Blood and Immunity

High Folate, Low Vitamin B12, Anemia from Bacterial Overgrowth

AriannaF82 Asked : I recently went for some tests for anemia and now my doctor thinks that I have an excess of bacteria in my small bowel intestine. He also mentioned a condition known as blind loop syndrome. I have been anemic since my teens and now that I am 26 years old and on my own health insurance, I decided to get >> Read More ...

Angioedema Causes and Types

Types of Angioedema Angioedema can be characterized as : This is an immune reaction to an allergen. Symptoms may appear within the first 2 hours after exposure to the allergen and usually settle within 3 days. Urticaria is usually present but not always. Acquired Angioedema This type of angioedema is associated with >> Read More ...

Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Anemia and Coffee

Randell67 Asked : I am a 42 year old male and have been fit for most of my life. Recently I was feeling a bit tired and weak at times and I went to the doctor. I was worried that it may be my heart or something because I was getting some of these symptoms like chest pain and short breath. All the tests came back clear >> Read More ...

Extreme Dry Mouth Problem, Dry Eyes Autoimmune Disease

Kenneth198 Asked : About a year ago I started noticing that my mouth was constantly dry and I was drinking a lot of water to moisturize the mouth. I thought it was diabetes because this is a common symptom, isn’t it? All diabetes tests were clear and about 2 months ago I had other tests and my doctor tells me that it >> Read More ...

What is Amyloidosis? Amyloid Deposits, Disease, Types, Pictures

Amyloid is a substance which is composed of different types of proteins. It is a proteinaceous substance in that it is composed largely of protein in addition to other compounds like polysaccharides, lipids and even hormones. In amyloidosis, amyloid is deposited and builds up between the cells of tissues and organs. This >> Read More ...

Causes of Menstrual (Period), Abnormal Vaginal Blood Clots

Diagnosing vaginal bleeding with the presence of clots first depends on whether the bleeding is normal or abnormal. Normal vaginal bleeding relates to the periods (menstruation) and while any other bleeding may be considered abnormal, there may be a little blood after surgery to the vagina, cervix or uterus, or after an >> Read More ...

Diet to Lower Cholesterol in Vegetarians

Optimal Cholesterol Levels Optimal amounts of cholesterol (in one dL of the blood) are: Total cholesterol: less than 200 mg LDL cholesterol: less than 100 mg HDL cholesterol: more than 60 mg Foods to Avoid or Limit to Lower >> Read More ...

Causes of Swollen Armpit Lymph Nodes

Lymph nodes of the armpit are known as the axillary lymph nodes. They are usually not palpable (felt by touch) but may sometimes become swollen, hard and/or painful. This can arise from a host of possible causes ranging from minor injuries to infections and even cancer. Apart from the armpit itself, disorders or diseases >> Read More ...

Human Immune System

What Does “Immune” and “Immunity” Mean? Immune in medicine means “protected against infection”. Immunity means resistance against certain infections. What Is Infection and Who Develops Infectious Disease? Infection is an invasion of harmful microbes in the body. It depends on >> Read More ...
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