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Arthritis Complications

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The basic health complication from arthritis is stiffness of the joint.  The restrictions of your body’s range of motion are due to inflammation and pain of the joint or from actual damage to the joint.  As for osteoarthritis, bone spurs can develop on a normal bone causing pain and compression of the nerves as well as restriction of body motion. Rheumatoid arthritis, on the other hand, damages the joint’s synovial lining which eventually causes the … Continue reading

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October 27th, 2013 at 3:50 am

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Anemia – Tests and Diagnosis

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The diagnosis for your anemia may be based on the findings of your family and medical histories, your physical examination and from procedures and tests.

Anemia frequently does not cause any symptom manifestation and the doctor may discover it when studying a different condition that may be related to your anemia.

Family and Medical Histories

The doctor will study your family history and may see if anyone in your family has suffered from anemia. He … Continue reading

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October 27th, 2013 at 3:48 am

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Allergic Reaction Treatments and Drugs

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There may be no real cure for allergic reactions but, nevertheless, a vast array of medicines both over-the-counter and prescription, are available to address irritating and uncomfortable symptoms such as congestion, headache and runny nose. Some of the most popular of these medicines are corticosteroids, combination medications, antihistamines and decongestants among many others. Other treatment procedures for allergic reactions can include allergy shots that boost the body’s ability to fight the allergens.

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October 27th, 2013 at 3:43 am

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Insomnia – Preparing For your Appointment

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You need to consult with your doctor if you’re having problems with your sleep. In order to make your appointment productive, help your doctor by coming fully prepared for your insomnia appointment.  Listed below are some tips that can better prepare you for your appointment.

What you can do

  • Know beforehand if there are any requests from your doctor you need to fulfill prior to your appointment – Your physician may request that you
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October 27th, 2013 at 3:40 am

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Drug Addiction – Coping and Support

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Coping with one’s drug addiction can be a lifetime process. The person suffering from drug addiction may utilize different coping strategies to make him stay on the path to recovery and normalcy of life. Some of the coping strategies are oftentimes used by rehab counselors to help their patients successfully treat their addiction.

One of the ways the recovering addict can do to stay sober is to control his emotions through logical thinking.  Drug addicts … Continue reading

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October 18th, 2013 at 2:48 am

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Low Blood Pressure – Preparing for Your Appointment

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You can list down all medications (including any steroids, herbs, supplements, prescription and over-the-counter medicines) you are taking and bring that list along when you come in to have your blood pressure examined. Unless your physician says otherwise, continue taking your prescription and over-the-counter medications whether or not they affect your blood pressure.

Oftentimes, doctor’s appointments are not long enough for you to know more about your condition; hence, it’s a good idea to prepare … Continue reading

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October 18th, 2013 at 2:48 am

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Asthma – Preparing for your Appointment

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When you begin suffering from more severe attacks of asthma, the best thing to do is to consult your general practitioner or family doctor.  After assessing your condition, your GP or physician may refer you to either a pulmonologist or an allergist. Time limitations to your appointment may require you to be well prepared to get the most information possible for your condition. Listed below are relevant information to make you well prepared as well … Continue reading

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October 18th, 2013 at 2:09 am

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Dry Skin Complications

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One of the likeliest complications derived from dry skin is bacterial infection that often is caused by extreme itching that tends to lead to abrasions or cuts; the severe itching and scratching response can be termed as an itch-scratch-rash-itch” repetition. When the persistent scratching leads to cuts or cracks in the skin, pathogens can then enter into the bloodstream and infect the body.

Some of the other complications of dry skin can include:

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October 12th, 2013 at 7:50 am

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Definition of Premenstrual Syndrome

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Premenstrual syndrome or PMS is also referred to as PMT or premenstrual tension. This type of condition is a collated form of emotional, physical and psychological symptoms that is associated with a woman’s menstrual cycle. Though most females of child-bearing age have physical and psychological symptoms that can be attributed to normal ovary functions like bloating or tenderness of the breast, the medical definitions of PMS often refer to the frequent pattern of emotional and … Continue reading

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October 12th, 2013 at 7:48 am

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Lifestyle and Home Remedies

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Implementing home remedies and changes to diet and lifestyle that help prevent or lessen IBS symptoms should be as important in properly managing your symptoms as seeing your doctor and getting treatment for your condition. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can strike people of any age and causes stomach pain, constipation or diarrhea.

Diet Changes

When you have IBS, the muscles and nerves of your digestive system, particularly the neuromuscular system of your intestines become very … Continue reading

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October 5th, 2013 at 10:04 pm

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