COPD: Symptome, Ursachen, Folgen, Therapie
COPD: Brief overview Main cause: smoking (chronic smoker's cough) Typical symptoms: Shortness of breath, coughing, sputum Complications: frequent infections of the bronchial tubes and pneumonia, cor pulmonale, emphysema Important research: Lung function test, blood gas...
Rippenfellentz├╝ndung: Symptome, Ursachen, Behandlung
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...
Parkinson-Krankheit: Fr├╝hwarnzeichen, Symptome, Therapie
Parkinson: short overview Typical symptoms: slowed movements, lack of movement, stiff muscles, trembling at rest, lack of stability in upright posture, rigid facial expression Causes: In Parkinson's disease: death of dopamine-producing cells in the brain;...
Diaphragmatic hernia: Description In a diaphragmatic hernia, medically called hiatus hernia, parts of the abdominal organs are displaced through an opening in the diaphragm (diaphragm) into the chest (thorax). The dome-shaped diaphragm consists of muscle and...
Warzen: Beschreibung, Behandlung, Ansteckung
Warts: description, treatment, infection Warts (verrucae) are benign growths of the skin caused by viruses. Children in particular often have a wart on their finger or other parts of their hand - even in plural. Warts...
Gerstenkorn (Hordeolum): Symptome, Behandlung, Ursachen
Hordeolum: Short overview Definition: Acute purulent inflammation of the eyelid Cause: bacteria that infect certain glands in the eyelids Typical symptoms: reddened, painful and pressure-sensitive lump inside or outside the eyelid Investigations: Gaze diagnosis, slit...
Polyneuropathie: Symptome, Ursachen, Therapie
Polyneuropathy: short overview What is polyneuropathy? A group of diseases in which several or many peripheral nerves are damaged. These are the nerves outside the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). Polyneuropathy is also...
How long does a cold usually last? There is no universal answer to the question of how long a flu-like infection lasts. Depending on the trigger of the cold and possible additional infections, the duration and...
Down Syndrome Brief overview What is Down's syndrome? Not a disease, but an anomaly of the genetic make-up. This means that the genetic make-up of those affected deviates from the "normal state". Causes: In all or...
Myoma: Description A myoma is generally a tumor that develops from muscle cells. Depending on what type of muscle cells is affected, a distinction is made between Leiomyoma: develops from smooth muscle cells. These are found...