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How does Asthma affect you?

Ärztliches Zentrum für Qualität in der Medizin (äzq)

This information leaflet provides an overview of asthma. Find out what triggers asthma, what treatment options are available and how to prevent lung infection.

Diabetes

Ethno-Medizinisches Zentrum e.V. Hannover

The metabolic disease diabetes mellitus (commonly known as diabetes) is one of the most widespread chronic diseases in Germany. Find out how to avoid disease through healthy diet and sufficient exercise.

Diabetes and your eyes

Ärztliches Zentrum für Qualität in der Medizin (ÄZQ)

Diabetes can cause damage to the retina of your eyes. Here you can find out what the risk factors and warning signs are and how damage to the retina is treated or can be prevented. 

Diabetes and your feet

Ärztliches Zentrum für Qualität in der Medizin (ÄZQ)

Diabetes can cause damage to blood vessels and nerves. It often affects the feet. This fact sheet contains information on risk factors and necessary tests, well as on the treatment and prevention of a diabetic foot syndrome or foot complications.

Treatment of type 2 diabetes

Ärztliches Zentrum für Qualität in der Medizin (ÄZQ)

What symptoms help me identify type 2 diabetes? What are the consequences of this disease and how can it be treated? Find out how a healthy diet and sensible lifestyle can enable you to live with diabetes, even without the need for medication.

Heart failure

Ärztliches Zentrum für Qualität in der Medizin (ÄZQ)

Your doctor has diagnosed a chronic coronary heart disease (CCHD). This is a serious condition that persists throughout a lifetime. If specific treatment is administered, you can however achieve a state which is comparable to that of a healthy individual.

Coronary heart disease – What is that?

Ärztliches Zentrum für Qualität in der Medizin (ÄZQ)

Chronic coronary heart disease is a serious illness. Here you can find information on how the disease develops, treatment options and preventive measures.

Coronary heart disease – What to do in an emergency

Ärztliches Zentrum für Qualität in der Medizin (ÄZQ)

You have a chronic coronary heart disease (CCHD and know that this condition has to be taken seriously. This information explains how to recognise dangerous situations and how best to react in the event of an emergency.

Sudden back pain – What can I do?

Ärztliches Zentrum für Qualität in der Medizin (ÄZQ)

What would help someone suffering from lower back pain and what might be the cause? This flyer provides information on how to deal with sudden back pain, treatment options and preventive measures.

Chronic Back Pain

Ärztliches Zentrum für Qualität in der Medizin (ÄZQ)

This handout gives people with chronic (lower) back pain an overview of potential treatment options and includes tips on what you can do for a healthy back.

Tuberculosis

Ärztliches Zentrum für Qualität in der Medizin (ÄZQ)

Here you can find information on tuberculosis, one of the most common infectious diseases worldwide. Find out what symptoms can occur, which treatment options are available and what you need to consider during treatment.

COPD

Ärztliches Zentrum für Qualität in der Medizin (ÄZQ)

Here you can find information on the clinical picture of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), on possible risk factors and on its treatment.

COPD exacerbation

Ärztliches Zentrum für Qualität in der Medizin (ÄZQ)

In the case of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), it is possible for persons to experience an acute worsening of their health status from time to time. Specialists refer to this as “exacerbation”. This fact sheet gives some important tips on how to recognise this emergency situation and correctly respond to this threatening condition.

Antibiotics – what you should know

Ärztliches Zentrum für Qualität in der Medizin (ÄZQ)

This fact sheet explains how antibiotics work and what you should remember when you take them.

Resistance to Antibiotics

Ärztliches Zentrum für Qualität in der Medizin (ÄZQ)

Here you can find information on how resistance to antibiotics develops and what you can do to prevent it.

Safe medical treatment

Ärztliches Zentrum für Qualität in der Medizin (ÄZQ)

It is not always easy to take medicines as prescribed. This fact sheet tells you how to take medicinal products safely.

Multimedication

Ärztliches Zentrum für Qualität in der Medizin (ÄZQ)

This fact sheet explains why patients are given many different medicinal products and the risks involved when several medicines are taken at the same time.

Medical rehabilitation through German Pension Insurance: Support for People with Chronic Illness

Ethno-medizinisches Zentrum e.V.

Medical rehabilitation helps chronically ill persons to reduce the effects of their illness. The guide provides information about the steps involved, how to file an application and answers frequently asked questions.

Medical rehabilitation through German Pension Insurance: Support for children and adolescents with chronic illness

Ethno-medizinisches Zentrum e.V.

Medical rehabilitation offers children and adolescents with chronic illness targeted support to improve their health situation and quality of life. This guide informs parents about rehabilitation services and helps file an application.

Medical rehabilitation through German Pension Insurance: Support for adolescents who children and adolescents with chronic illness (version for young people)

Ethno-medizinisches Zentrum e.V.

Medical rehabilitation offers children and adolescents with chronic illness targeted support to improve their physical and mental health. This guide was written for children and adolescents and answers frequently asked questions.

