What Is Normocytic Anemia? What Is Normocytic Anemia?
Share on PinterestNormocytic anemia is one of many types of anemia. It tends to accompany certain chronic diseases. Symptoms of normocytic anemia are similar to those of other types of anemia. Diagnosing the condition is done through blood tests. There are specific treatments for normocytic anemia, but treating the underlying cause (if there’s any) is usually the priority. What is normocytic
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Is It Bad to Take Ibuprofen on an Empty Stomach? Is It Bad to Take Ibuprofen on an Empty Stomach?
Ibuprofen is one of the most common over-the-counter (OTC) medications used to treat pain, inflammation, and fever. It’s been around for nearly 50 years. Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), and works by blocking cyclooxygenase (COX) enzyme activity. COX activity is responsible for prostaglandin production. Whether ibuprofen is safe to take on an empty stomach really d
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I’m a First-Time Mom with a Chronic Illness — and I’m Not Ashamed I’m a First-Time Mom with a Chronic Illness — and I’m Not Ashamed
In fact, I’m embracing the ways living with my illness has helped to prepare me for what’s to come. Share on PinterestI have ulcerative colitis, a form of inflammatory bowel disease that perforated my bowel, meaning I had to have my large intestine surgically removed and I was given a stoma bag.Ten months later, I had a reversal called an ileo-rectal anastomosis, which means my small intestine
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Absolute Monocytes Explained in Simple Terms Absolute Monocytes Explained in Simple Terms
What are absolute monocytes, also known as abs monocytes?When you get a comprehensive blood test that includes a complete blood count, you may notice a measurement for monocytes, a type of white blood cell. It’s often listed as “monocytes (absolute)” because it’s presented as an absolute number. You may also see monocytes noted as a percentage of your white blood cell cou
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What You Need to Know about Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis What You Need to Know about Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis
What is leukocytoclastic vasculitis? Leukocytoclastic vasculitis (LCV) refers to small blood vessel inflammation. It’s also known as hypersensitivity vasculitis and hypersensitivity angiitis.The word “leukocytoclastic” comes from leukocytoclasia, a process where neutrophils (immune cells) break down and release debris. “Vasculitis” means inflammation of the blood ves
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What Is a Pleural Friction Rub and What Can It Indicate About Your Health? What Is a Pleural Friction Rub and What Can It Indicate About Your Health?
A pleural friction rub is a raspy breathing sound caused by inflammation of the tissues around your lungs. The sound is usually “grating” or “creaky.” It’s also been compared to the sound of walking on fresh snow.Your pleura are two thin layers of tissue that separate your lungs from your chest cavity. One of these pleura layers is tightly attached to your lungs, and
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What to Know About Ureter Stones What to Know About Ureter Stones
Share on PinterestNot sure what a ureter stone is? You’ve probably heard of kidney stones, or you may know someone who’s had a kidney stone. You may even have experienced one yourself. A ureter stone, also known as a ureteral stone, is essentially a kidney stone. It’s a kidney stone that has moved from the kidney into another part of the urinary tract. The ureter is the tube that
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Meet CBG, the New Cannabinoid on the Block Meet CBG, the New Cannabinoid on the Block
Share on PinterestCannabigerol (CBG) is a cannabinoid, meaning it’s one of the many chemicals found in cannabis plants. The most well-known cannabinoids are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), but there’s recently been more interest in the potential benefits of CBG. CBG is considered to be the precursor to other cannabinoids. This is because CBG-A, the acidic form of CBG,
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Cosentyx: Cost, Side Effects, Dosage, and More Cosentyx: Cost, Side Effects, Dosage, and More
What is Cosentyx?Cosentyx is a brand-name prescription medication used for adults. It’s prescribed to treat:Moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. With plaque psoriasis, itchy, red patches form on your skin. The condition is one of many types of psoriasis.Active psoriatic arthritis. With psoriatic arthritis, you develop arthritis (swelling of the joints) in addition to having psoriasis. “Active
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Tremfya: Side Effects, Dosage, Cost, and More Tremfya: Side Effects, Dosage, Cost, and More
What is Tremfya?Tremfya is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s used to treat moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adults. With this condition, red, itchy patches form on your skin. Plaque psoriasis is just one of many types of psoriasis.Tremfya may be an option if you can receive systemic therapy (medication that you take by mouth or as an injection) or phototherapy (treatment with lig
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