Boosting Your Immune System

3 Ways to Treat Sinus Infections without Antibiotics

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Sinus infections are no fun at all. They come with facial pain, pressure that can lead to intense headaches, and cold-like symptoms that can really interfere with your day. Because it’s tough to tell whether a sinus infection is caused by a virus or a bacteria, it’s no wonder that patients desperate for relief ask their doctors for antibiotics just in case in the hope of eliminating the symptoms sooner. But the experts say that in 90 to 98 percent of cases, sinus infections are caused by viruses, which can’t be helped by antibiotics at all.…

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5 Things Lupus Sufferers Need to Know about Vitreous Hemorrhages

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Vitreous hemorrhages are an ocular emergency that can affect people with lupus. They occur when blood leaks into your vitreous, the gel-like substance inside your eyeballs. Here are five things lupus sufferers need to know about vitreous hemorrhages. How does lupus cause vitreous hemorrhages? Lupus causes vitreous hemorrhages in the same way it causes other health complications throughout your body. As you may already know, when you have lupus, your immune system mistakenly attacks your healthy tissues.…

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Facelift Surgery Recovery - How To Reduce Hematoma Complications

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If you receive a neck surgery along with your facelift, or if you smoke, take blood thinners, or have high blood pressure, then you may develop a hematoma after your facelift procedure. A hematoma occurs when blood pools under the tissues around the surgical area. A very large bruise will appear when this happens and your physician will likely need to drain the blood from your face. This is necessary because the hematoma can cause an infection to form, and it can also allow a blood clot to pull away from the hematoma and travel to the heart or brain.…

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