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Clogged arteries result from a buildup of a substance called plaque on the inner walls of the arteries. Arterial plaque can reduce blood flow or, in some instances, block it altogether. Clogged arteries greatly increase the likelihood of heart attack, stroke, and even death. Because of these dangers, it is important to be aware, no matter how old you are, of the causes of artery plaque and treatment strategies to prevent serious consequences.
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Heat stroke is a condition caused by your body overheating, usually as a result of prolonged exposure to or physical exertion in high temperatures. This most serious form of heat injury, heat stroke, can occur if your body temperature rises to 104 F (40 C) or higher. The condition is most common in the summer months.
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Blood clots are gel-like clumps of blood. They are beneficial when they form in response to an injury or a cut, plugging the injured blood vessel, which stops bleeding. Some blood clots form inside your veins without a good reason and don't dissolve naturally. These may require medical attention, especially if they are in your legs or are in more critical locations, such as your lungs and brain. A number of conditions can cause this type of blood clot.
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Anemia is a condition that develops when your blood lacks enough healthy red blood cells. These cells are the main transporters of oxygen to organs. If red blood cells are also deficient in haemoglobin, then your body isn't getting enough oxygen. Anaemia is caused when you don’t have enough red blood cells or haemoglobin to meet your body’s needs. Read on...
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Dementia Action Week will take place on 21st May 2018 until 28th May 2018 and the purpose of the campaign is to call on everyone to take action to improve the everyday lives of people affected by dementia. The goal of the campaign is to also help raise awareness and support of dementia so that people know the signs and how to deal with dementia.
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Osteoporosis

15 May 2018

Osteoporosis is a condition that weakens bones, making them fragile and more likely to break. It develops slowly over several years and is often only diagnosed when a minor fall or sudden impact causes a bone fracture. Osteoporosis is a condition that affects bone strength. Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones lose their strength and are more likely to break.
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Lactose Intolerance

11 May 2018

Lactose intolerance is a common digestive problem where the body is unable to digest lactose, a type of sugar mainly found in milk and dairy products. Lactose intolerance is the inability to absorb lactose – the predominant sugar in milk – into the digestive system. Lactose intolerance is when someone has difficulty abosrbing and digesting lactose found commonly in milk and dairy products.
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National Epilepsy Week will take place from Monday 14th May 2018 until Sunday 20th May 2018 and is continuing Epilepsy Actions work to empower people to seize control of their epilepsy through better care and access to treatment. This campaign aims to raise awareness of those who are affected by epilepsy to help raise money for a good cause.
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Heat exhaustion is a heat-related illness that can occur after you've been exposed to high temperatures, and it often is accompanied by dehydration. This blog article will outline top tips, advice and prevention for heat exhaustion as this is very common especially during the summer period when exposed to hot weather, high temperatures, and a lot of sun.
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World Lupus Day

4 May 2018

World Lupus Day takes place every year on the 10th May. This serves to call attention to the impact that lupus has on people around the world. The annual observance focuses on the need for improved patient healthcare services, increased research into the causes of and cure for lupus, earlier diagnosis and treatment of lupus.
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