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What Should My Pulse Rate Be?

A pulse rate or heart rate refers to the number of times the heart beats in a minute which is also referred to as beats per minute (bpm). The pulse rate can be used to determine serious health issues, hence it is often the first point of check during a physical examination or emergency cases. The pulse rate can normally be felt on parts on the body where an artery (blood vessel) is in close proximity to the skin, such as the wrist (radial pulse), neck (carotid pulse) and upper arm (brachial pulse).This can be detected from a strong or faint throbbing in these areas when a little pressure is applied...
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TMJ Symptoms

Temporomandibular joint Symptoms The Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the area directly in front of both ears, where the lower and upper jaw meet. This joint consists of muscles, blood vessels, nerves, and bones. The TMJ is used during the processes of biting, chewing, talking, and yawning. TMJ disorders may be caused by various factors such as arthritis, jaw injury, or muscle fatigue. TMJ disorders are usually first noted by a pain in the chewing muscles, the neck, ears, and shoulder, however the jaw still maintains its functionality. TMJ disorders are primarily grouped into three categories with...
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Resistance Training

What is Resistance Training? Resistance training involves exercises that allow the muscles to develop tone, strength, bulk and endurance by causing the muscles to contract while an external force is applied. Typically, the resisting force can be an object with a set weight like a dumbbell, bricks, containers filled with water or one’s own body weight. Once enough resistance is applied the muscles will contract sufficiently to ensure their development. What are the Advantages of Resistance Training? Resistance training can be very beneficial to anyone. It allows the body to build muscle while...
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Earache Remedies

What causes an Earache? The ear is usually considered as one of the most essential organs of the body. It responsible for balancing the body, as well as,  interpreting sounds. The ear may sometimes ache, this ache can be due to a number of factors. A common earache cause is the presence of bacteria inside the ear. The discomfort that is experienced with an earache is the ear’s way of telling us that it has been contaminated. This contamination is usually due to the accumulation of liquid and or compression in the middle section of the ear. Liquid in the ear is usually accumulated when one...
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Types of Heart Disease

Heart disease is the collective name given to the variety of diseases that affect the heart. Heart diseases are characterized by circulation problems, problems with the myocardium, or heart muscle, and in rare cases hereditary causes. While there are many risk factors for heart disease, no one can effectively determine what causes heart disease. What is however certain, is that heart disease is not impartial to race, age, or weight, and it is a silent killer.  The most common type of heart disease is coronary heart disease. Risk factors to heart disease Some risk factors include: Obesity Stress Hypertension Diabetes Smoking Drinking...
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Diverticulitis Symptoms

Diverticulitis is the swelling, or rupturing of the abdominal sack, or the diverticulum which is inside the intestinal walls. The swelling causes the abdominal sack, or pouch to rupture or tear, and this leads to an infection of the colonic tissues. Diverticulitis symptoms include mainly, pain in the abdomen, abdominal tenderness, and fever. Diverticulitis occurs due to a high build up of pressure within the colon. This high pressure causes swelling, and as a result, protrusion of the intestinal lining. This condition may be treated either with drugs such as antibiotics or with surgery, depending...
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