Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Rheumatoid Arthritis* RA is a chronic disorder that causes inflammation and eventual destruction of the cartilage and other tissues in and around the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis is classified as an autoimmune disease because it causes your immune system to begin to attack normal tissues instead. Helpful Supplements Omega 3 Fatty Acids in fish oil. Studies show…

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Sinusitis

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The sinuses are four pairs of openings in the front of the skull, which are located above, behind, and below the eyes and are connected to the inside of the nose. Normally these cavities are empty, and their lining produces mucus, which routinely clears away dust, pollen, other inhaled particles, and bacteria. The mucus drains…

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Sore Throat

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The medical term for a sore throat is acute pharyngitis; so called because the inflammation occurs in the pharynx, the tissue at the back of the throat that you can see when you open your mouth wide. A sore throat is not an illness, but a symptom of one, most commonly a bacterial or viral…

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Sunburn

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The sun emits two types of harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation: UVA and UVB. Both can burn the skin, causing reddening and inflammation. It’s the UVB rays that cause immediate sunburn. MILD SUNBURN. Pink or reddish skin that feels hot and tender to the touch. MODERATE SUNBURN. Red skin with small fluid-filled blisters that may itch…

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Weight Loss

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Technically, a person tips the scales into the overweight category when his or her body mass index (BMI) is 25 or higher. BMI is a measure of weight in relation to height. It usually reflects the amount of body fat a person has. To figure out your BMI, multiply your weight in pounds by 704…

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Inflammation

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INFLAMMATION Inflammation is a normal, healthy response of the body, essential for maintaining whole-body health. Exercise can cause acute or short-term inflammation, which is normal. A proper diet helps keep this inflammation under control. What is most concerning is the potential for chronic inflammation as a result of poor diet, stress and/or improper or overtraining…

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