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Gallstones are small stones, usually made of cholesterol, that form in the gallbladder. In most cases they don’t cause any symptoms and don’t need to be treated. However, if a gallstone becomes trapped in a duct (opening) inside the gallbladder it can trigger a sudden intense abdominal pain that usually lasts between one and five…

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Constipation is irregular, infrequent or difficult passage of faeces. Constipation is most often defined as having a bowel movement less than 3 times per week. It is often associated with hard stools or problems passing stools. You may have pain while passing stools or may be unable to have a bowel movement after straining or…

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Post-Pregnancy Weight loss Look Before You Leap
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As much joy as a baby brings into your life, there’s just that wee bit gloom that you experience following childbirth. The kilos have piled up all through your pregnancy and now you have to struggle to fit back into your old clothes. However, no matter how much you hate what you see in the…

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Vitamin D Deficiency: Is the sun shining enough on you
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An increasing emphasis on the hazardous effects of the sun or more specifically, the UV rays of the sun in the last couple of decades has shifted our attention from the beneficial effects of the sun: the ‘Sun Vitamin’ or Vitamin D. Deficiency in Vitamin D has been a persistent problem since a very long…

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Obesity: Why its a serious global concern
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In a fast-moving world of today, the list of our health concerns keep growing by the day. Gone are the days when there was sufficient time in a day to dedicate towards eating right and living healthy. Our priorities now have changed and personal health has taken a backseat in that list. It is therefore…

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Acidity / Gastric reflux (GERD)
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Gastric Reflux (GERD) refers to the regurgitation of acid stomach contents into the esophagus. The most common clinical manifestation of GERD being heartburn and acid regurgitation. Reflux occurs when the pressure inside the stomach is higher than that maintained by the muscles found where the stomach and oesophagus meet. Causes of Acid Reflux GERD may…

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Gluten Allergy or Gluten Intolerance
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A gluten allergy is caused by gliadin, a glycoprotein that, along with glutenin (another protein), helps to form the gluten protein. Gluten is found in wheat and other related grains such as barley, oats, and rye. Gliadin is also one of the major allergens associated with wheat allergies and a trigger for celiac disease, a…

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The Eating Disorders
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EATING DISORDERS: SOCIAL PROBLEM BORN OUT OF SOCIAL FADS? When a reed-thin Kate Moss appeared on a controversial Calvin Klein jeans ad in 1992, the world was hooked. Size zero was a thing. Every woman felt overweight in their skin. But then the world of fashion saw the championing of curvy models and they eventually…

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Gouty arthritis might not be an ailment that has been talked about as much as say, Diabetes, Obesity or Cancers, but it has been something man has been living with since ages. From King Louis XIV of France to Queen Anne of England to Sir Robert Walpole, Britain’s first Prime Minister—victims of gout were as…

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High Cholesterol
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Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that occurs naturally in all parts of the body. Your body needs some cholesterol to work properly. But if you have too much in your blood, it can combine with other substances in the blood and stick to the walls of your arteries. This is called plaque. Plaque can…

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Ulcerative Colitis- ~~ Ulcer of the Colon
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Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, called inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Ulcerative colitis most often begins gradually and can become worse over time. Cause of Ulcerative Colitis The exact cause of ulcerative colitis is unknown. Researchers believe the following factors may play a role in causing ulcerative colitis: overactive…

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The pancreas is a large gland behind the stomach and next to the small intestine. The pancreas has 2 main functions: It makes enzymes, which help digest proteins, fats, and carbohydrates before they can be absorbed in the intestine. It makes hormones (chemicals made from glands), the most important of which is insulin, which control how the body uses…

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