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Does Vitamin D Repair Nerve Damage?

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A 2015 study at the University of Cambridge, discovered a protein that activated Vitamin D could repair nerve damage, particularly the myelin, in patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). This could make vitamin D, a potential treatment for Multiple Sclerosis in times to come. What is Vitamin D? This is a fat-soluble vitamin that is generally …

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Are You Hearing Things?

Hearing

Tinnitus is a symptom of a hearing disorder, where the patient hears noises or ringing in their ears. This disorder is quite common and affects one in five people. This symptom can be an underlying cause of ear injury, age-related hearing loss or a disorder of the circulatory system. Tinnitus can worsen with age and most people …

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How Regular Exercise Can Reduce Lower Back Pain?

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Lower-back pain is a common health concern, worldwide. It can have considerable impact on well-being and finances as it can create disabilities amongst patients, leading them to take time off work. Lack of activity can be a direct cause of back pain. Sedentary lifestyle can cause certain muscles to shut down, and when that happens – …

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Help Your Dad With Healthy Ageing

Healthy Ageing

With Father’s Day celebrated just yesterday, wishes and quotes is in plenty, all around. However, it is also important to be there for your dad throughout the year. With long-range planning, it’s possible to extend the years on his health and his independence. Always keep in mind that being the caregiver for your father and mother …

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Taking Care of Alzheimer’s Patients

Alzheimer's Patient

Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia — term used for memory loss. Problems with cognition, behaviour and memory are seen in this disease. Due to the symptoms, patients find it difficult to manage day-to-day activities. Loved ones have to be supportive as Alzheimer’s patients become completely dependant on them over time. This dependancy can cause frustration …

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What Are Your Blood Sugar Levels Telling You?

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Blood sugar levels measure the amount of glucose present in your blood. Blood glucose tests are usually taken to determine whether you are at risk for Diabetes Mellitus. If you have diabetes, then the glucose levels in your blood tend to be consistently high. Increased sugar in your body can slowly damage your health leading to various …

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Demystifying Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis

What happens when the body’s immune system attacks normal joint tissues? It could be an autoimmune disease, known as Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) that causes joint inflammation. The symptoms of RA can appear in spells, with flares and remission appearing alternately.Inflammation can lead to other problems like stiffness, pain, redness and swelling and can even result …

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Foods to Lay Off When You Have Arthritis

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Arthritis makes your body susceptible to inflammation, therefore watching your diet can aid in controlling the inflammation. Here’s a list of foods to keep away from if you are arthritic: Sugar As much as those cookies, pastries and chocolates call out to you, it’s time to limit their intake. Sugar releases inflammatory catalysts called cytokines. …

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Identify a stroke attack the F.A.S.T. way

A stroke or cerebrovascular accident (CVA) as the doctors call it is a sudden event in which the blood supply to a part of the brain is cut off, either by way of a blockage or due to blood leaking into the brain tissue. This results in a decreased supply of oxygen to the part …

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