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lower back pain urgent

Lower back pain – Symptoms that warrant an urgent evaluation!

Lower back pain is a common problem in individuals of all ages. Most of the causes are benign that is related to an abnormal posture, excessive weight lifting, or as a part of systemic pain syndromes. Since most of the causes are benign, majority of the patients respond to simple pain relief medicines and rest. …

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spider angiomata

Medically important causes of Spider Angiomata

Spider Angiomata are tiny vascular lesions characterized by a central pulsating arteriole with radiating branches. The narrow vascular branches resemble the legs of a spider. Spider angiomata is also called as a Spider Nevus, Spider Angioma, and Nevus Araneus. Up to 15% of the healthy population may have one or more spider angiomata. What causes …

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tired

Tired and Fatigued all the time – Know the causes!!

Being tired and weak all the time may be a symptom of an underlying serious disease. Fatigue is a subjective feeling of tiredness and lack of energy during or after physical activity or avoiding/ lack of interest in physical activity. Individuals must be evaluated for medical causes of tiredness and fatigue prior to associating it …

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list of diseases misdiagnosed

Life-threatening diseases often misdiagnosed!!

Here is a list of diseases commonly misdiagnosed. These include a heart attack, stroke and all other conditions which may be life-threatening if not timely diagnosed. Patients with the same medical conditions can present differently. The classic presentation of disease, written in books is present in only a minority of patients in most conditions. Furthermore, …

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nail diseases

Nail changes – clues to some serious diseases!!

Nail changes can give us important clues to some very important underlying systemic diseases. Identifying these changes and correlating them with the patient’s symptoms is very important. Diseases affecting the nails can lead to social, psychological and physical damage. Nails provide protection to the tips of the fingers and toes and help in grasping objects. …

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jaundice

Jaundice or icterus is a symptom and not a disease!!

Jaundice is the yellowish discoloration of the skin, mucous membranes, and sclera. This yellowish discoloration is imparted by a chemical in the blood called Bilirubin. Bilirubin is the end product of heme which is produced when red blood cells are destroyed. After red blood cell lysis, the heme is converted to bilirubin which is then …

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