Gallstones, bile attack and gallbladder surgery

Gallstones can cause a bile attack and be the source of inflammation of the bile ducts. One cure is the removal of the gallbladder. Is it possible to live without this body part? Yes certainly! As soon as we notice that we have gallstones – usually we don’t even know it – because they start

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Esophageal adenocarcinoma: Form of esophageal cancer

An adenocarcinoma of the esophagus is a type of esophageal cancer (carcinoma) that arises in the gland cells (adeno). These cells produce mucus in the lining of the esophagus. The lower part of the esophagus is particularly affected by this type of cancer. The patient has difficulty swallowing food and later also liquid. Weight loss,

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Gallstones in the gallbladder – cholesterol and pigment

Almost everyone has gallstones in the gallbladder, but not everyone suffers from them. They are there, you usually don’t know anything about them and you don’t feel anything about them either. These are the ‘silent gallstones’ and in that case there is not much to worry about. Gallstones only become a problem if they cause

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Coccidioidomycosis: Mild fungal infection

Coccidioidomycosis is a fungal infection that mainly occurs in the United States. This fungal disease is the result of the inhalation of a soil-dwelling fungus. Usually a patient does not develop any signs of the disease, but patients with a weak immune system who are exposed to dusty environments are more likely to experience the

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Muscle pain: What causes it and what can I do about it?

Muscle pain occurs when you overload the muscles in your body. This usually happens during exercise because the muscles are used intensively. Muscle pain is divided into a number of different categories. Sometimes muscle balm is used to treat this condition. However, muscle balm only works on the surface of the skin. Warming up before

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Pellagra: Form of malnutrition with niacin deficiency

Pellagra is a form of malnutrition associated with a deficiency of niacin (one of the vitamins of the B complex) or tryptophan (an amino acid: building block of proteins). Diarrhea, skin abnormalities and dementia are characteristic of the disease, but a very broad spectrum of both physical and mental symptoms are possible. The treatment of

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Bacterial conjunctivitis (eye conjunctivitis)

Conjunctivitis, the medical term for conjunctivitis, has chemical, traumatic, toxic, fungal, viral, bacterial or allergic causes. Common features of all types of conjunctivitis include pain, redness and an eye discharge, while visual acuity is usually unaffected or only mildly affected. Bacterial conjunctivitis occurs in approximately 30% of patients with conjunctivitis. The treatment of the eye

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Anthrax: Infection with symptoms on the skin and lungs

Anthrax is a rare but serious infectious disease caused by the spore-forming bacterium Bacillus anthracis. Cattle are particularly ill, but the spores are transmitted to humans through direct or indirect contact with sick animals. The disease may affect the skin, lungs and gastrointestinal tract. In most cases, the skin is affected and mild symptoms occur

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