@arata People with gout often experience stigma from the societal misconception that gout is a condition caused by dietary habits and an unhealthy lifestyle, a view which is also pervasive among healthcare professionals and in portrayals of gout in lay media
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RE: Genetics Drive Gout Risk Far More Than Diet
RE: Monkeypox Treatment in Limited Supply as Cases Soar
@torsha Many doctors learned in medical school that monkeypox is a mild disease that goes away on its own, and many people have said that about this outbreak as well. But the reality on the ground is a lot of people with this infection are really suffering, and some actually may be at risk for permanent damage and scarring
Three Stages to COVID-19 Brain Damage, New Review Suggests
A new review outlines a three-stage classification of the impact of COVID-19 on the central nervous system and recommends hospitalized patients with the virus all undergo MRI to flag potential neurologic damage and inform postdischarge monitoring. In stage 1, viral damage is limited to epithelial cells of the nose and mouth, and in stage 2 blood clots that form in the lungs may travel to the brain, leading to stroke. In stage 3, the virus crosses the blood–brain barrier and invades the brain.
RE: Evidence Growing That Eczema Itch More Than Skin Deep
@kanupriya Atopic dermatitis, a form of eczema, is far more than just itching skin. The condition cycles through flares and remissions and can take over the entire body, leading to discomfort and inflammation. In fact, the root of "eczema" is a Greek word for boiling, which is an apt description of the burning inflammation and itching people experience. Eczema affects about one in five children, some of whom show signs of it shortly after birth. Genetic variants can increase susceptibility.
RE: Dermatologist-Led Model for CVD Prevention in Psoriasis May Be Feasible, Survey Results Suggest
@champa The clinician survey focused on lipids and statin use, and did not address other elements of risk management. Still, the researchers see their findings as an early but promising step in finding better models to improve cardiovascular outcomes for patients with psoriatic disease, who too often do not engage with their PCPs despite their increased risk of CVD and a higher risk of premature mortality from CVD.
I have got ring worms in the groin region, how to treat this?
Hello, I am 34 years old. Recently I have found out that I have got ring worms in the groin region, how to treat this? It is creating itchiness and also becoming red in color. It sometimes become unbearable. Please recommend some effective therapy for me.
RE: My heart burns frequently, what to do?
@prabir To know why heartburn happens, it can help to understand how your esophagus and stomach work. When you eat, the food passes down a long tube that connects your mouth and stomach. This tube is called the esophagus. At the bottom of the esophagus is a valve, called the esophageal sphincter. This valve opens to let food through and then closes to keep your stomach contents down. Inside your stomach is a very strong acidic mixture that starts the process of breaking down your food (digestion). Your stomach is designed to hold this mixture. However, your esophagus isn’t able to hold this mixture without getting hurt. Sometimes, the valve that separates your stomach and esophagus doesn’t close properly, and some of the acidic mixture from your stomach goes back up the esophagus. This is called reflux. When you have reflux, you’ll often feel the burning sensation that’s heartburn. In most cases, heartburn can be treated at home with over-the-counter medications and changes to lifestyle habits that cause the feeling. Occasional heartburn is common and is typically not serious. However, if you have frequent and severe heartburn, reach out to your healthcare provider. This could be a sign of a chronic condition like GERD. GERD can lead to other serious conditions like esophagitis, Barrett’s esophagus and even cancer. Sometimes, your doctor may want to do an endoscopy to check for underlying medication conditions. An endoscopy is the examination of your digestive tract with a lighted flexible instrument. Over-the-counter medications for heartburn typically include antacids and acid blockers.
Silicosis- how to cure?
A 28 year-old man with no history of smoking, presented to the emergency department with symptoms of cough, which was initially dry with increased intensity for the past 6 months and progressive breathlessness for 8 months, which had increased for 1 week and diffuse chest pain, which was more on the left side. There was no history of fever, haemoptysis, joint pain or skin rashes. He had received antituberculosis treatment 1 year ago for 6 months, which was started based on radiological findings. He had worked in a stone crushing factory 2 years ago for 1 year; 7–8 h/day.