When joints swell it’s always because fluid has accumulated in the joint. The fluid is usually watery and yellowish – a bit like the fluid in a blister. Bleeding in the joints can occur, but that usually follows some form of trauma to the joint. Please consult your doctor should you experience this. A good […]

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The basic function of any joint is to allow for movement. When joints swell, it’s because fluid has accumulated in the joint. Bleeding in the joints usually follows some form of trauma and micro-trauma can occur due to repeated action of a joint, most frequently the wrist, fingers or elbow. Because joints contain many pain […]

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In the list of common chronic disorders of digestion, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) ranks high in the ability to wreak havoc on the sufferer’s social life, occupation and personal comfort. The symptoms that accompany IBS (also known as spastic colon or mucous colitis) – constipation, diarrhoea, bloating and flatulence, searing abdominal pain spasms – can […]

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There are more than 100 different forms of arthritis of which osteoarthritis is the most common. This article focuses on its causes, treatment options and preventive measures against further joint damage. Osteoarthritis is an increasingly common disorder in both men and women. It is mainly a chronic disorder associated with age due to general wear […]

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  Osteoarthritis tends to creep up on you, gradually increasing over months or years. Stiff and painful joints are the main symptoms. The pain tends to be worse on exercising the joint and at the end of the day. Joints tend to be stiff after resting but this usually passes in just a minute or […]

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