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What Is Peptic Ulcer Disease?

peptic ulcer disease

Peptic ulcer disease refers to painful sores or ulcers in the lining of the stomach or first part of the small intestine, called the duodenum. What Causes Ulcers? No single cause has been found for ulcers. However, it is now clear that an ulcer is the end result of an imbalance between digestive fluids in the stomach and duodenum. Most ...

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Fatty Liver Disease

fatty liver disease

Fatty Liver Disease Fatty liver, or steatosis, is a term that describes the buildup of fat in the liver. While it’s normal to have some fat in your liver, more than 5 to 10 percent of your liver weight is fat in the case of fatty liver. Fatty liver is a reversible condition that can be resolved with changed behaviors. ...

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Glaucoma and Your Eyes


What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a condition that causes damage to your eye’s optic nerve and gets worse over time. It’s often associated with a buildup of pressure inside the eye. Glaucoma tends to be inherited and may not show up until later in life. The increased pressure, called intraocular pressure, can damage the optic nerve, which transmits images to ...

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Uterine Fibroids/Myomas


Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths of the uterus that often appear during childbearing years. Also called leiomyomas (lie-o-my-O-muhs) or myomas, uterine fibroids aren’t associated with an increased risk of uterine cancer and almost never develop into cancer. Uterine fibroids develop from the smooth muscular tissue of the uterus (myometrium). A single cell divides repeatedly, eventually creating a firm, rubbery mass ...

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Nail Fungus


Nail fungus is a common condition that begins as a white or yellow spot under the tip of your fingernail or toenail. As the fungal infection goes deeper, nail fungus may cause your nail to discolor, thicken and crumble at the edge. It can affect several nails but usually not all of them. If your condition is mild and not ...

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Health benefits of Cinnamon

1. High Source of Antioxidants Cinnamon is packed with a variety of protective antioxidants that reduce free radical damage and slow the aging process; in fact researchers have identified forty-one different protective compounds of cinnamon to date! According to the OTAC scale, which is used to measure the concentration of antioxidants in different foods, cinnamon ranks #7 of all foods, ...

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What causes bleeding gums

Bleeding gums

Bleeding gums Bleeding gums can be a sign that you have or are at risk for gum disease. Ongoing gum bleeding may be due to serious medical conditions such as leukemia and bleeding and platelet disorders. Causes The main cause of bleeding gum is the buildup of plaque at the gum line. This will lead to a condition called gingivitis, ...

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Symptoms of Cancer that Many Ignore


A lot of people ignore these symptoms because they feel that this is something that is not so serious. Be careful, if it happens to you on a regular basis, it can be a symptom of cancer… This disease Acid reflux that lasts three weeks or longer, and bothers you on a daily basis, can be one of the first signs of ...

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Giardiasis Giardiasis is a waterborne disease. Your child can catch the infection if she drinks from a contaminated water source. Children are more likely to catch giardiasis in areas with inadequate water and sanitation facilities or places where many people are in close contact, such as child care centres. Giardiasis is also known as beaver fever because it may be ...

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Signs of unhealthy vagina

Healthy vagina

All ladies ought to be worried about their vaginal wellbeing. A healthy vagina is actually acidic and contains rich amounts of gainful bacteria that assist fight with the infections and keep up a typical pH level. A healthy vagina will likewise secrete little measures of discharge to keep itself perfect, much as saliva is delivered to help cleanse your mouth. ...

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