What are the Harmful Effects of Smoking on Children?

July 27th, 2016

Today, children are at great health risk and danger from cigarette and tobacco smoke.

Children belong to a high risk group as they get exposed to passive smoke, environmental tobacco smoke or better known as the second-hand smoke.

The effects of cigarette smoking on children is very dangerous, because at their young age, their bodies are still developing and maturing.

A child’s breathing rate is faster than the adults. Since a child breathes more frequently, the cigarette smoke effect becomes more intense as they take in more air that is filled with cigarette smoke.

How Does Smoking Casue Harm to Every Organ of the Body?

July 25th, 2016

Most individuals want to enjoy a happy and healthy life.

Good health is one of the major ingredient of happiness. Good health is normally achieved as the result of positive actions taken to prevent bad health. We must not wait until we are mature adults to begin planning and working towards having good health.

The sooner you realize that you are responsible for avoiding bad health habits and strive for positive health habits, the more likely you will live a longer, healthier and happier life.

What is Emphysema and What Causes it?

July 22nd, 2016

When it comes to Emphysema not everyone is clear as to what it actually is and what causes it. Emphysema is a progressive lung disease that results in Shortness of Breath (SOB) which in turn reduces your overall capacity for physical activity.

Emphysema is caused by damage that occurs to the small air sacs (alveoli) and small airways in your lungs. It is this damage that obstructs your airflow when you breathe out. At its most advanced stage, emphysema consumes a great deal of energy making the simple task of breathing much more difficult.

What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?

July 20th, 2016

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a lung disease that makes it hard for the patient to breathe. It is known to be caused due to the damage that has been caused to the lungs over a long period of time, usually from smoking.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a mix of two diseases which are chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

In the case of chronic bronchitis the lungs airways that carry air to the lungs are swollen and make a lot of mucus. The inflammation in the airways thus makes it harder to breathe.

What is the Difference Between Acute and Chronic Bronchitis?

July 18th, 2016

Symptoms of bronchitis may be experienced whenever exposure to harmful elements in the environment as well as other pathogens infects the lungs.

The bronchi, which are air ducts by which air passes as it enters to the lungs, are very susceptible to pathogenic microorganisms like bacteria and viruses that can cause bronchitis. Once the bronchi get infected and not treated, an individual might have further problems that can be fatal

Bronchitis is the condition wherein a person’s bronchi are not functioning properly. The bronchi may possibly be easily infected because it might not have adequate mucus lining its walls, or maybe, there’s excessive secretion of mucus which affects the respiratory system’s normal functioning.

What Does an Ischemic Stroke Mean?

July 15th, 2016

Ischemic Stroke is a type of Brain Stroke.

This Brain Stroke is commonly known as CVA or cerebrovascular attack. Along with the other type of stroke, this type is also considered fatal for a patient to experience.

The mere fact that it involves the brain makes it a detrimental without even going into details about the disease.

The brain is a very vital organ that controls all other parts of the body and any disruptions on its functions will greatly affect a person’s capabilities. It is the structure in the body that functions the most even if the person is asleep.

What is the Relationship Between Hypertension and Stroke?

July 13th, 2016

Strokes are the third leading cause of death in the United States, and the number one leading cause of disability.

The amount of money spent in rehabilitation of stroke victims each year is astounding. What is good about this is that medicine has been able to lessen the impact of some strokes because the family knew the signs and symptoms and got immediate medical treatment.

What is sad is that many strokes could be prevented in the first place by controlling risk factors such as obesity, lack of exercise, excessive alcohol intake and a high fat/high sodium (salt) diet.

What Does Hemorrhagic Stroke Mean?

July 11th, 2016

The information about hemorrhagic stroke should be focused on the symptoms of stroke, causes, risk factors, diagnosis, complications and treatments. This condition is just a form of Brain Stroke that results to drastic outcomes.

The brain has several protective layers:

Dura matter and most especially the skull that encloses this organ. At birth, the skull of a person overrides with each other and as the person grows older the skull completely closes which disables the ability of the brain cavity to append its normal volume and pressure.

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