The A-Z Of Health Conditions
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Acne

Every teenager’s nightmare, acne (acne vulgaris) manifests as white heads, blackheads, papules, pustules and deep cysts predominantly on the face or upper back and chest. Not exclusive to…

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ADHD

Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral disorder. It interferes with a person’s ability to stay on a task and to exercise age-appropriate behaviour. There are three types…

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Anxiety

We all experience moments of anxiety or anticipation, but when this anxiety becomes excessive or irrational and interferes with daily life then it becomes an anxiety disorder that…

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Arthritis

Arthritis simply means joint inflammation and is a general term referring to any of 200 chronic diseases. The three most common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis…

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Concentration and memory

We all experience short memory lapses or times when it is difficult to concentrate but some memory lapses become longer and more frequent. Loss of memory and concentration…

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Constipation

Almost everyone gets constipated at some time or another. Constipation is the passing of hard, dry stools, and it becomes difficult and painful to have a bowel movement….

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Diverticulitis

As we age it is common to have small, bulging pouches called diverticula in the large intestine, when they become infected or inflamed, the condition is known as…

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Fatigue

In today’s face paced society in which we live it is not unusual for you to suffer fatigue you feel tired, sleepy and lacking in energy. Often fatigue…

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Gum disease

Gum disease includes gingivitis and periodontitis. There is minimal discomfort despite swelling of the gums that bleed easily. A good oral care programme should be followed daily at…

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High cholesterol

Cholesterol is a soft, waxy fat-like substance residing in our bloodstream and just about every cell in the body. While on the whole it gets a bad wrap…

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Insomnia

Insomnia refers to poor quality or quantity of sleep and can be associated with difficulties in either falling asleep or staying asleep. The average night’s sleep for an…

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

IBS is also known as spastic colitis. It is a very common condition that causes changes in bowel habits and digestive upsets including abdominal pain, bloating, alternating constipation…

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Menopause

Menopause means ‘stopping menstruation’. It is a normal change in a woman’s life and signifies the end of a woman’s reproductive years, often referred to as ‘the change…

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Muscle cramp

A muscle cramp is a painful, sudden involuntary contraction or spasm of one or more of your voluntary muscles, such as in the calf or the foot. While…

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Premenstrual syndrome

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) refers to a range of physical and emotional symptoms experienced by women before menstruation. Symptoms vary and may include digestive upset, bloating, swollen breasts, acne,…

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Prostate – BPH

The prostate is a walnut-sized gland that forms part of the male reproductive system. It is located in front of the rectum, just below the bladder and surrounds…

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Restless leg syndrome

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a condition where you have the constant urge to move your legs, in particular when you are trying to sleep. While the cause…

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Sciatica

The term sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of this nerve. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body. It runs from your…

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Stress

Meeting deadlines may be inspirational for some and a nightmare for others. When you are under stress your body reacts as if you are facing a physical threat…

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Varicose veins

The word varicose comes from the Latin word varix, which means ‘twisted’. Varicose veins are a condition of the circulatory system. The veins in your legs and feet…

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Wound healing

A wound is any break in your skin. It can be in the form of a graze, puncture, cut, tear or bruise. A skin wound that fails to…

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