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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
July 16, 2018

Nauseous after eating? Here’s why

You’ve just finished a delicious meal and while it’s hit the spot, you’re starting to feel sick. Urgh. Why are you feeling nauseous? Your digestive system is a collection of organs that work together to break down what you eat or drink. When you eat, the food is digested and the nutrients are turned into energy. The process begins in your mouth when you chew and the food is broken down to be swallowed. Food travels down your food pipe and then to the stomach and intestines. Any problems during these processes may cause nausea after eating. Food poisoning If…

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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
June 18, 2018

What your tongue tells you about your health

Your tongue is one of the most powerful organs that you have. It’s made up of a mobile group of muscles that are attached to the floor of the mouth. We use this fleshy pink organ to taste, lick, swallow and speak. The top of the tongue is covered with small bumps called papillae. The majority of our tastebuds are found in these papillae. Your tongue does more than help you gobble down your food; it assists with digestion and mouth cleaning during the chewing and swallowing process. This muscular organ also holds secrets about your health! Stick out your…

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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
June 18, 2018

5 reasons you’re coughing constantly

It's annoying to sit next to someone who just keeps coughing. What's worse, is when that someone is you. The coughing reflex has an important purpose, but what do you do when it doesn't go away? When you cough, you bring up mucous and harmful substances from your airways: it keeps your airways clear, so you can get oxygen into your lungs. You could also cough if you're i'll, and your lungs secrete mucous to get rid of the germs. Most coughs only last for a few days or weeks and then you feel better, but when . If your…

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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
June 8, 2018

Alternative therapies to manage chronic pain

Chronic pain is a common problem. Chronic means when pain lasts for more than several months (usually between three to six months). Over-the counter-medication isn’t the only way to relieve pain. Take a look at alternative therapies. Therapies & treatments Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine that’s rapidly becoming a mainstream treatment for pain. It’s believed to release pain-numbing chemicals in the body and block pain signals coming from the nerves. This works for pain caused by conditions like fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, back injuries, and sports injuries. Acupuncture can treat lower back pain, menstrual cramps, headaches, joint conditions, and the side-effects of chemotherapy…

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HeadachesSymptoms, Aches & Pains
June 6, 2018

5 unusual causes for headaches

You’ve been hit by a sudden storm of pain. Your head is pounding and you have no idea why. What could have triggered your headache? Headaches are categorised as primary or secondary headaches. The most common types are primary headaches that include tension, muscle and cluster headaches. These are caused by spasms in the neck muscles. Secondary headaches happen when an external factor triggers the sensitive pain nerves in the head. This could a hangover, a concussion, dehydration, blood clots, brain freeze (ice-cream headaches) and the flu. There are also a few unusual reasons for headaches: Your hairstyle Sure, that…

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Foot Care
April 20, 2018

Why do you have swollen feet?

You’re trying to slip into your favourite shoes, but they don’t fit! Why? Have your feet grown overnight? Almost! Say hello to swollen feet. Your feet have a massive job: they enable you to walk, stand, jump, run, dance and support your entire bodyweight. It’s no surprise, then, that everyone has swollen feet at some point of their lives, for various reasons. The most common cause for swollen feet, is a build-up of fluid, usually around the ankles. Other causes include injuries, being on your feet too much, being inactive or anytime when your feet doesn’t move around a lot.…

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Eye Health
March 7, 2018

Why are your eyes watering?

Your eyes are watering again! Is it the wind, allergies, or something else? Here’s what you need to know. Tears have different functions in your body: they keep your eyes lubricated, wash away dust and help with emotional release when you cry. They are an important part of your immune system and help protect against infection. There are glands under the skin of your upper eyelids called lacrimal glands, which produce tears made of salt and water. When you blink, tears spread to keep your eyes moist. Some of the glands produce oils that keep your tears from evaporating too…

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Ears, Nose & Throat
April 15, 2017

How to get rid of the ringing in your ears

Tinnitus is the sensation of hearing sound when no actual external sound is present. It's commonly described as a ringing in the ears, but can also be heard as buzzing, humming, clicking, hissing, and whistling. The sound may come and go, or it may be present all the time. It may vary in pitch from a low roar to a high squeal, and you may hear it in one or both ears. It is often worse when background noise is low, so you may be most aware of it at night when you're trying to fall asleep. You may also…

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Ears, Nose & Throat
March 16, 2017

Sore throat soothers

A sore throat can be very painful and irritating, and may make it difficult for you to eat and drink. Common causes of a sore throat include viral, bacterial and fungal infections, allergies, and dry air, irritants like pollution and smoking, and excessive shouting. Fortunately, you can treat the pain, and perhaps resolve the sore throat without visiting your doctor. One of these simple, all-natural sore throat solutions may do the trick. Garlic Garlic has antibacterial and antiseptic properties that can treat and prevent a painful, irritated throat. It's also antimicrobial, which means it can help fight the infection and…

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HeadachesSymptoms, Aches & Pains
December 26, 2015

Headaches: What’s causing yours?

Headaches are one of the most common ailments in the world, yet there are so many different kinds of headaches and each of them are caused by something else. We take a look at the different headaches and what you can do to treat them. A headache is a pain that stems from your head or neck – and the source of the pain can from the muscles, sinuses eyes or ears. (more…)

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