Diseases

Narcolepsy: diagnosis and treatment

The diagnosis of narcolepsy is suspected as soon as the patient is examined by the doctor, especially if the patient has cataplexy attacks. Indeed, cataplexy is specific to narcolepsy. To confirm the diagnosis, the following examinations are carried out: A sleep recording (polysomnography) that serves to eliminate another cause of drowsiness An iterative sleep latency test is a test that consists of recording the subject's sleep 5 times a day, every 2 hours with a controlled environment and well-standardized instructions
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The liver: the production of indispensable molecules

The liver synthesizes, produces many proteins such as albumin or coagulation factors. Alteration of this function will cause coagulation disorders, a decrease in the level of protein in the blood. Fatty acids from digestion are transformed into more complex lipid molecules that will be stored in adipocytes (fat cells)
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Sciatic nerve: Lesions of sciatica, pain ...

This nerve can be harmed in different circumstances, in case of accident, serious trauma: injury of a vertebra, dislocation of the hip, pelvic fracture, or lower limb. In very rare cases, it can be damaged by an injection in the gluteal region (remember that a sting in the buttock must be done in the supero-outer dial of the buttocks)
Diseases

Cold sores

Inesthetic, embarrassing, painful ... better known as a cold sore, cold sores are a common and contagious condition. Cold sores are viral diseases, which appear as grouped vesicles. When it is large enough, when the thrust is important, cold sores may have the appearance of a small cauliflower. It is due to a type 1 virus (HSV-1)
Psychology

Severe Anorexia: A Family Affair: The Impact on the Family

Publi-release Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa have a huge impact on any family. She disorganizes her completely. Meals, moments of family gathering and sharing, turn into a nightmare. The daily ends up revolving around the disease. " Anorexia nervosa is a psychiatric disorder that has particular repercussions on the functioning of the family, the siblings themselves and adolescence, " says Dr
Diseases

Mastosis: sources and notes

Author : Hélène Hodac Expert consultant: Dr. Alain Tamborini, gynecologist. Sources: The Big Book of Gynecology, French National College of Gynecologists Obstetricians, Eyrolles, 2013. P. Tranbaloc, Benign neoplasms and complex mastopathies - Pathologist's point of view, 26th SFSPM Days, 2006.

Pregnancy

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Baby is 1 month old: His sleep
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Baby is 1 month old: His sleep

At 1 month, baby has a more or less regular sleep, and nights are very often the first topic of conversation addressed and exchanged between young parents. At this age, the infant sleeps a lot, about 17 hours a day. The question is: does it nights? Generally, not yet. He is most often awakened by hunger that he can express through tears
Female Psychology
The hair: The role of hair
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The hair: The role of hair

In animals, the hairs can have very particular functions, even vital. The whiskers of a cat, for example, are essential for his balance and his perception of the environment in which he evolves. In humans, the hairs also provide a protective role for certain organs. Eyebrows and eyelashes, for example, prevent dust from becoming embedded in the eye and protect it from light radiation
Female Psychology
Influenza: treatments
Diseases

Influenza: treatments

Influenza treatments are primarily symptomatic. The doctor prescribes medications for fever and aches, possibly a drug to clear the nose, an anti-cough for a dry cough, painful ... It also gives advice to avoid the risk of dehydration (especially in the very young children and the elderly). Antibiotics are not prescribed unless there is really superinfection, such as otitis often in children
Female Psychology
Clogged ear
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Clogged ear

Everyone knows the bite sensation of having lived at least once in his life, if not more. And all those who have already experienced it know that this phenomenon is not very pleasant and can even be painful. But why do the ears get plugged in certain situations? Is it dangerous? Can we prevent clogged ears
Female Psychology
The water aerobics
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The water aerobics

Aquagym has been booming for a few years now, and even attracted the least sporty of us ... Its advantages ? Movements facilitated by the water, a massage effect of the most pleasant, a friendly atmosphere ... Why gym in the water? As its name suggests, water aerobics is a gymnastics practiced in the water
Female Psychology
Thermalism: The double therapeutic orientation
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Thermalism: The double therapeutic orientation

In addition to the main indication, a second therapeutic orientation may be chosen. The curist will thus benefit from the number of sessions planned for the main orientation, as well as other sessions planned for secondary orientation. Duration of a cure A thermal cure lasts 3 weeks , duration considered necessary so that can exercise at best the beneficial effects of the treatment, but also to cause a break with the usual environment
Female Psychology