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Category Archives: Illness

Five Most Common Allergy Triggers

Written by S.O.

Posted on November 2, 2015 at 7:30 am

allergy Knowing your allergies is extremely important. But, knowing what caused those allergies is even more important. Being exposed to a pollution-congested environment can make the body more prone to infections. Around 50 million people in the United States are estimated to have some kind of allergy, and this figure continues to escalate. Listed b .......

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5 Common Illnesses You Should NOT Neglect

Written by S.O.

Posted on October 30, 2015 at 7:30 am

Portrait of an upset young man sitting on a bed - Indoor We often neglect some common illnesses by considering them minor and thinking they would go away on their own. Your neglect of a common illness and avoidance to seek medical assistance has the potential to create major health complications. The illnesses we deem minor are often the initial signs .......

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How To Thrive With Diabetes

Written by S.O.

Posted on October 23, 2015 at 7:30 am

yes diabetes If you have been diagnosed with diabetes then it is time to take a critical look at what factors made you vulnerable to the disease. The genetic factor obviously leaves you more prone to developing diabetes, but the risk is definitely increased by unhealthy lifestyle choices, being overweight, and having low activity levels. A diagn .......

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Can Wearing Contact Lenses Negatively Impact Your Eyes?

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Posted on October 13, 2015 at 7:30 am

Contact lenses are one of the most convenient and safe methods of correcting vision problems. They are the preferred choice of many people who are uncomfortable with eyeglasses or do not want to go through surgical procedures such as Lasik. Contacts are medical devices which correct vision problems by increasing or decreasing the focusing power of the eyes. Types of Vision Problems that Can be Corrected by Wearing Contacts 1. Myopia (commonly known as nearsightedness) 2. Hyperopia (commonly know .......

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Five Types of Fever

Written by S.O.

Posted on October 8, 2015 at 7:30 am

A fever signifies an abnormal, temporary rise in body temperature due to a medical condition. The rise can be continuous or may cycle over time. The onset of fever can occur due to a myriad of different medical conditions. Normally the human body has a temperature in the range of 37.5-38.3°C (99.5-100.9°F). If an illness occurs, body temperature rises above normal values and might go to extremes of 41-42°C (105.8-107.6°F). Malarial Fever Malaria is a disease caused by a type of parasite cat .......

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Have a Nail Biting Habit?

Written by S.O.

Posted on October 5, 2015 at 7:30 am

Nail biting is a behavior that is usually exhibited by people who have more than average levels of nervousness and/or anxiety. It can be a hard habit to change because of set behavioral patterns. Since it is used as a method of coping during stressful times, people find it very hard to let go of. Most nail biters assume that they are not harming themselves in any way. This is a common misconception. Regular nail biting will change the growth and structure of your nails, as well as causing other .......

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5 Breathing Disorders You Might Be Suffering From

Written by S.O.

Posted on September 30, 2015 at 7:30 am

Many different disorders affect the human respiratory system. Most of these cause serious health complications for the patient and are often chronic conditions. These can happen to anyone, but genetic pre-disposition and environmental factors also play a role. At times, people tend to neglect signs of breathing disorders simply because they’re not aware of the symptoms. To help you in this regard and to live a healthy life, given below are some tips: (1) Asthma Asthma is a chronic condition th .......

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3 Common Chronic Diseases Better Treated Via Telemedicine

Written by S.O.

Posted on September 28, 2015 at 7:30 am

Telemedicine is a highly cost-effective option when it comes to managing diseases. It has become an increasingly important option and has been received with open arms by all. The increased interest is due to the fact that in recent years, technology has become cheaper and more universal. Telemedicine is for everyone, including patients that are suffering from chronic conditions. Most chronic conditions are difficult to manage; they need frequent monitoring of the patient’s health. This aspect .......

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Why You Should NOT Ignore Continuous Coughing

Written by S.O.

Posted on September 21, 2015 at 11:34 am

If you or someone you know is suffering from a cough, chances are it is related to a change in the weather or the seasons. Simple ailments, such as a sore throat, can also progress into a cough. But a persistent cough is one condition that needs to be addressed, as it may develop into a serious infection and cause you harm in a variety of ways. Coughing Can Cause Lifestyle Problems With a persistent cough, it can be next to impossible to even carry on a conversation. It also makes it difficult t .......

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