Stomach bloating: Your swelling may signify this digestive condition – are you at risk?

Stomach bloating describes the uncomfortable sensation that typically follows an overindulgence in certain foods. People tend to experience a stretchy, puffy sensation in their tummy and painful abdominal cramps.  Cutting out gassy culprits normally does the trick. However, tummy swelling can also signify an underlying digestive conditions known as diverticular disease and diverticulitis.  Diverticular disease and diverticulitis are related digestive […]

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‘A quiet epidemic’: Why so many Canadians experience knee pain

At some point, you’ve probably heard someone in your life complain about “bad knees.” Painful knees may prevent some people from running or lifting heavy objects, but what’s the root cause of it? Dr. Najam Mian, a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist in Vancouver, told Global News people who often feel knee pain may see swelling and mechanical features like […]

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Cancer warning: How to detect signs of the disease in your toilet habits

Stomach cancer, also known as gastric cancer, is cancer that starts anywhere inside the stomach or the stomach wall. As early symptoms such as persistent indigestion and heartburn are easily confused with less serious conditions, cancer is often advanced by the time it’s diagnosed. It is therefore important to get any possible symptoms of stomach cancer checked by a GP […]

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Stomach bloating: Doing this activity in ‘moderation’ can still cause you grief

Stomach bloating is caused by too much gas filling up the gastrointestinal tract. The feeling can cause intense discomfort, resulting in a stretched tummy and abdominal cramps. It is usually brought on by overindulging in gassy foods and fizzy drinks. One study reveals the extent to which alcohol can pose a risk. According to research presented at the American College […]

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Diabetes type 2: One major warning sign to watch out for – have you experienced this?

Diabetes type 2 is a serious condition where the insulin a person’s pancreas makes can’t work properly, or their pancreas can’t make enough insulin. This can cause blood sugar levels to rise unimpeded, overtime this can pose serious health risks such heart and disease and strokes. A lot of people don’t get any symptoms or they don’t notice them. It […]

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Diabetes type 2: Number one reason why condition is on the increase – and how you can it?

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar and when a person has very high levels of sugar in their blood it could lead to serious damage to the body’s system, […]

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Thread veins: Eight things you may not know about the condition

Thread veins, known medically as telangiectasia, are small clusters of blue or red veins that sometimes appear on the face or legs. They’re harmless and, unlike trunk varicose veins, don’t bulge underneath the surface of the skin. In rare cases, they can cause burning or itching. According to Dr Munir Somji, there are eight important points to bear in mind […]

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Mikey North health: ‘I’m a really bad sleepwalker’ – common triggers of the condition

Mikey North, 32, is no stranger to eventful storylines. His character Gary Windass has been a roguish presence on the cobbled streets of Coronation street, getting into one scrap after another. Last year North shared his own eventful story. Speaking with Rochelle Humes on the Lorraine show, he revealed he suffers from a sleep disorder that has caused him to […]

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Acupuncture causes a 79-year-old woman’s lung to COLLAPSE

Acupuncture causes a 79-year-old woman’s lung to COLLAPSE prompting doctors to warn of the life-threatening complication of the trendy treatment The unnamed woman had her first ever session to help with back pain She didn’t think much of shoulder pain in over the next two days But went to her GP with shortness of breath and tiredness Scan revealed a […]

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Chronic kidney disease of undetermined causes described originally in Central America and Sri Lanka

Chronic kidney disease of undetermined causes (CKDu), initially reported among agricultural communities in Central America and Sri Lanka, is also present in India, particularly in Southern rural areas, and could be common in other tropical and subtropical rural settings. These are the main conclusions of a new study published in BMJ Open. CDKu is considered an epidemic in Central America […]

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