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How to stop a nosebleed

Nosebleeds occur when delicate blood vessels in the lining of the nose break and start to bleed. In rare instances, nosebleeds occur due to injury to larger blood vessels in the back of the nose. Although nosebleeds can be a common…

5 causes of cold intolerance

People with cold intolerance frequently feel cold when other people are comfortable or even warm. Cold intolerance may only occur in certain parts of the body, such as the hands or feet. Some people naturally tend to feel colder than…

What to know about a blood clot in the leg

A blood clot occurs when blood congeals. If this happens inside a person's body, including their leg, it can cause severe problems. Some blood clots are especially dangerous as they can travel to a person's lungs, causing a pulmonary…

Bruised heels and how to treat them

A bruised heel happens when an injury crushes blood vessels in the muscles and soft tissue of the heel. Repetitive movements and overuse injuries, such as from jogging in ill-fitting shoes, can cause this bruising. In most cases, elevation,…

What causes an abnormal EKG result?

An electrocardiogram, or EKG, is a simple test that doctors use to measure the electrical activity of the heart. This helps them look for underlying heart conditions. Sometimes, an abnormal EKG reading is actually just a normal variation in…

What to know about high potassium

Hyperkalemia is a medical term for when a person has higher than normal levels of potassium. Usually, people with hyperkalemia do not have any symptoms, which makes it challenging for a doctor to diagnose. The leading causes of hyperkalemia…

Hematoma: Everything you need to know

A hematoma is a common problem that occurs as a result of damage to one of the larger blood vessels in the body. Most people experience a hematoma at some point in their lives. A hematoma can look like a bruise, but bruises occur due to…

Home remedies for getting rid of hickeys

Hickeys, or love bites, are harmless. However, some people may find that they need to cover them or reduce their appearance. There are many home remedies a person can try to get rid of hickeys more quickly. A hickey is a temporary mark that…

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