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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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What is a lucency? Meaning of X Ray and CT scan terms

After getting an X Ray or CT scan, you may have encountered the term lucency in the report written by the radiologist. If you wonder what lucencies are, the answer is both simple and complicated at the same time, keep reading to understand why. What are lucencies? Radiographs, commonly known as X Rays, are images

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U and E blood test: Urea and Electrolytes

U and E, often written as U+E, U&E or U/E is a medical abbreviation that stands for Urea and Electrolytes, two commonly prescribed blood tests. What is U and E blood test prescribed for? U and E blood test may be prescribed as part of a routine health check-up or to investigate other conditions: it

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How to get skinny calves? Best ways for smaller calves

For some, slim calves with long toned thighs is what they consider a great pair of legs. Especially during spring and summer, with warmer weather and less clothing, women may feel self-conscious about their legs and look for ways to improve their shape. Like all body parts though, there is no standard for nice legs

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