Monthly Archives: July 2008

A Simple Guide to Crohn’s Disease

A Simple Guide to Crohn’s Disease—————————————————- What is Crohn’s Disease?————————————— Crohn’s Disease(Regional Enteritis) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract which affects the layers of the lining of the whole gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus. It was … Continue reading

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A Simple Guide to Ulcerative Colitis

A Simple Guide to Ulcerative Colitis—————————————————- What is Ulcerative Colitis?————————————— Ulcerative Colitis is a inflammatory disease of the colon and rectum which causes ulcers in the lining of the colon and rectum.These ulcers can then bleed, produce pus, and lead … Continue reading

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A Simple Guide to Foot Care

A Simple Guide to Foot Care——————————- What is Foot Care?———————————— Typically the foot is furthest from the heart and therefore more easily plagued with problems like poor blood circulation or neurological deficit. Therefore taking care of the foot is very … Continue reading

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A Simple Guide to Plantar Fascilitis

A Simple Guide to Plantar Fascilitis—————————————————- What is Plantar Fascilitis?—————————————– Plantar Fascilitis (also known as Painful Heel Syndrome) is a inflammation of the plantar fascia (which stretch from the calcaneum to the toes) characterised by the pain in the heel … Continue reading

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A Simple Guide to Knee cap Dislocation

A Simple Guide to Knee cap Dislocation—————————————————- What is Knee cap Dislocation?——————————————————— Knee cap Dislocation is when the knee cap (patella) moves or slides out of place. This usually occurs on the outer side of the knee. What are the … Continue reading

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A Simple Guide to Frozen Shoulder

A Simple Guide to Frozen Shoulder—————————————————- What is Frozen Shoulder?—————————————– Frozen Shoulder (also known as adhesive capsulitis) is a disorder of the shoulder characterised by the slow onset of pain and restriction of movement. It tends to be chronic and … Continue reading

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A Simple Guide to Dandruff

A Simple Guide to Dandruff——————————– What is Dandruff?———————— Dandruff is an acute to chronic inflammatory scaly disease of the hairy areas of the scalp endowed with sebaceous glands. As a result scales that are shedded from the the dead skin … Continue reading

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