Sinuses & shy; inflammation (sinusitis)

21 October 2017
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© iStock The sinus infection (sinusitis) can occur alone or be a sign of a general respiratory disease. It is very common, but usually runs straightforward. However, sinusitis can not only acute occur, but also chronic run. As a chronic sinus infection is valid for a period of two to three months. A sinus infection […]

Flu (influenza): Just do not underestimate!

21 October 2017
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© Jupiterimages / Stockbyte The flu (influenza) can run very differently: Mild, cold-like symptoms of the flu are possible, as a serious disease, which is potentially fatal in extreme cases. Especially in the beginning it is easy to confuse the flu with a cold. The difference between influenza and the common cold is in the […]

Borderline syndrome: feelings out of control

21 October 2017
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© Jupiter Images / iStockphoto The borderline syndrome, also known as borderline personality disorder, is a complex personality disorder. People with borderline syndrome are emotionally unstable and live in a constant rollercoaster of emotions - from joyful and sorrowful death. They also report a feeling of inner emptiness.  "borderliner" have trouble regulating their emotions and often […]

Helicobacter pylori: The stomach germ does not always lead to complaints

21 October 2017
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© Jupiterimages / Polka Dot Images What is Helicobacter pylori? The name refers to Helicobacter pylori a bacterium that can colonize the gastric mucosa. Often this causes no problems and there are no complaints. Nevertheless, Helicobacter pylori can favor the development of complications such as a stomach ulcer. Helicobacter infection can be treated with antibiotics. […]

Leukemia (blood cancer): What evidence is there?

21 October 2017
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© Jupiter Images / iStockphoto www.krebshilfe.de German Cancer Aid wants to help patients and their families. Therefore it promotes "Projects to improve the prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, medical care and psychosocial care, including cancer support", A main concern is to provide information about cancer. www.kinderkrebsstiftung.de The German Childhood Cancer Foundation is to improve as […]

Lyme disease (Lyme borreliosis)

21 October 2017
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© Jupiterimages / Hemera Lyme disease (Lyme disease) develops slowly and passes through various stages. Early treatment with antibiotics is essential to avoid further complications. What is Lyme disease?Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne infectious disease in Europe. Triggers are certain bacteria, called Borrelia. How common disease occurring in Germany, can only be estimated, […]

Scabies (Scabies): unbearable itching by itch mites

21 October 2017
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© iStock In scabies the incubation period (i.e. the time from the transmission up to the formation of the skin disease) normally some weeks. If many itch mites transferred, it sometimes takes only a few days until the first symptoms. Hygiene and health of the immune system play a crucial role in itch for the […]

Parkinson: dopamine deficiency in the brain

21 October 2017
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© Jupiter Images / iStockphoto Facts about Parkinson Parkinson's is one of the most common diseases of the nervous system: ... www.kompetenznetz-parkinson.deThe Competence Network Parkinson's disease is a by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) funded national project with the aim of research and supply activities to optimize. www.parkinson-selbsthilfe.deInformation from the German Parkinson […]

Pneumonia: About infection, symptoms and treatment

21 October 2017
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© Jupiter Images / iStockphoto In the lung is the vital gas exchange was: The oxygen passes from the breathing air into the blood, while the by-product carbon dioxide passes from the blood into the breathing air. Is the breathing by a disease such as pneumonia impaired, this can lead to life threatening situation to […]

Conjunctiva (conjunctivitis)

21 October 2017
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© iStock Pinkeye (conjunctivitis) is extremely contagious, if it was caused by bacteria or viruses. They very often affects children and infants, as they often touch and with his hands in the face spread the pathogen that. Conjunctivitis seen Duch typical symptoms such as red eyes, burning eyes, itching and sticky eyes by secretions. What […]

Hand, foot and mouth disease: What helps and how long it is contagious?

