Monthly Archives: October 2014

H. Pylori

October 31st, 2014 (No Comments)

Gastritis peptic ulcer has been linked to H. Pylori in over 70% of the cases. H Pyloti is a bacteria that has been identified as a Group 1 carcinogen by the World Health Organization and it is associated with gastric cancer. The risk of developing stomach cancer increases three to six times in infected individuals.

Sclerotherapy

October 31st, 2014 (No Comments)

What is sclerotherapy? Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to treat varicose veins and ” spider veins ”. Sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution directly into the varicose vein. The solution irritates the lining of the vein causing it to swell and stick the walls together. This fibrous tissue then disappears from view. Sclerotherapy is a […]

¿Qué es la apnea del sueño?

October 31st, 2014 (No Comments)

La apnea del sueño es un trastorno frecuente en el que una persona tiene una o más pausas en la respiración o tiene respiraciones superficiales durante el sueño. Las pausas pueden durar entre unos pocos segundos y varios minutos. A menudo ocurren entre 5 y 30 veces o más por hora. Por lo general, la respiración […]

Ganglion Cyst

October 31st, 2014 (No Comments)

  Ganglion Cyst, also called synovial cyst, is a lump or ball, often found in the hands and feet. It is painless, soft and mobile because it does not adhere to nearby structures. They usually vary in size and do not have symptoms. Ganglion cysts can be annoying when they affect certain areas such as […]

Ginecomastia

October 31st, 2014 (No Comments)

Ginecomastia is a benign enlargement of the breasts in males caused by excessive action of estrogen. It is often the result of an increase in the ratio of estrogen to androgen. In approximately 25% of cases, the exact cause of gynecomastia is not found. Many insurance companies deny coverage for surgery to treat gynecomastia, or […]