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Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Lactic acidosis 10/28/2010 (16%)
Lactic acidosis is when lactic acid builds ups in the bloodstream faster than it can be removed. Lactic acid is produced when oxygen levels in the body drop. Causes, incidence, and risk factors: The most common cause of lactic acidosis is intense exercise. However, it can also be caused by certain diseases, such as: AIDS Cancer Kidney failure Respiratory failure Sepsis Metformin, a common medicine used to treat diabetes, can also cause lactic acidosis.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Thrush 08/28/2009 (16%)
Candidiasis - oral; Oral thrush; Fungal infection - mouth; Candide - oral Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Thrush is caused by forms of a fungus called Candida . A small amount of this fungus lives in your mouth most of the time. It is usually kept in check by your immune system and other types of germs that also normally live in your mouth. However, when your immune system is weaker, the fungus can grow, leading to sores (lesions) in your mouth and on your tongue.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Color blindness 04/13/2009 (16%)
Color deficiency; Blindness - color Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Color blindness occurs when there is a problem with the color-sensing materials (pigments) in certain nerve cells of the eye. These cells are called cones. They are found in the retina , the light-sensitive layer of tissue at the back of the inner eye. If you are missing just one pigment, you might have trouble telling the difference between red and green.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Varicocele 09/22/2009 (16%)
Varicose veins - scrotum Causes, incidence, and risk factors: A varicocele forms when valves inside the veins along the spermatic cord prevent blood from flowing properly. This causes the blood to back up, leading to swelling and widening of the veins. (This is essentially the same process that leads to varicose veins , which are common in the legs.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Canavan disease 11/10/2010 (16%)
Spongy degeneration of the brain; Aspartoacylase deficiency Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Canavan disease is passed down (inherited) through families. It is more common among Ashkenazi Jews than in the general population. The lack of the enzyme , aspartoacylase, leads to a buildup of material called N-acetylaspartic acid in the brain.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Broken or knocked out tooth 02/22/2010 (16%)
Teeth - broken; Tooth - knocked out Considerations: A permanent tooth that is knocked out can sometimes be reimplanted. In most cases, only permanent, adult teeth are reimplanted into the mouth. Baby teeth are usually left out.  Immediately contact your dentist when a tooth is broken or knocked out. If you can find the tooth after the accident or injury, bring it with you when you seek medical help.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Metal polish poisoning 02/01/2010 (16%)
Metal polishes are used to clean all metals, brass, copper, or silver. This article discusses the harmful effects from swallowing metal polish. This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure. If you have an exposure, you should call your local emergency number (such as 911) or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222. Poisonous Ingredient: The poisonous ingredients found in metal polishes are ammonia and hydrocarbons, which are substances that contain only hydrogen and carbon.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Muscle atrophy 02/06/2010 (16%)
Muscle wasting; Wasting; Atrophy of the muscles Considerations: There are two types of muscle atrophy. Disuse atrophy occurs from a lack of physical exercise. In most people, muscle atrophy is caused by not using the muscles enough. People with sedentary jobs, medical conditions that limit their movement, or decreased activity levels can lose muscle tone and develop atrophy. This type of atrophy can be reversed with exercise and better nutrition.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Breastfeeding - self-care 07/26/2010 (14.4%)
Breast pump information; Nursing mothers - self-care Function: Food Sources: Side Effects: Recommendations: BREASTFEEDING DAILY FOOD GUIDE In general, breastfeeding women should eat a well-balanced, varied diet.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Advance care directives 08/01/2009 (14.4%)
Advance care directives allow patients to provide instructions about their preferences regarding the care they would like to receive if they develop a terminal illness or a life-threatening injury.
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