What Causes Asthma And Asthma Treatment
Asthma is a condition that affects your airways - the small tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs. People with asthma have airways that are almost always red and sensitive, inflamed.
Heart Attack Causes, Symptoms And Signs
The blood supply to the heart is usually stopped by a blood clot in the coronary arteries, causing the heart attack. The arteries are narrowed in places due to 'plaques' - a build-up of the fatty substance cholesterol over many years.
Arthritis Medical Advice And Types Of Arthritis
In order to have an understanding of the two major types of arthritis, it is essential to know a little about the function and appearance of a joint. A joint is designed to allow smooth movement of two bones, one against the other.
What Is Tonsilitis
Tonsillitis is an infection of the tonsils, caused by either bacteria or viruses. Tonsils are groups of tissue, similar to the lymph nodes or 'glands' that circle the throat. This circle of tissue is part of a ring of glandular tissue around the throat called Waldeyer's ring, and the tonsils are found on either side of the back of the throat.
What Causes Diabetes And Types Of Diabetes
A healthy diet, regular exercise, and culturally sensitive care may be helpful in preventing and controlling diabetes, say researchers. The findings are based on recent reviews that suggest that a healthy diet and exercise can help prevent diabetes, and that patients from ethnic minorities do better with diabetes education that takes their language and culture into account.
Uterine fibroids can cause infertility by presenting as a space occupying lesion; by contiguous enlargement and subsequent blockade of the tubes, by formation of adhesions, by exhibiting heavy menstrual flow causing symptomatic anemia and causing irregularities of menstruation and hormonal imbalance, and by causing discomfort and pain during intercourse.
What Is Pneumonia? Pneumonia causes inflammation of one or both lungs in the chest, usually due to infection. It causes disruption of the normal process of gas exchange, where oxygen is taken into the body and the waste product carbon dioxide removed. This causes interruption of oxygen supply to the tissues which is potentially fatal, […]
What Is Smoke Inhalation? The three major problems associated with inhaling smoke during a fire are: Heat damage to the tissues of the respiratory tract.Asphyxiation (when the body fails to get sufficient supplies of oxygen to the tissues. Inhaling smoke blocks the intake of oxygen in the lungs, and boosts levels of the gas carbon […]
How Does Smoking Affect Health? Cigarette smoke contains about 4,000 different chemicals which can damage the cells and systems of the human body. These include at least 80 chemicals that can cause cancer (including tar, arsenic, benzene, cadmium and formaldehyde) nicotine (a highly addictive chemical which hooks a smoker into their habit) and hundreds of […]
What Causes Nose Bleeds A nose bleed starts when blood vessels leak through the mucous membrane lining the inside of your nose. Being hit on the nose can set it off, as can a common cold, blowing the nose too hard, sinus problems or nose-picking. In rare cases, frequent or lengthy nose bleeds may be […]
Cystic Fibrosis, What Is It? Cystic fibrosis (which is also known as mucoviscidosis) was first described in 1938. It is an inherited condition in which mucous producing glands throughout the body produce an abnormally thick and sticky form of mucous. Such glands are present in the lungs, the bowel and the testes. The thick mucous […]
What is cystic fibrosis? Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited condition affecting the glands that produce body fluids or secretions. In CF, these secretions are stickier and thicker than normal. This hinders the functioning of important organs, such as the lungs and digestive system. Causes of cystic fibrosis The exact cause of CF is a […]
What Is Pneumothorax? The lungs are lined with a double layer of membrane (pleura) , the inner one covering the lung surface and the outer one covering the inside of the chest wall, separating them from the chest wall. If air gets between these two layers, into what is known as the pleural space, it’s […]
What is COPD? COPD is the overall term used to describe a variety of illnesses, including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways disease. People with COPD have permanently damaged lungs and find it difficult to breathe most of the time. COPD usually affects people over the age of 40. Approximately 900,000 people in the […]