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Gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach lining as a response to some injury. The mucus barrier that protects the stomach’s wall is damaged, and the digestive juices begin to do a lot of harm. This inflammation can be on the whole stomach or just some part of it. Also, gastritis may occur suddenly and is referred to as acute gastritis, or it could be chronic when it appears slowly and over time. It usually is not a serious disease, and people typically improve after treatment, but without proper care, it...

Dysmenorrhea, or commonly known as menstrual or period pain, is the most common menstrual symptom among adolescent girls and young women. Unfortunately, it is often not recognized by patients nor doctors; hence it is not treated. This condition is extremely common. Most teenagers that suffer from period pains suffer from what is called primary dysmenorrhea, which means they have painful menstruation without any pelvic disease. Why are there periods painful? Menstrual pain usually starts 6 to 24 months after girls get their first period, called menarche. The pain is known...

Rosacea is a skin condition that often appears in middle-aged and older adults. It is more common in women with fair skin, and it is characterized by redness and pimples in the face, especially in the central part of the face such as cheeks, chin, and forehead. In most cases, rosacea only affects the face, but there is a subtype that affects the eyes even though it is not as common. What causes Rosacea? The cause is unknown. There is no precise mechanism of why it appears. Still, studies have...

Also known as atopic dermatitis, eczema is a skin rash particularly common among young children, but that can last into adulthood. Atopic refers to an allergy, “derma” refers to the skin, and “itis” refers to inflammation. So, atopic dermatitis describes skin inflammation that results from an allergy. More specifically, it happens when the immune system inappropriately attacks the skin causing a dry, itchy rash on places of the body like the creases of the wrists, the insides of the elbows, and the backs of the knees. Similarly, it might exist...

Diarrhea is defined as a loss of the consistency of the feces, or watery stool, or an increase in the frequency of the depositions in a day (more than 3). Some sources say that having a stool that weighs more than 200 grams in a day is considered as diarrhea, but we know it is challenging to measure stool, so keep reading to learn more about this. The episodes of diarrhea can last from hours up to 14 days and are considered acute. When it lasts more than two weeks,...

The word dermatitis refers to an inflammation of the skin. It is usually itchy, and it goes by other names since different types of dermatitis depend on what causes it. One of the most common dermatitides is atopic dermatitis or Eczema. It’s a rash that often appears in young children but can last into adulthood. Atopic means allergy, so this dermatitis happens when the skin becomes inflamed because of an allergy. You can read more on atopic dermatitis at VirtualMD under topic Eczema. Other types of dermatitis Contact dermatitis Contact dermatitis happens...

The urinary tract infection, or UTI, is a commonly known issue. Even though they are so common, there's still a lot of misinformation around it.

Migraines are a type of headache with specific characteristics that makes them different from the typical tensional or cluster headache. It is a widespread disorder that many people suffer from.

When talking about acne, people think about teens and puberty. However, it is an issue that affects other ages too and can create a significant impact on patients' lives since it is associated with depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem.