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Scoliosis – More Than Just a Curve in Your Back

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The spine of the human body consists of 24 vertebrae. There are 7 cervical vertebrae in the Scoliosis is a potentially crippling condition that can cause deformity in children. Early detection and treatment, therefore, is extremely important in reducing or eliminating these effects and their subsequent impact on the person’s life. Neck, 12 thoracic vertebrae in the back, and 5 lumbar...

Lower Back Pain

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One of the most common problems of the elderly is that of lower back pain. This does not mean, however, that lower back pain or lumbago is not common in other age groups as well. Fortunately, it often subsides within a short time with little or no treatment. Because the lumbar region of the back (the small of the back) undergoes considerable stress when a person twists or lifts, it can become...

Multiple Sclerosis – What Are the Effects

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What is multiple sclerosis? Multiple sclerosis is a central nervous system disorder characterized by damage to the messages transmitted to and from the brain. These messages generally control the way the body works. Thus, any damage can cause problems with vision, memory, balance and movement. It may also affect the ability to feel sensation, pain and vibration. The human body is serviced by an...

Ovarian Cancer – Don’t Ignore the Warning Signs

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Around 1.5 percent of women are likely to develop ovarian cancer at some stage of their life. It is less common than breast cancer but is considered as the most serious and fatal of all gynecological cancers. The reason for this is that the cancer is usually advanced before it is diagnosed, making treatment difficult. The ovaries cannot be easily examined and, because the warning signs are...

Hydrotherapy – Therapy in Water

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Hydrotherapy, as its name suggests, is a therapy that takes place in an environment where patients are immersed in warm water. This allows them to exercise painlessly, aiding recovery from a wide variety of conditions. Many large hospitals use this form of underwater therapy to assist patients to overcome conditions where movement is limited because of paralysis or pain or where muscles have been...

Indigestion – It May be More Than a Pain in the Stomach

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Most of us never even notice the internal workings of our digestive system. Occasionally, we may have a bit of a tummy rumble or belch but nothing more. Indigestion is a common disorder and is characterized by pain and a nauseous and full feeling in the stomach. It often occurs after we have eaten or overeaten the wrong types of food. Severe or persistent indigestion may need treatment as it may...

Miscarriage – Dealing With the Emotional Impact

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Miscarriage is the term given to the loss of a baby before it reaches full term. Often, people regard this as bad luck, particularly if it happens in the early weeks of pregnancy. It is difficult for many to fully comprehend the power of a woman’s grief upon this loss as few can understand that the bonding process between mother and child began when she became pregnant. For some reason...

Sunstroke or Heatstroke – What You Need to Know

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Sunstroke is a very dangerous condition which can be fatal or, at best, can cause permanent damage. This happens when the body’s thermostat fails to work because of overheating. This condition is not just one that occurs from exposure to too much sun but can be caused by extreme heat in any environment, including workplace environments such as steelworks. Although this condition is called...

Scabies – Easy to Catch, Easy to Cure

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Scabies is caused by mites and is characterized by a skin infection which is extremely itchy and irritating. Antiparasitic lotion used as per the directions is normally all that is needed to cure this condition. The mites that cause scabies are very tiny and lay their eggs underneath your skin by burrowing and creating a tunnel to use for this purpose. This is the area where all stages of the...

Hemorrhoids – Ouch, What a Pain in the Backside

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Hemorrhoids occur when the veins is the rectum become swollen and cause irritation. Hemorrhoids, in most instances, are a minor medical problem. They can be uncomfortable and painful and can cause much embarrassment to the sufferer. However, they are easy to treat and are often cured without too much pain. Hemorrhoids are often referred to as piles, a term that is applied to a number of different...

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