Tag: SYMPTOMS

Women and Heart Attacks

Women and Heart Attacks

A study carried out by the Journal of American Medical Association, JAMA, has just carried out one of the largest studies into gender differences and heart attacks in recent years. Researchers looked at the records of over 1 million heart attack cases looking for gender differences. Their conclusions about women and heart attacks are enlightening: [...]

November 12, 2012 More

Stroke

Strokes are the third leading cause of death in the united States, following coronary heart disease and cancer. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that every 45 seconds, someone in the United States suffers a new or recurrent stroke; every 3.1 minutes, someone in the United States dies of a stroke. Overall, men are 1.6 [...]

September 28, 2011 More
Sjogren’s Syndrome

Sjogren’s Syndrome

Sjogren’s syndrome (SS) is a chronic autoimmune disorder of unknown cause that mostly involves the tear glands of the eye and salivary glands of the mouth. It can also cause problems in the lining of the genital, urinary, gastrointestinal, and respiratory tracts. Sjogren’s syndrome occurs alone or as part of many other autoimmune disorders. The [...]

September 27, 2011 More

Pelvic Organ prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse is a condition denoting the descent of pelvic organs toward or through the vaginal opening. References to prolapse of the womb have first been made in ancient Egypt dating back to 1550 BC. Vaginal vault prolapse refers to significant descent of the vaginal apex (“the top of the vagina”) following a hysterectomy. [...]

September 21, 2011 More
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is defined as severe fatigue of 6 months or longer, with no medical explanation. Four or more of the following eight symptoms must also have been present over the past 6 months, starting after the fatigue: substantial impairment in short-term memory or concentration, sore throat, tender lymph nodes, muscle pain, joint [...]

August 5, 2011 More