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Treatment for coronary artery disease

Coronary artery disease is a condition where the major blood vessels that supply the heart with oxygen and nutrients become damaged or diseased. Deposits that contain cholesterol or plaque in the arteries and inflammation are caused by coronary artery disease. Buildup of plaque causes narrowing of the coronary arteries which lessens the flow of blood […]

Peripheral vascular disease

Peripheral vascular disease affects the circulatory system outside the brain and heart specifically the blood vessels. Peripheral vascular disease can be caused by the gradual accumulation of fatty material inside the vessel which is a condition known as atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries. Eventually, the artery becomes narrowed, blocked or weakened. Causes of peripheral […]

What is Charcot-Marie-tooth disease?

Charcot-Marie-tooth disease is considered as a hereditary disorder that causes damage to the nerves within the legs and arms also. There is weakness of the muscle and a decrease in the size of the muscles as well as a decrease in sensation in the affected areas. Conditions common in Charcot-Marie-tooth disease usually include hammertoe and […]

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Diabetes Complications and Management

Diabetes is a chronic disease that can affect the person’s ability to live a normal life. The most common complications that arise from the condition is the reasons why the mortality rate in diabetes occurs and this includes stroke, infection, gangrene, heart disease and poor wound healing. Knowing the proper first aid management for these […]

Melanoma

Melanoma is a condition of the skin in which the melanocytes becomes a malignant tumor. The melanin, which is produced by the melanocytes, is responsible for the color of the skin. These cells are commonly found on skin but are also found in other parts of the body like bowel and the eye. Melanoma can […]

Alzheimer’s disease

The human brain has the biggest role in our daily lives. It is the most complex part of our body and without our brain we wouldn’t have life. The brain is what we use in everything we do and is responsible for our memory our movement, pain, thoughts and emotions. Alzheimer’s disease or dementia is both defined […]