Hypertension management before, during, and after surgery

Anticipating surgery can be an anxious time. If you have high blood pressure (also called high blood pressure), you may have additional concerns about how your general anesthesia will respond. Ideally, your blood pressure will return to normal a

What are genes, DNA and chromosomes?

Genetics is the study of heredity, which means the traits we inherit from our parents and the traits they inherit from their parents, etc. These characteristics are controlled by encoded information in every cell of the body. The genetic

Allowable Amounts on a Health Insurance Policy

when you come across terms allowable amount There can be some confusion about your statement of health insurance benefits (EOB). This article will explain what the allowable amount is and why it matters to how much you will ultimately

What to know about the biguanide (metformin)

Biguanides are a class of drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes and other diseases. They work by reducing the production of glucose during digestion. Metformin is currently the only biguanide drug available for the treatment of diabetes in

What is lymphedema?

lymphedema A buildup of protein and fluid (lymph) in soft tissue that causes swelling, usually in the arms or legs. Cancer treatment as well as cancer itself are common causes. This is because lymph nodes — small structures throughout

6 Causes of Uneven Shifting Teeth

Although you may think your teeth are fixed in place, they actually move and adjust position throughout your life. This is usually normal and not a problem. However, in some cases, this movement can be more pronounced, resulting in

What is enteritis?everything you need to know

Inflammation of the small intestine called enteritis. Inflammation (redness and swelling) can be caused by infection, certain medications, radiation therapy, or chronic medical conditions such as Crohn’s disease or celiac disease. Symptoms may include pain, diarrhea, vomiting, and blood

Newborn Colds: What You Should Know

More than 200 viruses are known to cause the common cold, and sooner or later your baby will encounter one. Babies’ immune systems are immature, so they are less likely to fight off cold-causing bacteria. Most babies have 8

Genital herpes: everything you need to know

genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Herpes simplex virus is a common sexually transmitted infection that affects more than 400 million people worldwide. It has two variants: HSV-1 and HSV-2.

How to Diagnose Psoriasis

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease because the immune system attacks skin cells as if they were harmful. This results in thick, red, scaly patches of skin that can be seen during a physical exam and is usually enough to

COVID by the numbers: April 5, 2022

States are changing how often they report data on COVID-19 cases and deaths as of June 2021. For example, some states report only once a week, or don’t update dashboards on weekends. The numbers included in the charts and

4 types of memory: sensory, short-term, work and long-term

People have several different types of memory, including sensory memory, short-term memory, working memory, and long-term memory. Here’s how they differ and how they can be affected by Alzheimer’s disease. sensory memory Sensory memories are very brief (about three

Do fibroids hurt?

Uterine fibroids (leiomyomas) are noncancerous growths composed of connective tissue and uterine muscle. Fibroids vary in size. Some are as small as a seed, while others are large enough to expand the uterus. You can have one or more

How your semen affects your health

semen It is a cloudy white fluid released from the penis during ejaculation.It consists of sperm cells (called sperm) and a nutrient-rich fluid called semen. The purpose of semen is to transport sperm cells and keep them alive for