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A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that may affect the upper and/or lower urinary tract. When it affects the lower urinary tract it is termed as cystitis and when it affects the upper urinary tract, it is termed as pyelonephritis. UTI cases are higher in those above the age of 45/50 years as they may be suffering from prostatitis, orchitis, pyelonephritis, cystitis or urethritis.
Computer eye strain – also termed as Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), is a common problem that most of us who use computer, or watch TV or play video games experience. Even children who keep playing video games or who use computers throughout the day at school can experience this eye problem. Some of the symptoms of CVS are redness in the eyes, eye strain, dry or fatigued eyes, double or blurred vision, headaches, neck, shoulder or backache, that can also occur as a result of the posture a person takes, while working on the computer.
Stomach flu” is not the same thing as influenza flu. A lot of people however do feel so. But it is not true. Stomach flu is an infection that affects the stomach and small intestine caused by a different virus than the Influenza viruses. Stomach flu is a gastro-intestinal illness caused by bacteria, viruses or parasites. The flu, which affect the respiratory tract and may also have fever, congestion, muscle aches, and/or fatigue, is caused by viruses only. Normally, stomach flu does not last more than 1-3 days. For the bowel movements to return to normal, it may take 1 – 2 weeks. When a person has stomach flu, s/he may have one or more of the following symptoms: Loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, low-grade fever, diarrhea, fatigue or muscle aches. The illness develops within a few hours, or it may suddenly start with stomach cramps, vomiting, or diarrhea.