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Blood in the Stool

By on June 27th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

Noticing an occult blood in stool can be very frightening. It can signal a serious problem and so it is important to have it checked right away. There are a lot of reasons for blood in stool. The amount of blood varies from one person to another. Some people experience a bit of blood while […]

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TNF Alpha Inhibitors

By on June 6th, 2017 in Uncategorized

TNF Alpha Inhibitors or Tumor Necrosis Factor inhibitors are a classification of drugs used to treat inflammatory conditions like inflammatory bowel disease, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile arthritis, psoriasis, and ankylosing spondylitis. What these drugs do is they stop the progression of the disease and reduce the inflammatory response by targeting the tumor necrosis factor. […]

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By on June 4th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

Dactylitis pertains to inflammation of the joints in the fingers and toes. What is sausage finger syndrome? It is sometimes called a sausage toe or finger because the digits look like sausages because of inflammation. In severe cases, it can make your fingers rigid that you can’t even make a fist. If you are suffering […]

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How to increase platelet count

By on May 27th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

Platelets circulates within the body and when they recognize damaged blood vessels, they bind together to clot the blood and prevent further bleeding. Platelet is the smallest blood cell and is only visible under the microscope. It is called platelet because it looks like small plates. During injury or damage, the blood vessels will send […]

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By on April 9th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

Hypervolemia Facts Hypervolemia, also known as fluid overload, is an excessive increase in the volume of fluid volume. It is an abnormal increase in blood plasma volume, which causes an elevated blood volume. [4, 2] The condition involves expansion of the volume of extracellular fluid and covers the interstitial and intravascular space. The cause can […]

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Facet Arthropathy

By on March 24th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

What is Facet Arthropathy ? Facet arthropathy has been considered a leading cause of lower back pain for over 50 years. It rarely involves the spinal nerves but can cause great distress and discomfort. The facet joints are those that help with the flexibility in the back. Their scientific name is zygapophyseal joints.  The word […]

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Rectus Abdominis Muscle and Exercises

By on March 18th, 2017 in Anatomy and Body

Rectus abdominis is popularly known as the abs muscle. It is a pair of long and flat muscle extending vertically along the entire length of the abdomen just near the umbilicus. The muscles have string of four fleshy muscular bodies that are joined by narrow bands of tendon. It gives the muscles a lumpy appearance […]

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Ischial Tuberosity

By on March 15th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

Ischial tuberosity has two parts. The ischial comes from the word ischium which is a pelvic bone. On the other hand, tuberosity is a Latin word, which means lump. A person with ischial tuberosity has a bony protrusion, which carries the weight of the body when sitting. Hence, it is tagged as the sitting bone. […]

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Fordyce Spots

By on March 4th, 2017 in Skin

What are Fordyce Spots? Fordyce spots are raised areas of skin located on or around the sexual organs or on the face around the lips. They are harmless and should not cause alarm. The color of these spots can range from pale red to yellow-white. They sometimes are flat and large and sometimes look more […]

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Difference between Arteries and Veins

By on December 31st, 2016 in Uncategorized

Overview of the Circulatory System The circulatory system consists of the heart and blood vessels; hence it is also called the cardiovascular system, where cardio pertains to the heart and vascular pertains to the blood vessels. Blood vessels are composed of arteries, veins, and capillaries. There are two types of circulation: the pulmonary circulation and […]

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