■ Ureteral colic

You will encounter a wide variety of gastrointestinal and urinary complaints in clinical practice. Careful interviewing will often lead you to the underlying disorder. This section addresses such gastrointestinal concerns as indigestion, anorexia, nausea or vomiting, hematemesis, abdominal pain, dysphagia or odynophagia, change in bowel function, constipation and diarrhea, and jaundice. There is also health history information on disorders of the urinary tract, including complaints of suprapubic pain, dysuria, urgency, frequency, hesitancy or decreased stream in males, polyuria, nocturia, incontinence, hematuria, kidney pain, and ureteral colic.

Coping with Asthma

Coping with Asthma

If you suffer with asthma, you will no doubt be familiar with the uncomfortable sensations as your bronchial tubes begin to narrow and your muscles around them start to tighten. A sticky mucus known as phlegm begins to produce and increase within your bronchial tubes and you begin to wheeze, cough and struggle to breathe.

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