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Oedema – definition, causes, diagnosis, treatment

Swelling of some parts of the body, usually through local retention of fluids, and other causes (infections, inflammation, trauma, blockage of some blood vessels, etc.) is called oedema. Where can oedema be localized? Oedema of the face (the eyelid oedema) – usually in kidney diseases, and local irritation by creams / makeup / insomnia / […]

October 19, 2014, Causes
Increased Uric Acid, Hyperuricemia – Causes, Symptoms

If you have persistent increased uric acid, not occasionally, then you should know that it is a hyperuricemia. Hyperuricemia: a syndrome characterized by increased blood levels of monosodium urate (uric acid salt) due to increased production or reduced excretion. Gout is a clinical form of persistent increased uric acid. Gout is a disease resulting from […]

November 13, 2013, Causes Symptoms
Sistemic Lupus Erythematosus – Causes and Treatment

Systemic lupus erythematosus term defines a chronic inflammatory multisystemic disease of  probably autoimmune etiology, manifested by the production of antinuclear antibodies, which are deposited in tissue and vessels and affects many organs. Normally, antibodies facilitate recognizing the self in order to destroy foreign cells. In autoimmune diseases like lupus this defense mechanism is aberrant and the antibodies attack […]

March 27, 2012, Causes Treatments
Causes of abdominal pain

If we are to make a connection between the location of the abdominal pain and the organ itself we can have the following situations: 1. Pain around the right upper quadrant region: Abdominal causes: duodenal ulcer, cholecystitis, biliary  lithiasis, acute  hepatitis, liver stasis,  diverticulosis. Extra-abdominal causes: right basal pneumonia, right renal colic. 2. Pain around […]

November 7, 2011, Causes Diseases