Overview of Hypertension
High or elevated blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a common health problem worldwide. It is one of the most common complex genetic disorders. The risk of developing hypertension increases as we age. Hypertension is an independent and significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease, which includes heart attacks, strokes, congestive heart failure and even kidney failure. Accelerated atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) is an invariable companion of hypertension. The higher the blood pressure, the greater one’s risk.
Posted on 1st October 2015 - 0 Comments
Acid reflux occurs when stomach contents moves backward into the esophagus. It’s also called acid regurgitation or gastroesophageal reflux (GER). Acid reflux is a common digestive condition. According to the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), more than 60 million Americans experience acid reflux at least once a month. More than 15 million Americans experience it every day.
Acid reflux usually causes a burning sensation in the chest. The sensation radiates up from the stomach to the mid-chest or throat. This is also known as heartburn.
Acid reflux may also cause a sour taste in the back of the mouth. Chronic reflux can sometimes lead to difficulty swallowing and in some cases it can even cause breathing problems like asthma.
Posted on 11th September 2015 - 0 Comments
Psoriasis is a common skin condition that can affect anyone, although it’s more common in people between the ages of 15 and 35, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation. If you have psoriasis, your skin cells grow faster than normal.
The body naturally develops new skin cells every month to replace skin that sheds or flakes off. With psoriasis, new skin cells form within days rather than weeks. This rapid growth causes dead skin cells to accumulate on the skin’s surface, resulting in thick patches of red, dry, and itchy skin.
Psoriasis is a chronic condition, but symptoms may improve over time.
Posted on 7th September 2015 - 0 Comments
Hepatitis C is a disease that causes inflammation and infection in the liver. This condition develops after being infected with the Hepatitis C virus (HCV). There are two forms of hepatitis C: acute and chronic.
Acute hepatitis C causes symptoms to set in quickly, whereas chronic hepatitis C develops over a period of months, so symptoms may not be apparent at first. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that over 130 to 170 million people have chronic hepatitis C (WHO).
Unlike hepatitis A and B, hepatitis C has no vaccination, although efforts to create one are ongoing. Hepatitis C is highly contagious, which is why such a high number of people have the disease. According to WHO, this disease is found worldwide, with Egypt having the highest percentage of chronic hepatitis C cases (WHO).
Posted on 4th September 2015 - 0 Comments