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What Causes Chronic Bronchitis?

More than 9 million Americans suffer from chronic bronchitis every year, according to the American Lung Association. Someone who has chronic bronchitis can also develop emphysema and together, this can be known as COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. What is bronchitis? Bronchitis is defined as an inflammation of the bronchial tubes or the lining of the…

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Understanding Your Medication – How Salbutamol CFC Free Inhaler (Ventolin) Works

Ventolin is a prescription medication that is often used to prevent spasms in the bronchial tubes or to treat spasms that are already present. It can be used by people who are as young as four years of age. This drug is also used by people who experience exercise induced spasms in the bronchial tubes.…

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How Sildenafil Citrate (Viagra) Treats Sexual Impotence in Diabetes Patients

Sexual impotence is just one of the many symptoms that a person can experience with diabetes. According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 10 percent of men with type 1 diabetes have erectile dysfunction as a common complication. A study was done with 188 patients to see if sildenafil citrate, the drug that is marketed…

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How Free Trade in European Medication Helps You Save Money

How can free trade on a continent on the other side of the ocean save you money? The only trade rule in medication you’ve experienced is one that sets outrageously high prices and prevents reasonably priced medications from entering the market. Importers across Europe, however, employ a parallel trade business model, which allows the movement…

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What Are The Risks Of Uncontrolled Blood Pressure

Uncontrolled blood pressure has a lot of risks. High blood pressure or hypertension has been known as the silent killer because there are no symptoms associated with it in the majority of cases. The only way for a person to know whether they have high blood pressure is to have their blood pressure tested periodically…

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Tips for Smoking Cessation

Smoking is a habit that many people start and can’t seem to stop without some type of help. As companies see that more people are looking for ways to quit smoking, they’re developing alternatives that will help ease the transition from smoking every day to not smoking at all. According to WebMD, the first step to…

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How Duloxetine (Cymbalta) Can Treat Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Duloxetine, commonly marketed as Cymbalta, is used in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). The medication works as a serotonin-norephinephrine reuptake inhibitor and the dosage can vary from 30 mg to 120 mg a day. Symptoms can be significantly improved with the use of this medication and there have been various scales of measurement…

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How Does Olmesartan (Benicar) Treat Sarcoidosis

Olmesartan is commonly marketed as Benicar and is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist that is used to treat sarcoidosis. Sarcoidosis is a hyper-inflammatory disorder where a person may be hyper-sensitive to sunlight amongst other things. The secosteroid hormone is vital within the symptomology and etiology of sarcoidosis. When sources of vitamin D were removed from the diet…

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How to Prevent, Detect, and Treat a Heat Stroke

A heat stroke is a grave condition in which the body cannot regulate its temperature and dangerously overheats. This malady comes in two categories. Exertional heat strokes are induced by physical activity, and non-exertional heat strokes are caused solely by the environment. Non-exertional heat strokes typically afflict infants, young children, senior citizens, people who take…

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Which Sunscreen Suits Your Skin Type

Sunscreens offer protection against the most common types of skin cancers, so choosing the right sunscreen and using it are important precautions. Unfortunately, choosing among the thousands of brands, SPF ratings and types of sun exposure often seems like task suitable for engineers or rocket scientists. Understanding Sunscreen Protection Exposing your skin to the sun causes basal…

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