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Is hepatitis a the same thing as jaundice?

Is hepatitis a the same thing as jaundice?

No: Jaundice is a syndrome of yellowing of the skin and eyeballs due to an increase in a chemical called bilirubin. Many types of liver disease can lead to this, including hepatitis a. However, there are other possible causes of jaundice. ...Read more

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Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more


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Is jaundice the same as hepatitis?

Is jaundice the same as hepatitis?

No: Jaundice is an elevation of bilirubin in the blood which makes the whites of the eyes yellow. Although hepatitis, viral or not, can cause jaundice, you can have hepatitis without jaundice and jaundice can be caused by other things. ...Read more

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Is septicemia the same thing as "blood poisoning"?

Is septicemia the same thing as "blood poisoning"?

We can say: Septicemia- in lay man terms can be called blood poisoning. Some bacteria produce what are called endotoxins which circulate in the blood stream, cause serious illness. ...Read more

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Is there a difference what kind of bowel prep is done for a colonoscopy as long as the end result is the same?

Is there a difference what kind of bowel prep is done for a colonoscopy as long as the end result is the same?

Some preps: Are more difficult or time consuming, which caues non-compliance, or result in more electrolyte abnormalities, such as low potassium. But you are right, once the prep is complete and the end result is satisfactory, then the choice of prep is not even relevant. ...Read more

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Is the a non drowsy drug that does the same thing as benegril?

Is the a non drowsy drug that does the same thing as benegril?

Do you mean benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine, but can be very sedating. If by doing the same thing you mean treating seasonal allergies then there are several anti-histamines that are usually not sedating, for example, fexofenadine, Loratadine and cetirizine. These are all available in various over the counter preparations. Please be sure to follow the package directions. ...Read more

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Is it possible dehydration has the same symptoms as diabetes?

Is it possible dehydration has the same symptoms as diabetes?

Easy to separate: If your blood sugar is too high you will piss out lots of body water drawn off by the sugar in your urine.This can and does cause dehydration. However, when a simple dipstick urine test shows all the sugar excess, you know it's diabetes.If the same urine dipstick test shows just concentrated pee & no sugar, you are simply dehydrated. ...Read more

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Is prostatitis the same thing as a prostate infection?

Is prostatitis the same thing as a prostate infection?

Yes: Prostatitis refers to infection and/or inflammation of the prostate. Prostatitis may be due to infection by various types of organisms or it may be due to non-infectious causes. ...Read more

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What is a disease of the bile ducts. Would it count as a liver disease?

What is a disease of the bile ducts. Would it count as a liver disease?

Bile duct: Diseases of bile ducts include obstruction by stone, cancer cells, or infection (cholangitis). Bile ducts are within the liver, so it is considered a liver disease. ...Read more

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Is it true that a TB skin test is the same as a TB immunization?

Is it true that a TB skin test is the same as a TB immunization?

No: The skin test injects a set amount of purified protein into the skin to detect prior exposure to tb. A positive test shows the person has developed antibodies to the test and make it turn red and develop a thick spot where the injection occurred. The immunization injects bcg that stimulates the body to make antibodies. ...Read more

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What is fields’ disease? Is it the same as als?

What is fields’ disease? Is it the same as als?

Similar: Fields' disease is considered to be the rarest known disease in the world, with only two diagnosed cases in history. It is named after welsh twins catherine and kirstie fields. Fields' disease is a neuromuscular disease, causing muscular degeneration. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as the best food for you, or is a variety always the best thing to do?

Is there such a thing as the best food for you, or is a variety always the best thing to do?

No: A well balanced diet of protein, complex low glycemic carbohydrates and monosaturated fats or the basis of a healthy diet. There is no one best food. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for a person having inflammation in the entire body. Doctors defined it as erythematous nodumus? Is there a cure on this disease

What is the best cure for a person having inflammation in the entire body. Doctors defined it as erythematous nodumus? Is there a cure on this disease

Not a disease: Erythema nodosum (en) (red nodules) is merely a manifestation of any of a number of different infectious, allergic, allergic, or unknown disease entities. Most of the time the cause is not found and the red spots and lumps go away, on their own. If there are some other cause for them, that cause needs to be elucidated and treated separately. http://www.medicinenet.com/erythema_nodosum/article.h. ...Read more

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Is septicemia the same thing as sepsis?

Is septicemia the same thing as sepsis?

Sort of: Sepsis is a term for any infection that causes a systemic inflammatory response. The most common causes of sepsis are pneumonia & urinary tract infections. When sepsis is associated with organ dysfunction, this is called severe sepsis. Septicemia is a term that some equate with sepsis; others consider septicemia equivalent to bacteremia (bacteria in the bloodstream). ...Read more

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Is hepatitis d the same as e?

Is hepatitis d the same as e?

No: Two different viruses. Hepatitis d is a "handicapped" virus that needs hepatitis b to be present to be able to replicate. Hepatitis e is an entirely different virus. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as mild alcoholic hepatitis?

Is there such a thing as mild alcoholic hepatitis?

Yes: But that doesn't mean the underlying drinking issue is not extremely serious. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more


Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
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Hepatitis A (Definition)

A viral infection of your liver usually food born that will resolve over time with ...Read more