Sunday, October 20, 2019

Atheroma cyst

What is an Atheroma Cyst?

An atheroma cyst is a cyst under the skin of approximately 0.5 to 3 cm in size. The bump is usually skin-colored and you can shift it relative to the underlying skin tissue. If you press it, sebum can come out. The cyst can also open automatically, which means that sebum suddenly comes out. This tallow often has a foul, sour odor. An atheroma cyst is most common on the hairy head, face, chest and sometimes on the arms or legs.


Asthma, What is asthma?

Asthma is a respiratory disease that can occur in both children and adults. The condition is characterized by attacks of coughing, wheezing, tightness and extra mucus production in the lungs.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Non-specific stomach complaints

Non-specific stomach complaints

Non-specific stomach complaints, What are they?

Stomach complaints can be divided into three different types:
  • caused by an ulcer in the stomach or duodenum
  • caused by reflux of stomach acid in the esophagus
  • non-specific stomach upset
In this information folder you will find information about non-specific stomach complaints.

Osteoarthritis: changes in the joints

Osteoarthritis, What is it?

Osteoarthritis is the most common rheumatic disorder. The chance of the condition increases with age. Incidentally, osteoarthritis does not involve wear, but a change in the joints. How this change comes about is not entirely clear. A number of factors that influence each other probably play a role. In particular, the construction, heredity and (over) strain of the joint seem to play a role. Other names for osteoarthritis are 'osteoarthritis', 'degenerative joint disease', 'wear and tear erosion' and 'artrosis deformans'.

Arthritis in intestinal diseases

Arthritis in intestinal diseases, What is it?

In arthritis there is a joint inflammation. This can occur with some intestinal diseases, such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. This often involves the back, pelvis, arms and legs. The arthritis often appears to exist before the bowel disease causes symptoms. Arthritis in intestinal diseases usually starts between 25 and 45 years. It is equally common among men and women.

Chickenpox Varicella

What are chickenpox?

Chickenpox is a spot disease. Varicella is the medical name for chickenpox. Chickenpox mainly occurs in children between 1 and 8 years. It is striking that it is observed at an increasingly younger age. Chickenpox mainly occurs in the winter. More than 90% of the adults went through chickenpox.

Appearance of young people

Appearance of young people

Appearance of young people: What is it?

In our culture much attention is paid to appearance. The television overloads you daily with advertisements to look more beautiful, younger and slimmer. And if you have to believe the magazines, only beautiful people exist.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Birth control natural methods

Birth control natural methods

What are natural methods of contraception?

These methods to prevent pregnancy are mainly based on not having intercourse during the fertile days of the woman. Use is made of the knowledge about the woman's normal fertility. This knowledge is not necessary for the application of coitus interruptus (CI). How the fertile period is determined depends on the method chosen.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Contraception failed

When did contraception fail and is there a chance of pregnancy?

That may be the case with:
  • sexual intercourse in the fertile period if no contraception is used
  • forgetting one or more pills in the week prior to or following the stop week if unprotected sexual intercourse took place in the 7 days * prior to forgetting the pill (s) (see also general advice and precautions)

Contraception of definitive methods

What are definitive methods of birth control?

Definitive methods are methods that put an end to the possibility of becoming pregnant or bringing about a pregnancy. This can be achieved by sterilization of the man or sterilization of the woman. The term final is only relative. Sometimes fertility restoration is possible. Sometimes fertility can also recover spontaneously, resulting in a pregnancy.

Birth control combination preparations

What are contraceptive combination preparations?

Combination preparations contain an estrogen and a progestogen hormone. All combination preparations contain the estrogen ethinylestradiol in an amount of 15 to 50 micrograms. As a progestogen hormone, several substances are used with varying properties. Combination preparations are available in the form of a pill (DE pill), a patch and a vaginal ring.

Contraception barrier means

What are barrier means?

Barrier agents are agents that prevent sperm from reaching the cervix. The best known is the condom that is placed around the stiff penis. Condoms are usually made of rubber and come in various sizes, shapes, colors and with or without a spermicide. A latex-free condom can be used in case of hypersensitivity to rubber.

Birth control

What is birth control?

Birth control is a collective name for all methods and means that are used to prevent pregnancy. The drugs used for birth control are also called contraceptives.

How does contraception work?