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What to know about constipation after surgery

Constipation Surgical procedures are stressful on the body. As a result, they can cause unexpected side effects, including constipation. Constipation does not affect everyone who has surgery, but it is a relatively common side effect of pain medications, anesthesia,...
What is a urine specific gravity test?

What is a urine specific gravity test?

A urine specific gravity test compares the density of urine with the density of water. It allows doctors to see the concentration of all particles that are present in the urine. The test involves collecting a urine sample that will help give a doctor an idea of a...
Is chest pain a symptom of asthma?

Is chest pain a symptom of asthma?

Asthma Managing asthma is about focusing your energies on preventing attacks.  Doing nothing and then trying to control attacks with rescue medication may be penny wise but pound foolish.  Did you know Many Pharmacists are also asthma educators.  Call your pharmacist...
Am I allergic to saponin?

Am I allergic to saponin?

Allergies Some people have allergy symptoms after eating quinoa. For those with quinoa allergies, there are several healthful alternatives. Quinoa is a small, round, grain-like food that actually belongs to the fruit family. Because of its appearance, many...
Is a tickle in the chest serious?

Is a tickle in the chest serious?

Asthma Managing asthma is about focusing your energies on preventing attacks.  Doing nothing and then trying to control attacks with rescue medication may be penny wise but pound foolish.  Did you know Many Pharmacists are also asthma educators.  Call your pharmacist...
What to know about nightshade allergies

What to know about nightshade allergies

Allergies Nightshade vegetables, such as eggplant, tomatoes, and peppers, are staples in many people’s diets. However, in rare cases, a person can be allergic or intolerant to one or more types of edible foods in the nightshade family. A person with a nightshade...
Can stomach problems cause lower back pain?

Can stomach problems cause lower back pain?

Back pain and bloating can be a miserable and frightening experience when they occur together. However, the most common causes of back pain and bloating are usually due to relatively harmless, underlying conditions. Although back pain and bloating are fairly common...
Do compression stockings help to treat varicose veins?

Do compression stockings help to treat varicose veins?

Heart Health A varicose vein is a highly visible vein located just beneath the surface of the skin. Compression stockings may help to reduce the appearance and painful symptoms associated with varicose veins in some people. Varicose veins occur when blood collects...
What is serum cholesterol?

What is serum cholesterol?

Everybody has cholesterol.  Your body needs it and not all cholesterol is bad.  Not only can diet and lifestyle impact your cholesterol level, but research is showing that your genetics can play a role as well. Cholesterol is a type of body fat, or lipid. A serum...
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