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Five ways to quit smoking

Deciding that you are now ready to quit smoking is only half the battle. Knowing where to start on your path to becoming smoke-free can help you to take the leap. We have put together some effective ways for you to stop smoking today. Tobacco use and exposure to second-hand smoke are responsible for more than 480,000

What Chemicals Are In Cigarette Smoke?

Experts say that cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 different compounds. A significant number of them are toxic (poisonous) and can damage our cells and many of them are carcinogenic (cause cancer). If you’ve ever wondered exactly what you might be breathing in when you inhale cigarette smoke, this list is a real eye opener. We’ve listed information

Everything you need to know about nicotine

Nicotine is a chemical that contains nitrogen, which is made by several types of plants, including the tobacco plant. It is also produced synthetically. Nicotiana tabacum, the type of nicotine found in tobacco plants, comes from the nightshade family. Red peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, and potatoes are examples of the nightshade family. While not cancer-causing or

Ibuprofen important information

What is ibuprofen? Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual cramps, or minor injury. Ibuprofen is used in adults and children

Dexamethasone important information

What is dexamethasone? Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. Dexamethasone is used to treat many different conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders. Dexamethasone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Important information You should not use dexamethasone

Domperidone important information

How does this medication work? What will it do for me? Domperidone belongs to the group of medications called dopamine antagonists. It is used to treat slowed movement in the gastrointestinal tract associated with diabetes and gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining). For these people, domperidone improves symptoms of nausea, vomiting, bloating, and feeling of fullness. Domperidone is

Types of arthritis?

Types There are around 200 types of arthritis, or musculoskeletal conditions. These are split into seven main groups: Inflammatory arthritis Degenerative or mechanical arthritis Soft tissue musculoskeletal pain Back pain Connective tissue disease Infectious arthritis Metabolic arthritis. Inflammatory arthritis Inflammation is a normal part of the body’s healing process. The inflammation tends to occur as a defense

Ankylosing spondylitis: Progression and outlook

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic disorder that creates pain, stiffness, and inflammation in the body. As the disorder progresses, inflammation may get worse and new symptoms may show up. It is important for people to understand how ankylosing spondylitis (AS) affects the body and how it differs from signs of aging. There are also treatment options that

What you need to know about cartilage damage

Cartilage is a connective tissue found in many parts of the body. Although it is a tough and flexible material, it is relatively easy to damage. This fine, rubbery tissue acts as a cushion between the bones of joints. People with cartilage damage commonly experience joint pain, stiffness, and inflammation (swelling). In this article, we will describe

Pericarditis: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Pericarditis is an inflammation of the pericardium – the sack-like membrane that contains the heart. In most cases, the illness will pass without medical intervention. In roughly 90% of patients, the cause of pericarditis is not known, but it can be infectious or noninfectious and is the most common disease of the pericardium. In this