This week, issue about diphtheria has been spread in Malaysia because there’s a case child die because of the disease. What is diphtheria? It is a serious, highly contagious disease caused by a toxin made by bacteria. Diphtheria causes a thick covering in the back of the throat. It can lead to breathing problems, paralysis, heart failure, and even death. It is spread through the respiratory droplets from sneezes and
Do you know about lab test for LDL cholesterol ? The test is used as part of a lipid profile to predict an individual’s risk of developing heart disease. Of all the forms of cholesterol in the blood, the LDL cholesterol is considered the most important form in determining risk of heart disease. Since treatment decisions are often based on LDL values, this test may be used to monitor levels
Varicose and spider veins can be a bother when you’re trying to look your best. While they do occasionally pose a health risk, they are largely a cosmetic issue. Sclerotherapy is a procedure used since the 1930s that can be done to remove these pesky leg and foot blemishes. Treatment of the afflicted vein will both erase your cosmetic concerns and eradicate the potential of health risks. During sclerotherapy a
Have you heard about scoliosis ?It is a sideways curvature of the spine that occurs most often during the growth spurt just before puberty. While it can be caused by conditions such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, the cause of most scoliosis is unknown. Most cases are mild but some children develop spine deformities that continue to get more severe as they grow. An especially severe spinal curve can reduce the amount
Cholesterol is a fat-like substance, which is soft and waxy in the bloodstream and in all cells of your body. Cholesterol is an important part of a healthy body because it is used to produce cell membranes and some hormones, and serves the functions of the body. Too much cholesterol in the blood is a major risk for coronary heart disease (which can lead to heart attack) and stroke.
Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder that causes the body to produce less hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the substance in the red blood cells, which carries oxygen to all parts of the body. It is inherited, from parents to their children through genes. There’s two main types of thalassemia such as :