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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Today we will discuss about mitral stenosis. More specifically, we will be discussing about the basic concepts regarding heart valves, structure of mitral valve, causes of mitral stenosis and clinical features of mitral stenosis. In the next article we will discuss in details about the investigations, treatment, complications of mitral stenosis and many more topics


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Atrial fibrillation is a common type of cardiac rhythm disturbance occurring in 1-2% of the general population and 5-15% of patients over 75 years of age. It is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia. Atrial fibrillation is a complex arrhythmia characterized by both abnormal automatic firing and the presence of multiple interacting re-entry circuits looping around the atria. Any conditions causing raised atrial pressure, increased atrial muscle mass, atrial fibrosis, inflammation and infiltration of the atrium can cause atrial fibrillation.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Today we will share with you the top 10 books on Alzheimer's disease. These books will help you to take a fresh perspective on Alzheimer's disease and improve your understanding of the disease. These books are for mainly for caregivers who want to learn more about the disease so that they can take better care of their loved ones.

Top 5 Books on Alzheimer's Disease The Health and Disease Blog

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

What Causes Amyloid Plaques in Alzheimer’s disease? Amyloid plaques is one of the main characteristic findings in those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. The other main characteristic feature of Alzheimer’s disease is Neurofibrillary tangles.

Today we will focus mainly on the causes of Amyloid plaques formation in Alzheimer's disease.

Before discussing the causes of Amyloid plaques formation, let's cover some basic background information.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive irreversible neurodegenerative disease of the brain which mainly affects people over 65 years of age. It is the number one cause of dementia. It most commonly presents with the symptoms of memory loss (initially short-term memory loss).

Current treatment option for Alzheimer’s include drugs which increase the acetylcholine level in the brain and decrease the neuronal excitotoxicity. Family support or nursing care is vital in the treatment and it is essential that the caregiver knows about the disease and can adequately care for the person with Alzheimer’s disease.

The main goal of current treatment regimen is to slow down the rate of progression of the disease and improve the memory impairment. Although such measures are only temporary they play a vital role in the quality of life of a person who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

At present no approved treatment is available which targets the disease pathology which means at present there is no cure for the disease. However, scientists are constantly on the lookout for new drugs which can affect the disease pathology, possibly reversing it or curing the patient. But why couldn’t we find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease yet? To understand the answer to this question it is important to have some knowledge about the basic pathology of the disease. Let’s cover some basic background information on Alzheimer’s first.