Identifying and Understanding What Anemia Symptoms Look Like

Identifying and Understanding What Anemia Symptoms Look Like

Anemia symptoms can be evident when the body doesn’t produce enough red blood cells, or when red blood cells cannot efficiently deliver oxygen throughout the body. There are numerous potential causes of anemia, such as iron deficiency, vitamin B12 deficiency, anemia of chronic disease, aplastic anemia, anemia associated with a bone marrow disease, hemolytic disease, Sickle Cell Anemia, and others.

What is a Rapid Strep Test and Are They Reliable?

A rapid strep test involves swabbing the throat to check for the presence of group A Streptococcus bacteria, which can cause Strep Throat and other medical issues (including scarlet fever, pneumonia and heart problems). Within minutes, you can know if your sore throat is caused by bacteria, which requires antibiotics for treatment.

It's that Time of Year: Be on the Lookout for Signs of Strep Throat!

It's that Time of Year: Be on the Lookout for Signs of Strep Throat!

In previous articles we have discussed that “Strep Throat” is a throat infection caused by the group A streptococcus bacteria.  Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial for two reasons: one, ‘Strep’ is very contagious and easily transmitted between people in close contact with each other, like schools and offices; two, if left untreated, it can lead to serious complications including rheumatic fever and kidney failure. But what are the signs of Strep Throat? Anyone suffering from the following symptoms should get themselves tested as soon as possible!