Body Aches

This topic deals with generalized muscles aches all over, not just one arm, or lower leg, etc. โ€œMyalgiasโ€ is the medical term (โ€œmyo-โ€ = muscle; โ€œ-algiaโ€ = pain).  See Body Aches — Full Text for more in-depth explanations and discussions. First step — be sure weโ€™re talking about muscles, not joints.  Muscles are our meat; jointsContinue reading “Body Aches”

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is almost always caused by cigarette smoking (also by some occupational fumes and dusts).ย  There are 2 forms: Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema; most patients have a mixture of both.ย  Chronic Bronchitis can be present continually, but can also get worse from time to time with acute exacerbations that then getContinue reading “Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)”

Covid-19

New information keeps appearing; this Diagnosis123 section was last updated 1/19/2023.ย  Recommendations try to be consistent with CDC & WHO. What’s new with Covid? What follows is basic information & background about Covid, from prior posts. Covid-19, or simply “Covid,” stands for Coronavirus Disease 2019.  Itโ€™s caused by the germ โ€œSevere Acute Respiratory Syndrome CoronavirusContinue reading “Covid-19”

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