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Piles (Haemorrhoids) – Symptoms, Causes, Prevention & Treatments

Piles (Haemorrhoids) – Symptoms, Causes, Prevention & Treatments Piles also known as haemorrhoids are enlarged veins at the lower part of the rectum or inside the anus.  The enlarged veins maybe internal or external around the anal area and range in sizes. Internal haemorrhoids is the most common type of piles and are between 2-4 […]

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Chronic Kidney disease – Causes, Symptoms & Prevention

Chronic Kidney disease also known as chronic kidney failure, Is a medical condition where there is a gradual loss in the function of the kidney. When the kidney cannot filter excess fluid and waste products from the bloodstream, the waste and excess fluid builds up in the body and in the kidneys. Chronic kidney disease […]

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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Causes, Symptoms & Types

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Causes, Symptoms & Types Ms is a progressive central nervous system disorder that affects the function of your brain and spinal cord.  Causes It occurs when the immune system treats myelin sheath as a threat, therefore attacking the cells that produces it and the Myelin sheath itself. This can alter communication between the […]

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Living with Asthma – Symptoms, Causes, Triggers & Risk Factors

Living with Asthma – Symptoms, Causes, Triggers & Risk Factors  Asthma is a long lasting medical condition that affects the lung. It makes the airway swollen, narrow, making it difficult to breath. Symptoms may be severe and life-threatening. What are the symptoms ? When the airway is narrow and swollen, individuals with Asthma can experience […]

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Glaucoma – Causes, Types, Risk Factors

Glaucoma is a group of progressive eye disease that occurs due to increased pressure inside the eye. It is one of the leading cause of irreversible blindness. The increased pressure in the eye damages the optic nerve that transmit images to the brain which can lead to vision loss or permanent blindness. At the early […]

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Parkinson’s Disease – Risk, Symptoms, Stages

Parkinson’s Disease – Risk, Symptoms, Stages Parkinson’s disease, (PD) is a progressive movement disorder that occurs due to loss of nerve cells that produce chemical transmission in the brain called dopamine.  Parkinson’s Disease -Definition PD is a nervous system disorder, that gets worse over time. When the brain cells that control movement dies, it affects […]

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Heart Attack – Causes, Symptoms, Prevention

Heart Attack – Causes, Symptoms, Prevention Heart Attacks also known as myocardial infarctions (MI) is a medical emergency that occurs when there is a blockage of blood flow to the heart. When this happens, the cardiac muscles are restricted of oxygen it needs. Definition This is a condition where the cardiac muscles die due to […]

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Diabetes – Types, Causes, and Symptoms

Diabetes – Types, Causes, and Symptoms Diabetes is a group of long lasting medical conditions that involve problems with the hormone (Insulin) that regulate blood sugar (glucose) level in the body.  Cells in the pancreas produce and secrete insulin into the bloodstream based on the glucose level in the body. When the glucose level in […]

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Stroke – Causes, Symptoms, Types

Brain cells die in minutes when the blood flow to the brain is restricted. Stroke is a critical illness that could lead to permanent disability or death. So what is stroke ? It occurs when there is a blockage of the blood flow to the brain. When this happens, the brain tissues are starve of […]

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Causes of dementia : types, stages and symptoms

Causes of dementia : types, stages and symptoms Dementia is a combination of medical symptoms associated with deficits in all or some parts of the brain and their functions. Dementia affects individuals differently, depending on the part of the brain is affected. Causes of dementia Not all causes of dementia are known, as there are several […]