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What is swelling?

Swelling typically occurs once the skin, organs or other parts of the body enlarge. It is due to inflammation or the build-up of fluid. Take note that it can occur internally or can occur on the outer skin and muscles. Various conditions can cause swelling. External swelling can be caused by insect bites, injuries or certain […]

First Aid: Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis is the inflammation of the pancreas, which is a large organ located behind the stomach. The pancreas’ main functions are to secrete digestive enzymes into the small intestine to assist in carbohydrate, proteins, and fat digestion and to discharge glucagon and insulin into the bloodstream, the hormones that regulate blood glucose metabolism, managing how […]

Common colds - First aid and prevention

Common colds: First aid and prevention

Treatment of common cold often involves treating the symptoms and alleviating any symptoms that may cause discomfort. Follow these tips: Make sure you drink lots of fluids. These include plenty of water, warm lemon water or clear broths. These fluids will compensate for the fluid being lost during fever and mucus production. Make sure you […]