What causes tonsillitis?
In most cases, tonsillitis is caused by a virus, such as the cold or flu. However, it can also be caused by an infection of the throat with bacteria, particularly streptococcal bacteria.
What does folliculitis look like?
Common symptoms of folliculitis include red bumps, clusters of pus-filled bumps, red skin, itchiness and crusting when the pus-filled bumps burst.
What increases the chances of developing arthritis?
In general, your risk of arthritis increases with age, weight, injury, or if you have a joint infection.
What is a common cold?
A common cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. The cold can cause a sore throat, a stuffy or runny nose, coughing and sneezing. A common cold is typically not very serious and gene…
What is esophageal cancer?
Esophageal cancer occurs when abnormal cells grow uncontrollably in the esophagus. The esophagus is the muscular tube that connects the mouth to the stomach, forming a part of the digestive system.
What is SIADH?
SIADH is a condition that occurs when your body makes too much antidiuretic hormone (ADH), also known as vasopressin. This substance controls the way your body retains or secretes water.
What is the portion or serving size of a food?
A serving size will vary between foods. Packaged foods will generally have the serving size printed on the Nutrition Information panel on the packaging. Using smaller plates, bowls and spoons is a sim…
What medications can cause obesity?
Some medications have been shown to increase weight gain. They include: medications for bipolar disorder (including lithium, clozapine and olanzapine); medications for type 2 diabetes (sulphonylureas …
What should I eat or drink if I have diarrhea?
Plain and basic foods, that are well cooked, that are low in dietary fiber are recommended. The 'BRATT' diet, which stands for bananas, rice, apple sauce, tea and toast is a useful diet to follow. Rem…
Are braces painful?
When braces are first fitted, they can cause irritation to the lips and cheeks, which can be painful. This will get better over time, and you will be given instructions on how to manage this. When the…
Are there different types of mole?
There are two main types of mole: common and atypical. Common moles are usually less than five millimeters across and brown, tan or pink in color. They can occur anywhere, but are most often found on …