21 October 2017
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© Jupiterimages / Digital Vision The hand, foot and mouth disease is a very common but usually harmless infectious disease of the skin that affects children under ten years especially. Triggers include viruses. The name of hand, foot and mouth disease is derived from the symptoms: it caused blisters on the palms and soles of […]

Hernia (inguinal) – predominantly Männersache

21 October 2017
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© iStock The hernia (hernia) is the most common hernia (hernia) at all three out of four hernias occur in the groin. Typical signs of this is a swelling in the groin, which is usually easy to see and to feel. On hernia is a hernia - a hernia so - in the bar: A […]

Colonoscopy (colonoscopy): Preparation

21 October 2017
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In the colonoscopy (colonoscopy) the preparation is for a complete defecation to care. This means: Thus, the preparation runs on the colonoscopy in detail: round 24 hours before the deadline for colonoscopy preparation starts - from then you must no flatulent or indigestible food consume more. If the investigation (as usual) takes place in the […]

Oils and fats (lipids)

21 October 2017
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© Jupiterimages / Pixland Fats include not only carbohydrates and proteins (proteins) to the basic building blocks of our daily diet. Nevertheless fats have a bad reputation - they are considered fattening and should do even sick in the long run. But without the fat man could not survive. Fats, fachsprachlich called lipids, fulfill many […]

Developing embryo / fetus

21 October 2017
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© Jupiter Images / iStockphoto After fertilization, the embryo consists of only a few cells that are not visible to the naked eye - about nine months later a finished little person this has developed, which is about 51 centimeters tall and 3,400 grams. The overview shows the development of height and weight in the […]

You have to take an antibiotic for a greenish nasal mucus?

21 October 2017
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© Jupiter Images / iStockphoto There is something disgusting already: The handkerchief shows after blowing your nose yellowish-greenish tracks - whether the appearance, the common cold patient feels one more piece sicker. Because this color alarmed many. According to the motto "that must be pus - yellow or even green" grab the listener to make […]

Ascites (abdominal dropsy): What is it?

21 October 2017
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© iStock Ascites is the medical term for ascites, which is colloquially often referred to as water in the abdomen or water belly. Thus, the waist circumference may be considerably larger. So that the ascites is a form of edema, which as much as swelling means edema caused by the fact that liquid emerges from […]

Hymen (hymen)

21 October 2017
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© Jupiter Images / iStockphoto Many people believe that the hymen (hymen) closes the vagina completely - but in fact it surrounds the vaginal opening as a kind of elastic hem. The hymen is - anatomically - a small piece of the mucous membrane, which is about one to two centimeters behind the vaginal opening […]

Burning eyes (eyestrain)

21 October 2017
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© Jupiterimages / Fuse Burning eyes can harmless causes have that (usually) disappear on their own again. Eyestrain is sometimes also expressed different Diseases, the need of treatment. Therefore, you should definitely go to the doctor if you longer time suffer from eyestrain and other methods of discomfort or pain. Your doctor can find out […]

Broken rib (rib fracture): typical symptoms

21 October 2017
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occur in a broken rib (rib fracture) these symptoms often on: Depending on where the rib fracture is exactly, but it may also be that little or no pain. If more than three broken ribs on the same side (serial rib fracture), the wall of the chest may be unstable and to a so-called paradoxical […]

Seborrheic dermatitis (seborrheic dermatitis): What you should know

21 October 2017
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© iStock As seborrheic eczema or seborrheic dermatitis is called an inflammatory skin disease, which is common in babies in the first months of life and in adult men. Typical of seborrheic dermatitis are brown red stains and greasy-looking, yellow crusts on the skin.  The good news: A seborrheic dermatitis is usually harmless and non-infectious! […]

Intercourse (coitus, coitus)

21 October 2017
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© Jupiterimages / Pixland Sexual intercourse, coitus, make love, have sex: Sexual intercourse has many names - from funny to romantic to pejorative. In the true sense is meant by sexual intercourse all sexual contacts in which the erect penis into the vagina or anus of their partner is introduced or where it comes to […]

Cold prevention: the best tips

21 October 2017
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© iStock Runny nose, cough, hoarseness - the common cold is back. And no one is immune to it. Runny nose, aching limbs, especially in the fall and in the winter, millions of people plagued with the consequences of viral infection. Many wonder therefore: How to prevent a cold? Some sweat regularly in the sauna, […]

Pain in the hand: Causes

21 October 2017
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For pain in the hand, there are numerous causes: often hang these causes with a overload hands together: Most people claim their hands in everyday life, and in many professions as well as in sports very strong. Especially when carrying and lifting, while writing on the keyboard or playing tennis there is a risk of […]

Blackheads (comedones): Not just a problem Puberty

21 October 2017
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© Jupiter Images / iStockphoto Blackheads should not simply express it - this is familiar to many people. However, some victims are led again and again to push uninhibited and squeeze - and make the first small skin problem with it may only be a great one. But what exactly are blackheads and above all, […]

