Acidity is a term used for a set of symptoms caused by excess production of acid by the gastric glands of the stomach.
Acne is a common skin condition that causes spots, oily skin and sometimes skin that feels hot or sore/painful to touch.
Allergies are a number of conditions caused by hypersensitivity of the immune system to something in the environment that usually causes little or no problem in most people. These diseases include hay fever, food allergies, atopic dermatitis, allergic asthma and anaphylaxis.
Ankle pain refers to any type of pain or discomfort in the ankles. This pain could be caused by an injury e.g. sprain or by a medical condition such as arthritis.
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension and worry. These disorders affect how we feel and behave. They can at times manifest into real physical symptoms.
Back pain is a common problem that may be triggered by bad posture while sitting or standing, bending awkwardly or lifting incorrectly.
Bleeding is the name used to describe blood loss. It can refer to blood loss inside the body, called internal bleeding. Or it can refer to blood loss outside of the body, called external bleeding. Blood loss can occur in/from almost any area of the body.
Blocked nose or stuffy nose refers to obstruction in one or more nostrils due to common cold or polyps.
A boil is a skin infection that starts in a hair follicle or oil gland and manifests as a lump, redness. It may also at times be filled with pus.
A burning sensation during urination can be caused by infectious (including sexually transmitted infections) and non-infectious conditions. However, it is most commonly due to bacterial infection of the urinary tract which in turn affects the bladder.
A burn is a type of injury to the skin or other tissues. It can be caused by heat, cold, electricity, chemicals, friction or radiation.
Calf pain is any feeling of discomfort along the back portion of the lower leg, from below the knee to above the ankle.
Chest pain refers to pain felt anywhere in the chest area from the level of the shoulders to the bottom of the ribs. It can be attributed to several causes ranging from muscular strain to reduction in blood flow to the heart.
Constipation refers to bowel movements that are infrequent or hard to pass. Constipation is a common cause of painful defecation.
A cough is a common reflex action that clears the throat of mucus or foreign irritants caused by allergy or infection.
Dandruff is the shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp. They can be seen as white flakes on the hair.
Diarrhoea is the condition of having at least three loose or liquid bowel movements each day due to bacterial and viral infection.
It is defined as difficulty in breathing along with shortness of breath due to causes largely related to the heart and the lungs.
Dizziness is a term used to describe a range of sensations e.g. feeling faint, woozy, weak or unsteady due to causes such as an ear infection.
Ear pain, also known as otalgia or an earache, is a pain in the ear which originates either from internal or external causes.
An abnormally high body temperature, usually accompanied by shivering, headache and in severe instances, delirium.
Gas is made in the stomach as the body breaks down food into energy. Excessive gas can be a result of a range from temporary conditions such as constipation and gastroenteritis, to food intolerances such as gluten/lactose intolerance.
The term refers to tingling, weakness, numbness , pain in the fingers and hand due to various causes.
A headache refers to pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, for example, migraines and tension-type headaches.
It is a pain in the knee and around knee joint due to causes like injury and medical conditions.
An abnormal build up of fluids (predominantly water) in the legs is known as oedema. Leg swelling is known as “lower extremity oedema” and may affect one leg or both legs equally. The swelling is painless and is a common problem, especially among older people. The most common symptom of oedema includes the swelling of the affected area, which also causes the surrounding area to tighten and indentation may also take place when pressure is applied to the affected area with a finger, sock or shoe. Other symptoms may include blurry vision, dizziness, mild headache, a sudden increase in weight, tender limbs, skin discoloration or redness in an extremity (cellulitis or DVT), jaundice, abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting.
Nasal congestion is also known as stuffy nose and is often a symptom of sinus infection. It usually occurs due to blockage of the nasal passages. You may feel that your nose is stuffed with something that can cause a number of other minor issues, causing a hindrance in performing your activities of daily living. You may experience trouble in sleeping, mild headache, coughing, constantly feeling the need to clear your throat, problems with your sense of smell, difficulty breathing through your nose and bothersome snoring. A stuffy nose may or may not be accompanied by a runny nose or nasal discharge. Nasal congestion is just another annoyance for adults or older children, but can be quite severe for infants if it is interfering with breastfeeding or children may also have sleep problems due to insufficient oxygen levels.
Nausea is a sensation of unease and discomfort in the upper stomach. It is accompanied by an involuntary urge to vomit.
A rash indicates an abnormal change in skin colour or texture due to various causes.
It is defined as a condition where the nasal cavity is filled with a significant amount of mucous fluid.
Sinusitis is an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining the sinuses.
Stress is the body's method of reacting to a challenge.
An ulcer is a discontinuity or break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ (of which that membrane is a part) from continuing its normal functions.
Vomiting is the involuntary, forceful expulsion of the contents of one's stomach through the mouth and sometimes, the nose.
Tears are important to remove foreign substances in or around our eyes. However, excessive tearing can cause watery eyes. Also known as Epiphora, watery eyes may also occur if the tear duct that drains the tears is not functioning. While the issue is not harmful, it can be annoying. The most common symptom of watery eyes is self-explanatory; the eyes produce excessive tears involuntarily and can give the eyes a glassy appearance. People with watery eyes may also experience crusting around the eyes, discharge, eye pain, red, bloodshot eyes, sneezing, swollen eyelid, reduced visual acuity, tenderness around the nose, foreign sensation in eyes, itchy and burning eyes.
Wheezing is a high-pitched whistling sound that occurs while breathing that may be a sign of other health conditions. The sound is most obvious when breathing out, but may also be made when inhaling. The most common symptom of wheezing is whistling or musical sound, which indicates that you have airways obstruction or vocal cord problems. Other symptoms may include coughing, shortness of breath, swelling of the face and tongue, a decreased level of consciousness, tightening in the chest, fever, sore throat, swelling of the tongue or lips, heartburn, itching eyes, nasal congestion, weight loss, night sweat, vomiting, loss of voice, sputum production and laboured breathing, especially when exhaling.