Risk Factors of Ischemic Heart Disease

~heart attack (myocardial infarction)-when a part of heart muscle is permanently damaged or actually dies because there’s not enough oxygen. ~unstable angina-is an intermediary between myocardial infarction and stable angina.It’s manifestation is a severe chest pain that lasts more than stable angina and it doesn’t respond very well to medication. ~angina-is a chest discomfort which…

What is a Heart Attack?

WHAT IS A HEART ATTACK? The definition of heart attack is the slow or complete interruption of blood flow to the myocardium (cardiac muscle). A heart attack is technically known as myocardial infarction, or MI for short, (Myo means muscle; cardio means heart; infarction means death of the tissue). Atherosclerosis As described earlier, the cardiac…

What's Heart Disease?

The term heart disease could be a very broad term. Issues can arise inside the heart muscle, arteries supplying blood to the heart muscle, or the valves among the guts that pump blood in the proper direction. Understanding the variations between each disease of the guts can facilitate with the confusing applications of the term…

Treatment for Hereditary Hair Loss Problem

If hereditary hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) once in full swing, it is very difficult to stop or cause new growth. Therefore, early initiation of therapy is important. Hair loss has, in rare cases, an immediate connection with a medical disability. Treatment is therefore often medically necessary and appropriate only when the person with the appearance…

Pneumonia And Its Symptoms

Pneumonia refers to lung inflammation. There are 50 such lung inflammatory ailments. During such situations, the lungs inevitably experience build up of fluids. Several micro-organisms cause pneumonia. Pneumonic inflammation of the lungs occurs due to collection of cellular wastes and blood cells within the air sacs within the lungs. Such pneumonic inflammation creates breathing problems.…

Causes of Psoriasis

Psoriasis (pronounced /s??ra??s?s/) (suh-RI-uh-sus) is a disease which affects the skin and joints. It commonly causes red scaly patches to appear on the skin. The scaly patches caused by psoriasis, called psoriatic plaques, are areas of inflammation and excessive skin production. Skin rapidly accumulates at these sites and takes a silvery-white appearance. Plaques frequently occur…

Cold and Flu -causes, Symptoms, Treatment

What is Cold and Flu Is it a cold or the flu? While a common cold, including chest cold and head cold, can be caused by more than 200 viruses, seasonal flu is caused by either influenza A or B viruses. Cold and flu remedies can usually ease symptoms. Antiviral medications like Relenza or Tamiflu…

Pneumonia, Bronchitis, Asthma and Allergy

Pneumonia/ Bronchitis, Asthma/Allergy Bronchitis is an infection/inflammation that can be viral, bacterial, mycoplasmic, rickettsiae, parasitic or allergic in origin that affects the big, main air carrying tube systems of the lungs. Pneumonia is the infective, inflammatory or obstructive process of the filling with anything such as fluid of pus or mucus, bacteria, or pollen of…

Shoulder Problems

Shoulder pain is one of the commoner complaints seen by GPs. The shoulder girdle itself comprises five separate joints: the sternoclavicular, acromioclavicular, subacromial, glenohumeral and scapulothoracic joints. Problems in any of these can cause shoulder pain. Patients may also experience shoulder pain referred from distant areas such as the cervical spine, thoracic inlet, mediastinum and…

Patellar Luxation – Kneecap Disease on Dogs

Patellar luxation is usually a congenital condition in which the kneecap, or patella, dislocates outside of its normal trochlear groove. The dislocation clinically referred to as luxation, can occur on either the medial, or inside surface, or the lateral, or outside surface, of the knee. There are varying degrees of patellar luxation that are graded…

Stress Fractures – garyhill

Stress fractures usually start out as a minor discomfort in the foot or leg, that occurs near the end of a long run. Usually the pain goes away as soon as the athlete stops running. Stress fractures are small cracks in the bone caused by repetitive stresses or overuse, such as the repetitive impact on…

Cerebral Palsy and Erb’s Palsy

The birth of a child is one of life’s most treasured and joyous events. That joy can be tainted or destroyed when the child suffers a debilitating or fatal birth injury due to a medical error. Most birth injuries are preventable by proper monitoring of both the mother and the fetus during pregnancy and delivery.…

Sleep Paralysis Symptoms – How to Cope

Sleep paralysis symptoms are frightening conditions that cause you to be paralyzed while still conscious. It can happen when you are about to sleep or as you are waking up. As if that is not scary enough, it can also include hallucinations. A person may see an eerie figure, hear a strange sound or feel…