This kind of sickness has also a defect on the heart. This defect occur only after a certain sickness. Often the patient has a history of sore throat. After a few months, the person will be ill again with sore throat but this time, the patient experiences tremors, fever, painful and swelling in one joint that migrates to other one. The heart increase it size and possibly leading to a heart defect. Strep throat is caused by Group A Streptococcusbacteria and it is the most common bacterial infection.

Rheumatic fever may affect the body's connective tissues like joints, skin, brain and especially the heart. Usually children from 5 years old to 15 years old are affected with rheumatic fever. If not treated immediately, rheumatic heart disease may result and it is for a lifetime disease.

Symptoms:
1. Difficulty in breathing
2. Easily fatigue
3. chest pain
4. heart palpitation
5. fever
6. skin rashes
7. small painless nodules under the skin

Prevention:
Build up a healthy body. Sore throat must be treated with proper anti-biotic medication. Tonsillitis recurring thrice a year or more must be surgical operated to prevent having the disease. Patient should immediate seek for a physician treatment before it get worst.



Congenital heart disease is commonly due to infection of a pregnant mother from German Measles for the 1st three months of pregnancy where fetus at that time is developing the body organs. Other causes are from medications or drugs and X-Ray. X-ray emits radiation and the developing fetus is very sensitive to such radiation.

Signs for the new born child:
1. Poor sucking during breastfeeding
2. Difficulty in breathing
3. Bluish discoloration of the skin
4. Fatigue
5. Stunted growth
6. Often have cough and colds

Prevention:
Prevention should start if the patient suspects that she is pregnant. At this period, fetus is developing and and sensitive. Pregnant mother should be healthy, eats healthy food, drinks plenty of fluids and have a an adequate sleep and rest. A mother should avoid contact with a person who have German Measles, avoid drinking of drugs and avoid x-ray if it is not needed.

A pregnant mother should immediately consult to doctors if one of the following prevention is not followed.

Complication of the child after birth:
1. Stunted growth
2. Pneumonia
3. Heart Disease
Atherosclerosis: Fattening Artery
9:56 PM | Author: comets

Atherosclerosis is a condition in which the artery is filled with fat deposits. Fat deposits impedes in blood circulation in the body system. This condition progresses slowly until blood circulation cannto pass through the artery affected.

Arteries in the heart and brain are major site for this condition. If it is in the heart it is called Atherosclerotic heart disease.

Signs:
1. Chest Pain ( angina pectoris)--pain is relieve after some rest

Prevention:
1. Lifestyle modification. Avoid smoking, eating fatty foods and have regular exercise.
2. Patient with atherosclerotic heart disease should consult a physician for further assessment and medication.

Complications:
1. Heart attack (myocardial infarction)-- It is not relieve by rest. Excruciating chest pain and it life threatening.
2. Congestive heart failure-- Blood is filled excessively in the heart and lungs.
High Blood: A Major Health Risk
11:00 PM | Author: comets
High blood pressure is a common condition among the elderly but it may also affect among young people. Blood pressure is measured through a stethoscope and a sphygmonanometer. When having the daily activities, normally blood pressure rise so it is important that a 10minutes rest should be done before taking a blood pressure. If blood pressure level is above 140/90 in three succeeding measurement in a week it is said that a patient is having a high blood pressure.

Common Symptoms:
1. Headache and pain on the nape
2. Nausea
3. Sudden weakness
4. Blurring of vision

Prevention and Treatment
Eating, exercise, lifestyle and stress are some of the predisposing factor that trigger high blood.

Eating healthy foods like, vegetables and fruits, low in sodium, oil and fats lessens the deposit of plaques and hardening of the arteries.
Exercise burns up the excess fats in the artery.
Having a calm behavior may lessen the risk of high blood pressure.

For early prevention and detection, a person should consult a physician so that complication will be avoided. Complications of this condition are life threatening like stroke, heart attack and some people experienced paralyze in some parts of the their body. Regular and follow up check up should be followed.

It is said that prevention is better than cure. Complication of this condition is not reversible, so one's health must be taken care always.
Arthritis!
7:10 AM | Author: comets

Common notion that arthritis affects only older people due to aging. Athritis may also occur to other ages also. Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints that may be caused by degeneration of joint tissues( old age or overweight), high deposits of uric acidin joint spaces(gout) or maybe from infection due to tuberculosis, typhoid fever, gonorrhea and syphilis. Also athritis may occur due to food allergy and sometimes, joint pain may indicate tumor growth on the joints.

Most common is rheumatoid arthritis. Shock, injury or prolong exposure to cold environment may trigger the type of this inflammation. The pain and stiffness starts in a single joint then gradually affecting the other joints in the area. It primarily affects the hands, finger, wrist, foot and knees. It may also affects the back and hips of the patient thus giving discomfort in movement.

The pain gradually increases until the patient cannot tolerate and affecting ones activities of daily living.

Symptoms for rheumatoid arthritis are:
1. Body fatigue
2. Powerlessness
3. Loss of appetite
4. Weight loss due to loss of appetite
5. Night sweats
6. Recurring low grade fever

Osteoarthritis is another type of arthritis. The disease changes the bone surface within the joint. This bone surface change is common in weight bearing joints like the hips, knees and spine.
Probably this bone surface change is cause by the wear and tear of the joints affecting in older people. Average onset of age with osteoarthritis is from 50-70 years old.

Symptoms for osteoarthritis are:
1. Pain on the joints.
2. Powerlessness
3. Loss of appetite
4. Feeling of depression
5. Immobility of the joint due to pain