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6 Teas You Should Drink Regularly In The Morning If You're In Your 50s And 60s

According to the Chicago based author of The Essential Guide to Healthy Healing Foods, tea is a plant-based beverage that has been shown to have many nourishing properties. Most tea contains plant compounds called polyphenols, the antioxidants that give tea its medical benefits. As stated by Mayo Clinic, phytochemicals, the plant-based polyphenols may play a role in protecting cells from cancer-causing substances and protect or delay cell damage.

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6 Teas You Should Drink Regularly In The Morning If You're In Your 50s And 60s

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4 Common Foods You Should Eat Less In Your 40s And Above To Prevent Stroke

According to Mayo Clinic, a stroke is a medical emergency that occurs when the blood supply to the brain is reduced or interrupted either by blockage or leakage of arteries or blood vessels, as a result, preventing the brain from getting enough oxygen and nutrients which in many cases has resulted in brain damage and eventually death, especially when its early signs and symptoms are not attended to at an early stage.

  1 month ago ago
4 Common Foods You Should Eat Less In Your 40s And Above To Prevent Stroke

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6 Vegetables You Should Consume To Help Lower High Blood Pressure

Vegetables are what I consider multipurpose as it concerns cooking, eating and getting health benefits, they are of different types and today I'm focussing on vegetables that can help lower high blood pressure. High blood pressure is a situation in which the force of blood against the walls of arteries is too much, high blood pressure is more than often linked to many heart diseases and heart-related diseases, so if you're found wanting in the aspects of high blood pressure, then you need to fix it quickly.

  2 months ago ago
6 Vegetables You Should Consume To Help Lower High Blood Pressure

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6 Signs Of Appendicitis You Should Never Take For Granted (Photos)

The appendix does not play a critical role and can be removed if it gets infected. Appendicitis is a common problem many people experience that can only be solved by surgery. Appendicitis occurs when the appendix gets inflamed. Image: Mayo Clinic Health Essentials A person who has appendicitis needs to have surgery inorder to get it removed before it burst and becomes life threatening.

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6 Signs Of Appendicitis You Should Never Take For Granted (Photos)

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6 Signs Of Hepatitis B You Should Never Over Look (Photos)

According to Mayo Clinic, hepatitis B is a serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Hepatitis B is caused by a number of factors but the most common of hepatitis B is unprotected sexual intercourse with an infected people. Image: Mayo Clinic Health Essentials

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6 Signs Of Hepatitis B You Should Never Over Look (Photos)

HEALTH

Pulmonary Fibrosis In Sickle Cell Disease

Pulmonary fibrosis is a serious, life-threatening complicate of sickle cell disease. Pulmonary fibrosis is a combination of several lung disorders that affects the respiratory system, thus it is a lifelong lung disease, it causes lung scarring (this is the process that causes tissues to scar and thicken over time), the lung damage worsens gradually over time, and hard stiffened lung tissues do not expand as well as they should, making it much difficult to breathe.

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Pulmonary Fibrosis In Sickle Cell Disease

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The difference between PCOS and ovarian cysts

Photo Credit: Mayo Clinic PCOS is a metabolic disorder that affects women who have reached sexual age. It is caused when the ovaries have an abnormally excessive number of follicles. These follicles aren't hazardous, but they can produce a hormonal imbalance, which can lead to issues including irregular or absent periods, weight gain, infertility, abundant body hair, thinning head hair, and acne or greasy skin.

  2 months ago ago
The difference between PCOS and ovarian cysts

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How to know if you have Cystitis

The term cystitis refers to inflammation of the bladder and, as indicated by the Mayo Clinic website, which specializes in health information, usually has its origin in bacterial infections of the urinary tract, caused especially by the well-known Escherichia coli bacteria. (Getty) However, there are also other varieties of cystitis beyond bacterial cystitis, such as drug cystitis, radiation cystitis, foreign body cystitis, chemical cystitis or cystitis associated with other diseases such as diabetes or kidney stones.

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How to know if you have Cystitis

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5 Reasons Why You Might Be Urinating Too Much (Part 2)

Passing out urine is a normal biological process that all healthy humans must experience. It is normal to urinate a number of times during the day and at night. Image: Medicalnewstoday But according to experts, urinating more than 8 times a day and getting up multiple times to urinate at night might mean that you have a medical condition, it might also be as a result of a harmless condition.

