Folate is an essential nutrient. A lack of dietary folate can cause anemia, which is especially dangerous for women during pregnancy. Learn about the causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of folate deficiency here.
Doctors use a simple blood test to determine normal or abnormal CO2 levels in the body. Imbalances in CO2 could indicate the presence of certain health conditions. Learn about the CO2 blood test, as well as how to interpret the results, here.
Some causes of swollen hands include pregnancy, exercise, and fluid retention. Treatment depends on the underlying issue. Learn more about possible causes of swollen hands here.
Nosebleeds are a common problem, but they often subside quickly with at-home treatment. In this article, learn how to stop a nosebleed at home. We also cover stopping nosebleeds in children and when to see a doctor.
A blood clot in the leg can cause swelling, red skin, and warmth in the surrounding area. Risk factors include age. Maintaining a healthy weight and doing regular exercise can prevent blood clots from developing.
Symptoms of high potassium, or hyperkalemia, may include nausea, and difficulty breathing. A person may not show symptoms. Kidney issues are the main cause. Learn more here.
A hematoma occurs when blood leaks from a large blood vessel. In this article, learn about the causes and symptoms of hematomas as well as the different types and when to see a doctor.
Doctors typically use amylase blood tests to diagnose and monitor people with acute or chronic pancreatitis. However, abnormally high or low levels of amylase in the blood can be a sign of several other conditions. Learn about what to expect from an amylase blood test here.
Iron deficiency symptoms include fatigue, dizziness, and cold extremities. In this article, learn about other symptoms and getting an iron deficiency diagnosis.
A contusion is the medical term for a bruise. They may affect the bones, muscles, skin, eyes, mouth, and many of the internal organs. Learn more about types of contusion here.