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Spastic Colon

Spastic Colon

Saturday, March 12, 2011 5:52

Spastic colon is another term for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a common disorder characterized by abdominal cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation and diarrhea. The term spastic colon describes the increase in spontaneous contractions (motility) of muscles in the small and large intestines associated with IBS. These contractions ...

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Mononucleosis

Mononucleosis

Saturday, March 12, 2011 4:34

Infectious mononucleosis (mono) is often called the kissing disease. The virus that causes mono is transmitted through saliva, so you can get it through kissing, but you can also be exposed through a cough or sneeze, or by sharing a glass or food utensil with someone who has ...

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Heartburn Diet

Heartburn Diet

Saturday, March 12, 2011 4:23

A burning sensation felt in the chest is referred to as 'heartburn'. The main reason behind heartburn is acid reflux disease or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), wherein the contents of the stomach, including the digestive juices are pushed back into the esophagus. For some, heartburn can be an ...

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Stomach Cancer

Stomach Cancer

Thursday, March 10, 2011 3:11

Although the incidence of stomach cancer has declined dramatically in the United States and Western Europe in the last 60 years, the disease remains a serious problem in much of the rest of the world, where it's a leading cause of cancer death. This global variation is ...

Pain in Kidney

Pain in Kidney

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 4:47

Kidney Pain Pain caused by the kidneys is typically felt in the flank area, which is in the back, just at the lower edge of the ribs on either side of the spine. Pain caused by the kidneys tends to be sharp and severe, to and occur ...

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Joint Pain After Pregnancy

Joint Pain After Pregnancy

Thursday, March 3, 2011 6:35

Naturally the pain we are talking about here is because of the tough time a woman’s body goes through during pregnancy. Consequently, some of the quota of after effects does not get over even until after the baby is delivered! For all mothers-to-be therefore, you might want to ...

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Different Types of Painful Fractures

Different Types of Painful Fractures

Thursday, March 3, 2011 5:17

A fractured bone is a bone which has had its tissue broken. A fractured is a name of the type of the break experienced. When a bone has been broken a doctor must first look for deformities of the bone which may require palpation (feeling for broken bone ...

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Kidney Stones in Men

Kidney Stones in Men

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 6:41

You normally have two kidneys which clean your blood, and filter out water and waste products to make urine.Small, solid crystals can form from the salts or minerals found in your urine. These crystals are often too small to notice, and pass harmlessly out of your body. However, ...

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Kidney Stones in Women

Kidney Stones in Women

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 6:39

The kidney acts as a filter for blood, removing waste products from the body and making urine. It also helps regulate electrolyte levels that are important for body function. Urine drains from the kidney through a narrow tube called the ureter into the bladder. When the bladder fills ...

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Liver Cancer

Liver Cancer

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 6:16

Liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma) is the cancer of the liver, also known as hepatoma or primary liver cancer.The liver is composed of a variety of cells such as blood vessels, bile ducts and fat-storing cells. Liver cells or hepatocytes construct the 80 per cent of liver tissues and ...

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