Month: May 2020

Understanding Scattered Fibroglandular Breast Tissue

What Does It Mean to Have Scattered Fibroglandular Breast Tissue? What is scattered fibroglandular breast tissue? Scattered fibroglandular tissue refers to the density and composition of your breasts. A woman with scattered fibroglandular breast tissue has breasts made up mostly of non-dense tissue with some areas of dense tissue. About 40 percent of women have this type …

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Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis

Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis: Symptoms | Causes | Treatment

What You Need to Know about Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis What is leukocytoclastic vasculitis? Leukocytoclastic vasculitis (LCV) refers to small blood vessel inflammation. It’s also known as hypersensitivity vasculitis and hypersensitivity angiitis. The word “leukocytoclastic” comes from leukocytoclasia, a process where neutrophils (immune cells) break down and release debris. “Vasculitis” means inflammation of the blood vessels. When people use the term …

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Panniculectomy

Panniculectomy: Procedure | Recovery | Complications

Panniculectomy What is a panniculectomy? A panniculectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the pannus — excess skin and tissue from the lower abdomen. This excess skin is sometimes referred to as an “apron.” Unlike a tummy tuck, the panniculectomy does not tighten the abdominal muscles for a more cosmetic appearance, disqualifying it as a cosmetic procedure. However, removing …

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Euthymia

Euthymic: Mood | Definition | State | Disorder | Dysthymia

Euthymia and Bipolar Disorder Overview In simple terms, euthymia is the state of living without mood disturbances. It’s commonly associated with bipolar disorder. While in a euthymic state, one typically experiences feelings of cheerfulness and tranquility. A person in this state may also display an increased level of resiliency to stress.One way of understanding a euthymic …

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Disney Rash: Symptoms | Treatment | Prevention

What’s the Disney Rash? Overview A “Disney rash” may not be the souvenir you had in mind, but many visitors to Disneyland, Disneyworld, and other amusement parks find they get it. The medical name for Disney rash is exercise-induced vasculitis (EIV). This condition is also called golfer’s rash, hiker’s rash, and golfer’s vasculitis. A combination …

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Microblading

Microblading: Aftercare for Your Eyebrows

Microblading: Aftercare and Safety Tips What is microblading? Microblading is a procedure that claims to improve the appearance of your eyebrows. Sometimes it is also called “feather touch” or “micro-stroking.” Microblading is performed by a trained technician. They may or may not have a special license to perform the procedure, depending on the state in …

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Mirror Touch Synesthesia

Mirror Touch Synesthesia: Definition, Signs, and How to Cope

Is Mirror Touch Synesthesia a Real Thing? Overview Mirror touch synesthesia is a condition that causes a person to feel a sensation of touch when they see someone else being touched. The term “mirror” refers to the idea that a person mirrors the sensations they see when someone else is touched. This means when they see a …

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48-Hour Fast

48-Hour Fast: How-To, Benefits, and Downsides

Everything You Need to Know About 48-Hour Fasting Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern that alternates between periods of fasting and eating. It has gained popularity in recent years and is linked to health benefits like increased insulin sensitivity, cellular repair, and weight loss. While shorter-duration fasts tend to be more common, some people prefer …

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