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Cirrhosis of the liver: description, symptoms, treatment options Brief overview Description: In cirrhosis of the liver (shrunken liver), increasingly healthy tissue is transformed into functionless connective tissue (scar tissue). The liver is less and less able to fulfil its important tasks. Symptoms: general complaints (such as fatigue, lack of appetite, weight loss), signs of hepatic skin (reddened palms and soles...

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Myocardial infarction (heart attack): warning signs, causes, therapy A heart attack (myocardial infarction) occurs when a blood vessel of the heart muscle (coronary artery) closes. The muscle is then cut off from the oxygen supply and can no longer do its work. A heart attack can be life threatening! It is therefore important to recognise the symptoms of a heart...

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Heart Arrhythmia: Heart Rhythm Disturbances At heart arrhythmia, the normal heart rate is disturbed by various causes (Source). The heart then beats...

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Ganglion: Description, causes, symptoms, therapy A ganglion is a somewhat misleading term: it is not an ossification, but a fluid-filled bagging of...
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Low blood pressure: limits, symptoms, causes Low blood pressure is actually only a symptom and not a disease or a condition, although it is often considered as such by people. We took the editorial decision to...
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Salmonella poisoning (salmonellosis): infection, symptoms, treatment Salmonella poisoning (salmonellosis) is an infection with salmonella. These bacteria can cause various diseases, including typhoid, paratyphoid and enteritis. A typhoid disease is always treated with antibiotics, an enteritis usually...
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Brief overview Definition: In pleurisy (also known as pleurisy), the pleura is inflamed. This two-part layer of tissue lines the inside of the chest (pleura) and covers the lungs (pulmonary pleura). Caution: Even though one...

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