All posts tagged "what causes it"

  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
    What is Pulmonary Fibrosis and what causes it?

    What Is Pulmonary Fibrosis? Fibrosis, including IPF, is the result of thickened or scarred lung tissue. Pulmonary fibrosis, Wegener’s Granulomatosis, and Sarcoidosis all include fibrosis.

    • Posted March 26, 2014
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  • what causes laryngitis
    What is Cystic Fibrosis and what causes it?

    What Is Cystic Fibrosis (CF)? Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder that occurs in cells lining the pancreas, sweat glands, small intestine, and lungs. Mucus houses infection and leads to the destruction of lung tissue; it...

    • Posted March 26, 2014
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  • What is Pneumoconiosis and what causes it
    What is Pneumoconiosis and what causes it?

    What Is Pneumoconiosis (Miner’s Lung)? Pneumoconiosis includes asbestosis and other industrial/dust lung conditions, like Farmer’s Lung, Berylliosis, Miner’s Lung, Aritosis, Siderosis, and Stannosis.

    • Posted March 26, 2014
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  • what causes Pulmonary Embolism
    What is Pulmonary Embolism and what causes it?

    What Is Pulmonary Embolism? Pulmonary Embolism refers to a blockage in the main artery of the lung or one of its branches. This is caused by a substance that has travelled from somewhere else in the body...

    • Posted March 26, 2014
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  • what is dry eye and what causes it
    What is Dry Eyes (Blepharitis) and What Causes It?

    What Is Dry Eyes (Blepharitis)? Dry Eyes or Blepharitis, otherwise known as Dry Eye Syndrome, is caused by inflamed eyelids. This condition is usually more irritating than serious. Symptoms can include red and sore eyelids, discharge from...

    • Posted March 24, 2014
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  • Blood Pressure Problems Causes
    What is Blood Pressure?

    What Is Blood Pressure? Blood pressure is the pressure that is exerted on the blood vessels as it circulates around the body. As the heart beats, the blood pressure varies from minimum (diastolic) to maximum (systolic) pressure.

    • Posted March 24, 2014
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  • Breast Engorgement Nodular Mastitis Causes
    Breast Engorgement (Nodular Mastitis) – What is it and what causes it?

    What Is Breast Engorgement (Nodular Mastitis)? Breast engorgement, or nodular mastitis, is caused by expansion and pressure in the mammary glands while producing and storing breast milk. Symptoms include breast swelling and throbbing, which can cause mild...

    • Posted March 24, 2014
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  • Fibrocystic Breast Disease Health Plan
    What is Fibrocystic Breast Disease and What Causes It?

    What is Fibrocystic Breast Disease? Fibrocystic breast or fibrocystic breast disease is a condition of breast tissue affecting an estimated 30-60% of women and at least 50% of women of childbearing age. It is characterized by noncancerous...

    • Posted March 24, 2014
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  • Heart Disease Cause
    What is Heart Disease and What Causes It?

    What Is Heart Disease? Heart disease in this section refers to a group of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels local to the heart, including angina (cardiomyopathy), ischaemic or coronary heart disease, diseased heart valves,...

    • Posted March 24, 2014
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  • premenstrual syndrome causes
    What is Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) and what causes it?

    What Is Premenstrual Syndrome? Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) consists of a highly emotional phase, with or without physical symptoms, related to a woman’s menstrual cycle. The emotional symptoms must always be present to diagnose PMS. These may vary...

    • Posted March 24, 2014
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