Drug Side Effects and Heart Attacks

Heart Attack

Sold under the retailed name, Celebrex, Celecoxib is essentially a COX-2 inhibitor. It is among the very few COX-2 inhibitor drugs still available for patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and menstrual cramping pains. In fact, it is the only high-potency COX-2 inhibitor still being sold in the United States. Manufactured by Pharmacia Corporation, Celebrex has been associated with some serious drug side effects like heart attacks. It is known to increase the risk of developing blood clotting or embolism that can lead to a stroke. The only other, commonly known COX-2 inhibitor, Bextra by Pfizer was withdrawn from the market after increasing reports of allergic skin reactions and cardiovascular problems. Celebrex is just one of the many drugs prescribed today that are known to increase the risk of suffering a heart attack. One such case is that of Vioxx that was also recalled from the market and since then, more

Blood Pressure and Heart Attack Symptom

blood pressure

Blood pressure and heart attack symptoms are closely related since a rise in blood pressure levels is considered a direct deterrent to the cardiovascular health of an individual. The relationship between blood pressure and heart attack symptom can be better understood if you have a basic understanding of how the heart functions. Please note that the heart is essentially a muscular organ. The muscles here are called cardiac muscles and they are constantly in action that keeps the heart pumping and these muscles need a steady supply of oxygenated blood. The heart is supplied with oxygen-rich blood by a group of blood vessels, called the coronary bloods vessels. The coronary vessels are responsible for bringing oxygenated blood to the heart, i.e. among the outer cells of the heart’s outer layers, from where oxygen is absorbed by the cardiac cells and transferred to the inner cardiac tissues. This basic method is

Common Eye Conditions

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Glaucoma Glaucoma is group of diseases that cause damage to the nerve fibers within the eye.  Some reasons this may happen include an increased pressure within the eye, weak ocular structures and nerves, or poor fluid drainage within the eye.  Increased pressure within the eye damages healthy nerve fibers and eventually causes their death.  Nerve fibers within the eye do not regenerate and cause vision loss.  Most glaucoma is painless and visual field defects are not noticeable by the patient until they are quite advanced.  Other factors that put a patient at risk for glaucoma include race (Hispanics and Blacks are more prone to glaucoma at a younger age), steroid drug use, eye trauma, family history, increased age, and diabetes mellitus.  A comprehensive eye examination at Hamilton Family Eyecare is the best way to avoid the detrimental effects of glaucoma.  Dr. Hamilton is considered an optometric glaucoma specialist by the state

Cardiovascular heart disease

Cardiovascular heart disease

Cardiovascular heart disease is a collective term describing a number of diseases that affects the heart. It includes diseases affecting the blood vessels, arrhythmias, infections and defects during birth which are called congenital heart defects. A lot of these conditions can be prevented with healthy lifestyle choices and treated. Common symptoms of cardiovascular heart disease There are varying symptoms of cardiovascular or heart disease depending on the type you currently have. Those that primarily affect the blood vessels causing inadequate circulation of blood to the heart, brain and other parts of the body may manifest as chest pain, difficulty of breathing and numbness, coldness, weakness or pain on the extremities especially if they did not receive adequate blood supply. In some cases, cardiovascular diseases are left undiagnosed until such time when the condition already worsens that it could result to a heart attack, stroke and consequently heart failure. If you are high risk for

Acuvue Bifocals For Complete Vision Correction

Acuvue Bifocals

For many years contacts were a great option for people with specific types of vision problems but for those that needed bifocal or multifocal types of lenses contacts weren't an effective option. Some people dealt with this by wearing contacts for one vision problem and also carrying glasses to deal with any other vision deficits. Now Acuvue bifocals offer you all the benefits of bifocal glasses in streamlined, comfortable and thin contact that will allow you to see both near and far without the need for additional glasses or vision aids. Those with presbyopia will finally have an option to help them see both near and far without having to carry reading glasses everywhere they go. Differences vs. other types of contact lenses : Contact wearers that have tried other types of lenses may have to adjust slightly to the thinness of the Acuvue bifocals. Generally this is an easy adjustment that is