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Symptoms, Aches & Pains

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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Back Pain
October 21, 2014

Don’t let back pain affect your sex-life

Suffering from lower back pain? If you do, then it’s understandable that you’ll try your best to avoid being intimate with your partner for fear of igniting pain instead of passion. However, chronic backache doesn’t need to be the end of your sex life. With a few changes to your positions and pace, intimacy is possible and mutually satisfying. (more…)
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Back PainBone, Muscle & Joint
September 3, 2014

Could your desk job be affecting your posture?

Do you slouch when walking, or lean forward when working on a computer? Then it’s time for you to straighten up! We’re not kidding either - bad posture can affect your health and can cause a great deal of pain. Desk jobs are notorious for giving us posture problems because we tend to lean forward and stay in that lazy position for hours. Let’s take a deeper look into some of the most common forms of bad posture: (more…)
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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
August 23, 2014

5 Steps To Beat bad breath!

Halitosis! That’s the medical term for bad breath – a nasty condition that affects 25% of all adults, 1 in every 4 of us. Think of three of your closest friends, and if none of them have bad breath, then maybe you’re the one. How can you tell? Instead of blowing into your cupped hands, (or in your partners face), lick the back of your hand, let it dry for a few seconds, and then smell the surface. Bad breath is like any other body odour – it’s the result of bacteria living on or in the body giving off…
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Headaches
June 25, 2014

What is the difference between a tension headache and a migraine?

A headache is a headache, right? Wrong! There are many different types of headaches and it's important to differentiate between them so that you can get the right treatment AND know when to seek medical assistance! (more…)
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Headaches
January 8, 2014

Have a headache? know when it’s time to see a doctor

Headaches are a common affliction many people deal with on a regular basis. However, should you be concerned about your headaches and when should you see a doctor? There are many causes of headaches and seldom are they related to something severe, like a brain tumour. Most headaches can easily be treated with home remedies or a trip to the local pharmacy. Headaches are often caused by colds, eye-strain, sinus infection, dehydration, low blood sugar or stress. Dr. Albert Viljoen suggests taking an over-the-counter painkiller with a glass of water when you get a headache. However, if you notice any…
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Headaches
November 22, 2013

6 Ways to treat a migraine

Many effective treatments exist for persisting headaches, including over-the-counter medication, biofeedback, injections and implants, depending upon the precise type of headache. Botox also provides a useful means of effectively and safely treating headaches.  Try these useful tips the next time you experience a headache! Apply an ice pack to the painful area of your head. Try placing it on your forehead, temples, or the back of your neck. Take a warm bath or shower; a nap, or a walk. Ask someone to rub your neck and back, or treat yourself to an aromatherapy massage. Apply gentle, steady rotating pressure to…
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