Archive for June, 2011

Rett Syndrome

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Rett Syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder occuring exclusively in females. This disease is not a degenerative condition and individuals who are affected by it show reduced muscle tone, autistic behavior, eye contact avoidance, seizures and diminished ability to express feelings. The first symptom of Rett Syndrome is usually hypotonia which is a loss of muscle [...]

What is Teeth Whitening?

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Teeth Whitening is a procedure that is done on discolored teeth to improve the smile and the overall appearance of a person. There are many different teeth whitening methods that are currently available ranging from over the counter products to sessions done at a dentist office. The most popular method involves a tray that is [...]

Narcolepsy

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Narcolepsy occurs in both men and women and can start at any age. About 200,000 people are affected from this condition. People who have this disease experience such overwhelming daytime sleepiness that even after a dequate sleep at night, they become drowsy or fall asleep at inappropriate times and places during the day. Those kinds [...]

Nissen Fundoplication

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Nissen Fundoplication is a procedure used to correct and treat GERD which is Gastroesophageal reflux disease. GERD is a digestive disorder caused by gastric acid flowing into the esophagus from the stomach. Nissen Fundoplication is a type of surgery that improves natural barrier between the esophagus and the stomach by wrapping a part of the [...]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in patients shows a group of symptoms like bloating, cramps, constipation or diarrhea. In some cases, people with IBS pass mucus with their bowel movements. Also, Irritable Bowel Syndrome is known as spastic colon, mucous, colitis, irritable colon and functional bowel disease. This illness usually does not increase the risk of [...]

Glaucoma

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

There are two types of Glaucoma – acute closed angle and chronic open-angle glaucomas. In patients with acute closed-angle glaucoma, the drainage angle becomes fully blocked and there is a sudden increase in pressure inside the eyes that may very fast lead to blindness. The chronic open-angle glaucoma is the most common. Usually, this kind [...]

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