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What Causes High Potassium Levels?

Potassium is an essential mineral vital to the proper functioning of the nerves and muscles in your body, including your heart. The normal levels of potassium in the body range from 3.6 to 5.2 millimoles per liter. Having too much potassium in your body, which is known as hyperkalemia and …

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Leukemia Survival Rate

Leukemia is a group of cancers caused by an abnormal production of undeveloped cells or leukocytes. This causes production of abnormal white blood cells which are not fully developed. Leukemia symptoms include bleeding, fatigability, bruising issues and increased risks to infection. The causes of leukemiaare still unknown as of this …

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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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How to Treat Splenic Sequestration

People suffering from sickle cell disease can suffer from splenic sequestration. It is a condition in which red blood cells affected by sickle cell disease get accumulated in the spleen in large quantity. Therefore, the spleen gets enlarged and damaged, resulting in malfunctioning. If the spleen is not working properly, …

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Sudden High Blood Pressure

Your blood pressure changes throughout the day. Sudden fluctuations are also possible depending on your current physical and psychological state. Although there are fluctuations, they may not be that noticeable or serious in some people. Even when their blood pressure changes, it stays within the normal range. However, some people …

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Double Circulatory System

Circulation refers to the movement of substances such as gases and nutrients within your blood vessels as well as cavities throughout your body. The circulatory systems can be closed (as in fish and mammals) or open (as in insects). In case of closed circulator systems, you may notice single circulatory …

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Reentry Supraventricular Tachycardia

Tachycardia is a cardiovascular condition that is characterized by a faster than normal heart rate. Supraventricular tachycardia (also known as SVT) is a term that denotes the origin of the SVT i.e. above the level of ventricle. Supraventricular tachycardia can be further classified into atrial tachycardia, atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia …

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