What Causes a Heart Attack?

The heart is a specialized muscle that contracts regularly and continuously, pumping blood to the body (via the left ventricle) and the lungs (via the right ventricle). A heart attack or myocardial infarction results from insufficient supply of oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle. Blood is supplied to the heart muscle by the coronary arteries. Some persons may experience coronary artery disease (CAD) where the arteries become blocked by a buildup of plaque consisting of fatty deposits, calcium...

Scar Treatment

Scars are formed as a part of the skin’s healing process. When recovering from cuts, burns or other forms of damage, the skin may undergo changes that lead to scarring. They are far from pleasant and it goes without saying that life will be better off if one does not have to go through concealing them. Fortunately, there are ways to treat scars. Though there is no procedure that can totally make scars go away, common scar treatments can make the consequences of skin damage less unsightly. Scar...

What Causes Asthma?

Definition Asthma is a disease affecting the airways that carry air to and from your lungs. People who suffer from this chronic condition (long-lasting or recurrent) are said to be asthmatic. The inside walls of an asthmatic’s airways are swollen or inflamed. This swelling or inflammation makes the airways extremely sensitive to irritations and increases your susceptibility to an allergic reaction. Causes of asthma Asthma is most often triggered in children by a respiratory infection, such...

Home Remedies for Ear infections

Ear infections can be quite irritating and very painful. If left without proper treatment, ear infections can lead to serious complications such as hearing loss. There are several home remedies for treating an ear infection. It is always best to consult a doctor to cure the infection if it does not clear up within 2-3 days. Simple Home Remedies to Tackle Ear Infections The following remedies should help in handling the ear infection: A well-known home remedy for ear infection is to drop 1-2 drops...

Pain Between Your Shoulder Blades

Pain in this particular body part can be due to any number of ailments. Some can be serious while other causes are quite ordinary. Causes of Pain between Shoulder Blades Oftentimes the cause is mundane. Typing for several hours might result in throbbing pain. If you work on the computer nonstop, the pain might become chronic. A more serious cause is a gallbladder attack. Most of the time discomfort here begins in the abdomen but it can go up to the shoulders. Arthritis is another potential culprit....

Sinus Infection Symptoms

This health condition is almost always due to an infection. When it sets in, the following symptoms will manifest themselves. Sinusitis Signs The most common symptom is a cold and feeling that the nose is congested. There is sneezing accompanied by the discomfort felt with a cold. In this case the cold will last for several days or weeks. The drainage will change color; it becomes a yellow green. Other major symptoms are frequent headaches and a fever. There is some pain in the sinuses. Bending...

Symptoms of Dementia

One of the most common cognitive diseases among people age 70 to 80, dementia is a degenerative disease that can be caused by a major head trauma or a chronic illness that affected the functioning of the brain and the nervous system. The symptoms of dementia can be categorized based on the etiology of the illness. In order to treat the disease, it is important that patients consult with their physicians as soon as they experience or feel any of the symptoms. To know more about the disease below are...

Remedies for Pimples

Pimples plague many adolescents and adults, causing uneven skin coloration, pigmentation, scars and even lowered self-esteem. Pimples are formed when hairs, sebum and skin cells group together and form a plug. This forms the ideal breeding ground for bacteria, and soon after, the area becomes swollen or inflamed, and as the plug disintegrates it forms an unattractive pimple. There are many different types of pimples, and the most common types are: blackheads that appear on the skin’s surface ...

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