How It Happens The heart pumps blood enriched with oxygen and vital nutrients throughout the entire body by way of a network of arteries. The heart itself must also be supplied with oxygen-rich blood in order to perform its job. Heart disease occurs when blood flow to the heart is blocked due to fatty material building up in the arteries and eventually closing them off. This process is called atherosclerosis , or “hardening of the arteries.” The fatty buildup can eventually close the arteries off, or, if the fatty deposit breaks, a blot clot can form, which can also block the flow of oxygenated blood to the heart. As a result, the heart becomes badly damaged due to tissue death from lack of oxygen. Common Symptoms Chest Pain Cold sweats, shortness of breath and lightheadedness Heart attack Coronary heart disease commonly leads to heart attack. If you believe you are experiencing a heart attack, call 911 or contact your emergency response system immediately. Learn more about heart a...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved
NEXIUM® delayed release capsules in children ages 12 to 17 for
the short-term treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
NEXIUM was tested in adolescents ages 12 to 17 in a randomized,
double-blind parallel group study in which a total of 149 patients,
ages 12 to 17, with clinically diagnosed GERD were treated with
either NEXIUM 20mg or NEXIUM 40 mg once a day for up to eight
weeks. Reported side effects included headache, abdominal pain,
diarrhea and nausea.
Drug makers don't yet know if NEXIUM® is safe or effective
for treating GERD in children under 12 years old.
more about acid reflux.
Diagnosis Parkinsons disease can be difficult to diagnose in its early stages. Doctors base their diagnosis on the patients medical history and symptoms evaluated during a neurological exam. No laboratory or imaging tests can diagnose Parkinsons, although brain scans such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or positron-emission tomographic (PET) may be used to rule out other neurological disorders. Medical History A medical and personal history should include any relevant symptoms as well as any medications taken, and information on other conditions the patient may have. Neurological Exam In a neurological exam, the doctor will ask the patient to sit, stand, walk, and extend arms. The doctor will observe the patients balance and coordination. Parkinson's may be suspected in patients who have at least two of the following four symptoms, especially if they are more obvious on one side of the body: Tremor (shaking) when the limb is at rest Slowness of movement (bradyk...
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