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Hemorrhoids Symptoms in Men

Hemorrhoids Symptoms in Men

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 5:54

The veins that are located in the anus and lower rectum, due to certain reasons, may swell up or suffer inflammation. These swollen veins are known as hemorrhoids, or better known as piles. The condition is one of the most common medical conditions. However, most people do not ...

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Melena - Blood in Stool

Melena – Blood in Stool

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 3:07

Black tarry (sticky and smelly) feces that are associated with gastrointestinal hemorrhage is known as Melena. The stool turns black in color because of the oxidation of the iron that is present in hemoglobin (producing hematin that is black in color) when blood passes through the colon....

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Leukemia

Leukemia

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 6:08

The tissues which are responsible for the manufacturing of blood in the body may develop cancer and so do other parts such as the bone marrow and the lymphatic system. This type of cancer is referred to as 'leukemia'. This disease occurs in more than one form. Some ...

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Deep Vein Thrombosis Symptoms

Deep Vein Thrombosis Symptoms

Monday, February 14, 2011 5:34

A thrombosis is a blood clot. The clot may block a blood vessel, causing potentially serious health effects. A deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that forms in the deep veins of the leg. A deep vein thrombosis in the thigh carries a risk ...

Best Tips To Keep Your Cholesterol in Check

Best Tips To Keep Your Cholesterol in Check

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 5:00

The word "cholesterol" comes with a lot of baggage. For decades it has been known that high cholesterol levels lead to clogged arteries and increase the risks of heart attack and stroke. Heart disease is the top killer of both men and women, so every adult should be ...

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High Cholesterol Symptoms

High Cholesterol Symptoms

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 3:09

Cholesterol is found in cell walls and cell membranes, almost everywhere in the body. It is a waxy, fat like substance that is naturally present in the body. Cholesterol is necessary to produce many hormones, vitamin D, and the bile acids. Though it is required for various metabolic ...

Reduce Cholesterol Natural Treatment

Reduce Cholesterol Natural Treatment

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 3:07

The goal of this cholesterol treatment plan in general is lowering cholesterol. Specifically, we want to lower your LDL cholesterol and increase your HDL cholesterol – in other words getting the right balance of cholesterol in your system. Remember, LDL cholesterol damages arteries in a few ways and ...

Lipid Panel Fasting

Lipid Panel Fasting

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 2:45

A lipid panel is ultimately a cholesterol test. It's used to determine the level of not just total cholesterol, but also low-density lipoprotein (LDL), high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and triglycerides in your bloodstream. Often referred to as a lipid profile, this blood test is really the first line of ...

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Blood Cancer

Blood Cancer

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 6:37

Hematologic cancers, (cancers of the blood, bone marrow, and lymph nodes) include leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. Blood Cancer In 2006 ...

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What Lockjaw Is and When to Get Vaccinated (Tetanus)

What Lockjaw Is and When to Get Vaccinated (Tetanus)

Thursday, December 23, 2010 6:05

Tetanus, also known as lockjaw, is a disease caused by the toxin producing bacteria Clostridium tetani. C. tetani produces a powerful neurological toxin, tetanospasmin, that, in those infected, can result in painful spasms contracting the muscle. How Is Tetanus Transmitted?...

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