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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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Ears, Nose & Throat
March 6, 2017

Three home remedies for a runny nose

Reaching for the tissues every few minutes? Is your red nose giving Rudolph a run for his money? A runny nose is no fun, but there are simple home remedies to keep that nose from running away with you. Salt water Salt water is a fantastic remedy to help clear up a runny nose. It has antibacterial properties, is 100% natural, and you can even use it to help prevent a runny nose during allergy season. Mix one-half teaspoon of table salt in two cups of warm water. Using a dropper, place a few drops of the solution into each…
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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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Skin
July 3, 2016

What do your nails say about you?

No, we’re not talking about the latest manicure trends – your nails (without any cutex) actually give us many clues about your health-status. Just by looking at them, a well trained eye can pick up potential problems! Before you panic when you see this list, it’s important to note that we don’t only use the nails to diagnose, but your nails can give doctors a good sense of what to expect. (more…)
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Addiction
April 23, 2016

You can’t stop a hangover

It's weekend! you’re planning to relax and have a good time, and that usually includes alcohol. The party is great, but no one likes the hangover that comes the day after. So what is a hangover and how can we make them GO AWAY? (more…)
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Infections
October 24, 2015

Dealing with a yeast infection

There isn’t a single infection that ever looks or sounds pretty, but a yeast infection ranks really high on the “I don’t want that infection” list. Despite its awful name, it’s very common in women – but you’ll be glad to know that it’s completely treatable. So what’s the fuss? Well, for starters, it’s very itchy. (more…)
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Infections
September 19, 2015

Colds Are The Worst At Night!

Do you ever feel like your cold symptoms are worse when you’re trying to go to sleep at night? Not too long ago, a member of the team got sick with a viral throat infection coupled with seasonal allergies. He noticed that he was well enough to be on his feet during the day, but felt awful at night! The symptoms were worse: his nose and sinuses clogged up, coughing increased and his headache was much worse. He wondered why and decided to ask our doctors. (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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Blood conditions
April 17, 2015

What is a “bleeder”?

You’re amazing. No, really – you are. Just think about your blood, as an example! Blood is a transport system that keeps the whole universe of YOU supplied. It carries in everything your cells need to work, and then it takes all the garbage out afterwards! Your white cells fight infection, and your blood’s platelets know when to clot if you’re injured. Unless you have haemophilia. (more…)
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