Topics: Myocardial infarction, Atherosclerosis, Heart Pages: 2 (394 words) Published: February 2, 2013
This is an ailment connected to the arteries. The arteries are blocked by deposits of cholesterol and fat-absorbing cells. When this happens, the blood supply to the different parts of the body is affected. The worst comes when an artery supplying blood to the brain is blocked because it causes stoke and may result to permanent disability or death. Studies show that atherosclerosis is caused by a lot of factors such as cigarette smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and lack of exercise. The bad part is that the symptoms only become apparent when the arteries are already severely damaged.  This ailent can be prevented by avoiding the risk factors. Anemia

This is not a very serious ailment and could be avoided by eating foods rich in iron. Doctors often prescribe vitamins and foods rich in iron for people who are anemic. Some of the symptoms of the ailment are paleness, shortness of breath, rapid pulse and pounding of the heart. Leukemia

Leukemia is one type of cancer that attacks the blood. This ailment is characterized by abnormal production of white blood cells in the bone marrow. Some of the symptoms of the ailment are frequent bruising, gum bleeding, and tenderness of the bones, high fever and night sweating. Coronary Heart Disease

Coronary heart disease is the narrowing of arteries that supply blood to the heart. When this happens, and the heart does not receive oxygen, the heart becomes infracted which causes a heart attack. Symptoms may not be experienced during the early stages but when it becomes serious the patient may feel pains in the chest. Sometimes heart attack occurs which means that the ailment is serious. Doctors oft en prescribe medicines that help improve blood flow. The patient can also be advised to have a bypass surgery or a vein graft so that blood can freely flow to the heart muscle. Hypertension

Hypertension is another term for high blood pressure. This ailment is caused by the narrowing of some...
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