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11 Natural Remedies for Thrush

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Vaginal thrush is a common yeast infection that affects most women at some point in their life. Triggered by the Candida albicans yeast, the condition can cause uncomfortable and unpleasant symptoms that may become recurrent in some cases. Typical symptoms include vaginal itching and soreness, a thick or thin white vaginal discharge, painful urination as well as discomfort during sex. ...

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11 Natural Remedies for Chapped Lips

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Chapped lips is a common yet painful and unsightly condition. Visible symptoms of chapped lips include redness, dryness, flaking, cracking and tenderness or soreness in the affected area. While harsh weather is mostly commonly blamed for chapped lips, the condition can also occur because of other reasons. These can include an allergic reaction, vitamin deficiency, excessive licking of lips, smoking, ...

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11 Natural Remedies for a Pulled Muscle

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A pulled muscle, or muscle strain is injury to muscles when they are overstretched or torn. This can happen due to a number of reasons including overuse, fatigue, sports injury, or improper use of the affected muscle. The result can be pain and inflammation accompanied by limited movement of the affected ligaments. In the case of mild to moderate strains, ...

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11 Food Additives and Preservatives to Avoid

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A number of additives and preservatives are added to enhance the flavour and appearance of food and for prolonging its shelf life. They are also used to help facilitate food processing, packaging and storage. While some natural additives have been used safely for a long time, a host of new, synthesized ones have taken their place and their frequent use ...

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11 Early Signs of Atrial Fibrillation

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Atrial fibrillation is a condition in which the heart beats rapidly or irregularly. This happens when the heart’s two upper chambers beat intermittently or chaotically out of coordination with the two lower chambers. The condition can increase an individual’s chance of stroke, heart failure or other cardiovascular complications. In many cases, heart rhythm abnormalities are discovered only during routine check-up ...

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11 Symptoms of Emphysema

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is not actually just one disease; it is a collection of lung diseases. It includes chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive airways disease and emphysema. Emphysema involves the enlargement of the air sacs in the lungs. It is common to people who smoke. The lungs are made up of different tube-like airways; first come the trachea that conducts ...

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11 Natural Remedies for Bloating


Being “bloated” is the feelings of having accumulated gas in the digestive system making the stomach bulge leaving you uncomfortable. Having a bloated stomach is different from gaining actual body mass because bloating is temporary. Bloating is experienced by everyone. It is so common that bloating is disregarded by some and is simply allowed to pass. Bloating can be caused ...

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11 Causes of COPD


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, also referred to as COPD, is a group of progressive lung diseases that include emphysema, chronic bronchitis and non-reversible asthma, to name a few. The term “progressive” means that I can get worse over tie. COPD affects the oxygen exchange process that happens in the lungs. The lungs are made up of thousands of tube like ...

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11 Natural Remedies for Water Retention

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Since our body is made up of 70% water, which can be found both inside and outside the body’s cell. There are times when formation of excess fluid in the body occurs, particularly in the circulatory system, particularly in the body tissues and cavities like joints happen. This condition is called Water Retention. Water retention, also known as fluid retention ...

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11 Causes of Edema

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Edema is the medical term for swelling caused by fluid retention. It is from the Greek word oedema, which means a swelling tumor. Fluid retention happens when excess fluid is trapped in the body’s tissues. The swelling can be from injury or inflammation due to infection. Edema can be concentrated in one part or the entire body. Edema happens when ...

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