What is flu? Its symptoms and treatment

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What is flu? A highly transmissible disease of the upper respiratory system caused by a virus named influenza affects the nose and throat and sometimes also involves the lungs.What is the cause of the flu?virus from the family of orthomyxoviruses known as influenza viruses A and B are...

How liver span is measured by percussion?

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An article giving you a step to step guide The normal position of the liver The liver is usually present in the upper quadrant of the abdomen. Its lower border is usually thought to be present under the right coastal margin.What is liver span?Liver span is the distance between the upper and lower border...

What is monkeypox?

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Monkeypox virus like other viruses causes an infectious disease called monkeypox also known as Mpox.What does Monkeypox look like? Symptoms of MpoxThe signs and symptoms of monkeypox differ in different periods depending upon gender, age etc. but common symptoms are:In monkeypox• There are painful skin rashes• Fever (due to infection)• Enlargement of lymph nodes(due to infection)• Chills•...

8 Content writing tools for beginners that improve productivity

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Writing content is not everyone's cup of tea. Sometimes it just becomes a tiring job. It may seem a tough job to write but it becomes easier after practising a lot. You must know about some tools which you can use as a beginner in the field of content writing. This is a list of creative content...

What is the innate immunity of the body? It’s part to prevent disease. What is its mechanism of action in our body?

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Definition Innate immunity refers to our body's internal capacity to kill and phagocyte the disease-causing microbe, including bacteria, viruses and protozoa. It is the non-specific immunity which is present in a person when born.On the other hand, acquired immunity is the one which is produced in the body when a specific antigen enters the...

How to do percussion of the abdomen? What do different sounds heard during percussion determine

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Percussion is a valuable technique that helps determine whether the viscera present under the percussed area is a solid mass or has some air.How to perform percussion? What is the technique of percussion?• Place your middle finger over and parallel to the organ to be percussed. The middle phalanx should be in firm contact with the surface...

13 factors that contribute to fitness

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There are many factors which contribute to the fitness of a person. Some of these factors are discussed below1)What is the composition of your body?2)Sufficient cardiac and respiratory supply3)Muscle strength4)Diet5)Body flexibility6)Age7)Weight8)Gender9)Smoking10)Psychological stress11)Heredity12)Regular exercise13)HydrationWhat is the composition of your body?Fitness is greatly dependent upon the compounds from which your body is conposed. The relative amount of fats carbohydrates...

Tired of doing hair care the wrong way? 14 tips to help grow your hair naturally  

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What is hair care?Hair care refers to hygienic and cosmetic processes which help grow hair primarily from the scalp of a human being.Why hair care is important?Hair care is important as it adds to the beauty of a person. It is also important for health of a person and to prevent from diseases. It is important to...

What are the protocols to do the examination of abdomen? A blog discussing the whole procedure of examination of abdomen

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Generally the examination of the abdomen is done I'm following four steps• Inspection• Palpation• Percussion• AuscultationHow to do inspection of the abdomen of a patient?While examining a patient's abdomen, the following protocols must be practised.1)Approach from the right side2)Introduction and consent3)Proper exposure4)Position of the patient5)Inspection6)Cover the patient7)Thank the patient8)Present your findings to the examinerApproach from the right...

How to take a history of a patient suffering from dyspnea(shortness of breath)Everything you need to know about how to take a history of a patient suffering from sob...

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Introduction What is dyspnea?Dyspnea is a term used for shortness of breath. It is characterised by difficulty breathing and the feeling of asphyxia, and breathlessness.Causes of dyspnea It may result from respiratory or cardiac diseases. In the case of respiratory failure, the lungs fail to inhale...