Peyronie’s Disease: Signs & Symptoms

Only 1-3% of men have been diagnosed with Peyronie’s disease, but the numbers are potentially higher. This condition most often affects men from the ages of 40-70, but it is not uncommon for it to affect 30 year olds. Peyronie’s is characterized by the development of fibrous scar tissue (plaque) on the tunica albuginea (lining) of the corpus cavernosum. It is often

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Male Reproductive System: Functions

The male reproductive system has several functions that are very important including producing, maintaining, and transporting sperm and semen, with the end results being discharged within the female reproductive system, during sexual intercourse. This system consists of several different organs and structures including; Penis the male sexual organ operates like a duct for urine and semen. Glans penis is found

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Anatomy Of The Lungs

The respiratory system is vital to human life. They have many different functions and are composed of many important organs that allow us to inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide. Functions The respiratory system supplies RBC’s with oxygen and allows it to deliver the oxygen throughout the body. Oxygen enters the oral and nasal cavities, and then flows through the

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Chronic Bronchitis: Signs & Symptoms

Chronic bronchitis is a very common lung condition that is classified under chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It affects more than 6.8 million Americans, with emergency room visits totaled to around 285,000 (CDC). If you are someone you know is suffering from this debilitating disease, you may find this article useful, in helping you understand your disease.   Etiology  

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Appendicitis: Symptoms & Diagnosis

Appendicitis is more common from youth to early adulthood, 10-19 years of age, with men being at a higher risk than women. The appendix is a four inch, closed tube that looks like a worm and is attached to the beginning of the large intestine, cecum (structure that looks like a pouch). Its location is close by the right ischium,

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Natural Ways To Prevent Earaches In Children

If you have small children, you are most likely familiar with the earache. Children are very prone to this condition, more so than adults. The main reason for this is because youngster’s Eustachian tubes are narrower and more horizontal than an adult. There are many reasons why kids suffer from reoccurring ear infection and this article is going to provide

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Stargardt Disease: Symptoms & Treatments

Stargardt disease is a macular degeneration condition that affects the macula, which is basically located in the center of the retina. The macula’s cone receptor cells provide us with color and central vision, which is required for reading. The symptoms will normally appear at the early age of twenty and is very a progressive eye disease that will end with

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Basal Cell Carcinoma Warning Signs

Basal and squamous cell carcinoma diagnosis continue to increase, which is most likely due to increased longevity and better detection methods (cancer.org). Many Americans are beginning to take notice of their skin and report anything out of the ordinary to their primary care physician, as soon as an abnormal growth, tumor, or a skin mole begins to change. Although this

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Skin Cancer: Etiology & Diagnosis

In 2011, over 960,000 Americans were living with melanoma and approximately 2.1 percent of individuals will be diagnosed with melanoma at some point in their life (seer.cancer.gov). While these numbers may seem extremely low, the numbers continue to increase annually.   Skin   Our skin is the biggest barrier against germs and bacteria. The skin contains three layers. Epidermis is

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