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Shotty Lymph Nodes

Lymph nodes are a group of cells that are enclosed in connective tissue capsules, and are categorized as lymphocytes and macrophages. Lymphocytes manufacture proteins which capture bacteria and foreign bodies, while Macrophages break down the captured matter; together they protect the body by destroying pathogens. They filter lymph fluid too. When the lymph nodes become […]

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Blood Clot in Finger

A blood clot in the finger, which is called a thrombus in the finger, is caused by local aggregation of blood in damaged vessels and tissues of the finger. A blood clot is formed by the normal reaction of our bodies to avoid excessive bleeding due to injury. It is dangerous to have blood clots […]

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High Liver Count

High Liver Count is a condition that occurs when your blood has high levels of the liver enzymes. Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) and/or Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST). If these enzymes are found in high concentrations, then they are an indication that there is some damage to the liver, or some level of inflammations. When these are in […]

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Itchy Lips

Itchy lips is a condition that occurs commonly, and many people tend to ignore the issue. However, it would be a good idea to try and figure out why you have this itchiness. Itchy lips can be a sign that you have a serious infection and you should seek medical attention when it is too […]

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Swelling under Tongue

The tongue may appear small, but is very important in that it helps in oral cleansing, deglutition, taste, mastication, and articulation. This flexible organ is part of oral cavity, partly located in the pharynx. Often, people fail to look at what’s happening beneath the tongue and do so after they have some pain or suspect […]

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Pressure in Temples

The temple area refers to the region on the sides of the head in line with your eyes. Experiencing pressure in your temples region is, unfortunately, common affecting your performance of life activities. Although milder than pain in temples, the pressure in the temple can manifest in a tension headache or a debilitating headache with […]

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Mermaid Syndrome

Mermaid syndrome is a very rare congenital development disorder that is characterized by anomalies affecting the lower spine and limbs. This disorder may also be referred in other names as sirenomelus or midline disorder Usually, affected infants have partial or complete fusion of the lower limbs. There may be other additional malfunctions, which may be […]

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Solar Plexus Pain

You probably have heard of solar plexus and its associated pain. When you talk of solar plexus, it consists of a complex network of arteries and nerves located below the xiphoid process, a part of the breast bone. The nerves and arteries are found above the stomach and below the breast bone’s xiphoid process. To […]

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Cracked Toenails

Your toenails are tough as they need to in order to protect them from all possible traumas. Such trauma can harm the nails during everyday life activities like walking, running or if you put on ill fitting shoes. However, toenails are not indestructible; they can crack, split or break. Toenails can also suffer from fungal […]

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How are antibodies produced?

Antibodies are Y-shaped specialized proteins used by the immune system to identify and remove antigens and other foreign bodies such as viruses. They are also known as immunoglobulins and they move through the bloodstream to assist the body in defending itself against harmful antigens. Antigens include all those substances that evoke an immune response such […]

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