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Medications and supplements to lower triglycerides serum levels

If you have high triglycerides levels, you may be looking into medications and supplements that can help you lower serum triglycerides. First intervention to address this health concern is to change your diet and lifestyle, but sometimes and especially with high (<200 mg/dL) and very high lab values, medicine and supplements may be indicated or

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Breast implant removal guide – Reasons and Options

Breast implant removal procedures have been fairly common in plastic surgery. In the USA, about 300,000 patients request a breast augmentation every year, while around 10% of that number, about 30,000 patients, request implant removal. All women undergoing breast augmentation with implants will require at some point in their life a revision surgery: this is

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What is breast implant illness (BII)? Symptoms and treatment

You may have heard of Breast Implant Illness, a term used by women with breast implants due to a cosmetic augmentation or due to reconstructive surgery who experience a wide range of symptoms following the procedure. Although breast implant illness is not an officially recognized medical diagnosis, its occurrence is being increasingly reported by patients

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Daily low dose aspirin therapy (81 mg baby aspirin)

Aspirin is the brand name of an acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) OTC medication produced by Bayer and commonly used to treat pain, fever and inflammation. It belongs to a class of drugs known as NSAIDs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and besides its commonly known effect against inflammation, aspirin is also a blood thinner belonging to the class

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How long does Accutane take to work? (isotretinoin capsules)

People suffering from bad acne can’t wait to see improvements in their skin, so as soon as they start taking Accutane, the gold standard of acne treatments, they wonder when they will see good results. Accutane is the brand name of a prescription retinoid, isotretinoin, indicated for the treatment of nodulocystic acne but now often

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SpO2 – Normal blood oxygen levels (saturation)

Oxygen saturation, commonly referred to as blood oxygen level and also known as SpO2, measures the amount of oxygen that is in your blood. More precisely, oxygen saturation is the measure of what percentage of hemoglobin is bound to oxygen molecules. The pulse oximeter is the non-invasive instrument that allows to take such measure thanks

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