What are Some of the Most Common Infectious Diseases?

July 22nd, 2014

In today’s world we are constantly faced with information about infectious diseases, infection control and disease prevention. We are all aware of the methods that we should apply to prevent the spread of infectious disease, such as washing of hands with antibacterial soap, using hand sanitizer, disinfectant spray and wipes as well as mouth covers.

We are all aware of how to prevent infectious diseases, but we may not all be aware of what it is that we are avoiding. Let’s look at the four of the most common infectious diseases in North America.

What are the 15 Signs and Symptoms Of Diabetes – Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes?

July 20th, 2014

- Type 1 diabetes is brought about when our pancreas is no longer functioning properly to produce the hormone-insulin which regulates the glucose concentration in our blood by breaking this glucose so that our cells are able to absorb for energy production.

Type 1 Diabetes is the most common type of childhood diabetes, which is seen in about 90 percent of the children under 16. Diabetes of this nature is an autoimmune system disorder.

- Type 2 diabetes develops when the pancreas can still make some insulin, but not enough(which is known as insulin deficiency), or when the insulin that is produced does not work properly (which is known as insulin resistance ).

What are the Different Types Of Dementia?

July 18th, 2014

Dementia is a medical condition which originates in the brain. It has many different impacts depending on the type of dementia and the person involved. We will discuss some of the causes, symptoms and treatments available for this significant global problem.

Dementia has many symptoms which can impact a loss of memory, deterioration in critical thinking, language skills, judgment and overall behavior.

In many cases, this problem is degenerative and the symptoms cannot be reversed. The changes are permanent and tend to get worse over time.

What are the Complications and Types of Emergencies that Cancer Can Cause?

July 16th, 2014

Cancer is a chronic disease, but acute emergency complications (e.g. spinal cord compression, superior vena cava syndrome, malignant effusions) or generalized systemic effects (e.g. hypercalcemia, opportunistic infections, disseminated intravascular coagulation, hyperuricemia) may occur as a consequence of local invasion of the cancer.

Essentials of Diagnosis

* Complication of metastatic solid tumor lymphoma or multiple myeloma.

* Back pain is most common presenting symptom.

* Prompt diagnosis is essential because once a severe neurologic deficit develops, it is generally irreversible.

* Emergent treatment may prevent or potentially reverse paresis and urinary and bowel incontinence.

What are the 5 Major Causes of Disease?

July 14th, 2014

Why do some people never get sick and others always seem to have come down with something? The answer is really more complicated than you may think.

There are five major causes as to why a disease or dysfunction occurs in the body. Some get more attention than others, but each is of great importance.

Traumas

Accidents and injuries occur all the time. The human body has very specific phases of repair. Some of the repair processes can take a year or more to complete, if the injury is severe.

Did You Know that Your Fireplace or Wood Burning Stove may be Harming Your Health in an Unexpected Way?

July 12th, 2014

As winter approaches the air becomes more frigid, families gather around fireplaces and wood-burning stoves seeking warm comfort. Unfortunately for many, especially those who suffer from asthma and allergies, the use of such heating devices can trigger health-related disasters in unexpected ways.

Emergency room visits from asthma attacks quadruple following the fall’s first frost. “There are particles and toxic agents emitted by burning wood that, when inhaled, may cause shortness of breath or wheezing and possibly a life-threatening asthma attack that may require emergency health care.”

Wood Smoke Break Down

What Type of Arthritis Do You Have?

July 10th, 2014

Arthritis dates back to prehistoric times and is seen all through the ages in the joints of the skeleton remains.

Most of you will have problems with your joints and it may be arthritis. Arthritis is associated with aging but it is not caused because you are aging. Arthritis is caused by the body not been fed the proper nutrients that keep your joints health and free of wear and tear.

There are plenty of joints in your body and typically there are only specific joints that have arthritic pain. Those are the ones that you use frequently. For men it is knees, spine, and feet. For women it is fingers, hands, knees, and spine.

What are the Differences between Use, Abuse and Addiction?

July 8th, 2014

The term “Use” means an appropriate consumption or amount of either alcohol or some other drug.

The appropriate use of some type of a chemical means that the consumer is using the chemical at:

1. The appropriate time
2. In an appropriate place
3. In the proper quantity.

It involves the using the drug in a way that it was meant to be used and by an individual defined as appropriate consumer.

When a minor uses alcohol or any other non-prescribed drug that either alters his/her mood, it is considered abuse.

Can Acid Reflux or Heartburn Actually Kill You?

July 6th, 2014

There have been a flurry of recent articles in various medical publications linking acid reflux or heartburn to life threatening diseases. Acid reflux symptoms have been associated with cancer, lung disease, COPD, heart disease, strokes, obesity and other life threatening conditions.

Some medical professionals feel that acid reflux symptoms are indicators of a more serious condition and should be considered as warning signs. Severe acid reflux symptoms are referred to a condition called gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD.

This condition is characterized as scarring of the esophagus by repeated exposure to stomach acid and in severe cases, this condition has been identified as a precursor to esophageal cancers.

What are Sexually Transmitted Diseases?

July 3rd, 2014

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD), also referred to as sexually transmitted infections (STI) and venereal diseases (VD), are illnesses that have a significant probability of transmission between humans by means of sexual behavior, including vaginal intercourse, anal sex and oral sex.

Some STIs can also be contracted by using IV drug needles after their use by an infected person, as well as through any incident involving the contact of a wound with contaminated blood or through childbirth or breastfeeding.

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