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Disease of Male Reproductive System: Erectile Dysfunction Explained

At some point during the course of sexual lives, many men experience problems with arousal or libidos. For most, these are short-term complaints that rectify themselves naturally without the need for medical consultation or treatment of any kind. However, for some, a distressing, long-term issue, such as erectile dysfunction, may arise that requires input from a qualified medical practitioner who can advise on the best course of action to take.
What Exactly is Erectile Dysfunction? Put simply, erectile dysfunction is a condition in which it becomes difficult to get or maintain an erection within the bounds of normal sexual activity. It can be caused by periods of stress, psychological trauma or emotional imbalance, physical ailments or illnesses that have recently occurred, or that are long-term issues for the patient.

This problem, while tending to be the reserve of the older man, can actually occur in much younger men too, particularly those who lead very stressful or busy lives w…

How Asthma Affects the Body?

What is Asthma?Asthma is a reversible airway disease, suggestive to cause by a number of genetic and environmental factors. It can be defined as the common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways that creates shortness of breath and results in breathing difficulties for an asthmatic. The two major factors that causes tightening and swelling of the bronchial passages are:

1. Constriction - the contraction of the nasal muscles adjacent to the airways, and
2. Inflammation - the tenderness or redness, irritation and swelling of the bronchial pathways.

During an Asthma attack, breathing becomes more difficult for an asthmatic. This can sometimes lead to hospitalization; in extreme cases, death may occur.

> How Asthma Affects the Body System?Normally, during respiration, the inner lining of our air tubes (airways) stays very thin, and the muscles surrounding these air tubes persist in relaxed and free mood. This helps the airways to open up widely and thus results in stress-free inhalati…

Affordable Care Act Has Immediate Impact on Physicians' Medical Practices

Most physicians, if they had a choice, would prefer to clean up a soiled bedpan than spend any amount of their valuable time digging through medical codes in order to bill insurance for procedures they’ve performed or recommended.

Private practice doctors on average spend 8-10 years, prior to getting licensed, learning human anatomy, pathology, medications, and a host of other health-and-life saving information. However, their first exposures to the nitty-gritty details of running an actual business are usually unlike anything for which medical school could have prepared them: residents and interns are rarely handed business books during shifts in ER. It’s especially true when it comes to getting health insurance plan reimbursement, and that’s why most doctors employ administrative professionals to transcribe their medical charts, and still others to transform those transcripts into codes for insurance (including Medicare and Medicaid) billing.

In the United States, the 2010 Affordable…

Hypertension | Definition, Classification and Treatment

Definition of HypertensionHypertension is the most common cardiovascular disease in humans. It can be defined as a sustained increase in arterial blood pressure (BP) to different age and sex, where systolic blood pressure is more than 130-140 mm Hg and diastolic pressure is more than 85-90 mm Hg.

Sustained increase in arterial blood pressure may decrease the blood vessels in kidney, brain and heart and increase the incidence of-
· renal failure
· coronary heart disease
· cardiac failure
· stroke
Classification of HypertensionBased on the BP level, hypertension can be classified into four classes. They are:
1. Borderline HypertensionDiastolic: 90-95 mm Hg
Systolic: 140 mm Hg
2. Mild HypertensionDiastolic: 95-104 mm Hg
Systolic: 140-160 mm Hg
3. Moderate HypertensionDiastolic: 105-120 mm Hg
Systolic: 140 mm Hg
4. Severe HypertensionDiastolic: 120 mm Hg
Systolic: 140 mm Hg
Treatment of HypertensionAll anti-hypertensive agents act at anatomic BP control sites. List of Frequently Used Anti-hyper…