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11 Natural Remedies for Kidney Stones

Kidney stones develop when certain substances build up in the urine and cannot pass through the urinary system properly. Minerals including uric acid, sodium and calcium are normally present in your urine and pass through without a problem. But if the urine becomes too concentered, the minerals can crystallize and form a small, hard stone that cannot pass through the ...

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11 Home Remedies for Hemorrhoids

It’s not something anyone wants to talk about, but hemorrhoids are extremely common. Hemorrhoids are more than just annoying; they can also be painful and itchy and in some instances may bleed. Hemorrhoids are enlarged rectal veins, which may develop internally or externally. The veins can become enlarged due to increased pressure in the rectal area. There are a few ...

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11 Home Remedies for Acid Reflux

Acid reflux develops when the acid in the stomach travels back up the esophagus. It is also commonly called heartburn. When you swallow, your esophageal sphincter, which is the muscle around your esophagus, relaxes, so that food can pass into your stomach. After food is let through, the muscle tightens. But when reflux occurs, the esophageal sphincter relaxes when it ...

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11 Home Remedies for Heat Rash

Heat rash, or prickly heat, is an itchy rash that is defined by the red spots that it causes on the skin. People with heat rash will feel constantly itchy and a stinging sensation on the skin will be quite persistent. This kind of rash will occur usually when somebody sweats more than they would usually, which is itself caused ...

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11 Home Remedies for a Sore Throat

A sore throat can be caused by lots of things. It is usually defined by pain or irritation in the throat, and is often a result of inflammation. In some cases it might be caused by trauma (whereby the tissue has been damaged), or by an illness or condition. As a result of there being such a wide range of ...

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11 Home Remedies for a Headache

Headaches can be caused by lots of things. The pain, which can vary in itself, typically involves a throbbing, aching pain in the head. It is thought that the pain is caused by the nerves and blood vessels surrounding the brain. 20 years ago we knew practically know nothing, but now we know which areas of the brain generate the ...

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11 Home Remedies for Dizziness

Dizziness and light-headedness is a symptom of lots of different kinds of illness. Some might describe this symptom as losing balance while other people might consider dizziness to involve the room spinning. So, the definition is vague, but it general involves people not being as spatially aware as they usually are, and feeling generally light-headed. Suffering from these symptoms can ...

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11 Home Remedies for a Cold Sore

Cold sores are blisters that are usually found around the mouth and lips. These blisters are caused by the herpes virus, and can last anywhere up to two weeks. They are contagious and can be passed on by skin contact, and can be caused by both HSV-1 and HSV-2. The most common kind of cold sore is caused by the ...

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11 Foods That Are Natural Diuretics

A diuretic is a substance or food that increases the production of urine, meaning you’ll be visiting the bathroom more often during the day. Diuretics can be bought as supplements, but there are plenty of foods that have exactly the same effect. It might seem inconvenient, but diuretics can actually offer a number of health benefits. For instance, people with ...

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10 Home Remedies for Asthma

Asthma is an inflammatory disease that is really quite common. It affects people of all ages, and it involves the airways inflaming to the point that it becomes difficult, or sometimes impossible, to breathe. It is currently thought that asthma can be caused by environmental factors as well as genetics, meaning you are more likely to have the disease if ...

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