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  • GALLSTONES

    Metabolic disorder where small and larger stones of fat precipitate in the bile and accumulate in the biliary passages. This happens mainly in the gall bladder. Large stones will block the flow of bile through the bile duct and cause intense pain.
  • GANGRENE

    Tissue death caused by reduced or ceased blood supply. Seen in cardiovascular diseases, atherosclerosis, physical damages, and frost-bite. Untreated, wounds will form, tissue will rot and get cold, black, and often infected. May cause blood poisoning.
  • GASTRIC ACID TROUBLE

    The function of gastric juice is to assist in digestion and kill bacteria. The acidity of the stomach is an important barrier against bacterial infection, flagellants, and worms. Symptoms of malfunction are heartburn, gas, stomach ache, and dyspepsia.
  • GASTRIC ULCER

    Ulcerations in the stomach and the duodenum caused by reduced resistance to gastric acid and the digestion enzyme pepsine in the gastric mucosa. Often caused by a bacterial infection with the bacterium Helicobacter pylori. Often worsened by stress.
  • GERMAN MEASLES

    Rubella is a "classical" children's disease; a viral infection with reddish-brown spots on the skin and swollen lymph nodes in the back of the head.
  • GINGIVITIS

    Inflammation of the gums; spreading downwards, attacking the supportive tissue of the teeth. The first stage is called gingivitis. Caused by a bacterial infection or other conditions. Symptoms: Sore and swollen gums that bleed when touched.
  • GLANDULAR FEVER - MONONUCLEOSIS

    Infection with the Epstein-Barr virus which mostly attacks the lymph nodes - especially in young people. Symptoms: malaise, loss of appetite, fever, tonsillitis, and swollen glands. The symptoms last 1 - 2 weeks, but the tiredness may last longer.

  • GLAUCOMA

    Generic term for diseases with an increased fluid pressure in the eye. When the liquid in the eye cannot be drained from the eyeball, internal pressure will rise and damage the eye. Glaucoma is most common in elderly people.
  • GLUTEN ALLERGY

    Hyperensitivity reaction towards substances in gluten found in the cereals of wheat, barley, oats, and rye. The list of symptoms of this disease is long and serious. By excluding gluten from the diet it will be possible to get better.
  • GNASHING OF TEETH

    Healthy and strong teeth can last a lifetime - i.e. also when we grow old. Make sure to maintain good oral hygiene and to take sufficient amounts of minerals. Prevention is of utmost importance. Toothache almost always requires a dentist appointment.
  • GOITRE

  • GOUT

    Generic term for diseases with increased concentrations of uric acid in the body, re-occurring attacks of joint inflammation caused by crystallization of the synovial fluid, accumulation of uric acid in the joint cavities (tophi), and kidney problems.
  • GRAVES' DISEASE

    Autoimmune metabolic disease characterized by palpitations, restlessness, a hyper-emotional state, hot flushes, weight loss despite good appetite, swelling of the thyroid gland, and protruding eyes.
  • GROWING PAINS

    Inexplicable pains in the joint musculature; especially in children and young people in the growing age. Pains are often worse at night. Most common in active children, children with hypermobile joints, and children with flatfoot or other feet problems.
  • GUM DISEASE

    Inflammation of the gums; spreading downwards, attacking the supportive tissue of the teeth. The first stage is called gingivitis. Caused by a bacterial infection or other conditions. Symptoms: Sore and swollen gums that bleed when touched.