Migraine is more than just a headache, although that is the major symptom in most people. It has a neurological basis, and frequently involves symptoms such as visual disturbances (flashing lights, for example), nausea and vomiting. Attacks can last anywhere from a few hours to three days, and vary from person to person in severity and frequency. More information about the different types of migraine can be found here.Depending on the severit...Read more
Self-care is important at all times of year, but never more so than in the flu season. The increased prevalence of viral illnesses at this time of year mean misery for many of us. But there are plenty of ways to proactively take care of yourself this winter.Prevention is better than cure - minimise your risk of becoming illStaying healthy is, obviously, preferable to coming down with a cold or the flu. There are several things you can do to r...Read more
The term arthritis covers a group of conditions involving inflammation of one or more joints. The conditions fall loosely into two categories, degenerative (wear and tear based) and inflammatory (autoimmune based). The most common of these are osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis respectively. Arthritis needs to be properly diagnosed by a doctor, but you can find out more about the different types of arthritis here.A flare is, put simply...Read more
The word arthritis means inflammation of a joint or joints. The inflammation is usually accompanied by pain, and can be caused by many underlying disorders. Conditions labelled arthritis fall under two main categories, inflammatory, and degenerative. This article looks at the most common conditions associated with each category, Osteoarthritis, and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Information regarding other, less common, forms of arthritis can be found...Read more
Everyone has heard someone exclaim 'I've got the flu', when they have a cold. Influenza (flu) and the common cold are caused by different viruses. So, while they share similarities, they are separate conditions. So, how do you work out which you have? Let's start with a look at the most common symptoms. Cold Symptoms Sore throat Runny nose Sneezing Cough - usually productive (producing phlegm) Aching joints and muscles, ran...Read more
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