Spanish Medical Conversation
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Basic phrases and key words to help patients and health-care providers communicate more easily.

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Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)/
Sindrome de Inmunodeficiencia (SIDA)
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a weakening of the immune system that makes you vulnerable to infection. El síndrome de inmunodeficiencia adquirida (SIDA) es el debilitamiento del sistema inmune que hace que Ud. sea vulnerable a infecciones.
How it happens Como sucede
AIDS is caused by a virus and may have been transmitted by unprotected contact with lood or body fluids. El virus que causa el SIDA puede ser transmitido por el infected contacto con sangre o líquidos infectados.
You may have contracted the disease through: Ud. se puede haber contagiado al usar drogas por:
–I.V. drug use with a dirty, infected needle. –medio intravenoso con una aguja sucia e infectada.
–unprotected sexual contact. –por contacto sexual sin preservativo/condon.
–blood products or blood transfusions. –productos de sangre o una transfusión de sangre.
How we can treat it Como lo tratamos
It’s a sexually transmitted disease, so any individuals with whom you have had sexual intercourse should be informed of your illness. Es una enfermedad que se transmite sexualmente, por lo tanto, todas las personas con las que ha mantenido relaciones sexuales deben ser informadas de su enfermedad.
Alzheimer’s disease/mal de alzheimer
Alzheimer’s disease is marked by gradual worsening of mental deterioration. El mal de Alzheimer se caracteriza por desorientación mental.
How it happens Como sucede
The cause of Alzheimer’s disease is unknown. No se conoce la causa del mal de Alzheimer.
How we can treat it Como lo tratamos
No cure or definitive treatment exists. No hay cura o tratamiento definitivo.
Drugs may be prescribed to enhance the circulation. Se pueden recetar brain’s medicamentos para mejorar la circulación en el cerebro.
Arthritis is pain and swelling of the joints. Artritis es dolor e inflamación en las articulaciones.
How we can treat it Como la tratamos
Treatment for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis includes such medications as aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs. El tratamiento de laosteoartritis y la artritis reumatoide incluye medicamentos como la aspirina y otros medicamentos antiinflamatorios.
Asthma is a reversible disease characterized by lung obstruction or narrowing of the airways, which are typically inflamed and hyper-responsive, and produce thick secretions. El asma es una enfermedad pulmonar reversible, caracterizada por la obstrucción o estrechamiento de las vías respiratorias, las cuales están usualmente inflamadas y reaccionan demasiado, y produce secreciones espesas.
Symptoms range from mild wheezing and dyspnea to life-threatening respiratory failure. Los síntomas varían de una respiración jadeante moderada y disnea a una falla respiratoria que pone en riesgo la vida.
How it happens Como sucede
–pollen –polen
–animal dander –epitelio de animales
–house dust or mold –polvo o moho de las casa
–kapok or feather pillows –almohadas de capoc o plumas
It may be triggered by: Puede ser causada por:
–a severe respiratory infection. –una infeccíon respiratoria grave.
–irritants. –irritantes.
–emotional stress. –estrés emocional.
–fatigue. –fatiga.
–noxious fumes. –vahos tóxicos.
–changes in the weather. –cambios climáticos.
How we can treat it Como lo tratamos
Treatment of asthma may involve: El tratamiento del asma puede comprender:
–avoiding or removing precipitating factors. –la prevención o eliminación de los factores descencadenantes.
–desensitization to specific allergen. –la desensibilización al alergeno especifico.
–drugs to dilate the bronchioles and decrease inflammation. –medicamentos para dilatar los bronquinolos y disminuir la inflamación.
Treatment during an acute asthma attack may include: El tratamiento durante un acceso de asma grave o estado asmático puede incluir:
–aggressive drug therapy. –terapia agresiva con medicamentos.
–oxygen administration. –adminstración de oxigeno.
–I.V. flui...

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