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Heart failure symptoms

Heart failure symptoms

Heart failure symptoms are easily confused with other medical conditions relating to the heart and the lungs, any patient who experiences a sudden increase in symptoms or in their severity should seek the advice of their medical practitioner. Any new symptoms should also be referred to the doctor as they may well be indicative of [...]

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The Dukan Diet and Its Different Stages

The Dukan Diet and Its Different Stages

The Dukan Diet refers to a nutritional approached based on protein. It was created by a French dietician and nutritionist named Pierre Dukan. In a nutshell, the Dukan Diet focuses on the way that primitive men ate back in the day. It includes a hundred foods in total, 28 of which are plant-based and 72 [...]

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The usefulness of height and weight charts

The usefulness of height and weight charts

Height and weight charts can be an excellent guide, but should not be used for elderly people! Maintaining a healthy weight is essential for all of us, the health risks associated with obesity are now well known and for women over the age of sixty the maintenance of a healthy weight is especially important. However, [...]

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Heart diseases and education

Heart diseases and education

In 1963, President John F. Kennedy determined that the American people should be educated about heart diseases – the leading cause of death in both men and women. There are several factors concerning heart disease that we should all endeavour to find out. Different kinds of heart diseases Many people are not aware that there [...]

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Reduce the effects of Helicobacter pylori

Reduce the effects of Helicobacter pylori

Helicobacter pylori are a bacterium that affects the inner lining of the stomach causing chronic inflammation (or gastritis). The bacterium is generally the result of ingesting contaminated water or food and may also be contracted via contact with infected individuals. Helicobacter pylori are known to be the most common cause of stomach ulcers. Infection as [...]

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Dukan Diet Plan – What Can You Eat?

Dukan Diet Plan – What Can You Eat?

The Dukan Diet plan first came out a decade ago when a French doctor named Pierre Dukan created it to treat people who were obese. In today’s day and age, however, the Dukan Diet plan is used to lose and maintain weight in a healthy manner. In a nutshell, it has four stages that are [...]

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An apple a day – helps prevent heart disease

An apple a day – helps prevent heart disease

Recent studies concerning heart disease have indicated that eating apples is extremely beneficial to heart health. Consuming two apples a day appears to provide many benefits – not just in preventing heart disease but also in stroke and cancer prevention. American study The very latest research, carried out in the United States, indicates that drinking [...]

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How Accurate is a Due Date Calculator?

How Accurate is a Due Date Calculator?

Generally speaking, there are two ways to measure a pregnancy: through gestation or through a woman’s last menstrual period. A due date calculator is part of the latter. How to Calculate Your Pregnancy A due date calculator calculates pregnancies at 10 lunar months or at 40 weeks. The last menstrual period calculation can be used [...]

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Dukan Diet Menu – What are Your Options?

Dukan Diet Menu – What are Your Options?

The Dukan Diet menu is very popular in France and is slowly becoming more and more popular in other European countries, too. Ideally, this menu should be used with a proper fitness plan since it only focuses on nutrition as opposed to training. So, if you want to make sure you burn as much fat [...]

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What Does a Healthy Diverticulitis Diet Entail?

What Does a Healthy Diverticulitis Diet Entail?

Without a doubt, diverticulitis can be extremely uncomfortable and might even result in serious problems. Because of this, it would be very important to follow a healthy diverticulitis diet overall. A healthy diverticulitis diet would be especially important if you want to prevent or relieve diverticulitis attacks on a regular basis. However, you need to [...]

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Congestive heart failure – causes, symptoms and treatments

Congestive heart failure – causes, symptoms and treatments

Congestive heart failure is the result of reduced heart function – when the heart can no longer efficiently pump blood around the body. The heart does not stop as a result of this condition but rather fails to work properly. Congestive heart failure can be caused by several factors and the underlying cause of the [...]

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How to Treat Diverticular Disease from Home

How to Treat Diverticular Disease from Home

The older people get, the more likely they are to develop a diverticular disease. Fortunately, this disease can be treated from home, though. Find out more here. What is Diverticulosis? In a nutshell, diverticular disease refers to a condition, wherein small pouches develop inside the colon because the large intestine’s inner lining is forced through [...]

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Drop Foot – What Would be the Best Treatment for It?

Drop Foot – What Would be the Best Treatment for It?

Drop foot refers to a medical condition wherein the person has difficulties using their ankle joints to raise their feet. This makes the toes drag on the floor and thus makes walking difficult altogether. To make up for it, people who have drop foot usually try to use their hip muscles to lift their feet [...]

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Down’s Syndrome – How Parents Should Deal with It

Down’s Syndrome – How Parents Should Deal with It

Down’s Syndrome refers to a genetic disorder that affects hundreds of live births in America and can affect any gender and race. The Causes Down’s Syndrome in itself is a very common cause of various intellectual and developmental delays that is linked to certain medical issues. Since it is considered to be a chromosomal disorder, [...]

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Can Down Syndrome Symptoms be Spotted Before Birth?

Can Down Syndrome Symptoms be Spotted Before Birth?

Down Syndrome is a very common disorder of the genes that affects hundreds of births every year. Can Down Syndrome symptoms be spotted before birth, though? What Causes Down Syndrome? In general, Down Syndrome occurs when an extra chromosome, called chromosome 21, appears in the body. Usually, children who are born to older women have [...]

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How to avoid disease of the heart and stroke?

How to avoid disease of the heart and stroke?

Most of us know the benefits of a healthy diet – making the right food choices is an essential part of avoiding diseases of the heart and stroke. Experiencing a stroke is terrifying and affects many thousands of people annually. Choosing the right foods will help protect against both diseases of the heart and stroke. [...]

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How to Spice Up Your Dukan Diet Recipes with Ease

How to Spice Up Your Dukan Diet Recipes with Ease

Dukan Diet recipes generally consist of foods that are low in salt, sugar and fat. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that they have to be low in flavor, too. If you want to enjoy your food and your diet, you have to make sure that you are satisfied and contented with the food that you [...]

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Drunk Driving Statistics – Everything You Need to Know

Drunk Driving Statistics – Everything You Need to Know

Today’s drunk driving statistics are pretty shocking. Find out about some of them here and what you can do to help fix – or at least lower – them. Some Drunk Driving Statistics Somebody gets killed from drunk driving every 39 minutes. Somebody gets hurt from drunk driving every minute. 8 teenagers die in alcohol-related [...]

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The many benefits of healthy snacks

The many benefits of healthy snacks

Many of us who worry about our weight may be unaware of the power of healthy snacks. Choosing healthy snacks provides multiple benefits to our overall health and well being, helps to curb cravings, regulates mood and boosts our mental agility, helps in our weight loss efforts and provides the energy to keep us going [...]

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Don’t let heat rash ruin your summer

Don’t let heat rash ruin your summer

Heat rash is typically a pink or red rash due to excessive sweating; it may lead to pain, discomfort and almost intolerable itching. Babies are often affected by a heat rash but it may also affect adults, those who reside in hot, humid climates may be at greater risk of developing this type of condition. [...]

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