High Blood Pressure

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

High blood pressure (or hypertension) is a major cause of heart disease or stroke. About 1 in every 5 American adults are thought to develop high blood pressure. The disease is likely to develop in men rather than women. Blood pressure is the amount of pressure exerted by the blood against the arterial walls. Excess […]

Acute Nephritic Syndrome

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Acute Nephritic Syndrome (postinfectious glomerulonephritis, acute glomerulonephritis) is a medical condition in which glomeruli inflammation that is causing abrupt blood appearance in the urine, with variable protein amounts and casts (red blood cells clumps), occurs. Acute Nephritic Syndrome can be caused by a streptococcal infections including strep throat. In this case, the disorder is known […]

Portal Hypertention

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Portal Hypertention is a medical condition, in which abnormally high blood pressure in the large vein, called portal vein, delivers blood from the person’s intestine to the liver. Portal Hypertention frequently enlarges the spleen. Fluid can leak out of the person’s liver and distend the cavity of abdomen (ascites). Varicose veins in the lining of […]

Acute Intermittent Porphyria

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Acute Intermittent Porphyria is the most common acute porhyria, which results in neurological¬† symptoms. The disorder is a hepatic porphyria and is resulted from enzyme called porphobilinogen deaminase deficiency. Such enzyme is also known as hydroxymethylbilane synthase. The lack of enzyme is inherited from 1 parent, but most of people with inherited trait, never develop […]

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