HAIR PROBLEMS - HAIR LOSS
May be caused by age, nutritional deficiencies, fungal infection, medical drugs, poisoning, metabolic disorders, or hormonal disturbances, but may also be caused by an inherited hypersensitivity to the male sex hormone, dihydrotestosterone.
Bad breath can - besides coming from the mouth - originate from illnesses in other places of the body, e.g. inflammations which also can be located in the gums.
Sensitivity reactions to the pollen of various plants. The reactions begin when the white blood cells release histamines, causing cold symptoms like: sneezing, itchy, or stinging in the eyes, and in more serious cases bouts of asthma.
Headache is aching of the skull. It is a symptom to which one should always try to find the cause. Look at headache as the red warning signal of the body, telling you about a problem somewhere in the organism.
Intense thoracic pain with a feeling of suffocation. Pain may radiate from the chest to the left arm, the jaw and/or upper abdomen. The symptoms are caused by reduced blood supply to the heart (ischemia) usually caused by coronary atherosclerosis.
Heartburn is caused by reflux of gastric juice into the oesophagus because of a defective function of the sphincter between the stomach and the oesophagus - sometimes with an accompanying hernia in the diaphragm and oesophagus.
HEAVY METAL POISONING
Heavy metals are all metals with a density larger than that of iron. In practice, it is the non-essential metals that are poisonous, e.g. aluminium, arsenic, lead, cadmium, mercury, and palladium. praksis
Inflammation of the liver. Symptoms are: nausea, loathing of food, vomiting, headache, pain below the right rib, and pronounced fatigue. Can be caused by either a viral infection with the hepatitis virus or by intoxication and poisoning.
Also called Herpes simplex type II. A viral infection often transmitted by sexual contact. May also be transmitted from mother to child during delivery.
Contagious viral infection of chronic character. More than 70 different types are known. Among all these, 5 are of special importance. Virus hibernates in the nervous system. The immune system plays an important role. Outbreaks must be avoided.
Viral infection with a particular herpes virus (varicella zoster) attacking the sensory nerves. Skin areas that are supplied by infected nerves are covered by a red rash with fluid-filled blisters. The rash typically persists for a few days.
HIV INFECTION AND AIDS
The HIV virus weakens the immune system. Infection takes place via bodily fluids - mostly through sexual contact. AIDS develops as the immune system is progressively weakened by the HIV infection giving way to serious infections and disease.
Generic term for a number of transitory or chronic skin diseases. Symptoms are red, itching, or leathery skin areas. It can present itself as both dry eczema or blisters with oozing or crusting. Can be caused by allergy or poisoning.
Characterized by high concentrations of Homocysteine in the blood and urine. Homocysteine is a poisonous breakdown product of the amino acid methionine. Homocysteine attacks the nervous system, circulation, and bones, and may cause numerous diseases.
Microscopical animals e.g. worms, amoebas, and mites can find their way into the intestines, bloodstream, liver, or central nervous system and breed there. Parasites are involved in a number of serious diseases, e.g. malaria and sleeping sickness.
Sudden hot flushes with bouts of perspiration, blushing, and a pronounced feeling of warmth. In females these are often caused by hormonal imbalances at menopause.
Generic term for different allergic symptoms, and non-allergic symptoms where the body reacts against usually harmless substances in the surroundings. Also see e.g. "Allergy", "Food allergy", "Food intolerance", "Hay fever", "MCS", and "Nettle rash".
Leads to increased metabolism with severe symptoms such as rapid pulse, restlessness, weight loss, increased perspiration and sensitivity to heat, tiredness, muscle pains, diarrhoea, and menstrual problems.
HYPERTROPHY OF THE PROSTATE GLAND
Problems with the prostate is a characteristic suffering in many men. The gland - the size of a walnut - surrounds the urethra just below the bladder. The most common suffering is an enlarged prostate; hypertrophy of the prostate gland.
Leads to decreased metabolism with severe symptoms such as overweight, tiredness, drowsiness, sensitiveness to cold, depression, dry skin, menstrual problems, headache, and increased risk of infection. Moreover the bones' calcium uptake can be affected.