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 Management

Heart disease is the number one cause of death both men and women in the United States. But fortunately, today there are superior treatments for heart attack that can rescue lives and forbid disabilities. Treatment is almost efficient when started within 1 minute of the start of symptoms. Many more people could recover from heart…

10 Myths About Heart Attacks Debunked!

There are a number of myths about heart care and more specifically about heart attacks. We obviously want to stay clear of heart ailments so we carry with us a number of beliefs about things that we consider will either keep us safe from or make us more prone to heart attacks.  But many of…

Inflammatory Heart Disease – Types – Precautions and Treatment

An inflammatory heart disease involves inflammation of the heart muscle or the tissue surrounding it. There are several types of heart diseases such as hypertension, alvular heart disease, ischaemic heart disease, etc. They are classified into myocarditis, pericarditis or endocarditis depending on the layer of tissue where the inflammation has occurred. When there is an…

Tuberculosis—How Do You Get It?

Let us suppose for discussion purposes that a middle-aged lady comes to the physician’s office for her annual physical exam.  She has been feeling well and essentially has no physical complaints.  Her physical exam is within normal limits.  Because she has been doing volunteer work at the homless center the physician recommends that she have…

How to Make Hair Grow Faster – FAQs

Ladies and Gentleman, this article is relevant to both of you, so have a quick read. Are you having problems with thinning hair? Do you not have as much self confidence as a few years ago? Well why dont you get off your backside and take some action? Within this article I will answer a…

Spinal Cord Tumors – Information on Spinal Cord Tumors

A spinal cord tumor is a benign or cancerous growth in the spinal cord, between the membranes covering the spinal cord, or in the spinal canal. A tumor in this location can compress the spinal cord or its nerve roots; therefore, even a noncancerous growth can be disabling unless properly treated. Spinal cord parenchyma consists…

Pneumonia and its management

Pneumonia (pronounced: noo-mow-nyuh) is an infection of the lungs. When someone has pneumonia, lung tissue can fill with pus and other fluid, which makes it difficult for oxygen in the lung’s air sacs to reach the bloodstream. With pneumonia, a person may have difficulty breathing and have a cough and fever; occasionally, chest or abdominal…

Constant Back Pain Under Left Rib Cage

Back pain under the left rib cage is a dilemma for all patients suffering from it. Any constant pain is viewed by doctors as a very serious disorder or disease and requires immediate attention and cure. The rib cage is a formation that is composed by the thoracic vertebrae and ribs, sternum-breastbone, and the coastal…

What is Pneumonia and What are the Main Causes of Pneumonia?

Pneumonia-introduction Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs most often caused by infection with bacteria or a virus. Pneumonia can make it hard to breathe because the lungs have to work harder to get enough oxygen into the bloodstream. People with pneumonia usually complain of coughing, fever, shortness of breath, and chest pain. Your body’s…

Bronchitis Treatment – Cure yourself at Home

If you keep taking antibiotics for Bronchitis you find that after awhile they become less affective. In normal medical practice you don’t have much option as that hacking cough tries to remove the infected phlegm that the infection causes. Some people are unlucky enough to keep catching the Bronchitis infection and will end up at…

Shoulder Models Learning How Your Shoulder Functions

The shoulder is one of the most complex parts of the human anatomy. Though basically nothing more than a ball and socket joint created by the intersection of the humerus (upper arm bone) and scapula (shoulder blade), evolution has transformed the human shoulder into an intricate fulcrum and lever that allows us to do everything…

Fosamax femur fractures : Fosamax lawsuits

The Osteoporotic Drug Fosamax is Linked to Rare Femur Fractures: Fosamax (alendronate) is a bisphosphonate that slows down the break down of bone by inhibiting osteoclasts and thereby allowing for bone restoration.  This drug is manufactured by Merck and is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women by increasing bone mass and decreasing…

Known Cerebral Palsy

DEFINITIONS Cerebral Palsy (CP, Big Brain Paralysis) is a condition characterized by poor muscle control, stiffness, disability and other neurological dysfunction. CP is not a disease and not progressive (getting worse). In infants and premature babies, part of the brain that controls muscle movement are particularly vulnerable to CP injury occurs in 1-2 from 1000…