A missed abortion is a miscarriage in which the fetus dies but the uterus does not expel the pregnancy tissue immediately. Before ultrasound was available, it was thought this happen only occasionally. Now we know that in many pregnancies the fetus stop growing and dies and woman will not star bleeding or cramping until much later. Without ultrasound, she would not have known for several weeks that the pregnancy was not still growing in a normal way. She would be unaware of the condition until she finally started the typical bleeding of miscarriage.
If a woman has a miss abortion, she will often stop being nauseated (if she has been having morning sickness) and, although she may not know it, her uterus will stop growing. She may even lose a little weight. If the woman feels that something is wrong or that the pregnancy is not progressing, or if the doctor determines that the uterus is not growing, an ultrasound (sonogram) will probably be ordered.
If the sonogram shows that the fetus has died, the doctor may want to use a suction machine to withdraw the pregnancy tissue from the uterus unless the pregnancy is very early or little tissue is present. For your health, as in the case of a “regular” miscarriage, the doctor will want to be sure that all the material is removed.
Symptoms of Heart Disease in Women Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among American women, is more lethal in women than men, and is less aggressively treated in women than in men. Perhaps most troubling is how little women understand about cardiac risk, their ability to control it, and consequently to improve their lifestyle and reduce heart disease. Education and behavior modification are solutions to improving mortality and morbidity from heart disease in the USA. As we move into the next century it will be key to teach women about their risks for the number one killer.
Physical Allergy Some persons, when exposed to changes in temperature such as cold or heat or when exposed to sudden effort or sunlight, may develop manifestation, such as asthma, hay fever, or hives. In these instances the cold or heat acts as an antigen, much the same as milk or pollen may produce allergy. The demonstration of the presence of such sensitivity requires special tests. In the case of a patient sensitive to cold one tests the patient by attaching a small tube containing ice water to the skin of the arm. The tube is held in place with adhesive. Sensitivity to cold is determined by the appearance of large welt or hive at the point of contact. A similar of allergy are also included those patients who when exposed to a draft or a cod breeze develop nasal symptoms followed by severe so-called sinus headaches.
Characteristics of Anxiety Anxiety is an emotion and a subjective individual experience. It is an energy and therefore cannot be observed directly. A nurse infers that appetent is anxious based on certain behavior. The nurse needs to validate this with the patient. Also anxiety is an emotion without a specific object. It is provided by the unknown and precedes all new experiences such as entering school, starting a new job, or giving birth to a child.
The characteristic of anxiety differentiates it from fear. Fear is are individual ideation with specific source or object that the person can identify and describe. Fear involves the intellectual appraisal of a threatening stimulus, anxiety involves the emotional response to that appraisal. A person generally fears a set of circumstances that may occur at same point in the future. A fear is caused by physical or psychological exposure to a threatening situation. Fear produces anxiety. The two emotions are differentiated in speech, we speak of having a fear but of being anxious.
Downs syndrome Symptoms and Prevention Down’s syndrome is a congenital (present at birth) disorder characterized by varying degrees of mental retardation and a variety of physical abnormalities.
Down’s syndrome Causes
Normally, each cell in the human body has 46 chromosomes; the cells in someone with Down’s syndrome, however, have 47. In ways that are as yet unknown, the presence of the extra chromosome causes all of the unusual characteristics of Down’s syndrome. In 95 percent of cases, the condition is called trisomy 21 (because the extra chromosomes is attached to the twenty-first pair of chromosomes), and the mistake in genetic coding is one that apparently could happen to anyone. In five percent of cases, the syndrome is caused by a defect that is believed to run in families.
Spinal Stenosis Definition and Treatment What is defintion of Spinal Stenosis. Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of one or more areas in your spine — most often in your neck or lower back. This narrowing can put pressure on the spinal cord or spinal nerves at the level of compression. Stenoses of the vascular type are often associated with unusual blood sounds resulting from turbulent flow over the narrowed blood vessel. This sound can be made audible by a stethoscope, but diagnosis is generally made or confirmed with some form of medical imaging.
aortic stenosis (AS) a narrowing of the aortic orifice of the heart or of the aorta near the valve.
hypertrophic pyloric stenosis narrowing of the pyloric canal due to muscular hypertrophy and mucosal edema, usually in infants.
