Heart and Blood System

High Red Blood Cell Count

The terms polycythaemia and erythrocytosis are used by physicians if you have a high red blood cell count. Polycythaemia is an abnormally high concentration of hemoglobin in the blood through an increase in red cell numbers, whereas erythrocytosis just refers to a documented increase of red cell mass. The number of red cells you have […]

Updated: October 19, 2016 — 3:16 am

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) – Blood Clots in Legs

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) happens when a blood clot (thrombus) forms in several of the deep veins in your body, generally in your legs. Deep vein thrombosis can cause leg pain or swelling, however may occur with no symptoms. Keep reading the article for better understanding blood clots in your legs.

Updated: August 30, 2016 — 1:56 am

Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation

Symptoms Chest pain? Lightheadedness? Heart palpitations? Cannot catch your breath? All of these can be symptoms of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation (AF or AFib) happens when the atria (upper chambers of the heart) lose their regular rhythm and beat chaotically.

Updated: August 22, 2016 — 2:47 pm

What Does Low MCH Blood Test Mean?

Nutritional deficiencies can cause anemia; if you are anemic, your laboratory tests show a low MCH, or indicate corpuscular hemoglobin, and low MCHC, or suggest corpuscular hemoglobin concentration. MCH and MCHC are used to identify anemia and can help determine what type of anemia you have. Although a healthy diet helps prevent anemia and low […]

Updated: August 22, 2016 — 12:29 am

High Creatinine Levels: Symptoms and Causes

What are normal creatinine levels for adults? Creatinine is determined in a regularly purchased blood test, and it’s a reflection of basic metabolic health. Normal creatinine bloods levels for men are about 0.6 to 1.2 milligrams/deciliters (mg/dL) and 0.5 to 1.1 mg/dL for women. Creatinine is a chemical waste product discovered in the blood– a […]

Updated: September 7, 2016 — 2:22 am

Foods that Reduce High Blood Pressure

Looking for the foods that can stop high blood pressure? High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a serious health problem. Over time, it causes blood vessel damage that can lead to heart disease, kidney disease, stroke, and other problems.

Updated: August 30, 2016 — 12:18 pm

Feeling Dizzy When Standing Up Too Fast

Do you feel dizziness when standing up too fast? In some people, especially older people, blood pressure drops excessively when they sit or stand up (a condition called orthostatic or postural hypotension). Symptoms of faintness, light-headedness, dizziness, confusion, or blurred vision happen within seconds to a few minutes of standing (especially after lying in bed […]

Updated: August 12, 2016 — 9:57 am

Low Lymphocyte Count

Low lymphocyte count indicates that a lymphocyte count is less than 1000 cells per microliter of blood. This post checks out the causes and treatment techniques for low lymphocyte count, which is also referred to as lymphocytopenia or lymphopenia.

Updated: August 14, 2016 — 10:21 am

Treatments for Low White Blood Cells Levels

White blood cells, or WBC, are produced in the bone marrow and are the disease-fighting cells of the body. According to MedLinePlus, a low WBC count, also called leukopenia or neutropenia, is when the concentration of white blood cells in the body are less than 4,500 cells per microliter of blood.

Updated: August 8, 2016 — 4:35 am
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