The weather is getting cooler, the breeze is picking up and the daylight is getting shorter. And, you know what that means; the holidays are right around the corner. Holiday gatherings with family and friends comes merriment, laughter and potential alcohol consumption.
Rosy cheeks, blushing, tickled pink – all terms that have been coined over time as terms of endearment and are usually associated with the color of our face after experiencing an emotion. However, in some, having a rosy complexion could be caused by an underlying skin condition.
The foramen ovale is a hole between the top two chambers of the heart that creates a tunnel for blood to properly oxygenate while a baby is in the womb. After birth, this is no longer necessary and in about 75% of people, this tunnel closes within the first several months of life. The remaining 25% of people have a patent foramen ovale, which may go undetected throughout their life but may cause problems for some.