Diseases

Specific information can help those concerned to deal with an infection and then take the right decision. It will also enable you to find appropriate support. The most useful information is written in an easy-to-understand style in the patient’s mother tongue.

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Heart / circulation

Cardiovascular diseases are widespread in industrialized countries, and can be influenced by genetic factors and the individual’s lifestyle. Healthy eating habits can help prevent cardiovascular disease and alleviate existing conditions. Losing weight, stopping smoking and getting enough exercise also have a positive effect.

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Wiederbelebung

Würden Sie wissen, wie Sie reagieren müssen, wenn ein Freund oder Kollege Opfer eines schweren Unfalls wurde? Notfallprofis erklären in 4 Schritten, wie man eine Wiederbelebung durchführt.

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Allergies

Allergies can occur in both children and adults. The most common allergies are to pollen and dust mites. But some people develop allergies to certain foods or pet hair. An allergy test can tell you whether you have an allergy or an intolerance.

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Allergies - simple to explain

What is an allergy? - Skin and respiratory diseases caused by an allergic reaction - How does an allergy arise? - What can I do? - Important general information : Pollen allergy/hay fever; Food allergy; Food intolerances; Insect venom allergy ; House dus…

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Epilepsy

Almost one per cent of the population develops epilepsy over the course of their lives. That is about 80,000 people in Switzerland, 15,000 of them children. (source: Swiss League Against Epilepsy). There are many different forms of epileptic seizures.

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Epilepsy info videos

Ten short videos explain and illustrate important things to know about epilepsy. The films are available in ten languages; subtitles can be switched on or off in the settings. - What is epilepsy? - Types of seizure - First aid during a seizure - Causes of…

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Back pain / rheumatism

50% of the Swiss population have back pain several times per month or even per week (Source: representative survey by Rheumaliga Schweiz). Those suffering from back pain need to know what causes it and what they can do to avoid it.

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Arthrose

Viele Gelenk-Schmerzen kommen von einer Arthrose. Darum geht es in dieser Broschüre. Sie erfahren, wie die Arthrose behandelt wird. Sie erfahren auch, warum Bewegung so wichtig ist.

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Lung disease

Examples of lung disease are asthma and tuberculosis. Smoking in particular damages lung health. So, there is information in various languages to help you stop smoking. This is to help all sectors of the population to understand the preventative messages.

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Dementia

As we age, the risk of dementia rises. Women are more commonly affected than men. This condition takes various forms, one of which is Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia cannot be cured, though it is treatable.

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Demenz - Diagnose, Behandlung und Betreuung

Aktualisierung der gemeinsamen Experten-Empfehlungen von 2014 Die Empfehlungen zu Diagnose, Behandlung und Betreuung wurden zwischen 2012 und 2014 von über 70 Demenz-Experten der Schweiz angepasst beziehungsweise erarbeitet.

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Vergesslich? Eine Abklärung hilft weiter

Bei Gedächtnisproblemen lohnt sich eine Demenz-Abklärung. Das Infoblatt bespricht kurz die Demenzkrankheiten, erklärt die Warnsignale, die nächsten Schritte und die Vorteile einer Frühdiagnose.

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Cancer

A cancer diagnosis can be very unsettling for patients and their families. Having suitable information can allay some of the fears. Besides the medical facts about the various types of cancer, it is also important for patients to know how handle their disease.

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Flyer: Early detection through mammography

The chances of survival and recovery from breast cancer are considerably greater if it is diagnosed early and treated appropriately with less aggressive measures. Find out about the advantages and disadvantages. You can then decide if you want to participa…

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Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most common non-communicable diseases. It affects about 500,000 people in Switzerland, both adults and children. The first step is to find out more about the illness and preventative measures. Information is also available about gestational diabetes.

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Diabetes and Ramadan

Even people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes can fast to Ramadan - but because of the metabolic disease they are not required to do so according to all Islamic law schools. However, many believers insist on keeping fast. During Ramadan, during the daytime fa…

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This poster does not replace a qualified consultation and is purely a guideline. Please contact your GP (Doctor), Diabetes Specialist, Diabetes Nurse or nearby Diabetes Association.

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Diabetes during Pregnancy

Diabetes in pregnancy or gestational diabetes is identifiable by increased blood glucose levels that are first detected in late pregnancy. This diabetes during pregnancy probably occurs in 10 — 15% of all pregnant women and is hence one of the most frequen…

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Other diseases

There are thousands of diseases. Some are common; others are rare. A disease is considered rare when it affects no more than five in every 10,000 people. Roughly 8,000 rare diseases have been described so far. There is a wealth of information about some diseases, whereas very little exists about others. But information is important when it comes to treating or living with the disease.