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How the Urinary Tract System Works

The human body is an amazing complex organism that has the ability to take in simple nutrients and water and turn them into muscle, bone and organ systems which take care of a significant number of bodily functions. During the metabolism of these nutrients the body also produces waste products which are left behind in […]

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Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of Dyspnea

Dyspnea is the medical term used to describe feeling of breathlessness, inadequate or difficult breathing. Being short of breath is something most people have experienced after intense physical exertion, but when this sensation is disproportionate to levels of physical activity, it is typically a symptom of another medical condition. There are a variety of medical […]

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Menopause and Weight Gain

Just when you think the worst is over, that is all of the symptoms and pain you have gone through during menopause; there is another component which reveals itself. Weight gain begins primarily during perimenopause. It is estimated that a woman may gain a pound a year during this time. Is menopause and weight gain […]

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What is Hypothyroid?

Your thyroid gland is responsible for metabolic functioning in your body. It is a large endocrine gland that lies in the neck region. This gland makes proteins and regulates how quickly we burn energy. It, as well, produces the hormones, thyroxine, and triiodothyronine along with calcitonin. When your thyroid does not work as fast or […]

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Dealing With a Prolapsed Bladder

A cystocele can also be called a prolapsed bladder and can occur from excessive straining, such as during heavy lifting, chronic constipation or during childbirth. This condition is common in older women who have given birth to several children. A cystocele develops when the wall between the bladder and a woman’s vagina weakens and the […]

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Vitamin C and the Winter Cold

We are more susceptible to colds and flu when the weather grows cold.  Your grandmother would say that it is because you don’t wear your coat outside whereas some believe that vitamin C in larger doses during the winter months especially can help combat colds, but, does it really help? It has always been a […]

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Hemorrhoid Prevention

Hemorrhoids are another form of varicose veins that occurs inside or protruding outside of the rectum. Varicose veins develop when the one-way valves in the veins are damaged and allow the blood to pool. This pooling causes the veins to become distended, causing itchiness, pain, discomfort and bleeding. This condition also doesn’t allow the body […]

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Learning About Spinal Arthritis

Arthritis is a generic medical term used to encompass over 100 different medical conditions that cause pain, swelling and inflammation, primarily in the joints. Arthritis in the spine is one form of arthritis that can be painful and debilitating. It often affects individuals who are age 40 or older. If left untreated these people suffer […]

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Dealing with Menopause, Naturally

Dealing with Menopause, Naturally

Nature has its way to deal with menopause.  There are certain occasions that a woman who is in this stage of her life does not respond well to medical treatment in alleviating the symptoms.  The best alternative way is to treat it with nature’s help. Symptoms of Menopause Studies show that one of the most […]

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