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Factor V Leiden Blood Disorder

Factor V Leiden Blood Disorder

Factor V Leiden blood disorder is a genetic hypercoagulability disorder which is named after the city Leiden, Netherlands where it was first recognized in 1994 by Professor R Bertina. In this factor 5 blood disorder the factor V protein which is required for blood to clot properly is abnormal and is called factor V Leiden. […]

What Is Thalassemia

What Is Thalassemia?

Thalassemia is a group of blood disorders that are genetically inherited by the patient. The hemoglobin is that part of the red blood cell which carries oxygen to the different tissues of the body. For a patient who is suffering from any of the forms of this blood disorder the hemoglobin has an abnormal molecule […]

What Is It: Cancer Fatigue or Cancer Related Fatigue?

Fatigue is more than just tiredness. Everyone feels tired and can be reasonably sure to feel fine after a good night’s sleep. Fatigue is the kind of tiredness that is bone deep, which has no seeming reason and which is present even after rest and which can disrupt normal functioning and quality of life. Cancer […]

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Maintaining Your Diabetes Blood Sugar Levels

The one thing that anybody who is diabetic needs to be able to do is to maintain their diabetes blood sugar levels. Most people with diabetes know all about maintaining their blood sugar levels, but this is actually something that can be very hard to do on a regular basis. Anyone who has diabetes knows […]

ITP Blood Disorder

ITP Blood Disorder – Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

ITP blood disorder is the condition wherein the patient has an abnormally low blood platelet count or thrombocytopenia. The full form of the acronym is idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura or as immune thrombocytopenic purpura or simply immune thrombocytopenia. As it was first described by the German physician Paul Gottlieb Werlhof it was initially referred to as […]

What Are Superfoods

What Are Superfoods and What Makes Them Super?

We’ve all probably heard the term Superfood with marketers and advertisers speaking in glowing terms about one food being packed with antioxidants, another with vitamins and a third with other nutrients good for health and even weight loss.   What is a superfood? A super food can be defined in general terms as a food considered […]

What Is Sickle Cell Disease

What Is Sickle Cell Disease?

Sickle cell disease is a genetic disease which is characterized by the presence of abnormally shaped red blood cells. It is an autosomal recessive blood disorder in which the flexibility of the red blood cells is decreased. Due to this mutation of the haemoglobin gene there can arise a number of complications. General studies of […]

Top 10 Tips for Preventing Infectious Diseases

Top 10 Tips for Preventing Infectious Diseases

When it comes out health, an ounce of prevention is always worth a pound of cure. Though we may not be able to control much about our health, it is possible to put into practice certain habits that help to prevent infectious diseases and protect us from illnesses. 1. Wash hands Wash hands regularly before […]

Hemophilia

Causes, Risks and Symptoms of Hemophilia

Hemophilia is a rare blood disorder wherein the blood does not clot normally. The symptoms of hemophilia indicate that a person suffering from this bleeding disorder would bleed for a longer time from an injury than a normal person. This happens because of the genetic makeup of the blood and not because of the extent […]

Jet Lag: Why You Shouldn’t Ignore It

Jet Lag: Why You Shouldn’t Ignore It

Jet lag occurs when we travel long distances across time zones and have our circadian rhythms (our body clock in simple terms) become altered. Though it sounds like an innocuous thing, jet lag or desynchronosis, to call it by its proper name, can often have quite severe symptoms and is thought of as a sleep […]