Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome – Complications and Prevention.

Definition Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome is a congenital overgrowth disorder usually present at birth. BWS is characterized by large body size, enlarged organs, macroglossia (enlarged tongue), midline abdominal wall defects (omphalocele/exomphalos, umblicial hernia, diastasis recti), neonatal hypoglycemia and greatly increased risk of childhood cancer, particularly liver and kidney tumors.   Beckwith …

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Aneurysm – Causes, Complications and Treatment.

Definition An aneurysm occurs when an artery’s wall weakens and causes an abnormally large bulge. This bulge can rupture and cause internal bleeding. About 13,000 deaths occur each year in the United States from aortic aneurysms. Although an aneurysm can occur in any part of your body, they’re most common in …

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Alzheimer’s Disease – Root Cause, Prevention, and Assistive Aids.

Introduction Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions. At first, someone with Alzheimer’s disease may notice mild confusion and difficulty remembering. Eventually, people with the disease may even forget important people in their lives and undergo dramatic personality changes. Alzheimer’s is the most …

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Narcolepsy – Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention.

Definition Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder characterized by overwhelming daytime drowsiness and sudden attacks of sleep. People with narcolepsy often find it difficult to stay awake for long periods of time, regardless of the circumstances. Narcolepsy can cause serious disruptions in your daily routine. Sometimes, narcolepsy can be accompanied …

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