Dr Mike C

Blood Tests That Indicate Diabetes

In America, it is estimated that one person in twelve has diabetes. However, nearly six million Americans are diabetic but have yet to be diagnosed. There are a number of blood tests that indicate diabetes based on comparing results on blood drop samples and test sticks against reference values.

Is Glaucoma A Symptom Of Lupus?

Lupus is an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks its own healthy tissue. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness. It is often due to raised intra-ocular pressure, which causes damage to the optic nerve of the victim. This raises a question: Is glaucoma a symptom of lupus?

Osteoporosis Post Menopause

A woman’s fertility begins at puberty with the onset of the first menstrual bleeding and ends at the menopause. Both of these events are marked by hormonal changes in a woman’s body. The risk of osteoporosis post menopause increases due to a decline in estrogen levels. It can be treated by HRT.

Lung Problems That Cause Chest Pain

There are many lung problems that cause the sufferer to experience chest pain. This article looks at some of these conditions and symptoms. The symptoms of heart attack are also provided although the cause has nothing to do with a lung problem.

How Fast Does Testicular Cancer Spread?

In the 1970’s, testicular cancer was a death sentence in the western world; 90% of victims would die from the disease. This has been turned around with advances in cancer treatment, detection and understanding. Today, 95% of men diagnosed with the disease will survive it.

Cystoid Macular Edema

Cystoid macular edema is a condition where fluid filled cysts form at the back of the retina (macula). The symptoms may involve the perception of straight lines as being wavy and the vision may take on a pinkish hue. Usually, the condition will spontaneously improve, but it can be treated.

Delayed Allergic Reaction to Insect Stings and Bites

Almost all of us will have suffered stings and insect bites at some time. For most of us, it represents a painful and irritating experience, but for some, an insect sting or bite can cause an allergic reaction at once or in the hours and days following the incident – a delayed allergic reaction.

Exercise and Induced Anaphylaxis

Asthma and allergies affect many people in the western world. In extreme cases, allergies and asthmatic attacks may lead to anaphylactic shock which needs urgent medical attention and can be fatal. In some cases, anaphylaxis will occur during, or shortly after, the victim has exercised.