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Opiate Withdrawal

...  to surface depends on the kind of drug that the person is addicted to. Physicians can normally diagnose opiate withdrawal in most patients after the patient undergoes physical examination. Relevant questions are usually asked, such as the patient’s medical history and drug use. It may also be necessary to ask the patient to undergo blood and urine testing to confirm opiate use. The  ...

Croup

...  age. In fact, around fifteen percent of children will suffer from croup at one time or another in their lifetime. It rarely occurs among teenagers and adults. The following article discusses common questions about this condition. How is croup diagnosed? Doctors make a diagnosis of croup only when other things have been investigated. The doctor makes sure that there is no epiglottitis,  ...

Alopecia

...  and what are its symptoms? Are there any known causes of it? How is alopecia diagnosed and what is the best method of treatment, if any? Here we examine alopecia and attempt to answer all of the questions above. Before anything else, what exactly is alopecia? Alopecia or alopecia areata is a disease of the skin that is acquired and distinguished by hair loss on certain parts of the body.  ...

Postpartum Depression

...  important. If the signs of postpartum depression are ignored, it can result in dangerous behavior, actions and thoughts. Diagnosis Of Postpartum Depression The doctor may start by asking the patient questions about the condition of the patient’s emotions, the quality of her life, and her eating and sleeping pattern. When postpartum depression has been established and diagnosed, the doctor  ...