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Alpha rhythm - what is it?

Alpha rhythm - what is it?

Normal brain waves: Normal if pertaining to brain wave activity. No such verbiage is used in cardiology. ...Read more

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What do alpha and beta interferons do?

What do alpha and beta interferons do?

Interferons: Used to treat several diseases, mainly multiple sclerosis, and hepatitis c, according to severity and degree of responsiveness,mainly they modulate the immune system ...Read more

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Is it a big deal if you have alpha thalsemia?

Is it a big deal if you have alpha thalsemia?

Depends: There are four genes for the Alpha chain of hemoglobin. Loss of one gene is asymptomatic, loss of two may cause mild anemia, loss of three usually causes severe anemia, loss of all four is not compatible with life. ...Read more

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Why might interferon alpha be prescibed?

Why might interferon alpha be prescibed?

Various: Interferon Alpha is used for treatment of chronic hepatitis b and c, follicular non-hodgkin lymphoma, kaposi's sarcoma in aids patients, and anogenital warts. Other uses are under investigation, such as for carcinoid, multiple myeloma, renal cell carcinoma, and others. ...Read more

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Could alpha gpc increase an asthmatic attack?

Could alpha gpc increase an asthmatic attack?

Asthma exacerbations: There are many things that make asthma worse. Allergies, infections, chemicals, exercise, and weather changes. If you feel alpha gpc is making your asthma worse, then I would avoid. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is alpha 1antitripsin deficiency?

Could you explain what is alpha 1antitripsin deficiency?

Enzyme: Deficiency is a condition in which the body does not make enough of a protein that protects the lungs and liver from damage. The condition can lead to emphysema and liver disease. ...Read more

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What is the difference between alpha and beta thalassemia? are both the symptoms the same?

What is the difference between alpha and beta thalassemia?  are both the symptoms the same?

Similar but differen: Alpha and beta thalassemia are distinct and different disorders since they diminish the production of distinct and different globin polypeptide chains and particularly in the homozygous state that has distinct and different consequences. Alpha and Beta Thal minor are similar Alpha Thal major is not compatable with life and results in miscarriage. Beta Thal major requires prolonged treatments etc. ...Read more

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What alpha blockers do when a person has prostatitis? How long do a person have to takes alpha blockers?

What alpha blockers do when a person has prostatitis? How long do a person have to takes alpha blockers?

See below: There is weak evidence that supports taking an Alpha blocker while you are being treated for prostatitis with a prolonged antibiotic course. As to why they may help, i think any answer would be speculative at best (in general, they act to relax the smooth muscle of the prostate and bladder neck), but most doctors will prescribe them for 4-6 weeks only in this situation. ...Read more