Infertility

Infertility unfortunately can affect many couples trying to conceive a baby.  It is the inability to conceive a child after a year or more of sexual intercourse without contraception. What to look for If after a period of unprotected intercourse, the couple cannot conceive, this is infertility. It can be because of either partner…

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Immunisation

It is normal for you and your child to come into contact with bacteria and viruses on a regular basis. Some of these microbes can cause serious problems. Immunisation protects your baby from serious diseases and illnesses. It is safe and easy to administer. How immunisation can help... When you are vaccinated, your…

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Impotence

This is the inability in men to be able to have sexual intercourse. What to look for The most obvious symptom is the failure to have an erection. However there are some other factors to consider - if your impotence appears only occasionally it is not usually a serious problem as this is…

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Incontinence

Is the inability to control the passing of urine. What to look for inability to control urination. The condition often reflects an underlying disorder and is usually treatable, even in the elderly. Often it was thought that it was a age related condition and inevitable result of getting older. It must be treated…

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Indigestion

Indigestion is a type of pain and sick feeling after eating food. What to look for heartburn. gas or burping. abdominal pressure and flatulence. mild nausea. vomiting. We should not normally notice the digestion process. Indigestion is a term that covers a large variety of assorted stomach problems but mostly it means pain…

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Infections

What to look for Fever, chills, sweating, headaches, muscle aches, and fatigue are symptoms common to many infections, however there are symptoms specific to different types of infections. Viruses and bacteria are constantly battling with our bodies and trying to invade. Once on or inside the body, they try to survive and reproduce. Most…

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Ingrown Nails

Is a condition whereby the nail grows into the skin of the toe instead of over it. What to look for pain, swelling, and redness around a toenail, usually the big toe. Ingrown nails usually affect the toenails and can be very painful. People who have curved or thick nails are most susceptible,…

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Insomnia

Difficulty in getting to sleep, interrupted sleep, or waking up too early. What to look for inability to fall asleep. waking up throughout the night. waking up too early. Insomnia is a rather common complaint and can be a short term problem where there is a temporary disturbance of one's normal sleeping pattern.…

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

A condition which causes abdominal pain and disturbs bowel action. What to look for constipation or diarrhoea shortly after meals, usually accompanied by cramps or bloating and gas. abnormal bowel movements. Your digestive system seems totally out of control. Either you can't stay out of the bathroom, or your stomach is tied in knots.…

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Jaundice

Jaundice is a yellowing of the skin and eyes - it is not a disease but a symptom of a disorder. What to look for a yellowish or greenish tinge to the skin. yellowing of the whites of the eyes dark-coloured urine. in some cases, generalised itching. Jaundice, a yellowing of the skin…

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