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Overview on necrotizing vasculitis

Necrotizing vasculitis involves inflammation of the blood vessel walls. The condition typically affects the small and medium vessels with inflammation that disrupts the normal flow of blood. It can result to damage to the skin and muscles including necrosis. It is important to note that necrosis involves death of the tissues and organs. In some […]

Understanding coughing up blood

Coughing up blood is usually a symptom of an underlying health condition. The blood might originate from the lungs, throat or the stomach. The significance of the condition is usually contingent on the quantity of blood and the time span the blood was coughed out but this sign should not be ignored. When to consult […]

Blood thinners: Bleeding and other possible complications

Blood thinners are medications that have been proven to minimize the risk for stroke. These medications are required for many individuals but they are also capable of causing complications. Bruising Among those who are using blood thinners, they might notice a bruise below the skin after sustaining a minor bump. The body easily bleeds when […]

Proper way to use a tourniquet

A tourniquet is a tight band that is utilized to control bleeding by putting a stop to the flow of blood completely to the wound. Remember that this only works for injuries on the legs and arms and only reserved for worst cases of bleeding to prevent the condition of the individual from progressing into […]

What is epistaxis?

Epistaxis or nosebleed can be a scary ordeal for some individuals. Most cases can be readily managed at home but others require medical attention. The function of our nose is to warm and moisten the inhaled air. The nose is lined with blood vessels that are positioned close to the surface where they can be […]

What are the indications of stress ulcers?

An ulcer is basically a sore that is situated in any part of the digestive tract. It can develop in the esophagus, stomach, duodenum as well as the small and large intestines. Ulcers can be triggered by an infection caused by a bacteria or health conditions that create excessive production of stomach acid. It can […]

Indications of a brain hemorrhage

A brain hemorrhage is considered as a life-threatening and even a deadly condition and would require immediate medical care in any healthcare facility. There are various causes of this condition including head injuries, arteriovenous malformation and aneurysm. Always remember that the condition can go unnoticed at first in most cases. Nevertheless, once the bleeding occurs, […]

First aid for a severed toe or finger

In emergency rooms, individuals who have severed toes or fingers are commonly treated. Always remember that this is considered as a serious injury and if bleeding is not controlled, it can be fatal. With the appropriate first aid measures and timely response, the severed digit can be reattached if the individual is taken directly to […]