Category Archives: Downtown Medical Services

Vitamin B12 Deficiency Occurring Secondary to Pernicious Anemia

Vitamin B12 Deficiency Occurring Secondary to Pernicious Anemia

Introduction to Vitamin B12 Vitamin B12 is an alternative name for a water soluble vitamin called cobalamin. It is found in variable amount in meat, poultry, fish and dairy products. It is not found in plants and this is why vegans are more likely to suffer from its deficiency. Vitamin B12 is aimed to perform […]

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What Everyone Should Know About Kidney Stones

What Everyone Should Know About Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are composed of small deposits of minerals and can occur secondary to a number of different conditions. Except for causing pain that may be quite severe, they usually don’t cause anypermanent damage to the kidneys. Most of the times they can be managed effectively by simply drinking plenty of water and using pain […]

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Graves Disease - Symptoms and Risk Factors

Graves Disease – Symptoms and Risk Factors

Graves disease is an auto-immune disease characterized by the overproduction of thyroid hormones. There are many other diseases involving thyroid gland as well as some rare conditions that don’t actually involve thyroid gland itself but still can cause excessive production of thyroid hormones however Graves disease is by far regarded as the most common cause […]

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Influenza Downtown Medical Center Informing about Risks

Influenza? Downtown Medical Center Informing about Risks

Influenza is viral infection involving respiratory tract. It is often referred to as flu however keep in mind that it is different from the stomach flu, that is an infection involving gastrointestinal tract manifesting in the form of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. It is caused by influenza virus that is of three types, A, B […]

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Essential Vitamins for Skin and Eyes Better Health

Essential Vitamins for Skin and Eyes Better Health

Maintenance of the skin integrity, vision and eyes better health, an adequate immune system along with an important role in growth , development are some of the scientifically established functions of the vitamin A as discussed here. What are Essential Vitamins? The chemical substances required for the adequate functioning and better health of the human […]

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Low Testosterone Impacts on Men's Health

Low Testosterone: Impacts on Men’s Health

Low Testosterone level at any stage of life can have a number of impacts on men’s health. Low testosterone level can cause a decrease in the muscles mass leaving the man thin and lean. It may also cause a loss of body hairs.  In addition a low testosterone may also cause a decrease in size of […]

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Angina, Types, Risk Factors and Treatment

Angina Types, Risk Factors and Treatment

What is Angina? Angina is a term used to define chest pain occurring in the settings of a heart problem called coronary artery disease. It is also known as angina pectoris that is found to cause disability and decrease the quality of life. The epidemiologic research indicates it to be a common problem, affecting millions […]

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Headache Types

Do You Know the Common Types of Headaches?

Headache is a term used to define pain involving head and neck. It is technically referred to as cephalalgia.  It is a non-specific but most common symptom of disorders involving nervous system. According to the reports published by WHO in 2012, the prevalence of headache in adults was about 47%.  In a similar report published […]

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Male Infertility

Male Infertility Secondary to Infections, Genetic Disorders, and Erectile Dysfunction

Infertility is defined as the inability of a couple to conceive a child despite trying i.e having a regularly timed, unprotected sexual intercourse for at least one year.  It is a common problem that is found to affect about 10-15% of the couples in the United States with an equally high incidence in the rest […]

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