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Treatment Options for Four Types of Amyloidosis
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Treatment Options for Four Types of Amyloidosis

Amyloidosis is a rare disease that occurs when amyloid, a type of protein, builds up in the organs. This protein is produced in the bone marrow and can deposit in any organ or tissue. Statistics show that at least 4,000 people develop the condition in our country. It is usually diagnosed between the ages of 50 and 65. Although the disease can affect any part of the body, it mostly affects the hear...

The Symptoms and Causes of Peyronie’s Disease
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The Symptoms and Causes of Peyronie’s Disease

Peyronie’s disease is a condition that affects the health and functions of the penis. It is triggered when there is a formation of plaque or scar tissue inside the penis. The disease affects the posture of the reproductive organ and one experiences painful erections due to its curving. Men with Peyronie’s disease may find it difficult to perform sex. It also leads to erectile dysfunction. The ...

Steps to Take When Diagnosed with Peyronie’s Disease
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Steps to Take When Diagnosed with Peyronie’s Disease

Peyronie’s disease leads to the development of scar tissue in the penis. This scar tissue, also known as the plaque, appears and accumulates inside the tissues of a membrane called tunica albuginea. The buildup of the scar tissue leads to a bent or curved penis, which results in painful erections and inflammation or swelling of the penis. Though Peyronie's disease is not the same as erectile dy...

Here’s How You Can Treat Peyronie’s Disease
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Here’s How You Can Treat Peyronie’s Disease

Peyronie’s disease is a gender-specific disease which develops fibrous scar tissue, causing the penis to be curved, resulting in painful erections. Since penises can have different shapes and sizes, not each curved penis is caused due to Petronie’s disease. However, a person needs to consult a doctor if they notice a significant bend or experience painful erection. To diagnose the disease, t...

6 Must Try Epilepsy Treatments for Prolonged Relief
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6 Must Try Epilepsy Treatments for Prolonged Relief

Epilepsy, a neurological disorder is caused by inexplicable nerve cell activities in the brain. These activities lead to abnormal and recurrent episodes called seizures. Seizures can get triggered by lack of sleep, tiredness, excessive alcohol intake and stress. America has an appalling incidence rate for epilepsy, and the figures have only worsened over the last few years. Capping the analysis a...

Treatment Methods for Varicose Veins
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Treatment Methods for Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are the veins that get enlarged, become twisted, and appear purple or red in color. The outer veins in the lower legs are usually affected by this condition; they experience the most pressure when we stand.Varicose veins occur when veins stop functioning properly.There are valves in the veins that facilitate the flow of blood back towards the heart. When these valves fail, blood flo...

What Causes Blood Clots and How to Treat It
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What Causes Blood Clots and How to Treat It

A blood clot can be harmless or very serious depending on a lot of factors. If an internal blood clot is immobile and dissolves on its own you might not even know it existed, but if it starts moving towards vital organs like the heart, lungs, and brain, it can result in a very serious situation. If blood doesn’t clot over an injury or cut, then that too can lead to severe blood loss. Read about ...

Symptoms of a Blood Clot and How it Can be Diagnosed
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Symptoms of a Blood Clot and How it Can be Diagnosed

Blood clotting is a necessity when it comes to the normal functioning of a body. When you cut or injure yourself, clotting is essential to prevent you from losing too much blood. But, what happens if blood clots inside a vein or an artery? It could cause a medical emergency if it ever reaches your heart and lungs (pulmonary embolism). A clot that forms inside a vein is called a venous clot and su...

Treatment and Management of Hemophilia A
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Treatment and Management of Hemophilia A

For some, treating hemophilia can be a lifelong process. This genetically-acquired disease cannot be cured, but it can be managed with the help of a specialized hemophilia treatment center (HTC). Since there are various severities, the forms of treatment also differ. The most common form of the illness is Hemophilia A and here we’ll take a close look at the treatments recommended and lifestyle c...

7 Common Ways to Treat Hemophilia
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7 Common Ways to Treat Hemophilia

Hemophilia is an inherited genetic disorder that is passed on from the mother. A mutation in the X-linked recessive chromosome causes this and since females possess two X-chromosomes and males possess one X and one Y-chromosome, a female with the mutation may not be affected. This is because the other X chromosome in the female will produce the clotting factors necessary for normal clotting. But, ...

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