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What to know about hypokalemia

Hypokalemia describes a person having too little potassium in their blood. If it is severe, it can lead to muscle weakness, which can have many health consequences. The cause is usually a person’s body excreting too much potassium. Hypokalemia is always a symptom of another illness or a side effect of a medication. It is… Read More »

What to know about femoral neuropathy

Femoral neuropathy, or femoral nerve dysfunction, refers to any disorder that results from damage to the femoral nerve. The femoral nerve is one of the largest nerves in the body. It begins in the pelvis and separates into several smaller branches. These nerve branches control the movements of various leg muscles. The femoral nerve itself… Read More »

Medical News Today: What to know about ventriculoperitoneal shunt

A ventriculoperitoneal shunt is a medical device that doctors use to treat a brain condition called hydrocephalus. Hydrocephalus is a condition that causes fluid to build up on the brain, which increases the pressure around the brain. A ventriculoperitoneal shunt reduces that pressure. Doctors insert this medical device while a person is under general anesthetic.… Read More »