Month: May 2020

Leprosy

Leprosy: Symptoms | Types | Treatment

Leprosy What is leprosy? Leprosy is a chronic, progressive bacterial infection caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae. It primarily affects the nerves of the extremities, the skin, the lining of the nose, and the upper respiratory tract. Leprosy is also known as Hansen’s disease. Leprosy produces skin ulcers, nerve damage, and muscle weakness. If it isn’t …

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Graysexual

What Does It Mean to Be Graysexual?

What Does It Mean to Be Graysexual? What exactly does graysexual mean? Graysexual — sometimes spelled grey sexual — is used to refer to people who experience limited sexual attraction. In other words, they experience sexual attraction very rarely, or with very low intensity. This is also known as gray-asexuality, gray-A, or gray-ace. Graysexual people …

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Hemoperitoneum

Hemoperitoneum: Symptoms | Causes | Treatment

What Is Hemoperitoneum and How Is It Treated? Overview Hemoperitoneum is a type of internal bleeding. When you have this condition, blood is accumulating in your peritoneal cavity. The peritoneal cavity is a small area of space located between your internal abdominal organs and your inner abdominal wall. Blood in this part of your body can appear …

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Cephalexin

Cephalexin: Side Effects | Dosage | Uses | More

Cephalexin, Oral Capsule Highlights for cephalexin Cephalexin oral capsule is available as a generic drug and as a brand-name drug. Brand-name: Keflex. Cephalexin also comes as a tablet or liquid suspension that you take by mouth. Cephalexin oral capsule is used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria. Important warnings Allergy to β-lactam medications warning: If you’re …

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Benefits of Bananas

11 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Bananas

11 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Bananas Overview Bananas are extremely healthy and delicious. They contain several essential nutrients and provide benefits for digestion, heart health and weight loss. Aside from being very nutritious, they are also a highly convenient snack food. Here are 11 science-based health benefits of bananas. 1. Bananas Contain Many Important Nutrients …

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Septic Emboli

Septic Emboli: Symptoms | Causes | Treatment

What Are Septic Emboli? Overview Septic means infected with bacteria. An embolus is anything that moves through blood vessels until it gets stuck in a vessel that’s too small to pass through and stops the blood flow. Septic emboli are bacteria containing blood clots that have broken free of their source and traveled through the bloodstream until …

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Asteroid Hyalosis

Asteroid Hyalosis: Symptoms | Causes | Treatment

Asteroid Hyalosis What is asteroid hyalosis? Asteroid hyalosis (AH) is a degenerative eye condition marked by a buildup of calcium and lipids, or fats, in the fluid between your eye’s retina and lens, called the vitreous humor. It’s commonly confused with synchysis scintillans, which looks very similar. However, synchysis scintillans refers to a buildup of cholesterol …

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