Tag Archives: Symptoms

Depressive symptoms higher for gay, lesbian and bisexual youth from age 10

Gay, lesbian, bisexual and questioning youth are more likely to experience depressive symptoms from as young as age 10 and these symptoms persist at least into their early 20s, fin

‘Doc, sometimes I’m in pain!’: How do patients want to discuss symptoms with clinicians?

Sleep, pain, anxiety, depression, and low energy/fatigue (known collectively as SPADE for short) symptoms are extremely common, but often unrecognized and undertreated by primary c

Lichen planus vs. psoriasis: Symptoms, causes, and treatments

Lichen planus and psoriasis are common skin conditions that can cause similar symptoms. Because of this, people may confuse the two. Both lichen planus and psoriasis can cause patc

3 common drugs can reduce severe mental health symptoms

A new study revealed that three common drugs normally used to treat cardiovascular problems or diabetes could also aid in the treatment of some serious mental health conditions, su

Psoriasis vs. tinea versicolor: Causes, symptoms, and treatments

A type of psoriasis called guttate psoriasis and tinea versicolor can look very similar. However, they have very different causes and treatments. Both guttate psoriasis and tinea v

Increased intracranial pressure (ICP): Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Increased intracranial pressure is a medical term that refers to growing pressure inside a person’s skull. This pressure can affect the brain if doctors do not treat it. A su

Pharyngitis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Pharyngitis is inflammation of the mucous membranes that line the back of the throat, or pharynx. This inflammation can cause discomfort, dryness, and difficulty swallowing. Pharyn

Scalp infections: Causes, symptoms, treatments, and pictures

The scalp can become infected if fungus or bacteria enter the scalp through the hair follicles or damaged skin. Skin damage can result from common skin conditions, such as psoriasi

13 early signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease

The hallmark symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are tremors and slow, rigid movements. Small changes in a person’s movements and behavior can signal the onset of Parkinson

Bombshell research documents severe withdrawal symptoms from antidepressants; prescription practices “not evidence-based”

Anti-depressant drugs do not solve problems; they only give patients an illusion of control over their mental state. When it comes to diagnosing mental illness, there is an abse

Cervicogenic headache: Symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment

A cervicogenic headache is a pain that develops in the neck, though a person feels the pain in their head. Cervicogenic headaches are secondary headaches. Secondary headaches are t

Orgasmic dysfunction: Symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment

Orgasmic dysfunction is when a person has trouble reaching an orgasm despite sexual arousal and stimulation. In this article, learn about the causes and symptoms of orgasmic dysfun

Certain symptoms of knee osteoarthritis can be reduced with Thai black ginger

People who regularly suffer from the effects of knee osteoporosis might want to give Thai black ginger (Kaempferia parviflora) a shot for relief. In a study published in the Jou

Femoral hernia: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

A femoral hernia occurs when tissue pushes through a weak spot in the muscle wall of the groin or inner thigh. Common causes include being overweight and overstraining while coughi

Peritonsillar abscess: Causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

A peritonsillar abscess is a painful, pus-filled collection of tissue that forms in the back of the throat near one of the tonsils. Peritonsillar abscesses, also called quinsy, oft

Lice vs. dandruff: Differences, pictures, and symptoms

Lice are easy to confuse with dandruff, which is a very common problem. While lice are a temporary infestation, dandruff is a chronic skin condition. Every year, 6 to 12 million pe

Bowel obstruction: Symptoms, causes, treatment, and diet

A bowel obstruction is a blockage in the small or the large intestine. It is a potentially dangerous condition and has several causes. Someone with a full obstruction will find pas

Intestinal worms: Pictures, symptoms, and treatment

Intestinal worms, or parasitic worms, are simple organisms that feed off the human body. Many people recognize the more common varieties, such as tapeworms and hookworms, but may b