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In bladder cancer, cancer cells invade the bladder harmful and destroy normal cells And the bladder can no longer function properly.
The bladder is a hollow organ that stores urine as it is filtered by the kidneys. Its flexible wall consisting of three layers of fabric, allows it to stretch and contract as needed. Most bladder cancers (90%) are implanted in the epithelial lining, the deepest layer of the wall.
The bladder cancer is the 6th most common cancer in Canada. Its incidence is two to three times higher in men than in women, and two times higher among Caucasians than among those original African. In North America, it ranks fourth in men and the ninth in women, in terms of frequency.
Thanks to earlier diagnosis and improved treatment, mortality rates for this disease have declined significantly over the past 25 years. Read the rest of this entry »
Oral cancer can start as a sore or lump in the mouth that does not go far. Problems with feeding, swallowing and speaking may occur, and the sense of taste can be altered. Lymph nodes in the neck can be extended and unexplained weight loss may occur.
Common symptoms of oral cancer
Common symptoms of oral cancer include:
- Altered taste
- Cracking an area of the mouth
- Difficulty eating or swallowing
- Difficulty speaking
- Lump does not go far
- Sore will not heal, which can be white, pale, red, black, bleached or otherwise
- Oral pain
- Swollen lymph nodes in the neck
- Thickened area in the mouth
- Unexplained weight loss Read the rest of this entry »
The objective to guide the prevention strategy is no longer the simple short-term correction of a number of cholesterol or blood pressure, but lowering the real level of risk for each individual determined by a combination of many factors.
Numbers to know by heart
Everyone should know the key figures of the prevention and regularly monitor its own settings for better operation of the “machine” heart. You can learn updated heart disease information from complete health guide.
Your LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol):
Based on this value and the presence of known risk factors (smoking, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, history …)
In the absence of risk factors, levels of LDL-cholesterol should be less than 2.20 g / l (5.7 mmol / l);
If there is a risk factor, the concentrations of LDL-cholesterol should be less than 1.90 g / l (4.9 mmol / l);
In the presence of two risk factors, levels of LDL-cholesterol should be less than 1.60 g / l (4.1 mmol / l);
In the presence of more than two risk factors, levels of LDL-cholesterol should be less than 1.30 g / l (3.4 mmol / l);
Secondary prevention or risk equivalent concentrations of LDL-cholesterol should be less than 1 g / l (2.6 mmol / l).
Topics affected by this pure cholesterol are generally older and often accumulate more than one risk factor: moderately overweight, higher blood pressure … Read the rest of this entry »
Pneumonia is an umbrella term used to describe several diseases in which infection or a chemical cause inflammation of the alveoli. These cavities fill with fluid or pus, which prevents the lungs to transfer oxygen efficiently in the blood.
Before the advent of antibiotics in the 1930s, pneumonia was one of the leading causes of death. Although it has become easy to treat, pneumonia remains a public health problem.
Pneumonia is present in many different forms with a spectrum of severity varies widely. There are basically four types: Read the rest of this entry »
Ulcers are sores in the lining of the digestive tract. Your digestive tract consists of the esophagus, stomach, duodenum (first portion of the intestines) and intestines. Most ulcers are located in the duodenum. These ulcers are called duodenal ulcers. Ulcers located in the stomach are called gastric ulcers. Ulcers in the esophagus are called esophageal ulcers.
What causes ulcers?
Doctors used to think ulcers were produced due to stress or by eating food with too much acid. We now know that this is not true. Most ulcers are caused by infection. The infection is caused by a bacterium (germ) called Helicobacter pylori which is abbreviated H. pylori. Acid and other juices produced by the stomach can contribute to ulcers and can burn the lining of your digestive tract. This can occur if your body produces too much acid or if the lining of your digestive tract is damaged in some way. Physical or emotional stress (stress) may not necessarily cause an ulcer, but may aggravate an ulcer if you have one.
Anti-inflammatory medications can also cause ulcers. Although most people take these medicines without any problems, long-term use can damage the lining of the stomach and cause ulcers. Anti-inflammatory drugs include aspirin, ibuprofen (one brand name: Motrin), naproxen (brand name: Aleve), ketoprofen (brand names: Actron, Orudis KT) and some medicines for arthritis prescription obtained . Read the rest of this entry »