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What to know about acidosis

What to know about acidosis

Acidosis refers to high levels of acid in the body. The body needs to maintain a balance of acidity for optimal health. If the body becomes too acidic or too alkaline, this can cause serious health problems. High levels of acid in the body cause the body to compensate and try to remove the acid. […]

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What to know about hepatic encephalopathy

What to know about hepatic encephalopathy

Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a decline in brain function that results from a build-up of toxins in the blood. The condition occurs when a person’s liver cannot remove sufficient toxins from the bloodstream. People with acute liver damage or advanced liver disease are at risk of developing HE. Keep reading for more information about the […]

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What can cause red blood cells in urine?

What can cause red blood cells in urine?

Red blood cells (RBC) can be present in urine even when they are not visible to a person. The medical term for RBC in the urine is hematuria. There are two types of hematuria. One is called “gross hematuria,” which occurs when a person can see the blood in their urine. The other type is […]

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How to identify fleabites and bed bug bites

How to identify fleabites and bed bug bites

Both bed bugs and fleas can leave multiple bites. In many cases, these bites can be intensely itchy and irritating. Fleas are a common pet care concern. They are particularly common among pets that do not undergo preventative flea treatment. Bed bugs are also common, especially in communal living environments such as nursing homes and […]

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How long do blood tests results take?

How long do blood tests results take?

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What to know about heart murmurs

What to know about heart murmurs

A heart murmur is an abnormal sound that the blood makes as it moves through the heart. Doctors can hear a heart murmur through a stethoscope. Murmurs can be benign or indicate a serious heart condition. Research estimates that heart murmurs affect up to 72% of children. Most often, the murmur will go away with […]

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Aplastic anemia: Everything you need to know

Aplastic anemia: Everything you need to know

Aplastic anemia is a medical condition that damages stem cells in a person’s bone marrow. These cells are responsible for making red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets, which are vital to human health. Doctors believe various conditions can cause aplastic anemia, while the disease itself ranges in severity from mild to life threatening. […]

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What do different TSH levels mean?

What do different TSH levels mean?

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What are blood cleansers, and do they work?

What are blood cleansers, and do they work?

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Should you pop a hemorrhoid?

Should you pop a hemorrhoid?

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