What is Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a variety of arthritis in which the bones undergo undue calcium loss, resulting in decreased bone density. Loss of calcium and reduced bone density may cause brittle bones and fractures. Menopause and Osteoporosis Women are more at risk for developing osteoporosis. They become even more prone to developing it after the age of 40, after the onset of menopause. After menopause, women begin to produce less estrogen. Estrogen is involved in helping the bones stay strong since it helps retain calcium.

Lung Cancer, Radon and Asbestos

Researchers have associated numerous risk factors with lung cancer, and most are related to smoking. However, the chances of developing lung cancer can also be increased by: Smoking Exposure to Radon Exposure to Asbestos Exposure to Pollution Exposure to certain diseases Family or Personal History of cancer Aging If you are exposed to any of the above, and you also smoke, then you are far more likely to develop lung cancer and other serious health issues.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinoma is the second most prevalent form of skin cancer; twenty percent of all patients diagnosed yearly have this type of skin cancer. That means nearly two hundred thousand Americans a year are found to have Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Tumors common to SCC do tend to stay on the skin, but sometimes they spread especially if they remain untreated. Thats when they are dangerous. Risk Factors The people most at risk for Squamous cell carcinoma are, like most skin cancers, fair skinned blonds or red heads with blue, grey or green eyes.

Malignant Melanoma

There are three forms of cancer of the skin or skin cancer and the most dangerous of all is a cancer of the melancytes. Skin cancer in the melancytes expresses as a tumor in those cells that produce melanin which is a substance which helps to colour your skin. When it comes to the skin cancer malignant melanoma, the result is that the cells which decide what color your skin, eyes and hair is, and how easily you tan, develop abnormal characteristics and a colored mole for instance may begin to change shape or color.

Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Merkel cell carcinoma is a form of skin cancer that is quite rare, occurring just below the skin or more often in the hair follicles. It is more common amongst people over sixty or people who have had organ transplants. The consensus is that because of the drugs that become necessary to take in order to suppress the immune system, so that the transplanted organ will not be rejected, this cancer is able to get a foothold.

Skin Cancer

Currently, one of the most common cancers worldwide is skin cancer. More accurately, there are three forms of cancer of the skin, as there are 3 main types of skin cancer. The most common, and least dangerous is a so called rodent ulcer, or basal cell carcinoma, followed by the skin cancer called Squamous cell carcinoma and finally we have what I would consider to be the most well known form of skin cancer, which while it is the most lethal is also the rarest; malignant melanoma.

Basal Cell Carcinoma

The most common of all the types of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma affects seventy five percent of all skin cancer sufferers. This was at one time a disease mostly of older men, particularly those who had been in outdoor careers like construction workers. Studies are showing changes in this trend in recent years, with more woman developing basal cell carcinoma, and the age of discovery of this disease lowering somewhat, but more old men are still affected.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), is the most common form of the sleep disorder. An estimated twelve million Americans are affected each year, and over 50% are prone to loud snoring and are overweight or obese. For reasons unknown, OSA is more common in males than females and in people who have large as opposed to medium or small neck measurements. Blockages In obstructive sleep apnea a persons airways are blocked during the night, therefore breathing ceases.