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Watch out for Newborn Baby's Breath Sounds

Newborn breath sounds that occur occasionally are generally normal. But Mother still needs to be vigilant, because sometimes the sound of breathing in this baby can be a sign that your child is experiencing an illness, especially if accompanied by certain symptoms. No need to panic if the breath of the newborn Little sounds or sounds like a snort. This is because the newborn still needs time to adapt to breathe through his nose. This condition usually lasts for several weeks. Breath sounds in newborns can also be caused by mucus in the nose. The baby's airway has not been able to clear the mucus properly by itself, so the air flow when breathing through the nose will make a sound. In addition, newborn airways are still narrow in size. It can also make mucus easily get stuck in the airway and make sounds when it breathes. However, breathing sounds in newborns can also indicate your child has difficulty breathing. One reason is bronchiolitis. This condition is usually accompan…
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Corrugated Nails, Recognize the Causes Here

Wavy nails can occur to anyone, but tend to be more frequent in the elderly. Corrugated nails can be caused by many things, such as wounds, nutritional deficiencies, the aging process, to certain medical conditions. Based on the pattern, corrugated nails can be divided into two, namely horizontal (transverse) and vertical (longitudinal) corrugated nails. Each of these patterns has different causal factors. Vertical Corrugated Nails In vertical wavy nails, waves emerge from the tips of the nails to the cuticles. Vertical wavy nails are more common in the elderly, because with age, growth or cell turnover in nails becomes slower. Besides the age factor, there are several medical conditions that can cause vertical nails to wave, which are: Iron deficiency anemia This condition can cause the nail to wave vertically and look concave like a spoon. In addition, anemia due to iron deficiency also makes nails brittle and break easily. Trachyonychia Trachyonychia is a condition where na…

High PSA Level Does Not Always Mean Prostate Cancer

High PSA levels are usually directly associated with prostate cancer. In fact, men who have high PSA levels may experience other conditions that have absolutely nothing to do with malignancy in the prostate gland. PSA (prostate specific antigen) or prostate specific antigen is a protein produced by cells in the prostate gland. The prostate gland itself is located just below the bladder of a man and functions to protect and enrich sperm. High levels of PSA in the blood, indicating something is happening to the prostate gland. Normal PSA Level Normal PSA levels vary depending on age and race. The following are normal PSA levels in Asian people: Ages 40-49: normal PSA levels 2.0 ng / mLAges 50-59: normal PSA levels 3.0 ng / mLAges 60-69: normal PSA levels 4.0 ng / mLAges 70-75: normal PSA levels 5.0 ng / mLOther Causes That Make High PSA Levels To diagnose prostate cancer, other tests are needed besides the PSA level test, which includes physical examination, imaging, and prostate …