The most important questions and answers about diseases, symptoms, diagnoses and therapies at a glance

To the diseases from A to Z



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Back pain can originate from the nerve roots, such as in "sciatica" or in the herniated disc. Or muscle spasms around the spine, as in the typical chronic back pain due to postural problems, constant wrong sitting and sedentary lifestyle.

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Strong pain not only hurts, but is also often a cause for concern that something worse could be behind it. Therefore, the good news first: 90% of all acutely occurring back pain disappear on its own, so "spontaneously", as the doctors used to say.

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The allergy is an excessive immune response against a foreign, inherently harmless substance after repeated contact. Usually this is a protein structure that has an allergenic effect, which stimulates the immune system to react. In principle, the human body can develop an allergy to almost everything.

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Probably almost one in five. Studies in recent years have found that 15-20% of the total population at least temporarily struggling with hay fever - trend rising for years. Especially in children. Here also the allergic cold is added, which is not based on pollen, but e.g. is due to a house dust allergy. So "hay fever" is the generic term here and should not be taken literally.

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flu

With flu, the symptoms are much more severe than with a cold. You usually feel really sick. Typical signs of flu are: sudden high fever, headache, body aches, runny nose and cough, possibly sore throat, but also a marked malaise.

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Popularly these three terms are often mixed together, although they mean different. The flu - also known as real, seasonal or influenza flu - is caused by influenza viruses and is typically characterized by more or less severe disease. It can even be a potential life threat, especially for old people and infants.

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With over 11 million people affected, tinnitus is a relevant and very stressful phenomenon for many people. Because a continuous ear noise can be a psychological burden and often puts those affected to a hard test. Below, we introduce you to the basics, causes, and important aspects of treating tinnitus.

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The diagnosis of ear noises is complex and resembles a detective track search. Because a noise or beeping in the ear can indicate a variety of causes. In order to narrow down the possible triggers of ear noises, the ear, nose and throat specialist will therefore undertake a series of examinations.

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What is Boderline? Borderline refers to a mental illness and is one of the so-called emotionally unstable personality disorders. In the foreground are pronounced impulsivity and emotional instability. Mood swings and a fragile self-image are typical. Interpersonal relationships are therefore usually extremely difficult.

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Are there any warning signals? The risk of suicidality is significantly increased in people with borderline disorder.This is partly due to the personality disorder itself, but also to additional depressive moods that afflict sufferers over and over again.

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There are some indications from the research. In one study, an aloe vera product was able to relieve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. The disease is often not recognized immediately or the patient is not taken seriously. The victims have sometimes massive complaints and are often limited in everyday life.

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To be able to understand his blood levels in case of a suspected rheumatism, one must first of all remember that "rheumatism" can be a wide variety of different diseases, all of which belong to the so-called "rheumatic diseases".
First of all, it is important to find out which of these diseases you might have. For this the blood values ​​are very helpful. However, they are by no means sufficient to make a diagnosis.

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Frankincense extracts can reduce rheumatic pain, improve joint mobility, and reduce swelling. This is the conclusion of some studies on this topic.
When we talk about rheumatism here, we mean different types of rheumatism. In addition to rheumatoid arthritis (also called chronic polyarthritis), joint inflammation also occurs in many other diseases (such as psoriasis or Crohn's disease), also as a result of degenerative joint diseases such as osteoarthritis.

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PainWhy are pain sometimes perceived so differently? What can I do for myself? Pain is a very individual symptom and is perceived differently. It is important for you to find out what will ameliorate or aggravate your pain so that you can learn how to handle the pain and control it.

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Pain medications and their effectsPainkillers have different efficacies and differ in the side effects. Why do NSAIDs (ASA, diclofenac, ibuprofen) sometimes cause stomach problems? Can paracetamol be dangerous for children? Here you will find questions and answers about the different individual painkillers.

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What causes a cataract?The most common cause is simply a higher age. Because with increasing age, the metabolic activity of the eye lens decreases slightly. And that can eventually lead to lens opacity, so the cataract.

It is often said that the reasons for cataracts are mostly unknown.

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Posterior chamber lens?The good news: The Star operation is one of the most frequently performed operations in Germany. Accordingly high are usually the standards.

The complication rate is less than 2%.

