Obese children have a greater risk of high blood pressure
By: Dolores Moore
Although no specific causes of high blood pressure have been identified, the medical profession as a whole considers that excess weight, smoking, alcohol consumption, life-style and poor eating habits are all contributory factors. Smoking and alcohol can be ruled out as causes in children, in...
An overview of autoimmune pancreatitis
By: Rina Rose
Autoimmune pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas, the organ that aids in digestion. The pancreas is located near the stomach and small intestines and contains the Islets of Langerhans and Achinar cells. These two cells within the pancreas secrete hormones necessary for digestion. The...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Autoimmune pancreatitis is an inflammatory disease of the pancreas which takes place as a result of the body’s own immune mechanisms acting on its own tissues. It is a difficult disease to diagnose as it can closely resemble a pancreatic cancer both with its...
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Members of the toll-like receptor (TLR) family of transmembrane proteins are the central actors in innate immunity, the fast and immediate immune response to pathogens that invade the body. As of 2010, 11 TLRs had been discovered in humans. Foreign proteins, such as the bacterial...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Obstructive pancreatitis is one form of chronic pancreatitis and as the name suggests, it could be due to an obstruction of its own or the common outlets of pancreatic drainage. The condition is considered to be a continuous process with irreversible morphological changes. Thus, unless...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Lymphocele is the term used to describe an abnormal collection of lymphatic fluid that can take place at various sites in the body. It is usually not covered by a membrane such as the epithelial lining as in the case of other fluid filled cysts...
By: Raquel Ildefonzo
The arteries, along with the veins, are the blood vessels that form the vascular system of the body. The system consists of hollow tubes through which the blood flows. The arteries are the vessels that carry blood away from the heart towards the body tissues...
Difference between arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis
By: Sarah Cagle
Healthy arteries are the flexible, strong and elastic vessels that convey oxygen and necessary nutrients from the heart to the rest of the body. Over time, though, too much pressure in these arteries can make their walls thick and stiff. This can restrict blood flow...
By: Angie Lindsay
The human body relies on arteries to carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the entire body. When these arteries are healthy, they are strong, elastic and flexible, supporting the pressure of the blood that flows through them. When not taken care of or as...
By: Grandma McGraw
Diabetes is a condition that used to mean a lifetime of inconvenience and possible early death; however, in recent years the treatment of diabetes has been greatly simplified and improved, resulting in fewer and fewer complications and deaths. The key to treating diabetes successfully is...

 

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