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What Is Hysteria?

Hysteria is a woman’s disease, a widespread disease in which women exhibit a variety of symptoms, including paralysis, convulsions, and suffocation. It is the first mental disorder attributed to women, first described in the second millennium BC by Freud and considered a female disease. American physicians treated the hysteria in the nineteenth century by diagnosing

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What Is Leprosy (Hansen’s Disease)?

Leprosy (Hansen’s Disease) is a chronic infectious disease that mainly affects young children and young adults in the USA and Canada. The disease is caused by a bacillus, a rod-shaped bacterium known as Mycobacterium leprae. Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by a microorganism that has a predilection for skin and nerves. The disease

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What Is Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)?

Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a term used to describe a neurological disorder that has similar symptoms. People with POTS feel tired and dizzy when they get up from their seated position, and their heart rate increases significantly. Most people diagnosed with POTS experience dizziness and nausea while standing, as well as nausea and

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What Is Toxoplasmosis?

Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by the parasite toxoplasma gondii and is usually transmitted by a parasite that enters the body through the mouth, for example by eating under cooked meat. Although most toxoplasmosis sufferers have no symptoms and do not require treatment, pregnant women should be aware of the risks associated with exposure to

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What Is Meningitis?

Meningitis is a condition in which the fluid in the cerebral spine (CSF), the thin membrane that covers the brain and spinal cord, swells. It is usually caused by a bacterial or viral infection that moves from the cerebral or spinal fluid (SFF) into the bloodstream. Bacterial meningitis is usually more severe and can lead

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What Is Lobotomy?

According to Encyclopedia Britannica, lobotomy (also called leucotomy) is a neurosurgical operation in which the connection between the prefrontal lobe and the brain is severed. It is said to be one of several surgeries that deliberately damage brain tissue to treat mental illness. Lobotomies have always been controversial and have only been performed in the

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What Is Pro Ana?

A young person who feels dissatisfied with his body and believes he may have symptoms of anorexia can type “anorexia” into a search engine and come across websites promoting the disease as a lifestyle. Websites full of images showing emaciated and unhealthily thin women, known as “Thinspo”, encourage extreme thinness. The written content and media

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What Is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a disease that often proves to be an age-related disease – all terms refer to more than 100 joint complaints – but it also affects young people of all kinds. The two most common forms are osteoarthritis, which is the most common cause of disability in the UK, and rheumatoid arthritis, a type

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What Is Dengue Fever?

Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne viral infection that can cause fever, headaches, muscle aches, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and other symptoms. Although most cases of dengue are relatively mild, even a mild infection can cause painful and debilitating symptoms. In rare cases, the disease can turn into severe dengue, known as “dengue fever,” which causes acute

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What Is Dystonia?

Dystonia is a disorder characterized by involuntary movements of the legs, arms or other body parts such as the knees, hips and ankles. There are several different forms of dystonia that can affect people of any age, gender, race, ethnicity, gender identity and sexual orientation, as well as physical and mental health. People with dystonia

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