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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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Ichthyosis Vulgaris: Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis Ichthyosis Vulgaris: Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis
What is ichthyosis vulgaris?Ichthyosis vulgaris is an inherited or acquired skin condition that occurs when the skin doesn’t shed its dead skin cells. This causes dry, dead skin cells to accumulate in patches on the surface of the skin. It’s also known as “fish scale disease” because the dead skin accumulates in a similar pattern to a fish’s scales. The majority of cases are mild and co
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What to Do When You’re Tired of Type 2 Diabetes What to Do When You’re Tired of Type 2 Diabetes
Looking back on the nine years since my diagnosis, life with type 2 diabetes (T2D) hasn’t exactly been a smooth road.When I was diagnosed, my A1c was through the roof — above 13 percent! Over the 18 months that followed, I managed to reduce my A1c by nearly half with medication, diet, and exercise. At that point, I was confident life with type 2 diabetes would be manageable.But, as they say, l
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Pyogenic Granuloma: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatments Pyogenic Granuloma: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatments
What is a pyogenic granuloma?Pyogenic granulomas are skin growths that are small, round, and usually bloody red in color. They tend to bleed because they contain a large number of blood vessels. They’re also known as lobular capillary hemangioma or granuloma telangiectaticum.These skin growths mainly develop in children and young adults, although they can develop in people of all ages. They’r
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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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Pneumothorax (Collapsed Lung): Types, Symptoms, and Risks Pneumothorax (Collapsed Lung): Types, Symptoms, and Risks
What is a pneumothorax?“Pneumothorax” is the medical term for a collapsed lung. Pneumothorax occurs when air enters the space around your lungs (the pleural space). Air can find its way into the pleural space when there’s an open injury in your chest wall or a tear or rupture in your lung tissue, disrupting the pressure that keeps your lungs inflated.Causes of ruptured or injured chest or l
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Why You Should Let Your Kids Eat ‘Garbage’ Why You Should Let Your Kids Eat ‘Garbage’
Parents who peer into my pantry may be shocked to see a shelf filled with candy, like Milky Ways, Almond Joys, and gummy bears. Unlike most parents, I rarely limit my daughter’s intake of sweets. Nor do I demand that she steer clear of the treat section of the cupboard. While some people may think I’m creating a junk food addict, my parenting practices are based on scientific research.It sound
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Anthropophobia (Anthrophobia): Test, Treatment, and More Anthropophobia (Anthrophobia): Test, Treatment, and More
What is anthropophobia?Anthropophobia, sometimes also spelled anthrophobia, is defined as the fear of people. “Anthro” means people and “phobia” means fear. Although not an explicit clinical disorder in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), it may be considered a specific phobia.Aspects of this phobia can be seen in a variety of other clin
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Epsom Salt for Feet: How It Works, Benefits, and More Epsom Salt for Feet: How It Works, Benefits, and More
Epsom salt for feetEpsom salt is a magnesium sulfate compound, unlike sodium table salt. Epsom salt has been used for hundreds of years as a healing agent and pain reliever. Today, it’s most often added to hot baths and foot soaks to reduce stress.The magnesium in Epsom salt can be absorbed through the skin, increasing magnesium levels in the body. This can reduce swelling and pain related to i
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Best Home Remedies for Premature Ejaculation Best Home Remedies for Premature Ejaculation
OverviewSexual concerns, including premature ejaculation (PE), are relatively common. Premature ejaculation happens when a man climaxes before he or his partner would have wanted during sex. Men dealing with premature ejaculation tend to orgasm within one minute of being stimulated sexually and are usually unable to delay ejaculation. The condition affects as many as 1 out of 3 men, and can lead
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