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  • Sexual allergies, rare allergies and indoor plant allergy

    Sexual allergies Allergies to seminal fluid (sperm) Allergy to wine Eczema by proxy Allergy to the handle of a toothbrush Allergy transmitted by kissing Allergy to house plants The most frequent plants in question Sexual allergies There... Read more

    Allergies
    December 20, 2010 at 04:59 AM
  • Indoor pollution

    Smoking Nitrogen monoxide, NO and nitrogen dioxide, NO Sulfur dioxide S02 Essential advice Volatile Organic Compounds, VOC and formaldehyde Advice Even though they are not regarded as true allergens, pollutants found indoors can cause... Read more

    Allergies
    December 20, 2010 at 05:09 AM
  • Allergy to medicine

    Advice when you suspect an allergy to medicine Allergy to anaesthetic medication Any medicine can cause an allergic reaction. An acute urticaria can occur within a few minutes to a few hours after taking some medicine. All forms of... Read more

    Allergies
    December 20, 2010 at 05:30 AM
  • Consult an allergist

    History Taking Skin prick tests Patch tests Blood testing Provocation tests Other examinations Where does one find an allergy specialist? Allergies are very common and are easily self managed. However, where a persons life is... Read more

    Allergies
    December 21, 2010 at 05:15 AM
  • Allergy treatments

    Allergen avoidance: what you can do Medicinal treatments Anti-histamine medicines Steroid Medication Antileukotriene medicines Local treatments Treatments for asthma Bronchodilator drugs Inhaled steroid drugs Anticholinergic... Read more

    Allergies
    December 28, 2010 at 05:30 AM
  • Allergies and heredity

    It is known that allergies run in families, with a approxiamtely 50% of the population suffering with allergic reactions.. These people, are known as hypersensitive or atopic and produce large amounts of antibodies against certain... Read more

    Allergies
    December 1, 2010 at 04:25 PM
  • Allergy prevention during pregnancy

    Reduce the exposure of the foetus to smoke No dieting during pregnancy, except if specifically recommended Reduce the exposure of the foetus to smoke All pregnant mothers should absolutely avoid smoking. The exposure to tobacco smoke by... Read more

    Allergies
    December 28, 2010 at 05:41 AM
  • Do not delay in getting help

    The facts Making the diagnosis too late Why are patients poorly dealt with? Clues to help you identify your allergy symptoms Only see accredited doctors The facts Allergies are ranked fourth by the WHO's classification of pathologies.... Read more

    Allergies
    December 30, 2010 at 10:29 AM
  • Getting information

    Further information Allergy UK No 3 White Oak Square, London Road,, Swanley, Kent, BR8 7AG Tel: 01322 619898 Allergy Help Line: 01322 619864... Read more

    Allergies
    December 30, 2010 at 10:33 AM
  • What is Alzheimer's disease?

    Evolution Statistics Alzheimer's disease was first described by a German neurologist Alois Alzheimer. It is a disease of the brain, causing dementia which is progressive and irreversible impairment of brain function. Evolution... Read more

    Alzheimer's disease
    May 28, 2010 at 07:57 AM
  • The Brain in Alzheimer's Disease

    Plaques Tangles In Alzheimer's disease, the brain is affected and starts to develop "plaques" and "tangles". The first brain cells affected are in a part of the brain called the hippocampus, which controls the memory. Plaques Nerve... Read more

    Alzheimer's disease
    May 28, 2010 at 08:43 AM
  • What causes Alzheimer's Disease?

    Risk factors Protective factors No one has indentified a single cause for Alzheimer's Disease. It is likely to be due to a combination of risk factors. Risk factors Age - this is the greatest risk factor Family history - there is some... Read more

    Alzheimer's disease
    May 28, 2010 at 08:43 AM
  • The first signs of Alzheimer's Disease

    Is early diagnosis useful? First signs: loss of memory of recent facts Is early diagnosis useful? Early diagnosis helps you plan for the future, and start available treatment. You will also be able to discover advice and support for... Read more

    Alzheimer's disease
    May 28, 2010 at 09:10 AM
  • Symptoms of Alzheimer's disease

    Memory loss: the first symptom Agnosia Reduction in Judgement Language disorders Spatio-temporal confusion Changes in Personality Apathy and Agitation Apraxia Disease Denial The symptoms of Alzheimer's disease are very important as they... Read more

    Alzheimer's disease
    May 30, 2010 at 05:40 PM
  • Memory Loss: Age related vs Alzheimer's Disease

    Differential Diagnosis Forgetfulness vs Alzheimer's Disease More than 50% of people over 50 years old complain of memory loss. These memory lapses are not all related to Alzheimer's disease. Differential Diagnosis It may be very... Read more

    Alzheimer's disease
    May 30, 2010 at 10:02 AM
  • The diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

    A precise diagnosis Where to go if you suspect Alzheimer's disease An under-diagnosed disease A precise diagnosis A diagnosis is usually made by a multidisciplinary team. There are now diagnostic criteria (DSM-IV criteria) for use in... Read more

    Alzheimer's disease
    May 31, 2010 at 07:55 AM
  • Further Investigations: Tests and Imaging

    Initial Investigations Brain imaging Computerised Tomography (CT) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) SPECT and PET There are no specific tests for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Therefore, the principle is to rule out other... Read more

    Alzheimer's disease
    May 28, 2010 at 11:54 AM
  • The Treatment and Prognosis of Alzheimer's Disease

    Medical Treatment of Alzheimer's Specific medical treatment Non-medical treatment Prognosis Although there is no cure for Alzheimer's disease, there is medical treatment which can help to slow down progression to improve your symptoms... Read more

    Alzheimer's disease
    May 31, 2010 at 07:55 AM
  • Supporting carers

    Care for carers Respite for carers More than three-quarters of families choose to care for their relative with Alzheimer's at home. Studies have shown that this care reduces the patient's behavioural disorders and delays the need for... Read more

    Alzheimer's disease
    May 28, 2010 at 11:32 AM
  • Associations and Support

    There are many sources of help and support for you, your family and carers: The Alzheimer's Society website: The NHS website: The UK Carers website: or call them on 0808 808 7777 The National Institute of Clinical Excellence... Read more

    Alzheimer's disease
    June 4, 2010 at 10:28 AM