Articles for tag: Chronic Cough, Hemoglobin, Phlebotomy, Rbc

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What is Polycythemia?

Polycythemia is a medical condition which results in an increased amount of red blood cells (RBC) in the bloodstream. People with Polycythemia have a higher than normal levels of hemoglobin and hematocrit. Polycythemia is suspected when the hematocrit is more than 52 percent in men and 48 percent in women. Polycythemia may be divided into ...

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Five Causes of Chronic Cough

People cough after smoking, mowing a lawn, breathing in smoke from a campfire or barbeque, recovering from cold and more. These coughs rarely last more than a few days. A cough that lasts for eight weeks or more is considered chronic. Your doctor should see any cough that wakes you up at night, produces blood ...

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Five Common Causes for a Chronic Cough

Having a chronic cough can be quite annoying, and depending on the reason for the cough, there are ways to get rid of it, since a chronic cough obviously signifies a potentially serious underlying problem. The first step to getting rid of a chronic cough is identifying the cause. This will require you to see ...

What Causes a Dog to Cough?

Like humans, dogs have a mechanism for relieving irritation of the throat or airways which we classically know of as the cough. Whereas humans develop coughs rather frequently in response to a cold or mild respiratory infection, cough is less common in our canine counterparts. A persistent canine cough can be a sign of serious ...

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Elavil’s Negative Side Effects

Amitriptyline drugs (sold under the popular brand names Elavil, Tryptanol, Endep, Elatrol, Tryptizol, Trepiline, Laroxyl, Saroten, Triptyl, and Redomex) are categorized as tricyclic anti-depressants, which work by producing both serotonin and noradrenaline (nearly) equally. Used most commonly for the short-term (three months or less) treatment of depression, insomnia, various sleep disorders, and for migraine prevention, ...

Three Common Causes of Cough at Night

Is your sleep being disrupted by a nagging, dry cough? A chronic cough that occurs only at night can be due to a variety of causes. In some cases, underlying allergies or exposure to respiratory irritants such as cigarette smoke or indoor chemicals can cause a cough at night. The cough may subside during the ...

14 Chronic Cough Causes

The majority of my sources indicate that a cough is considered chronic if lasting for eight weeks or more. However, if you’ve had a cough for more than two weeks you definitely want to see your doctor1. The chronic cough causes can be serious and even deadly so you want to take this nagging symptom ...

The Different Types of Bronchitis

Bronchitis is a condition where the airways leading from your mouth to your lungs become inflamed. These airways are known as be bronchi. There are two major subtypes of bronchitis; acute bronchitis, and chronic bronchitis. Despite the similarities in their names and symptoms, the causes of acute and chronic bronchitis are somewhat different. Most cases ...