Common Medical Terms Related to Symptoms

Here is a list of some common medical terms related to symptoms:

Terms related to symptoms

  • Anemia – It is a condition where the body does not have enough red blood cells, which provide oxygen to body tissues. People with anemia suffer from chest pain, lack of energy, headache, shortness of breath, and dizziness (light- headedness especially when standing up or with activity).
  • Coma – Coma is a deep state of unconsciousness where the person is unable to move or respond to his or her environment.
  • Convulsions – It is a medical condition where a person’s body appears to shake in an uncontrollable manner because of repeated and quick contraction and relaxation of body muscles.

  • Dehydration – It means that the body does not have required amounts of water and fluid. This may be due to excessive sweating, vomiting, or diarrhea. A person with dehydration suffers from dry or sticky mouth, sunken eyes, and less or no tears. Severe dehydration can be life-threatening.

  • Fatigue – It is a feeling of tiredness or lack of energy and it may be physical or mental.
  • Inflammation – Inflammation occurs in course of an injury or infection. It is a condition where a part of the body becomes swollen, reddened, hot and painful.
  • Lethargy – People with lethargy have abnormal drowsiness and will be in a state of being lazy.
  • Nausea – It is a common symptom for various diseases. Nausea is a condition of uneasiness and discomfort in the upper stomach with an urge to vomit.
  • Sinusitis – It is an inflammatory condition seen in sinuses and often arises because of bacterial, viral or fungal infection. Sinuses are the air-filled spaces in skull including the nose bones, forehead, cheek and eyes. Individuals facing this condition often suffer from headache with severe pressure-like pain behind the eyes. They also suffer from nose blockage and discharge, difficulty in breathing, cough and sore throat.

Having an idea on these terms helps you maintain your health properly.


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