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Respiratory Diagnostic Tests And Procedures

Breathing is a natural process that many people take for granted… until they run into trouble. If you have chronic respiratory problems, you will appreciate the importance of just being able to breathe normally. There are numerous diagnostic tests that can reveal problems which can then be treated. Asthma is a very common respiratory problem, […]

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Causes Of Type 2 Diabetes

Recent statistics show that more than 95% of people suffering from diabetes have type 2 diabetes, while 5% have type 1 diabetes. Type 2 happens when your pancreas either doesn’t create enough insulin to stabilize your blood glucose levels, or if your body is resistant to the insulin that is produced. There are numerous causes […]

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Diagnosing Multiple Sclerosis

In simplest terms, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic auto-immune disease that causes damage to the protective sheaths of the nerve cells in your spinal cord and brain. The cause of the disease isn’t fully understood yet, but recent studies highlight these potential triggers: genes, environment, viruses and problems with the immune system. There are […]

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Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

The symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease can vary from person to person, and they will change as the disease progresses. Please keep in mind that symptoms of stages can blend together, so it’s not necessarily black and white. First stage. No impairment. There are no symptoms at all. Second stage. Very mild impairment. Although nobody can […]

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Multiple Sclerosis Treatment

Treatment Options For Multiple Sclerosis

If you have Multiple Sclerosis (MS) there are various forms of treatment, but choosing the most effective one depends on your symptoms, how long you have had MS, and which type you have. Inflammation is a common problem with MS; since it can cause other health related issues as well, sometimes corticosteroids are prescribed, to […]

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Eight Asthma Myths Debunked

Asthma can be very debilitating and many people suffer from it every year. However, there are also a lot of myths that fool people into believing things that just aren’t true. The time has come to clarify some of the most common asthma myths.   Myth: People only ever need asthma medication when they have […]

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Osteoarthritis Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Osteoarthritis affects the entire joint, i.e. muscles, cartilage, bone and ligaments. Osteoarthritis can affect any joint in your body, but the most common ones are the big toe, fingers, hips and knees. It makes the cartilage that cushions your joints wear down, causing pain, stiffness and other problems. Causes. Around 27 million people in the […]

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Kidney Stones: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

A kidney stone is a mineral that’s hard and crystalline in appearance. It starts with a tiny speck of calcium from urine forming in the ureter or kidney, and then other minerals attach themselves to it, increasing its size to a stone. Then, these stones start moving and block the urine flow. Many people describe […]

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Tobacco, Smoking and Lung Cancer

Tobacco is hazardous to the health of smokers and non-smokers. Non-smokers can suffer from passive smoking if they mix with people who smoke. As an example, if you are at a party where a few people are smoking and you inhale that smoke, it can harm you too. Many smokers do not realize that if […]

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aging and foot care

Aging and Foot Care

As people get older, they are more likely to have feet problems, because it may be harder to care for them properly. Elderly people may live alone, may be married, may be living with other family members or could be living in an aged care facility. In the latter case, there are trained people on […]

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