Diseases and conditions

A disease is an abnormal condition affecting a living organism. Diseases are generally understood to be medical conditions that involve a pathological process associated with a specific set of symptoms. Localized diseases affect specific parts of the body; disseminated diseases spread to other parts of the body; and systemic diseases affect the entire body.

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Foods with high vitamin K content

Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that comes in two forms — K1 (phylloquinone) and K2 (menaquinone). Vitamin K1, the most common form, is mainly found in plant foods, especially dark leafy greens. K2, on the other hand, is only found in animal foods and fermented plant foods, such as natto.

Pleural Disorders

What Are Pleural Disorders?

Pleural disorders are conditions that affect the tissue that covers the outside of the lungs and lines the inside of your chest cavity. The tissue is called the pleura, and the thin space between its two layers is called the pleural space. A small amount of fluid fills the pleural space, and when you breathe in and out, this fluid helps the pleural layers glide smoothly against each other.

PERIPHERAL ARTERY DISEASE

FACTS ABOUT PERIPHERAL ARTERY DISEASE (PAD)

You may have lower extremity PAD if you have muscle pain or weakness that begins as a result of physical activity, such as walking, and stops within minutes after resting. About 1 in 4 people with PAD have these symptoms. Other people with PAD have different symptoms or no symptoms at all.

Blood Platelet structure and functions in hemostasis

What Are Platelet Disorders?

Platelet disorders are conditions that occur when the platelet count in your blood is too high or too low or your platelets do not work properly. Platelets are tiny blood cells that are made in the bone marrow from larger cells. When you are injured, platelets form a plug, called a blood clot, to seal your wound. Blood clots help stop or slow down bleeding.

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