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Chemotherapy, Here's What You Need to Know

Chemotherapy is a treatment procedure that uses chemicals that are very powerful to stop or inhibit the growth of cancer cells in the body. In addition to cancer, chemotherapy is also used for the treatment of bone marrow diseases and disorders of the body's immune system, such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. Chemotherapy can be combined with treatment methods, such as hormone therapy, surgery, and radiotherapy. The implementation of this procedure can be done at home by taking oral chemotherapy drugs or through an IV that is done in a hospital under the supervision of a doctor. This choice is determined based on the type of cancer, stage, and patient's health condition. Timing of chemotherapy usually can last for several months divided into several sessions. This procedure is a systemic treatment that affects the whole body, so that it can cause various side effects felt by patients after therapy. Indications Chemotherapy Chemotherapy is the main cancer treatment metho…
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Tinea Barbae, Fungal Infection in Male Beards

Tinea barbae or fungal infections, which are especially in the bearded face and neck area. This condition is better known as ringworm. Characterized by itchy skin that looks like a crust. This condition usually occurs in adult men or older men, also in people with poor personal hygiene patterns. In addition, this disease is usually experienced by people related to livestock, such as cattle ranchers. Symptoms that arise Ringworm or tinea, is an infection of the surface of the skin, hair, and nails caused by fungus. In tinea barbae, the affected area of ​​the infection can look circular like a ring, with the middle part of the area looking clean like bald. This ringworm also looks like dandruff, in the form of patches or white crust that sticks, and can appear to peel from the surface of the skin that has this disorder. However, don't be surprised when tinea barbae appears in the opposite color, which is black. This is due to the base of damaged hair on the skin. Besides being…

Information About Measles Vaccine You Need To Know

Measles is an infectious disease caused by a virus. This disease spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Anyone can get measles if they haven't been vaccinated or got the measles vaccine. However, this disease is more common in young children. Measles can be prevented by measles vaccine or MMR vaccine. MMR vaccine protects against three diseases, namely measles, mumps, and also rubella. Immunization protects us from serious illness and also prevents the spread of the disease to others. The government is currently campaigning for MR vaccine to replace the MMR vaccine. This MR vaccine provides protection against the same diseases, namely measles and rubella. For children aged 12 months who have not received the measles vaccine as scheduled, MR vaccine can be given. The Right Time to Give MR Vaccine The measles virus is contained in millions of drops of water that come out of the nose and mouth when an infected person coughs or sneezes. This virus can …

Urinating Continue When Pregnant

During pregnancy, urination continues to be normal as a reaction to physical and hormonal changes in the body. Frequent urination can be one of the early signs of pregnancy. Urination continues to be common in pregnant women. The cause is hormonal changes, increased amount and speed of blood circulating in the body, and an enlarged uterine size. Causes of Pregnant Women Frequent Urination Hormonal changes make blood flow to the kidneys faster. As a result, the bladder becomes more often full. In addition, hormones also stimulate the kidneys to work more and produce more urine to help the body get rid of excess waste faster. When pregnant, the rest of the fetus's metabolism in the womb is also excreted through the urine in the mother so that blood flow and urine production in pregnant women increases. In pregnant women, blood volume has increased to nearly 50 percent from before pregnancy. This means a lot of extra fluid has to be processed in the kidneys and ends up in the b…

Eclampsia Causes Seizures in Pregnant Women

Eclampsia is an attack on pregnant women who experience preeclampsia, in the form of seizures or coma. This very rare condition is experienced by at least 5% of pregnant women who experience preeclampsia. A person can experience eclampsia even when he has never had a history of seizures. About 10 percent of pregnant women around the world experience hypertension or high blood pressure. Preeclampsia and eclampsia tend to occur in pregnant women with hypertension. Preeclampsia itself is a complication of pregnancy due to high blood pressure or anything else. However, eclampsia does not occur in the majority of pregnant women who experience preeclampsia. Only a small percentage experience it without being able to be predicted with certainty. Although the cause can not be known with certainty, but there are several factors that can play a role in causing eclampsia, including: disorders of blood vessels, diet or nutritional intake, genes, nervous system and brain (neurological), disord…