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Birthmarks – red : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors

Birthmarks - red : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors

Alternate Names : Strawberry mark, Vascular skin changes, Angioma cavernosum, Capillary hemangioma, Hemangioma simplex Definition Red birthmarks are colored, blood vessel (vascular) skin markings that develop before or shortly after birth. Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors There are two main … Read more

Bicuspid aortic valve : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors

Bicuspid aortic valve : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors

Alternate Names : Bicommissural aortic valve Definition A bicuspid aortic valve is an aortic valve that only has two leaflets, instead of three. The aortic valve regulates blood flow from the heart into the aorta, the major blood vessel that … Read more

Insomnia – causes, symptoms and treatment

Insomnia – causes, symptoms and treatment

1. Definition: Insomnia is “difficulties initiating and/or maintaining sleep, or nonrestorative sleep, associated with impairments of daytime functioning or marked distress for more than 1 month.” Both organic and non-organic insomnia without other cause constitute a sleep disorder, primary insomnia. … Read more