Common Ailments

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Back pain

All of us suffer from aches and pains from time to time. The most common form of pain is back pain, which is the largest single cause of sickness absence in the UK. Although it can be very painful, it is normally not...

The Common Cold and Herbal Cold Remedies

The common cold is an infection that affects the upper respiratory tract – the nose, throat, sinuses (small spaces in the skull behind the eyes and nose), trachea (the main airway that runs to the lungs), larynx...

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Digestion and Digestive Health

Indigestion is a ‘catch-all’ term for many different symptoms. From bloating and belching after meals, to heartburn or acid reflux and general stomach discomfort, they can all create frustrating and painful symptoms.

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Joint Pain

There are many conditions that can lead to joint pain including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, strains, sprains and other minor injuries.

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Low Mood and Depression

All of us have “off” or “bad” days from time to time, but for some people this state of low mood can go on for a while. There are many different factors that can trigger low mood and depression...

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Menopause Symptoms

The menopause is the name given to the end of menstruation (periods). It is also commonly referred to as “the change of life”.

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Migraine Headache

What is a migraine? A migraine is not to be confused with a really bad headache. Migraines are generally diagnosed by a GP, and although it is indeed a severe headache, it is often associated with other symptoms. These...

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Mild anxiety and stress

Anxiety can be caused by a number of factors and is a natural part of life, although if it is constantly affecting your life you may need to find some support.

Muscle Aches

Muscle aches and muscle pains are both ways of describing myalgia, which is just the medical term for aching muscles.