Borreliosis

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

Borreliosis, also known as Lyme disease, is primarily transmitted by ticks.  Here you find information about infection, treatment and protection against borreliosis.

TBE (tick-borne encephalitis)

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

TBE is an inflammation of the brain and brain membranes that is caused by a virus. This sheet provides information about infection, treatment and protection against TBE.

Flu (Influenza)

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

The real flu, also referred to as influenza, is an acute disease of the respiratory system. Here you find information about infection, treatment and protection against the flu.

Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD)

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

HFMD is caused by viruses and its symptoms include a rash in or around the mouth, on the palms of the hands and on the soles of the feet.  This sheet provides information on transmission, infection and treatment.

Hepatitis A

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

Hepatitis A is a liver infection that is caused by a virus. This sheet provides information about infection, treatment and protection against hepatitis A.

Whoopting cough (pertussis)

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

Whooping cough (pertussis) is a respiratory infection. It is caused by bacteria and is highly contagious. Here you find information about infection, treatment and protection against whooping cough.

Scabies

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

Scabies is a contagious human skin infection caused by the itch mite. Here you find information about infection, treatment and protection against this disease.

Legionella

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

Legionella are bacteria that cause different symptoms in persons, from flu-like ones to severe pneumonia. This sheet provides information about infection, treatment and protection against Legionella.

Measels

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

Measles is caused by viruses and is highly contagious. In Germany, vaccinations have ensured that measles infections are now much less common. Here you find information about measles infection, symptoms and vaccination.

Meningococcal

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

Meningococcal infection is a severe disease that can become life-threatening within just a few hours. It can cause meningitis or a bloodstream infection. Here you find information about infection, the symptoms of and protection against meningococcal disease.

Mumps

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

Mumps is an infectious disease which is particularly characterised by inflammation and swelling of the parotid glands. This sheet provides information about infection, symptoms and protection against this disease.

Noroviruses

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

Noroviruses occur around the world and usually cause gastrointestinal problems Here you find information about infection, treatment and protection against noroviruses.

Ringel rubella

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

Ringel rubella are caused by a virus and usually manifest as a mild flu-like illness with a rash. This sheets provides information about infection, treatment and protection against ringel rubella.

Rubella

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

Rubella is caused by viruses and is highly contagious.  The illness can include a rash and flu-like symptoms. Here you find information about infection, treatment and protection against rubella.

Rotaviruses

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

Rotaviruses are one of the most common causes of gastrointestinal illnesses in small children and are highly contagious. This sheet informs about infection, treatment and protection against rotaviruses.

Salmonella

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

Salmonella is a typical food-borne infection that causes diarrhoea.  Here you find information about infection, treatment and protection against Salmonella.

Scarlet Fever

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

Scarlet fever is one of the most common bacterial childhood infections. In most cases, it causes throat inflammation and a skin rash.  This sheet provides information about infection, treatment and protection against scarlet fever.

Tuberculosis

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

Tuberculosis is caused by bacteria. The pathogens mostly affect the lungs, where the first symptom they produce includes coughing, but can also invade almost any other organ. This sheet provides information about infection, treatment and protection against tuberculosis.

Chickenpox/ Shingles

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

Chickenpox infection usually occurs in childhood and manifests as fever and an itchy rash.  Once the patient has recovered, the virus remains dormant in the body and can reactivate many years later, causing shingles.  Here you find information about infection, treatment and protection against these diseases.

AIDS and HIV - Current Knowledge, Protection and Treatment

Ethno-medizinisches Zentrum e.V.

This guide provides information on HIV and AIDS, prevention measures and therapy options as well as other topics including safer sex/drug use, contraception and pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections (STI), tuberculosis and viral hepatitis.

tip doc HIV

TipDoc

The tip doc documentation aids support the communication between medical professionals and patients. Here you find information about HIV infection, symptoms, treatment and background.

Good to know: Diphtheria 

Ethnomedizinisches Zentrum e.V.

Diphtheria is caused by bacteria and can affect the respiratory tract or the skin. This infectious disease can have serious consequences and, if untreated, be fatal even today. This brochure informs about infection and transmission routes as well as about treatment and vaccination.

Headache Diary

Deutsche Migräne- und Kopfschmerzgesellschaft e.V. 

It can be hard to recall specific details experienced in connection with  headaches or migraine days or weeks after the event. Logging major symptoms and other important facts in a headache diary can help to answer relevant questions. This helps with diagnosis and treatment. 

The difference between Post-COVID Syndrome and Long COVID 

Bundesministerium für Gesundheit

Some people who have been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus continue to suffer from
various health complaints for weeks or months. Such long-term health effects are also known as Long COVID. This infographic uses a timeline to illustrate the trajectory from SARS-CoV-2 infection to Long COVID to Post COVID. 

Dealing with respiratory distress

Bundesministerium für Gesundheit

This infographic uses simple drawings to show what you can do to alleviate respiratory distress.

What helps with a cough

Bundesministerium für Gesundheit

This infographic gives easy-to-follow tips against a cough. 

What helps with voice disorders

Bundesministerium für Gesundheit

This infographic gives easy tips on what helps against voice disorders.