Allergies

Allergies are exaggerated immune responses to substances (allergens) that typically are not harmful. If your immune system is overactive, your body will react to allergens similar to how it would treat a harmful bacteria or virus. This overreaction is what causes common allergy symptoms like...

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Arthritis

Arthritis is inflammation of the joints. In your body, cartilage protects your joints by absorbing impact. Cartilage allows you to move freely, smoothly and without pain. When cartilage is lacking, your bones rub together, making it painful for you to use that particular joint.

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Cancer

Every day we have cancer cells produced throughout the body. We are not defenseless as our immune systems function is programmed to seek, identify and destroy cancer cells that occur naturally. Cancerous cells can divide quickly when the immune system is depleted by...

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Diabetes

Diabetes is the presence of constant high blood sugar levels. In your body, the hormone insulin is used to take glucose (a type of sugar) from your bloodstream and put in into your fat, liver and muscle cells. When your body stops producing enough insulin to carry out...

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Fibromyalgia

Constant, chronic aches and pains all over your body. Fibromyalgia is linked to dozens of symptoms: fatigue, headaches, anxiety, poor sleep, neck pain, back pain, numbness/tingling in hands and feet, and more.

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Headaches

A headache is exactly what it sounds like. The pain can occur in various areas of the head and scalp, as well as in your shoulders. They can be caused by physical impact and injury, or emotional stress. Migraine headaches are a more severe form often accompanied by ...

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Heart disease

Heart disease occurs when plaque accumulates in the walls and arteries of your heart. Plaque continues to build upon itself until blood can longer flow to or from the heart through the affected passage. This condition is the leading cause of death in the United States.

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High blood pressure

High blood pressure is a well-known symptom for serious health conditions like coronary heart disease, heart failure and stroke. It occurs when the flow of blood through your arteries applies excess pressure to the artery walls. Like heart disease, it often exhibits no symptoms.

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Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia is a low level of sugar in the blood. If your body uses up the sugar in your blood too quickly or your pancreas secretes an excess amount of insulin, you may be hypoglycemic. The risks of sustained low blood sugar are fainting, seizure and coma.

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Obesity

Obesity is the condition of having too much body fat. It can be caused by overeating and lack of activity but also commonly involves toxicity and hormone imbalances. Extra body fat, especially around the midsection, can make you more susceptible to diabetes, heart disease, stroke and...

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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is the thinning and weakening of the bones in your body. Bones lose density due to hormonal imbalance and nutrient deficiency. As the bones lose density, they become much more brittle, which is why broken hips are associated with getting older.

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Thyroid conditions

Your thyroid gland controls your metabolism. If it malfunctions, your body uses its energy faster or slower than it should. Hypothyroidism—the more common of the two conditions—occurs when your thyroid is too inactive. Hyperthyroidism is the condition resulting from...

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