Causes and Symptoms of Blood Transfusion Reaction

What is this Condition? Transfusion reaction accompanies or follows intravenous administration of blood components. Its severity varies from mild (fever and chills) to severe (acute kidney failure or complete vascular collapse and death), depending on the amount of blood transfused, the type of reaction, and the person’s general health. What Causes it? Hemolytic reactions (red…

Temptations Biography – Up, Up and Away

This Temptations biography spins around the earliest groups. New members have been carrying the torch with finesse for decades. But the original Temptations and their songs light my fire most. The history of the Temptations started in Detroit, as did that of many Motown singers. So what made one vocal quintet, the Distants, stand out?…

Heal Yourself With the Tissue Salts

How does your body heal itself? I guess we all sort of know that our bodies are self generating, self repairing mechanisms, but we seem to lose sight of that for a lot of the time. We are constantly getting the messages that we need this pain relief and that drug. Maybe what we really…

Acid Reflux Remedies – Natural Ways That Really Work

Acid reflux, also known as “Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease” (GERD) or as “reflux esophagitis” is the leaking or reflux of the stomach contents and digestive acids from the stomach, up into the esophagus, due to the loosening of the lower esophageal sphincter muscle, which is present right at the junction of the esophagus and the stomach…

Compression Stockings Increase Blood Circulation

Physicians recommend compression stockings for patients experiencing edema and vascular problems. There are several types of stockings that aid in patient recovery. Designed to increase circulation and reduce swelling in the legs, they are excellent for patients experiencing chronic venous problems. Different Types Compression hose, compression socks, knee-high, pantyhose and thigh-high are different types of…

Acute Kidney Failure – Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment

Kidney failure of a short duration is known as acute kidney failure, and can be due to prerenal causes, postrenal causes and renal causes. Prerenal causes account for nearly 60-70% of this condition, and result from insufficient blood supply to the kidneys due to dehydration, a drastic drop in blood pressure, and a heart attack…

Rooibos Tea Benefits: 7 Reasons You Should Drink Some NOW

Rooibos tea, from the South African red bush plant, has long provided fast, flavorful relief from many common maladies. Headaches, stomach aches, skin problems, and allergies can all be alleviated through the regular consumption of this herbal tea. But that’s just the beginning – here are seven more remarkable Rooibos tea benefits… so drink up!…

Guide to Haunted Lighthouses – Massachusetts

Massachusetts, well known for Plymouth Rock, where the first pilgrims landed, and the Salem witch trials, is also home to five of America’s most haunted lighthouses. The Haunted Bell Baker’s Island Light Baker’s Island Light, just six miles off the coast of Salem, home of the infamous witch trials, is reputedly haunted by a phantom…

Female Hair Loss On Sides, Temples, And Around Edges

Female hair loss that occurs in the temple area, edges, or sides of head could be caused by several different disorders. Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia Frontal fibrosing alopecia is a newly discovered condition. It was first described in 1994. Characteristics include symmetrical hair loss along the top hairline and the sides of scalp. Complete or partial…

Correct Coding of Skin Lesions

Procedures on skin can be some of the most difficult to code because of the many categories of lesions, location of lesions, number of lesions, diameter of lesions, incomplete documentation, and the terminology used by physicians. Here are some guidelines for correct coding of skin lesions: Lesion Categories Lesions are categorized as skin tags, warts,…

What Causes Shortness of Breath?

Shortness of breath is also known as Dyspnea which is one of the scariest conditions that happens to human beings. Shortness of breath occurs if you cannot get enough air inside the lungs. If it occurs in severe condition, then it is recommended to consult with your doctor as early as possible. Shortness of breath…

10 Simple and Natural Home Remedies For Asthma

Asthma is a long-term disease that has already affected millions of people all around the world. It is generally caused by allergies to certain substances such as dust, gases, smoke, pollens, foods, animal dander, cold weather, environmental changes, etc. Coughing, wheezing, difficulty in breathing, and tightness in chest are some of the major symptoms of…