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Lyme Disease

What is Lyme Disease?

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted through tick bites. It’s named after Lyme, Connecticut, where it was first identified. While not extremely common, cases have been increasing in recent years, especially in certain regions of the United States and other parts of the world.

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

What is PCOS?

Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is a common hormonal disorder affecting around 1 in 10 women of childbearing age in the UK. It’s caused by a mix of genetics and environmental factors, often involving insulin resistance.

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Restless Legs Syndrome

How to stop restless legs immediately?

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a common neurological condition causing uncomfortable sensations in the legs, often prompting an irresistible urge to move them. While its exact cause isn’t fully known, it’s believed to involve brain abnormalities, genetics, and certain health conditions like anaemia or kidney problems.

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Ovarian Cyst

What size of ovarian cyst is dangerous?

Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs that can form on the ovaries. They’re very common, and usually do not cause any symptoms.

Virtually all women who still have a period, and 1 in 5 women who go through menopause will have one or more ovarian cysts without experiencing any symptoms.

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Multiple Sclerosis

What are the symptoms of MS?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic condition affecting the brain and spinal cord. It’s a lifelong condition that affects people differently, with the symptoms sometimes causing serious disabilities.

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Low Blood Pressure

How to treat low blood pressure?

Low blood pressure, also known as hypotension, occurs when your blood pressure falls below normal levels. Typically, a reading below 90/60 mmHg is considered low, but this can also vary based on your health and other factors.

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Chickenpox

Can you get chickenpox twice?

Chickenpox, also known as varicella, is a highly contagious viral infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). It mainly affects kids, but adults who haven’t had it can get it too. The main sign is a rash that turns into itchy blisters, which then crust over and heal in about one to two weeks.

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Bloated Stomach

Why is my stomach bloated?

Most people feel bloated at some point, it’s very common and happens when gas builds up in your digestive system.

Though it’s usually temporary and harmless, it can feel a little disconcerting, especially if you’re feeling bloated regularly.

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