Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disorder that affects the joints. Other body systems like the skin, lungs, heart, blood vessels, a..
For a normal man at age 20, the prostate is like the size of a crab apple. As man progresses in age, however, there is an overgrowth of the organ tissue. Many times, this issue is due to reduced apoptosis (normal cell death), not abnormal cell production (which causes cancer).
Syphilis is a common but serious sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the bacterium, Treponema pallidum. When a person has direct physical contact with another person who has a syphilitic sore or lesion, more commonly known as a chancre, there is a likelihood of transmission. Initially painless and circular, chancres can be found on or around the external genitals, in the vagina, or around the anus. They can also appear in the rectum and in or around the mouth.
Given the prevalence and seeming elusiveness of the disease, some of the logical questions concerned persons would ask are: what is the most accurate test for Lyme disease? And when should I get checked for Lyme disease? This article will proffer answers to these and many other related questions. But first, a little background would be in order.
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The Coronavirus pandemic has caused most of us to stay indoors to practice social and physical distancing. For some of us, working remotely, watching Netflix day and night during weekends, buying essentials online, and generally staying at home 24/7 have been the new normal. Though this may be necessary to keep us away from being affected by the pandemic, staying indoors has a lot of health implications – mentally and physically
Simply put, a D-dimer blood test detects or helps rule out the presence of blood clot. A blood clot is a clump of blood that is necessary to prevent you from losing too much blood when dealing with injuries. Scientifically, the D-dimer blood test measures the amount of protein called “fibrin D-dimer.” Fibrin D-dimer is produced whenever Fibrin, a protein that is a chief component of blood clot, is being actively degraded within the vascular system.
Hormonal imbalances occur when there are too little or too many hormones in the bloodstream. It is only natural to experience periods of hormonal fluctuations at certain points in our lives, but hormonal imbalances can also occur when the endocrine glands are not functioning correctly.