Complementary feeding recipes and Breifahrplan

21 October 2017
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© iStock In the first few months your baby should be fed exclusively on breast milk or infant formula. But in the 6th month it needs more for its growth: only then finely pureed lumpy porridge, called complementary foods. Complementary food recipes are simple nachzukochen - also because babies love the pure taste of fruits […]

Iodine: iodine deficiency

21 October 2017
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Iodine deficiency occurs when you over a long period too little iodine consumes. Since the 1990s, however, was the Iodine supply in Germany be improved: Most households now use iodized salt, and in industrial food and animal feed production it is used. The symptoms an iodine deficiency are varied. He often leads to an enlargement […]

Frederick Banting and Charles Best

21 October 2017
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Sir Frederick Grant Banting Charles Herbert Best Frederick Banting and Charles Best, the discoverer of the antidiabetic hormone insulin. Within just four years, they solved the main problem of insulin isolation and were able to complete the application in the human experiment. so they laid the foundations for a therapy that helps diabetics to live […]

Urine tests: pH

21 October 2017
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Changed urine values ​​may indicate a disease. In a healthy person the urine is at a pH value of about 6.0 (normal range 4.8 to 7.6) slightly acidic. If the pH value of the urine is very high (greater than 8) and at the same time contains nitrite, which is not normally found in urine, […]

Emphysema – if the lung is inflated

21 October 2017
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© iStock an essential role. © iStock In emphysema (alveoli) backs up into small alveoli, the air we breathe, until they eventually "burst" and larger bubbles "merge", stuck in rare cases occupational causes behind emphysema - for example if the person concerned for a long time At least with dusts and chemical substances sufferers have chronic bronchitis […]

Ovarian cyst (ovarian)

21 October 2017
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© Jupiter Images / iStockphoto An ovarian cyst (ovarian cyst) is a surrounded by a capsule, bag-like tumor on the ovary. It is filled with a thin or thick liquid contents. Ovarian cysts are benign for the most part. Most ovarian cysts are so-called functional cysts. Functional cysts can body's hormones arising out of the […]

Phenylketonuria (PKU)

21 October 2017
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© Jupiter Images / iStockphoto Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a disease of metabolism, in which accumulates a certain protein component in the body. This disturbs primarily brain development. However, timely and consistent treatment, the affected children develop normal. Phenylketonuria is innate and is caused by heredity. In Germany is about 1 in 10,000 children with phenylketonuria […]

Allergy: If the immune system overreacts

21 October 2017
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© Jupiter Images / iStockphoto the body begins to respond to an antigen with an exaggerated, allergic response, it becomes the allergen. The allergy of type III (Immune complex reaction) is - as well as Type II allergy - to the antibody-mediated allergic reactions in which IgG and IgM antibodies are involved. It is characteristic of the […]

Health check-up: study

21 October 2017
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The health check-up includes several investigations. After the detailed discussion of the Full status is detected. This includes the following physical examinations: By the doctor heart and lungs with a stethoscope listening and blood pressure and heart rate measures, it can, for example, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and high blood pressure (hypertension) identify or […]

Anal discomforts (After complaints)

21 October 2017
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© Jupiter Images / iStockphoto Of the anal canal forms the transition between intestines and rectum. It is located between the output of the intestine, anus (After) and the rectum (rectal), a part of the rectum. The anal area is very sensitive, it has, for example, numerous pain receptors. The folded skin around the anus […]

Wisdom teeth: must point them out

21 October 2017
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© Jupiterimages / Digital Vision The wisdom teeth (dens molaris tertius) show usually only after the age of 16, sometimes much later. If a wisdom tooth "breaks through" and becomes visible in the mouth, it can be quite painful, especially when it comes to a tooth in the lower jaw. If all wisdom teeth are […]

Iron: Iron-containing foods

21 October 2017
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Depending on the type and composition of the dietary iron is different well used by the body - that is, the so-called bioavailability of iron varies depending on the food group. So iron is absorbed well from animal food by the body. Vegetable iron (vegetables, salads and fruit) is added, however, poor in the gut. […]

tuberculosis

21 October 2017
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© Jupiter Images / iStockphoto Tuberculosis (TB) - formerly known as consumption - is a chronic infectious disease that primarily affects the lungs. After the number of cases in Germany have for many years been steadily declining, they rise for a while again. This is mainly due to the increasing mobility of people and migration. […]

Perforation: A medical emergency

21 October 2017
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© Jupiterimages / BananaStock Is so severely damaged the stomach wall that it breaks, it is called a gastric perforation (stomach perforation). There is the danger that the stomach contents into the peritoneal cavity passes (open perforation). Usually a gastric perforation occurs as a result of stomach ulcers. An open gastric perforation is a medical […]

Hyperventilation, hyperventilation syndrome – what is it?

