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Know More About Symptoms of Helicobacter Pylori Infections

Helicobacter pylori is a bacteria causing infection of the stomach lining as well as the most immediate part of the small intestine connected to the stomach (duodenum). When the bacteria attacks the delicate tissues, the underlying structure is exposed and damaged by the acids produced by the stomach resulting in the formation of ulcers. If…

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Strokes – What You Need to Know

A stroke can affect people from all walks of life and in many parts of the world, irrespective of their gender or race. However, the masculine population is at a greater risk of developing this condition than their female counterparts. Stroke occurs in two main forms namely mild and acute stroke. Mild stroke presents what is…

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How Common Is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is when the body’s joints are damaged, which results in the person not being able to move freely. It is quite common around the world, but people tend to ignore the extreme joint pains caused by this condition as general arthritis. Typically, osteoarthritis occurs in individuals who are in their late 40s. In the United…

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Causes of Male Pattern Baldness

Male pattern baldness, also known as Androgenetic alopecia, is the most common type of hair loss in men. Nearly one half of men will begin to bald by the time they are 30 years old. By the time men are 60 years old, nearly all of them will have some form of male pattern baldness.…

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How to Prevent Asthma Attacks

More than 300 million people all over the world suffer from asthma. Asthma is a frustrating and sometimes life threatening condition that can cause symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, anxiety, chest tightness and more. Before a medical provider gives a patient instructions on how to prevent an asthma attack, he or she…

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What are the 4 stages of COPD?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is an umbrella term for a group of respiratory ailments including bronchiectasis, chronic bronchitis and emphysema. This spectrum of diseases involves airway obstruction that interferes with the ability to breathe normally. The symptoms are non-reversible but some treatments may slow down disease progression. The World Health Organization (WHO), describes COPD…

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How Do Triglycerides Affect our Bodies?

Those with high blood pressure and those who have been deemed as a high risk for heart disease, heart attack or other related issues should know the impact that triglycerides can have on the body. High levels in this area can correlate with high levels in terms of blood pressure, which can either compound the…

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How Maine is Leading the Charge on Affordable Medications for Americans

Maine once again is at the forefront in regards to affordable medication for Americans. In June of last year Maine passed a law allowing Mainers to order from licensed pharmacies in Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia. The good news for PlanetDrugsDirect customers in Maine is that we offer prescriptions from Canada,…

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Top Health Concerns in America

Even with Obamacare, the ever-rising costs of health insurance is a top concern for many Americans. Family plans with no deductible have an average premium of about $12,000 a year, and plans with an annual deductible have an average premium of $5,000 each year. According to a recent article by Motley Fool, CEO Mark Bertolini…

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How Eating Breakfast Can Promote A Healthy Heart

You’ve always been told to eat breakfast, but you may have decided to ignore the advice because you’re not a fan of breakfast foods or don’t have the time to stop and eat in the morning. Regardless of how busy you are, it’s important not to skip breakfast so that you can improve your health. A…

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