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Salt Intake in the UK

Salt Intake in the UK

I n the UK the medical profession has identified that generally the population is eating too much salt. Too much salt in your diet increases the risk of heart attacks or strokes. It can also raise your blood pressure, which around one third of adults in the UK already have. Although high blood pressure frequently [...]

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Vegan Diets

Vegan Diets

If you are a Vegan then your diet is vegetarian. This means that meat, eggs, dairy products and all other animal-derived ingredients are excluded. Some vegans will not eat foods that are processed using animal products, such as refined white sugar. Although there is some debate as to whether certain foods, such as honey, fit [...]

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What are the expected HIV symptoms?

What are the expected HIV symptoms?

The HIV infection affects millions of people worldwide, across all races and both genders. The HIV infection causes damage to the immune system of the body – however this damage is not usually noticed immediately, indeed it may well take years to develop. For this reason it is essential, particularly if you are in a [...]

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Are HIV symptoms in women likely to be different?

Are HIV symptoms in women likely to be different?

Symptoms of the HIV infection not only differ between men and women but also from individual to individual – and, in the early stages, may be extremely vague and easily mistaken for another medical condition entirely. Many of the variation of HIV symptoms in women are due to the biological differences between the sexes. Pap [...]

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Lactobacillus acidophilus

Lactobacillus acidophilus

Lactobacillus acidophilus is commonly referred to as a ‘friendly bacteria’. It is naturally present in the small intestine and the vagina and helps in the maintenance of a healthy digestive system. It is commonly found in food products such as yogurt and soy products – indeed many companies now promote products specifically on their content [...]

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Lichen sclerosus

Lichen sclerosus

Lichen sclerosus is a rare, prolonged skin condition. This disease results in patchy, thin skin that may cause permanent scarring and which may affect any part of the body – however, it is most often found around the genitals or anus and is a known risk factor for both penile and vulva cancers. Most commonly [...]

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Are you Aware that a Yeast Infection can Cause Pelvic Pain?

Are you Aware that a Yeast Infection can Cause Pelvic Pain?

If you have a vaginal yeast infection, you may be experiencing pelvic pain. Do you know why? It’s amazing what the body can withstand. There are many pathogens just waiting to take over including bacteria, viruses, protozoans, worms and fungus to mention a few. For the most part our immune systems protects us from these [...]

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Itchy Vagina

Itchy Vagina

If you have a dry itchy vagina it is irritating and uncomfortable and most women have experienced this at some time. It is important to know that there are many reasons for a dry itchy vagina. Irritants such as bathing soaps, detergents and douches can all lead to discomfort in the vagina. There are particular [...]

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Jock Itch Treatment

Jock Itch Treatment

The medical term for jock itch is tinea corporis and is a fungal infection in the groin area. The term jock itch is used because there are a higher number of athletes who suffer from this in comparison to the non-athletes. The fungi known as dermatophytes that causes jock itch is the same fungus that [...]

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The top 10 list of foods high in protein

The top 10 list of foods high in protein

Protein is an essential element of a healthy diet. It is needed for growth and to maintain the proper functioning of the body. It is the amino acids that are found within protein that are so important for the human body. There is much debate concerning how much protein is good for the body and [...]

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The many benefits of Brewers’ yeast

The many benefits of Brewers’ yeast

Brewers’ yeast is now known to have many health benefits due to the high levels of vitamins and minerals it contains. Brewers yeast, obtained from the Saccaromyces cerevisiae fungus used in the brewing process, is a nutritional supplement which has been around for many years. These dried fungus cells are thought to have many health [...]

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Bacterial vaginosis treatment

Bacterial vaginosis treatment

Bacterial vaginosis is a common but distressing condition resulting from normal bacteria in the vagina. A woman with bacterial vaginosis will experience a foul smelling discharge which may at first appear to be a yeast infection. It is important to seek medical advice in the event of any discharge so that other conditions can be [...]

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Why can’t I get rid of the Candida albicans in my gut?

Why can’t I get rid of the Candida albicans in my gut?

80% of all humans have Candida albicans present in their intestine and for the most part the organism causes no difficulty or symptoms to the host. However, if favourable growth conditions arise causing a corresponding rise in the amount of Candida albicans present in the gut a yeast infection may then develop. Currently there is [...]

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A Candida diet is so boring!

A Candida diet is so boring!

Candida is an organism found in the gut of almost every human being, when the fungus is at healthy levels it helps in maintaining the health of the gut, however, in certain circumstances – which, as yet, remain unclear – the fungus will multiply very rapidly giving rise to an unpleasant, uncomfortable yeast infection, which [...]

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Candida Symptoms and Cures

Candida Symptoms and Cures

Is there any benefit to choosing natural remedies to cure Candida? Candida is a fungal bacterium that occurs naturally in the body, when this fungus overgrows, for reasons that remain uncertain, it can cause an unpleasant yeast or fungal infection. So-called ‘friendly bacteria’ can be useful in controlling levels of Candida. Natural remedies are often [...]

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What you Need to Know About Bacterial Vaginosis Treatment

What you Need to Know About Bacterial Vaginosis Treatment

There are many forms of vaginosis but did you know that bacterial vaginosis is the most common? Are you familiar with bacterial vaginosis treatment? Of all the types of vaginosis and there are many, bacterial vaginosis is the most common form of vaginosis. By the way, vaginosis means inflammation of the vagina and in this [...]

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Lactobacillus Acidophilus Can Be Found In Numerous Products

Lactobacillus Acidophilus Can Be Found In Numerous Products

Lactobacillus acidophilus is the most commonly known species of the genus Lactobacillus, and can be used as a living organism or a probiotic. When it comes to the fermentation of various foods like fruits, vegetables and dairy products, lactobacillus acidophilus and many other lactic acid bacteria are necessary for the process. After all, fermentation takes [...]

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Six Reasons Women Might Suffer With Vaginal Irritation

Six Reasons Women Might Suffer With Vaginal Irritation

There are six common causes for vaginal irritation, burning and itching such as menopause, chemical irritants and STDs with several possible treatment options including antibiotics, ointments, cream and suppositories.   Irritation or itching on the body, regardless of where, can cause distress. However, when it’s in a sensitive region such as the vagina, it can [...]

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What Causes Jock Itch and How You Can Prevent It

What Causes Jock Itch and How You Can Prevent It

Jock itch is the result of fungus growing on the toes and other warm, moist areas of the body but can be prevented and treated with topical ointments and creams. A fungal skin infection in the groin region is known as jock itch, which is also called tinea cruris. The reason it can thrive in [...]

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Diaper Rash Treatment and Prevention

Diaper Rash Treatment and Prevention

Diaper rash occurs when a child’s diaper area becomes inflamed due to skin irritation from feces and urine. Fortunately, diaper rash treatment comes in a lot of forms nowadays. The majority of babies out there will experience diaper rash at one point or another. In fact, diaper rash has been a very common problem for [...]

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