• Can low-back pain be due to lumbar-artery disease?

    This is a picture of the abdominal aorta and all of the arteries that branch off of it. The abdominal aorta  is the largest artery in the abdomen that provides blood to the organs and tissues of the abdomen, pelvis, and legs. It branches off into several places to form major arteries of the abdomen. One of the places that

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  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: An interview with the 27 year old who’s heart stopped for 4 minutes

    What is Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy? It is a genetic disease caused by mutations in the MYBPC3 gene. The MYBPC3 gene provides instructions for making cardiac myosin binding protein C (cardiac MyBP-C), which is found in heart (cardiac) muscle cells. In Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, there is an abnormal thickening of the heart muscle with the potential blockage of blood flow and

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  • The Most Important Test For Alzheimer’s, Stroke & Heart Attack

      What is Homocysteine? Homocysteine is a waste product of the metabolism of proteins. Homocysteine can build up (kind of like a toxin) when there isn’t enough B vitamins to reduce it, so that it may be excreted. Another common reason why Homocysteine can build up is if you have the MTHFR gene mutation, which

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