disease is caused by a bacterial infection. The illness can range from mild to severe. It has nothing to do with the influenza virus (flu)
see or hear things that are not there
not safe, dangerous
harmful trash like used needles and bloody tissues etc.
questions or tests that helps find out how healthy you are
when every one has a fair chance to be healthy
everyone has a fair chance to live a long, healthy life. It means that your health shouldn't be at risk because of your race, ethnicity, gender, income, sexual orientation, neighborhood or other social conditions
health inequities are reflected in differences in length of life; quality of life; rates of disease, disability, and death; severity of disease; and access to treatment
being able to find, understand and use health information to look after your health
health literate information accessible, understandable, and easy to use
health literacy applies to both the person or organization (such as a hospital) giving the information and the person getting the information
doctors, nurses, therapists and others who care for patients
a person whose job it is to take care of the health of others
eating well, getting regular exercise, and seeing your doctor for routine checkups
when you can no longer hear some or all sounds
the organ that pumps blood through your body
muscle that pumps blood received from veins into arteries throughout the body. The heart is positioned in the chest behind the sternum (breastbone); in front of the trachea (windpipe), esophagus (tube connecting throat to stomach) and aorta (main artery in the body); and above the diaphragm (main muscle of breathing).
abnormal heart rhythm where your heart beats too slowly
a disorder of the electrical system of your heart. There are different kinds of heart block, some are more serious than others. Heart block may be a reason you would need a pacemaker
when your heart can't pump enough blood through your body
an unusual sound heard between heartbeats
extra swishing sound made by the heart when blood goes through it. Some cause no problems and others need to be treated medically or surgically.
number of times your heart beats in a minute
a burning feeling in your chest or throat that happens when stomach acid moves up into your esophagus (swallowing tube)
an abnormal buildup of blood vessels on or under the surface of the skin
commonly called a "strawberry" or strawberry hemangioma by parents. It is a type of vascular birthmark that typically appear in the first few weeks after a baby is born, can grow rapidly during an infant's first year of life, and then typically goes away by the time the child is 5 to 8 years old.
medical doctor who looks after patients with blood conditions
the study of blood and blood diseases
blood in your urine
using a machine to clean your blood
a treatment for kidney failure that removes wastes and water from your blood
a treatment for kidney failure in which your blood passes through a dialyzer to remove wastes and water
kidney disease causes your kidneys to lose their ability to filter and remove waste and extra fluid from your body. Hemodialysis is a process that uses a man-made membrane (dialyzer) to remove wastes, from your blood.
red blood cells that carry oxygen to body cells
a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout the body
a blood test to show your blood sugar levels over the last 3 months
a rare bleeding disorder where the blood doesn’t clot normally.
hemophilia causes a person to bleed a lot, even from a small cut.
a rare inherited bleeding disorder with no known cure. People with hemophilia bleed longer than others. The bleeding can occur in the joints or muscles of the body or on the skin from minor cuts or trauma.
condition where the veins around your anus become swollen and may bleed or cause pain
about your liver
liver disease that you get from drinking bad water or eating bad food
liver disease you get from someone else's blood or body fluids
liver disease that you get from someone else's infected body fluids, such as blood or semen
virus that can only be found in your blood if you also have hepatitis B
when a part of the body (from the inside) pushes through a weak spot in the muscle or surrounding tissue
protrusion of an organ through a tissue that normally contains the organ
virus, sores, cold sores
herpes simplex virus, also known as HSV, is an infection that causes herpes. Herpes can appear in various parts of the body, most commonly on the genitals or mouth
a condition that causes painful sores on your skin
an infection that shows up as a painful skin rash with blisters, usually on part of one side of the body (left or right), often in a strip
a good chance that something could happen
your pregnancy is called high-risk if you or your baby has an increased chance of a health problem
a pregnancy with a higher than normal risk of developing complications. Risk may be related to a woman's age, a woman carrying multiple fetuses, Rh incompatibility, preterm labour, placenta previa, gestational diabetes, among other conditions.
breast milk produced at the end of a feeding. High in calories and fat.
a disease that destroys certain white blood cells, which can greatly weaken your immune system
When your immune system is weak, you can get serious infections that you normally wouldn't, such as AIDS.
red, itchy, swellings on your skin
like, alike, similar
chemicals that help different parts of your body know how they should work
chemical messenger that regulated bodily functions such as blood pressure and the making of red blood cells
a team of people who give care to a person and their family when the person is nearing the end of their life
time when you are in the hospital, time spent in hospital
person or animal
an animal or plant that harbors and provides sustenance for another organism (the parasite)
the recipient of an organ or other tissue derived from another organism (the donor)
a virus that may cause cervical cancer
to moisten the air
a genetic disease that causes nerve cells in your brain to break down.
This causes memory and thinking problems and may change the you act, talk or walk.
when your body makes more heat than it can handle
Hyperthermia is different from a fever. With a fever, your body raises its temperature on purpose to fight an infection. With hyperthermia, your body temperature rises even though your body doesn't want it to
low blood sugar
low blood pressure
surgery to remove your uterus (womb)