InfuCare Rx has been privileged to provide care for many moms with NAIT affected pregnancies. There is perhaps no greater satisfaction and joy than to celebrate with these families the successful arrival of their healthy baby. Fetomaternal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (FMAIT) also known as Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (NAIT) is a condition that can occur in pregnancy when the mother inherits a platelet antigen from the baby’s father that is a mismatch to her own. This mismatch causes her immune system to mount a response known as “alloimmunization” recognizing her developing fetus’s platelets as foreign, attacking and destroying them. Platelets are tiny cells in our blood that assist in the formation of clots to prevent bleeding. A platelet count below normal is called thrombocytopenia.
Stress Awareness Month has been recognized every April since 1992, but this year it seems particularly important. Learning to cope with our stress and finding healthy ways to deal with these situations can go a long way in living a physically and mentally healthy life.
As you get older, your risk for some eye diseases increases. The good news is there is a lot you can do now to prevent eye problems. Many things you do to keep your body healthy can help you keep your eyes healthy too. Protecting your vision starts with caring for your overall health and well-being.
Mental illnesses are health conditions involving changes in emotion, thinking and behavior. The changes can be a combination of each condition. These conditions can be occasional or chronic and can alter someone’s ability to function daily during social, work and family activities.
Up to 20 million Americans have a thyroid condition — and up to 60 percent of them don’t know it. The thyroid can be either overactive or under-active. And both conditions can lead to big health problems. The thyroid is found in the middle of the lower neck. The hormones it produces (T3 and T4) affect every cell in the body. They help control your body temperature and heart rate; and help regulate the production of protein. If the thyroid produces too much — or too little T3 and T4, it can create problems. Specifically, those conditions are hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism.