Month: May 2020

Asperger's Syndrome

Asperger’s Syndrome in Adults: Symptoms | Definition | Facts | Testing

Understanding Asperger’s Symptoms in Adults What is Asperger’s syndrome? Asperger’s syndrome is a form of autism. Asperger’s syndrome was a unique diagnosis listed in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnosis and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) until 2013, when all forms of autism were combined under one umbrella diagnosis, autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Many doctors still use …

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Gastroenteritis

Gastroenteritis (Stomach Flu): Symptoms | Causes | Treatments

Gastroenteritis (“Stomach Flu”) When you have diarrhea and vomiting, you may say you have the “stomach flu.” These symptoms often are due to a condition called gastroenteritis. With gastroenteritis, your stomach and intestines are irritated and inflamed. The cause is typically a viral or bacterial infection. Symptoms of Gastroenteritis With gastroenteritis, the main symptoms you probably have are watery diarrhea and vomiting. You might also have stomach pain, …

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Health and Performance Benefits of Creatine

10 Health and Performance Benefits of Creatine Overview Creatine is a natural supplement used to boost athletic performance. It’s not only safe but also one of the world’s most popular and effective supplements for building muscle and strength. Here are 10 science-based benefits of creatine. 1. Helps muscle cells produce more energy Creatine supplements increase …

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Crohn's Disease

Crohn’s Disease: Symptoms | Causes | Treatment

Understanding Crohn’s Disease What is Crohn’s disease? Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. As many as 780,000 Americans have the condition, according to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation (CCF). More research on Crohn’s disease is necessary. Researchers aren’t sure how it begins, who is most likely to develop it, or how to best manage it. …

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VRE

VRE: Symptoms | Causes | Treatment

VRE (Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus) Overview VRE stands for vancomycin-resistant enterococcus. It’s an infection with bacteria that are resistant to the antibiotic called vancomycin. Enterococcus is a type of bacteria that normally lives in the intestines and the female genital tract. It usually doesn’t make us sick. However, sometimes it can cause infections in the: bloodstream urinary …

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Bullous Myringitis

Bullous Myringitis: Symptoms | Causes | Treatment

What Is Bullous Myringitis? Overview Bullous myringitis is a type of ear infection in which small, fluid-filled blisters form on the eardrum. These blisters usually cause severe pain. The infection is caused by the same viruses or bacteria that lead to other ear infections. However, bullous myringitis doesn’t cause fluid to build up behind the eardrum, like …

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Calamine Lotion

Calamine Lotion: Uses | Benefits | Application | Side Effects

Uses for Calamine Lotion and How to Apply Overview Calamine lotion is an over-the-counter (OTC) medication that’s used to treat mild itchiness, also called pruritus. It can also help dry out oozing skin irritations. This soothing pink lotion can help relieve the following skin conditions: reactions to poisonous plants, such as poison oak, poison ivy, and poison sumac insect …

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Kumquats

What Are Kumquats?

What Are Kumquats Good for and How Do You Eat Them? Overview A kumquat isn’t much bigger than a grape, yet this bite-sized fruit fills your mouth with a big burst of sweet-tart citrus flavor. In Chinese, kumquat means “golden orange.” They were originally grown in China. Now they’re also grown in several other countries, …

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