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Depression & Anxiety

What is Depression & Anxiety? Depression affects people in various ways. They may range from losing interest in the things once loved, feeling unhappiness, hopelessness, or feeling tearful. People with depression may show symptoms of anxiety as well.  What Are The Symptoms of Depression & Anxiety? Symptoms related to emotions can range depending on the […]

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Prostate Enlargement (BPH)

What is Prostate Enlargement? Prostate enlargement is a medical condition that can affect your urination due to the enlargement of the prostate gland. The gland is located in the pelvis, between the penis and bladder, and when enlarged can cause pressure on the bladder and the urethra.  What Are The Symptoms of Prostate Enlargement? Difficulty […]

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Varicose Veins & Spider veins

What are Varicose/Spider Veins? Varicose veins are enlarged and swollen veins that often develop in the legs and feet. They appear bulgy and twisted in blue/dark purple shades. The main cause for the development of varicose/spider veins is weak vein walls and valves. Various reasons including a sedentary lifestyle, being overweight, pregnant, etc can increase […]

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Peripheral Arterial Disease

What is Peripheral Arterial Disease? Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) also known as Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) is a common disease that restricts the blood supply to leg muscles due to the build-up of fatty substances in the arteries.  What Are The Symptoms of Peripheral Arterial Disease? Many people do not experience any symptoms. However, some […]

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Heartburn / Gastroesophageal Disease

What is Heartburn? Heartburn is a burning sensation you feel in the chest caused by acid reflux, where stomach acid travels towards the throat. The continuous occurrence of this condition is called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD).  What Are The Symptoms of Acid Reflux? Heartburn – burning feeling in the middle of the chest An unpleasant […]

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Asthma

What is Asthma? Asthma is a common lung condition that causes difficulty in breathing occasionally. People of all ages can be affected by asthma. Although it often begins in childhood, it can also develop in adults for the first time. Currently, there’s no cure for the condition, however, simple treatments help keep the symptoms under […]

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Chronic obstructive Pulmonary Disease COPD /Emphysema

What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the common name for a group of lung conditions that causes breathing difficulties. It includes: Emphysema – damage to the air sacs in the lungs Chronic bronchitis – long-term inflammation in the airways The most commonly affected are smokers of the middle-aged group […]

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Thyroid Disease

Thyroid Disease (SMC) Thyroid gland disease occurs when the thyroid (a small, butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the neck) does not produce the proper thyroid hormone. Or it occurs when an abnormal growth develops, giving rise to a lump or nodule. Thyroid hormones control how your body uses energy. It can affect your breathing, […]

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Diabetes

What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a condition that causes the blood sugar level to become high. It is a lifelong condition and has 2 main types.  Type 1 – The body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells Type 2 – The body stops producing sufficient insulin or the body stops reacting to insulin […]