Posts Tagged ‘symptoms’

What Causes a Sore Throat?

Viruses, like those that cause cold and flu Allergies Smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke The bacteria group A strep, which causes strep throat Of these, infections from viruses are the most common cause of sore throats. Symptoms of sore throat whether caused by virus or bacteria can be similar. Symptoms that suggest a virus […]


Asthma Symptoms and Triggers

Asthma is a disease that affects your lungs. It causes wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing. All of the causes of asthma are unknown, but we do know that genetics, and environmental and occupational factors have been linked to developing asthma. If someone in your immediate family has asthma, you are more likely […]


Stroke – Signs and Risk Factors

A stroke is when something blocks blood flow to part of the brain or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. This can cause brain damage, disability, and even death. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. High blood pressure, smoking, and having a history of a stroke increase […]


Skin Cancer – Know the Facts

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the US. Skin cancer is caused by overexposure to ultraviolet light (UV). Ultraviolet light comes from the sun, tanning beds, and sunlamps. Exposure to UV light can cause sunburn, changes in skin texture, premature aging of the skin, and skin cancer. You are at greater […]


Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Risk Factors and Symptoms

In type 2 diabetes, your body does not use insulin properly, this is called insulin resistance. To combat this, the pancreas will produce extra insulin to make up for your insulin resistance but over time the pancreas isn’t able to keep your blood glucose levels normal. Some people with type 2 diabetes can control their […]