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When To Worry About A Bruise

Bruises develop after bumps or falls and are a result of ruptured blood vessels under the skin. When these tiny blood vessels tear, a little blood seeps out and gets accumulated in the tissues; it takes form of a bruise and is visible as a purplish or bluish red area …

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Swollen Ankles and Legs

Swollen legs, ankles and feet are common and are usually the outcome of fluid retention or edema. You will notice the skin about the swollen area is stretched. To confirm you have water retention in legs, ankles or feet, your doctor will gently press a finger over your foot to …

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Low Resting Heart Rate

The number of beats per minute (BPM) of your heart is your heart rate, and what’s too slow for you may depend on your age and physical condition. Physically active adults and athletes often have a low resting heart rate, but it’s not causing problems. Older people are more prone …

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Is Glandular Fever Contagious?

Glandular fever is also referred to as infectious mononucleosis. It is a viral infection that most often occurs in the later teen years and in those who are young adults. It has been found to be more common in men than in women for unknown reasons. The infection is caused …

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Coffee and Blood Pressure

A cup of coffee is something one looks forward to while working late to finish the project. But, with increasing negligence of one’s body clock, bad eating habits and lack of proper exercise come with inevitable health problems, especially hypertension, forcing an already suffering person to think twice before taking …

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Can Stress Cause High Blood Pressure?

Hypertension or high blood pressure contributes to more than 1,000 deaths per year. Over 50 million Americans are dealing with this condition. No knowledge about the causes of high pressure is one of the biggest reasons why more and more people are becoming a victim of this potentially life-threatening condition. …

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Upper Extremity Veins

The upper extremities including the arms and hands have a big network of blood vessels called arteries and veins. The veins are thin-walled blood vessels that carry blood from tissues toward the heart and lungs, where oxygen is added, to be pumped and circulated back to the tissues through the …

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Blood Transfusion Procedure

When you suffer from significant blood loss due to surgery or trauma, you will most likely go through a blood transfusion procedure to save your life. During the process, you will receive blood cells from a donor into your bloodstream. This will prevent you from becoming anemic and save you …

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Multiple Myeloma Life Expectancy

Multiple myeloma is a cancer in which cancer cells develop in bone marrow and start eliminating healthy blood cells. These cancer cells also produce abnormal proteins that cause serious damage to the kidneys. As it affects your ability to fight infection, you experience its effects in more than one area …

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