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Women's Heart and Estrogens
by Genovefa Kolovou

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English

Pages

308

Publication Date

April 20, 2017

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Cardiovascular mortality in women is more frequent than breast cancer mortality, a fact which is often overlooked. Women's Heart and Estrogens explores this important women’s health issue with respect to estrogen levels (before and after menopause) as the hormone has been known to mediate cardiovascular effects in women. The handbook includes a description of the structure and biological activity of estrogen and follows up with a detailed reference on the genetics behind estrogen and its effect on the cardiovascular system. Subsequent chapters cover the effects of estrogens on the stages of atherogenesis, actions of estrogens on the vascular wall and on cardiovascular metabolic pathways, causes leading to the development of early onset of coronary heart disease in young women (such as vasculitis and autoimmune diseases)[Obaid ur Rahman1] , hypercoagulable states, myocardial infarction in hallucinogenic drug abusers, non-atherosclerotic and atherosclerotic coronary heart disease, hormone replacement therapy and postmenopausal risk factors. Medical professionals will also find handy guidelines for cardiovascular disease prevention in women.<br />Women's Heart and Estrogens offers knowledge to readers in a clear and simple manner with detailed images and summaries in each chapter. Guidelines are also presented in a chronological context which demonstrates the development of cardiovascular disease prevention and risk management strategies for women over the years.<br />
Janessa's Journey: Through her Mother's Eyes
by Lorraine Sales

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English

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Publication Date

April 23, 2017

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"The bravest person in the world lived in the body of a ten year-old girl. Who knew that she would go into battle against cancer, not oce but twice in her life time and that I would be given the honor of taking care of her and witnessing the wonders of life and love. There are no words grand enough to explain the miracles that I have witnessed during this journey." - Lorraine P Sales () An amazing story of hope, determination and perseverance. A mother, filled with anguish and uncertainty fights for her daughter’s life. Janessa, the youngest of three, had been diagnosed with cancerous brain tumors. Written from a mother’s perspective, Lorraine shares her most inner thoughts as she witnessed her ten year-old daughter undergo brain surgery and later, a stem cell transplant. Determined not to be engulfed by the cancer, their love is demonstrated by making every moment a memorable one. A complete accounting of their battle against cancer, and as they cope with the after effects from chemo treatments. Janessa suffered severe hearing loss, stunted growth, cognitive development and social and academic difficulty. But that didn't stop her. This remarkable story is an incredible display of strength, courage, love and devotion. It will make you cry, laugh and cheer as Janessa finds out that one of her hardest battles of all was the very least one expected!
Going Through Cancer
by Linda Kay

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English

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Publication Date

April 24, 2017

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My experience with cancer diagnosis, treatment and life after.
Cancer Cookbook: 125 Anti-Cancer Recipes to Prevent, Treat and Be...
by Richard Barkley

Language

English

Pages

174

Publication Date

April 20, 2017

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Your health is one of the aspects of your life that you may not have full control over. However what we do fully control is the foods we eat. Unfortunately Cancer is one of the leading causes of disease in the United States and most parts of the world. Many people are not even aware that cancer can be managed or even prevented through eating a specific healthy diet. Inside this book you will find a myriad of recipes designed to keep your body at optimal health and prevent, treat, or beat cancer. Download your copy now, click the “Add to Cart” button above.
Tagebuch einer Herzoperation (German Edition)
by Hardy Kreiser

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German

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Publication Date

April 23, 2017

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Ich weiß noch, wie viele Sorgen ich mir vor der Operation gemacht habe, und dass ich kurz danach eine harte Zeit durchgemacht habe. Wenn ich nicht relativ schnell begonnen hätte, alles aufzuschreiben, wäre es sicher schnell verblasst. Ich wollte aber davon berichten können, wenn ich gefragt werde. Und ich glaube, dass mein kleiner Bericht vielen Mut machen kann, denen so etwas noch bevorsteht.
A Simple Guide To Aerophagia, (Swallowing of Air) Diagnosis,...
by Kenneth Kee

