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Pulmonary hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension is a form of high blood pressure that involves the arteries in the lungs and right side of the heart. In one variant of pulmonary hypertension, the small-sized arteries in the lungs becomes blocked or damaged, thus making it hard for blood to flow to the lungs and places pressure on the arteries. […]

Getting rid of croup

Croup is an infection affecting the respiratory system such as the larynx, trachea and the bronchial tubes in the lungs. Croup is a condition that develops in children which is usually caused by viral infections in the upper airways, throat and surrounding tissues with a distinctive barking cough. It is important to note that croup […]

Nasal polyps

Nasal polyps are soft and non-cancerous, tear-drop shaped growths that develop inside the sinuses and nose. They are usually found around in the area where the sinuses open into the nasal cavity. The polyps do not cause pain, but they can become large and cause blockage of the airways which makes it hard to smell […]

Sore throat

A sore throat is also known as pharyngitis. In most cases, this can be caused by an underlying condition such as the flu or strep throat. A sore throat can be caused by a virus or bacteria when breathing through the mouth or being exposed to a variety of irritants. If another condition is causing […]

electrical injury

First Aid for Electrical Injuries

Electrical injuries occur when an electrical current passes through the body that causes inadvertent damage and burns to the internal organs thereby affecting their functions. Faulty electrical lines, machinery and appliances may result in an electrical injury. Others causes of electrical injuries may occur with contact with household wiring or power lines. There are a number of factors that […]

Prevalence of Sleep Apnea: How Important is Canadian First Aid?

For many, learning Canadian first aid is only ideal for people who are living in accident-prone areas or for people who are currently surrounded with friends or loved ones who have formally diagnosed and chronic medical conditions such as Diabetes or Myocardial Infarction. What they do not realize is that learning about Canadian first aid […]