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5 Reasons Why You Might Be Urinating Too Much (Part 2)

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7 Consumables You Didn't Know Had Fatal Effects If Overdosed

Coffee Coffee is the brewed drink prepared from roasted coffee beans. This stimulant drink can cause a heart attack when taken in great quantities. One would have consumed about 70 cups at once to be at risk of overdosing. However caffeine is utilized in many substances; and too much at once is deadly.

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7 Consumables You Didn't Know Had Fatal Effects If Overdosed

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7 Ways to Prevent Leg Amputation in Patient with Diabetes

Diabetes control and normal foot care can help prevent severe foot sores that are difficult to cure and may need amputation. Nerve damage and impaired blood circulation are two diabetes consequences. These issues expose the feet to skin sores (ulcers) that can swiftly progress. The good news is that appropriate diabetes treatment and attentive foot care can help avoid foot ulcers, according to Mayo Clinic.

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7 Ways to Prevent Leg Amputation in Patient with Diabetes

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8 foods to avoid if you have high uric acid

The uric acid is responsible for one of the most common conditions affecting the joints, the drop. It is a painful form of arthritis that occurs when uric acid levels in the blood are high. This causes crystals to form and collect around a joint, causing pain that can be very uncomfortable.

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8 foods to avoid if you have high uric acid

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5 Simple Steps You Can Follow To Help Boost Your Blood Hemoglobin Level

Hemoglobin is a protein that is found in red blood cells in the bone marrow and is responsible for transporting oxygen throughout the body. A low hemoglobin level is defined as anything below 13.5 grams per deciliter in men and 12 grams per deciliter in women, according to Mayo Clinic.

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5 Simple Steps You Can Follow To Help Boost Your Blood Hemoglobin Level

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What can you do to stop snoring?

Snoring, harsh sounds produced when the air from the breath makes the relaxed tissues of the throat vibrate, can become a real problem for both the people who generate it and those who live with them. (Getty) Although, as indicated by the Mayo Clinic, an institution dedicated to disseminating health information, almost all people touch from time to time, for some people it can be a chronic problem.

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What can you do to stop snoring?

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How to know if you have Anemia

Anemia is a condition characterized by a lack of healthy red blood cells, as explained by the Mayo Clinic, a non-profit organization dedicated to medical outreach. This causes our organs not to receive the optimal amount of oxygen to function properly. Since there are several different types of anemias, the symptoms can vary and may not even appear in some cases.

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How to know if you have Anemia

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10 foods to avoid for a wrinkle-free skin

We've compiled a list of all the things you should avoid if you want to keep your skin looking as young and healthy as possible. (Freepik) Smoothies and dried fruit, two of our favorite healthy and quick snacks, can wreak havoc on our skin health and prematurely age us.

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10 foods to avoid for a wrinkle-free skin

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Knowledge On Blood Clots For Sickle Cell Persons

Patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) have a higher risk of blood clots than the general public. A deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot that forms in one of the body's main veins, usually in the leg or arm (DVT). If a DVT is not treated, it may get larger or break off and travel to the lungs.

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Knowledge On Blood Clots For Sickle Cell Persons

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What are the health benefits of Laughter?

In many countries, April 1 is celebrated as a day of laughter. According to Mayo Clinic, scientists have conducted many interesting studies on laughter and came to the conclusion that laughter has a very positive effect on human health. Laughter lowers levels of the stress hormones adrenaline and cortisone in the blood, while levels of the happiness hormones (endorphins) rise.

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What are the health benefits of Laughter?

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5 Facts About Sickle Cell

Sickle cell disease is a hereditary disorder that creates malformed red blood cells. Photo Credit: The Economic Times One of the most prevalent inherited blood anemias is sickle cell anemia. Africans and African Americans are the main victims of the disease. Sickle cell anemia (also known as sickle cell disease) is a blood illness caused by an inherited defective hemoglobin gene (the oxygen-carrying protein within the red blood cells).

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5 Facts About Sickle Cell

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What foods are good for lowering cholesterol?

(Getty) Health authorities have been warning for many years about the risks to human health associated with a high level of LDL cholesterol in the blood. Not surprisingly, and as explained by the Mayo Clinic, an institution for dissemination and medical research, high cholesterol can cause an accumulation of cholesterol on the walls of the arteries, which can reduce blood flow through the same and cause multiple problems such as chest pain, heart attack or stroke.

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What foods are good for lowering cholesterol?