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Carotid Artery Surgery: Uses, Risks, and Recovery

One great tool used in the medical field to treat conditions is surgery. All thanks to surgery so many people have recovered from certain conditions. But the truth is many people are scared to be operated on. Who wouldn’t be? You would have knives pierce through your body when you’re...

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Serrapeptase Health Benefits and Uses

You might be wondering, “What is serrapeptase? Where does it come from? What is it used for?” Most importantly, one would also wonder what exactly this can contribute to our health and how. These questions are normal when it comes to this enzyme as it is one of the most...

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How Does Fecal Transplant Work?

Fecal transplant is a term synonymous with bacteriotherapy. In a rough description, a fecal transplant is the transfer of a healthy stool of a healthy individual in a patient's intestinal tract. This healthy stool will help in the treatment of C. difficile colitis. Fecal transplant also helps in regaining back...

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What Causes Canker Sores?

Cankers sores, sometimes called aphthous stomatitis or aphthous ulcers, are tiny but rather painful breaks in the skin inside an individual’s mouth. Canker sores can cause significant amounts of pain and can adversely affect the quality of life of patients. But what are some of the causes of canker sores?...

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Anion Gap High: What the Test Results Mean

Our body is composed of electrolyte elements. Some types of are chloride, sodium, magnesium, and calcium. And these electrolytes are vital for the physiological function of our body. It has a positive and negative electrical charge, and the electrical charge is responsible for the acid balance in the body. You...

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Flaxseed Oil Uses and Benefits

Flaxseed oil is acknowledged as an alternative health product with various multiple health benefits. It is a crop grown in cooler regions. But what are some of the flaxseed oil’s uses and benefits? In this article, we will look at the benefits and uses of flaxseed oil and how it...

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Lion’s Mane: What Does This Mushroom Offer?

Lion’s mane mushroom is abundant in Asian countries like China, Japan, Korea, and some parts in the Middle East. Although Asians have been using it in cuisines and medicine for years, it has just recently gained popularity in the rest of the world.  They are called the lion's mane mushroom...

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What is Amylase?

The digestive system is one of those that we need to properly function. Our digestive system is composed of thousands of enzymes that each has its own function. Among these enzymes is the amylase which is found in the saliva where the digestive process starts. Let us learn more about...

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Causes of Blood in Urine

Blood in urine, also known as hematuria, may be an indication of a serious underlying illness.  Knowing the causes of blood in urine will let you know when it is time to see the doctor. Here are more facts about hematuria. Blood In Urine Hematuria is essentially blood in the...