Erectile dysfunction

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Tuberculosis – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment & pathology

It’s estimated that about two billion people worldwide are infected with mycobacterium tuberculosis, often just shortened to tuberculosis or simply ‘TB’. Two billion is a ton of people, but even though they’re infected, that doesn’t mean all those people have symptoms, the vast majority, about 90-95%, aren’t even aware they’re infected. And this is because…

Premature Ventricular Contraction – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

The heart has two lower chambers, called the ventricles, so a premature ventricular contraction is when the ventricles contract earlier than normal in the cardiac cycle. This happens because an abnormal contraction signal, called a depolarization, originates from somewhere in the ventricles rather than coming from the pacemaker cells. So, if we simplify this heart…

Celiac disease – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment & pathology

It’s becoming more and more common to see things like “gluten-free pizza” or “gluten-free buns” at restaurants, grocery stores, or other food-based businesses. This is partly because there’s this increasing recognition, awareness and diagnosis of a disease called celiac disease, sometimes called celiac sprue, and as many as 1 in 100 north americans are diagnosed…

Tension & Migraine Headache Treatment

We see many people who have tension and migraine headaches in the office. And I really kind of like it because those are ones we can make a dramatic difference in quickly. We find that most people who have those headaches have a lot of neck, shoulder, upper back muscle spasms, tightness and scar tissue…