Archive for February, 2011

Starvation

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Starvation can be caused by fasting, coma, famine, stroke, severe gastrointestinal disease, and anorexia nevrosa. The body resists starvation by body’s tissue break down and uses them as a calories source (like the furniture burning to keep the warm house). As a result, muscles and internal organs become severely damaged, and the adipose tissue (body [...]

Mastocytosis

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Mastocytosis is a medical condition, where histamine-producing cells called mast cells, are involved in the immune reaction, accumulating in tissues of skin, and sometimes, in a different body part. The most common Mastocytosis form can be limited to the skin, particularly in children, or can involve other body’s organs, including bones, stomach, lymph nodes, intestine, [...]

Bone Marrow Examination (Biopsy & Aspiration)

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

During cases of a bone marrow exam, the bone marrow sample is evaluated to find out why blood cell levels are abnormal. A doctor may obtain 2 different kinds of bone marrow samples: a bone marrow core biopsy and a bone marrow aspirate. Both types of bone marrow samples are generally obtained from iliac crest [...]

Pheochromocytoma

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Pheochromocytoma is a tumor that originates from adrenal glands’ chromaffin cell, resulting in powerful hormones — catecholamine overproduction that cause high blood pressure and other symptoms.  Approximately. in about 20% of Pheochromocytoma cases,  the chromaffin cells grow outside their normal adrenal gland location. Only 5% of Pheochromocytomas that grow within the adrenal gland are cancerous, [...]

Addison’s Disease (Adrenacortical Insufficiency)

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Addison’s Disease (adrenacortical insufficiencies) happen when the underactive adrenal gland produces insufficient amounts of corticosteroids. Addison’s Disease affects approx. four out of every 100,000 individuals. Such a disorder may occur at any age and is known to affect men and women almost equally. In 30% of individuals with Addison’s Disease , the adrenal gland is [...]

Term Life Insurance

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Term Life Insurance offers death protection for a term. This type of insurance is considered to be the simplest one. It provides temporary life protection on a budget which is limited. Term life coverage may be purchased in large sum amounts for considerably small initial premium. Term Life Insurance is well suited for short-range goals [...]

How to Treat Back Pain

Monday, February 21st, 2011

This article covers a topic related to back pain treatment. The regular treatment for back pain usually involves bed rest for longer periods of time, heavy painkillers, muscle-relaxing medicine, and in some cases even surgery. Some professionals however now think that in certain cases you can make matters worse by relying too heavily on these [...]

Cushing’s Syndrome

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

Cushing’s Syndrome (corticosteroid overproduction) may be caused by corticosteroids’ overexposure, whether from excessive amounts administrating by doctor, or from adrenal gland overproduction. Because corticosteroid is altering amounts and body distribution fat, an individual, who has Cushing’s Syndrome, generally has round (moon) , large face. Excessive fats are developing throughout the torso and can be especially [...]

The McDonalds Diet: Does it Really Work?

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

A construction woman, Mereb Morgan in Raleign, North Carolina claims to have lost 37 pounds after eating at McDonald’s for 90 days. She says that the problem isn’t in McDonalds menu but in the choices an individual makes. She wanted to prove a point and she did by first downloading a nutrition guide from McDonald’s [...]

Psoriatic Arthritis

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Psoriatic Arthritis is a type of arthritis that occurs in a person with skin or nail psoriasis. The disorder resembles rheumatoid arthritis, that does not form the antibodies, occurring in rheumatoid arthritis. Psoriasis (skin conditions, resulting in flar-ups of scaly, red rashes, and pitted, thickened nails) can follow or precede the inflammation of joints. The [...]

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