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Can endometriosis cause leg pain?

Can endometriosis cause leg pain?

Many people with endometriosis experience painful, heavy periods and pelvic pain. Sometimes, endometriosis growths can impact the nerves surrounding the pelvis, which can cause pain in the legs, hips, and buttocks. Experts have only recently begun to recognize how widespread leg pain may be in people with endometriosis. A 2016 study reports that as many […]

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What do the cramps feel like in early pregnancy?

What do the cramps feel like in early pregnancy?

Implantation cramping may be an early sign of pregnancy. Understanding the causes and key differences between implantation cramps and period cramps will help people to recognize them. Implantation cramping is a type of pain sometimes experienced when a fertilized egg attaches itself to the lining of the uterus. This process is called implantation. Cramping sometimes […]

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Can endometriosis make you tired all the time?

Can endometriosis make you tired all the time?

Little formal research has looked into a direct link between endometriosis and fatigue, but there are several reasons why endometriosis can make a person feel tired all the time. The condition occurs when tissue resembling the lining of the uterus grows elsewhere in the body. When this endometrial tissue is present outside the uterus, a […]

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Even minor stress can impact long-term health, study warns

Even minor stress can impact long-term health, study warns

A recent study, supported by the National Institute on Aging and the National Institutes of Health, suggests that even small daily stress factors can lead to health problems later in life. Allowing small stress factors to cause lingering negative emotions may be harmful for your long-term health. That exposure to stress is a risk factor […]

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Plasmapheresis: Side effects and how it works

Plasmapheresis: Side effects and how it works

Plasmapheresis is a medical procedure designed to remove some plasma from the blood. During a plasma exchange, unhealthy plasma is swapped for healthy plasma or a plasma substitute, before the blood is returned to the body. The blood vessels contain plasma. It is a fluid made up of blood cells, platelets, and essential nutrients. During […]

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How can we stop fat cells from fueling cancer?

How can we stop fat cells from fueling cancer?

Cancer cells constantly grow and divide, which means that they need a consistent energy supply. A new study looks at how cancer derives fuel from fat cells and finds a potential mechanism to starve the tumor of its nutrition. Fat cells (depicted here) may be essential for the survival of cancer cells. Cancer is an […]

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Alzheimer’s: Scientists find the cause of evening agitation

Alzheimer’s: Scientists find the cause of evening agitation

A new study has uncovered a biological clock circuit that may explain why people with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia can become more agitated or aggressive in the early evening. People with Alzheimer’s can feel more agitated during the evening. The researchers hope that their findings will lead to new treatments that help […]

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Why do my gums look white?

Why do my gums look white?

White spots on the gums can have many different causes. These can range from mild issues to more severe health conditions. The white spots may be accompanied by other symptoms such as pain or discomfort. The spots can occur individually or in a cluster. In this article, we address the causes and symptoms of white […]

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Is blood actually blue?

Is blood actually blue?

A quick glance at the wrist and it’s easy to understand why people may think their blood is blue. After all, the veins look blue. But is blood blue? The answer is no. In this article, we look at a variety of facts about blood, including color, types, and donation. 1. What color is blood? […]

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What causes calf muscle pain?

What causes calf muscle pain?

Calf pain can be a mild nuisance or be severe enough to prevent a person from walking. There are a variety of conditions that can affect the calf muscles, as well as the blood vessels and other structures around it. Fortunately, many of the causes of calf pain are easily treatable. Causes A variety of […]