21 October 2017
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© Jupiter Images / iStockphoto Hyperventilation is impaired respiratory regulation: people who hyperventilate, breathing faster and deeper than it is physically necessary - usually without being aware of it. Hyperventilation syndrome refers to by this measure symptom group. The hyperventilation may be on the variety of body functions impact. Comes about the hyperventilation syndrome characterized […]

menstrual disorders

21 October 2017
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© Jupiter Images / iStockphoto Some form of menstrual disorders known to almost every woman: either the period starts too early or stays off, it enters a too strong or too weak menstrual period, or there is spotting or bleeding between periods. Menstruation sets in for most girls between 12 and 15 years of age. […]

Angelman syndrome

21 October 2017
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© Jupiter Images / iStockphoto Angelman syndrome is a rare congenital, hereditary (genetic) disorder in which the physical and mental development is delayed. Affected children show a characteristic appearance, which has resulted mainly in English-speaking countries to describe Happy Puppet Syndrome (Engl. = Puppet doll puppet). Children with Angelman syndrome typically have a happy facial […]

Pregnancy & shy; test: When does a pregnancy test is unique?

21 October 2017
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The urine pregnancy test should be applied at least 14 days after possible conception or after the missed period. Nevertheless, there are false negatives now and then - with a negative result, you should repeat the test or after a few days consult on safety your gynecologist. False-positive results occur, but extremely rare. The blood […]

Anal fissure (after cracking): What to do?

21 October 2017
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© iStock In an anal fissure (After tear) is an elongated crack in the lining of the anal canal. This is the final part of the rectum, which opens into the anus. In most cases, an anal fissure is about a half to one centimeter long.  Typical symptoms of anal fissure are severe stabbing pain […]

Diarrhea: Frequent mistakes: Misconception 2: Coke and pretzel sticks are good for diarrhea

21 October 2017
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Anyone who has diarrhea, lose a lot electrolytes (E.g., sodium, potassium) and water. the body receives these insufficient returns that can be Circulation problems to lead. Many people engage in diarrhea back to home remedies Coke and pretzel sticks, as they believe, to return her body on the sweet liquid and salt lost substances again. […]

Uterine & shy; inflammation (cervicitis, endometritis, myometritis): Symptoms

21 October 2017
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In a uterine infection, the symptoms differ, depending on whether only the Cervix (cervicitis) or the lining of the uterus (endometritis) and the uterine muscle (myometritis) ignites are. Similar to the vaginal infections occur at a uterine infection that is confined to the cervix (cervicitis), often mild symptoms such as increased vaginal discharge on. The […]

Muscle strain: Treatment

21 October 2017
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In cases of suspected muscle strain - such as when you feel suddenly a drawing and a sense of tension in the thigh or in the calf during sports - you should abort any sports activity immediately. Otherwise, you risk more serious muscle injuries such as a torn muscle.  Ideally, the treatment of a muscle […]

Headaches in pregnancy

21 October 2017
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© Jupiter Images / iStockphoto Many women suffer particularly in the first three months of pregnancy from frequent headaches. The bad news: Especially in this time you should give up drugs. The good news: As of the second trimester is it mostly a lot better. Nevertheless, you need to headaches in pregnancy not suffer in […]

Periostitis in sports: shin splints & Co.

21 October 2017
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© iStock A periostitis (periostitis) can be very painful. Many athletes have to deal with it. Particularly common in the shin is affected. Who wants to prevent a bone inflammation becomes chronic, should especially do one thing: take a break for a while exercising. Periostitis is an acute or chronic inflammation of bone skin (periosteum). […]

14th week of pregnancy (pregnancy & shy; week)

21 October 2017
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© iStock In the 14th week of pregnancy (SSW) fetus is about 7.1 centimeters. He can now already sucking his thumb and grab the umbilical cord and play with it. About starting this week, it makes sense to start with a light sport for you During the further pregnancy and are ready for the birth. […]

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