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Bernice Clark
Hemochromatosis, the silent killer

Blood testThanks to the fast life we live today it's not unusual to feel extreme fatigue and weakness. And you might think you must be anemic and you buy iron supplements in a pharmacy. If you did that without consulting a doctor first, you might just gave yourself a push toward hemochromatosis.

Behcet's, an enigma after decades of research

Behcet'sIn the last two decades numerous extensive studies have been conducted to reveal the nature of Behcet's disease, a relapsing inflammatory disorder, that is still an enigma for doctors and researchers, which makes it one of the hardest diseases to recognize.

Addison's disease

Addison's diseaseThere are many endocrine glands in the body such as the pituitary gland, thyroid, thymus, the pancreas and adrenal glands. Hormones are dominant, and it only requires a small amount of them to cause significant changes throughout the body.

Developmental dysplasia of the hip

Developmental dysplasia of the hipEach newborn baby is carefully examined within 24 hours of birth for signs of problems or complications. One of the first things your doctor will do is to check the flexibility and mobility of the arms, legs, and hips to see whether the newborn has dislocated hips.

Galactosemia

GalactoseThere are three types of food allergies related to milk: a milk allergy, an allergy to some proteins in milk; lactose intolerance, the inability to digest lactose, a sugar found in milk and milk products; and there's galactosemia, a rare inherited health condition when the body can't process galactose, another type of sugar, from the food and it builds up in the blood.

Primum non nocere

Unnecessary proceduresAccording to CDC, 2.5 million unnecessary procedures are performed annually in the US only. Although it may seem a big number, it's just 5.2% of 48 million surgical procedures in total.

Make a deal with your will and lose weight

Lose weightIf you came to the point that you have to lose weight, there are just three things you should keep in mind: how much you eat, when you eat and what you eat - in that order.

The loop of obesity

ObesityA statement that excessive food intake and endocrine dysfunction play a profound role in obesity is just partially true. More often obesity is the cause of endocrine dysfunction rather than the other way around.

Diagnosis: Cancer

Diagnosing cancerAfter first emotions are settled down, you maybe learned that cancer runs in your family. You learned that your neighbour with the same diagnosis died recently, and your friend's friend with poor diagnosis survived.

Cancer: Introduction, Part II

CancerSome tumours show tendency to spread in certain tissues, such as lung cancer, breast cancer, thyroid and prostate cancer. Such behaviour can be explained by favourable environment for metastases growth and by circulatory conditions.

Cancer: Introduction, Part I

CancerWhile cancer is by definition malignant, a tumour can be benign, pre-malignant, or malignant, or can represent a lesion without any cancerous potential whatsoever. How the particular tumour will grow depends on its type and localization.

Enzymes

EnzymesPut two persons of the same age and weight on the same diet, and they will lose their weight differently. How's that possible? The answer hides in genetics and - enzymes.

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