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Archive for December, 2014

Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis are at risk of having Blood Clots


Date: December 31st, 2014

Rheumatoid arthritis raises the risk of the blood clots in the legs and lungs area of the body. These blood clots are risky according to a new researcher made in Taiwan. Those with this type of inflammatory type of arthritis are more prone to develop vein thrombosis or better known as the blood clot in the legs. They are also 2x prone to developing pulmonary thromboembolism or a clot that goes through the lungs when compared to those without the diagnosis, according to the newest study.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Can Decreases Risk of Having a Joint Replacement Surgery


Date: December 30th, 2014

Just January of this year, there were reports stating that women who started out with their hormone replacement therapy after getting a hip bone or knee replacement surgery were able to lower down the risk of getting another procedure of the same type by around 40%. Around 2% of women who have had a hip or knee replacement surgery just got another one just after 3 years or so.

Most of these cases are essential due to the complication that is known as osteolysis that happens to be small pieces of implant seeping thru the tissue surrounding the implant, thus it causes more inflammation that ruins the bone surrounding the implant according to British researchers.

Patients with Lung Clots May be Because of Their Autoimmune Disorder


Date: December 29th, 2014

According to a report, there were patients who were confined in a hospital due to autoimmune disorders like Crohn’s and rheumatoid arthritis are suffering from a great danger for a serious pulmonary embolism, this might be because of the cloth at the lung’s main artery and this is according to a new study.  This report was taken online by the Lancet and the researchers give warning to the patients about the steps that must be taken into considerations when preventing this health condition from happening to patients

Cardiologists Fail to Give Patients Request for Angioplasty


Date: December 28th, 2014

According to a report just this October, ½ of the Americans who went through an artery operation for heart ailment weren’t able to get a recommendation for cardiac tests ahead of time. The tests like angioplasty or stenting may be of help to them beforehand, but there were around 44% of the patients in this study who got the tests.

Understanding What Ails the Heart with an Ultrasound


Date: December 27th, 2014

The ultrasound is a device most commonly used for keeping tabs on the growth of a baby and seeing if there are any problems regarding the pregnancy. The ultrasound enables doctors to essentially watch a preview of how the baby may emerge from the womb, and it also allows them to come up with solutions for problems that may present themselves while viewing the baby in this manner. The ultrasound is a powerful and useful device, but it should not be mistaken for only being useful in a scenario that involves babies and pregnant women.

Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease


Date: December 26th, 2014

Understanding Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a disorder that can lead to swelling developing in the joints usually between the fingers and toes. The swelling can be problematic enough that the bone itself may begin to erode and the joint itself may grow to be deformed. Rheumatoid arthritis is not dependent on age, but it is most commonly found in individuals who are over 40 years old.

The Relationship between Strep and Heart Disease


Date: December 25th, 2014

Understanding the diseases involved

At some point in a person’s life, he or she is bound to have dealt with the unpleasant effects of a sore throat. That scratchy sensation that can develop within the throat is usually more of an inconvenience than any sort of serious medical issue,

Learning How to Diagnose an Ischemic Stroke


Date: December 24th, 2014

A stroke happens when

Strokes are byproducts of poor health habits, genetics, and even unfortunately timed events coalescing into one cataclysmic health episode that happens to drastically affect the overall condition of the brain. During a stroke, the flow of blood to the brain is usually cut off, and in the case of an ischemic stroke, it is a blood vessel that causes the blood flow to be interrupted.

Dealing with an Ischemic Stroke Attack


Date: December 23rd, 2014

Symptoms of a stroke

Identifying a stroke is not always an easy thing to do. The symptoms that initially present themselves prior to the onset of a stroke are not always easy to spot particularly to those who don’t know what to look for. They can be found, however, and in the heat of a moment, spotting these can help save lives. These symptoms may include difficulty in both speaking and understanding,

The Different Costs of Having a Stroke


Date: December 22nd, 2014

Looking at costs

As devastating and damaging as it may be for people to suffer from a stroke, it is not always the physical effects from such a malady that end up doing the most damage. What cannot be forgotten in this scenario is that the cost of trying to recover or at least maintain a comfortable level of living for the stroke victim can be prohibitive?