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Multiple sclerosis – MS

Multiple sclerosis – MS   Definition Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a potentially debilitating disease in which your body’s immune system eats away at the protective sheath (myelin) that covers your nerves. Damage to myelin causes interference in the communication between ...

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High blood pressure , hypertension

High blood pressure (hypertension) Definition High blood pressure is a common condition in which the force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease. Blood pressure is ...

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Baldness – Hair Loss

Baldness Hair Loss Definition Hair loss (alopecia) can affect just your scalp or your entire body. It can be the result of heredity, certain medications or an underlying medical condition. Anyone — men, women and children — can experience hair ...

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Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis If you have anaphylaxis, you should be offered advice and medication to help prevent further episodes. Allergy clinic To discover what caused the anaphylaxis you should be referred to a specialist allergy clinic for tests. Knowing what allergen triggered ...

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Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition that causes pain and swelling in the joints. Hands, feet and wrists are commonly affected, but it can also damage other parts of the body. What are the symptoms? Rheumatoid arthritis can make ...

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Antibiotics

Antibiotics Antibiotics are medications used to treat, and in some cases prevent, bacterial infections. They can be used to treat relatively mild conditions such as acne as well as potentially life-threatening conditions such as pneumonia (a type of lung infection). ...

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Tension-type headaches

A tension-type headache is the most common type of headache and the one we think of as a normal, everyday headache. It may feel like a constant ache that affects both sides of the head. You may also feel the ...

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Treating a common cold

In most cases, you can treat the symptoms of cold yourself at home using a number of self-care techniques. These are listed below. Drink plenty of fluids to replace those lost due to sweating and a runny nose. Get plenty ...

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Hay fever

Hay fever is a common allergic condition that affects up to one-in-five people at some point in their life. Symptoms of hay fever include: sneezing a runny nose itchy eyes The symptoms of hay fever are caused when a person ...

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Allergies

An allergy is an adverse reaction that the body has to a particular food or substance in the environment. Most substances that cause allergies are not harmful and have no effect on people who are not allergic. The allergic response ...

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Diabetes Raises Liver Cancer Risk

People with type 2 diabetes might be at somewhat higher risk of developing liver cancer, according to a large, long-term study. The research suggests that those with type 2 diabetes have about two to three times greater risk of developing ...

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