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What Is Asthma? Symptoms of Asthma: Shortness of Breath, Chest Tightness, and More. Asthma is characterized by inflammation of the bronchial tubes with increased production of sticky secretions inside the tubes.

Symptoms of Asthma: Shortness of Breath, Chest Tightness, and More

People with asthma experience symptoms when the airways tighten, inflame, or fill with mucus. Common asthma symptoms include: Directory of Open Access Journals. Harsh, Critical Parenting May Lead to Anxiety Disorder Symptoms. Patient Voices: Eating Disorders - Interactive Feature. U.S.

Patient Voices: Eating Disorders - Interactive Feature

Edition Health Guide Inside Health FacebookTwitterGoogle+EmailShare Patient Voices: Eating Disorders. Secretly starving: inside the virtual world of anorexia. I got diagnosed with my eating disorder at the age of nine.

Secretly starving: inside the virtual world of anorexia

I remember playing tag in the schoolyard with my friends and running around because I wanted to lose weight. I remember throwing out food in class. When celebrating my birthday, I never wanted a cake; I wanted healthy snacks and told everybody that I didn’t like sweets. By the age of 10, I had already invented lies about food allergies. I became a vegetarian and decided that I wasn’t allowed sugar. International Classification of Diseases (ICD) HealthMap. Choosing Wisely Videos. Skin Allergy Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment & Management. Skin Allergy Overview Irritated skin can be caused by a variety of factors.

Skin Allergy Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment & Management

These include immune system disorders, medications and infections. When an allergen is responsible for triggering an immune system response, then it is an allergic skin condition. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) Eczema is the most common skin condition, especially in children. Mixed Conditionals. An Upper-Intermediate lesson on mixed conditionals A conditional consist of two clauses: the condition or if-clause and the main or result clause.

Mixed Conditionals

Depending on the meaning we try to convey we have many different conditionals at our exposal to express ourselves clearly. We are going to look at two mixed conditionals that express unreal situations. Past Condition / Present Result The first one has a condition in the past and a present result. Medical Idioms. We all get sick from time to time, so it is a good idea to learn some idioms that you may hear on a visit to the doctors or in general conversation; or you may find the idioms useful to use yourself.

Medical Idioms

Thyroid Disorders: Learn About Symptoms and Treatment. Thyroid Disease Thyroid Disease Symptoms and Signs Thyroid disease is a common problem that can cause symptoms because of over- or under-function of the thyroid gland.

Thyroid Disorders: Learn About Symptoms and Treatment

The thyroid gland is an essential organ for producing thyroid hormones, which maintain are body metabolism. The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck below the Adam's apple. Thyroid disease can also sometimes lead to enlargement of the thyroid gland in the neck, which can cause symptoms that are directly related to the increase in size of the organ (such as difficulty swallowing and discomfort in front of the neck). What are thyroid disorders? Thyroid disorders are conditions that affect the thyroid gland, a butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the neck. Paraphrasing techniques - OWLL - Massey University. Medical Education Online. Human Anatomy and Physiology video 3D animation. Reading-comprehension-using-passive. The Importance of Knowing What the Doctor Is Talking About. How often have you left a doctor’s office wondering just what you were told about your health, or what exactly you were supposed to be doing to relieve or prevent a problem?

The Importance of Knowing What the Doctor Is Talking About

If you are a typical patient, you remember less than half of what your doctor tries to explain. Whether you left school at 16 or have a doctorate; whether your annual income is in four figures or six; whether you are black, white, Hispanic, Asian or American Indian, chances are there have been many medical encounters that left you with less than optimal understanding about how you can improve or protect your health.

National studies have found that “health literacy” is remarkably low, with more than 90 million Americans unable to adequately understand basic health information. Section of Rheumatology - Internal Medicine - LSUHSC School of Medicine. Welcome!

Section of Rheumatology - Internal Medicine - LSUHSC School of Medicine

Rheumatology Cases - Clinical Cases - Resources for Faculty - Library Guides at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) Medical English online exercises and games. Course suitable for doctors, nurses and pharmacists. Assay definition - MedicineNet - Health and Medical Information Produced by Doctors. Medical Dictionary. View project resource. Ban doctors who can't speak English. The doctor gave him an injection and dialled 999 for an ambulance but the call took 10 minutes as he struggled to make himself clear.

Ban doctors who can't speak English

Mr Kiese died before reaching hospital. Dr Knapman delivered a verdict of misadventure and said the 999 call took "rather longer than would be expected, mostly due to the linguistic difficulties of the doctor being understood". Dr Knapman said that Dr Delvigne had problems with the nuances of the language, including using the word "sleeping" to describe being unconscious. He said he would write to the Health Secretary, Patricia Hewitt, to ask her to review legislation. Doctors from Europe have not had to prove reasonable English since 1981, when the then government abolished a language test as part of getting on to the medical register. Doctors from outside the European Economic Area, such as those from South East Asia, must still take the test.

The New England Journal of Medicine: Research & Review Articles on Disease & Clinical Practice. America's Blood Centers. Blood is the red fluid that circulates in our blood vessels, i.e.veins and arteries. The main function of blood is to act as the body’s transport system, but it also has a major role in the body’s defense against infection. There is no substitute for blood. It cannot be made or manufactured. Donors are the only source of blood for patients who need it. Nearly half the volume of blood consists of cells, which include red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.

Red cells, white cells and platelets are made in the marrow of bones, especially the vertebrae, ribs, hips, skull and sternum. Plasma is the liquid portion of your blood that transports water and nutrients to your body’s tissues. Red blood cells are disc-shaped cells containing hemoglobin, which enables the cells to pick up and deliver oxygen to all parts of the body, then pick up carbon dioxide and remove it from tissues.

White cells are the body's primary defense against infection.