Evidence of a fatty liver is considered almost a guarantee among people who consistently drink heavily. But about 40 percent of people who drink in moderation also may show signs of a fatty liver. When it is not found in combination with cirrhosis or more advanced stages of alcoholic liver disease, fatty liver disease alone does not typically cause symptoms, so it is possible that many people have the condition without being aware of it.
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Who needs an implantable cardioverter defibrillator?
An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator is recommended for people who are at high risk for cardiac arrest. In most instances, people who have had prior heart damage as a result of heart attacks or “cardiomyopathy,” typically an inherited heart muscle disease, are at high risk for cardiac arrest. People at high risk have a poorly contracting heart muscle.
Also, there are some people with a normally contracting heart who have inherited instability of the heart rhythm. This includes “long QT syndrome” and similar conditions.
The defibrillator acts as a protective “parachute” that corrects dangerous heart rhythm disorders with an electrical shock. Recent news stories to the contrary, most defibrillators placed by heart rhythm specialists are appropriate to protect high-risk patients, who succeed admirably.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
What is a podiatrist?
Podiatrists are health professionals who diagnose and treat medical and surgical problems and injuries of the feet and ankles, such as corns, warts, plantar fasciitis, bunions, or hammer toes. They also perform reconstructive surgery.
Podiatrists provide extended care for people who need it, such as those with foot problems caused by diabetes.
Podiatrists must have at least 90 semester hours of undergraduate study and then go to a 4-year college of podiatric medicine. After receiving their podiatry degree, most podiatrists spend another 2 to 4 years in a hospital-based residency program. Podiatrists can be board-certified through the Council on Podiatric Medical Education. Certification is not required in every state.
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