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Hot flushes are most common in women approaching menopause and are considered to be caused by changes in hormone levels that impact your body’s temperature regulation. They can strike at any time of day or night without warning, but they can also be provoked by consuming hot foods. Caffeine and alcohol are both stimulants.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune and inflammatory disease in which your immune system mistakenly assaults healthy cells in your body, resulting in inflammation (painful swelling) in the affected areas. RA primarily affects the joints, which are frequently attacked many at the same time. The skin, eyes, lungs, heart, blood, and nerves can all be affected by it.
Low blood pressure is known as hypotension. The force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries while the heart pumps out blood is known as blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure (the top number) and the diastolic blood pressure (the bottom number), which are the maximum and minimum blood pressures, respectively, are used to measure blood pressure. Hypotension is defined as systolic blood pressure of less than 90 millimetres of mercury (mm Hg) or diastolic blood pressure of less than 60 mm Hg. Children have different numbers. In practice, however, blood pressure is only deemed too low if symptoms are present.
About one percent of all our blood cells are white blood cells. These fight infections and germs that enter the body from the outside. The average white blood cell in the human body is 4000 – 11000 per cubic millimetre, consisting of neutrophils, basophils, eosinophils, and agranulocytes (lymphocytes and monocytes).
Diabetes, also known as diabetes mellitus is a chronic (long lasting) disease that occurs by the elevation of blood sugar levels above the normal levels. The hormone insulin turns blood sugar to energy by moving them into your cells from the blood. With diabetes your body either cannot produce enough insulin or cannot efficiently utilize the insulin it produces due to the malfunctioning of the pancreas (an organ behind the stomach)
Cholesterol is a subtype of lipid which is produced naturally by the liver. It’s absolutely essential for the normal function of the body. The elevated levels of these can cause severe conditions. Poor dietary habits, age, gender, heredity, weight, and smoking are the risk factors of hypercholesteremia. High cholesterol can be prevented by making changes to your dietary and lifestyle habits as well as by managing mental stress.
Eczema also called atopic dermatitis is a non-contagious inflammatory disease of the skin. Symptoms include redness, swelling, oozing, scaling, and crusting of the skin. Eczema can be caused by genetic inheritance, sweating, animal dander and upper respiratory tract infections. Eczema can be diagnosed from history of itch in skin creases or cheeks, history of asthma/ hay fever and dry skin. Medications like oral over-the-counter antihistamines, Cortisone creams and alternative treatment methods can be used to treat eczema.
Sciatica refers to lower back pain that occurs due to compression of sciatic nerve or its roots. Common symptoms are lower back pain, pain in the rear or leg, hip pain, burning or tingling down the leg, weakness, numbness, or difficulty in moving the leg. A complete medical history may help the diagnosis. Natural methods of therapy like life style changes, exercise, physical therapy and rest have found the aid in the relief from sciatica.