Embarrassing health problems

Bad Breath- health conditions that can cause it

Bad breath (or “halitosis” to use its medical name) is a common and embarrassing symptom- it can be stressful in social situations, and may even affect a person’s self-confidence.  Some people may have bad breath but be entirely unaware of it. Others may worry they have it when they don’t! It’s hard to accurately [...]

Why do we get hiccups and what treatments work?

What is a hiccup? The diaphragm is a sheet of muscle that separates your chest from your abdomen. It is the main muscle involved in breathing. Hiccups are caused by sudden contractions in the diaphragm- these movements are involuntary, occurring beyond your conscious control. Air is sucked rapidly into your lungs, and around a [...]