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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Symptoms and Treatment

Posted: December 9, 2018 at 9:42 pm

What Is MS? Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks its own central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). Continue reading

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Multiple Sclerosis: What’s New in MS Treatment Options?

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Medically reviewed on Apr 27, 2018 by L. Anderson, PharmD Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that affects the brain, spinal cord, and optic (eye) nerve, all part of the central nervous system (CNS). MS has features of a disease in which the body's immune system attacks the myelin sheaths, which are the protective covering of the nerves. Continue reading

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Community Mental Health Centers – MS Department of Mental …

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Regional community mental health centers (CMHCs) operate under the supervision of regional commissions appointed by county boards of supervisors comprising their respective service areas. Continue reading

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5 Types of Heart Disease Symptoms, Risk Factors, Causes …

Posted: December 7, 2018 at 7:40 pm

How is heart (cardiovascular) disease diagnosed? The diagnosis of cardiovascular disease begins by taking the patient's history. Continue reading

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Eating too much added sugar increases the risk of dying …

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A sugar-laden diet may raise your risk of dying of heart disease even if you arent overweight. So says a major study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Continue reading

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Cardiomyopathy | National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute …

Posted: December 5, 2018 at 10:42 am

Your doctor will diagnose cardiomyopathy based on your medical and family histories, a physical exam, and the results from tests and procedures. Continue reading

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Cardiomyopathy – Wikipedia

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CardiomyopathyOpened left ventricle showing thickening, dilatation, and subendocardial fibrosis noticeable as increased whiteness of the inside of the heart.SpecialtyCardiologySymptomsShortness of breath, feeling tired, swelling of the legs[1]ComplicationsHeart failure, irregular heart beat, sudden cardiac death[1][2]TypesHypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy, restrictive cardiomyopathy, arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia, takotsubo cardiomyopathy[3]CausesUnknown, genetic, alcohol, heavy metals, amyloidosis, stress[3][4]TreatmentDepends on type and symptoms[5]Frequency2.5 million with myocarditis (2015)[6]Deaths354,000 with myocarditis (2015)[7] Cardiomyopathy is a group of diseases that affect the heart muscle.[8] Early on there may be few or no symptoms.[1] Some people may have shortness of breath, feel tired, or have swelling of the legs due to heart failure.[1] An irregular heart beat may occur as well as fainting.[1] Those affected are at an increased risk of sudden cardiac death.[2] Types of cardiomyopathy include hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy, restrictive cardiomyopathy, arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia, and takotsubo cardiomyopathy (broken heart syndrome).[3] In hypertrophic cardiomyopathy the heart muscle enlarges and thickens.[3] In dilated cardiomyopathy the ventricles enlarge and weaken.[3] In restrictive cardiomyopathy the ventricle stiffens.[3] The cause is frequently unknown.[4] Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy usually is inherited, while dilated cardiomyopathy is inherited in a third of cases.[4] Dilated cardiomyopathy may also result from alcohol, heavy metals, coronary heart disease, cocaine use, and viral infections.[4] Restrictive cardiomyopathy may be caused by amyloidosis, hemochromatosis, and some cancer treatments.[4] Broken heart syndrome is caused by extreme emotional or physical stress.[3] Treatment depends on the type of cardiomyopathy and the severity of symptoms.[5] Treatments may include lifestyle changes, medications, or surgery.[5] In 2015 cardiomyopathy and myocarditis affected 2.5 million people.[6] Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy affects about 1 in 500 people while dilated cardiomyopathy affects 1 in 2,500.[3][9] They resulted in 354,000 deaths up from 294,000 in 1990.[7][10] Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia is more common in young people.[2] Symptoms of cardiomyopathies may include fatigue, swelling of the lower extremities and shortness of breath.[11] Further indications of the condition may include:[11] Cardiomyopathies are either confined to the heart or are part of a generalized systemic disorder, both often leading to cardiovascular death or progressive heart failure-related disability. Other diseases that cause heart muscle dysfunction are excluded, such as coronary artery disease, hypertension, or abnormalities of the heart valves.[12] Often, the underlying cause remains unknown, but in many cases the cause may identifiable.[13] Alcoholism, for example, has been identified as a cause of dilated cardiomyopathy, as has drug toxicity, and certain infections (including Hepatitis C).[14][15][16] Untreated celiac disease can cause cardiomyopathies, which can completely reverse with a timely diagnosis.[17] In addition to acquired causes, molecular biology and genetics have given rise to the recognition of various genetic causes.[15][18] A more clinical categorization of cardiomyopathy as 'hypertrophied', 'dilated', or 'restrictive',[19] has become difficult to maintain because some of the conditions could fulfill more than one of those three categories at any particular stage of their development. The current American Heart Association definition divides cardiomyopathies into primary, which affect the heart alone, and secondary, which are the result of illness affecting other parts of the body Continue reading

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Cardiomyopathy – British Heart Foundation

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Types of cardiomyopathy There are three main types of inherited cardiomyopathy: Another type of cardiomyopathy, Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, can be caused by extreme stress. This type is not passed on through families and often disappears in time. Continue reading

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Ventricle (heart) – Wikipedia

Posted: December 4, 2018 at 5:47 am

A ventricle is one of two large chambers in the heart that collect and expel blood received from an atrium towards the peripheral beds within the body and lungs. The atrium (an adjacent/upper heart chamber that is smaller than a ventricle) primes the pump. Interventricular means between the ventricles (for example the interventricular septum), while intraventricular means within one ventricle (for example an intraventricular block). Continue reading

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What is Cerebral Palsy? | Gillette Children’s Specialty …

Posted: November 27, 2018 at 3:47 pm

If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, you have time to learn how cerebral palsy will affect them. Every child who has cerebral palsy has a unique combination of strengths and challenges. No one can predict where your child will fall within this diagnosis. Having cerebral palsy doesnt mean your child will have cognitive impairment. Only 30 to 50 percent of children who have cerebral palsy have some level of cognitive impairment, ranging from mild to severe. Most people who have cerebral palsy live long, fulfilling and active lives. Early intervention and appropriate treatment can help your child improve their abilities and ease cerebral palsy symptoms. Gillette Childrens Specialty Healthcare is here to help. At Gillette youll find a broad range of physicians and other health care professionals who work together to make sure you and your family have the support you need. Explore cerebral palsy diagnosis and treatment options. Watch this video to understand the definition, causes and types of cerebral palsy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that an average of one in 323 children in the U.S. have cerebral palsy, making it the most common motor disability in childhood. Youre not alone. Original … Continue reading

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