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Does Metamucil Help Diarrhea?

Does Metamucil Help Diarrhea?

2017-06-16 05:14:02 0 Comments 5 views Diseases and Conditions category

Diarrhea is a condition characterized by the production of at least three loose, watery stools in the span of a single day. Depending on the cause and severity of your diarrhea, you can potentially ease your symptoms by taking preparations of a fiber-containing plant called psyllium. Psyllium is the active

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Arthritic Bumps on the Knuckles

Arthritic Bumps on the Knuckles

2017-06-16 04:08:01 0 Comments 6 views Diseases and Conditions category

Arthritis is a category of diseases marked by pain and swelling in the joints. In fact, the word "arthritis" means inflammation of the joints. Such pain and swelling can be caused by the wear and tear of osteoarthritis, the autoimmune response of rheumatoid arthritis, or the metabolic dysfunction of gout.

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Alternative Medicine for Depression

Alternative Medicine for Depression

2017-06-15 15:56:02 0 Comments 8 views Diseases and Conditions category

Several complementary and alternative treatments have been used for depression. Two of these, acupuncture and mindfulness, are discussed here. Although mindfulness is discussed in this section, one mindfulness intervention " mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) " has been studied extensively and is generally considered to be a mainstream treatment for depression. Acupuncture Acupuncture

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High Potassium & Calcium Levels in Blood

High Potassium & Calcium Levels in Blood

2017-06-15 12:28:01 0 Comments 5 views Diseases and Conditions category

The human body has several intricate processes that maintain normal potassium and calcium levels in the blood. When organ damage, acute illness or chronic illness interrupts these processes, potassium and calcium levels may increase. Doctors refer to high potassium levels as hyperkalemia, while they refer to high calcium levels as

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Relief From Charlie Horses

Relief From Charlie Horses

2017-06-15 06:56:01 0 Comments 7 views Diseases and Conditions category

A "charlie horse" is a muscle spasm that can affect any muscle, but they are most common in the legs. The muscle forcefully contracts without your control and it forms a knot and becomes very tight. These can come about when you are least expecting them to happen and they

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Ashwagandha Liver Side Effects Contraindications

Ashwagandha Liver Side Effects Contraindications

2017-06-14 19:52:16 0 Comments 4 views Diseases and Conditions category

Ashwagandha has been used for more than 4,000 years in Indian medicine to treat inflammatory disease and tumors and as a general health tonic, or adaptogen, that helps your body resist stress. It’s also traditionally used to treat chronic liver disease. Though you are likely to hear it is a

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Is Drinking Coffee and Taking Diazepam Harmful?

Is Drinking Coffee and Taking Diazepam Harmful?

2017-06-14 18:50:01 0 Comments 6 views Diseases and Conditions category

Diazepam belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines. Commonly used for the relief of anxiety and in alcohol withdrawal, diazepam is also used to treat some seizure disorders, help relax muscles and relieve muscle spasms. Benzodiazepines are central nervous system depressants; they slow down the nervous system. The combination

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What is Insomnia?

What is Insomnia?

2017-06-14 08:58:01 0 Comments 9 views Diseases and Conditions category

Overview Insomnia is a highly prevalent condition that has profound and far-reaching implications for physical and mental health, workplace productivity, interpersonal relationships, child rearing and overall quality of life. While estimates vary, it is generally accepted that at least 10 percent of the U.S. population " that's approximately 20 million adults

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Does Running Make You Thin?

Does Running Make You Thin?

2017-06-14 06:40:01 0 Comments 7 views Diseases and Conditions category

Running is an effective cardiovascular exercise that can help you burn calories quickly and reduce your chance of contracting conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. If you want to lose weight, running regularly can help you reach your goals. Running doesn't make everyone thin because factors such

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Soft Diets for People Who Have Throat Cancer

Soft Diets for People Who Have Throat Cancer

2017-06-14 03:14:01 0 Comments 5 views Diseases and Conditions category

The term throat cancer refers to the development of cancerous tumors in the pharynx, larynx or tonsils. Treatment for throat cancer generally involves radiation therapy, which can result in inflammation of the throat and mouth and throat soreness or intense burning. These side effects increase the difficulty a throat cancer

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