Health

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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Pancreatitis
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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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Lactose Intolerance 
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We commonly hear from people of all age groups, particularly children and elderly to be complaining of abdominal discomfort after consuming milk. Some individuals are able to tolerate a small quantity while others are unable to tolerate even a small amount. This could be due to lactose intolerance. Lactose intolerance relates to insufficiency of the…

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Nutrients (Vitamins & Minerals) Deficiency
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Human body requires many different vitamins and minerals that are crucial for both development and preventing disease. These vitamins are not produced naturally in the body, so you have to get them from your diet. Due to increase in stress levels, lifestyle related illnesses are on rise which also results in vitamin and mineral deficiencies.…

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Glycemic Index
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Glycemic Index is the numerical index given to a carbohydrate-rich food that is based on the average increase in blood glucose level occurring in blood after the food is eaten. The higher the number, the greater the blood sugar response. The Glycemic Index tells us how rapidly a particular carbohydrate turns into sugar. Some factors…

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Hypothyroidism
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Hypothyroidism results from deficient production of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland. Since the thyroid hormones regulate metabolism in every cell of the body, a deficiency can affect virtually all body functions. Deficiency of thyroid hormones can result from lack of stimulation by the pituitary gland, defective hormone synthesis or impaired cellular conversion of T4…

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