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  • MACULAR DEGENERATION

    Age-related macular/retinal degeneration, also known as retinal calcification. Degeneration of the macula with loss of central vision where visual acuity is largest. Caused by insufficient nutrition of the retina.
  • MALARIA

    Chronic protozoa infection, transmitted through bites of infected mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles. The disease is characterized by attacks of high fever, chills, and sweating. Attacks can last from 8 hours to 3 days depending on the plasmodial species.
  • MALIGNANT MELANOMA

    Generic term for a group of diseases, where the common feature is an abnormal and uncontrollable cell growth. Cancer can occur in all parts of the body and can develop in many different ways.
  • MCS - MULTIPLE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY

    Chronic disease with many physical and psychological symptoms, following exposure to toxic as well as common substances of the environment; e.g. smells and fragrances in daily life. The cause of MCS has not been totally established.
  • MEASLES

    A "classical" children's disease and viral infection with fever, cold symptoms, dry cough, red eyes, hypersensitivity to light, sometimes greyish dots in the mouth, swollen lymph nodes, and the characteristic reddish brown spots on the skin.
  • MEMORY PROBLEMS

    Impressions are gathered in the short-time memory. Some are transferred to long-time memory for storage. Trouble remembering (amnesia) is related to our ability to fix things in our mind, which depends on functional neurons and brain chemistry.
  • MÉNIÈRE'S DISEASE/SYNDROME

    Suffering of the inner ear with sudden bouts of dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and buzzing in the ears and a fluctuating reduction in hearing that progresses with time.
  • MENOPAUSE

    Women's menopause is the period where menstruations cease to appear. This happens around 40-58 years of age. Many experience unpleasant symptoms during menopause when the suprarenal glands are to take over the majority of the hormonal production.
  • MENORRHAGIA

    Problems with the monthly bleeding of fertile women. They can be caused by the pre-menstrual syndrome. The menstruations can be weak, absent, too early, too strong, or prolonged, and irregular menstruation and especially menstrual pains can also occur.
  • MENSTRUAL PROBLEMS

    Problems with the monthly bleeding of fertile women. They can be caused by the pre-menstrual syndrome. The menstruations can be weak, absent, too early, too strong, or prolonged, and irregular menstruation and especially menstrual pains can also occur.
  • MERCURY POISONING

    Sources of mercury poisoning (besides amalgam fillings which contain at least 50% mercury): Smoke from coal power stations and crematoriums, waste incineration, and fatty fish (the selenium content of which, however, has a protective effect).
  • MIGRAINE

    Headache involving one hemisphere, caused by dilation of the cranial blood vessels. The pain originates from different areas surrounding the brain; the brain membranes (meninges), blood vessels, and tight or strained muscles of the scalp.
  • MILK ALLERGY

    Immunologic overreactions caused by alimentaries tolerated by healthy people. The presence of food allergy can often be established with ordinary allergy tests. Often the symptoms follow immediately after ingestion of the provoking foodstuffs.

  • MONGOL CHILDREN

    Congenital chromosome abnormality resulting in mongolid features, developmental defects of inner organs, impairment of the immune system and different degrees of mental retardation (often severe).
  • 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.

  • MOTION SICKNESS

    Indisposition, nausea, cold sweat, and vomiting in relation to transportation. Related to the organ of balance in the inner ear which, together with sense impressions, receives impulses of movement and position. Sometimes caused by vitamin B deficiency.
  • MOUTH ULCERS

    Small, regularly recurrent, demarcated, very sensitive, self-healing sores in the oral mucous membrane, which appear at intervals and last 7 - 10 days.
    Presumably caused by bacterial- or viral infections.
  • MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

    Chronic disease which slowly destroys the myelin sheaths of the nerves of the central nervous system. It particularly affects the brain and spinal chord with fatigue, paralysis, decreased coordination, and cognitive impairment.
  • MUMPS

    A "classical" children's disease with swelling of the parotid salivary glands and the temples and jaw.
  • MUSCULAR PAIN - MYALGIA

    May be caused by too much or too little activity, wrongful use of the body, indigestion, inflammation, or stress. The pain may be local or more general, as in fibromyalgia.