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Written by Dr. Sherif Fayed, Pulmonary Specialist

Influenza, commonly known as flu, is a highly contagious disease caused by the influenza virus.
Everyone is encouraged to get the flu vaccine, but it is strongly recommended that the following groups are immunised because they are at higher risk of serious complications from flu:

Written by Dr.Marek Sepiolo Specialist - Vascular Surgeon

People have become concerned about the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) during long air flights or long journeys by bus, car or train following the press reports about occasional deaths due to fatal pulmonary embolism. The below information explains about DVT and pulmonary embolism (PE) risk, identify people who may be at increased risk and advise how to reduce the risk.

Written by Dr. Naglaa Rizk, Consultant - Gynaecologist

Uterine fibroids are abnormal growths of muscle tissue in the uterus (womb). They are also called leiomyoma or myoma.  Fibroids are almost always benign (not cancerous), but can range in size and number. 

Written by Dr.Yasser Negm, Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common gut disorder. Its cause is unknown. It is a long-term problem characterized by abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea or constipation. The condition affects one in five people at some point of their lives especially during times of stress. There is no cure for IBS but treatments can help a lot for relieving symptoms.

Written by Dr. Aline Abi Khalil, Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Gout attacks are sudden episodes of severe joint pain, usually starting at night, often in the big toe, with redness, swelling, and tenderness of the joint.

Gout usually develops in adulthood and is rare in children.

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