Thalassemias are a group of inherited diseases that affect red blood cells. Their symptoms vary in severity. Some people live a normal life, while others need life-long blood transfusions. Read on to learn more about how thalassemia is inherited and how to maximize your health through lifestyle changes and genetic counseling.
Carbon dioxide is everywhere around us and our bodies are constantly at work to balance its concentration in our blood. However, some illness or other factors can throw off this balance and cause respiratory acidosis or hypercapnia, when our blood becomes too acidic from too much carbon dioxide. Read on to learn more about how […]
Serotonin syndrome occurs from a combination of drugs, supplements or foods that increase serotonin to unsafe levels. It can result in confusion, fever, involuntary muscle spasms, seizures or even death. Although somewhat rare, serotonin syndrome is a serious medical condition and anyone consuming products that alter serotonin levels should be aware of the symptoms. Read […]
Ocular migraines are those that cause vision loss in one eye. They are usually harmless but may be accompanied by a headache. Although the direct cause of ocular migraines is unknown, some environmental factors may play a role in their development. Read on to find ways to combat ocular migraines and learn more about the […]
Frequently associated with shaving, ingrown hairs occur when growing hairs curl back into the skin. This causes the formation of round bumps and pustules that may become infected. Major complications are rare, and ingrown hairs are treated in a variety of ways. Read on to learn more about how to avoid and treat ingrown hairs, […]
Characterized by high glucose, ketone, and acid levels in the blood, ketoacidosis is a life-threatening condition that mainly occurs as a complication of poorly managed diabetes. Fortunately, it can be effectively treated with fluids, insulin, and ion therapy. Ketoacidosis is very important to monitor, especially if you have chronic health issues such as diabetes. If […]
There are many types of fainting episodes, and they can even be misdiagnosed. Vasovagal syncope is usually not serious, but it can signal a potentially dangerous medical condition. Being able to recognize a fainting event can greatly improve safety, especially when operating dangerous equipment. Read on to find out about self-diagnostic and prevention techniques. If […]
Have you experienced headaches, tiredness, allergies or other unexplained symptoms associated with the amount of time spent in a specific building or room? You might have “Sick Building Syndrome” which is associated with mold exposure [R].
Our bodies undergo many different changes as we age. Some of these changes are noticeable, such as aches and pains, longer recovery from workouts, and stubborn body fat that you just can’t get rid of. Other changes may go unnoticed if you’re not regularly getting the right lab tests done. As you grow older, many […]