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Pulmonary Embolism: How to Reduce Your Risk

Pulmonary embolism (PE) occurs when a clump of material, most often a blood clot, gets wedged in an artery within your lungs. It can be life-threatening, but when the condition is diagnosed and treated promptly, the risk for it turning...

Esophagitis: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

The esophagus is a muscular tube that transports food from your mouth to your stomach. Esophagitis is defined as inflammation, irritation, or swelling of that tube. It can be caused by viral or bacterial infections, medications, and acid reflux, the...

Cardiovascular Disease: Causes, Treatment, Prevention

Heart disease, otherwise known as cardiovascular disease (CVD), is a silent killer that affects more unsuspecting people than any other health complication. Heart disease risk factors and symptoms can be insidious and, without proper education or medical care, can go...

Blood Clot in the Leg: Deep Vein Thrombosis Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Blood clots are clumps of blood that have changed from a liquid to a gel-like or semisolid state. They are beneficial in stopping bleeding and preventing people from losing too much blood when they are injured or cut. A blood...

Pulmonary Fibrosis Prognosis and Life Expectancy

Pulmonary fibrosis is a type of disease that causes scarring in the lungs, affecting how much oxygen is taken in and making breathing very difficult. It can progressively worsen with time, and as more and more scar tissues builds, your...

Kidney Failure: How it Happens and What You Can Do to Prevent It

Your kidneys are an important organ with a very important job; they filter waste products from your blood and help to control your blood pressure, electrolyte balance, and red blood cell production in your body. When your kidneys are not...

Atrial Fibrillation: Irregular Heartbeat and Its Risks

Many influences can cause your heart rate to speed up or feel like it skips a beat. Nerves, anxiety, and even diet can all cause the occasional heart skip or flutter. But if you find that interruptions in your normal...

Heart Disease: The #1 Leading Cause of Death

Heart disease is synonymous with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and encompasses a cluster of diseases as well as related complications of the heart and/or blood vessels. Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide and kills over 600,000 Americans yearly....

Heartburn vs. Acid Reflux vs. GERD: How to Find Heartburn Relief

Heartburn, acid reflux, and GERD, are terms often used interchangeably—the truth is that they are closely related, but do not mean the same thing. Heartburn vs. acid reflux vs. GERD: let’s get it straight! Heartburn Heartburn is a burning pain...

What Is Tuberculosis: Causes, Signs and Prevention

What do King Tut, Edgar Allan Poe, and Emily Bronte have in common? They’re all believed to have died from tuberculosis. And while tuberculosis, or TB, might seem like a disease of yore, it’s far from eradicated in our modern...

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