Medical Articles

When Does a Leaking Heart Valve Mean Heart Valve Surgery?

A leaking heart valve fortunately, does not always mean valve surgery. And, heart valve surgery, if it becomes necessary, does not always have to mean that you’ll need an open-heart surgery. In fact, most people with a leaking valve disorder, are totally unaware of their valvular disease. Their mildly leaking valve condition goes undetected because…

Heart Attack Description

Also known as acute myocardial infarction, heart attack is the leading cause of death worldwide. An average of 1.2 million Americans suffer from a heart attack annually and 40% of these people die. This condition is characterized by an interruption of the blood flow to a particular region in the heart. The interruption results to…

Age Ranges and Risk Factors For Getting Heart Disease

Is there any correlation between age and heart disease? What are the age ranges for getting heart disease? Who might be susceptible to this disease? These are all excellent questions that we will answer in this article along with covering the major risk factors for heart disease. So if you have a few minutes to…

Methods Of Diagnosing And Treating The TB Infection

Tuberculosis is an infection caused by the Koch bacillus, it primarily affects the lungs and it is contagious, healthy persons receiving the infection if living or working in the same place with the infected person. By coughing, the infected person spreads the germs into the air, and others inhale them. One way to diagnose TB…

Plant Growth Stages – How Plants Grow

Plant growth stages mirror other living things with a beginning, reproductive, and ending stage, except some plants have an additional dormant stage. The terms for these stages are: Vegetative, Reproductive, Senescence, and Dormancy. Starting with the seed, a plant seed is similar to a fertilized egg. It contains a food store for the new plant…

What Causes a Crackling Sound In the Ear?

Tinnitus is a condition that causes a person to hear sounds and noises that no one else can hear. Tinnitus is a fairly common condition that occurs in about 10% of the population. Tinnitus is normally found in the elderly however more recent studies have shown an increase in tinnitus occurrence in younger populations. More…

Pneumonia – Symptoms and Treatment

Pneumonia (Inflammation of a person’s lungs) can be caused by different organisms such as bacteria, fungi and viruses with more than sixty thousand people in the united states dying from the illness each year. Typical symptoms that would indicate a pneumonia infection are high fever, cough, cold, pectoral pain, sleepiness, muscular pain, and phlegm which…

Symptoms of Lymphoma in Women

Symptoms of lymphoma in women are generally the same as for men. Lymphoma often develops quietly and with few symptoms so it may take a while before you may realize that there is something very much the matter. Following is a list of the typical symptoms of lymphoma in women and symptoms of lymphoma in…

Recurring Common Cold Symptoms Could Be Allergies

Some people are troubled with recurring common cold symptoms or a large number of colds per year. During cold and flu season, typically from September to April, the grocery store aisles that contain the over the counter and some of the herbal remedies for common cold symptoms are crowded with people. You can become infected…

What Causes Bronchitis?

Bronchitis is as a result of the inflammation of the large bronchi. This inflammation is caused by the presence of harmful pathogens. Causes of bronchitis differ in individual cases. The symptoms are all the same. These include fever, fatigue, headache, expectorant cough, wheezing, shortness of breath and occasional chest pains. According to what causes bronchitis,…

Shoulder Pain, Injury and Treatment

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports shoulder pain afflicts nearly 1 in 10 people. Shoulders have a range of motion greater than any other human joint. It is no wonder they are frequently injured! Shoulder Injuries: As a personal injury attorney, I represent clients who have suffered serious shoulder injuries and broken bones…

Types of Bone Fractures

A bone fracture, commonly called a broken bone, is a painful injury that can require weeks or months to heal. There are many different types and severities of bone fractures, from a minor hairline fracture to a full break. While most people think of a “broken bone” as being a more severe injury than a…

Common Causes of Shoulder Pain and Injury

The shoulder is one of the most common problem areas on the human body. It is a complex anatomical mechanism with muscles, bones and ligaments all working together in unison. Shoulder injuries are most commonly caused by overuse or acute injury. The anatomical structure of the shoulder consists of a ball, socket, and three main…

What Are the Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy falls into three different categories namely spastic cerebral palsy, Athetotic palsy and Ataxic cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is a disorder that occurs when the part of the cells that makes up the part of the brain in control of muscular movements are damaged or destroyed. The signs and symptoms of more than a…