US judge blocks graphic warning on cigarette U.S. District Judge Richard Leon, in a 29-page ruling Monday, granted the preliminary injunction because he believed there was a "substantial likelihood" the cigarette companies ultimately would win "on the merits of their position that these mandatory graphic images unconstitutionally compel speech."
Carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms and treatment Carpal tunnel syndrome is characterized by weakness, pain, tingling, numbness, or burning in the palm, the thumb, the index finger, the middle finger, and the ring finger, caused by entrapment of the median nerve in the wrist. (This condition, like any syndrome, is not a disease in itself but rather a collection of symptoms.) The condition most often affects women in their 30s, 40s, and 50s. it may develop or become worse because of work that requires repeated grasping, twisting, or turning of the hand and wrist, especially against resistance or while using vibrating tools.
The carpal tunnel is formed by the bones of the wrist (carpal means wrist) and the tough band of connective tissue known as the transverse carpal ligament. Among the structures inside the tunnel are the median nerve and the tendons that flex the fingers and thumb. Any swelling or thickening of tissue within the tunnel can cause the median nerve to be compressed between the transverse carpal ligament and the tendons and other contents of the tunnel. The squeezed nerve, which controls the thumb, index finger, and third finger, cannot work as it should, and the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome result.
Transient ischemic attacks Symptoms and Treatment Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) are neurogical deficits (such as loss of vision in one eye, inability to speak, paralysis, or weakness of one side of the body) of sudden onset that last for less than 24 hours. Although they are symptomatically similar to minor strokes, they do no discernible lasting damage to brain function.
The major importance of TIAs is their role as a predictor of stroke. When a person describes a “light stroke”, it is often a TIA that is meant. If left untreated, TIAs can indeed lead to major strokes, with permanent damage to all parts affected.
Food Borne Illness Prevention Most of us have experienced the characteristic symptoms of diarrhea, nausea, cramping, and vomiting that prompt us to say, “It must be something I ate.” The number of cases of food poisoning in the United States has been growing (there are three millions of cases per year), which has prompted the Food and Drug Administration to make prevention of food contamination a high priority. Deaths in Pacific Northwest in 1994 attributed to consumption of Jack-in-the-Box hamburgers contaminated with Escherichia coli, a bacterial agent, increased people’s fears about the overall safety of meat, poultry and seafood.
Paleo Diet Plan for Weight Loss The Paleo Diet is a way of eating that is very similar to the way our ancestors allegedly ate during the Paleolithic period, which was about 10,000 years ago. According to the Paleo Diet creator Dr. Loren Cordain the foods suggested in the Paleo Diet are high in the nutrients our bodies need to stay fit, and low in those that contribute to weight gain and illnesses related to too much weight gain.
The creators of the Paleo diet and recipes contend that the human body is genetically made to eat the way our ancestors did prior to the industrialization of agriculture.
Prostate Cancer Symptoms in Men What is prostate cancer?
Prostate cancer is a malignant (cancerous) tumor (growth) that consists of cells from the prostate gland. Generally, the tumor usually grows slowly and remains confined to the gland for many years. During this time, the tumor produces little or no symptoms or outward signs (abnormalities on physical examination).
New Treatments for Epididymitis The epididymis is located along the posterior border of the testicle with the head. Epididymitis is an inflammation of the epididymis that causes pain and swelling of the epididymis and often of the adjacent testicle. It may be accompanied by abdominal pain and fever. It is usually seen in young men but may occur at any age.
Alternative Therapies for Asthma You probably have heard of several so-called "alternative" therapies for asthma. These are treatments that are not conventional and are usually given by nonmedical people. Most of these "treatments" do not help asthma and are often very expensive. However, people are sometimes tempted to try alternative therapy, which is often advertised by means of testimonials as having great benefit. People always hope that this will provide
a "cure" and allow them to stop their asthma treatments.
It should be stressed that these treatments have no proven benefit when tested in
proper clinical trials, although there may appear to be some improvement at first because
of the "placebo" effect, since suggestion may, for a short time, improve asthma symptoms.