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Movement Symptoms: Dyskinesia

Dyskinesias are involuntary, erratic, writhing movements of the face, arms, legs or trunk. They are often fluid and dance-like, but they may also cause rapid jerking or slow and extended muscle spasms. They are not a symptom of Parkinson's itself. Rather, they are a complication from some Parkinson's medications.

CDC Symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.

Tips For Social Distancing, Quarantine, And Isolation During An Infectious Disease Outbreak

In the event of an infectious disease outbreak, local officals may require the public to take measures to limit and control the spread of the disease. This tip sheet provides information about social distancing, quarantine, and isolation. The government has the right to enforce federal and state laws related to public health if people within the country get sick with highly contagious di...

Nasopharyngeal culture

Nasopharyngeal culture is a test that examines a sample of secretions from the uppermost part of the throat, behind the nose, to detect organisms that can cause disease.

Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO): What It Is, Sy

Nov 25th, 2022 - Overview What is neuromyelitis optica? Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is a rare chronic condition that affects your eyesight and your ability to move. It’s an autoimmune disorder, meaning it happens because your immune system mistakenly attacks parts of your central nervous system. This condition has undergone name changes over the years. The condition’s original name, Devic’s disease, comes from E...

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD): Sy

Nov 24th, 2022 - Overview Peripheral artery disease hurts blood flow in your leg arteries because of plaque buildup. What is peripheral artery disease? Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is plaque buildup in your leg arteries. Your leg arteries carry oxygen and nutrient-rich blood from your heart to your arms and legs. Other names for this are peripheral vascular disease or peripheral arterial disease. Shaped like...

Interstitial Cystitis (Painful Bladder):

Nov 23rd, 2022 - Overview What is interstitial cystitis? Interstitial cystitis, now known as bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS), is chronic (long-term) pain, pressure or discomfort in your bladder area (suprapubic region). In addition, it causes a frequent need to urinate (frequency) and sudden urges to urinate (urgency) for at least six weeks. Who does interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome affect? Anyone can...

Type 2 diabetes - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Nov 19th, 2022 - Overview Type 2 diabetes is an impairment in the way the body regulates and uses sugar (glucose) as a fuel. This long-term (chronic) condition results in too much sugar circulating in the bloodstream. Eventually, high blood sugar levels can lead to disorders of the circulatory, nervous and immune systems. In type 2 diabetes, there are primarily two interrelated problems at work. Your pancreas d...

Multiple endocrine neoplasia, type 2 (MEN 2) - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

Nov 19th, 2022 - Diagnosis To diagnose multiple endocrine neoplasia, type 2, also called MEN 2, your health care provider will do a physical exam. They will look at your medical history and family history. They also will do genetic testing to see if you have a gene change that causes MEN 2. Blood and urine tests and imaging tests may be done. These may include: Calcitonin levels in the blood Blood calcium Parat...

Prediabetes - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Nov 19th, 2022 - Overview What is insulin resistance? A Mayo Clinic expert explains Learn about insulin resistance from Eleanna De Filippis, M.D., Ph.D., an endocrinologist at Mayo Clinic. Show transcript for video What is insulin resistance? A Mayo Clinic expert explains Hello. I'm Dr. Eleanna De Filippis, an endocrinologist at Mayo Clinic. In this video, we'll cover the basics of insulin resistance. What is i...

Amnesia - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

Nov 18th, 2022 - Diagnosis A comprehensive evaluation is needed to diagnose amnesia. It can rule out other possible causes of memory loss such as Alzheimer's disease, other forms of dementia, depression or a brain tumor. Medical history The evaluation starts with a detailed medical history. Because the person with memory loss may not be able to provide thorough information, a family member, friend or another ca...

Lyme disease - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

Nov 18th, 2022 - Diagnosis If you live where Lyme disease is common, the rash might be enough for a diagnosis. A diagnosis usually depends on the following: A review of all signs and symptoms. A history of known or possible exposure to ticks. Blood tests to find disease-fighting antibodies to the bacteria. Treatment Antibiotics are used to treat Lyme disease. In most cases, recovery will be quicker and more com...

Lyme disease - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Nov 18th, 2022 - Overview Lyme disease is an illness caused by borrelia bacteria. Humans usually get Lyme disease from the bite of a tick carrying the bacteria. Ticks that can carry borrelia bacteria live throughout most of the United States. But Lyme disease is most common in the upper Midwest and the northeastern and mid-Atlantic states. It's also common in Europe and in south central and southeastern Canada....

Body lice - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Nov 16th, 2022 - Overview Body lice are tiny insects, about the size of a sesame seed. Body lice live in your clothing and bedding and travel to your skin several times a day to feed on blood. The most common sites for bites are around the neck, shoulders, armpits, waist and groin — places where clothing seams are most likely to touch skin. Body lice are most common in crowded and unhygienic living conditions, ...

Body lice - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

Nov 16th, 2022 - Diagnosis You or your doctor can usually confirm a body lice infestation through a visual examination of your body and clothing items. The presence of eggs and moving lice confirms infestation. Treatment Body lice are primarily treated by thoroughly washing yourself and any contaminated items with soap and hot water and drying clothing and bedding in a machine dryer using the hot cycle. Dry cle...

Meningitis - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Nov 16th, 2022 - Overview Meningitis is an infection and inflammation of the fluid and membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. These membranes are called meninges. The inflammation from meningitis typically triggers symptoms such as headache, fever and a stiff neck. Most cases of meningitis in the United States are caused by a viral infection. But bacteria, parasites and fungi also can cause it. Some c...

Childhood obesity - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

Nov 16th, 2022 - Diagnosis As part of regular well-child care, the doctor calculates your child's BMI and determines where it falls on the BMI-for-age growth chart. The BMI helps indicate if your child is overweight for his or her age and height. Using the growth chart, your doctor determines your child's percentile, meaning how your child compares with other children of the same sex and age. For example, if yo...

Meningitis - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

Nov 16th, 2022 - Diagnosis A health care provider can diagnose meningitis based on a medical history, a physical exam and certain tests. During the exam, your provider may check for signs of infection around the head, ears, throat and skin along the spine. Common tests to diagnose meningitis include: Blood cultures. A blood sample is placed in a special dish to see if it grows microorganisms such as bacteria. T...

Vocal Cord Paralysis: Causes, Sy

Nov 16th, 2022 - Overview What is vocal cord paralysis (vocal fold paralysis)? Vocal cord paralysis involves one or both vocal cords (vocal folds) not moving as they should. Your vocal cords are two bands of muscle inside your voice box (larynx) located atop your windpipe (trachea). They open when you breathe so air can pass through. They close when you swallow to prevent food and drink from slipping into your ...

Granuloma Annulare: Symptoms, C

Nov 15th, 2022 - Overview Granuloma annulare symptoms include a raised, discolored rash. What is granuloma annulare? Granuloma annulare is a benign (not harmful), often chronic (long-lasting) skin disorder. Inflammation in your skin causes a raised, discolored rash or lumps under your skin. In most cases, rashes form on your hands, feet, forearms and elbows. What are the types of granuloma annulare? There are f...