BEAUTY

Multiple Sclerosis and Radiology: What You Should Know Multiple Sclerosis and Radiology: What You Should Know
What is multiple sclerosis?Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease of your central nervous system (CNS). It’s thought to be the result of an immune system attack. MS causes demyelination, or the damage of myelin. This is the protective layer that surrounds your nerve fibers. As scar tissue (lesions) forms, it interferes with nerve signals within the CNS.People with relapsing-remitting MS e
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Microalbuminuria Test: Purpose, Procedure, and Results Microalbuminuria Test: Purpose, Procedure, and Results
What is a microalbuminuria test?If your doctor believes you may be at risk for kidney damage or kidney disease, it’s likely that you’ve had or will have a microalbuminuria test. The microalbuminuria test is a urine test that measures the amount of albumin in your urine.Albumin is a protein that your body uses for cell growth and to help repair tissues. It’s normally present in the blood. A
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ELISA, Western Blot, and Other Tests for HIV ELISA, Western Blot, and Other Tests for HIV
About HIV testingHIV is a virus that attacks the immune system. If HIV infection isn’t treated, a person can develop AIDS, which is a prolonged and often fatal condition. HIV is spread through vaginal, oral, or anal sexual contact. It’s also spread through blood, blood factor products, injection drug use, and breast milk.To test for HIV, a series of blood screenings may be done, including one
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Idiopathic Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Idiopathic Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
What is idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension?Idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH) is a lung disorder characterized by high blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries. In this instance, “idiopathic” means that the cause of the pulmonary artery hypertension is unknown.The primary job of your pulmonary arteries is to carry blood from the right side of your heart to your lungs. T
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GHD: Keeping Track of Your Child’s Growth GHD: Keeping Track of Your Child’s Growth
Once your child starts receiving growth hormone treatments for growth hormone deficiency (GHD), a lot will change. Most importantly, your child will grow.A doctor will monitor and measure your child’s development, but you can also keep track at home. Here’s what to expect when keeping tabs on your child’s growth.What to expect once treatment startsYou probably won’t start noticing any heig
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Crippling Anxiety: Symptoms, Depression, Treatment, and More Crippling Anxiety: Symptoms, Depression, Treatment, and More
Health and wellness touch each of us differently. This is one person’s story.At first, I had no idea that I had an anxiety disorder. I was overwhelmed at work and feeling more emotional than usual, so I took some sick leave to get my head straight. I’d read that time off can help you feel more positive and experience less depression, so I was certain that some rest would have me feeling right
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DVT and Alcohol: Risks, Benefits, Types of Alcohol, and More DVT and Alcohol: Risks, Benefits, Types of Alcohol, and More
Alcohol and DVT riskThere are conflicting studies on the effects of alcohol and the risk for deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVT occurs when a blood clot forms in a vein of the leg or other location deep in the body. It can restrict blood flow to the area around the clot, but it can also break free of the deep vein and travel to the lungs.The blood clot can lodge in an artery in the lungs and become
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4 Immune-Boosting Smoothies Recipes by a Celebrity Nutritionist 4 Immune-Boosting Smoothies Recipes by a Celebrity Nutritionist
 When it comes to helping my clients’ diets, I have them start each day with one of my signature immune-boosting, be-well smoothies. But how does a tasty smoothie support your body? Well, the greens in each smoothie contain the vitamins and minerals your body needs for hormonal balance. The fiber from the greens also feeds the microbiome in your gut, which ensures that you absorb these vitamin
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Choking on Saliva: What Causes It and How to Prevent It Choking on Saliva: What Causes It and How to Prevent It
OverviewSaliva is a clear liquid produced by the salivary glands. It aids in digestion and contributes to oral health by washing bacteria and food from the mouth. The body produces about 1 to 2 liters of saliva each day, which most people swallow without noticing. But sometimes saliva doesn’t flow easily down the throat and can cause choking.Although choking on saliva happens to everyone from t
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When Can Babies Eat Honey? Risks, Benefits, and Tips When Can Babies Eat Honey? Risks, Benefits, and Tips
OverviewExposing your baby to a variety of new foods and textures is one of the most exciting parts of the first year. Honey is sweet and mild, so parents and caregivers may think it’s a good choice as a spread on toast or a natural way to sweeten other items. However, experts recommend waiting until after your baby’s first birthday to introduce honey into their diet. This includes mass-produ
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