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Anti-inflammatory medicines can relieve pain and inflammation. Inflammation is the redness, heat and swelling caused by infection, disease, or injury. There are 2 main kinds of anti-inflammatory medicines: nonsteroidal and steroidal.
Antibiotic-associated diarrhea is a side effect of taking antibiotic medicine. Symptoms usually start between 4 and 9 days after you start to take the medicine. Most often the loose bowel movements are mild and go away when you stop taking the antibiotic. Sometimes a very serious type of diarrhea called pseudomembranous colitis happens.
Antibiotics are medicines used to treat infections caused by bacteria. Two types of germs cause most infections: viruses and bacteria. Antibiotics will not cure infections caused by viruses, such as colds and the flu.
Anticoagulants and antiplatelets are medicines that help treat or prevent blood clots. Blood clots can be dangerous.
Anxiety is feeling uneasy, tense or apprehensive in response to stressful or threatening circumstances. Some people feel more anxiety than others. Some people feel more anxiety than others.
Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix. The appendix is a small, fingerlike pouch located where the large and small intestines join. Scientists are not sure what the appendix does, if anything. But when it is inflamed, it gets swollen and painful and can cause serious problems.
The word “arthritis” means pain and stiffness of the joints. Sometimes you may also have redness, swelling, and warmth around the painful joint. In severe cases, joints may become misshapen.
Proper posture is important to help reduce pain. Start by using good posture to protect your neck, back, hips, and knees. If standing for long periods of time is painful, lean against a wall or put one foot up on a stool. Sit with your back straight to do work such as sorting and folding clothing. It also helps to sit on a high stool while you cook or wash dishes. Regularly stretch and relax, no matter what task you are doing. Reduce stress, stiffness, and tension by moving around.
An arthroscopic meniscal surgery is a procedure in which a surgeon uses an arthroscope and other tools to remove all or part of a damaged meniscus in the knee or, if possible, to repair a meniscus. A meniscus is a piece of rubbery tissue (fibrocartilage) between the bones of the knee joint. An arthroscope is a tube with a light at the end that projects an image of the inside of your knee onto a TV monitor. The arthroscope is about the diameter of a pencil.