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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
May 13, 2019

Home remedies for fibromyalgia

Doctors and researchers don’t fully understand what causes fibromyalgia. Although there isn’t a cure for fibromyalgia, there are ways to manage it using specific lifestyle changes, natural remedies and certain medications.
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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
May 13, 2019

Why are your lips dry?

We all have dry, chapped lips sometimes. But if you have them often and to the point where they are painful and bleeding, there may be a medical reason why. Finding out why your lips are dry and painful can help you choose the right treatment.
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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
May 12, 2019

Could your swelling be from lymphedema?

Lymphedema is a long-term condition where excess fluids in your tissues cause swelling in your arms and legs. It develops when your lymphatic system doesn’t work properly, and this can be due to several causes – some quite serious.
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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
April 8, 2019

What to do when a pain in the butt is a pain in the butt

You’ve been spasming, having difficulty passing a poop, or have even seen streaks of blood after a stool. Don’t panic. Anal pain, or proctalgia, is not often a sign of any major problem, but might sometimes need medical attention.
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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
April 8, 2019

Why do women get cold more easily than men?

There’s a reason why men are always draping their coats over women’s shoulders in movies, and often in real life. And no, it’s not (just) in the name of romance. Turns out that on average, women are more sensitive to the cold than men are.
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HeadachesSymptoms, Aches & Pains
March 19, 2019

How to prevent and treat early-morning headaches

Waking up with a pounding headache is not a great way to start the day. Headaches are very common. In fact, research shows that tension headaches and migraines are the second and third most prevalent disorders in the world.
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HeadachesSymptoms, Aches & Pains
November 30, 2018

Foods that trigger headaches

Your head has been throbbing the entire day and you have no idea why. Before popping a pill, you should probably check your diet. Healthy food can boost your health and make you feel good, but certain foods can also cause headaches. What’s more; eating habits like fasting, skipping meals and dehydration could also all be headache culprits. Here are a few of the most common headache and migraine food triggers. Cured meats Deli meats like ham, sausage and hot dogs are convenient lunch and breakfast options but these cured meats contain preservatives called nitrates, which is what helps preserve…
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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
October 22, 2018

What to do when you get bitten or stung

Outdoor fun during summer comes with a high risk of insect bites and stings. In most cases, these aren’t serious and get better in no time. In some cases, however, insect bites can cause an allergic reaction. This can either be a mild reaction causing the affected part to swell and become painful, or a severe reaction that could become life-threatening. With a more severe allergic reaction, you could become dizzy, nauseous, have breathing difficulties, find yourself wheezing, have chest pain, cramps, a swollen face or mouth and a blotchy rash that spreads to other parts of the body. If…
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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
October 22, 2018

Why do you have cold feet?

If your feet are chilly, the simplest reason is a lack of warmth. But if bundling up in thick socks doesn't help to defrost your feet, there may be another cause.  Poor circulation One of the most common causes of cold feet is poor circulation (slow blood flow). Poor circulation makes it difficult for enough warm blood to reach your feet regularly. This keeps your feet cooler than the rest of your body. Circulation problems can stem from a heart condition. If your heart isn’t functioning properly, it struggles to pump blood throughout your body quickly enough. Poor circulation can…
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