As we age, we may develop eye conditions that impair our eyesight or have more serious consequences. Glaucoma is one of these eye conditions, but early diagnosis and treatment can help delay loss of eyesight.
Although ticks can carry and spread disease, tick bites do not generally cause health problems. You're much less likely to develop tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) than Lyme disease (Lyme borreliosis).And there are several things you can do to prevent tick bites.
Sometimes breast cancer is found only after it has already spread to other parts of the body. But with well-planned and individualized treatment, it is often possible to live with the disease for years and have a good quality of life.
Coronary artery disease (CAD, also called coronary heart disease, or CHD) is caused by the narrowing of arteries that supply the heart with oxygen. The symptoms can vary greatly, depending on how long the arteries have been narrowed and how constricted they are.
Hemophilia is a disease that causes problems with blood clotting. It makes people's blood clot (coagulate) much more slowly than usual. The more poorly the blood clots, the worse the symptoms are. Read about the degrees of severity, the causes and effects of hemophilia, and the treatment options.
Kidney stones are very common, especially in people between the ages of 20 and 40. These small, hard deposits form in the renal pelvis and can enter a ureter. Larger stones can be painful and often have to be surgically removed. There are several options for treatment and prevention.
Being diagnosed with breast cancer often makes people feel very frightened and anxious. It is helpful to know that if you get breast cancer for the first time and it has not spread to other parts of the body, there’s a good chance that treatment will lead to a full recovery nowadays. Also, there are many options for getting support in daily life, returning to work or coping with the emotional and psychological aspects of the disease.
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