Obstructive sleep apnea 09/07/2011
Obstructive sleep apnea Description: An in-depth report on the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of obstructive sleep apnea. Highlights: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Obstructive sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder. It occurs when tissues in the upper airways come too close to each other during sleep, temporarily blocking the inflow of air. Who Is At Risk Obstructive sleep apnea can develop in anyone at any age but most often occurs in people who are: Overweight Male Age 40 and older Smokers Sleep Apnea Symptoms Symptoms of sleep apnea include: Excessive daytime sleepiness Morning headaches Impaired emotional or mental functioning Snoring Lifestyle Changes Patients with sleep apnea may find these lifestyle changes helpful: Sleep on your side, not your back.
Arthritis - osteoarthritis Highlights: Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that typically affects joints in the knees, hip, hand, feet, and spine. It is the most common form of arthritis. Risk Factors Older age . Osteoarthritis usually occurs in older adults. Women . Osteoarthritis occurs more often in women than in men (although among those younger than age 45, men are affected more often than women).
Osteoporosis Description: An in-depth report on the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of osteoporosis. Highlights: Osteoporosis Risk Factors Age is the main risk factor for osteoporosis. Aging causes bones to thin and weaken. Although osteoporosis affects mostly postmenopausal women, older men are also at risk. Osteoporosis is more common in people who have a small, thin body frame and bone structure. Dietary calcium and vitamin D deficiencies are important factors in the risk for osteoporosis.
Ovarian cancer 11/15/2011
Ovarian cancer Description: An in-depth report on the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of ovarian cancer.. Highlights: Ovarian Cancer Ovarian cancer is the ninth most common cancer in women, and the fifth leading cause of female cancer death. Detection of ovarian cancer while it is in its early stages significantly improves prognosis. Unfortunately, most cases of ovarian cancer are discovered when the cancer is already advanced. Unlike Pap tests for cervical cancer, there is currently no effective screening method for ovarian cancer.