Archive | January, 2017

What is an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)?

An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator is a device that fixes an erratic heart rate or rhythm and prevent sudden death. This battery-powered device is inserted within the chest that is affixed to one or two wires that go into the heart via a vein. One might require an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator if he/she has experienced a serious episode […]

Heat rash

Heat rash is described as a reddened or pinkish rash found on body parts covered by clothing. It can develop if the sweat ducts are clogged and swell and often results to itchiness and discomfort. This is quite common among infants but can occur in adults in humid, hot climates. What are the causes? Among […]

What is type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes develops if the body could not properly utilize insulin or if the pancreas could not produce enough. Insulin is a hormone that helps the cells of the body utilize sugar for energy. In addition, it also helps the body store surplus sugar in fat, muscle and liver cells. If there is inadequate […]