Posts Tagged "nursing care"

Huntington’s Disease

Posted by admin on Aug 16, 2011 in Health Conditions | 0 comments

Huntington’s Disease

What is Huntington’s Disease Huntington’s disease (also referred to in more formal medical research as Huntington Disease) is an hereditary neurological disorder of the central nervous system that causes progressive degeneration of cells in the brain, slowly impairing a person’s ability to walk, think, talk and reason. It was first described in 1872 by an American doctor, George Huntington, who studied an extended family in Long Island affected by the condition. Symptoms of Huntington’s Disease Symptoms develop gradually over months or years. The age at which they...

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Nosebleeds

Posted by admin on Aug 16, 2011 in Health Conditions, Healthy Kids | 0 comments

Nosebleeds

What is a Nosebleed? A nosebleed – more formally called epistaxis – can occur without any obvious cause. The blood usually comes out through just one nostril, although it may affect both. Causes and Risk Factors Many nosebleeds are idiopathic – that is there is no obvious cause, or the cause is unknown. But in children frequent colds and the drying effect of central heating can cause irritation of the delicate mucous membrane that lines the nose. This becomes inflamed, crusted or cracked, and is much more likely to bleed. Bumps to the nose, especially once it’s...

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Stroke Basics

Posted by admin on Aug 4, 2011 in Health Conditions, Senior Health Advice | 0 comments

Stroke Basics

What is a Stroke? A Stroke is a brain attack. For your brain to function, it needs a constant blood supply, which provides vital nutrients and oxygen to the brain cells. A stroke happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off and brain cells are damaged or die. Strokes are Sudden and Have an Immediate Effect A person may become numb, weak or paralysed on one side of the body. They may slur their speech and find it difficult to find words or understand speech. Some people lose their sight or have blurred vision, and others become confused or unsteady. A Stroke Can Damage Mind...

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Anxiety

Posted by admin on Aug 2, 2011 in Mental Health | 0 comments

Anxiety

Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear that can be mild or severe. Everyone experiences feelings of anxiety at some point in their life. For example, you may feel worried and anxious about sitting an exam or having a medical test or job interview. Feeling anxious is sometimes perfectly normal. However, people with generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) find it hard to control their worries. Their feelings of anxiety are more constant and often affect their daily life. There are several conditions for which anxiety is the main symptom. Panic disorder, phobias and post-traumatic...

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Multiple Sclerosis

Posted by admin on Aug 2, 2011 in Health Conditions | 0 comments

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common neurological condition in young adults in the UK, affecting around 100,000 people. There are three main types of MS: Relapsing remitting MS Secondary progressive MS Primary progressive MS About the Disease MS is a condition of the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). The central nervous system controls the body’s actions and activities, such as movement and balance. Each nerve fibre in the central nervous system is surrounded by a substance called myelin. Myelin helps messages from the brain to travel quickly and smoothly to...

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About Alzheimers

Posted by admin on Jul 28, 2011 in Health Conditions, Senior Health Advice | 0 comments

About Alzheimers

Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. Alzheimer’s and Dementia Basics Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 50 to 80 percent of dementia cases. Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging, although the greatest known risk factor is increasing age, and...

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