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Snoring & Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Causes and Treatment

Most people snore some of the time. Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (apnea or apnoea means not breathing) are part of a number of conditions. However, simple snoring is usually not a disease or a serious problem in itself although the noise can disturb others, especially those who are sharing the bed. Many relationships are strained as a result of snoring of one of the partners. Simple snoring can in some cases progress to obstructive […]

Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism

A pulmonary embolism (embolus) is a blood clot or a piece of tissue or fat, blocking the arteries of the lung. These clots that cause pulmonary embolism typically form elsewhere, than travel through the person’s bloodstream to their lungs. The blood clot may form in the pelvis area or in the leg. Fast Facts about Pulmonary Embolism A pulmonary embolism is a blockage caused for instance by a blood clot stuck in the main artery […]

Causes, Signs and Treatment of Bronchitis

Bronchitis is a condition where the tubes, that are responsible for carrying air to the lungs, become inflamed. These tubes are commonly known as the bronchial tubes. Individuals often suffer from a cough that produces mucus when they have bronchitis. The bronchial tube lining makes the mucus. People with bronchitis may have chest discomfort, low grade fever and wheezing. There are several versions of bronchitis, including chronic bronchitis, industrial bronchitis, and acute bronchitis. Fast Facts […]