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English

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Publication Date

April 23, 2017

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Aerophagia is the voluntary disorder of excessive air swallowing, which goes into the stomach.<br />Aerophagia is the swallowing of air indicating that air enters the gastrointestinal tract (gut) rather than the lungs.<br />The air may get retained in the esophagus and stomach temporarily and can be passed out with an eructation (belch or burp).<br />Aerophagia is not a serious condition but may result in gas bloating, indigestion and abdominal discomfort.<br />The most noticeable symptom though is excessive burping.<br />Sometimes a patient will swallow air in order to help his or her food go down into the digestive system rather than stuck in the gullet where it may cause chest discomfort or phlegm.<br />The air in the stomach or abdomen is not due the gas in fizzy drinks or fermentation by bacteria.<br />There are other causes of gas in the gut which may not have entered through the mouth with the swallowing of the air.<br />This should be differentiated with aerophagia which particularly refers to the act of swallowing air.<br />Gas may enter the digestive tract through carbonated beverages, bacterial action in the bowels and even some gas comes out of the bloodstream and into the gut.<br />Aerophagia is linked with eating too quickly, chewing gum, smoking, CPAP air pressure (if it is too high) and wearing loose dentures.<br />There are rare disorders that may be linked with aerophagia, such as an anxious behavior in those with a cognitive deficiency from birth.<br />Aerophagia may also interestingly happen in the setting of CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) or bi-level use if the treatment pressure is too high.<br />CPAP is the delivery of pressurized air through a face mask to support the upper airway and treat sleep apnea with the air entering the lungs through the trachea.<br />In people with cervical spinal blockages, breathing in can cause air to enter the esophagus and stomach.<br />Excessive air swallowing will manifest with:<br />1. Excessive burping<br />2. Indigestion (dyspepsia)<br />3. Bloating (sensation of fullness)<br />4. Excessive flatulence (uncommon)<br />5. Abdominal discomfort<br />6. Louder or more active bowel sounds<br />Diagnosis is by the history of swallowing air. rapid eating, loose dentures, mouth breathing<br />Delayed detection of aerophagia may result in gastric distension, which in turn could raise the diaphragm or induce aspiration of the stomach contents into the lungs or pneumatic rupture of the esophagus due to excessive gastric insufflations.<br />Aerophagia is a dangerous side effect of non-invasive ventilation (NIV), often used in treatments of respiratory disorders and cardiovascular critical care or in surgery when a general anesthetic is needed.<br />Aerophagia may also interestingly happen in the setting of CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) or bi-level use if the treatment pressure is too high.<br />People with heartburn tend more likely to swallow air with CPAP use.<br />This is because of the acid of the stomach inducing the lower esophageal sphincter to relax<br />Aerophagia is not a serious medical disorder.<br />It should be prevented as it can produce abdominal or chest discomfort.<br />Treatment measures should be directed at the underlying cause where possible.<br />Some dietary and lifestyle measures are:<br />1. Eating small bites of food<br />2. Chewing slowly and swallowing completely before filling the mouth again<br />3. People who talk for a living should take note of whether they are speaking to fast or breathing through their mouth only during talking.<br />With CPAP, it may also be essential to reduce the pressure and change the patient to a different type of treatment, such as bi-level.<br />If heartburn occurs, treatment of heartburn or GERD may be useful.<br />There are also other ways to decrease the effects of CPAP gas<br />Avoid chewing gum or smoking.<br /><br />TABLE OF CONTENT<br />Introduction<br />Chapter 1 Aerophagia<br />Chapter 2 Causes<br />Chapter 3 Symptoms<br />Chapter 4 Diagnosis<br />Chapter 5 Treatment<br />Chapter 6 Prognosis<br />Chapter 7 Flatulence<br />Chapter 8 Dyspepsia<br />Epilogue<br />
Microbial Diseases Part-X
by Philip Carey

