“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style”

Maya Angelou

This blog aims to provides general information and articles about health-related subjects, and tips for living life to your full potential.  It is not designed to provide medical advice, nor is it intended as a substitute for professional care given by a trained health professional. You should consult with your general practitioner (GP) or seek other professional medical treatment if you have any concerns about your health.


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Gout, explained

Gout is an excruciatingly painful condition caused when uric acid levels build up in the body. It’s a complex form of arthritis and the most common inflammatory arthritis. Approximately  2.5% o…
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Coccyx pain explained

Sitting below the sacrum at the lowest part of the spine is the coccyx, also known as the tailbone. It is a small triangular bone resembling a shortened tail and made up of 3 to 5 spinal bones or cocc…
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Teeth grinding and jaw clenching.

Nearly 30% of people experience teeth grinding and jaw clenching which is medically called bruxism. Almost 10% of those that grind do it so severely that their teeth are reduced to small stumps. …
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Pelvic Floor Muscles

The muscles of the pelvic floor play a crucial role in the stability of the torso due to its connections and association in spinal movement and control. The balance of these muscles is necessary for d…
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Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Do you leak a little urine when you cough laugh or sneeze?                               Half of the women over the age of 50…
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The shoulder, what goes wrong

Last time I talked about the shoulder joint structure and briefly highlighted what can go wrong, lets look at some of the common problems that cause shoulder and arm pain in a little more detail
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Shoulder pain

Shoulder problems are widespread; the shoulder is the most mobile joint in your body because the main shoulder joint (the gleno-humeral joint) is a ball-and-socket joint. It sacrifices stability for m…
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Why You Should Learn First Aid

Would you know what to do if someone you know stopped breathing? If the answer is no, then learning first aid should be on your list of essential skills
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Pelvic organ prolaspe, are you at risk?

Vaginal prolapse is a common condition where the bladder, uterus and or bowel protrudes into the vagina. This can cause symptoms such as a sensation of a vaginal lump, constipation, difficulty emptyin…
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a painful condition of the hand and fingers caused by compression of a major nerve where it passes through a passage made by the carpal bones in the wrist. It may be due to f…
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