and Treatment

What is Pilonidal cyst? A pilonidal cyst is an abnormal pocket in the skin that usually contains hair and skin debris. A pilonidal cyst is almost always located near the tailbone at the top of the cleft of the buttocks. Pilonidal cysts usually occur when hair punctures the skin and …

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