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July 2019

23 Jul

Chloride Test

Brief Summary: A chloride test measures the level of chloride in your blood or urine. Chloride is one of the most important electrolytes in the blood. It helps keep the amount of fluid inside and outside of your cells in balance. It also helps maintain proper blood volume, blood pressure, and pH of your body fluids. Tests for sodium, potassium, and bicarbonate are usually done at...
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23 Jul

Cancer – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Overview: Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells anywhere in a body. These abnormal cells are termed as cancer cells, malignant cells, or tumor cells. These cells can infiltrate normal body tissues. Many cancers and the abnormal cells that compose the cancer tissue are further identified by the name of the tissue that the abnormal cells originated from (for example, breast cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer). Cancer is not confined to humans;...
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23 Jul

Bronchitis – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Overview: Your bronchial tubes deliver air from your trachea (windpipe) into your lungs. When these tubes become inflamed, mucus can build up. This condition is called bronchitis, and it causes symptoms that can include coughing, shortness of breath, and low fever. Bronchitis can be acute or chronic: Acute bronchitis typically lasts less than 10 days, but the coughing can continue for several weeks. Chronic bronchitis, on the other hand, can last for several weeks and...
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23 Jul

Breast Cancer – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Overview: Cancer occurs when changes called mutations to take place in genes that regulate cell growth. The mutations let the cells divide and multiply in an uncontrolled, chaotic way. The cells keep multiplying, producing copies that get progressively more abnormal. In most cases, the cell copies eventually form a tumor. Breast cancer is cancer that develops in breast cells. Typically, the cancer forms in either the lobules...
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23 Jul

Blood Ketone Test

Brief Summary: A serum ketones test determines the levels of ketones in your blood. Ketones are a byproduct produced when your body uses only fat, instead of glucose, for energy. When ketones accumulate in the blood, the body enters ketosis. For some people, ketosis is normal. Low-carbohydrate diets can induce this state. This is sometimes called nutritional ketosis.   Technical Purpose: Doctors use serum ketone tests primarily for screening DKA,...
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23 Jul

Asthma – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Symptoms: The symptoms of severe asthma are much like the symptoms of mild to moderate asthma. However, these symptoms tend to be more intense, potentially life-threatening, and can’t be easily controlled by asthma medications or treatments. Signs and symptoms of severe asthma may include: shortness of breath which continues to worsen pain or tightness in your chest cough wheezing that persists after breathing treatments   Causes: The triggers of asthma, including severe asthma,...
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23 Jul

Arthritis – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Overview: Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints. It can affect one joint or multiple joints. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis, with different causes and treatment methods. Two of the most common types are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The symptoms of arthritis usually develop over time, but they may also appear suddenly. Arthritis is most commonly seen in adults over the...
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23 Jul

Apolipoprotein A1 Test

Brief Summary: Apolipoprotein A-I (apo A-I) is a protein that has a specific role in the metabolism of lipids and is the main protein component in high-density lipoprotein (HDL, the "good cholesterol"). This test measures the amount of apo A-I in the blood.   Technical Purpose: To determine whether or not you have an adequate level of apo A-I, especially if you have a low level of high-density lipoprotein...
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23 Jul

Apolipoprotein-B Test

Brief summary:  Apolipoprotein B is the primary apolipoprotein of chylomicrons, VLDL, IDL, and LDL particles (LDL - known commonly by the misnomer "bad cholesterol" when in reference to both heart disease and vascular disease in general), which is responsible for carrying fat molecules (lipids), including cholesterol, around the body.   How does the process work/ How is it done:  To get the diagnosis, doctors will test your child's blood...
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