Abnormalities in blood fat level is a contributing factor to coronary heart disease. Cholesterol and triglycerides are the two main fats in the blood. Both fats are consumed in the diet but what is not generally known is that cholesterol is also made up naturally in most of the tissues in the body, the exception [...]
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Osteoporosis is a chronic medical condition that exists when the body either loses bone faster than it can be made or doesn’t make it as fast as it’s being lost. Once the condition advances to a certain point these suffer becomes at a higher risk for fracture from low trauma events. This means that while [...]
Before you can know what is normal blood pressure you must know what blood pressure is. Physicians use a piece of equipment to monitor your blood pressure by cutting off the arterial flow most commonly in your arm. Then using either the machine or a stethoscope the nurse will find a numerical number that represents [...]
What causes airborne allergies, hayfever and allergic rhinitis? With every breath we take, we breathe in millions of microscopic particles such as dust, pollen, plant spores, viruses, bacteria and even pollutants in the form of chemicals in the air. Many of these particles are filtered and removed by the nose and respiratory system, while others [...]
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a medical condition that causes the walls of the intestines and digestive tract to become swollen and inflamed. When nothing is done to correct this condition for a long period of time, then ulcers can begin to develop. Ulcers bring with them a whole host of additional problems including pain [...]
Smoking is easy to start but hard to relinquish. Some say it’s as addictive as heroin. But do not lose hope. If you’re a smoker and you would like to break the habit, you are able to do it. How to start ending your smoking habit The first thing that a cigarette smoker needs is [...]
Osteoporosis is a chronic medical condition where the body loses bone mass faster than it can be dealt. Interestingly, there are two opposing forces which will lead to osteoporosis. On the one hand, bone is built in response to stresses such as weight-bearing and muscle strength. On the other hand, bone is also lost in [...]
According to surveys around 15 million smokers try to quit smoking each and every year. Unfortunately, less than 3% of these people will actually be successful for three to 12 months. But, do not lose hope because smokers who try often will actually succeed at a higher rate than those who try less often. There [...]
Your heart can fail to work when it is unable to pump effectively the blood to the rest of the body. It can happen for a variety of reasons including coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, cardiomyopathy, and also because of valveular heart disease. Coronary artery disease is when there is an impaired functioning of [...]
Heart disease is the number one killer out there. We often hear about women and heart disease but what about men? It is number one for them too. Heart disease affects not only the heart but the entire cardiovascular system. When someone has a heart attack it is because blood couldn’t reach a certain part [...]
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