Receding gums in Lyme disease and tooth-ache are the two important dental manifestations of the disease. Since Lyme disease is difficult to diagnose, dentist may become the first source of such information More »
Rash in Lyme disease is the most important symptom, which must be differentially diagnosed to ascertain the disease. One of the earliest symptom of Lyme disease (LD) is rash. In the early More »
“Lyme Arthritis is one of the most important manifestations of Lyme disease and this previously unknown form of arthritis was dubbed as Lyme arthritis, after the town in Connecticut where it was More »
What is snoring?
Snoring is common among middle aged men and is defined as a loud hoarse sound while sleeping. It is estimated that 4% and 2% of men and women respectively suffer from sleeping disorder. Snoring can have adverse impact on the body that includes increased risk of heart disease as well as other neurocognitive disorders. While you sleep, there is a progression from light sleep to deep sleep. During such an event, the muscles of the tongue and throat also relax which can partially block the airway and vibrate. The more narrow the airway, the more forceful the airflow is causing snore to grow louder.
The many causes of snoring are presented in this article.
Why do we snore?
Snoring can have deleterious impact on your life – It reduces your efficiency at work and ruins the relationships.
What you can do to get down your snoring, is the focus of this article.
Changing lifestyle can help get down your snoring :
Reduction of weight:
If you are obese or over-weight, even a slight reduction of weight can reduce the fatty tissues at the back of the throat. Due to this reduction, one can see a decrease or even cessation of snoring.
Exercises: Working out not only tones your arms, legs and abdomen, but it also helps to tone the muscles of the throat. Due to this, there is a reduction in snoring.
Smoke causes irritation of the membrane of the throat and the nose, which blocks the airways, thus resulting in the snore.
Receding gums in Lyme disease and tooth-ache are the two important dental manifestations of the disease. Since Lyme disease is difficult to diagnose, dentist may become the first source of such information to the patient. Often patients visit their dentists as they have pain in the teeth as well as in the chewing muscles. The biggest hurdle for the accurate and quick management of such symptoms is the
Lyme disease in USA is the most prevalent vector-borne (Borrelia burgdorferi) disease in the country that borrows it’s name from a place in Connecticut, USA where this disease was first observed. Humans are the host (though incidental) acquiring the pathogen from tick-bites. Symptoms include distinctive rash, erythema migrans (EM) followed by flu-like symptoms including fatigue, muscle ache and fever.
Misdiagnosis of Lyme disease is common due to the absence of the distinct symptoms. Though this disease was first seen in Connecticut, it is no more restricted to the region and has become a regional epidemic in the eastern United States and
Management of the disease requires the expertise of the health care provider, hospitalization expenses and also the days lost due to illness. Taking into account these aspects, we have come up with the list of the diseases with diseases with highest treatment cost in USA. Heart diseases top the list.
1. Heart conditions:
It has been tabulated that almost 33% of Americans suffer from diseases of the heart. It therefore accounts for most of the expenses and is the first among diseases with highest treatment cost in USA.
Road accidents kill more Americans than most of the diseases. These injuries also have impact on the pockets. “Drinking and driving” is the most common complaint of the injuries. Almost 45 million of
Lyme disease in pregnancy can pose problems to the mother as well as the fetus, though not much is known. Early diagnosis and intervention is important for successful management.
Lyme disease is caused by the transmission of B. burgdorferi. Other diseases caused by spirochete (B. burgdorferi is a spirochete) such as syphilis and relapsing fever cause adverse fetal effects during pregnancy. Hence, there was a concern regarding the impact of this disease on both mother and the fetus.
Controversy surrounding the impact of Lyme disease in Pregnancy:
Does the spirochete have lethal effects on the infant?
To answer this crucial question some of the case reports have been enlisted that throw some light on the role this spirochete has on pregnant women. In 1985, Schlesinger et al reported isolated cases wherein
Rash in Lyme disease is the most important symptom, which must be differentially diagnosed to ascertain the disease.
One of the earliest symptom of Lyme disease (LD) is rash. In the early stage, it is often overlooked as the onset is mild; however the expanding rash (termed as erythema migrans(EM)) occurs in almost 90% of the cases. If the patient is aware of Lyme disease, he must visit the doctor at the earliest to ensure complete recovery.
How is the rash in Lyme disease different from the other rashes? The answer lies in the nature of the rash. It is known that LD is caused by a tick, the rash in Lyme disease that thereby manifests, usually radiates from the site of that bite.
In the USA, the most common cause of deaths in children in the ages 0 and 3 are listed below in descending order.
The most common cause is injuries. Injuries can be classified as intentional and unintentional.
1. Unintentional injuries:
The injury that is unintentional such as burns, drowning and falls are the most common unintentional injuries that leads to death in children in the ages 0 and 3 years. Road-traffic accidents, poisoning and suffocation are the other groups of unintentional injuries that lead to death in children in the ages 0 and 3 years.
2. Natural deaths:
In majority of cases, the deaths in children in the ages 0 and 3 in USA are due the natural causes.
“Lyme Arthritis is one of the most important manifestations of Lyme disease and this previously unknown form of arthritis was dubbed as Lyme arthritis, after the town in Connecticut where it was first observed.”
Challenge of diagnosing Lyme arthritis:
Though the manifestations of Lyme disease are many ranging from dermatological, neurological and cardiac, arthritis appeared to be the most important late-stage feature of this disease. This type of arthritis develops several months
With age, there is a weakened immune system and the life-style related diseases slowly start showing its impact. Most common diseases in women aged 40 to 65 years are cardiovascular diseases. Here we detail the other diseases that are common in this age group.
1. Life style related diseases: Diabetes and hypertension has plagued the human race, and the women aged 40 to 65 years have seen a dramatic rise in these diseases that eventually manifests as cardiovascular related deaths. After menopause, the risk for cardiovascular diseases increase several fold. It has been found that the rate of heart diseases in post-menopausal women is 2-3 times than during her pre-menopausal phase.
2. Arthritis: The chances of arthritis increase with age. Women aged 40 to 65 years are more prone to arthritis than the male counterparts. There are several