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Causes of Vaginal Dryness

Vaginal dryness occurs when the production of estrogen is reduced, typically during menopause. As women age, the levels of estrogen drop until the body is no longer able to manufacture it in sufficient amounts. During that time, a typical female experiences gradual increase in vaginal dryness. The symptom may be caused by a variety of…

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Don’t Fall Prey to Autumn Allergies!

People with spring and summer allergies breathe sighs of relief as the seasons change, but fall brings misery to others. After flowers and sunshine are replaced with falling leaves, annoying bouts of sneezing, coughing, runny nose and watery, itchy eyes plague fall allergy sufferers. Fortunately, if you’re aware of common fall allergens, and learn to…

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How to Reduce Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

The vast majority of American diabetics — according to some figures, as many as 95 percent — have type 2 diabetes. However, a combination of medical misinformation and dietary trends makes it difficult for most people to truly understand their risks, let alone reduce them. What is type 2 diabetes, and what causes it? Diabetes…

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Psoriasis: Catch the Signs Red-Handed

Psoriasis, a condition that causes skin cells to grow and accumulate faster than they can be shed, affects over 7.5 million people in the U.S. Normally, it takes a month for skin cells to grow, move to the skin’s outermost surface and become sloughed away. In people with psoriasis, the process of growth and rising…

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Post ED Diagnosis – What’s Next

Erectile dysfunction has the potential to impact a man’s quality of life. The first step to treating the condition is getting a proper diagnosis, but what can men do after they have been diagnosed? Knowing where to start after being diagnosed allows men to begin regaining quality of life by reversing the effects of ED.…

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A Guide to Stroke Prevention

Each year, approximately 425,000 women will have a stroke – and this is approximately 55,000 more than men will have. Age does make a person more susceptible and so does a close family relative that has had a stroke in the past. There’s no way of reversing the years or changing family history, but there…

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What is Fibromyalgia?

To date the etiology of fibromyalgia is unknown. This disease manifests itself in a wide variety of symptoms, including sleep disturbances, tingling in limbs, headaches, cognitive problems, fatigue and widespread pain. Those with fibromyalgia may also experience irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fibromyalgia affects about 5.0…

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What Is Ulcerative Colitis?

Ulcerative Colitis is a type of a bowel disease in which the lining of the colon and rectum exhibits signs of persistent inflammation. The inner soft tissue develops minute pores constantly discharging mucous and pus resulting in frequent bowel movements and abdominal pain. The systemic functions of the organs are compromised causing discomfort and irritation.…

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What Causes Chronic Bronchitis?

More than 9 million Americans suffer from chronic bronchitis every year, according to the American Lung Association. Someone who has chronic bronchitis can also develop emphysema and together, this can be known as COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. What is bronchitis? Bronchitis is defined as an inflammation of the bronchial tubes or the lining…

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What Are The Risks Of Uncontrolled Blood Pressure

Uncontrolled blood pressure has a lot of risks. High blood pressure or hypertension has been known as the silent killer because there are no symptoms associated with it in the majority of cases. The only way for a person to know whether they have high blood pressure is to have their blood pressure tested periodically…

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