Basophils are a type of white blood cell (leukocyte), which constitutes one of the components of the immune system. Along with other white cells, basophils play an important role in fighting bacterial, fungal, and viral infections. Read more: What Is the Function of Basophils? Article
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Diseases and Conditions: The Most Common Infectious Diseases in the U.S.
In 2016, infectious diseases sent Americans to the doctor more than 15 million times. That's a lot of trouble for organisms you...
Cold, Flu, and Cough: How to Avoid Infectious Diseases
The right habits will lower your chances of catching an infectious disease. Learn what you can do to help yourself stay healthy.
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What Are the Four Types of Allergic Reactions?
Allergists recognize four types of allergic reactions: Type I or anaphylactic reactions, type II or cytotoxic reactions, type III or immunocomplex reactions and type IV or cell-mediated reactions.
Hypothyroidism is any state in which thyroid hormone production is below normal. Normally, the rate of thyroid hormone production is controlled by the brain by the pituitary gland. Hypothyroidism is a very common condition and the symptoms of hypothyroidism are often subtle, but may include, constipation, memory loss, hair loss, and depression. There are a variety of causes of hypothyroidism, and treatment depends on the cause.
Hypothyroidism During Pregnancy
Hypothyroidism during pregnancy can be treated with synthetic thyroid hormones to maintain the proper thyroid hormone balance. Hypothyroidism symptoms include fatigue, weight gain, lethargy, and constipation. Treatment of hypothyroidism in pregnant women is important, because inadequate levels of thyroid hormones may affect the fetus, and child during growth and development.
What Does High White Blood Cell Count Mean When Pregnant?
What does a high white blood cell count mean when you are pregnant? How do you get white blood cell count tested? Learn about what a high white blood cell count means in pregnant women and what to do if you have a high white blood cell count.
What Happens If Hypothyroidism Is Left Untreated?
If hypothyroidism is not treated, it can lead to various complications.
Can Gastroenteritis Cause a High White Blood Cell Count?
What is gastroenteritis, and does it cause a high white blood cell count? Learn the symptoms and causes of gastroenteritis.
Why Is My White Blood Cell Count High?
There are many reasons why your white blood cell count may be high. Learn why yours may be higher than normal, the related symptoms, how to get a diagnosis, and treatment options.
Causes for Hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism may be caused by several reasons. The causes are broadly divided into primary and secondary causes.
What Do Basophils Do?
Basophils are a type of white blood cell (leukocyte) that plays a role in identifying and destroying bacteria and foreign proteins. Basophils work along with other white blood cells to defend against the invading microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses and fungi.
Complications Of Hypothyroidism: Fertility, Weight And More
The thyroid gland is a small butterfly-shaped gland located in the front of the neck. Hypothyroidism is a medical condition in which the thyroid gland becomes underactive.
What Causes Hypothyroidism?
Hypothyroidism results when the thyroid gland fails to produce enough hormones. Hypothyroidism may be due to a number of factors.
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