Understanding Aneurysms

November 24, 2015 admin
An aneurysm can occur in different parts of the body, but the most common type occurs in the aorta. The aorta carries blood enriched with oxygen to the rest of the body from the heart. An aneurysm can also occur in the brain. Aneurysms are caused by weak spots in an artery or blood vessel, when the wall of it is weakened or injured. Once there is a weakened spot, it will tend to balloon outward, possibly leading to a rupture, or a dissection. A dissection occurs when there is a split in one o[...]

Multiple Sclerosis: An Overview

August 20, 2015 admin
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease caused by the immune system attacking myelin, a protective covering over the nerves. This disrupts important communication that is needed between the brain and the rest of the body. Over time, the nerves may deteriorate completely. The exact cause of multiple sclerosis is unknown. It is considered an autoimmune disease. There are some factors that increase a patient’s risk of developing it—for example, individuals between the ages of 15 and 60 years ar[...]