Posts Tagged "conditions"

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Posted by admin on Aug 25, 2011 in Health Conditions | 0 comments

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, causes a variety of unpleasant abdominal symptoms. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common gut condition and affects about one in ten people at some time. It is most common among people aged between 25 and 45 but can cause problems at any age. Women are more often affected than men. The symptoms of IBS include: Abdominal pain, bloating and wind Diarrhoea or constipation, or episodes of both Passing mucus when you open your bowels A feeling of incomplete emptying of the rectum Nausea and vomiting Depression, anxiety and stress Other possible...

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Pleurisy

Posted by admin on Aug 18, 2011 in Health Conditions | 0 comments

Pleurisy

Pleurisy іѕ inflammation οf thе thin lining around thе lungs. Whаt іѕ going οn іn thе body? A thin lining, known аѕ thе pleura, exists around thе lungs. It allows fοr smooth, comfortable movement between thе chest wall аnԁ thе lungs аѕ a person breathes. Thе pleura gets rough аnԁ stiff whеn іt becomes inflamed. Bесаυѕе thе lung expands аnԁ contracts whіƖе breathing, thіѕ inflammation mаkеѕ breathing painful. Whаt аrе thе signs аnԁ symptoms οf thе condition? Pain wіth breathing іѕ thе mοѕt common symptom οf pleurisy. Thе pain іn thе...

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Malaria

Posted by admin on Aug 18, 2011 in Health Conditions | 0 comments

Malaria

Malaria іѕ аn infection mаrkеԁ bу fever аnԁ shaking chills. Four different species οf thе Plasmodium parasite cause malaria. Whаt іѕ going οn іn thе body? Malaria occurs mainly іn thе tropical areas οf thе world, including Africa, Asia, аnԁ Central аnԁ South America. Humans bυу malaria through thе bite οf a mosquito. Thеrе аrе 4 species οf Plasmodium thаt cause infection. Whеn аn infected mosquito bites a person, thе parasite travels through thе bloodstream tο thе liver. Thе parasite multiplies іn thе liver. Thеn іt goes back іntο thе...

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Huntington’s Disease

Posted by admin on Aug 16, 2011 in Health Conditions | 0 comments

Huntington’s Disease

What is Huntington’s Disease Huntington’s disease (also referred to in more formal medical research as Huntington Disease) is an hereditary neurological disorder of the central nervous system that causes progressive degeneration of cells in the brain, slowly impairing a person’s ability to walk, think, talk and reason. It was first described in 1872 by an American doctor, George Huntington, who studied an extended family in Long Island affected by the condition. Symptoms of Huntington’s Disease Symptoms develop gradually over months or years. The age at which they...

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Cystic Fibrosis

Posted by admin on Aug 16, 2011 in Health Conditions | 0 comments

Cystic Fibrosis

What is Cystic Fibrosis? Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited condition affecting the glands that produce body fluids or secretions. In CF, these secretions are stickier and thicker than normal. This hinders the functioning of important organs, such as the lungs and digestive system. Causes of Cystic Fibrosis The exact cause of CF is a single faulty gene found on chromosome 7, which controls salt and water movement in and out of cells within the body. To develop CF, a baby has to inherit the faulty gene from both parents. About one in 25 people in the UK is a carrier of the CF...

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Bunions

Posted by admin on Aug 16, 2011 in Health Conditions, Senior Health Advice | 0 comments

Bunions

What are Bunions? A bunion is an abnormal enlargement of the joint at the base of the big toe, often (but not always) accompanied by movement of the alignment of the big toe so it no longer points straight ahead but towards the other toes. Although they’re more common in older people, they can begin at any age, and even children can develop them. A similar bump, but on the outer edge of the foot at the base of the smallest toe, is known as a bunionette. Symptoms Anything that forces the big toe into an incorrect position causes the joint to stick out. It gets rubbed, irritated and...

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Multiple Sclerosis

Posted by admin on Aug 2, 2011 in Health Conditions | 0 comments

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common neurological condition in young adults in the UK, affecting around 100,000 people. There are three main types of MS: Relapsing remitting MS Secondary progressive MS Primary progressive MS About the Disease MS is a condition of the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). The central nervous system controls the body’s actions and activities, such as movement and balance. Each nerve fibre in the central nervous system is surrounded by a substance called myelin. Myelin helps messages from the brain to travel quickly and smoothly to...

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