Sun rash (solar dermatitis) is a form of allergic reaction to the sun that causes itching or a rash after sunbathing. Sun rash develops much more quickly than sunburn.
Tension headache is an episodic or chronic form of headache that is often triggered by stress and anxiety.
It is not the same as a migraine, but about ten per cent of people who experience tension headaches also suffer from migraine.
Another common cause of headache is medication side effects. Such headaches can resemble tension headaches, but they are not the same thing.
Gallstones can cause strong intermittent pain (pain that comes and goes) in the upper right part of the abdomen. The pain can be associated with nausea and retching.
Gallstones form in the gallbladder and consist of deposits of cholesterol and bile salts. The location of gallstones depends on the size of the stone. The biggest stones are often preferable, as they remain in the gallbladder and do not move to the neck of the gallbladder or the bile ducts, where they can cause a blockage resulting in symptoms. The prevalence of gallstones is higher in premenopausal women, but after the menopause, the prevalence is about the same among women and men.
With heart flutter, there is rapid and irregular contraction of the front chambers of the heart. As a result, the blood does not get to where it should, but instead it can clump together to form small blood clots.
We should certainly be grateful that some of our health complaints can be linked to lifestyle instead of just being down to chance.
Thanks to blood tests and analysis, it is now possible to decide on the best treatment for both viruses and bacteria.
This is a condition that produces a wide range of symptoms and which is blamed for a lot of things. It is a widely-discussed condition, and I hope to throw some light on it here.
Snoring is something that most people experience at some time in their lives. It is most common in men, though a lot of women also snore.
As the name suggests, this is a malignant condition feared by everyone, not least all of us who enjoy the many important benefits the sun provides.
It’s no exaggeration to say that the bowel is our most pampered and stubborn organ. The bowel is always happiest at home, close to its own toilet.