Drug Treatment

Treatments for drug addiction can be divided into several categories. Any of the following methods may be tried. What is important is to stick to the program. Stopping treatment prematurely may lead to a relapse. Therapy Sessions and Counseling The chief aim is to get yourself off the drug and prevent relapse. The sessions can take place in three main ways: inpatient, outpatient and residential. Counselors may be able to help you overcome the temptation to take drugs. Behavior therapies on the other...

What Causes Circulatory Shock?

What is Circulatory Shock Circulatory shock, commonly known as just shock, is a serious, life-threatening medical condition characterized by a decrease in tissue perfusion to a point at which it is inadequate to meet cellular metabolic needs. As the blood carries oxygen and nutrients around the body, reduced flow hinders the delivery of these components to the tissues, and can stop the tissues from functioning properly. Circulatory shock should not be confused with the emotional state of shock as...

Symptoms of Arterial Blockage in the Heart

Arterial blockage in the heart is a medical condition that needs utmost care because it is a highly serious disease. High intakes of cholesterol and fats are the major causes of blocked arteries and blood vessels. Because of limited blood flow, nutrients and oxygen are not distributed to the different organs and tissues of the human body. For people who barely know this severe medical condition, it is good to look at the different treatments, diagnosis and symptoms of arterial blockage in the ...

Mad Cow Disease

Mad cow disease or Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease found in cattle that leads to a spongy degeneration of the brain and spinal chord. The incubation period is considerably long and affects adult cattle. All breeds are vulnerable to getting the disease. As the disease progresses, the animal is likely to behave in an odd manner including having an inability to stand because of irreversible brain degeneration. The disease appeared fairly recently and has...

8 Good Things about Breast Implants

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Photo by Frankensteinnn Breast implants have become very popular in the past two decades. The first breast implants were manufactured in the 1960s, and ever since, manufacturers have been working to make them better and safer. There are downsides and risks (that we have also discussed on this website), but there are certain good things about these devices. The most important thing to consider is whether you are a good candidate. If you suffer from certain conditions, even the best quality implants...

High Blood Sugar Symptoms

Also known as hyperglycemia, high blood sugar refers to a condition in which a patient experiences rapid increase in the level of glucose found in the blood plasma. To identify if the condition is chronic or acute, patients should know the minor as well as major high blood sugar symptoms. In addition to these, it is also beneficial to have ideas about the different diagnostic tests performed by physicians to determine the underlying cause of hyperglycemia. Above all, patients should know the...

Meniere’s Disease

The Meniere’s disease is a disorder of the inner ear which usually causes dizziness. The area of the ear that is commonly affected is the labyrinth which includes the semicircular canals and the cochlea. The labyrinth contains a fluid called endolymph. The membranes become dilated like a balloon when the pressure increases. This is called the hydrops. This happens in one way usually when the damage system call the endolymphatic duct or sac. However, in some cases the endolymphatic duct may be ...

What Causes Lupus?

Lupus is an autoimmune diseases characterized by acute and chronic inflammation of various tissues of the body. Autoimmune diseases are illnesses that occur when the body’s tissues are attacked by its own immune system. The presence of large numbers of circulating autoantibodies against DNA, platelets, erythrocytes, nucleic acids and other nuclear materials (antinuclear antibodies – ANA). Immune complexes, especially those with anti – DNA antibody are deposited in connective tissue...