Everyone has “been in the dumps,” “felt the blues,” and been pessimistic at some point in their lives. It’s normal to feel these emotions but if they continue for a long period of time, they may be signs of depression. People are often angry because they are unhappy. Continue reading “Signs of Depression, Knowing When To Get Help” »
Three major neurotransmitters (Serotonin, Dopamine and Norepinephrine) in the brain must be in balance for a balanced mood. When in an unbalanced state with each other, mood drops or depresses. Continue reading “Deprex – Natural Depression Medication” »
Need for fat free food. Fat foods are the sources of weight gain. When excess fats are supplied to fat cells present in the body, these cells start circulating the fatty acids to other cells such as liver cells. Weight gain can lead to some diseases such as type II diabetes, stroke, heart problems, and cardiovascular disorders, so one should avoid fat foods. Continue reading “Fat Free Cooking Methods” »
Antioxidants to the Rescue . If you asked me for one major supplement to help make a huge contribution to your good health, I’d tell you to plunge into antioxidants. Continue reading “What are antioxidants, and how can they improve our health?” »
If you have ever wondered just why your dog will not stop barking, even when you see nothing to bark about, your dog could very well be suffering from OCD tendencies. Contrary to what was once believed, canines do suffer from forms of OCD disorders. Continue reading “Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Affects Animals Too” »
Bleeding disorders are the opposite of thrombophilia, and include hemophilia, von Willebrand’s disease, and thrombocytopenia. Rather than causing a deep vein thrombosis or embolism, bleeding disorders make clot formation difficult. Continue reading “Von Willebrand’s is the Most Common Bleeding Disorder” »
One life-threatening outcome of a clotting disorder is an embolism. An embolism is a piece of a clot that breaks off and travels though the bloodstream, causing obstruction in a distant organ. If the blood clot should travel to the lungs, it is called a pulmonary embolism. Continue reading “Pregnancy, HRT and IBS Are Potential Triggers” »
The first step in overcoming sexual dysfunction is to realize there is a problem. The next step, and probably the hardest one for most women, is to seek help from a professional. What makes it somewhat confusing is that the topic of female sex drive is a relatively new area of medical study and medical practitioners are hesitant to treat conditions they know little about. Continue reading “Overcoming Female Sexual Dysfunction” »
Left untreated, depression and anxiety may cause both physical and mental complications. Suicide is not uncommon among people with depression or anxiety disorders. Attempts to “self-medicate” the disorder may lead to substance abuse and alcoholism. Continue reading “Complications of Depression and Anxiety” »
Hemostasis refers to the complicated chemical interplay that maintains blood viscosity, or thickness. Blood disorders occur when hemostasis falls out of balance. If blood becomes too thin, it loses the ability to form the blood clots that stop bleeding. Continue reading “Hemostasis and Blood Clotting Disorders” »
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Hemophilia is a blood disorder that interferes with the blood clotting process. People with hemophilia either lack the clotting factors needed to stop bleeding, or possess abnormal clotting factors. The disease is usually inherited, and affects men far more often than women. Continue reading “Hemophilia Clinical Trials and New Treatments” »
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Hemophilia is a genetic disease: mutations on the X chromosome result in low levels of blood clotting factors VIII or IX. The mutations that cause low levels of clotting factor are carried recessively on the X chromosome. Continue reading “Genetics of Hemophilia: Defects in Clotting Factor Production” »
Hemophilia is a blood disorder that prevents blood from clotting properly, leading to uncontrolled bleeding. Hemophilia is actually a collection of several different genetic disorders passed on by heredity. The two most common types are hemophilia A and hemophilia B. Continue reading “The Hemophilias: Genetic Disorders Passed from Mother to Son” »
A deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot develops in one of the large, deep veins of the body. The blood clot, or thrombus, can cause circulation problems, pain and other symptoms. A deep vein thrombosis can also cause a number of health complications, some of which can be life threatening. Continue reading “Deep Vein Thrombosis and Blood Clot Symptoms” »
Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that hinders control of movement. People affected by cerebral palsy have difficulty controlling the movement of their muscles. The four types of cerebral palsy include spastic cerebral palsy, ataxic cerebral palsy, athetoid cerebral palsy, and mixed cerebral palsy. Continue reading “Types of Cerebral Palsy” »
People suffering from cerebral palsy can have a variety of problems related to brain damage and poor muscle control, and can include speech disorders, diet and nutrition issues, and seizures. Continue reading “Disabilities Related to Cerebral Palsy” »
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Group therapy for panic disorders is a treatment that’s particularly useful where people need to develop better communication skills and the ability to express feelings to others. Studies have shown that people with panic disorders often have trouble communicating feelings. Continue reading “Group Therapy for Panic Disorders – You’re Not Alone!” »
It can be difficult to diagnose panic disorders in adolescents, because teenage behavior is so unpredictable. Adolescents also can be very uncommunicative so parents don’t know what’s happening unless they happen to be present when attacks occur. Continue reading “Panic Disorders in Adolescents” »
Anxiety disorders and panic disorders can pack a one-two punch in your life. The panic attack is something you feel coming on as your body begins to experience uncomfortable symptoms. You might get dizzy, start sweating heavily, breathe heavily and start shaking. Continue reading “Anxiety Disorders and Panic Disorders” »
