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Constipation management principles - Understanding options

Constipation management principles - Understanding options

July 13, 2014 | Digestion
Constipation is a condition that can affect people of all ages. It is classified as having less than three bowel movements per week and stools that are dry, hard and difficult to pass. This condition can lead to painful bowel movements, bloating and...
Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy: Successful Treatment Options

Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy: Successful Treatment Options

July 12, 2014 | Men's Health, Age related illnesses
The prostate is a small gland that is part of the male reproductive system. In younger men, it is about the size of a walnut. The prostate is positioned below the bladder, in front of the rectum, and surrounds part of the urethra (the tube that carries urine from the...
Ulcerative Colitis: Risks, Causes and Management

Ulcerative Colitis: Risks, Causes and Management

July 11, 2014 | Digestion
Inflammatory Bowel Disease, or IBD, is the term that is used for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease and it is the inflammation of the inner lining in the large bowel, which consists of...
Macular Degeneration: Identifying and Understanding the disease

Macular Degeneration: Identifying and Understanding the disease

July 10, 2014 | Eyes, Men's Health, Age related illnesses, Women's Health
The macula, which is the central part of the retina, contains millions of cells that sense light and send signals through the optic nerve to the brain. This process allows the fine details of objects to be seen, but damage to the macula causes images...
Diverticular Disease: Understanding risks and management

Diverticular Disease: Understanding risks and management

July 9, 2014 | Digestion, Men's Health, General, Women's Health
Diverticulosis is the result of pouches forming on the intestinal wall. The small pouches that form are called diverticula and they protrude from the outer wall of the colon. The most common risk factors that lead to diverticular disease are age and diet. Why someone develops diverticular disease is unclear, but could possible involve...
Wet Macular Degeneration Treatments Comparison

Wet Macular Degeneration Treatments Comparison

July 8, 2014 | Eyes
Exudative macular degeneration is a condition caused by neovascularisation (abnormal blood vessel growth) in the choroid. This lies between the sclera (outer structure) and retina (which contains the cells...
Contraception Hormonal Methods - A full review

Contraception Hormonal Methods - A full review

July 7, 2014 | Hormone replacement, Women's Health
There are a number of hormonal contraception methods available. People may taut one method as the best choice, but the optimal contraceptive method depends on a woman’s biology, health, and personal preferences.
Vaccinations for International Travel - Common vaccinations

Vaccinations for International Travel - Common vaccinations

July 6, 2014 | General
Travel is an enjoyable or essential part of life for many people. However, particular diseases or illnesses may be associated with one or more regions of the world. Contracting one can be particularly unpleasant for travellers, especially if they may...
Treating Acid Reflux in Pregnancy: Understanding options

Treating Acid Reflux in Pregnancy: Understanding options

July 5, 2014 | Digestion, Women's Health
The stomach controls the initial stages of digestion. The cells of its inner lining produce hydrochloric acid (HCl) to break down food passing into it from the oesophagus. This acid may travel back up this tube toward the...
Gastroenteritis: An overview of treatment considerations

Gastroenteritis: An overview of treatment considerations

July 4, 2014 | Digestion
Gastroenteritis, which is more commonly known as gastro, is caused by an inflammation or infection in the digestive system, particularly in the lining of the intestines. Each year, close to five to ten million people from all over the globe die from...
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