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Dependent Edema

Edema is a medical term that refers to swelling. Most body parts swell as a result of inflammation or injury. The whole body can be affected or just a small area. Edema usually occurs once the minor blood vessels start leaking and discharge fluids to the nearby tissues. This excess fluid will build up and […]

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Discoid Atelectasis

The collapse of part of the whole of the lungs is a condition known as discoid atelectasis. The collapsed part does not re-inflate properly and is therefore devoid of any airflow. Discoid atelectasis is usually a side effect of anesthesia use during surgery. This happens to patients who have been bedridden for long periods of […]

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Iron Saturation

Iron saturation has been known to vary from time to time, and one should know when the range is sufficient of not. When you have low iron saturation, you may experience anemic symptoms and you should seek iron tests from your lab. Here you will see some of the tests, and what happens, when you […]

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Atrophic Kidney

Atrophic kidney is a medical term used to describe a condition of shrinkage of kidney. Atrophic tends to be extremely small in size. It can occur due to dysfunction of the kidney, kidney diseases, any damage to the kidney or its units called nephrons, or hampered blow flow to the organ. All healthy humans have […]

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Candida Auris (Superbugs)- What you need to know

There is an uncommon but dangerous fungus infection that is resistant to drugs called Candida Auris (C. Auris) People who have a suppressed immune system when exposed to this pathogen can develop life-threatening complications. There are certain strains of C. Auris, called superbugs because they are resistant to drugs, and are causing infections in hospital […]

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Distended Bowel

A condition of swelling or enlargement of the bowel is referred to as a distended bowel. It can occur due to a variety of different reason, including intestinal blockages and bowel muscle or nerve problems, etc. Treatment of distended bowel is dependent on underlying cause. Common practices include medications, diet changes, rest, and surgery in […]

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Dried Blood in Ear

Dried blood in ear is often eliminated along with ear discharge. The drainage may consist of dried blood and fluid, wax, and/or pus. Dried blood in ear can occur due to serious causes and hence it is important for all patients to seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms Dried blood in ear may be accompanied by […]

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Encephalomalacia

Encephalomalacia is a brain disorder characterized by local or widespread softening of tissues in brain. Such softening usually occurs due to inflammation or hemorrhage and the softened area of brain does not function at all. Different areas of the brain may be adversely affected and tissue damage may occur in frontal, temporal, occipital, and parietal […]

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Spastic Colon

Spastic colon is a condition of the large intestine marked by abdominal cramping and pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation. In most cases, patients experience mild symptoms, but sometimes it may be severe. Spastic colon is also referred to as irritable bowel syndrome/IBS. It may however be noted that the term spastic colon refers to […]

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Lumbosacral Neuritis

The condition of inflammation or irritation of nerves occurring in lumbar area vertebra is known as lumbosacral neuritis. The lower back region consists of L1 to L5 vertebral bones, the sacrum, and a big bone (which connects the pelvis to the spinal column) at spine’s lower end. The fibers or nerve root of any of […]

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