Dyslipidemia: Everything you need to know

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. Blood lipids are fatty substances, such as triglycerides...
What causes blood in sputum?

What causes blood in sputum?

Blood in the sputum or mucus when a person coughs or spits is called hemoptysis. Although the blood can be worrying, it is usually not a cause for concern, especially in young or otherwise healthy people. Blood in the sputum is a common event in many mild respiratory...
What is basophilia? Causes and symptoms

What is basophilia? Causes and symptoms

Basophilia refers to when there are too many basophils in a person’s blood. Basophils are a type of white blood cell. Basophilia is not a condition on its own but can be an important marker of other underlying medical problems. What is basophilia? Basophilia...
How can you lower your blood sugar levels?

How can you lower your blood sugar levels?

Blood sugar levels are a primary concern for people with diabetes. High blood sugar, known as hyperglycemia, occurs when a person’s blood sugar is over 180 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). High blood sugar levels can be dangerous if not promptly managed and...
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