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Everyone has heard of them and studies show up to 20% of Americans has some type of allergy. The most common reactions are with the skin or air, animals, food or similar. You probably have heard for them before and talk with other people about them, what are they, how you get them and how to treat them.Allergies are also called and Type I Hypersentivity. They are malfunction of the human immune system and they are causing the state of the body, known as hypersensitized. Body reacts...

Do I Have a Urinary Tract Infection?

 Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a common medical problem, accounting for about 8.5 million doctor visits per year. Women are more prone to UTIs than men, possibly because women's urethras are shorter than those of men and allow bacteria to reach their bladders more easily. One of every five women will develop a UTI over the course of her life.

UTI: How It Happens

Urinary tract infections happen when bacteria invade and begin to multiply in the organs of the urinary tract — the...

Why did I have a heart attack?

Your heart muscle needs oxygen to survive. A coronary attack (heart attack) occurs when the blood flow that brings oxygen to the heart muscle is severely reduced or cut off completely. This happens because coronary arteries that supply the heart with blood can slowly become thicker and harder from a buildup of fat, cholesterol and other substances that together are called plaque. This slow process is known as atherosclerosis. When a plaque in a heart artery breaks, a blood clot forms around the...

What to do if you are with someone who appears to be having a heart attack

Do not permit the person to persuade you that his/her problem is inconsequential. Fear or wishful thinking often causes people who experience chest symptoms to deny the Importance of the symptoms.

Call 911 or your local emergency number immediately. Ask for an ambulance. If you can get the patient to the hospital more quickly by driving, do so without delay.

Give the victim emergency oxygen if you have some available at house.

While waiting for assistance, make the person comfortable...

How To Tell If You Might Be Having A Heart Attack

The Key To Surviving A Heart Attack
The key to surviving a heart attack is to recognize that you might be having one, then getting medical help as rapidly as possible.

An acute heart attack (also called a myocardial infarction, or MI),is caused by the sudden blockage of a coronary artery, which causes at least some of the heart muscle supplied by that artery to die. Because many of the short-term and long-term consequences of an MI are determined by how much heart muscle is damaged, once the...
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