Barrett's syndrome: disease of the esophagus Barrett's esophagus is a special disease of the esophagus that usually occurs as a result of reflux disease. Changes in the mucous membrane lead to a shortening of the esophagus. The converted tissue carries an increased risk of cancer.
Viral infection by tick bite: TBE Early summer meningoencephalitis (TBE) is a tick-borne viral disease that can lead to dangerous inflammation of the meninges and the brain. The forms of the TBE symptoms are very different. In rare cases, serious neurological failures can occur, which in the worst case can lead to the death of the infected person.
What is leukemia? Leukemia is also known as blood cancer. The disease arises from hematopoietic tissues of the bone marrow and lymphatic system. There are many different types of leukaemias. Some forms are more common in children, others occur mostly in adults. It mainly affects the white blood cells, which do not function properly as a result of leukemia.
An intestinal breakthrough (or intestinal perforation) refers to a local breakthrough of the intestinal wall in the form of a hole or tear, which allows the intestinal contents to penetrate into the person's abdominal cavity. Accordingly, it is an extremely serious clinical picture, since a life-threatening situation can arise very quickly.
What is amyloidosis? With the rare disease amyloidosis, deposits occur in several organs and tissues due to abnormally folded proteins. These deposits (amyloid fibrils) can cause numerous disorders in the body, which can range from malfunctions, organ failure to death.
Inflammation of the tongue The tongue inflammation (glossitis) usually arises from mechanical stimuli in the mouth, for example from a poorly fitting prosthesis. Glossitis also occurs as an accompanying symptom of many general diseases. It shows up at every age and primarily affects immunocompromised patients.
Depression in autumn and winter A winter depression occurs regularly in the dark season and puts those affected in a seasonal mood depression. Above all, a lack of light seems to be responsible for this temporary and recurrent depression. In holistic medicine, however, other factors such as disturbed metabolic processes and a negative inner attitude towards winter are also assigned a certain importance.
Lyme disease: tick-borne infectious disease Ticks can - although rarely - transmit the bacterial pathogens of Lyme disease to humans. If such an infection occurs, the typical Lyme disease symptoms of the complex clinical picture do not always occur, such as blushing or later muscle and joint complaints as well as neurological disorders.
Arteriosclerosis Arteriosclerosis (arteriosclerosis or atherosclerosis) is a widespread disease in the modern industrialized nations, in which the arteries are permanently damaged by deposits on the inner walls of the vessels. The hardening of the arteries usually develops years before the first symptoms appear.
Candida albicansThere are talk of intestinal fungi when the intestine is infected with yeasts, namely with the yeast type Candida albicans. Actually, every person has this fungus in the intestine, only if he takes over does he become pathological and cause a wide variety of symptoms. An excess of intestinal fungi has an impact on the whole organism.
White spots on the skin Striking white spots caused by a pigment disorder are the characteristic feature of white spot disease (vitiligo). This chronic skin disease does not otherwise cause any further physical complaints, but the cosmetic impairments can become a considerable psychological burden.
Pyelonephritis: Chronic course: Inflammation of the kidney (pyelonephritis) is an infection of the kidney (pyelitis) and kidney tissue (nephristis). It is a bacterial inflammation that is favored by kidney stones due to urinary drainage disorders. With chronic renal pelvic inflammation, bacteria are only the trigger because it is maintained without bacteria.
Gluten intolerance Gluten allergy, the correct medical name for celiac disease or sprue in adults, is not actually a classic food allergy. It belongs to the so-called autoimmune diseases, since antibodies against gluten (grain protein) as well as against the own tissue are formed.
In most cases, a bladder infection is caused by bacteria that nest and multiply within the bladder. In theory, infections with viruses or unicellular parasites (protozoa such as Trichomonas vaginalis) are also possible, but in practice these are extremely rare.
Splenic infarction A splenic infarction represents the death of splenic tissue, which can occur due to various causes and underlying diseases. An undersupply of blood due to arterial occlusion is often the trigger for the spleen disease. Depending on the extent, the incident may go unnoticed or lead to an acute abdomen and other side effects.
Hyperthyroidism: Overactivity of the thyroid gland One speaks of an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) if too many thyroid hormones are produced and released. The causes are often found directly in the thyroid, such as Graves' disease or thyroid autonomy.
Breast growth in boys A particularly stressful situation can arise in boys and men if they develop breasts due to an imbalance between the female sex hormone estrogen and the male testosterone. This imbalance is in most cases of a physiological nature and occurs increasingly in infants, during puberty or in advanced age.
Oral thrush (oral candidiasis) The term “tongue fungus”, also called oral thrush, is usually understood to mean an infection with the widespread yeast fungus “Candida albicans”, which is characterized by a white coating on the tongue. In most cases, other complaints such as redness, burning or swallowing difficulties occur, often there are also bloody spots under the whitish tongue nodules.
Cyst on the tooth A tooth cyst (medical: odontogenic cyst) is often found by chance during a dental examination, since it has not caused any complaints to date. However, the cyst can lead to the displacement of healthy tissue and in the long term, for example, can cause significant misalignment of the teeth.
Hoher BlutdruckSeit mehr als 30 Jahren gilt Bluthochdruck, medizinisch Hypertonie genannt, als eines der häufigst festgestellten Leiden in den westlichen Industriestaaten und kann damit auch hierzulande als Volkskrankheit betrachtet werden. Während ein vorübergehend erhöhter Blutdruck Symptom verschiedener Erkrankungen oder auch Nebenwirkung bestimmter Arzneien sein kann, ist eine chronische Erhöhung des Blutdrucks in den arteriellen Blutgefäßen als Krankheitsbild zu bewerten, das seinerseits zahlreiche Folgebeschwerden mit sich bringen kann.
Psychosomatosis is the term used to refer to physical illnesses that originate from psychological impairments. Psychological stress can manifest itself in physiological diseases, which then constitute an independent complaint and require appropriately adapted therapeutic measures.