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What Are Asthma Triggers?

October 17 2018

A trigger is something that sets off or starts asthma symptoms. Everyone’s asthma is different, and everyone has different triggers. For most people with asthma, triggers are only a problem when their asthma is not well-controlled with medicine. There are lots of different triggers, and they might be something that you: catch (cold or flu);...


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Common Reasons Why Your Heart Is Racing

October 16 2018

Your heart beats 60 to 100 times a minute. Anything faster than that is called tachycardia, which is a swanky medical term for a racing heart. This article will tell you some of the most common reasons why your heart is beating really fast. A heart attack — this is something that comes to mind...


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9 Surprising Reasons You’re So Gassy

October 15 2018

If much to your own chagrin, you’ve ever accidentally let one (OK, several) rip in public, you’re not alone. Battling a discretionary war on burps and farts can be trying-and that’s true for all of us. Despite our avid denials, each of us passes upwards of about one litre of gas, 14 times a day...


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Signs That Your Heart Isn’t Working Properly

October 12 2018

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the world. It is a very sneaky illness that can arrive suddenly. It comes without any warnings. This is why heart attacks come as a huge surprise to people, even individuals that appear to be at the peak of their health and age. Though,...


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Natural Ways To Prevent Mealtime Sugar Spikes

October 11 2018

If you have diabetes, you may find it harder to manage your blood sugar (glucose) around mealtime. When you’re done with a meal or snack, your blood sugar will be higher and may stay higher, even a couple of hours after your meal. You may feel dizzy or have a hard time thinking or focusing,...


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9 Serious Conditions That Mimic Heartburn

October 10 2018

Heartburn-like pain is a common symptom of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). But several other conditions can cause a burning feeling in your chest. Most of the time, your doctor will be able to identify whether you have heartburn or GORD by doing tests. Here are nine other conditions that can cause heartburn-like pain.   Heart disease Angina,...


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Parts of the Body Damaged by High Blood Pressure (Aside From the Heart)

October 9 2018

It’s no secret that having uncontrolled high blood pressure can damage the heart in the long run because it causes the ticker to pump harder and faster than usual just to make sure that every cell, tissue and organ in the body is supplied with oxygen-containing blood. However, doctors say that high blood pressure is...


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Common Reasons You’re Bruising So Easily

October 8 2018

Scratching your head over bruises you don’t remember getting? Maybe you find yourself wondering, Why do I bruise so easily? Bruising occurs when blood vessels burst and leak blood under the skin’s surface. It’s usually due to an injury to muscle and connective tissue. Pooled blood forms an ugly blemish that changes colour and gradually fades...


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8 Surprising Reasons You Feel Nauseous

October 5 2018

Can’t shake that queasy feeling? Here’s how to feel better in no time. There’s nothing worse than when you start to get that sick, queasy feeling deep in the pit of your stomach. If you’re not already puking (the absolute worst), it can leave you feeling dizzy, disoriented, and down for the count until you...


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How To Tell If You May Have An Ulcer

October 4 2018

Basically, an ulcer is a sore that develops in the lining of the stomach or duodenum, which is a part of the small intestine that is right next to the stomach. Medical experts say that an ulcer is usually caused by excessive digestive acids. However, it can also be due to bacteria, intake of certain...


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