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Symptoms, Aches & Pains

Symptoms, Aches & Pains
October 14, 2017

The causes and treatment for constant bruising

Are you always rushing around and bumping into objects, or sometimes just plain clumsy? Coming up “black and blue” full of bruises can be painful and unsightly.  Some bruises are quite harmless, while others can suggest a more serious problem! Have a look. What is a bruise? An area of skin discolouration, that does not become pale when you press it. A common skin bruise due to physical injury. It happens when small blood vessels are damaged, causing blood to leak underneath the skin. Also known as a “contusion” A bruise is initially reddish in colour, then becomes blue-purple over…
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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
September 27, 2017

Being constipated can save your life

We get it. No one wants to talk about bathroom issues. But it’s important to keep track of what's happening with your internal organs – especially when it comes to “build-up.” This symptom could be a red flag to serious conditions: and getting treatment on time, could mean the difference between life and death! Why does it happen? Being constipated can be extremely uncomfortable and miserable as your bowel movements have come to a sudden halt; it’s either really difficult to go or happens less frequently. Constipation will vary for everyone, and is usually related to your regular toilet habits,…
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Back Pain
September 5, 2017

Is your backache due to scoliosis? How to find out.

A constant pain in the back can place a real dampener on your day. This pain can stem from sports injuries or simply bad posture. But if yours persists, you may have scoliosis. A curve that hurts Scoliosis is the condition where your spine curves and rotates sideways in an unnatural way (almost like an S- or C-shape). This can affect your posture and movement, and cause pain and discomfort. There’s no known cause for scoliosis. In some cases, it may have been caused by an impact injury, an infection or disease. In other cases, the curve is only temporary…
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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
August 21, 2017

Get relief for that itchy bottom

We get it. This isn’t a problem you’re dying to share with your friends. The good news: it’s common. But it may be important to get looked at before it becomes serious. Anal itching (the fancy term is pruritis ani) can often be so annoying that you may struggle to concentrate during normal activities. And you can’t exactly scratch that area in a public space! In fact, scratching could make the problem worse, as you could spread bacteria to the area through your fingers. It can also lead to tears in the skin that can cause infection. Itchy factors Indigestion,…
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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
May 23, 2017

Why do I get motion sickness?

Have you ever been in a bus and felt dizzy for no reason? Say “hello” to the common traveller’s companion: motion sickness. Motion sickness simply means: a disturbance in your body’s sense of balance and equilibrium. Any mode of transport can cause motion sickness. What happens is your brain and body become confused and go into malfunction mode. What’s with the motion? You can feel motion sickness in a car, train, boat, an aeroplane, or even on a rollercoaster. The sickness usually goes away when the motion stops. Children between the ages of five and 12 who would usually be…
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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
February 28, 2017

Five reasons you’re feeling dizzy

Dizziness is a common symptom, which may mean different things to different people. Some use it to describe light-headedness, loss of balance, feeling faint or unsteady, or the sensation that the surroundings are spinning. Because dizziness can be used to describe more than a few feelings, it’s not always easy to identify the underlying cause. Possible causes: Postural hypotension is a sudden drop in blood pressure when you stand up too fast. When you stand, the blood vessels in your legs constrict which prevents blood from pooling in the veins in your legs. Blood remains in your legs, and the…
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HeadachesSymptoms, Aches & Pains
February 28, 2017

Is this a migraine or a sinus headache?

You feel the familiar throb of a headache beginning and just like that your day is ruined. Everyone gets a headache from time to time, and they can vary tremendously in severity to disrupt your life. It’s important to know the type of headache you have so that you can treat it properly. It’s easy to confuse a migraine and sinus headache, but there are differences. Your sinuses are air-filled spaces inside your forehead, cheekbones, and behind the bridge of your nose. When they’re inflamed, it’s usually from an allergic reaction or infection. These conditions make your sinuses swell, creating…
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Back Pain
February 23, 2017

Sore back? It could be degenerative disk disease

Ouch! You’ve barely lifted anything all day, but bending sends a jolt of pain up your back. Continuous painful aches in your back or legs could be signs of degenerative disc disease. When your discs lose their water content from the ravages of illness or age, they also lose their height, bringing your vertebrae closer together. As a result, the nerve endings of your spine become narrower. When this happens, your discs aren’t well able to absorb shock from normal activities like walking, running and jumping. A poor posture and incorrect body movements could also weaken your discs and cause…
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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
February 23, 2017

Ouch! I have a sore in my mouth

Sores inside the mouth are common for many people. They can appear on the lips, cheeks, tongue, gums, and palate. Depending on their size, severity, and location; mouth sores can make it difficult to eat, drink, swallow, talk, and breathe. Causes Mouth sores may develop if you: Bite your tongue, cheek or lip. Burn your mouth from hot food or drinks. Brush your teeth too hard or use a toothbrush with hard bristles. Experience irritation from a sharp or broken tooth, braces, or poorly fitted dentures. Chew tobacco. Mouth sores can also develop as a reaction to a medicine. Medications…
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Back PainBrain and Nervous System
January 31, 2017

Get a leg up on back pain

You hesitate to bend and lift things, and even reaching for something is painful. Back pain can make you feel years older than you actually are and if it isn’t managed, it could cause serious damage. There are different remedies that can be used to treat back pain and keeping your legs fit is one of them. If you're unsure, why not chat to one of our doctors? We'll help you figure out what's up. Sore back? You might be guilty of one of these… Being unfit increases your risk for back pain, especially if you work out in erratic bursts. Lack…
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