As with any illness, disease, or disorder, there are a number of medicine options available to help control these symptoms. It is important to remember that none of these medications will “cure” autism; they simply help control some of the effects of the disorder. Continue reading “Bottles Of Pills Medication Options For Autistic Patients” »
What causes Autism is something every doctor hears when they tell a parent their child is Autistic. There is not one definite answer to this question. There are several thoughts on what causes Autism. Some of the causes of Autism are thought to be genetic. Doctors think there are several genes that cause Autism, but have yet to locate them. Continue reading “What Causes Autism” »
Many people are simply not aware of how many different types of anxiety disorders there are prevalent in the world today. It’s important to know the differences between them and what brings them about so that doctors and patients alike can be familiar with the symptoms and the possible onset of any of these anxiety disorders. Continue reading “Different Types Of Anxiety Disorders” »
Teen anxiety disorders are one of the biggest psychological problems affecting our youth today. If you are unfamiliar with teen anxiety disorders, maybe anti-social behaviors and or anorexia ring a bell. Many of these psychological behaviors have the same root cause, an anxiety disorder. Continue reading “OCD & Teen Anxiety Disorders” »
Hypothyroidism: Hypothyroidism is a disease caused in human beings and animals by the inefficient production of thyroid hormone secreted by thyroid glands. The thyroid gland is the biggest endocrine gland in the body of the animals and humans. This gland is situated below the Adam’s apple in the neck region. Continue reading “Suspected Hypothyroidism Dataset” »
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a mental illness that manifests itself as mood swings that cycle between manic, depressed, and normal moods. The illness effects over two percent of Americans, and accounts for about thirty percent of psychiatric hospitalizations each year. Continue reading “Causes Of Bipolar Disorder” »
European history beckons with blood disorder ‘Hemophilia’ for centuries together. Hailed as a ‘Royal Disease’, because Queen Victoria, who was the carrier of the gene, transmitted this disease to her sons and daughters who belonged to Royal families of Spain, Germany and Russia.
Hemophilia, a rare genetic blood disorder, affects mostly young boys and men. An estimated of over 50000 people across the globe are suffering from hemophilia disorder. In US alone, over 17000 males are born with this disease.
Hemophilia is a rare genetic blood disorder. It is hereditary in nature. This disorder prevents coagulation of blood. This leads to uncontrollable bleeding. In fact, it is worst in children, when bleeding fails due to absence of specific proteins called ‘factors’. These factors are necessary to prevent excessive clotting.
There are there two types of Hemophilia
Hemophilia A: This is caused due to lack of blood clotting of factor VIII. Approximately 85 percent of hemophiliacs suffer from this type.
Hemophilia B: This is caused due to deficiency of factor IX.
Hemophilia C: This caused due to deficiency of factor XI
Hemophilia is a rare hereditary disorder. It is mostly passed on from mother to the sons. The reason behind this rare transmission, it is caused by the mutation to a single recessive gene on the X chromosome.
Biologically, females have two X chromosomes, while males have one X and one Y chromosome. Which means, that females carry one of the hemophilia gene in one of her X chromosome. If she becomes pregnant, chances are her son will have the disease, while her daughter becomes a carrier of the gene.
So far, in about one-third of the children with hemophilia, there is no family history of the disorder. Normally, the disorder results due to creation of new gene mutation. This genetic defect affects due to the following questions:
- How much clotting factor a person will produce?
- How the factor will function?
Based on these questions, medical practitioners came to a conclusion that the less normal clotting factor you have, the more severity is the hemophilia.
Being a bleeding disorder, the most common symptom of hemophilia is the non-stop excessive bleeding and bruising. Defect in blood clotting factors results in low levels of fibrin. This impairs the body’s ability to create strong blood clots.
Bruises normally occur from minor accidents. This causes swelling, where a large number of blood clots are formed under the skin.
Hemophilia signs are often characterized by bleeding from the nose, mouth and gums. Daily brushing or any kind of dental procedures is a sure symptom.
Bleeding into a joint
This can lead to excruciating chronic arthritis, deformity and crippling with repeated occurrences.
Bleeding into the muscles
Bleeding into the muscles can cause swelling, pain, and redness. This can cause increased pressure on tissues and nerves, resulting in deformity.
Bleeding from injury or bleeding in the brain
Bleeding from injury, or spontaneously in the brain, is the most common cause of death in children with hemophilia. A brain hemorrhage can occur from even a small bump on the head. It could lead into blindness, retardation and a variety of neurological deficits.
WHOM TO CONSULT?
A child physician or a pathologist will definitely assist you with correct diagnosis and treatment for a healthy tomorrow.
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Diarrhea refers to an increase in the rate of bowel movements from the body or may be reduction in the form of stools (looseness of stool). Even though these changes in the frequency of stool movements and looseness of bowels might vary independently from each other, changes occur often in both. Causes of diarrhea can be many; diarrhea has to be distinguished from few other conditions. Continue reading “Diarrhea – what to do” »
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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a problem of not being able to focus, being overactive, not being able control behavior, or a combination of these. For these problems to be diagnosed as ADHD, they must be out of the normal range for a person’s age and development. Continue reading “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)” »
Behavioral disorders involve a pattern of disruptive behaviors in children that last for at least 6 months and cause problems in school, at home and in social situations. Nearly everyone shows some of these behaviors at times, but behavior disorders are more serious. Continue reading “Behavioral Disorders” »