What are the different kinds of seizures

About 2.5 million people in North America have active epilepsy, leaving them susceptible to seizures. However, not all epileptic seizures are the same. They can range in intensity from non-serious to seriously life-threatening. During a seizure, a person may lose a certain degree of consciousness, called impaired consciousness, and may also experience an episode ofContinue reading “What are the different kinds of seizures”

What are the differences between types of headaches

If there’s one thing that will give you a headache, it’s trying to remember all of the different kinds of headaches are, and what are their causes or what are they associated with, which can involve simply drinking too much, smoking, stress or fatigue to food poisoning, fever, carbon monoxide poisoning, hypothyroidism, and so on.Continue reading “What are the differences between types of headaches”

What’s the difference between systemic, essential and secondary hypertension?

Our arteries are origins of potential disease and death. Most of arterial disease happens through sclerosis, or a hardening of the arteries. Previously we called this arteriocleoris, but that’s too general. So now, sclerosis is defined as either medial calcific sclerosis, hypertensive vascular disease or atherosclerosis. Hypertensive vascular disease, in particular, is also called arteriosclerosisContinue reading “What’s the difference between systemic, essential and secondary hypertension?”

Thrombosis and thromboembolism

When there’s a problem in normal blood flow, we call it a hemodynamic disorder. They are caused when there’s an overcoagulation of blood forming a thrombus in side a vessel. The process is called thrombosis, which can also result in embolism or infarction. When a thrombus forms, it’s made up of platelets, erythrocytes, leukocytes andContinue reading “Thrombosis and thromboembolism”

Blood: Circulating Life

Blood is a fluid that is made up of plasma and elements, which includes erythrocytes, leukocytes and platelets. At times the plasma volume and concentration can be affected as in fluid and electrolyte imbalances, but other times blood coagulation can have its disorders. When elements are produced in the blood, we call this hemopoiesis. HemopoiesisContinue reading “Blood: Circulating Life”

How the healing process really happens

Healing is a pretty fascinating process that our body is capable of producing all on its own in response to destroyed tissue. The process replaces lost tissue and restores structure, strength and function. It’s intertwined with inflammation and so there’s overlap between the responses as you’ll note after reading these posts and previous ones.It allContinue reading “How the healing process really happens”

How cell injury happens and what is the result?

A normal cell has a general organization at a chemical level that involves atoms, molecules moving around in complex fashion that ultimately is critical to the way we live. The cell membrane and various organelles such as the mitochondria all have vital roles to play. At the cellular level, injury is a result of threeContinue reading “How cell injury happens and what is the result?”

The basics of health and disease

What does healthy mean? Some would call it the absence of disease, or when a person can fully use all of his or her physical or mental capacities. But when what we understand as the concept of health is disrupted, in some way or another (which happens inevitably), we call it disease. The study ofContinue reading “The basics of health and disease”

What is inflammation?

Inflammation is a normal response of the body that involves an increase of blood flow to a site of injury. The signs of inflammation are redness (rubor), heat (calor), swelling (tumor) and pain (dolor). One other classic sign is loss of function (function laesa). Acute inflammation is a dramatic localized response to injury. It comesContinue reading “What is inflammation?”