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10 Foods High in Calcium

Calcium is an essential component of our diets, providing us with good overall health and helping our bones and muscles grow strong. Calcium is also used by the nervous system and the heart, and our bones store the substance in order to provide the rigidity and support that our bodies need. As we get older, our bodies absorb less calcium ...

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10 Foods That Lower Cholesterol

Not all cholesterol is bad. LDL is bad cholesterol and HDL is good cholesterol. LDL is what contributes to the build-up of plaque in your arteries. This is a hard deposit that sticks to the inside of your arteries not only making them less flexible, but also stopping your blood from being able to flow properly. High levels of bad ...

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10 Most Common Symptoms of Ringworm

Ringworm is a skin disease that occurs as a result of a fungal infection. The skin appears to have small and circular patches of redness and usually this occurs on the top of the head or the feet. Technically, athlete’s foot is a form of ringworm, making it relatively common. If you’re not sure about a current skin problem you ...

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10 Most Common Symptoms of Gout

Gout is a condition that affects the joints, but often causes damage around the big toe. When people complain about gout, you will usually notice that they have a problem with their foot. The condition occurs as a result of sodium urate crystals forming around a joint, and getting inside of the joint. There are lots of symptoms, which obviously ...

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10 Most Common Symptoms of Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a disease that only women experience. It occurs as a result of the lining of the uterus expanding and growing to the outside of the uterus, reaching organs in the pelvic area. In many cases, the endometrial cell wall can reach the ovaries, bladder and even the intestines, causing a whole host of problems. Ultimately the condition can ...

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10 Most Common Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis, otherwise known as MS, is a neurological condition that affects millions of people. The condition is usually diagnosed in people aged between 20 and 40, though there are of courser some exceptions. The condition has a number of symptoms and appears to affect everyone differently, but largely affects the central nervous system making it difficult to control the ...

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10 Most Common Symptoms of a Hernia

Hernias can occur pretty much anywhere in the body that has muscle. They are lumps that occur when the muscle walls weaken and tissue begins squeezing out through the muscle and pushing out into the skin. Remember that muscles do an amazing job of holding in a lot of organs. Your body is packed full of organs and incredibly long ...

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10 Most Common Symptoms of Strep Throat

Strep throat is short for streptococcal pharyngitis. This is a type of throat condition that is caused by a group A streptococcal infection. The infection has a number of common symptoms, which are listed below, that signify that this is the condition you’re suffering from. And, you’ll find that around 1 in 10 throat conditions will be strep throat. It ...

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10 Most Common Symptoms of Shingles

Shingles is also known as herpes zoster, and it is a result an infection reaching a nerve and the skin that surrounds the infected nerve. Usually shingles will affect just one small area on the body and won’t cross over onto the other side of the body. The primary symptom will be a sore rash, but there are lots of ...

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10 Most Common Symptoms of Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an extremely serious condition which results in the inflammation of the tissue in your lungs. The condition can affect one lung, though in many cases it does in fact cause trouble for both lungs. The inflammation occurs as a result of an infection. The sacs within the lungs which take in and hold air will become inflamed and ...

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