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Migraine Headaches: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

A migraine is a specific form of recurring headache that can sometimes be very intense. A lot of people get migraine attacks, especially women. They are responsible for about one in six of all headaches and are also one of the commonest causes of children’s headaches. Migraine usually only affects one side of the head and causes constant pain with irregular throbbing or pounding, which is made worse by movement of the head or lifting […]

Venous Leg Ulcers: Risk Factors, Treatment and Prevention

Venous leg ulcers are ulcers that occur on the lower leg. An ulcer is a type of sore on the skin that does not heal on its own in the way a cut usually does. Venous leg ulcers, being the most common type of leg ulcer, are a common problem among older adults. In many people, the veins of the legs become damaged over the time as a result of poor blood circulation and increased […]

Moles: Signs of Melanoma and Removal

Almost everybody has at least a few moles. Moles are made up of a collection of pigment cells and can be both, flat or raised on the skin. They can be found virtually anywhere on the body. Moles are more common in individuals who are exposed to a lot of sunshine but some are also present at birth, while others appear during childhood and adulthood. Some people have a genetic predisposition to develop lots of […]

Rhinoplasty (Nose Job): Basics and Potential Complications

Rhinoplasty (commonly known as a nose job) is an aesthetic surgery to change the form of the nose. It is one of the most challenging procedures in plastic surgery. The surgery may be carried out for a number of reasons such as changing the size or shape of a nose if a person is unhappy with it, repairing a damaged nose, or correcting functional problems. If surgery is only performed on the wall inside the […]

Facial Rejuvenation Surgery: Procedures, Risks and Alternatives

Facial rejuvenation surgery refers to a variety of operations designed to reduce the signs of aging on the face. These include facelift, brow lift and eyelid surgery. In addition, there are a number of additional procedures to deal with finer wrinkles such as dermabrasion, chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing, Botox injections and fat grafting. Other corrective procedures that are sometimes carried out at the same time as facial rejuvenation surgery include chin or cheekbone implants, […]

Genital Warts: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Genital warts (Condylomata accuminata in Latin) are small growths in the genital area that are the result of a virus passed through skin-to-skin contact during sex. They are very common, particularly in young, sexually active people. Some five in a hundred people between 16 and 25 years of age are affected by genital warts. In fact, as many as half of the population may carry the virus at some time but never develop warts, so […]

Tinnitus: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Tinnitus is the awareness of unwanted noises in the head or ears. Anything that causes hearing loss (e.g., an ear infection, ageing or exposure to loud noise) can cause tinnitus. But, it is also possible to get tinnitus even if there is no associated hearing loss. Some people find tinnitus an occasional nuisance and only notice the noise when it is quiet, while others are unable to concentrate on anything else and may become extremely […]

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