Like the arteries, veins and capillaries that transport blood through our bodies, our bodies also contain an extensive drainage system that returns water and proteins from our tissues back to the bloodstream. Called the lymphatic system, it is part of our immune system and works to defend the body from diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, or fungi.
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Disease and Condition
Alzheimer's is caused by toxic metals and chemicals in the environment. Our immune system protects us from disease until the stressors rise high enough so that one drop spills over the side, and then you get disease.
Dr. Stephanie Kaiser, endocrinologist, answers patients' questions on cholesterol and heart disease.
Heart disease accounts for many of adult male deaths. Heart disease claims the majority of female lives as well in Canada.
The health conditions a man should be concerned about are those that he is most likely to encounter in the short term and in the long term. These conditions include those that are disabling and life threatening.
Everyone at some point in time has experienced some form of heartburn. Often, what we notice is a bitter, sour or acid taste in our mouths. At times, we may feel as if partially digested foods or liquids are moving from our stomach back towards our mouth. Sometimes we may also experience chest pain that increases when we lay down. Each of these is an indication of heartburn.
'Heart Attack Gene' Discovered at Cleveland Clinic Exists in 1-2% of U.S. Heart Attack, Coronary Artery Disease
New Clinic Research Advances Efforts to Understand Genetics of Heart Disease. In November 2003, Cleveland Clinic researchers announced the discovery of the first gene confirmed as a cause of coronary heart disease in humans. Less than a year later, their studies indicate this "heart attack gene" is more prevalent among Americans than expected.\n
If you are a little bit knowledgeable about the disease, the process of caring will be easier on both you and your loved one.
Fact: The disease can strike anyone at any age. In Canada, one in four women over the age of 50 has osteoporosis and one in eight men over 50 also has the disease.
If you rely on medicine for relief of persistent heartburn, acid regurgitation, excessive burping or belching, increased abdominal bloating, nausea, feeling of abnormal or slow digestion or feeling full early on during a meal, you might be one of eight million Canadians who suffer from upper gastrointestinal symptoms and underlying disease.
While few are familiar with the term gastrointestinal (GI) diseases, many are aware of the symptoms, which include heartburn, acid regurgitation, excessive burping or belching, increased abdominal bloating, nausea, feeling of abnormal or slow digestion or feeling full early on during a meal (early satiety).
Researchers continue to look for more effective treatments, examples of which are AntiTNF, Interleukin 10, Antibiotics, Budesonide, Methotrexate and Cyclosporine, Natalizumab and Zinc.
What are the complications of Crohn's disease? The most common one is blockage of the intestine.
Men and women with early Alzheimer's disease may learn new skills from mental training exercises, a new study reports. The benefits may help them to recall important information and better go about their daily tasks, improvements that may ease the burden somewhat for caregivers, at least in the short-term.
The ability to retain rote memory skills may remain more intact than other kinds of memory in persons with early Alzheimer's disease, a new study reports. The findings could lead to improved strategies for tending to and caring for a loved one with the debilitating memory-robbing illness, report researchers from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
When it comes to misunderstood diseases, epilepsy is at the top of the list. Erroneous beliefs abound when it comes to this physical condition, which occurs when there is a sudden, brief change in the brain's inner workings, leading to epileptic seizures.
Chronic Heart Failure (CHF) and a whole host of other\nheart ailments are increasing daily, if my reading of the\nmedical reports and journals are correct! Since they\nusually under report, you can bet they are far worse\nthan those reports and studies reflect.
MS is a a chronic, progressive, sometimes devastating disease affecting about 50,000 Canadians (170 per 100,000). It can attack any part of the central nervous system, including: the brain, spinal cord, optic nerves.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) can be a frightening and unpredictable disease. It is a disease that affects an estimated 50,000 Canadians and three more are diagnosed every day. MS signs and symptoms may differ greatly from person to person and over the course of the disease depending on the location of affected nerve fibers.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) can be a frightening and unpredictable disease. It is a disease that affects an estimated 50,000 Canadians and three more are diagnosed every day. Multiple sclerosis is commonly diagnosed in young adults between the ages of 20 and 40 - the years when most are beginning their careers or building a family. It is a disease that can strike without warning and symptoms can often go unnoticed for several months or years.
Although symptoms vary, listed below are symptoms that people with MS usually experience over the course of their disease:
Cholesterol has been portrayed by the media and health care industry as akin to a poison. While many will use the "statin drug trials" to defend thier assertion, we find that when "absolute percentages" are used that any small benefit from statin drugs was INDEPENDENT OF CHOLESTEROL LEVELS.
When was the last time you went for a walk without pain?\nWhat prescription did your doctor give you to alleviate\nand prevent the joint pain? Did that prescription correct\nthe problem? Chances are it didn
Glutathione is the brain's master antioxidant and protects neurons from the harmful effects of free radicals. Many neurological and psychiatric disease processes are characterized by abnormalities in glutathione metabolism and antioxidant defenses.
I'm surprised when some patients and caregivers confuse \ndementia and Alzheimer's as one and the same. Each time a \nfamily member is suffering from memory loss, the conclusion \nis always Alzheimer's. Is it reasonable to label all \ndementias as Alzheimer's?
At the present time, one out of ten adults have some form of Alzheimer disease. According to Dr. Greengard, Director of the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research at the Rockefeller University, that number is expected to strike up to three times as many in the coming decades. Alzheimer's is considered a disease of the elderly and with the average lifespan of the US population rising to 74, a solution to the medical problem is being sought.
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