Symptoms How to Recognize a Stroke When It Happens

In the UK it is known that some one has a stroke every five minutes so it’s better to be able to Recognize a Stroke when it happens.

A stroke is more common for people over the age of sixty five but it can happen at any time.

A stroke is the third most common cause of death after heart disease and cancer and the leading cause of disabilities in the UK.

A stroke happens when the normal blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. If your brain cells do not get a constant supply of oxygen from the blood the cells in the affected area become damaged or they die.

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Symptoms of Asthma and How It Can Be Treated

Asthma is a common disease in children and adults in most countries around the world. This illness cannot be cured but it can be managed well enough for you to live an active, normal life. You need to avoid things that are irritants and act as a trigger to your asthma.

You or your child may have asthma and it is important to recognize the signs of it in order to treat it properly.

Asthma’s symptoms can be;

  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • and shortness of breath

The lungs air passages narrow and there can be a tight feeling in the chest; inflammation of bronchial tubes is common as they become sensitive to irritants; too much mucus in the airways; breathlessness with increased activity or exercise; allergies occurring often is also a symptom. Continue reading “Symptoms of Asthma and How It Can Be Treated”

The Mystery of Alzheimer’s Disease

The myth that Alzheimer’s disease is a result of old age and is akin to senility must be laid to rest. It is a degenerative disease of the brain for which researchers are seeking a cure.

It relentlessly affects the intellectual processes, memory, and mental abilities in the elderly.

The victim’s personality may undergo a change and depression also accompanies it. The changes it effects cannot be reversed and it is fatal in most cases.

It slowly progresses over a period of five to 10 years though the rate of progression and its symptoms may vary from patient to patient. Continue reading “The Mystery of Alzheimer’s Disease”

Inflammatory Bowel Disease, a Serious Problem for Younger Individuals

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (or IBD) affects one million Americans and as many as 100,000 youth under the age of 18. In fact, most people affected by the disease tend to be between 15 and 35 years old. Cases have even been found in infants under 18 months.

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Causes and Relieving Painful Headaches

Every one has suffered a headache at some time during their life and it’s better to find out what are the causes and relieves of headaches.

Many headaches can be the result of;

  • Stress
  • Eye strain
  • Migraine
  • Sinusitis
  • Flue
  • Digestive issues
  • Blood Pressure
  • Infections
  • Trauma
  • Hangover
  • Allergy
  • or they can be caused by more serious problems.

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Earache Explained

Otalgia or earache is a persistent kind of pain in the ear that is caused by an infection in the outer or middle ear.

Pain can also arise as a result of infection in the area surrounding the ear such as dental problems or jaw infections, the throat or spinal area.

This is called referred pain.

So ear pain can be caused by any number of things so symptoms must be referred promptly to an ear specialist for a medical opinion.

Ear pain can be caused by pressure and fluid building up behind the ear drum in the middle ear.

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What Do You Know about Hemophilia?

Hemophilia is a rare blood disorder in which the blood will not clot. It is caused by a defective gene and is of two types, A and B.

Because of this gene the body is not able to produce the blood protein or the clotting mechanism.

So bleeding will be excessive and may happen spontaneously or because of an injury.

Sometimes only a major trauma may cause the bleeding but if it’s a severe case of hemophilia then bleeding will occur without any cause at any part of the body. Continue reading “What Do You Know about Hemophilia?”

Fighting Fybromyalgia

It’s not often that the muscles of the body are referred to in terms of pain except when the topic of exercise comes up.

Fibromyalgia, however, causes pain in the muscles, ligaments, and tendons. It is accompanied by extensive fatigue, un-refreshing sleep, and a complete loss of energy.

The muscles feel like they have been dragged or worked too hard, with twitches and a feeling of burning. The pain is akin to that one gets with influenza and the best way to empathize with someone with fibromyalgia syndrome, or FMS, is to remember when you were last ill. Continue reading “Fighting Fybromyalgia”

Can AIDS/HIV Finally Have a Vaccine?

Nobody can answer this question but there are some better, easier and less expensive HIV virusmethods to prevent people to be infected by AIDS. AIDS is not like flu (influenza) that can be transmitted person to person just through breathing the contaminated air. AIDS has limited number of ways to infect people. People in the high infected countries like South Africa and India are not aware of the ways that AIDS can infect them. So the only thing that governments need to do is educating people and creating a public awareness against AIDS in the society. This is called Social Vaccine.

As long as the biological vaccine is not accessible, people can easily avoid AIDS. There are many things that people need to know to avoid AIDS but I believe in three golden rules:

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Binge Eating Disorder Affects 3 Percent of Americans

A new study shows that 3 percent of Americans are classified as having a binge eating disorder problem, or disorder.

It is typical for those with BED to gorge on food, at least twice a week, despite feeling disgusted with themselves, until they are beyond full and can’t eat anymore.

Most typical binge eaters report feeling a loss of control, as though they can’t stop eating.

And they do it over and over again, even though they wish they could stop. It’s common for them to binge eat for emotional reasons, such as being angry or upset, but one scoop of ice cream becomes a craving for more and more until the refrigerator is empty.

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