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Abdominoplasty

Plastic surgery

Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that handles the extirpation of excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen, while reposition and strengthen the muscles of the abdominal wall. This type of abdominal surgery significantly reduces its bulging and flabby appearance, achieving a flat stomach and a slimmer waist. The intervention begins with an incision above the pubic hair area and extends to the hips. Through this cut excess abdominal skin is removed and the abdominal muscles...

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Anal abscess

Surgery

Anal abscess is an infection of perianal cavities that causes inflammation of the anal canal. The main symptom is an intense and sharp increases anal pain when sitting, defecating and even coughing or sneezing. If the infection is extended in the time the patient may have fever and malaise. There are several causes such as diarrhea, trauma, anal fissures or wounds of skin and mucosa by sex.

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Abscesses and boils

Odonthology

The abscess or abscess is an accumulation of pus caused by bacterial infection of the root of a tooth. The origin of the abscess or phlegmon may be different: in a cavity, which has infected inside the tooth, the nerve root and even bone; or periodontal disease has caused the movement of the teeth. The most common symptoms that produces an abscess include pain in the affected area difficult chewing, tooth sensitivity, bitter taste, bad breath, fever and swollen glands in...

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Acidosis

Nephrology

It is a disease that occurs when there is too much acid in the body fluids. Respiratory acidosis occurs when there is too much carbon dioxide (an acid) in the body. This type of acidosis generally occurs when the body is unable to remove enough carbon dioxide from the body through breathing.

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Acne

Aesthetic Medicine

Acne is a skin condition that can occur at any age and is the inflammation of the sebaceous glands. Usually it appears on the face but can also manifest in neck and back, causing aesthetic problems for people who have it. The symptoms are pimples reddish (known as papules), pustules or grains of whitish color, blackheads, pimples and even small cysts. It is important to diagnose the type of acne and the most appropriate treatment as appropriate: to remove...

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Achondroplasia

Orthopaedic Surgery

Achondroplasia is a disorder in which bone growth is the most common cause of dwarfism. Achondroplasia generates a morphological alteration (formation and growth) in bones that causes numerous complications. The main symptoms are arched feet, decreased muscle tone, prominent forehead and a very marked difference in the size of the head relative to the body, among others.

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Acromegaly

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Acromegaly is a disease characterized by excessive production of growth hormone in adulthood. People who suffer are the body's extremities swell, nose and lips.

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Acupuncture

Pain Medicine

Acupuncture is a treatment that is performed by inserting thin needles into energy points of the body for therapeutic purposes to correct energy imbalances or blood flows in many cases are causing disease. It is also used for the relief of pain and imbalances related to the musculoskeletal, respiratory, gastrointestinal and neural system as well as for relaxation and physical and mental strain. This type of treatment comes from traditional Chinese medicine and some medical...

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Addiction

Psychology

Addiction is a chronic, relapsing brain disease. It is based on seeking relief through the consumption or use of substances or other similar conduct. The development of this behavior implies for the addicted person's inability to control, difficulty refrain, consumption desire, decreased recognition of the problems of addiction and interpersonal relationships, and a dysfunctional emotional response. This creates problems in the life of the addicted person, eroding their quality of life....

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Adoptions

Psychology

When a child is adopted is subjected to sudden large changes that will change your life quickly. Therefore, some children sometimes require specialists who know how to guide this stage of psychological growth to make it as standardized as possible.

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