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Intermittent Claudication (Cramping During Exercise) (Artery Disease)

Intermittent Claudication Painful Cramping During Exercise Intermittent claudication is a painful, cramp-like condition usually experienced in the calves that begins during exercise and disappears at rest. Intermittent claudication is often a symptom of peripheral artery disease, a disease in which the arteries in the arms and legs become hardened in a manner similar to atherosclerotic …

Iron Deficiency (Anemia)

Iron Deficiency Anemia When the body lacks iron, hemoglobin isn’t produced and new red blood cells are not made. As the demand for oxygen intensifies, the body begins to produce new red blood cells, but these cells are anemic – smaller than normal (microcytic) and lacking hemoglobin – so they can’t transport oxygen. Low Iron …

Hyperthyroidism (Overactive Thyroid)

Hyperthyroidism An Overactive Production of Thyroid Hormone Thyroid hormone is produced by the thyroid gland, a small, butterfly-shaped gland that helps regulate the body’s metabolism, the process of changing food into energy. Thyroid hormone influences many functions, including temperature, growth rate and fertility. If the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone, a condition known …

Hives

Hives An Allergic Reaction Hives are the common term for a skin condition known asurticaria. These red, swollen, and itchy welts appear suddenly on the skin’s surface in reaction to the systemic or topical stimulation of the immune system. This reaction leads to the release of histamine´┐Ża substance found in the mast cells of skin …

Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids Why Hemorrhoids Form and What Symptoms They Cause Hemorrhoids are swollen veins around the anus and rectal areas that can cause irritating symptoms such as itching, pain, and bright red blood on the toilet paper or in a bowel movement. These swollen veins can form inside the anus (internal hemorrhoids) or around the anus …

Heart Attack

Heart Attack Blockage in an Artery Chest pain or pressure under the breastbone, which may move down the left arm, up the jaw, or around the back, is the classic sign of a heart attack and is familiar to almost everyone. But there are also warning signs of a heart attack that some people are …