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Early symptoms of metabolic syndrome

Submitted by Stephanie Arroyo on 17:08

The most notable of the early symptoms of metabolic syndrome is a large waist line – inches for men and 35 inches for women. Metabolic syndrome is said to occur when any three of these five conditions are present at the same time; excessive weight around the waist, high levels of triglycerides, low levels of HDL (‘good’ cholesterol), high blood pressure, and high fasting blood glucose levels.

Frequently asked questions about eating disorders

Submitted by Pablo Retana on 13:17

Eating disorders are much more serious than having breakfast for dinner, though many people seem to take it very lightly – particularly those who do not suffer from such a condition. For the benefit of those people, Discount Medical Supplies presents these frequently asked questions about eating disorders.

Frequently asked questions about diabetes

Submitted by Stephanie Arroyo on 12:40

Diabetes is often thought of – especially from the outside looking in – as a single entity. But like cancer, diabetes mellitus is actually a group of related diseases. What are those diseases? Learn the answer to that and other frequently asked questions about diabetes here at Discount Medical Supplies.

Early symptoms of autism spectrum disorder

Submitted by Pablo Retana on 09:09

The early symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can occur in early infancy, but they can also appear months or years after a child has been developing normally – only to become withdrawn, aggressive, and lose previously acquired skills. The symptoms can be divided in two categories; social communication/interaction and behavioral patterns.

Early symptoms of Lyme disease

Submitted by Pablo Retana on 11:08

The early symptoms of Lyme disease usually occur 3-30 days after having been bitten by an infected tick carrying the Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium.

Early symptoms of bedsores

Submitted by Stephanie Arroyo on 10:50

The early symptoms of bedsores (pressure ulcers) fall within the first stage of this condition, as defined by the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel. As the condition progresses through each of the four stages, so do the symptoms.

Early symptoms of cystic fibrosis

Submitted by Pablo Retana on 16:35

The early symptoms of cystic fibrosis (CF) usually appear during the first year of life – though they may also develop until the teenage years and even later in life. One of the very first signs that parents observe is that the baby’s skin tastes salty when they kiss it. Generally speaking, though, the symptoms can vary from person to person depending on the organs and systems affected.

Early symptoms of whooping cough (pertussis)

Submitted by Pablo Retana on 15:38

The early symptoms of whooping cough – otherwise known as pertussis; or, the ‘100 day cough’ in China – are similar to those of a common cold. As a matter of fact, whooping cough – so named because of violent, rapid coughing that produces a loud ‘whooping’ sound – often goes unsuspected or undiagnosed until the patient experiences more serious symptoms. This respiratory tract infection progresses in three distinct stages, and the symptoms vary accordingly.

Early symptoms of Guillain-Barré syndrome

Submitted by Stephanie Arroyo on 15:38

The early symptoms of Guillain-Barré (GBS) syndrome usually are tingling and weakness in the feet and legs that vary and intensity and may spread to the upper body and arms.

The early symptoms of scarlett fever

Submitted by Pablo Retana on 16:40

The early symptoms of scarlett fever – also known as scarlatina – usually are fever and sore throat. 1-2 days after infection, a sunburn-looking, bumpy rash with itchiness appears on the neck and face but not around the mouth. The rash spreads to the chest and back, and proceeds from thereto the rest of the body. The rash – which may have a sandpaper feel – forms red lines around the groin, armpits, elbows, knees and neck, and other body creases.