Preventive Measures on Coronary Arteries

coronary arteries

The coronary arteries are the vessels which supply blood to the heart itself. They are particularly prone to partial or total obstruction by atheroma—the process of fatty build-up caused by many factors, but principally excessive stress, sedentary living, smoking and an unhealthy diet. Obstructed coronary arteries are the cause of heart attacks; and disease of … Read more

Dementia: Types, Causes and Treatment

Dementia

Dementia is usually characterized by a progressive deterioration of a person’s mental faculties. It can affects men and women alike. The condition often involves brain damage or atrophy; both are irreversible. In certain cases, however, dementia can be delayed. Types and Causes of Dementia. Of the many types of dementia, the commonest has no proven … Read more

Dysentery: Causes, Symptoms and Prevention

Dysentery

Dysentery is a general term for an intestinal infection which causes severe diarrhea and abdominal discomfort. Untreated amoebic dysentery can give rise to liver abscesses; in rare cases the infection may spread to other organs. Causes of Dysentery. Bacillary dysentery is caused by one of four different bacteria belonging to the Shigella family. Amoebic dysentery … Read more

How Do You Know You Are Suffering From Cirrhosis?

cirrhosis

Cirrhosis is a liver disease, characterized by a progressive destruction of liver cells (hepatocytes); these are then replaced with fibrous tissue, which gradually leads to hardening and less effectiveness of the organ. Clumps of small nodules give the cirrhotic liver a knobbly appearance. Causes of Cirrhosis. The most common cause of cirrhosis is alcoholism. The … Read more