Sialadenitis (sialoadenitis) – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

“Sial” refers to saliva, “aden” refers to a gland, and “itis” is inflammation – so acute sialadenitis is the sudden inflammation of any of the salivary glands, the major ones being the parotid, submandibular and sublingual gland. Sialadenitis usually affects a single parotid gland rather than both, and is most common among individuals in their […]

Allergic Rhinitis – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

“Rhin” refers to the nose and “itis” refers to inflammation, so rhinitis is nasal inflammation. Allergic rhinitis is also called hay fever, because it’s typically caused by allergens like hay, as well as pollen, dust, animal hair, or mold spores. Since the main trigger is pollinating plants, allergic rhinitis will flare up at specific times […]

Levothyroxine A Medication to Treat an Underactive Thyroid – Overview

Levothyroxine is a prescription medication used to treat an underactive thyroid. Levothroxine is a synthetic thyroid hormone, which replaces the body’s reduced levels of this natural thyroid hormone. This medication comes in tablet form and is taken once in the morning on an empty stomach with a glass of water. Common side effects of levothyroxine […]

First Aid Kit Marine Paddler Watertite Dry Bag | 4671

>>MFASCO: Number 4671 First Aid Kit Marine Paddler Watertite Dry Bag is designed for any outdoor enthusiast, boaters, fishermen and any water sport application will appreciate this unique small dry bag container that includes a nice assortment of first-aid supplies for most minor injuries. Items like gauze roll, gauze pads, safety pads, non-adhering pads, moleskin, […]

Overview of Lovaza a Prescription Medication Used to Lower Triglycerides in the Blood

Lovaza, the brand name form of omega-3-acid ethyl esters, is a prescription medication used to lower very high triglycerides (fats) in the blood. It is made from fish oils that work by lowering liver production of triglycerides.This medication comes in capsule form and is usually taken once or twice daily, with or without food. Common […]

Trazadone A Prescription Medication for Depression – Overview

Trazodone is a prescription medication used to treat depression. Trazodone belongs to a group of drugs called serotonin modulators, which affect the natural substance, serotonin, in the brain. This medication comes in tablet form and may taken once a day for the extended-release form or multiple times a day for the immediate release form. Trazodone […]

Overview of Lexapro a Prescription Medication Used to Treat Depression and Anxiety

Lexapro, the brand-name form of escitalopram, is a prescription medication used to treat depression and anxiety. Lexapro belongs to a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, which work by increasing the amount of serotonin. Serotonin is a natural substance in the brain that helps maintain mental balance. This medication comes in tablet and […]

Disseminated intravascular coagulation – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Disseminated intravascular coagulation, or DIC, describes a situation in which the process of hemostasis, which is when after blood vessel wall injury, liquid blood rapidly becomes a gel, called coagulation or clotting, starts to run out of control. When this happens, lots and lots of blood clots start to form in blood vessels serving various […]

Chronic Leukemia – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

With chronic leukemia, “leuk” refers to white blood cells, and “emia” refers to the blood; so in chronic leukemia there are lots of partially developed white blood cells in the blood over a long period of time. These partially developed white blood cells interfere with the development and function of healthy white blood cells, platelets, […]