Tag Archives: Symptoms

Essential oils for rheumatoid arthritis symptoms

Essential oils for rheumatoid arthritis symptoms

Rheumatoid arthritis can cause chronic inflammation and pain in the joints. Many people use essential oils to relieve these symptoms, but do the oils really work? Essentia

OCD: Brain mechanism explains symptoms

OCD: Brain mechanism explains symptoms

A large review of existing neuroscientific studies unravels the brain circuits and mechanisms that underpin obsessive-compulsive disorder. The researchers hope that the ne

HIV complications: Types and symptoms

HIV complications: Types and symptoms

HIV is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system, reducing its ability to fight off illnesses. While over 1.1 million people in the United States live with HIV,

Lateral collateral ligament sprain: Causes and symptoms

Lateral collateral ligament sprain: Causes and symptoms

A lateral collateral ligament sprain occurs when the ligament on the outer side of the knee tears. This type of sprain is most common in people who play contact sports, su

Recognizing the signs and symptoms of type 1 and type 2 diabetes

Recognizing the signs and symptoms of type 1 and type 2 diabetes

Type 1 and type 2 diabetes limit the body’s ability to control the amount of glucose, or sugar, in the blood. Both types of diabetes present similar symptoms, so kno

Upper respiratory infection: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Upper respiratory infection: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

An upper respiratory infection, or the common cold, is an infection that affects the nasal passages and throat. Treatment is usually simple, unless a person also has a chr

Anxiety attack: Symptoms, causes, and complications

Anxiety attack: Symptoms, causes, and complications

Anxiety can occur when a person fears that something bad is going to happen. It is a non-medical term that refers to a feeling of fear or worry that often relates to a par

Popcorn lung: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Popcorn lung: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Popcorn lung is a rare condition that causes airway scarring due to inflammation and eventually lung damage. While treatments exist to limit and manage symptoms, currently

Multiple sclerosis vs. fibromyalgia: Differences and symptoms

Multiple sclerosis vs. fibromyalgia: Differences and symptoms

Multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia both involve the nervous system and cause chronic symptoms, such as pain and fatigue. However, there are crucial differences. Multiple

HIV fever: Symptoms, causes, and duration

HIV fever: Symptoms, causes, and duration

One of the earliest indications of an HIV infection can be a fever. A fever in early-stage HIV infection may be a symptom of the virus rapidly multiplying in the body. A f

Metastatic breast cancer: End-of-life symptoms and care

Metastatic breast cancer: End-of-life symptoms and care

Metastatic breast cancer occurs when the cancer spreads from the breast to another part of the body. Symptoms and treatment for this stage of breast cancer are different t

HIV seroconversion: What it means, symptoms, and timing

HIV seroconversion: What it means, symptoms, and timing

After a person contracts HIV, their immune system begins to develop HIV antibodies. Seroconversion is the period during which these antibodies first become detectable. Mos

Low sodium levels (hyponatremia): Symptoms and causes

Low sodium levels (hyponatremia): Symptoms and causes

Hyponatremia occurs when sodium levels in the blood are too low. Symptoms include lethargy, confusion, and fatigue. It can result from underlying conditions, such as kidne

Age-related vaginal symptoms tied to worse quality of life

Age-related vaginal symptoms tied to worse quality of life

(HealthDay)—Severe vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) symptoms are associated with worse quality of life in postmenopausal women, according to a study p