A herniated (slipped) disk occurs when all or part of a spinal disk is forced through a weakened part of the disk. This places pressure on nearby nerves.
Acute low back pain
Chronic low back pain
Lumbar radiculopathy; Cervical radiculopathy; Herniated intervertebral disk; Prolapsed intervertebral disk; Slipped disk; Ruptured disk; Herniated nucleus pulposus
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
The bones (vertebrae) of the spinal column run down the back, connecting the skull to the pelvis. These bones protect nerves that come out of the brain and travel down your back, forming the spinal cord. Nerve roots are large nerves that branch out from the spinal cord and leave your spinal column between each vertebrae.
The spinal vertebrae are separated by disks filled with a soft, gelatinous substance. These disks cushion the spinal colum...
Alzheimer's disease is a degenerative disease of the brain. Because of this the appearance of the brain changes dramatically as the disease progresses.
Alzheimer's disease (AD) most frequently occurs in older people. But even the ‘normal' brain undergoes changes during our lifetime. The brain weighs around 350 grams at birth and increases to around 1,375 grams (about 3 pounds) by the age of 20. In fact the brain quadruples in size in the first three years of life. Then things begin to deteriorate! Brain weight starts to decline between the ages of 45 and 50 years. The brain decreases by about 11 per cent from its maximum weight in early adulthood.
In the older brain tissue loss is most obvious on its surface. There is unmistakable shrinkage in the natural convolutions in brain tissue. Changes are most marked in the forebrain and less so in the cerebellum (the area at the back of the brain mainly responsible for balance and dexterity of movement).
What is Celiac disease (CD) and how do you know if you have it?
Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disease. According to the Celiac Disease Foundation's web site, "Celiac Disease is a digestive disorder that affects both children and adults. When people with CD eat foods that contain gluten , it creates an immune-mediated toxic reaction that causes damage to the small intestine and does not allow food to be properly absorbed. Even small amounts of gluten in foods can affect those with CD and cause health problems. Damage can occur to the small bowel even when there are no symptoms present."
So, what is gluten then? Gluten is a protein that is found in all forms of wheat - this includes durum, semolina, spelt, and kamut. Gluten is also found in rye , barley, triticale, and some oats. Basically, all bread, pasta, cereal, and crackers made with any of these gluten-containing ingredients cannot be eaten if you are diagnosed with Celiac disease. Contrary to popular thought,...
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