by Ayaz M. Samadani, M.D.
This book discusses and focuses on four major organs of the body. Their relationship with each other and inter-dependency is explained. It describes how to help recognize malfunction or diseases of these organs. Three Filters and a Pump describe how physiology and pathology are inter-related. The Pump being the heart and the Three Filters are the liver, the lungs and the kidneys. Readers will understand the structure, function and ailments of these organs of the body.
Approximately one million people die each year from heart disease and strokes. In other words approximately 2,600 people die each day due to heart disease. Cardiovascular disease remains the number one killer in the nation. High blood pressure and diabetes are a major cause of diseases involving the heart, the liver, the lungs and the kidneys. Over 88,000 people are waiting for an organ transplant. Nearly half a million people are on kidney dialysis.
With improved technology, better and early diagnosis people are living longer. As people are living longer so their vital organs have to continue to function longer. Life style changes have definite benefits, promoting longevity and good health. This book provides basic knowledge necessary for every one to understand the mechanism behind the health maintenance