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What Happens After a Stroke?

Do you know what happens after a stroke? There are several possible results, depending on the health conditions of the individuals. Stroke occurs due to blood clot in the arteries or bleeding in the brain. The initial treatment for stroke includes medication to break the clot and prevent further damage to the brain. Once …

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Iron Sucrose Injection

An iron deficiency can cause serious concerns to an individual’s health if not treated, as the human body requires iron to produce red blood cells, which are essential to good health. When someone has an iron deficiency, often due to chronic kidney disease, an iron sucrose injection is given, this …

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Poor Circulation in Fingers

Do you wonder why your fingers become dull and cold in the winter? This happens due to poor circulation in your fingers. This usually happens when you have a type of peripheral vascular disease. However, a number of other factors also go into causing poor circulation in your hands. Let’s …

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What’s My Blood Type?

Many people are not aware of their blood type. You might not know what your blood type is until you get a blood test for some reason, or you are asked to donate some blood for a loved one. Your blood type depends on the genes you inherit from your …

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Massive Blood Transfusion

Trauma and other issues that lead to the need for a massive blood transfusion are urgent matters. The reason that large quantities of blood are given is because the body has lost too much blood to function properly. It always happens in surgeries, childbirth, trauma due to accidents, and bleeding …

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Resting Blood Pressure

Your blood pressure tells a lot about your general health. High blood pressure or hypertension can lead to several heart related issues and other medical conditions. One in every three US adults have hypertension, and only about half of these people take steps to keep their blood pressure under check. …

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Pulmonary Embolism Death

Sometimes a blood clot can move into a major blood vessel and cause blockage. This condition is pulmonary embolism, which can cause life-threatening complications in case the clot is large. Usually, the clots are small but they can still cause damage to the lung. A larger clot can stop the …

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What Is Buerger’s Disease?

In 1908, Leo Buerger reported a rare disease which affected the hands and feet and was named Buerger’s disease or thromboangiitis obliterans. This disease is more prevalent in the Middle East and Far East. However, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics, the incidence of this …

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