Month: May 2020

Iron Infusion

Iron Infusion: Benefits, Side Effects, and What to Expect

What to Expect from an Iron Infusion Overview Iron infusion is a procedure in which iron is delivered to your body intravenously, meaning into a vein through a needle. This method of delivering medication or supplementation is also known as an intravenous (IV) infusion. Iron infusions are usually prescribed by doctors to treat iron deficiency anemia. …

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Butterfly Needle

Butterfly Needle for Blood Draw: How It Works and Why It’s Used

The Butterfly Needle: What to Expect Overview A butterfly needle is a device used to access a vein for drawing blood or giving medications. Some medical professionals call a butterfly needle a “winged infusion set” or a “scalp vein set.” The set gets its name because there are plastic “wings” on either side of a …

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Nipple Tattoo

Nipple Tattoo for Breast Cancer Survivors

What Breast Cancer Survivors Need to Know About Getting a Nipple Tattoo Overview If you have a mastectomy to treat breast cancer, you have the option of undergoing reconstructive surgery to rebuild the shape of the removed breast. Breast reconstruction doesn’t typically involve the nipple. And not everyone is a candidate for a nipple-sparing mastectomy, depending on the type, size, …

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natural-antihistamines

The 4 Best Natural Antihistamines

The 4 Best Natural Antihistamines Overview If you have seasonal allergies, you know they can be challenging. Sneezing, itchy eyes, nasal congestion, and sinus pressure — these symptoms can become difficult to tolerate. You’ve likely used many over-the-counter (OTC) solutions to attempt to lessen these seasonal symptoms and may want to try something else. There’s evidence that completely natural solutions may …

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Cauda Equina Syndrome

Cauda Equina Syndrome – Symptoms | Causes | Treatment

Cauda Equina Syndrome Overview Low back pain affects millions of people every year and, in most cases, it improves without surgery. But severe back pain can be a symptom of a serious condition that is not well known and is often misdiagnosed. Cauda equina syndrome (CES) occurs when the nerve roots of the cauda equina are compressed …

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Human Papillomavirus Infection

Human Papillomavirus Infection

Everything you Need to Know About Human Papillomavirus Infection What is human papillomavirus infection? Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a viral infection that’s passed between people through skin-to-skin contact. There are over 100 varieties of HPV, more than 40 of which are passed through sexual contact and can affect your genitals, mouth, or throat. According to the Centers for Disease …

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