The Importance of Understanding Edema

Edema occurs when fluid accumulates in bodily tissues and swelling develops. This fluid becomes trapped inside ‘compartments’ that exist in the soft tissues. The tissues that are most often affected are in the ankles, legs and feet. Rarely it shows up in the face or hands. Edema can happen to anybody but it seems to…

Sweets and Heart Diseases

A sweet desert is always welcomed by most of us. But some exaggerate and include too many sweets in their diets. A recent study has discovered that too much additive sugar consumed on a daily basis significantly increases the chances of developing heart diseases. This study shows a relation between high levels of additive sugars…

List Of Heart Diseases Classified – An Introduction To A Comprehensive Management Of These Condition

Heart disease (cardiopathy) refers to an embodiment of diseases affecting the heart. This includes coronary artery disease, hypertension, cardiac failure, congenital disease, valve disorders, infections, cardiomyopathy (cardio = heart, myo = muscle, pathy = disease), conduction disorders, and cardiac arrhythmias. It is the principal cause of death in the United States, England and Canada, responsible…

After Having a Heart Attack Can I Get Life Insurance?

Very often the answer is yes and you may be able to get your life insurance at a standard or better rate class. When assessing coronary artery disease, or CAD, and heart attack history the life underwriter will assess the severity of the disease using factors including: Plaque burden by catheterization Number of events and…

The Best Supplements to Prevent Heart Disease

For years it was thought that taking vitamins B, C and E would help prevent heart disease. But now, after some recent research, it has been determined that those supplements don’t really do whole lot to prevent heart disease. We do, however, have a list of supplements that can help prevent heart disease. Vitamin D.…

How Infections Affect the Body

Infections are caused by four types of organisms, which are bacteria, viruses, fungi and rickettsiae. They are lumped into one category called germs. Germs are easily transmitted from one person to another through coughing, sneezing, or touching. Germs can also be picked up from contact with various surfaces and they can invade the body through…

Can An Apple Hold the Secret to Luxurious Hair?

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away”… But did you know that apple can help in hair growth too? Research proves that apple consumption appears to promote hair growth. According to Japanese researchers, apple polyphenols or procyanidin B-2; a substance found in apples is highly effective in hair regrowth. Tests conducted on humans especially…

Chemotherapy Can Actually Increase Cancer Growth

Chemotherapy can increase cancer growth by damaging the DNA of nearby healthy cells. Researchers found “evidence of DNA damage” in healthy cells after chemotherapy treatment. Scientists recently published this report in Nature Medicine. Cancer cells metabolize sugar differently than do healthy cells. Cancer cells cannot absorb oxygen like healthy cells and it is this low…

Severe Bronchitis

Severe bronchitis is a result of a severe inflammation of the large bronchi. This can happen when one has an attack from pathogens. These pathogens are bacteria and viruses. Other causes of bronchitis can be smoking and inhaling dangerous fumes. Severe bronchitis can progress to pneumonia and asthma. Proper diagnosis and treatment is therefore very…

10 Signs You Are Wearing the Wrong Size Bra

Statistics reveals that almost 80% of women wear the wrong bra size and this can cause a number of problems for the women. Ill-fitting bras can contribute to headaches and back pain and the bigger your breasts are, the more likely you would be affected by those problems. How do you know that your bra…

What is Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis and What Causes This?

Medically termed Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis or AECB, these are episodes when a person affected with chronic bronchitis suffers intense breathing problems, and the episodes appear much more serious. Often the situation becomes so serious that immediate medical attention might be needed and even hospitalization. This situation should be avoided – there are treatments…

Are You a Candidate For Hip Replacement Surgery?

Arthritis and severe hip injury may lead to extreme pain or even inability to walk. Some doctors may recommend total hip replacement surgery for patients with severe hip problems. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and traumatic arthritis are three common causes of hip pain and immobility. If you have a family history of osteoarthritis and you’re developing…

The 4 Stages of Addiction

According to the dictionary addiction means:- 1. Being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit forming (especially alcohol and narcotic drugs). 2. An abnormally strong craving. 3. (Roman Law) a formal award by a court sentence of a thing or person to another (as of a debtor to his…