Low Back Pain

Background The human lower back is an intricate frame of interconnected and overlapping structures, including muscles, tendons, soft tissues, highly sensitive nerves, nerve roots (from which nerves travel from the lower back down to the legs and feet), small and complex joints, spinal discs and their gelatinous inner cores. A problem with any of these …Read More

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Peptic Ulcer Disease

Background A peptic ulcer is a breach in the mucosal lining of the stomach. It could also affect the first part of the small intestine (duodenum), and a reflux of stomach (gastric) content could further affect the lower part of the oesophagus (gastro-oesophageal reflux). A collective term describing these ulcers is Peptic Ulcer Disease (PUD). …Read More

Chronic Kidney Disease

Background The human body has two kidneys which filter body wastes and excess fluids from the blood. The kidneys are bean-shaped organs, each weighing about 140 grams. They are located along the lower middle of the back on both sides of the spine. Each kidney has approximately one million filtering units (nephrons) which help in …Read More

Understanding Cervical Cancer

Background Cervix is the narrow lower end of the uterus (womb) which directly connects the womb to the upper part of the vagina. Cervical cancer develops when the┬ácells in the cervix begin to grow and replicate abnormally, eventually growing to form a tumour mass. Basically, cervical cancer grows slowly over the years usually beginning as …Read More

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