Smoker’s Cough: Symptoms Complications and Treatments

When a person smokes at least two to three times in a day then their lungs get affected by it. Their lungs and breathing path get irritated by the chemicals that you inhale while you smoke. And your body’s way to react to this is by coughing these unwanted substances out. This is known as…

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Malignant Mesothelioma: Who is at Risk

Asbestos is a natural substance mined from the earth. It is a mineral which has strong resistance for heat. Because of such quality, asbestos is often used in many industrial applications. According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) there are six types of fibrous minerals known as asbestos. They include amosite,…

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Pansinusitis: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

There are four sinus cavities inside your skull and they are present under the cheekbones, forehead and in between the eyes. The swelling and irritation of all paranasal sinuses on one or both sides of sinus cavities is known as pansinusitis or pan sinusitis. Basically, the paranasal sinuses are air filled spaces and they operate in…

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Blood Pressure Chart

With high blood pressure being one of the main causes of fatalities in the world, today more and more people are becoming concerned with their pressure readings. However, remarkably few people understand what their blood pressure readings mean and what an acceptable level of blood pressure is. There is also poor awareness when it comes…

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Relationship Between Alcohol and Blood Pressure

Blood pressure increases and decreases during a person’s lifetime due to temporary reasons. Certain factors increase blood pressure while others decrease blood pressure. In certain cases, the high or low blood pressure tendencies can become permanent and will need to be treated medically. Excessive alcohol consumption increases the risk of high blood pressure on a…

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Polio-Like Symptoms With West Nile Virus

Summertime – children stay indoors, no swimming is permitted at the local pond and parents are frightened of a virus that is sweeping the nation. It’s an illness that paralyzes people and can kill. No, this isn’t a description of the polio epidemics that panicked people in this country in the late 40s and early…

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Schambergs Disease causes Symptoms and Treatments

Schamberg’s disease, which was first described in 1901, is a relatively rare human skin disease. Another name for it is progressive pigmented purpuric dermatitis, which is something of a mouthful. Found more in males than in females it is caused by leaky blood vessels and leads to discoloration of the skin and is especially commonly…

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Are you a Pink Puffer or a Blue Bloater

Pink Puffer and Blue Bloater are slang. Both terms are a bit coarse and are usually tossed about in the lunch room of medical facilities. No doctor is going to come out and diagnose you will get Blue Bloater disease! COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is a class of lung ailments of which Emphysema and…

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Crones Disease

Crones disease refers to Crohn’s disease which is an Inflammatory Bowel Disease (commonly known as IBD) that affects approximately 500,000 people in the U. S. Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 35, although it is becoming more common in young people under the age of 18. Men and women are equally affected…

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