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Urinary Tract Problem

Fortunately, treatment of women suffering from symptoms in this age bracket is very successful. Today, therapy is well advanced, and the majority can benefit. Most women can again discover a full, happy, and well-adjusted life with minimum therapy. Treatment is based on the artificial use of hormones. These are identical to the ones nature produces…
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Urticaria

What is Urticaria? Hives are localized skin reaction indicating that fluid is collecting (edema). They usually appear suddenly and arc whitish-pink in colour. They may he small or large, and single hives may coalesce with neighboring ones to form a large area of inflamed surface. (This is called “giant hives” or angioneurotic edema.) The itch…
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Health and Education Facts

Progress in medical science, better diet and improved hygiene have made the world a healthier place for many. How long people are likely to live is called life expectancy. In 1950, the world average was just 40 years. Now it is over 63 years. Life expectancy is usually high in richer countries. The Andorrans live…
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Urinary Tract Infections

What is Urinary Tract Infections? In fact tests on large numbers of schoolchildren have indicated that many youngsters, especially girls, often harbour germs in the bladder. There are not necessarily any symptoms. –It is frequently called a silent bacteriuria. Apparently germs may lie there quiescent for some time. But if there is a sudden “chill,”…
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Underactive Thyroid Gland

In infants and small children this may be a deficiency of iodine in the diet, producing a visible swelling in the neck called a goitre. be extremely important. It can affect the mental and physical development of the infant, and if undiagnosed and untreated may lead to a serious condition called hypothyroidism. This is also…
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Stomach

The stomach and duodenum are very important parts of the gastrointestinal system. The cardiac valve at the lower end of the oesophagus leads into the stomach, a dilated part of the bowel, which leads into the duodenum via the pyloric valve. The relatively short duodenum in turn proceeds into the start of the very lengthy…
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Vitamin Needs

Vitamins are certainly an important factor in life. Fortunately, the average  diet, both for baby and adult, is adequate in most cases to meet daily vitamin needs. However, some babies do have vitamin deficiencies. The most likely to be encountered are those due to a lack of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) or vitamin D. Vitamin…
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Volvulus

When this occurs. part of the bowel twists on itself. The result is that the blood supply is suddenly cut off. This gains access to the bowel via the mesentery, a sheet of thin tissue that provides the bowel with its nutritional requirements. When this occurs, a closed-loop type of obstruction takes place. The immediate…
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Vitamins

Vitamins are chemicals that are important in maintaining good health therefore, deficiencies can lead to serious diseases or illnesses. Despite an increase in “megavitamin therapy” or “orthomolecular medicine” (practice of using large amounts of vitamins and mineral including supplements and IVs to treat varying conditions), many of the vitamins we need are found in nature…
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Viral Skin Infections

This is a common skin disorder that occurs in the form of small blisters usually around the lips. They may become very sore. Often the lymph glands under the jaw swell and also become painful. A day or two before the blisters (“vesicles”) appear, there is often a dry, tingling sensation of the skin. Patients…
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Varicose Eczema

Varicose veins of the lower limbs are notorious for producing a skin reaction referred to as varicose eczema. The area becomes red, bluish, inflamed, and bumped, it is common for ulcers to form These may be extremely painful, and often gradually deepen and spread. The cure is often difficult. Treatment is usually directed at the,…
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