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Ways to Lower Cholesterol

Whether you are in good physical shape or not, knowing the ways to lower cholesterol is necessary. As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. Don’t wait until you get a heart attack to learn the ways of reducing cholesterol. Limit Intake of Fatty Foods These include butter, milk and cheese. You should also reduce the amount of greasy foods you eat. Among them are hamburgers, pizzas, pasta and pork chops. Sweets like cakes, ice cream, chocolates and candies should be eaten in moderation. The same goes for potato chips and fruit salads. When eating salads,...
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What Causes a Heart Attack?

Having a heart attack is one of the things that most people fear. A heart attack can be described as a condition where the muscles of the heart die, due to a blockage of an artery by a blood clot. A heart attack occurs when the clot become big enough to cover the artery, and stop blood flow. You may often wonder what causes a heart attack, here are a few indicators of what causes a heart attack: Smoking Due to the fact that the toxins contained in cigarettes causes the coronary arteries to narrow, persons who smoke are more vulnerable to getting a heart attack. Hence, in order to reduce the risk,...
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Acute Pancreatitis

Acute pancreatitis is a fairly common disorder which affects at least 80,000 individuals in the United States annually. The condition is caused by an inflammation of the pancreas (an organ situated in the abdomen that metabolises fats, proteins and carbohydrates). The disorder occurs when the digestive enzymes are prematurely activated in the pancreas instead of in the duodenum where digestion is partially completed. Pancreatitis can manifest as an acute (sudden) or chronic inflammation. It is important that everyone should have an understanding of the condition, treatment options, symptoms and...
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Symptoms of Lymphoma

The term lymphoma refers to a group of cancers affecting the cells of the lymphatic system – the system that carries white blood cells (lymphocytes) and lymph fluid throughout the body. The lymphatic system is part of the immune system, and its purpose is to fight infections by filtering bacteria, viruses, and other impurities from the body. Lymphoma occurs when lymphocytes begin to grow and multiply in an uncontrollable manner. There are various symptoms of lymphoma including swelling of the lymph nodes, rapid weight loss, a lack of energy, and a sudden loss of appetite. These symptoms are...
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Symptoms of Mono

Mono or Mononucleosis is caused by a virus that is transmitted via the saliva, or through close contact with an infected person. It is therefore sometimes referred to as the kissing disease. The infection often manifests in the teenage years although it may occur at any age. The common virus that causes the disease is the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) which accounts for as much as 90% of all mono cases. The disease may be asymptomatic in some individuals, or present symptoms that mimic that of the common cold. Because of this many cases of mono are not diagnosed. Many people who are infected with...
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Colonoscopy Preparation

When female news anchor, Katie Couric had her colonoscopy procedure broadcast live on TV in 2000, it increased interest in this potentially life saving medical examination, to the point where it was dubbed the Couric Effect. She had been spurred on by the death of her husband from to colon cancer, the disease a colonoscopy procedure was designed to detect. Considering that approximately 130,000 Americans per annum will be diagnosed with the disease, and that around 56,000 of that number will die from it, colonoscopy preparation is an important step in keeping that figure down. What is a colonoscopy? Couric’s...
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