Category Archives: Natural Health Dictionary

Sunburn

What is Sunburn? The sun is a star that accounts for 99.8% of the solar system’s mass, sustains almost all of life on earth, and is over 5,000 degrees C. It is understandable, therefore, that overexposure to the sun can cause skin to burn. Sunburn is the burning of skin tissue that results from overexposure…

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Tendonitis

What is Tendonitis? The bones in one’s body provide structure and stability, and the muscles, specifically, the skeletal muscles, enable the movement of those bones. These muscles, however, attach to the bones with connective tissue known as tendons, and the bones attach to each other with tissue known as ligaments. When tendons or ligaments become…

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Ulcers

What are Ulcers? One of the basic components of the digestive process is the breaking down of nutrients by acid in the stomach. When the digestive system is functioning properly, there are cells in the stomach that serve to protect the stomach wall from the acid. Whether due to bacterial infection, excessive use of anti-inflammatory…

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Varicose Veins

What are Varicose Veins? The veins in the body are responsible for returning blood that has been distributed by the arteries back to the heart. The blood distributed to the arms and legs would get backed up and remain in the limbs were it not for a series of valves in the veins that prevent…

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Warts

What are Warts? The iconic image of a witch on Halloween always features a large wart on her nose. This witch and the many millions of others with warts are suffering from a common condition of the skin that is caused by the human papilloma virus. Warts can occur on the face, limbs, and soles…

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Yeast Infection

What is a Yeast Infection? There are many microorganisms that live in the intestinal tract, including the Candida yeast organism. The presence of this organism is normal, but when the intestinal tract becomes unbalanced this yeast can flourish to the point of growing in other parts of the body. A vaginal yeast infection is when…

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Diarrhea

What is Diarrhea? Most people, at some point, get loose or liquid bowel movements, which is also known as diarrhea. Many of these instances are the result of the body reacting to a virus, parasite, or form of bacteria from substances, such as contaminated food, and are relieved when the body rejects it and expels…

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Dizziness

What is Dizziness? Dizziness, the light-headedness that is often accompanied by a sense of losing one’s balance, is often the symptom of a larger underlying condition. In other words, if a person is dizzy because they got up too quickly from a sitting or inclined position, then they are dizzy because of a lack of…

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Eczema

What is Eczema? The skin is the largest organ in a person’s anatomy. It has millions of tiny pores needed for processing matter in and out of the body. Environmental irritants, such as household chemicals, laundry detergents, food allergies, dry weather, and even stress and anxiety can challenge the body’s immune system, and the skin…

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Erectile Dysfunction/Impotence

What is Erectile Dysfunction/Impotence? One of the most troublesome conditions for a man to contend with is an inability to sustain an erect penis for sexual intercourse, known as erectile dysfunction. An erection is the result of specific stimuli directed to the brain, and as such, requires that nerves to the penis function properly and…

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