acute infections

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 Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)?

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a condition in which your menstrual cycle changes and sometimes hinders the prolongation of your normal menstrual cycle. While both PMS and PMDD have physical and emotional symptoms, PMDD causes extreme mood swings that can disrupt your daily life. To be diagnosed with PMDD, symptoms must have been present most

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What Is Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)?

While one can joke about it or take it lightly, premenstrual syndrome, or what might be called PMS, is an official syndrome consisting of symptoms related to the monthly menstrual cycle. PMS refers to the physical, psychological and behavioral symptoms that occur during this time. PMS is extremely common and affects three out of four

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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 A Panic Attack?

Panic attacks can occur at any time, but the potential to have one can worry those with panic disorder about when the next will occur. Panic attacks are usually characterized by a sense of loss of control, even if there is no real danger. In a panic attack, it is common for the person to

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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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What Is Behavioral Addiction?

Behavioral addiction is an addiction to an activity that has nothing to do with alcohol or drug use. It is characterized by non-substance-related behaviors and the ability to experience negative consequences of these behaviors. One of the main problems associated with the conceptualization of behavioral addiction is the fact that, almost every activity is defined

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