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10 Symptoms of Hernias

This kind of illness is very serious

A hernia occurs when an underlying organ or fatty tissue pushes through the covering muscle layer and produces a lump or localized swelling on the surface. Alternatively a hernia can occur when the top of the stomach pushes up past the diaphragm. This is termed a hiatal hernia and in this case there is no visible sign of the hernia. ...

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11 Symptoms of the Flu

Young woman with a sore throat drinking tea

You know it is that time of year again when your work colleagues and friends might vanish for a few days only discover they have all came down with the same virus – leading you to find yourself with the inevitable symptoms appearing one by one. Influenza or “the flu” as it is commonly known, effects people from all around ...

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10 Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel

Rehabilitation after wrist injury

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that affects the wrist and is often developed by people who work heavily with their hands, including builders, artists and those who type for long periods of time on their computer. It occurs as a result of repetitive stress and is defined by a multitude of symptoms. Specifically, the condition affects the carpal tunnel, ...

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10 Most Common Symptoms of Spider Bites

Frightening spider on the skin of hands.

Every spider is different, but what unifies most spiders is a nasty bite! No matter whether they’re small or large, spiders can cause a great deal of harm to humans through a venomous bite, and while many spiders may do not much more than irritate the skin slightly, some can cause fevers, pain, life-changing conditions and even death. The severity ...

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10 Signs of Blood Clots In The Leg


A blood clot in the large veins of the leg is commonly known as a Deep Vein Thrombosis, or DVT. DVT’s can dislodge and travel throughout the body, lodging themselves in the brain, heart or lung, making them potentially extremely dangerous. These are the top 10 signs that you may have developed a blood clot in your leg, telling you that ...

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10 Signs of Heart Disease


Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the U.S. and around the world. It’s actually not one disease, but rather a group of conditions that effects the heart. The diseases under this umbrella can range from congenital heart defects, which may appear at birth or early in life, to problems that show up later in life and can often ...

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