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Osteoporosis- what causes brittle bones?

Osteoporosis- what causes brittle bones? Your bones are in a constant state of turnover throughout life- as some bone cells dissolve, others form. Amazingly, this means that every 10 years or so you completely replace most of your own skeleton! However, if for some reason, the loss of bone is greater than the [...]

What are the side effects of NSAIDs?

NSAIDs- what they're used for & common side effects what are they? uses side effects contraindications What are NSAIDs (anti-inflammatories) ? NSAIDs stands for Non Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs They are a group of medications most commonly used as painkillers, though certain forms are used for other purposes, such [...]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome-causes, symptoms & treatment

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome- causes, symptoms & treatment what is it? symptoms causes treatment What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a painful condition of one or both hands, caused by pressure on the median nerve The median nerve runs down the arm and into the hand. [...]

Shin Splints- what is it and how is it treated?

Shin Splints- what is it and how is it treated? what is it? symptoms treatment other causes Shin Splints- what is it? Shin Splints is also known as Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome or MTSS for short. It leads to pain along the shinbone, between your ankle and your [...]

Restless Legs Syndrome- causes, symptoms & treatment

Restless Legs Syndrome- causes, symptoms & treatment causes symptoms diagnosis treatment What is Restless Legs Syndrome? Restless legs Syndrome is a common neurological (nerve) disorder which leads to a strong urge to move the legs, as well as other unpleasant sensations in the legs. It can have a [...]

Plantar Fasciitis- symptoms, causes & treatment

Plantar Fasciitis- symptoms, causes & treatment what is it? symptoms causes treatment What is the Plantar Fascia? The plantar fascia is a thick fibrous layer of tissue that supports the arch of the foot. It starts at the heel bone and stretches forward under the arch, fanning out [...]

What is Lupus?

What is Lupus and what are the symptoms? Cause Symptoms Tests Treatment What is Lupus? Selena Gomez has had a kidney transplant because of it. It’s often mentioned on medical TV dramas. It provokes interest because it can cause a huge number of symptoms, and it can be [...]