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People with depression

How can I cure my depression? The most important medical questions at a glance. On the Depression Portal of Navigator-Medizin, we answer relevant questions on the subject of "depression" - from the causes to the detection and the treatment to the daily routine and to the prevention.

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Depression and anxietyBecause one thing often follows from the other. A long-standing depressive mood leads many people to fear build up. Fears of occupational or private stress, fears of certain situations or fears of people. The underlying almost always a fear of failure, so fear of failure.

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Ms. major depression

For the diagnosis of Major Depression (DSM-IV 296.xx), at least five of the following symptoms must occur for at least two weeks, with at least one of the first two symptoms being present:

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Depression- Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI)?Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are mainly activating, mood-enhancing and anxiolytic.

They usually have no calming or depressing effect. SSRIs specifically block the return of serotonin to its cellular stores.

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Woman - Crohn's disease

Chronic inflammatory bowel disease

Chronic inflammatory bowel disease refers to recurring or continuous inflammatory diseases of the intestine. The two most common representatives are ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.

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Woman - Morbis Crohn

First, it is important to recognize the psychological effects of Crohn's disease. This means for you: Talk about it, if you have the impression that the illness has a "threatening" effect on your psyche.

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dementia - old man

The first signs of dementia often start so slowly that even their closest relatives do not notice them for a long time. Or they are noticed, but not recognized as what they are.

These misconceptions are also related to the fact that it is not necessarily always memory disorders that attract attention at the beginning.

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Watch Test Dementia

My personal recommendations for the relatives

The diagnosis of Alzheimer's or another form of dementia is not only a stroke of fate for those affected. Also, and especially for the close relatives often changes the whole life.

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heart

Heart and blood vessels belong together, and this also applies to the heart itself. If the coronary arteries (medical Latin: coronary) clogged, breaks the oxygen supply in their supplied heart muscle areas together and the tissue dies.

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Hypertension table

My personal recommendations for high blood pressure

Unfortunately, hypertension, as the high blood pressure in medical Latin is called, despite the lack of symptoms dangerous for life and limb - at least in the longer term. Therefore, it is definitely worthwhile to do everything to keep the blood pressure within the normal range.

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The thyroid gland forms important hormones that affect the body's metabolism and also blood pressure.

Especially with an over-, but also under-function of the thyroid, the blood pressure can be increased.

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Medication check: Tecfidera (dimethyl fumarate)

Tecfidera® contains the active substance dimethyl fumarate. The drug is approved for the treatment of relapsing forms Multiple Sclerosis (MS). It has been on the market since February 2014. The mechanism of action of Tecfidera® is not yet finalized. Simplified, it can be said that it is an anti-inflammatory

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CIMT therapy in progressive MS: Significant improvement in mobility through special training"Train into the defect": In stroke treatment, the principle has been known for some time and has been used successfully.

Here, e.g. in the case of paralysis of one arm, the healthy arm is consciously connected, so that the patient must inevitably use the restricted other arm and exercise with it.

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Stroke - cerebral infarction

The stroke is an acute circulatory disorder in the brain that leads to malfunction or even destruction of nerve cell tissue. He is better known as a stroke.

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People - Stress - Burnout

Many anti-stress tips seem relatively banal at first glance. Some are actually, they are only (still) not implemented.If you want to make your life as stress-free as possible, you must first of all take two things into account: Avoid avoidable stress and deal competently with unavoidable stress.

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People with depression

Considering all women with breast cancer, regardless of age and stage of disease together, about 85% of all affected women live five years after the diagnosis.

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I have been diagnosed with microcalcifications in the chest. What does that mean?First of all, calcifications are not malicious. In so-called microcalcifications in the breast are often benign, "calcareous" changes in the glandular tissue.

However, microcalcifications can also occur as a concomitant of malignant tumors.

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There are several types of skin cancer, white (or light) and black. The latter is referred to in technical jargon with the collective term "malignant melanoma". Because of its propensity for metastasis, melanoma is particularly dangerous - and is known to most people as a skin cancer.

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Malignant melanomaMalignant melanoma is a malignant tumor in the skin, colloquially called "black skin cancer". Strictly speaking, this type of carcinoma is not caused by the skin, but by the so-called melanocytic system.

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cold

In principle, the folk wisdom is right

1. Three days she comes, three days she stays, three days she goes.
2. Without a doctor takes a cold a week, with doctor seven days.

