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Statins – Lipid-Lowering Medication

Statins are a class of drugs that lower blood cholesterol. Statins work by inhibiting an enzyme that participates in the synthesis of cholesterol; thereby lowering cholesterol is the main biochemical consequence. Following large-scale studies, statins have been shown to represent the class of lipid-lowering drugs with the highest efficiency in primary and secondary cardiovascular prevention. This […]

March 30, 2014, Cholesterol
Acute and Chronic Sinusitis – Symptoms and Complications

Acute and Chronic Sinusitis has as its main cause infections that in the first stage are usually viral, then can be complicated by bacterial overgrowth. Acute bacterial sinusitis has as its main symptoms Rhinorrhea with purulent matter and / or congested with nose sinus pain or pressure sensation sinus. The location of these symptoms depends […]

March 28, 2014, Sinuses
Swollen Glands – Causes

Swollen glands. Spleen and lymph nodes are a part of the peripheral immune system. Swollen glands can meet in various infectious diseases, auto immune diseases, endocrine and metabolic diseases, neoplasia and most hematological diseases. The discovery of an enlarged lymph node in a current medical practice raises serious suspicion of suffering, but it often proves […]

March 25, 2014, Glands
Cirrhotic ascites

Ascites is an accumulation of fluid in the abdomen that occurs as a complication of liver cirrhosis during evolution. The occurrence of ascites is due to decreased hepatic production of proteins (hypoalbuminemia), increased pressure in the portal system (portal hypertension) and lymphatic stasis. Even if a patient does not have ascites, but has cirrhosis, it […]

March 22, 2014, Liver
Liver cancer – hepatocellular carcinoma

Hepatocellular carcinoma is the name for primary liver cancer. It appears mainly at the patients with cirrhosis (80 – 90 of cases). It is estimated a mortality of 33% among the people with cirrhosis due to the hepatocellular carcinoma. The mortality in the U.S. is 14 000 per year. Causes The major risk for developing […]

March 22, 2014, Liver
Male hair loss – causes and treatment

Also called as androgenic alopecia, is the most common form of alopecia affecting over 50% of men that are over 50 years old. You should know that this type of alopecia affects not only men but also women and is genetically determined. The characteristic is the progressive loss of hair front-temporal and vertex. The appearance […]

March 21, 2014, Hair
Coffee and your health – risk and benefit

Coffee is one of the most daily consumed beverages; it has been deeply studied to determine the risks and the benefits that bring to our health. Here is what you should know about coffee: Beneficial effects upon the body – moderate coffee consumption; risks – overdrink (more that 2 cups). Reduces the sensation of fatigue […]

March 21, 2014, Diets