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Heart palpitations

Heart palpitations are abnormal or irregular heartbeat. It is characterized by sensations like the heart is beating too slow, fluttering and too fast. It lasts for a few seconds to longer hours. Palpitations can be felt in the chest, throat or neck and sometimes in the ear. Causes of heart palpitations Conditions such as low […]

Cockroach allergy

Cockroach allergy is an allergic reaction when exposed to small particles from cockroaches. Cockroaches have certain proteins or allergen and with direct contact with these pest result to severe allergic reactions. The allergen causes an immune reaction in the body. Exposure to body parts, saliva and waste products causes an allergic reaction. The reaction becomes […]

Interstitial cystitis

Interstitial cystitis is a condition causing bladder pressure, pain and pelvic pain which can be mild to severe. This condition causes inflammation in the layers of muscles of the bladder and characterized by pressure, pain and frequent urge to urinate. Symptoms of interstitial cystitis Chronic pelvic pain Among men, pain between the anus and the […]

Heel spur

A heel spur is bony growth of the bone of the heel or calcaneus bone. They are located at the back of the heel or under the heel, below the sole of the foot. Heel spurs are calcium deposits under the heel bone that accumulates over many months. They are caused by straining of the […]

Hip fracture

A hip fracture is a serious injury that happens when the thighbone receives a crack or break. Common causes are falls to the side where the hips are the victim of a direct impact, though disease can also trigger this such as cancer. This kind of injury can cause life threatening complications and surgery is […]

How to deal with leg cramps while swimming

Leg cramps while swimming is a sudden and involuntary contractions of the leg muscles. It can be caused by loss of electrolyte, lack of conditioning and unnecessary tension usually affects swimmers. Unnecessary tension such as plantar flexing that is unnatural involuntary action and attempting to correct this unnatural movement will result to cramping. Causes of […]