To put it more succinctly: over 50% of colds last for more than 4 days, 20% even for more than 7 days and up to 2 weeks.

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Herbal medication - cystitis - urinary tract infection

Can you treat cystitis with herbal medication?

Yes. A herbal therapy can both relieve the symptoms and promote the healing process. Also as a complementary and concomitant treatment for antibiotics are herbal drugs into consideration.

The medicinal plants that are used in cystitis have partially anti-inflammatory, sometimes diuretic, so water-dripping.

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Anorexia and Bulime:At least in the case of long-lasting anorexia or bulimia, physical impairments may persist even after the illness. Especially the kidneys can be affected. Fasting, vomiting, laxatives and diuretic drugs (diuretics) shift the balance of electrolytes in the body.

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Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: SkinIn the section "Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - Skin" on Navigator Medicine you will find questions and answers about "beautiful skin" and how medicine can help you with special dermatological or aesthetic problems today.

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Pregnancy, soul and feelingsFor most mothers (and more and more fathers), the moment they first hold their child in their hands is the epitome of happiness.

Or at least one of the few events that come to mind immediately when the happiness is asked.

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Dr. med. Jörg Zorn
10 tips for pregnancy

Pregnant woman

My personal recommendations for the nine months

Of course, there is no cure for the fact that everything is going well in your pregnancy, but at least we want to try to contribute to it with the following tips and suggestions.

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Kinderwunsch - couple

My personal recommendations

Unfortunately, there are few things that are proven to bring benefits to child-minded couples. These include smoking rejection and weight normalization.

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Lose weight

My personal recommendations for weight loss

If you want to live a healthy life, you should take care of your diet. If you want to lose weight, you have to do it. As long as you are not a nutrition expert or health consultant, you should not make science out of it. But rather act practically and pragmatically.

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My personal recommendation: vital substances

For a long time, they led a shadowy existence in conventional medicine. Now it is getting clearer and clearer: vital substances play a decisive role in the prevention and treatment of diseases. In the meantime, numerous studies have proven the effectiveness of vital substances in a wide variety of treatments.

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A lack of estrogen can affect the entire organism of a woman.

In addition to the typical menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and cycle fluctuations, the hormone drop in some women can lead to a whole series of other changes.

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Women - onset of menopause

The first signs of the onset of menopause are usually cycle disorders. So the monthly cycle is often shortened a bit. Also, the bleeding can be stronger.

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Vital substances - vegetables - salad

Vital substances against hot flashes and Co.

Several studies have shown that folic acid and specific phytochemicals (isoflavones) can reduce hot flashes. Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E and the various B vitamins ...

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Schizophrenia - man

The symptoms of schizophrenic people can affect disorders of different areas: namely thinking, feeling (affect), acting and experiencing the ego. How does that express itself concretely?

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menopauseWhether high cholesterol levels are in need of treatment or not depends on the individual risk factors. Otherwise you have no risks for vascular calcification or cardiovascular diseases, is more often dispensed with a treatment and the value only controlled.

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sports injuriesIn this section you will find the most important questions and answers about diagnoses and therapies of typical sports injuries.

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insomniaIf insomnia is not caused by a disease, the main countermeasures are good sleep hygiene and relaxation exercises. Sleep-promoting drugs can serve as a short-term emergency remedy.

If the sleep disorder is based on another condition, it is primarily to treat it.

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tattoosBody decorations are as old as humanity, and tattoos have been used by the ancient Egyptians and especially the Polynesians hundreds of years ago. Today tattoos are a mass phenomenon and easy to get almost everywhere.

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Vitamin DIn the section "Healthy Eating - Vitamin D" on Navigator Medicine you will find the most important questions and answers about Vitamin D.

From the importance of health to daily needs.

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Breast augmentation - breast surgeryShould I even consider breast augmentation? Which OP options are there? What should I pay attention to? How do I find the right doctor? What problems can occur?

We answer the most important questions about breast augmentation in the field of "Aesthetic Plastic Surgery".

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Breast-tightening (mastopexy) - ptosis-expression after Regnault

The transfer of the breast down is medically also called ptosis. The result is usually a simultaneous simultaneous lowering of the glandular tissue and the region of the nipple, the nipple-areola complex.

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fatigueFatigue can be a very debilitating symptom in Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and multiple sclerosis. The term refers to a strong exhaustion and fatigue that goes beyond normal levels.

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