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Alzheimer’s disease is the most common of a large group of disorders known as “dementias”. It is an irreversible disease of the brain in which the progressive degeneration of brain cells causes thinking ability and memory to deteriorate. Alzheimer’s disease also affects behaviour, mood and emotions, and the ability to perform daily living activites.
Early in pregnancy the cells can be tested for some genetic problems the baby might have. Your primary healthcare provider may advise you to have this test at this time if:
Amputation is the loss of all or part of a body part on the outside of your body. It may be something as small as a fingertip or it may be an entire arm or leg.
An anal fissure is a small tear in the skin of the anus. The anus is the opening of the rectum where bowel movements (BMs) leave the body. Anal fissures are a fairly common problem.
Anemia is a blood problem. It can be either:
Anesthesia is a medicine given during childbirth, surgery or a procedure so that you won’t feel pain. It helps keep you relaxed and calm during the procedure. The type of anesthesia you have will depend on your medical history, any allergies you have to medicines, the results of any tests you have and a physical...
Angina is a feeling of tightness, squeezing, or discomfort in your chest. It happens when the heart does not get enough oxygen-rich blood.
Angiograms are X-ray pictures of blood vessels. Your primary healthcare provider will put a very thin, flexible tube called a catheter into a blood vessel. A contrast dye may be used to see the blood vessels more clearly. The dye can be seen on X-rays and helps your primary healthcare provider check the inside of...
Angioplasty is a procedure for stretching open a blocked artery using a thin catheter with a balloon at the end. A metal mesh device called a stent is usually left in the artery to help keep the blood vessel open.
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