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  • Arteriosclerosis
    The term "arteriosclerosis" is used to refer generally to all forms of narrowing or thickening of arteries. This eMedTV Web page describes the different types of arteriosclerosis, including atherosclerosis and focal calcific arteriosclerosis.
  • Arteroslerosis
    Arteriosclerosis is defined as the thickening and hardening of the arteries. This eMedTV page describes the various types of arteriosclerosis and offers a link to more detailed information. Arteroslerosis is a common misspelling of arteriosclerosis.
  • Asclera
    Asclera is a medication used in the treatment of reticular veins and spider veins. This segment of the eMedTV archives explains in detail how this drug works, important safety considerations to keep in mind during treatment, and side effects.
  • Asclera and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV resource explains that using Asclera (polidocanol) while breastfeeding is not likely to cause problems for a nursing infant, but there is still a theoretical risk of problems. It is best to discuss the issue with your healthcare provider.
  • Asclera and Pregnancy
    Although Asclera (polidocanol) may not present problems during pregnancy, the full risks are unknown. Thus, this eMedTV segment reminds pregnant women that the drug is a cosmetic treatment and should be delayed until after delivery, just to be safe.
  • Asclera Dosage
    As this eMedTV page explains, the dose of Asclera you are administered depends on the type of vein being treated. However, the usual amount is 0.1 to 0.3 mL, with no more than 10 mL used in a session. Certain precautions are necessary afterwards.
  • Asclera Drug Interactions
    Although clinical studies show that widespread exposure to Asclera is theoretically possible, this eMedTV article provides reassurance that drug interactions with Asclera are unlikely, given the way in which the medication is administered.
  • Asclera Medication Information
    The medication Asclera is used to treat reticular veins and spider veins. This eMedTV page provides information on how this drug works, why it is important to find a qualified healthcare provider for treatment, and links to more details on this product.
  • Asclera Overdose
    Although an Asclera (polidocanol) overdose is unlikely because a doctor gives the injection, this eMedTV article explains that problems could occur if the medication is injected improperly. No more than 10 mL should be injected per treatment session.
  • Asclera Side Effects
    Although most people have no problems during treatment with Asclera, side effects are possible. This eMedTV resource lists both common ones (such as injection side reactions) and rare but serious problems (such as signs of a stroke).
  • Asclera Uses
    The prescription drug Asclera has been approved to treat two types of varicose veins. This page from the eMedTV Web site discusses these uses for Asclera in more detail, with information on how it works and possible off-label uses.
  • Asclera Warnings and Precautions
    You will need to wear compression stockings for a time after treatment with Asclera. This eMedTV Web page provides other important safety precautions and warnings with Asclera that you need to know to ensure a safe, effective treatment process.
  • Atersclerosis
    Arteriosclerosis refers to the hardening and thickening of arteries. As this eMedTV resource explains, this condition is responsible for the majority of deaths in the United States. Atersclerosis is a common misspelling of arteriosclerosis.
  • Benefits of Pyridoxine
    Pyridoxine is often claimed to be beneficial for preventing migraines, kidney stones, and cancer. This eMedTV resource lists other supposed benefits of pyridoxine and explores how this vitamin may work for numerous different health problems.
  • Beta Thalassemia
    Beta thalassemia affects a person's ability to produce hemoglobin, which can result in anemia. This eMedTV segment takes a closer look at this disorder, including information on possible symptoms, treatment options, and inheritance patterns.
  • Beta Thalassemia Statistics
    This eMedTV page offers beta thalassemia statistics regarding the disease's prevalence. These statistics show that the condition occurs often in Mediterranean countries, North Africa, and the Middle East, but is less common in the United States.
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