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Coronary Heart Disease The Most Terrible and Rampant Killer Disease

All over the world, coronary heart disease is one among the top three killer diseases. Out of various coronary heart diseases cardiomyopathy, heart failure, congenital heart disease, heart valve disease, abnormal heart failure, vascular disease, and marfan syndrome are the major ones that are prevalent today.

What are the Possible Causes?

Certain heart dysfunction can result in coronary heart disease and may in turn lead to fatal heart attacks. Coronary heart disease is caused due to many factors, and if the cause is due to birth related malfunction then there is no cure for the same. However, if the condition could be diagnosed before the actual birth of the child, then few corrective treatment methods are in place that has to be carried out even at the fetus level itself.

Drug and alcohol use and abuse can result in coronary heart diseases and there are other reasons such as chromosomal abnormalities and viral infection that can cause coronary heart disease in persons.

There are also possibilities of pregnant mothers contracting viral infection passing the effect of infection as coronary heart disease to the developing child or the fetus. In case of adult people, any damage to the heart tissues or diabetes condition or kidney disease or thyroid malfunction or any of these diseases in solitary or in combination can result in coronary heart disease in persons.

Best and effective treatment can be devised only if the coronary heart disease is diagnosed early and only with an early diagnosis, you can avoid the fatal heart attacks. A periodic check up and in case of heart diseases running in family history, a regular and frequent periodic check ups alone can help in diagnosing the coronary heart disease in a person.

There is no need for the person who has been diagnosed with the coronary heart disease to panic and lose hope. People who have been diagnosed with the condition can still lead a normal life, but with few easy to follow restrictions or prescriptions.

The prescription may range from regular exercise, total avoidance of smoking, healthy diet devoid of any fat, abstinence from alcohol totally. It should be the patient s endeavour to reduce the LDL cholesterol in blood, as a high level of LDL can lead to atherosclerosis and subsequent strokes or heart attacks.

In fact, persons with coronary heart disease can lead a normal life like any other healthy person provided the laid down precautions are followed scrupulously without fail.




Disease of the Male genitals – Scrotal Hernia

Scrotal Hernia, Rupture into the Scrotum. Long-standing hernias or ruptures frequently descend into the scrotum and create enlargement of the scrotal sac. When standing or straining, the mass appears to fall outside of the lower abdomen, underneath the skin, and find its way into the scrotum, which then may balloon-up to the size of an orange or more. Usually these enlargements return to the abdomen when lying down, or when pressure is placed under the enlargement in the scrotum.

Hernia is an age-old condition that has been treated by numerous means. The simplest thing to do is to wear a truss, but they are often exceptionally cumbersome, frequently quite painful and usually limit the physical ability through necessary tightness of the truss.

A truss will not heal a hernia, and any such claim is misleading. It is common to find men who have worn a truss twenty or more years in an attempt to “fix” their rupture, but they finally realize the hernia has been slowly enlarging all along. Only a few who wear a truss for hernia, are satisfied with the end results.

Other treatments for hernia have been injections of various waxes and sands into the hernia itself. This form of treatment has had occasional success, but more often produces undesirable results or makes the hernia condition even worse. Fortunately, these practices are almost extinct today.

Surgical operation for rupture is most satisfactory. There is complete healing, complete comfort, and a strengthened body wall usually follows the hernia operation. It is thought, that within six months of a surgical hernia repair, the repaired region will have grown stronger than the same region of the average person. These operations are not completely fool-proof, but it is by far the most satisfactory treatment available for hernia.

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