Gout is characterized by inflammation of joints and recurrent swelling. It is a chronic condition with spurts of severe attacks. Gout commonly affects men in their 40s/50s, and post-menopausal women. The disease has been known to mankind for several years and it is known to have affected many popular men such as Newton, Millet, Louis XIV, Dr. Johnson, Luther and Alexander the Great. Physicians of ancient Greece and Rome also knew about Gout. Symptoms of Gout Gout attack usually brings with it severe pain in big toe. The toe becomes tender, swollen and hot within few hours time. When the condition is severe, it cannot take any weight. Gout can also affect other joints such as knee, wrists etc. Gout attack usually starts in middle of the night or early morning. The patient might get up with severe sudden pain. The attack may continue for a week’s time. During the attack the patient might run fever and may not want to eat. Duration between gout attacks varies with reoccurrence after many weeks or months. Frequency of Gout attack increases if it is not treated. In chronic cases of Gout, chalky lumps may be found in Joints and beneath the skin. In complicated cases, Kidney stones may occur which may cause severe pain and result in poisonous waste getting back to the blood stream.

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Body ache can affect you due to different reasons such as walking long distances, physical activities, sitting or standing for long, which leaves you tired and fatigue. Body pain can also be caused by weakness and its likely to affect you during the cold season. Some of the body aches affect people who are taking strong medicines which leaves them fatigue and tired. However, there are number of solutions that help you to cure body ache and pain from the comfort of your home. The most important thing is avoid heavy work continuously and take rest between the task you're performing. Another way to prevent body ache is to maintain your body weight. Severe body pain can easily drag you down, and you may become desperate looking for a relief. According to a recent research done in US, 1 in 5 people suffer from chronic pain in the US. This makes it difficult or impossible for the affected individuals to work and enjoy social time with their family. Body pain may also be linked to medical condition such as injury, arthritis and other elusive causes.

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Fever occurs when the hypothalamus makes the set-point of normal body temperature to rise higher. When this occurs, you will begin to experience a chilling or shivering sensation that will prompt you to saddle yourself in warmer garments. Ultimately this culminates in a higher body temperature. The ideal body temperature usually fluctuates at different times of the day. It’s lower in the morning and higher at the evening. 37oC is widely considered to be the normal body temperature, but it can vary from 36o C to 37.2o C. There are several factors, which can influence body temperature including menstrual cycles (for women) and even intensive workout regimens.

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Knee pain is one of the most common medical complaints in existence and it usually arises from continual attrition of the knee joint. This condition can be experienced by both the young and old, but women are more susceptible to it than men. The discomfort it triggers originates from the bony structures and tissues, which make up the knee joint. This includes the femur, fibula, tibia, tendons, cartilage and ligament. Let us now look at some of the causes for knee pain that are prevalent. Injuries - Any injury sustained by the knee can adversely affect the ligaments, tendons and even fluid filled sacs, which encompass the knee joint.

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Snoring affects several people world over. Almost everyone wheezes once in a while. Indeed, even an infant or an adored pet may wheeze! Besides the disturbing sound that it makes, snoring unfavorably influences the amount and quality of sleep of affected person. Although there are several medicines available in the market which claim to reduce snoring, one must evaluate their effectiveness and side effects. Natural remedies for snoring are easy to use and they work on addressing internal issues leading to snoring. Most naturopaths advise consuming below mentioned fresh, home grown natural items for maximum benefits.

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Listed as one of the deadliest killer diseases of 20th century by WHO, Alcoholism has serious health implications. Severe cases of Alcoholism are also associated with social issues such as poverty, depression, crime and marital discord. Alcohol is not found in nature but is prepared through process of controlled decomposition. Upon consumption, alcohol neither changes its form nor gets digested. It gets absorbed by the bloodstream directly and circulates in the entire body. It adversely affects liver and brain.

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome also commonly known as CFS is chronic condition that goes beyond tiredness and can have a serious impact on your mood and energy. Extreme fatigue can last for more than 6 months if not treated. Medical experts say that it's impossible to diagnose CFS with laboratory tests since the illness is closely related to the adrenal fatigue or wider inflammation in the body. If chronic fatigue is left untreated, it will decrease your memory, concentration and stamina. Chronic fatigue syndrome can be caused by strained relationships with family and friends, especially if it remains undiagnosed or untreated. Anxiety, anger and guilt are the common emotional responses for people fighting chronic fatigue. According to a recent study report, more than one million americans are affected by this debilitating condition that commonly manifest with a lack of motivation and energy. Women are more likely to diagnosed with this CFS than men.

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