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Prostate Cancer: A Short Overview Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in the United States. Apart from skin cancer, it’s the most common cancer in men. More than two million American men are survivors according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). With early detection, the prostate cancer survival rate is good. What is Prostate Cancer? Prostate cancer occurs in the prostate, a gland found only in men. Shaped like a walnut, the prostate produces the semen that protects, nourishes and transports sperm cells. As long as testosterone and

Common Causes of Lung Cancer Lung cancer causes more than one million deaths annually. The cancer can start anywhere in the lungs, and it can rapidly spread to other parts of the body. Here are the primary causes of lung cancer in the United States. Smoking More than half of all lung cancer diagnosis are attributed to tobacco use. The rate of cancer increases with the amount of cigarettes smoked per day. Doctors factor in the number of cigarettes smoked per day and the number of years a person has

What You Need to Know About Peripheral Neuropathy One debilitating disease thousands of Americans are at risk of developing is peripheral neuropathy. This is a condition that is the result of damage to the peripheral portion of a person’s nervous system. In this case, peripheral refers to the system of nerves that exist apart from the spinal cord and brain. The brain and spinal cord are part of what is called the central nervous system. Many things can lead to a person developing peripheral neuropathy. This includes but is not

Symptoms that Lead to ADHD Diagnosis ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, affects approximately 11 percent of American children (6.4 million people). Symptoms of ADHD typically manifest by the age of 12, and are present in several different settings (for example, both school and home). There are two major categories of symptoms: Inattention, and Hyperactivity and Impulsivity. Read on to learn more about the ADHD symptoms that fall into each category. Inattention Symptoms To be diagnosed with ADHD, a child must show six or more of the following symptoms for

How To Deal With Complications Of Depression Experts believe that one out of every five people are affected by depression with most not seeking treatment. Depression can gradually come into your life and take the joy out of everyday living. Symptoms include sadness, sleep issues, emotional distress and many other signs. It may also come about from a loss of a family member, divorce or other life-changing event. There is a period of time where grief and sadness is normal but goes away in a few weeks. Symptoms Many people

These symptoms point to a broad diagnosis A person suffers from a functional disorder when an ordinary bodily function becomes diminished. Upon examination, everything appears to be normal. The individual will experience symptoms without any organic basis. Irritable bowel syndrome is one of those functional disorders. Some physicians characterize it as a spastic colon. It’s often diagnosed by ruling out other conditions. Most sufferers of irritable bowel syndrome experience abdominal cramps and pain. Other symptoms include constipation, bloating, gas and diarrhea. Because irritable bowel syndrome has no known organic basis,

Diabetes- An Overview and the Latest Approaches Diabetes is a condition in which an individual has high blood sugar (blood glucose). Glucose is the source of energy in the body. People get glucose from food and from muscles and liver secretions. Insulin is a hormone, produced by the pancreas. Insulin aids in getting glucose into the cells of a person. Types of Diabetes There are three major types of diabetes: gestational, type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes It occurs mostly in young people though it can also

How to Stay Safe and Reduce Your Odds of Getting Cancer Breast cancer, lung cancer and prostate cancer are among the most common cancers that afflict Americans each year. Symptoms may include trouble breathing, lumps in the affected area of the body and tenderness in the area of a potential tumor. What are some ways that you can avoid cancer or catch it early enough to allow for effective treatment of the illness? Go to the Doctor Regularly The easiest way to catch cancer when it first forms is to

Symptoms, Diagnosis, And Treatment Symptoms of Fibromyalgia syndrome affect millions of people worldwide. The causes of fibromyalgia are somewhat mysterious, but the symptoms are not. The chronic pain felt in the muscles and soft tissue are unmistakable. Living with fibromyalgia doesn’t have to be a nightmare, however. Various treatments exist that make it easier to cope. Symptom Recognition Chronic muscle pain, tightening of the muscles, and muscle spasms are common. Decreased energy and an overall feeling of fatigue are experienced by most who are afflicted with this syndrome. Some people

Discovering the Causes of Joint Pain Joint pain is one of the most common symptoms people experience, and it has a broad number of causes. Injuries, infections, arthritis and several diseases are all potential culprits. The pain can be minor, but it can also be debilitating. Sometimes the pain is fleeting, but it can also be chronic. Understanding why your joints hurt is the first step toward getting relief. What Joints Do To fully grasp the causes of pain in your joints, start with how they function and what they

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