By: Melody St. John
The liver is a vital organ that plays a major role in important body functions. One of its major functions is removing alcohol and other toxic substances in the blood. When the liver loses its capacity to detoxify the blood, brain function deteriorates resulting in...
By: Melody St. John
Medulloblastoma is a type of brain tumor that almost always occurs in children below 15 years of age; and appears to affect boys more than girls. It is most commonly seen in kids between 5 and 6 years old and about 20 percent of cases...
Causes and treatment of medulloblastoma
By: Effie Moore Salem
A from of childhood brain cancer is Medulloblastoma that originates in the cerebellum. It is a section of the brain located in the back of the head and is the part of the brain that is attached to the spinal cord. The cerebellum is responsible...
Vascular damage caused by hypertension
By: Sarah Heller
Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure that does not respond to treatment. Hypertension can cause moderate and severe vascular damage. In order to understand this damage, however, it is first necessary to understand what healthy arteries and veins look like. In general...
By: Sarah Heller
Resistant hypertension is high blood pressure that does not respond to treatment. Specifically, this condition is defined as blood pressure that remains elevated above a specified treatment goal despite administration of a drug regimen consisting of three different drugs. Because some cases of high blood...
By: Dr. Bryan Katz
Hypertension (HTN), commonly known as high blood pressure, induces pathological changes throughout the cardiovascular system, particularly in the body's arteries. One reason that arteries suffer a disproportionate amount of damage stems from the basic anatomy of the human circulatory system. The left ventricle of the...
Vascular damage caused by hypertension
By: Effie Moore Salem
Normally, blood surges through vessels at a pace non damaging to the vascular system; high blood pressure is not normal as it rushes through at an increased pace. The pressure damages the cells of the interior lining of the blood vessels.They gradually lose their...
By: Lilith Eden
Recently, the medical community successfully determined the cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Published August 22, 2011, WebMD’s article “Common Cause of Lou Gehrig’s Disease Found” revealed that this fatal disease results from the body’s incapacity...
By: Jane Grimshaw
Meniere’s disease is a debilitating condition of the inner ear that can cause tinnitus, severe imbalance, vertigo, pressure inside the ear and hearing loss. Hearing loss can fluctuate and tends to affect the sufferer more on some days than others. Hearing loss associated with...
An overview of obstructive pancreatitis
By: Evelyn Berger
Obstructive pancreatitis is a type of pancreatitis caused by a blockage of the major pancreal ducts, usually caused by scarring or a tumor, though there has been at least one case of the duct becoming blocked by an object- namely a migrated balloon gastronomy tube...

 

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