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Testing For Multiple Sclerosis

It has been estimated that approximately 400,000 people in the United States have been diagnosed with Multiple sclerosis (MS). It is not easy for doctors to make such a diagnosis. There is not just one test used to determine if someone has MS. There are also several symptoms a person can have that are similar ...

The Importance of Regular HIV Tests

Does an Undetectable HIV Viral Load Number Mean I'm Cured? HIV viral load can be suppressed enough that it can no longer be transmitted. 30 years ago, that seemed impossible. The advancements in medicine have made it a reality. What Do HIV Tests Look For? The HIV tests look for antibodies, antigens, and RNA. They are collected mainly ...

What is Medicare?

More Information About Medicare Medicare is a federally funded health insurance program designed to help people age 65 and older as well as some younger people who suffer from specific disabilities and anyone who has been diagnosed with end-stage renal failure. This health insurance program is mandatory when you have reached your retirement age, even if ...

Severe Complications of Hemophilia

Severe Complications of Hemophilia and Treatment Complications of hemophilia are problems that this bleeding disorder causes directly or indirectly. Some of these conditions are preventable, and because of that, it is essential to educate yourself about them and follow your doctor’s recommendations for optimal treatment. Joint Damage This is a common complication of hemophilia that usually come about ...

3 Treatments For Heartburn

3 Treatments to Relieve Heartburn That burning sensation in your chest after eating a heavy meal is unpleasant at best. At worse, it may even feel like a heart attack. Heartburn is a form of indigestion, pain typically felt in the stomach due to difficulty with digestion. Heartburn is caused by acid regurgitation of food into ...

What Is Bowel Cancer

The Early Warning Signs of Bowel Cancer Also known as colorectal cancer, bowel cancer is the third most common form of cancer. While this disease is typically diagnosed in patients over the age of 50, those who catch it in its earliest stages will have much more treatment options available to them. Due to the prevalence ...

The Cause of COPD

COPD: A Preventable Illness COPD is a lung disease that results from damage to the lungs that gets worse over time. It's a mix of two diseases: Chronic Bronchitis - This illness happens when the airways that bring air to the lungs become inflamed and produce more mucus than usual. This makes the airways constricted and it ...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

The Truth About Irritable Bowel Syndrome If you have ever had an attack of diarrhea, you can only begin to imagine what it is like to live with the signs of IBS. In fact, this is an uncomfortable illness that affects many segments of the population, from the young to the old. While some patients can ...

Pulmonary Embolism Symptoms

What are the Signs & Symptoms of a Pulmonary Embolism? A pulmonary embolism occurs when a critical blood vessel in the lungs experiences sudden blockage, usually by way of a blood clot that has traveled from the legs. A professional diagnosis is absolutely necessary to confirm a pulmonary embolism, since many of the primary symptoms overlap ...

Pulmonary Embolism

What is a Pulmonary Embolism? A pulmonary embolism is the result of one or more arteries in the lungs becoming suddenly blocked. In most cases a blood clot is the cause of the blockage. These blood clots usually form in the veins deep inside muscles in a condition known as deep vein thrombosis. This happens in ...