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What are the indications of hyperventilation?

Throughout the years, hyperventilation has been tangled up with a panic attack since both circumstances typically produce a comparable symptom – shortness of breath. Nevertheless, it is important to note that hyperventilation typically occurs once the body breathes out carbon dioxide at a quicker rate than it is being made. As for a panic attack, […]

Pericarditis

Pericarditis refers to the inflammation of the pericardium, the tough double  membranous layer covering the heart which the space in between the layers are filled with serous fluid which acts as a shock absorber in protecting the heart from forceful shock or jerking. The pericardial layer of the heart functions as a barrier in limiting […]

Understanding Blood Disorders

Blood disorders affect one or more parts of the blood, preventing the blood from completing its function. The human body consists of approximately five liters of blood, wherein the red blood cells are replaced every 120 days. Blood disorders can be either acute or chronic, and oftentimes inherited. There are many causes for disorders, which […]

First Aid Management of Menstrual Cramps

Menstrual cramps are also called as dysmenorrhea in medical practice and it is described as painful lower abdominal cramps occur immediately before or during menstruation. A huge number of females of all reproductive ages suffer from menstrual cramps that interfere with their day to day life. Therefore, first aid training regarding menstrual cramps would be […]

Hypertension

Hypertension refers to high blood pressure and is commonly known as the ‘silent killer’. This is because even at very high blood pressures, the condition does not show any signs or symptoms except in some cases where people may experience mild headaches, nosebleeds or dizziness. The severity of high blood pressure increases without any notice […]