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...
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...
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...
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...
Magen-Darm-Grippe: Dauer bis zur Genesung
Gastroenteritis: Incubation period The incubation period describes the time between infection with a disease and the appearance of the first symptoms. The incubation period for gastroenteritis is usually very short (a few hours). For some pathogens,...
Depression: Symptome, Behandlung, Ursachen
Depression: Short overview Main symptoms: deep depression, loss of interest, lack of drive Side symptoms: including insomnia, self-doubt, feelings of guilt, concentration disorders Therapy: various forms of psychotherapy and medication (antidepressants) Causes: partial genetic predisposition,...
Meningitis (Hirnhautentz├╝ndung): Symptome, Ursachen, Therapie
Brief overview What is meningitis? An inflammation of the membranes that surround the brain - not to be confused with encephalitis. However, both inflammations can occur simultaneously (as meningoencephalitis). Causes: Mostly viruses (TBE viruses, Coxsackie...
Hautkrebs: Symptome, Krebsarten, Behandlung
Brief overview What is skin cancer? Collective term for various malignant skin diseases. Every year in Germany more than 293,000 people are newly diagnosed with skin cancer. The most frequent is "white skin cancer", followed...