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Bronchial Washing Procedures

Bronchial Washing Procedures

2017-06-27 21:16:02 0 Comments 0 views Diseases and Conditions category

Bronchial washing is part of a procedure called a bronchoscopy, in which a physician looks into the lungs with a fiber-optic bronchoscope to check for irregularities and take tissue samples. The physician injects saline through the bronchoscope into the lung and then suctions it back out. By checking the wash

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Allergies and Chronic Phlegm

Allergies and Chronic Phlegm

2017-06-27 13:38:01 0 Comments 0 views Diseases and Conditions category

Phlegm. It's hard to spell, sounds terrible and feels worse. Physicians and researchers call excess phlegm in the lungs and upper chest "chronic mucus hypersecretion." A runny nose, sneezing and coughing up phlegm are common symptoms of seasonal allergies such as hay fever. Chronic phlegm is also associated with asthma

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How to Detox From Gluten

How to Detox From Gluten

2017-06-27 12:34:01 0 Comments 0 views Diseases and Conditions category

There are a number of reasons people choose to eliminate gluten -- a protein found in wheat, barley and rye - from their diets. Celiac disease is an allergy to gluten that causes irritation in the small intestine and can lead to more serious consequences including skin rash, diarrhea and

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Diet to Raise a Chemo Patient's Blood Count

Diet to Raise a Chemo Patient's Blood Count

2017-06-27 06:00:01 0 Comments 2 views Diseases and Conditions category

During chemotherapy, your total blood count may drop as a side effect of treatment. Anemia, or a significantly decreased number of red blood cells, can be alleviated by following a balanced diet that emphasizes protein and certain vitamins and minerals. Even though nausea and other side effects may restrict your

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Is Mustard Gas Still Being Used in Treatment of Cancer of Lung?

Is Mustard Gas Still Being Used in Treatment of Cancer of Lung?

2017-06-26 23:16:01 0 Comments 2 views Diseases and Conditions category

During World War I and World War II, mustard gas was used as a chemical warfare agent. Soldiers exposed to the gas developed changes in their blood, and the physicians treating them speculated that mustard gas was a substance that might also be used to treat cancer. The Basics Mustard gas, more

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Can Smoking Withdrawal Cause Physical Pain in the Body?

Can Smoking Withdrawal Cause Physical Pain in the Body?

2017-06-26 22:06:01 0 Comments 2 views Diseases and Conditions category

Nicotine is as addictive as alcohol, cocaine and morphine, according to MedlinePlus. Smoking withdrawal results in both mental and physical symptoms. These withdrawal symptoms usually peak in between the third and fifth days and fade after two weeks, but some can last for several months, warns "The New York Times." Physical

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Knees & Ankles Turn Purple After Running

Knees & Ankles Turn Purple After Running

2017-06-26 18:48:01 0 Comments 2 views Diseases and Conditions category

Discoloration in the legs after exercise may be associated with having a condition known as peripheral artery disease, or PAD. This circulatory disorder affects the limbs, depriving them of proper blood flow and oxygen. In many cases, symptoms can appear and may be worse after exercise. What Is PAD? Peripheral artery disease

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Herbs That Would Act As a Natural Beta Blocker

Herbs That Would Act As a Natural Beta Blocker

2017-06-26 17:42:01 0 Comments 2 views Diseases and Conditions category

Beta blockers are conventional drugs that block the stress hormones that trigger the "flight or fight" response. These hormones place demands on the heart muscles, nerves and blood vessels throughout your body and can contribute to disorders such as anxiety, hypertension, glaucoma, angina and cardiac arrhythmias. Some herbs act like

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Chlorine & Bromine Allergy

Chlorine & Bromine Allergy

2017-06-26 15:24:01 0 Comments 4 views Diseases and Conditions category

Chlorine and bromine are toxic chemicals used for many purposes. One of the most common uses is to disinfect water. Chlorine and bromine are highly reactive and form acids in water. These acids neutralize harmful microscopic organisms. Allergies to chlorine and bromine are known as allergies type 4 or delayed

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What Are the Causes of Children Seeing Black Spots?

What Are the Causes of Children Seeing Black Spots?

2017-06-26 01:14:02 0 Comments 5 views Diseases and Conditions category

When your child comes to you and says she is seeing black spots, or floaters, you will naturally feel concerned. These black spots are probably not a reason for concern, as long as they only occur once or for only a few seconds, according to Medline Plus. Many people, including

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