Tick Bite Symptoms Are there typical tick bite symptoms, which indicate the puncture site of the small bloodsuckers? What can it mean when a redness forms after a tick bite? Why is it advisable to keep...
Lactose intolerance: short overview Causes: Deficiency of the enzyme lactase, bacteria produce gases and acids in the large intestine Symptoms: Abdominal pain, diarrhoea, bloating, intestinal wind, feeling of fullness, nausea, unspecific symptoms such as headaches ...
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...
Type 2 diabetes: causes, treatment, prevention Diabetes type 2: short overview Causes: Insulin resistance (insensitivity of body cells to insulin); various risk factors are involved in the development of the disease, including genetic predisposition, overweight, lack...
Breast cancer symptoms: The warning signs Possible breast cancer symptoms include lumps and hardening in the breast tissue as well as watery or bloody secretions from the nipple. Even if a nipple or a part of...
Blood poisoning (sepsis): causes, course, treatment Blood poisoning: Description Blood poisoning is not, as is often assumed, caused by the presence of pathogens in the blood, but by the body's reaction to them. The causes of blood...
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...
Stroke (apoplexy): warning signs, causes, therapy Stroke: short overview What is a stroke? A sudden circulatory problem in the brain Important symptoms: acute muscle weakness, feelings of paralysis and numbness in one half of the body,...