Monthly Archives: December 2007

A Simple Guide to Coronary Heart Disease Part 2

A Simple Guide to Coronary Heart Disease Part 2———————————————————– What is the treatment of Coronary Heart Disease?———————————————————– Any heart attack is an EMERGENCY!Immediate treatment is urgent! While waiting for the ambulance, lie the patient in a slightly inclined position.Give nitroglycerin … Continue reading

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A Simple Guide to Coronary Heart Disease

A Simple Guide to Coronary Heart Disease————————————————— What is Coronary Heart Disease?————————————– Coronary Heart Disease occurs when the coronary arteries become blocked. The blood supply to the part of the heart cannot provide the oxygen and nutrients to the muscles … Continue reading

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A Simple Guide to Stroke 2

A Simple Guide to Stroke 2——————————– What is the treatment of Stroke?——————————– Stroke is an emergency. Purpose of treatment is to: 1. preserve life 2. limit the amount of brain damage 3. lessen the extent of disability and deformity 4. … Continue reading

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A Simple Guide to Stroke

A Simple Guide to Stroke——————————- What is a Stroke?——————— A stroke is also known as a cerebrovascular accident(CVA).It happens when the blood vessel to a part of the brain is blocked(due to a blood clot) or burst.The brain cells in … Continue reading

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A Simple Guide to Hepatitis – Update

A Simple Guide to Hepatitis – Update—————————————- Hepatitis Update:——————– There are now 7 types of Hepatitis viruses: A, B, C, D, E, F, G. The most common are Type A, B and C. All hepatitis viruses can cause acute hepatitis. … Continue reading

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A Simple Guide to Cholecystitis

A Simple Guide to Cholecystitis————————————– What is Cholecystitis?————————– Cholecystitis is an acute or chronic inflammation of the gallbldder. What are the causes of Cholecystitis?——————————————– Cholecystitis is usually caused by the following: 1. obstruction of the cystic duct by a gallstone … Continue reading

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A Simple Guide to Burns & Scalds

A Simple Guide to Burns & Scalds——————————– What are burns and scalds?—————————— A burn is skin which is damaged most commonly by 1.fire or heat.2.chemicals,3.electricity 4.light including sunlight5.radiation. A scald is a burn caused by hot liquids or steam. How … Continue reading

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