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11 Natural Remedies for Hiccups

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Hiccups, or synchronous diaphragmatic flutter (SDF), is the involuntary contraction of the muscles that separates the chest from the abdomen (also known as the diaphragm) and may continue for several minutes. The sound of the hiccup is produced by the diaphragm contraction that causes the air to be breathed in quickly followed by the sudden closure of the vocal cords. ...

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11 Home Remedies for a Cough


The sudden repetitively occurring reflex that clears the throat of any contaminant is called a cough. It helps eject contaminants such as mucus, fluids, or foreign particles from the throat. The cough reflex contains three steps: first is the inhalation, followed by the forced exhalation against a closed glottis (the part of the larynx consisting of the vocal cords and ...

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11 Health Benefits of Green Tea


Tea is the most consumed beverage in the world, trailing a close second to water. 78% of the tea consumed in all around the world is black while only 20% is green. All types of tea are brewed from the dried leaves of the Camellia sinensis bush. The different types of tea are determined by the levels of oxidation of ...

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12 Symptoms of Mono

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Mono (mononucleosis) is a highly contagious disease that affects mainly children and young adults, although it can affect older adults too. Mono is most commonly caused by the Epstein-Barr virus, also known as herpes4. It is mainly spread by contact with saliva, giving rise to it often being called the ‘kissing disease’. The incubation period is four to six weeks ...

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12 Symptoms of Bronchitis


Bronchitis is the inflammation of the bronchial passages, the tubes that carry air to and from your lungs, causing their swelling and narrowing. It is caused by viral infection (cold and influenza viruses are the most common causes), or by chemical irritant (from smoking, industrial pollution and gastric acid reflux). Bronchitis is categorised as acute or chronic. Acute bronchitis is ...

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11 Health Benefits of Vitamin D

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Contrary to what its name indicates, vitamin D is not a regular vitamin but a steroid hormone that is primarily procured from sun exposure or supplementation. It offers a number of health benefits that include preventing a variety of chronic diseases that can often be life threatening. 1. Healthy bones Vitamin D has an integral part to play in calcium ...

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11 Health Benefits of Ginseng


Ginseng is an herb that is widely used for its medicinal and energy boosting properties. This is given the active ingredients in ginseng that have a chemical structure similar to that of human hormones. This enables ginseng to regulate hormonal activity in the body to some extent while also managing blood pressure, regulating insulin production, and increasing metabolism. Here are ...

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10 Natural Remedies for an Ear Infection


The presence of viruses or bacteria in the middle ear is the most common trigger for ear infections. These invasive agents may be found due to excess wax buildup in the ear, upper respiratory tract infections, or even certain types of food allergies. Typical symptoms include sleep disruptions, pain in the affected area, minor to severe headaches and fever. Symptoms ...

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11 Natural Remedies for Back Pain


Throughout your long and glorious life, there are times when you may feel or have felt aches and pains. Some of these aches and pains are more serious than others, but when the pain becomes intense, it can really inhibit daily life. One of the most commonly described reasons for generalized pain is in the back area, especially the low ...

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11 Common Symptoms of Mumps


There are a number of illnesses around that have been eradicated due to vaccinating and while it is a great way to help prevent a condition from attempting to harm the body, it is not always certain that the vaccination takes its proper effect. Mumps are a contagious condition in which vaccination can help to fight off any bodily harm. ...

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