Diseases And Conditions
Health care is essential in all stages of life. Nonetheless, when we travel to another country or continent, we are more prone to acquire the characteristic illnesses of the places we visit. We’ve put together this information so you fully know the diseases and conditions that most commonly affect our country.
What is Dengue Fever? Learn about it´s symptoms, prevention, tests and treatment
The dengue fever (and the dengue hemorrhagic fever) is a viral disease that is spread to people through the bite of an infected mosquito of the Aedes species. Similarly to the Flu, dengue fever can affect both adults and children. Dengue symptoms usually appear four days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. Fortunately, even though there is no medical treatment that can cure the dengue fever, prompt and timely treatment is effective in managing and controlling its symptoms. Finally, although it’s sad to say, dengue fever cases have been increasing greatly over the past decade around the world. Read more and learn all about this disease, how to prevent it, how it spreads, and how it can be treated.
What is the flu? and ten things to know about it
The flu is a trivial disease, we all seem to know its symptoms and to a certain point, how to treat it. However, what happens when there are severe flu complications and the risk of death? Don’t let the flu become a grave illness during winter. Discover relevant information about the flu, its symptoms, the flu shot and much more.
Cerebrovascular incidents, like stroke, are one of the leading causes of deaths and disability worldwide. But, did you know that 80% of strokes could be prevented by monitoring the risk factors? Discover here the symptoms and the best measures to prevent them. If you or your loved one are experiencing a stroke please seek immediate medical assistance.
Pneumonia is an inflammation of the pulmonary tissue. It is caused by multiple microorganisms, viruses, bacteria and fungi. It affects most children and seniors, and one common cause for pneumonia is the Influenza virus. Here we give you the measures you can take to prevent pneumonia and if you have it what can you do to treat it.
A heart attack, or cardiac arrest, is caused when a blood clot blocks one of the coronary arteries, which transports blood and oxygen to the heart. But, who’s at risk? Can I prevent a heart attack? What can I do if I’m having a heart attack? Learn here all there is to know about heart attacks, prevention, symptoms, risk factors, and treatment.
Diarrhea is defined as the bowel movement of loose or liquid feces. It’s an infectious symptom of the digestive tract, which can be caused by various bacterial organisms, viruses, or parasites. This disease is the second major cause of death in children under five. Learn here about the actions that can help you prevent diarrhea.
Cancer is the name given to the condition where abnormal cells multiply in uncontrollable growth and reach nearby tissues. It’s the second leading cause of death globally and it’s known for not being just one disease, but multiple different diseases. Here you will find information about this illness, symptoms, risk factors and treatment options.
Breast Cancer is the most frequent type of cancer that affects women all around the world. In 2018, the estimated amount of deaths by breast cancer raised to 627,000 women, almost 15% of all cancer deaths among women. Learn all about this totally preventable disease here; what it is, what causes it, and the risk factors.
Human Papilloma Virus Infection
The Human Papillomavirus, also known as HPV, is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STI) in the world. Did you know that most sexually active women and men will be infected? Find out here how you can prevent HPV and how you can stop it before it turns into the deadly disease that is Cervical Cancer.
This sexually transmitted disease can infect both men and women. Gonorrhea is very common, especially in young people aged 15 to 24 years. It is probable that an infected person does not present any symptoms. However, it’s very painful if not treated immediately and correctly. But did know you gonorrhea can be totally avoided? Find out here how.
Salmonella, also known as typhoid fever, is a pathogen that affects animals and it’s acquired orally by ingesting the affected source and/or its products inducing and infection called salmonellosis. Here you can learn more about this bacteria, its symptoms, prevention, treatment and recommendations. to not spread the bacteria to others.
Epilepsy is a chronic brain disorder that affects people of all ages all over the world. It’s the fourth most common neurological disorder and it is characterized by seizures with involuntary movements that can partially impact the body. Discover here the type of epilepsy that affect 6 out of 10 people, the risk factors and the treatment.
Zika is a virus-caused infection transmitted by mosquitoes that usually live in your own house. One out of four people may not develop symptoms, but does who do are at great risk, especially pregnant women. Here we give you sustancial information about how you can avoid your exposure to the zika mosquito and what can you do to minimize the symptoms.
Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a chronic metabolic illness that occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body does not effectively use the insulin it produces. Meaning your body is not using the energy from what you eat. It can be inherited or acquired. Find out here about the different types, symptoms and an ideal diet.
Depression is a psychiatric disease that has a major impact on today’s population, increasing the attention of both the authorities and the healthcare sector. It’s also call Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and there are no specific symptoms or signs that characterize this disorder. So how can you identified if you have it? Find out here.
According to the World Health Organization, 235 million people worldwide suffer from asthma, a chronic inflammatory disease that creates respiratory problems. This is the most common illness in children, makes breathing difficult and causes lots of coughing. Learn here more about the prevention, symptoms and treatment options.