Circulatory Conditions

The circulatory system is responsible for the distribution of fluids throughout the body including blood. There are a number of diseases and conditions that can affect the circulatory system, blood veins and lymphatic system. Read more about the signs and symptoms of the disorders, diagnosis, treatment methods and more.

Precautions After Having Pulmonary Embolism

A pulmonary embolism, a condition that occurs when the artery that supplies the lung with blood becomes blocked, is a life-threatening condition that can cause death quickly if left untreated. Precautions after having pulmonary embolism include taking blood thinners and regularly moving the legs.

What is Raynaud’s Disease and How is it Treated?

About 5% of all Americans have Raynaud’s disease. Symptoms vary widely in individuals as some are only mildly affected while others are severely debilitated. This article describes the two types of Raynaud’s disease as well as the various symptoms that accompany both types and their treatments.

Does a Bone Marrow Biopsy Hurt?

When a doctor recommends a bone marrow biopsy, it is common for the patient to ask, “Does a bone marrow biopsy hurt?” The short answer is yes. The procedure requires needles which produces both dull and sharp pains at various steps of the biopsy. There is a risk of complications as well.

The Common Causes of Ascites

The medical term ‘ascites’ describes an excess of fluid within the abdominal cavity. As it can result from a huge range of disease processes it is not always easy to diagnose the cause. This article describes the most common causes of ascites.

How is a Bone Marrow Transplant Done?

Bone marrow is the living tissue within our bones and is crucial to our health. Fortunately, if the normal function of bone marrow is affected, new tissue can be transplanted. Although not always successful, this is still one of the most commonly performed medical transplants worldwide.