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Treatments for Acid Reflux

Treatments for Acid Reflux

Acid reflux treatment varies depending on the cause, but there are several different treatment options available that can keep heartburn and acid reflux at bay, or at least calm it down if it flares up. Of course, a proper diet and eliminating known-offenders when it comes to acid reflux, but when a change in diet doesn't work, there are several treatments for acid reflux available.Over the Counter Medicat... ...

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Understanding Overactive Bladder

Understanding Overactive Bladder

Overactive bladder (OAB) is the name given to a group of urinary problems, including stress incontinence, frequent urination or waking more than once in the night to urinate. OAB usually results in a strong, sudden need to urinate that can't be controlled or predicted, and many people with overactive bladder experience anxiety about getting to the bathroom on time.Overactive bladder is a relatively common conditio... ...

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Understanding Psoriasis

Understanding Psoriasis

What is PsoriasisPsoriasis, a chronic skin condition characterized by thick white, silvery or red patches of skin, is caused by skin cells that grow too rapidly. In normal skin, skin cells gradually grow and old skin cells flake off roughly every four weeks. In skin with psoriasis, however, new skin cells are formed too rapidly, often over a series of days rather than weeks, and much too quickly for old skin to sh... ...

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Understanding Spinal Stenosis Symptoms

Understanding Spinal Stenosis Symptoms

Spinal stenosis is a spinal condition this is caused when the space surrounding the spinal cord or the spinal nerve narrows. Spinal stenosis is a condition that is either inherited or acquired later on life. People who inherit spinal stenosis are born with a small than usual spinal cord. When spinal stenosis is acquired later in life it begins slowly and develops over the years. The space between the nerve roots,... ...

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What Are Normal Blood Sugar Levels?

What Are Normal Blood Sugar Levels?

For people with diabetes, controlling blood sugar levels is an everyday part of life. The long-term complications of high blood sugar include nerve damage, vision loss, cardiovascular disease and more. In the short term, people who don't maintain normal blood sugar levels are vulnerable to diabetic ketoacidosis and diabetic hyperosmolar syndrome. Diabetics routinely check their blood glucose levels in order to sta... ...

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What is COPD?

What is COPD?

COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a progressive and serious respiratory disease and the third-leading cause of death in the United States. Often developed as a result of emphysema and chronic bronchitis, most cases of COPD happen when the lungs are exposed to pollutants or contaminants over long periods of time. Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of COPD as well as other respiratory illnesses ... ...

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When Should You Take Your Sick Child to the Doctor

When Should You Take Your Sick Child to the Doctor

Little kids are prone to getting sick - it's just a fact of life. Some even consider it a natural-born defense mechanism for children to expose themselves to as many germs as possible, which leads to them geting sick, in order to develop a strong immune system. The issue is when an illness lasts for too long or the symptoms become more extreme. While it may not make sense to run to the doctor every time your child... ...

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