Essays Tagged: "Inflammation"


ECZEMAWHAT IS ECZEMA? Eczema is a category of skin disease that is characterized byinflammation, itching, dry scaly skin, and in severe cases, small fluid filledblisters and insomnia. ... esigned anti-inflammatory medicines thatare used to bring eczema under control quickly. They soothe inflammation anditching, reduce the risk of infection, and help the skin heal. Topical steroids area ...

(3 pages) 96 2 3.3 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases


n to ten days. Some complications includedeafness (usually only in one ear), arthritis, meningitis (inflammation of brain membranes) and pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas). One of every four ... ation of the pancreas). One of every four male adults with the virus will develop orchtis,which is inflammation of the testes. Sometimes females will have inflammation of the ovaries. Extremely rare ...

(1 pages) 38 0 3.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Digestive system, Heartburn

HeartburnHeartburn is the inflammation of the esophagus. It is also known as pyrosis. The major cause of heartburn is reflux. ...

(2 pages) 81 0 4.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Abortion should not be legalized

used she could suffer dangerous side effects. Many complications are common after an abortion, like inflammation of the reproductive organs. As well, there is strong evidence that abortion increases t ...

(3 pages) 70 0 3.0 Sep/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

Thesis paper on anabolic-androgenic steroids.

sical side effects.Steroids were first developed for medical purposes. They are used in controlling inflammation, strengthening weakened hearts, preventing conception, and alleviating symptoms of arth ...

(5 pages) 131 0 3.4 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

The aetiology, current and potential treatments of multiple sclerosis

from MS, an inflammatory response is evoked in the white matter of the central nervous system. This inflammation occurs in random patches called ?laques? Subsequent to the plaque formation, myelin (a ... te lesions by their very nature are inflammatory, and exhibit infiltration of cells associated with inflammation, namely T- and B-lymphocytes, and macrophages. The macrophages will often contain the d ...

(28 pages) 155 1 4.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Chron's disease

CHRON'S DISEASEWhat Is Chron's DiseaseCrohn's Disease is a chronic disorder that causes an inflammation of the deep layers of the intestinal wall and may continue to come back throughout the ... isease depends on the location and if there's any complications. The treatments are to help control inflammation, correct nutritional deficiencies, and relieve symptoms like abdominal pain, diarrhea, ...

(1 pages) 65 1 1.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Report on asthma and its causes and effects.

in severe attacks, asthma may result in death. Asthma most commonly refers to bronchial asthma, an inflammation of the airways, but the term is also used to refer to cardiac asthma, which develops wh ... s in pitch; breathing ccomines difficult; and coughing produces thick, stringy mucus. As the airway inflammation prevents some of the oxygen rich air from reaching the alveoli, the cells of the body s ...

(4 pages) 168 0 5.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

An essay discussing the increased risk of asthma in obese people.

er cent more likely to have asthma symptoms. They suggested that the increased weight might lead to inflammation in the respiratory tract, which could be the key factor in inducing asthma. Asthma, a r ...

(2 pages) 68 0 2.5 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Disease States Involving Disturbances of Haemostasis. (Nursing Project)

ets causing vasoconstriction.Histamine is released subsequent to tissue damage by mast cells in the inflammation process and has a vasodilator effect.TXA2 also produces vasoconstriction as mentioned l ...

(8 pages) 75 0 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

West Nile Virus

in Egypt in the 1950s. The virus became recognized as a cause of severe human meningoencephalitis (inflammation of the spinal cord and brain) in elderly patients during an outbreak in Israel in 1957. ... sk for West Nile Virus.Cause of disease:West Nile Virus is an "arbovirus" that causes encephalitis (inflammation to the brain). Blood-feeding insects such as mosquitoes transmit these viruses. Mosquit ...

(4 pages) 141 8 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Laughter Therapy

es of hardy laughter could produce two hours of pain free sleep. Blood samples also showed that his inflammation level was lowered after the humour treatments. Eventually Norman Cousins was able to co ...

(2 pages) 79 1 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

About Gingivitis

Gingivitis is a disease that occurs in the mouth and is due to lack of oral care. Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gums around the teeth because of bacteria buildup. Not brushing your teeth leave ... ingivitis is blood on your toothbrush after you are done brushing your teeth. Another symptom is an inflammation of the gums or dark red gums or gum lines. Other signs may be: gums that have been pull ...

(3 pages) 45 1 3.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Foods That Protect You from Stroke

ving fish at least twice a week. This will lower it by another 7%. The omega three oils help reduce inflammation in the arteries. Plus help stop the danger of blood clots. Also, women who eat vegetabl ...

(2 pages) 26 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases


wo fairly common causes of hypothyroidism. The first is a result of previous (or currently ongoing) inflammation of the thyroid gland which leaves a large percentage of the cells of the thyroid damage ... d failure is called autoimmune thyroiditis (also called Hashimoto's thyroiditis), a form of thyroid inflammation caused by the patient's own immune system. The second major cause is the broad category ...

(4 pages) 49 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Tendinitis Report

TENDINITISTendonitis is an inflammation or irritation of a tendon. A tendon is any of the thick fibrous cords that attach the m ... s located just above the heel. However, in many cases, medication and rest will reduce the pain and inflammation. This may be the only treatment you need. You can also prevent yourself from getting te ... at may be causing the problem.The goals of tendonitis treatment are to relieve your pain and reduce inflammation. Often, simple home treatment, which includes rest, ice and over-the-counter pain relie ...

(4 pages) 30 1 4.6 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Dermal Pharmacology Skin Disorders

so it becomes irritant and causesacne.Non-infective dermatitisThe term 'dermatitis' simply means an inflammation of the skin. When the condition is due tocontact with a substance at work it is called ... r atopic eczema.Atopic Dermatitis or Atopic EczemaThe word "atopic" refers to a tendency for excess inflammation in the skin, linings of thenose, and lungs. It often runs in families. These families m ...

(9 pages) 62 0 4.5 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Chooseing a plant that has had an important impact on people. Discuss how the plant has affected human culture.

sed when the bulbs are crushed or chopped. These active ingredients have been shown to help prevent inflammation and oxidation, and since diseases, such as, cardiovascular and arthritis have been link ... idation, and since diseases, such as, cardiovascular and arthritis have been linked to an excess of inflammation and oxidation it makes sense that researchers would connect the two.Studies have shown ...

(1 pages) 23 0 4.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Curry Aids Alzheimers Disease and it's growing problem against our elderly ones health, this is a book report on an article from the UCLA times

p on nerve cells. This plaque consists of aggregated fibrils of amyloid, a proteinaceous substance. Inflammation has been found to cause the aggregation of amyloid; therefore anti-inflammatory agents ...

(3 pages) 33 0 5.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

"My Kinsman, Major Molineux"

requested to dispense with an account of the train of circumstances, that had caused much temporary inflammation of the popular mind."(Baym 1223). This setting is essential in understanding the action ...

(6 pages) 20 0 0.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American