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Hiatal Hernias Explained

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Your diaphragm separates your chest cavity from your abdomen and has a small opening, known as the hiatus. Your oesophagus fits through this opening and connects to your stomach, but your stomach can also push up through this opening into your chest cavity, and this is referred to as a hiatal hernia.  Symptoms of a hiatal hernia include heartburn and chest pain, but it can also cause you to have problems swallowing, which can impact your nutritional intake. In some cases, stomach acid can damage the oesophagus, causing ulceration and a...

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3 Tips on Managing Hyperhidrosis

Posted by on Jun 25, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Hyperhidrosis (or excessive sweating) is a frustrating and oftentimes embarrassing condition. People afflicted with this condition may find that they sweat year round, even in very cold weather under sedentary conditions. Sufferers may also find that nervousness, anxiety or other emotional states can heighten or trigger their sweating response. Treatment is not always as simple as buying a high-strength antiperspirant and showering at least once a day. Treatment can be a system of trial and error, expensive and even ineffective. So if...

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Understanding the Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Options for Migraines

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Migraines can develop at any point in your life and episodes tend to come on suddenly, leaving you unable to fulfil work and social commitments. The frequency of migraine attacks vary between individuals, with some people experiencing several each week and others having only a few a year. Here’s what you need to know about migraines: Causes There’s been a significant amount of research and debate around the cause of migraines and there are several theories, but it’s often not possible to pinpoint the cause of an...

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5 Reasons Men Avoid a Doctor’s Visit & Why They Should Still Go

Posted by on May 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Men can be particularly stubborn when it comes to visiting a doctor. They may cover up worries or anxieties, but the truth is they should ignore these excuses and go visit the doctor anyway. Here are some of the common reasons and why you shouldn’t use them. Can’t Afford It It’s certainly true that health care costs have risen substantially in recent years. However, the government has programmes in place to help you meet the costs of examinations, prescriptions or treatments if needed. For example, healthcare professionals...

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How To Keep Your Hearing Aids Safe When Exercising

Posted by on Apr 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you enjoy exercising, you’ll know your hearing aids don’t always cope too well when you’re active. They can be damaged by sweat, get knocked off if you’re playing a rough sport and stop working if you get caught in the rain. Hearing aid accessories can keep your hearing aids safe while you play sport or enjoy that morning jog. Here’s an overview of common signs of damage and four accessories you may find useful: Signs Of Dirt Or Moisture Damage If you’re wondering if your hearing aids are already damaged...

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Understanding Eye Floaters and Flashes

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Eye floaters often present as small lines or jagged specks in your field of vision, while flashes can appear as flickering, zigzags or shimmering. Floaters and flashes are often harmless retinal cells that have separated from your eye and are floating in the jellylike protective coating around your eye. However, they can be symptoms of serious eye conditions and should never be ignored. Here’s an overview of the potential causes and treatment options: Causes of Floaters Causes of floaters include: Detachment of the protective coating...

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3 Reasons to Opt for Pre-marriage Genetic Counselling

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

While in many cultures it is encourages that couples marry within their ethnic group to maintain a strong sense of ethnic identity, this can cause problems with genetic similarities. Particularly in cultures with a small diaspora, the choice of eligible mates for marriage can be low, which can increase the risks of various genetically triggered illnesses. Read on to learn more about the reasons to get your self and your partner genetically tested as part of your pre marriage counselling. Learn how closely you are related In some cultures, in...

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Orthodontic Treatment: 4 Benefits of Getting Your Teeth Aligned

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Not everyone is born with a perfect smile. Quite a number of people have crowded or intertwined teeth by default. However, dental technology in the field of orthodontics provides everyone with a chance to have the perfect smile through teeth alignment. This applies to both children and adults. If you have poorly-aligned teeth, here’s why you should seek treatment from an orthodontist. Cosmetic changes The most noticeable change after orthodontic treatment is the appearance of your teeth. If you have crowded or wayward teeth, you will...

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Keep Your Sports Career in Shape: 3 Sports Injury Management Tips

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Sports injuries can bring your sporting career to an abrupt and unplanned end. Sports injuries not only affect your career as an athlete, but your lifestyle as well. Being that the mentioned injuries cannot be avoided, anyone serious about their sporting career needs to know what effective management of sports injuries entails. With this in mind, here are three essential tips on how to manage sports injuries.  Do Not Apply Heat on the Injured Area Application of heat on the sports injury should be avoided at all costs. This is especially...

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3 Things To Know About Breast Augmentation

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you’re thinking about having breast augmentation surgery, you have a lot of things you have to decide, such as what size breasts you want, what the implants will look like and what you can expect right after surgery. To help ease your mind, here are three things to know about breast augmentation. You Can View A Computer Model — Many plastic surgeons are able to take your dimensions, digital photos of your existing breasts and the dimensions of the implant you want to make a 3D computer mockup of what your new breasts will look...

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Should You Go to Hospital after a Sprain?

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Sprains affect your ligaments and muscles and they are usually treated at home. However, there may be some instances when you need to go to hospital. This is a common injury that usually occurs when you suddenly change speed or directly. The sprain can also be caused by a collision or fall. Sprain You can suffer from a sprain if one of your ligaments is torn, twisted or stretched. This typically happens when you apply excessive force to your joints. Ligaments are made of tissue and they are usually found around your joints. Their main purpose...

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