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9 Symptoms and Treatments of Pleurisy

Pleurisy is a condition that involves inflammation of the lining of the lungs and inner chest wall. The inflammation occurs in the pleurae which are two tissue layers around the lungs, one covering the lung and the other covering the inner wall of the chest. The condition can be caused by a number of conditions including bacterial or viral infections, ...

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11 Treatments and Natural Remedies for Croup

During the fall and winter, from the months of October to March, brisk weather kicks in; the cold winds blow, the leaves of trees and plants show a display of color and eventually, snow begins to fall. These kinds of weather, unfortunately, also bring an array of viruses that cause a variety of illnesses, the most common of those being ...

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11 Symptoms of Eczema

Eczema is a skin condition is characterized by itchy, red rashes that appear on the skin. It is said to be a group of unrelated diseases that have a similar appearance. There are many factors that trigger eczema although the exact cause still remains unknown. There are many kinds of Eczema; Hand Eczema, Contact Dermatitis (caused by skin reaction when ...

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11 Symptoms of Diverticulitis

Diverticula are found in the digestive system. Often found in the lower part of large intestines, Diverticula are small, bulging pouches that form in the lining of the digestive system. They are common, especially after age 40, and seldom cause problems. There are instances, however, when one or more of the pouches become inflamed or infected. This condition is known ...

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11 Symptoms of Cataracts

The eyes are a very vital organ for a person to live a normal life. Vision makes social interaction, working, driving a car, cooking food or reading a book. All of these activities are made possible by our ability to see. But what if your vision becomes blurrier and cloudier over time? This experience may be caused by a cataract. ...

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11 Congestive Heart Failure Symptoms

For the past decade, there has been a significant increase in the prevalence of Heart Failure all around the world. Heart Failure, alternately known as Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), transpires when the muscles of the heart fail to pump sufficient blood supply to support the other organs of the body. It may be caused by several circumstances, like narrowed heart ...

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11 Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (more correctly fibromyalgia syndrome – FMS) is an auto-immune condition characterized by chronic muscular pain that has no obvious physical cause. It affects approximately 10 times more women than men, usually between the ages of 25 and 60. Doctors don’t know what causes fibromyalgia syndrome but there are a number of theories, the most common ones being: Genetics – ...

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11 Symptoms of Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer is the fifth most common cause of cancer in the USA and is expected to affect about 76,000 people in 2016, resulting in approximately 16,000 deaths. Having said this, bladder cancer only accounts for 4.6% of all cancers in the USA, so it’s not all that common. There are three main types of bladder cancer, they are: 1. ...

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11 Symptoms of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women and is the second leading cause of death, after lung cancer, in the USA. The National Cancer Institute estimates that over 190,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer annually. Surveys show that it is the cancer most feared by women. Some of the most common risk factors are: ...

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11 Symptoms of Bone Cancer

Bone cancer is a relatively rare form of cancer affecting approximately 2,500 to 3,100 people every year in the USA. Causes are unknown, but it does appear to affect children and young adults more frequently than older people. There are a number of types of bone cancer, the most common being: Osteosarcoma, which originates in the cells of the bone ...

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