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Waldenstrom´s macroglobulinaemia

Haematology

Macroglobulemia Waldenstrom's is a type of cancer affecting B lymphocytes and is associated with an overproduction of protenías called IgM antibodies. This overproduction makes the blood to become too thick, called hyperviscosity. This causes the blood flow to the small blood vessels is complicated.

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Warts

Dermatology

What are warts? Warts are hard growths that can occur in various areas of the body, caused by a viral infection. They are more frequent in children and teenagers and are usually benignant formations (not cancerous ones). Warts aren’t normally painful. Healing takes from a few weeks to six months with adequate treatment. There are several types of...

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Wasp sting allergy

Allergy & immunology

What is a wasp sting allergy? A wasp sting can cause severe reactions to people who are allergic to the poisonous substance injected by these insects’ stings. After being stung by a wasp, a mild swelling and redness are the normal reactions to the toxins contained in their venom. However, a more severe reaction is indicative of allergy. In this case, a wasp sting could be life-threatening, and you should seek medical attention as soon as possible.

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Watery eyes

Ophthalmology

Watery eyes, also known as epiphora, is a condition where there is an overflow of tears onto the face. It is very common and can develop at any age, although it is more common in babies and people over the age of 60. It may affect one or both eyes and usually manages to get better without any treatmentor, if need be, it caneasily and effectively be treated.

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Weight control

Nutrition & dietetics

What is weight management? Weight management is a strategy to stay healthy and prevent future diseases. It is quite often used for people who have a chronic illness. However, it is more often used for people who need to lose or put on weight, in stages of growth, and for people who have eating disorders.

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Weight loss

Nutrition & dietetics

What is weight loss? Weight loss is a decrease in body weight by either following a diet and exercise regime or because of involuntarily circumstances such as illness. Body weight is determined by the amount of energy that is consumed as food and the amount of energy expended during daily activities. If a person wants to intentionally lose weight, it is recommended that they eat a lower quantity of wholesome and filling foods to create a calorie deficit. This is in comparison to...

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Wheezing

Paediatrics

What is wheezing? Wheezing is a whistling sound that can occur while breathing. The sound can be heard more often when air is expelled. This can occurs whe the respiratory passages are too narrow. What are the causes of wheezing? When wheezing is recurrent, it may indicaterespiratory problems, such as: Aspiration of a...

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Whiplash

Neurology

What is whiplash? Whiplash is an injury to the neck caused by a sudden movement of the head (backwards and/or forwards) which stretches and damages the soft tissues in the neck (they are sprained). Whiplash is commonly caused by car accidents. What are the symptoms of...

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Wilm's tumour

Nephrology

What is Wilm's tumour? Nephroblastoma or Wilms’ tumour is one of the most common malignant tumours in children. It is associated with an abnormal proliferation of cells similar to embryonic kidney cells (metanephric), which is where the term embryonal tumour comes from. It normally occurs in childhood. Around 80% of tumours appear in children under 5 years old, but theyarenot common in...

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Wisdom teeth

Oral & maxillofacial surgery

The wisdom tooth is the name with which the third molar is commonly known. This molar usually appears between the ages of 16 and 25.There may be up to four wisdom teeth, one for each buccal quadrant. Wisdom teeth often affect other teethwhen growing as the mouth becomes crowded,causing severe pain. When this occurs the only current remedy is...

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