Asthma is a disease that impacts the lungs. It makes breathing difficult and sleep troublesome. It is one of the most common long-term diseases in children; however, adults can be diagnosed with the condition too. The most common symptoms are chest tightness, coughing at night and in the morning, breathlessness, and the signature wheezing when breathing. Asthma causes two million emergency room visits every year. According to the American Lung Association, once a person has… Read More »
Deep vein thrombosis occurs when a blood clot, also known as a thrombus, develops in one of the body’s deep veins. The most common area of development is the leg. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a serious medical condition that may lead to pulmonary embolisms. Not only does DVT cause painful leg swelling and other symptoms, but it can also affect how the blood clots. It is a serious condition because the blood clots in… Read More »
It is important that you measure your risk of heart disease and create a plan to prevent future problems. Heart attack risk assessment is one of the ways a doctor and patient can develop a care plan to help decrease your risk of heart and vascular disease. The risk assessment tool helps check to see if you are having a heart attack or may be suffering from coronary heart disease over the course of the… Read More »
In the United States, endometrial cancer is the most common reproductive cancer among women. According to the American Cancer Society, over 52,000 new cases of uterine body cancers will be diagnosed in 2014. Of these cases, approximately 8,600 women will die from cancers related to the uterine body.[i] Endometrial cancer is rare in women under the age of 45, but approximately 75 percent of all cases are diagnosed in women over the age of 55.… Read More »
According to the National Sleep Foundation, over 18 million adults have sleep apnea. The number of children with the condition is difficult to evaluate, but it is estimated that between two and three percent suffer from sleep apnea, while as much as twenty percent experience habitual snoring. Sleep apnea is a potentially harmful sleep disorder that causes breathing to repeatedly stop and start. The two different types of the condition include: Obstructive sleep apnea and central… Read More »
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