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How to Reduce Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

The vast majority of American diabetics — according to some figures, as many as 95 percent — have type 2 diabetes. However, a combination of medical misinformation and dietary trends makes it difficult for most people to truly understand their risks, let alone reduce them. What is type 2 diabetes, and what causes it? Diabetes is a…

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Protect Your Breasts – Men Get Breast Cancer Too!

Although breast cancer is frequently thought of as a woman’s issue, it can also affect men. Breast cancer is a unique type of cancer that begins in the breast tissue. Since men, just like women have breast tissue, they too are susceptible to the disease. Know the Risks One of the most alarming factors about breast cancer…

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How to Recognize the Signs of a Heart Attack

Heart attacks are among the most serious medical emergencies a person can expect to experience in their lifetime. Also known as a myocardial infarction, a heart attack occurs when a coronary artery supplying oxygenated blood to the heart muscle itself becomes suddenly blocked. These coronary blockages are typically caused by blood clots formed in response…

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A Lump Could Save Your Life: Breast Self-Examination

A lump could save your life, but it can only do so if it’s found. Enter the breast self-examination: By acquainting yourself with your breasts through a regular BSE, you get a feel for what’s supposed to be there and what isn’t. In fact, when it comes to breast cancer, over 20% of the…

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Psoriasis: Catch the Signs Red-Handed

Psoriasis, a condition that causes skin cells to grow and accumulate faster than they can be shed, affects over 7.5 million people in the U.S. Normally, it takes a month for skin cells to grow, move to the skin’s outermost surface and become sloughed away. In people with psoriasis, the process of growth and rising…

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Propecia – Medication To Treat Hair Loss In Men

Propecia, which is also known as finasteride, is a synthetic drug medication that is useful in treating male pattern baldness. Finasteride is also useful in decreasing the size of enlarged prostates; however, sexual dysfunction is amongst the possible side effects. Finasteride is a 5a-reductase inhibitor. It blocks the production of androgens and cholesterol-derived hormones. 5a-reductase…

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Lipitor and Low-Fat Diet – A Guide To Smart Living

High levels of bad cholesterol can lead to stroke or even fatal heart attacks. Years of buildup of LDL, the type of cholesterol that’s bad, leads to hardened plaque that lines the walls of the arteries. However, doctors recommend a low-fat diet and medications such as Lipitor to patients who are at risk of high…

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How Premarin Reduces Hot Flashes Symptoms

Hot flashes are most often associated with the menopause or perimenopause. The symptoms are described as the gradual or sudden onset of extreme heat accompanied by sweating, rapid heartbeat and chills. The skin feels flush, the face becomes visibly red and lightheadedness may occur. The episodes can last anywhere from two to 30 minutes, and…

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Why You Should Take Heartburn Medications Before Breakfast

Heartburn is a painful burning sensation felt just below the breastbone. The discomfort is caused by stomach acid, which the body produces to digest food. Heartburn is sometimes triggered by eating acidic or spicy foods and may be accompanied by cough, chest pain, a sour taste or difficulty swallowing. Around 44 percent of U.S. adults…

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How Does Plaque Form on The Artery Walls

Atherosclerosis is the buildup of plaque in the arteries that may begin as early as childhood and continue progressively without outward symptoms. Plaque is mainly LDL cholesterol combined with other fatty substances, calcium, fibrin and cellular waste products. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the prevalence of atherosclerosis is 1 in 58 people in…

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