Cystic Fibrosis in Children: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What Is Cystic Fibrosis? Cystic Fibrosis harms the cells producing sweat, digestive fluids, and mucus and it is a genetic disorder. Nearly 30,000 young adults and children deal with Cystic Fibrosis in the United States. Currently there is no cure for Cystic Fibrosis; however, children who are diagnosed early and receive early treatment can have a longer lifespan. Unfortunately if the disorder isn’t treated in time, it can lead to complications like infertility, nutritional deficiencies, and chronic lung infections. What Causes Cystic Fibrosis (CF)? A mutation in the gene Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Connductance Regulator or CFTR c...

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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Causes, Symptoms, Risk Factors, and Diagnosis

Infection of the female reproductive organs is called Pelvic Inflammatory Disease or PID. US Department of Health and Human Services reported that 5% of US women suffer from this condition. Early Pelvic Inflammatory Disease treatment is absolutely necessary, because if ignored it can become life-threatening. Causes Generally, a PID infection starts in the vagina. Then begins to spread into the cervix, fallopian tube and into the ovaries. This infection can be parasitic, fungal, or bacterial. Sexual activity and the transfer of bacteria during intercourse is the usual method of infection that leads to Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). ...

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How Working Long Hours Affects Heart Health

Working for more than 10 hours a day can really make you tired. According to the latest study in the America’s Heart Association Stroke Journal; working for many hours at a time without a break can greatly affect your heart health. Here are some tips on how to keep your heart healthy. Impact of Working Long Hours Job related stress can cause inflammation in your body which puts the squeeze on your arteries. This, in turn, can increase your blood pressure, which of course increases your heart rate. If your body has to maintain this higher heart rate and blood pressure due to stress, your risk of a heart attack or stroke could increase...

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6 Ways Social Wellness Can Improve Your Health

Eating nutrient-rich foods helps improve your health, regular workouts keep you active and getting enough sleep strengthens your immune system. In addition to keeping your own body healthy, keeping your mind and emotional well being healthy is also important and can actually help keep your body in good health. Social Wellness: What is it? Our relationship with others and how we interact with them has been termed social wellness. It is meant to describe the building and nurturing of relationships with those around us. Some signs of social wellness are: Balancing personal and social time Being true to yourself no matter the situat...

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7 Easy Tips to Prevent Workplace Injuries

The National Safety Council reports 12,600 workplace accidents occur nearly every day; however, many of these workplace injuries can be avoided. Tips to Avoid Workplace Injuries Create a Safety Plan Start an effective injury prevention program in your office. Include a step by step safety precautions plan for your employees. Make sure they know to report any unsafe activity to their managers so it can be corrected quickly to avoid any injuries. Educate Your Employees Have regular reviews of safety procedures to keep your employees safe. This includes proper lifting procedures for those who move and lift heavy items as well as proper ...

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When Should You Visit an ENT for Earwax Removal

Having trouble hearing?  It may not be hearing loss, it could be earwax buildup.  Using some cotton on a stick may work, but you could cause problems for your ear canal and in some cases you could even puncture your ear drum.  Why take the risk?  If you have that much buildup of earwax you should see your Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) doctor today. What is Earwax Earwax is a special coating created by glands in the ear (like sweating on other parts of the body). So why do we need wax? It has several important jobs: it protects and moisturizes the skin of ear canal, so you don't have itchy ears, it contains special chemicals to fight of...

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Helping Your Child Maintain a Healthy Weight

Weight loss diets are not meant for children; neither is allowing them to live a sedentary lifestyle eating what they want and sitting on the couch all day playing video games. What’s the solution? Maintaining a healthy weight through fun activities like sports, biking, running, swimming and more. Why You Should Prevent Your Kid from Being Obese Unfortunately some non-obese children bully and insult overweight children. As a result your child could start to feel isolated and depressed. These feelings, left un-checked, can lead to low self-esteem and poor grades in school which can further develop into problems as they get ol...

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Medical Treatment Goals and Your Health

Setting goals in life and in medicine are important.  Whether you want to stay fit, or just stay healthy you need to set a goal. Medicine and medical treatment has their own goals as well.  Let's take a look: Preventive Curative Management of diseases Palliative Preventive (Prophylactic Care) This is the best goal.  Avoiding getting sick in the first place is the ultimate goal.  While not always possible, your doctor can help with medicines, vaccines, and therapies. Vaccines, in particular, are helpful in keeping you healthy by introducing a compromised, weak infection to your body so you body can easily find it, ...

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Cyst Removal Surgery: Is It Safe For You?

A cyst is a swelling that can occur anywhere in your body and under your skin. This swelling can contain pus, bacteria, air, or skin cells. Normally they are benign, non-harmful, but you should have it checked out anyway by a professional. Cyst Removal Surgery - How it works Healthcare experts sometimes prefer to remove the cyst depending on location and type. Usually only a local anesthetic is needed around the affected area. The cyst removal surgery is usually an outpatient procedure. Your doctor will mark the area surrounding the cyst and then remove the affected area. The local anesthetic will prevent you from feeling pain in tha...

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Why Should You Vaccinate Your Child?

Vaccinations are an important step in your child's development.  Vaccinations help their growing bodies understand the microscopic world of germs around them and teach their internal systems how to deal with these problems in a safer manner than if they were to get the real infection. Combined Vaccines Some of the diseases prevented with vaccines are measles, mumps, and polio. Many paediatricians can combine vaccines to increase its' effect. One such combined vaccine is Pro-Quad for chickenpox, mumps, measles, and rubella. Combination vaccines still provide the same benefit to your child with less shots. How Vaccines Work A v...

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