Saturday, August 15, 2009

A-Z Common Symptom Answer Guide

A-Z Common Symptom Answer Guide
McGraw-Hill | ISBN 0-07-141618-8 | Pdf | 240 pgs | 3 mb
Symptoms are what you feel when your body’s machinery isn’t working perfectly. About twenty symptoms account for most of the reasons people go to health professionals. People visit a health professional when the symptoms limit daily activities. They also visit health professionals to learn whether their symptoms indicate an increased risk for serious problems.

The most common group of symptoms is caused when a “bug” (bacteria or virus) has invaded the body. The typical symptoms of a “bug” are cough, fever, chills, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, earache, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. When caused by a “bug,” these symptoms usually resolve within three weeks.

Symptoms caused by bacteria or viruses are particularly common in young children because the child’s body is just learning how to fight the most common “bugs.” We call this building up immunity. Immunizations are given to young children to help speed up this process and eliminate the problems caused when these bugs are able to invade the body. It’s important to note that in children and adults, symptoms caused by viruses will not be helped by antibiotics.

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