Blood and Immunity

6 Signs of Lupus (SLE) and Ways to Spot It

There are many types of diseases that are caused by the immune system malfunctioning. Some are mild like in allergies where the immune system is hypersenstive (although some allergic reactions can be deadly) while others are more serious. Among the latter, lupus is often dreaded because it is serious and can be severe. >> Read More ...

How to Stop Bleeding from Cuts and Wounds

Whether it is a fall, slip of a knife or a paper cut, we all occasionally injure ourselves to a point that leads to bleeding. In most instances these minor cuts (lacerations)are not serious. Bleeding can be stopped quickly. Infections do not tend to set in with proper wound care. Apart from the pain that lasts for a few >> Read More ...

Bruise Easily (Skin Bruising) Meaning, Reasons, Causes

We usually consider surface bleeding as a break in the skin from where blood pours our (hemorrhage). However, it is possible for bruising to occur on the surface without a break in the skin or bleeding into the environment. This appears as a tiny patches ranging from red to blue or even purple in color. We refer to it as >> Read More ...

Stomach Arteries (Ballooning, Torn, Burst) Symptoms

The stomach has an extensive blood supply to nourish it during digestion and can carry away some nutrients. Arteries carry blood that is rich in oxygen and nutrients to the organ while veins drain out wastes and carbon dioxide for processing. However, when most people talk about the stomach arteries they are actually >> Read More ...

Sjogren Syndrome (Dry Eyes and Mouth) Causes, Treatment

There are many different types of autoimmune diseases yet Sjogren’s syndrome which is among the more common of these conditions is not very well known. It is a condition marked by dry eyes and a dry mouth but there is much to this disease that can extend to almost every part of the body. There is no cure for >> Read More ...

Vaccine Side Effects And Symptoms After Immunization

Immunization programs across the globe have effectively reduced the risk of serious infections, lifelong disability and even death from certain dangerous microorganisms. Prior to the development of vaccines, many of these infectious diseases were decimating large portions of the population during outbreaks and contributing >> Read More ...

What Do Iron Blood Test Results Mean?

When we hear of iron in food or supplements we immediately think of the blood. Indeed the blood and specifically red blood cells require iron for its development and function. But iron is also needed by a host of other cells for different processes that sustain life. Iron is also needed for metabolic activities, for immune >> Read More ...

6 Causes of Low Iron Anemia in Men

Anemia is the most common blood disorder where the blood’s ability to carry oxygen is impaired. It is a problem with the red blood cells – either there are too few red blood cells or the oxygen-carrying ability of these cells are lower than normal. When it is associated with insufficient iron, an essential >> Read More ...

How To Diagnose Lupus (SLE)? Symptoms and Tests

Lupus is a broad term for a group of autoimmune conditions. A mild type is cutaneous lupus erythematosus, the most notable form being discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE), which primarily affects the skin. A greater concern for most people is systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) which can affect several organs throughout the >> Read More ...
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