Influenza is acommon infectious disease caused by the Influenza virus.
Onset is sudden with fever, rhinorrhea, sore throat and headache. Severe myalgias coupled with respiratory tract symptoms are typical of influenza. Patients may also have red, watery eyes and cough. There can also be tachycardia and dyspnea…
Osteopenia and osteoporosis are two disorders caracterized by bone density loss.
Osteopenia has no recognizable symptoms. There is no noticeable pain or change as bone becomes thinner. However, the risk of fractures is increased due to reduced bone density. Osteoporosis remains asymptomatic until skeletal…
Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more joints. The main symptoms are joint pain, swelling and stiffness.
Most patients with arthritis present with symptoms of inflammation. The commonest presentation of arthritis is pain. Other symptoms include: Swelling Joint stiffness Redness Other symptoms are peculiar to…
Lumbar strain is a painful injury of musculature, ligaments and/or tendons of the lower back. They usually result from physical overload and trauma.
Located, sharp lower back pain is the most common symptom of LS. Pain often limits the range of motion of the lumbar spine and certain movements, particularly those…
In the United States, 36% of the population are clinically obese as of 2010. Obesity remains to be a looming major health crisis internationally where its prevalence rate is increasing rapidly especially in the first world countries worldwide.
Obesity is technically defined as having a BMI of more than 30. BMI is an index…