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 MRSA?

What is MRSA MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) bacteria. This organism is known for causing skin infections in addition to many other types of infections. There are other designations in the scientific literature for these bacteria according to where the bacteria are acquired by patients, such as community-acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA), hospital-acquired or health-care-acquired MRSA (HA-MRSA), or epidemic MRSA (EMRSA). A number of Web and popular press articles are...

Hypothermia Treatment

Defining Hypothermia Hypothermia is a condition where a person’s core body temperature goes down far below the temperature required for normal metabolism. A human being’s body temperature is almost always constantly maintained at 36.5 to 37.5 degrees Celsius or 98 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. This constant body temperature is maintained through thermoregulation or otherwise known as homeostasis. Understanding this condition is essential in hypothermia treatment. Causes of Hypothermia Hypothermia...

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...

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...

Kawasaki Disease

Kawasaki syndrome or mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome is also known as Kawasaki Disease.  It is a disease that can affect many organ systems in the body including the blood vessels, mucous membranes, skin and lymph nodes. It may lead to serious consequences if the disease begins to affect the heart and causes severe coronary aneurysms. About 80% of the people with the disease are under age five. However, children over age eight can be rarely affected. The disease occurs more often among boys (over...

What Causes Lyme Disease?

According to the Bailliere’s Nurses Dictionary, Lyme is a disease of animals that is transmitted to humans. They refer to this transmission as a zoonosis. Common zoonosis diseases include anthrax, cat-scratch fever, and of course Lyme. Lyme disease got its origin when it broke out in Lyme, Connecticut in 1975. This disease is associated with high fever, headaches, fatigue, and skin rashes known as erythema chronicum migrans (otherwise called bull’s eye due to its appearance). If it is left untreated...

Treatment for Sinus Infection

Often, sinus infection treatments are not necessary as they are frequently brought about by cold. But if the condition persists, any of the following may be recommended by your doctor to lessen the symptoms. Nasal Sprays Saline nasal sprays are used to clean the nasal passages. The number of times they are sprayed may vary per product. Nasal corticosteroids are sprays that deter and relieve inflammation. These include mometasone (Nasonex), fluticasone (Flonase), triamcinolone (Nasacort AQ), budesonide...