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Autoimmune Diseases and How They Affect the Body
Experts know of more than 80 autoimmune diseases that, collectively, affect more than 24 million Americans. Diagnosing conditions like lupus, multiple
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The Benefits and Risks of Antacids
People seeking to ease acid reflux and digestive discomfort often turn to antacids to neutralize the excess stomach acid responsible for indigestion and some ulcers.
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Fecal Impaction Causes and Consequences
Studies show that roughly half of Americans deal with constipation and fecal impaction, and many cases go overlooked. With a significant increase in the
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The Causes and Fixes for Post-Nasal Drip
Post-nasal drip occurs when the body produces extra mucus, which accumulates in the throat and causes discomfort. Mucus is important because it keeps the
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The Dangers of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
The subarachnoid space is the area between the brain and the delicate tissues surrounding it. A subarachnoid hemorrhage is a stroke that occurs when blood
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The Stages of a Cold Sore
Cold sores are red blisters full of fluid that usually appear around the lips and nose. Caused by a common viral infection, cold sores may also develop
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Ageusia: The Loss of Taste
Ageusia is the absence of the sense of taste. The condition has many types and degrees of severity, but experts estimate as few as one or two people per
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How Baking Soda Poisoning or Toxicity Occurs
Sodium bicarbonate — everyday household baking soda — has various properties that make it useful as an antacid, industrial cleaner, fungicide, and, of
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Dactylitis or Swelling of the Fingers Has Many Possible Causes
Dactylitis is swelling of the digits and is often known as “sausage digits” because the bloating causing the fingers or toes to resemble small sausages.
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10 Symptoms of an Ulcer
A peptic ulcer is a break, tear, or hole in the lining of the stomach or duodenum, the opening to the small intestine. The bacteria H. pylori is the most
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10 Causes of Canker Sores
Canker sores are small, shallow ulcers that develop on the soft tissue inside the mouth or the gums. Unlike cold sores, canker sores are not contagious
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Temporal Arteritis Is More Serious Than a Simple Headache
Temporal arteritis is a systemic, rheumatological disease that affects the entire body. In the U.S., 278 people in 100,000 have an increased risk of developing
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