Wednesday , 17 January 2018

Health Tips

What you need to know about Cataract

cataract

What is Cataract? A cataract is a painless, cloudy area in the lens of the eye that blocks the passage of light to the retina. What causes cataracts? Aging and exposure to sunlight can cause cataract? Changes in your eyes are often a normal part of aging. But the changes do not always lead to cataract. Cataracts can also happen ...

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Acne Vulgaris

Acne Vulgaris

What is Acne? Acne is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that causes spots and pimples,especially on the face, shoulders, back, neck, chest, and upper arms. Causes Though acne is essentially a normal physiological occurrence, certain conditions may aggravate the condition including: Fluctuating hormone levels around the time of periods in women Manipulating (picking/prodding) acne lesions Clothing and headgear (for example ...

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Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)

What Is Dry Mouth? Dry mouth is often due to the side effect of certain medications or aging issues or as a result of radiation therapy for cancer. Less often, dry mouth may be caused by a condition that directly affects the salivary glands. Decreased saliva and dry mouth can range from being merely a nuisance to something that has ...

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What are the reasons for itchy ear?

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What are the reasons for itchy ear? No matter the cause of your itch, it’s never a good idea to stick any objects in your ears. You could damage your inner ear, including the tiny bones that help you hear. Some reasons for itchy ears include: Buildup of Earwax. Wax is your body’s way of cleaning dead skin cells and dirt ...

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What is Meningitis

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MENINGITIS Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes (meninges) surrounding your brain and spinal cord. The swelling from meningitis typically triggers symptoms such as headache, fever and a stiff neck. Seek immediate medical care if you suspect that someone has meningitis. Early treatment of bacterial meningitis can prevent serious complication SYMPTOMS Early meningitis symptoms may mimic the flu (influenza). Symptoms ...

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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

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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

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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

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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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