Headaches - cluster 11/07/2011
Headaches - cluster Description: An in-depth report on the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cluster headaches. Highlights: What Are Cluster Headaches? Cluster headaches are among the most painful types of headaches. They are marked by excruciating stabbing and penetrating pain, which is usually centered around the eye. Cluster headache attacks occur very suddenly and without warning, with the pain peaking within 15 minutes. During an attack, the patient is very restless and agitated while trying to cope with the severe pain.
Headaches - tension 11/07/2011
Headaches - tension Description: An in-depth report on the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of common headaches. Highlights: What Are Tension-Type Headaches? Tension-type headaches are the most common type of headache, accounting for about half of all headaches. The pain is usually mild-to-moderate in intensity, with a steady pressing or tightening quality (like a vise being squeezed around the head). The headache is not accompanied by nausea or vomiting, and the pain is not increased by routine physical activity such as walking or climbing stairs.
Heart attack and acute coronary syndrome 05/05/2011
Acute coronary syndrome; Myocardial infarction Highlights: Heart Attack Symptoms Common signs and symptom of heart attack include: Chest pain or discomfort (angina), which can feel like pressure, squeezing, fullness, or pain in the center of the chest. With heart attack, the pain usually lasts for more than a few minutes, but it may increase and decrease in intensity.
Heart failure 05/24/2011
Cardiomyopathy; Congestive heart failure Highlights: Heart Failure Heart failure is a condition in which the heart does not pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body’s tissues. Heart failure can develop slowly over time as the result of other conditions (such as high blood pressure and coronary artery disease) that weaken the heart. It can also occur suddenly as the result of damage to the heart muscle.
Hepatitis Description: An in-depth report on the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of hepatitis. Highlights: New Drug Treatments for Hepatitis C In 2011, the FDA approved two new drugs, telaprevir (Incivek) and boceprevir (Victrelis), for treatment of adult patients with genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C infection. Genotype 1 is the most common type of hepatitis C virus and is the most difficult to treat. Patients take either telaprevir or boceprevir as daily pills in combination with peginterferon alfa and ribavirin, the standard hepatitis C drug regimen.
Herpes simplex 11/07/2011
Genital herpes; Fever blisters; Cold sores; HSV-1; HSV-2 Highlights: Herpes Viruses Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) is the main cause of herpes infections that occur on the mouth and lips. These include cold sores and fever blisters. HSV-1 can also cause genital herpes. Herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) is the main cause of genital herpes. Transmission of Genital Herpes Genital herpes is spread by sexual activity through skin-to-skin contact.
High blood pressure 05/05/2011
Hypertension Highlights: Blood Pressure Measurements Blood pressure is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). The higher number indicates systolic blood pressure. The lower number is diastolic blood pressure. Normal blood pressure readings are below 120/80 mm Hg. High blood pressure (hypertension) is generally considered to be a blood pressure reading greater than or equal to 140 mm Hg (systolic) or greater than or equal to 90 mm Hg (diastolic).
Hodgkin's disease 02/24/2012
Lymphoma - Hodgkin's; Hodgkin's lymphoma; Hodgkins disease; HD Highlights: Hodgkin’s Disease Hodgkin’s disease is a lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system. Hodgkin’s disease and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma are the two types of lymphomas. Hodgkin’s disease is distinguished by the presence of large abnormal cells, called Reed-Sternberg cells.
Autoimmune thyroiditis; Hashimoto's thyroiditis Highlights: What is Hypothyroidism? Hypothyroidism, also called underactive thyroid, is a condition in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough hormone. Hypothyroidism can be caused by the autoimmune disorder Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, irradiation or surgical removal of the thyroid gland, and medications that reduce thyroid hormone levels.