What Causes High Blood Pressure and High Pulse Rate?

High blood pressure or hypertension is defined as a repeatedly elevated blood pressure exceeding 140 over 90 mmHg, a systolic pressure above 140 with a diastolic pressure above 90. Systolic pressure is the pressure as the heart beats, while diastolic pressure measures the pressure when the heart relaxes between beats. It is also known as the most common cardiovascular disease which means the heart and blood vessels are affected. Blood pressure is referred to as the force of blood pushing against...

What Causes Arthritis?

Definition Arthritis is a joint disorder featuring inflammation. A joint is an area of the body where two different bones meet such as your elbows or knees. Ligaments hold the two bones together. The ligaments are like elastic bands, while they keep the bones in place your muscles relax or contract to make the joint move. Cartilage covers the bone surface to stop the two bones from rubbing directly against each other. The covering of cartilage allows the joint to work smoothly and painlessly. A capsule...

What Causes Hearing Loss?

Hearing refers to the ability to perceive sound by detecting vibration in the ear. The ear has three sections, the outer, middle, and inner ears, all work together to process sounds. The outer ear consists of the lobe and ear canal, structures which serve to protect the more delicate parts inside. Sound waves travel from the outer ear and through to the ear canal. The outer boundary of the middle ear is the eardrum, a thin membrane; when sound reaches the eardrum it begins to vibrate. The motion...

Paget’s Disease

Named after the British surgeon, Sir James Paget, Paget’s disease is a chronic disorder that is characterized by deformities in bone structuring and growth during the remodeling process. The process of bone remodeling is essential for normal calcium levels in our bodies (blood). A person afflicted with Paget’s disease will suffer from the consequence of having a bone remodeling process that is disturbed and not synchronized properly. This disturbance in bone remodeling results in the...

Kidney Disease

Definition of Kidney Disease Kidney disease refers to any disease that impairs kidney function. It is the ninth leading cause of death in the United States and is often associated with diabetes and high blood pressure. Read more

Symptoms of High Cholesterol

Also referred to as hypercholesterolemia, high cholesterol is a chronic and persistent medical condition wherein patients are suffering from high levels of blood cholesterol. This term is closely intertwined with elevated levels of lipoproteins or hyperlipoproteinemia, as well as elevated levels of lipids or hyperlipidemia. Possible causes of this disease include high-density lipoprotein, very-low-density lipoprotein and low-density lipoprotein. Some of the factors that contribute to these causes...

UTI Home Remedy

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is defined as a bacterial infection that affects any part of the urinary tract. The urine generally does not contain bacteria, viruses and fungi, so when bacteria get into the bladder or kidney and multiply in the urine, they cause a UTI. Cystitis is the most common from of UTI and it results from an infection in the bladder. Pyelonephritis is a kidney infection and a more serious type of UTI. UTI is fairly easy to treat but it does cause a lot of discomfort. Read...

Prostate Pain

There are many illnesses that stem from discomfort with the prostate. Here are some of the most common causes and symptoms. Causes of Prostate Pain Currently there are a dozen ailments linked to pain in this area. These include interstitial cystitis and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). BPH happens as the result of a tumor or growth. Another possible cause is cystitis, which leads to inflammation of the bladder. Another one is urethritis. This affects the urethra and causes discomfort when urinating. Other...

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