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English

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Publication Date

April 22, 2017

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Comprehensive information about Microbial Diseases!
From Cocktails to Chemotherapy: A Guide to Navigating Cancer in Y...
by Meredith Goldberg

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English

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Publication Date

April 23, 2017

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In 2010 there were 209,060 reported cases of breast cancer in the United States. 207,090 of them were women.<br />At the age of 32, the author, Meredith Goldberg was one of them. <br />From Cocktails to Chemotherapy follows what happened to the author after her August 2010 diagnosis—almost two years of surgeries, scans, MRIs, biopsies, chemotherapy, radiation, and, finally, navigating what happens when the oncologist gives you the okay to resume your regularly scheduled life. Goldberg’s path followed much the same trajectory as tens of thousands of other women have followed with one exception; she made the decision to freeze her head during chemotherapy to prevent her hair from falling out. One of the first people in Washington, DC to use cold-cap therapy, Goldberg became a guinea pig for an essentially unproven technology. <br />But vanity drove her will even though her oncologist, the nurses, her family and friends all thought she was insane. Who in her right mind would willingly keep their head at -31 degrees Celsius for eight hours (four during treatment, four post treatment) while being pumped up with a cancer cocktail designed to kill anything in its path? Why couldn’t she just take a nap like everyone else? But that was just it; she wanted to be like everyone else. Goldberg wanted to look like all her friends who were getting married, having kids, moving up in their careers. While she was doing none of those things, at least she could look like she was. Riding a careening roller coaster of emotions, Meredith had issued one clear directive to her friends and family: keep her laughing.<br />From Cocktails to Chemotherapy is for the practical. The pissed off. The scared. The confused. The ones who still want to laugh. More than a memoir; it’s a guide book, a cancer roadmap with chapters that will arm any newly diagnosed patient with a “how to” for finding doctors, setting terms with friends and family, dealing with wild mood swings and how to face what happens when you eventually prevail: everyone spends so much time trying to keep you from dying that no one thinks to help you cope with what happens when you get to live.
Breast Cancer Treatment Myths: Myths you should know about breast...
by James Bogash

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English

Pages

53

Publication Date

April 20, 2017

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Diagnosed with Breast Cancer. The phrase strikes fear in the hearts of patients and the ones who care about them. It is an underlying fear of anyone who presents to the doctor with strange symptoms, unexplained weight loss or masses.<br />Being diagnosed with breast cancer also a universal fear of women undergoing mammography, healthy or not.<br />Cancer is a very real thing to be scared of. But it’s also NOT a time to give into fear and emotion in lieu of well-thought out decisions based on the best evidence that medicine knows of.<br />This eBook is likely going to cover things that will go against what society believes and promotes and this article may even go so far as to offend you or decisions that you have made in the past.<br />Regardless of how this article makes you feel, just make sure that you give yourself the time to read it through.<br />Before we get into the “meat” of the article, I do need to point out some very scary research. Not so that I can start the article with a strong enough sense of dread so that you read it with the focus of my pit bull staring at a guinea pig, but so that you can understand that our entire focus on breast cancer is broken. From prevention to diagnosis to treatment.<br />Broken.<br />While medicine continues to argue about whether to perform mammography on women between 40-50 years old, the rates of being diagnosed with breast cancer that is more advanced is skyrocketing in women under 40.<br />Looking at the rates of being diagnosed with breast cancer in women under 40 from 1976 until 2009, there were some eye-opening findings:<br />1.Stage IV breast cancer rates are going up in women under 40 (2.07% annually, with the exception of 2000-2009, when rates went up 3.6% annually).<br />2.Stage IV breast cancer is much more difficult to treat.<br />3.There is no screening recommended for women under 40.<br />4.In this age group, breast cancer is not being found at earlier stages (regional, localized, or in situ categories).<br />In summary, things are getting worse.<br />While medicine fights over who should get screened and when, more dangerous cancers in younger women are on the increase. We need to get our collective heads out of our asses and start to educate women of all ages on how to prevent breast cancer.<br />Anything less will be a disaster.

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