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Managing Back Problems

Overview of Back Pain Back problems are common for people of all ages and for all sorts of reasons. The issues with back pain are not exclusively due to injury or disease. Healthy athletes overexert themselves and cause muscle strains or spasms. [caption id="attachment_1093" align="alignright" width="300"] Back Problems are common to people of all ages and for all sorts of reasons. The issues with back pain ...

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Preventing Sports Injuries

Overview Sports injuries generally occur due to direct impact, or overuse which can lead to sprains and strains. Sports injuries are categorized into two types, namely chronic and acute injuries. All the injuries that happen suddenly are known as acute injuries like the spraining of the ankle due to an awkward landing. While a person can injure any part of their body while engaging in sport, sports injuries ...

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Reducing Headaches and Stress

Overview A tension headache is the type of headache that occurs due to the muscles tightening from the neck, head and the upper back portion of the brain. Most people claim that such type of headaches is caused due to stress. Stress causes the body’s nervous structure to start the “fight” response that is caused by reduced breathing, increased rate of blood pressure, increased heart beat and the increased t ...

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Abdominal Pain in Children

Overview Almost everyone will experience abdominal pain at one time or another. However, it is the children who often suffer stomachache, which is one the most common reasons of hospital emergency cases. Abdominal pain is pain that is felt in the stomach area. It is oftentimes associated with fever, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, and fatigue. The pain sometimes comes and goes. Indeed, it can be quite ...

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Treating Burns And Scalds

Overview Burns and scalds are damage to the skin caused by wet or dry heat. The pain is associated with swelling, blisters, red or peeling skin, and sometimes white or charred skin. Children are the ones who are prone to burns and scalds. They love to explore things around them and test what their surroundings offer them. Sometimes their curiosity to explore puts them in accidents that eventually injure the ...

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Dealing with Heartburn

Overview When the chest feels hot, warm or there is pain that begins underneath the breastbone and travels up into the throat, this is known as heartburn. This is also referred to as indigestion. This can lead to sore stomach, or vomiting. This is not actually something that is caused by your heart, though many times people feel as though they are having a problem with their heart when they have heartburn. ...

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Shoulder pain

Shoulder pain is pain that is felt in and around the shoulder and can be caused by the joint, muscles, ligaments or tendons. Pain becomes worse when performing activities or moving the arms or shoulder. Conditions and diseases that affect the structures of the chest or abdomen such as diseases of the heart and gallbladder can also cause shoulder pain. [youtube url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HULJU_ROdC ...

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Treating Middle Ear Infection

Overview of Middle Ear Infection When a person has a middle ear infection, the middle ear becomes swollen and infected. The middle ear is located behind the eardrum. Middle ear infections are often caused by a virus. In many cases, bacteria can be the reason for this to develop. Antibiotics or ear drops can usually relieve this problem. Risks of Middle Ear Infection [caption id="attachment_1131" align="alig ...

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All About Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease—Infant

Overview When a person has an issue of food or acid building up from the stomach into the esophagus, this is called Gastroesophageal reflux or GER for short. This is very common in babies, and causes them to spit up. The good news is that babies tend to outgrow this within their first year of life. If after this time, the baby still has symptoms and damage this points to Gastroesophageal reflux disease or G ...

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First Aid for Removing Splinters

Overview When a splinter is present under the skin, if this is left, this can cause an infection. Before you decide to remove a splinter you need to look for signs of infection in the splinter. These signs include: Inflammation [caption id="attachment_1286" align="alignright" width="190"] When a splinter is present under the skin, if this is left, this can cause an infection. Before you decide to remove a s ...

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