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There are many factors that contribute to gradual bone breakdown which affect people starting in their late forties to sixties. One of the conditions that eventually end up in total bone breakdown is osteoporosis. This condition causes bones to grow brittle and weak. Bones ravaged by osteoporosis become so brittle that even coughing or simply bending over can cause fracture. The spine, hip, long bones, and the wrists are just some of the parts of the body that is usually affected by osteoporosis. Bone, in its strictest sense is a living tissue. Its building blocks are constantly replaced and absorbed.…

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Multiple myeloma is one of the most common types of cancer that affect more than 100,000 people every year for the last decade. It’s an autoimmune form of malignancy that was once considered as incurable and its complications to the immune system of the body leaves irreversible damage. So much for multiple myeloma being an incurable and inevitable disease, because there is one form of treatment that has relieved patients of the complications of this type of cancer and enabled them to improve the quality of life. The Arkansas Treatment is considered to be the shining beacon of hope for…

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In a lifetime, the body produces countless of substances that aid in its proper functioning. One of them is creatine which plays an important role in providing the key components of ATP or adenosine triphosphate. ATP fuels cell, tissue, and muscle functioning, so the human body needs 2-2.5 grams of creatine a day in order to support optimum functioning of all the body systems. Creatinine kinase, an enzyme which regulates breakdown of nutrients is found in skeletal muscles. The presence of CK can determine the occurrence of muscular damage. Its waste product is called creatinine, which indicates proper metabolism in…

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Hypercalcemia is the medical term for abnormally high levels of calcium in the blood. Calcium, as one of the most abundant elements in the body is crucial in maintaining the strength and integrity of the bones. It also plays a big role in hormonal balance, proper brain and nerve functioning, and in muscle contraction, especially the cardiac ones. But then again, calcium in abnormal levels can be deleterious to one’s health, especially if there’s too much in the bloodstream. Too much calcium in the blood is caused by hyperactive parathyroid glands. Cancer can also be a triggering factor for hypercalcemia,…

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Cancer can be an apparent condition that shows signs in its early stages, or it can be a silent killer, gradually ridding the body of its healthy functioning. Bone cancer, or a rare malignancy that starts in a bone is one type of cancer that shows obvious signs of progression. Bone cancer should not be confused with other malignancies that start from other parts of the body and metastasizes in the bone. For instance, leukemia and cancers that start in the bone marrow belong to blood cell cancer groups. This condition usually affects the extremities of the body, this includes…

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This article tackles the signs and symptoms of multiple myeloma, an uncommon type of cancer that triggers plasma cells that is the key factor to the body’s immune defenses. Multiple myeloma in its strictest sense is also called Kahler’s disease or plasma cell myeloma. Basically, plasma cells are just like leukocytes; they are needed in order to produce antibodies. These cells are the body’s first line of defense against infection. Multiple myeloma happens when cancerous plasma cells multiply out of control and they then collect as deposits in the hollow bones of the body. These hollow bones contain the jelly-like…

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Cancer… This condition is like a riddle with many faces that even the most advanced breakthroughs in medicine today can only find palliative cure to promote the quality of life of a cancer patient. Once you’ve got cancer, you’ll always have it in your blood, in your body. So it’s very important to get one or two steps ahead of the game and get to know what causes this infernal condition that claims countless lives every year. One of the most uncommon yet popular type of cancer is the autoimmune plague called Multiple Myeloma. It is defined as a malignancy…

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Bleeding from a wound is normal for a little while until it clots, but if you’re prone to constant bruising and excessive bleeding with even the smallest of bumps and cuts, then you may have a bleeding disorder. This condition is when the body’s clotting system is incapable of regulating or halting blood flow to any body part when it should be doing that function. The gums and nose are two of the body parts that are most susceptible to bleeding. Constant spotting in between periods and menstruation in excessive amounts can also signal a bleeding condition. There are a…

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Potassium is considered to be the most important mineral in the proper functioning of the body. It is crucial in maintaining a healthy heart, nutrient exchange in cells, and supports optimum kidney function. It also plays a very important role in safeguarding the body from the complications brought about by diabetes, hypoglycemia, and stabilizes high blood pressure too. Every muscle in the body benefits from potassium, especially the heart in which the mineral is very important in maintaining good cardiac conduction. Hypokalemia or low serum potassium levels trigger the element sodium to invade the cells. These two minerals should have…

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Under normal circumstances, urine does not contain protein as a by-product of kidney filtration. The presence of protein in urine otherwise termed as proteinuria is defined by the presence and abnormally elevated levels of protein in the urine. This condition is also known as albuminuria since the main protein that can be found in people that suffers from this condition is albumin. Fair enough, protein is needed by the body in order to prevent muscle wasting, reinforce the body’s immune system, and help circulate fluids to prevent generalized edema or bloating. It also helps in the body’s clotting mechanism, so…

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