Holter Monitor

Holter Monitor: What Is It For?

Today you can find several fitness trackers and mobile apps for checking your heart rate. This is critical for situations like people at high risk of heart attacks and strokes. It’s also a practical tool when doing workouts like jogging or biking. A Holter monitor is a similar portable device...

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Valsalva Maneuver: Uses, How to Do It, Risks

You might have done the Valsalva maneuver in the past without knowing it. This is a method of putting pressure on your chest that causes various changes in your blood pressure and heart rate. Why in the world would you want to do those things? There are different applications like...

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Top Essential Oils for Headaches

What can essential oils do for you and for your headache? In this article, we will look at some of the best essential oils for headaches and how to use them properly. Essential Oils for Headaches: A Brief Overview Essential Oils have been used for many years to address various...

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Lice vs Dandruff: What’s the Difference?

The sudden itch on your scalp is not only a big disturbance and inconvenience, but it is also troublesome to identify whatever causes it. According to dermatologists, there are about 10 or more reasons why we experience itchiness on our scalp. Out of all these bothersome scalp issues, two of...

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Essential Oils for Shingles

Essential oils for shingles offer alternative natural ways to a treatment of the indescribable nerve pain of shingles.  A disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus(VZR), the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you had chickenpox earlier in life, the virus lies inactive in the nerve tissues either of the brain...

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Tips to Get Rid of Razor Burn

Razor burn is a skin condition characterized by an unsightly and bumpy skin in the face, legs, and other parts. It occurs after shaving and features symptoms such as bumps and redness. The term “skin burns” is derived from the burning sensation felt after shaving. Having a razor burn can...

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Lump Behind Ear: What Causes It and Should You See a Doctor?

Lumps can appear in any part of your body. Some people have lumps on the backs, on their legs, and even their neck. But did you know that it is also possible to have a lump behind your ear? Yes, it is true. The good news is that unlike other...

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Nuclear Stress Test: Benefits, Risks, Results

How is your heart health? Doctors use various tests to determine how well the vital organ is working. One of these tests is something called a nuclear stress test. The “nuclear” part doesn’t mean you’re super-stressed out. It’s about the substance used to track how blood flows into the heart....

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Chigger Bites: Signs and Symptoms, Treatment + Prevention Tips

Ever experienced getting rashes from unknown insects? The one that you usually get when you walk in a park at night or when you bond with your family during the afternoon. Though you might not be able to see where the bites come from, there is a chance that you...

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Blood Pressure Monitor Uses + Best Options in the Market

First, let us talk about the uses of a blood pressure monitor. Accessibility The newly formed blood pressure monitor devices now are quite handy and convenient that you can do the measuring in the comforts of your home or anywhere really. Other devices with a built-in communicator with your physician,...