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Diseases Details Explanation Video Tutorials

In Health on April 16, 2014 at 07:24

As more diseases are discovered(?), the treatment becomes more Complex.

 

So are the disciplines of Medicine,

 

Medical Science has the vicarious pleasure using high-sounding names even for simple Diseases,one gets scared on hearing the names.

 

As Medicine gets more specialized, the total picture of the body is often lost, with some of the doctors, not sure enough about other parts of the body other than the part they have specialized in.

 

Then we have the Pharmaceutical Companies use all the guile at their disposal to mislead you, where they keep quiet about the side effects of the medicines you take.

 

And many of us are scared to ask the Doctor in detail about our ailment and the course of treatment he is using, its ramifications and the side effects of the drugs he is prescribing.

 

But one must, notwithstanding the irritation of some Doctors, ask and discuss with the Doctor these issues, after all it is your Body.

 

It would be helpful if one has some information about the disease one has ,its symptoms, possible courses of treatment, in a simple language.

 

National Institute of Medicine,under the aegis of the US Government hs come out with a Medical site that explains the diseases in detail.

 

In a simple language.

 

The information is provided in text/interactive format.

 

Diseases,

Disease and Cure, reduce inflammation. Image from http://1.bp.blogspot.com/

 

Video tutorials are provided.

 

Just click the disease you want to know about, you have the relevant information.

 

The Tutorials require a Flash Plug In version 6 and above,

 

Please check under ‘Health‘ in this site for Drugs, composition  recommended dosage , side effects for additional information .

 

  • Tests and Diagnostic Procedures
  • Surgery and Treatment Procedures

 

 

 Diseases Reference

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Disturbing Response To Emergency 911 Call

In Health, Interesting and funny, videos on November 16, 2012 at 23:39

A woman frantically calls 911 when her husband suffers a heart attack. Unfortunately, the paramedics have trouble finding her house in time. Find out why.

Heart patients immediate response.

Minutes can determine  Life and Death.

Watch The Video.

Those who man Emergency calls need to be not only Humane but swift and intelligent.

Disturbing 911 Call! – This Could Happen to YOU!

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Interactive Sites on Medical Information.Click On The Ailment.

In Health, Medicine on May 8, 2011 at 08:47

The tutorials listed below are interactive health education resources from the Patient Education Institute. Using animated graphics, each tutorial explains the procedure or condition in easy-to-read and understand language. You can also listen to the tutorial. 

JUST CLICK ON YOUR PREFERRED AILMENT
These tutorials require a special Flash plug-in, version 6 or above… If you do not have this in your PC, you will be prompted to obtain a free download of the software before you start the tutorial.

  Diseases and Conditions

Heart Disease in Women.

In Hindi Blogs on January 26, 2011 at 09:04

Signs of heart disease in women.

The most important sign is feeling really tired–even if after enough sleep. Other signs of heart disease in women are:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Feeling sick to the stomach
  • Feeling scared or nervous
  • New or worse headaches
  • An ache in the chest
  • Feeling “heavy” or “tight” in the chest
  • A burning feeling in the chest
  • Pain in the back, between the shoulders
  • Pain or tightness in the chest that spreads to the jaw, neck, shoulders, ear, or the inside of the arms
  • Pain in the belly, above the belly button

There is good news: You can take steps to keep your heart healthy.

Don’t wait to get help!

Go to your doctor or clinic if you have any warning signs.

Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease

  • Find out if heart disease runs in your family.
  • Visit your doctor or clinic often. Find out if you are at risk.
  • Don’t smoke. Stay away from other people who are smoking.
  • Get your blood pressure checked often. You might need medicine to keep it at the right level.
  • Control your diabetes.
  • Get your cholesterol checked often.
  • Stay active. Walking every day can lower your chances of a heart attack.
  • Eat right and keep a healthy weight.
  • Eat less salt.
  • If you take birth control pills, don’t smoke.
  • Hormones for menopause should not be used to prevent heart attacks.
  • Being stressed, angry or sad a lot may add to your risk of heart attack.
  • If you’ve had a heart attack, talk to your doctor about medicine. Some medicines can help cut down the risk of having another heart attack.

High Blood Pressure

  • High blood pressure adds to the chance of having heart disease.
  • High blood pressure is called the “silent killer”. Most people who have it do not feel sick and don’t know that they have it.
  • Have your blood pressure checked each time you go to the doctor or clinic.

To learn more:http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ByAudience/ForWomen/ucm118528.htm

Related:

Middle-aged women who take steps to lower their blood pressure could reduce their risk of having a stroke, heart attack, or developing heart failure, a new study shows.

Researchers say they found that high systolic pressure — the blood pressure when the heart contracts — is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease and its complications in middle-aged and older women.

Doctors say 36% of serious cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and strokes are preventable by lowering blood pressure in women, compared to only 24% in men.

For the study, investigators examined data on 9,357 adults in 11 countries in Europe, Asia, and South America for a median of 11 years. The researchers looked for absolute and relative risks of cardiovascular disease that were associated with systolic blood pressure.

They report that three major risk factors account for 85% of the modifiable risk for heart disease in men and women — high systolic (the top number) blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking. And high systolic pressure is the most important risk factor, according to the researchers.

Prevention of Heart Disease

“I was surprised by the study findings that highlight the missed opportunities for prevention of heart disease in older women,” researcher Jan A. Staessen, MD, PhD, of the University of Leuven in Belgium, says in a news release.

He says the research team found that a relatively small increase of 15 points in systolic blood pressure increased the risk of cardiovascular disease by 56% in women and 32% in men.

For the study, the researchers looked at ambulatory blood pressure, which involves measuring blood pressure at set intervals for 24 hours during a person’s daily routine and when asleep, and conventional blood pressure readings taken in doctors’ offices.

The researchers say ambulatory blood pressure readings have less potential for error and provide more accurate estimates of usual blood pressure and prognosis for cardiovascular disease.

The monitor used for ambulatory readings was a small, portable device programmed to take blood pressures at specific intervals. In the study, ambulatory readings were taken at intervals of 15 to 30 minutes during the daytime, and 30 to 45 minutes at night.

Nighttime readings are a better predictor of heart disease than daytime readings because the readings taken at night are more standardized, the researchers say. And blood pressure at night is less likely to be influenced by physical activity.

Quality of Life

“It is recognized that women live longer than men, but that older women usually report lower quality of life than men,” Staessen says. “By lowering systolic pressure by 15 [points] in hypertensive women, there would be an increased benefit in quality of life by prevention of cardiovascular disease.”

The researchers say that women and their doctors ought to become more aggressive in diagnosing and treating high systolic blood pressure.

The study is published in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association

http://www.webmd.com/hypertension-high-blood-pressure/news/20110124/heart-benefits-for-women-who-cut-hypertension?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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