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Common Disease

Coronary Artery Disease

Introduction Coronary artery disease (CAD) occurs whenthe blood vessels that supply blood to the heart muscle become hardened and narrowed. The narrowing and hardening occur as a result of cholesterol and other materials building up in the inner wall of the vessels (plaque formation). As this progresses the blood supply …

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Pressure Sores

Introduction Pressure sores are areas of injured skin and /or underlying tissue. They are usually caused by sitting or lying in one position for too long. This prolonged immobility and pressure can reduce the blood supply to the skin and tissue resulting in damage and sore . Risk factors: Reduced …

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Lemah Jantung

Pengenalan Lemah jantung adalah satu keadaan yang kompleks. Ia disebabkan oleh penyakit yang mempengaruhi keupayaan jantung untuk mengepam darah yang secukupnya untuk memenuhi keperluan badan. Kadar kejadian meningkat seiring dengan peningkatan umur. Sebab-sebab lemah jantung: Penyakit jantung koronari Tekanan darah tinggi Masalah injap jantung Kadar denyutan jantung yang luar biasa …

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Arthritis

Pengenalan Arthritis adalah radang yang berlaku di sendi-sendi yang menyebabkan sendi sakit, bengkak dan kaku. Ianya boleh di sebabkan oleh mekanisma “autoimmune”, jangkitan, perubahan “degenerative” atau kecacatan pada baka. Jenis-jenis arthritis adalah: Osteoarthritis (OA) Rheumatoid Arthritis Infectious arthritis Polymyalgia rheumatica Tanda-tanda dan gejala Sakit sendi (lengan, pergelangan tangan, jari-jari, pergelangan …

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Diabetes Mellitus

Introduction: The pancreas, an organ in our body produces a chemical substance, a hormone known as insulin. Insulin enables tissues in our body to use glucose and this help maintains a normal glucose level. If insulin is insufficient or ineffective the blood glucose will rise. This condition is called Diabetes …

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