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Archive for June, 2011

TYPES OF HEART DISEASE: HEART FAILURE DUE TO CARDIOMYOPATHY – TYPES OF CARDIOMYOPATHY

There are three basic types of cardiomyopathy, which are distinguished by the kind of muscle problem involved:1. Dilated cardiomyopathy, in which the heart muscle becomes weak and the heart chambers subsequently enlarge (dilate).2. Hypertrophic (hyper means “over,” trophic means “nourishment”) cardiomyopathy,^ which the heart muscle itself/is much thicker than normal    3. Restrictive cardiomyopathy, in […]

LOGICAL ANALYSIS OF POSTURE: EXERCISE & BACK TO GENESIS

ExerciseIf skeletal or voluntary muscles that participate in lifting, carrying and movement, do not participate in maintaining erect posture, why then exercise them so vigorously to treat and prevent backache and back-related problems? So much money and hype have gone into the fitness industry from the latest gadgets to muscle-building supplements and yet, other than […]

NATURAL HISTORY OF TYPE 1 DIABETES: EFFECT OF INTENSIVE MANAGEMENT – RETINOTHERAPY – THE DESIGN OF THE DCCT

The design of the DCCT included a group of recently diagnosed type 1 diabetics with disease duration of 1-5 years and no retinopathy to explore the primary prevention of retinopathy (n = 726 patients). A second group had diabetes of up to 15 years’ duration and only background retinopathy (n = 715 patients). This group […]