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Alzheimer's Medications

Alzheimer’s Medications

Also called: Alzheimer’s Drugs, Alzheimer’s Medicine Summary Alzheimer’s medications are used to minimize or stabilize the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Currently there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, nor is there any way of slowing its progress. However, some treatment options may minimize or stabilize symptoms for some patients and delay the necessity of nursing …

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Alzheimer Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease – Symptoms and causes

Also called: SDAT, Senile Dementia Alzheimer’s Type Summary Alzheimer’s disease the most common cause of dementia among people over the age of 65, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal sign of aging. It is a progressive neurological disease. Little is understood about what causes Alzheimer’s …

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Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia Nervosa – Symptoms and causes

Also called: Binge Purge Syndrome, Bulimia Eating Disorder Summary Bulimia nervosa, also called bulimia andbinge-purge syndrome, is an eating disorder that is characterized by a pattern of binge eating followed by harmful purging behaviors, especially self-induced vomiting, to control or prevent any resulting weight gain. Eating disorders involve abnormal eating habits and can cause serious …

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Binge Eating

Binge Eating – Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Also called: Binge Eating Disorder Summary Binge eating disorder (BED) is a condition that causes people to experience recurring episodes of uncontrolled eating. During a binge, the person typically does not stop eating until they feel uncomfortably full. People with BED find the binges to be soothing at the time, but later feel extreme guilt …

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Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia Nervosa – Symptoms and causes

Also called: Anorexia Eating Disorder Summary Anorexia nervosa is a serious eating disorder that is characterized by an intense fear of weight gain, a distorted body image, severe weight loss and the absence of menstruation (in females who have already had their first menstrual period). For instance, individuals with anorexia nervosa often believe they are fat despite …

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Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders – Symptoms and Causes

Summary Eating disorders involve serious disturbances in eating behavior, including unhealthy reduction of food intake, severe overeating and/or dangerous methods to prevent weight gain, such as self-induced vomiting. Severe eating disorders may result in serious health consequences including death. Patients can be diagnosed with an eating disorder at any age, but they most often develop …

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Propecia vs. Finasteride

Propecia vs. Finasteride: What’s the Difference?

Male pattern hair loss can affect even young men. Hair loss in men is almost always the result of androgenic alopecia, also known as male pattern baldness. This type of hair loss affects up to 70% of men eventually. The “pattern” to male pattern baldness generally includes a receding hairline at the temples, and thinning …

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Self Esteem

Self Esteem

Summary Self-esteem is a person’s sense of self-worth. It also involves how people define themselves, which in turn influences their motivations, attitudes and behaviors throughout life. Self-esteem can be negatively influenced by a lack of self-confidence, independence and a sense of personal identity. Constant criticism and chronic (ongoing) self-doubt can also harm an individual’s self-esteem. …

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mania

Mania – Symptoms, Causes and More

Also called: Manic Episode, Manic Disorder Summary Mania is a psychiatric symptom that causes people to engage in excessive physical activity or to experience extreme feelings, such as elation or anger. Other symptoms related to mania include rapid thoughts and speech patterns, poor judgment and reckless behavior. It is a major component of bipolar disorder, …

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