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Symptoms, Aches & Pains

Symptoms, Aches & Pains
November 25, 2015

I think I sweat too much

It’s summertime in South Africa and that can only mean one thing: hot days are on their way. One way your body cools itself down is by sweating – it’s a complex cooling system that stop your body from overheating. The only problem is, sweat leads to smells. (more…)
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Back Pain
October 19, 2015

What could be causing your back pain?

Maybe you were showing off your latest dance moves last night, or slept in a weird position and woke up with a stiff back. Or it could be a sudden spasm that leaves you hunched over, or a constant pain that’s been hassling you for months. Whatever it is, you want to find out what’s causing it. The good news is, most cases of back pain aren’t caused by serious disease or injury, but rather by a minor strain or sprain, or an irritated or pinched nerve. This could be triggered by an everyday activity, or it can develop slowly…
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Headaches
September 10, 2015

Headaches? It could be your eyes!

Are you getting headaches more often than before? Do you feel them come on after you’ve been reading, researching or spending hours at your computer? If you’ve answered ‘Yes’ to any of these questions, it may be time to get an eye check-up. (more…)
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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
July 8, 2015

There is blood in my saliva! What now?

There is nothing more worrying than seeing blood where there shouldn’t be blood- and blood in the saliva is one of those places. There may be small specks, or there may be quite a lot, either way it is a clear sign that there is something going on. Here are a few common causes: (more…)
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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
May 28, 2015

7 Tips on how to manage body odour

We need to sweat! Even though it has a bad reputation, sweating is an incredible part of your body's design, to keep you cool, hydrate your skin and balance your body fluids and electrolytes. The problem is, it can lead to body odour. If you struggle with BO, here are some things you could try: (more…)
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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
March 23, 2015

Why do I have stomach pain?

Not again! Where is this pain in my stomach coming from? Do stomach cramps hit you when you least expect them? There are some obvious causes for stomach cramps, like the tummy bug or food poisoning, but what about unexpected causes? Here are 5 reasons that might be behind your mysterious pain. (more…)
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Headaches
January 11, 2015

Why am I dizzy?

The room spins and you feel light-headed, as if you could pass out. Or maybe you walk down the corridor, when it starts feeling like you're on a ship, rocking back-and-forth. Other than that, you may not have any symptoms. What could be wrong? What causes dizziness? Dizziness can be a side effect of a minor health issue, but it can also be a sign of something more serious - here are some of the usual causes of dizziness. (more…)
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Headaches
January 2, 2015

Migraines: Tips on helping you get through it

Do you feel a headache coming or are you suffering from one right now? It's a real pain (pardon the pun), especially while you're at work. More often than not, headaches and migraines affect your productivity at work and your ability to do things when you're at home, like cook. Sometimes headaches are so strong that all you want to do is sleep. So what should you do about it? The good news is, there are ways to find relief. Many effective treatments exist for persisting headaches, including over-the-counter medication, biofeedback, injections and implants, depending upon the precise type of headache.…
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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
November 18, 2014

5 Weird pain facts

We all think we know what pain is, but the truth of the matter is that we actually don’t. While we can feel physical and emotional pain, scientists don’t really know how to explain it. Pain isn’t just something that hurts and it’s more than just electrical impulses sent through our nerves. Here’re five lesser-known facts about pain. (more…)
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