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Vertigo (Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, and Home Remedies)

Vertigo (Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, and Home Remedies)

How do medical professionals diagnose vertigo? During an evaluation for vertigo, the health care professional usually asks questions to take a history of the events and symptoms associated with vertigo. This includes medications taken (even over-the-counter medications), recent illnesses, and prior medical problems. Even seemingly unrelated problems may provide a clue as to the underlying […]

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aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid, Bayer, Ecotrin, and others)

aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid, Bayer, Ecotrin, and others)

What is aspirin? How does it work (mechanism of action)? Aspirin is a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) effective in treating fever, pain, and inflammation in the body. It also prevents blood clots (i.e., is antithrombotic). As a group, NSAIDs are non-narcotic relievers of mild to moderate pain of many causes, including Other members of this […]

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sodium chloride solution (intravenous)

sodium chloride solution (intravenous)

What is sodium chloride solution-intravenous, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Our body cells are bathed in a watery fluid that contains primary sodium and chloride ions. These molecules play a vital role in maintaining proper fluid balance and keeping our tissues hydrated. Additionally, sodium is involved in many cell processes such as […]

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Health Tip: Dangers of Teen E-Cigarette Use

Health Tip: Dangers of Teen E-Cigarette Use

(HealthDay News) — Nicotine use among teens is soaring, but not because of traditional cigarettes. E-cigarettes are the most common form of smoking among youth in the United States, the National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens says. Latest Healthy Kids News Although they’re commonly marketed as safer alternatives, they still put teens at risk, […]

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nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin, Furadantin, Macrobid)

nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin, Furadantin, Macrobid)

What is nitrofurantoin (Macrobid, Macrodantin, Furadantin)? What brand names are available for nitrofurantoin? Is nitrofurantoin (Macrobid, Macrodantin, Furadantin) available as a generic drug? Do I need a prescription for nitrofurantoin (Macrobid, Macrodantin, Furadantin)? Why is nitrofurantoin (Macrobid, Macrodantin, Furadantin) prescribed to patients? What are the side effects of nitrofurantoin (Macrobid, Macrodantin, Furadantin)? What is the […]

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Thiazides (Diuretics)

Thiazides (Diuretics)

What are thiazide diuretics, and how do they work? Thiazide diuretics (water pills) are medications that are used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and reduce fluid accumulation in the body. They work by reducing the ability of the kidneys to reabsorb salt and water from the urine and into the body thereby increasing the […]

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irbesartan (Avapro)

irbesartan (Avapro)

What is irbesartan, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Irbesartan is an oral medication that is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and diabetic nephropathy or kidney disease. It belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) which also includes valsartan (Diovan), losartan (Cozaar), and candesartan (Atacand). Angiotensin, formed […]

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Meds for Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Help the Heart — But Maybe Not the Mind

Meds for Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Help the Heart — But Maybe Not the Mind

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest High Blood Pressure News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — While effective at cutting heart risks, blood pressure and cholesterol drugs may not help preserve seniors’ brain health, new research finds. That conclusion came from the tracking of more than 1,600 men and women in 21 countries. Over an […]