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Acne Home Remedies

What is acne? Acne, or more specifically, acne vulgaris is a disease of the skin that causes the formation of blackheads, whiteheads, pimples and cysts. Acne typically affects the face, chest and back. These areas have a high number of sebaceous follicles that may become blocked with oil, thereby allowing the proliferation of p-acne bacteria. Once the bacteria begins to spread, pimples and cysts appear on the surface of the skin. Acne may be categorized as mild, moderate or severe depending on the symptoms and areas affected. The condition usually appears in the teenage years and subsides closer...
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Sugaring Hair Removal

Sugaring or sugar waxing as it is normally called is a form of hair removal that almost mirrors that of waxing. Sugaring hair removal involves making your own homemade wax, the process is easy and it gives one an appreciation of how waxes can be made on an industrial scale. Because sugaring hair removal involves making your own wax mixture, one may be prone to skin irritation, so it is important to test your skin’s sensitivity with the product you have made.  Many people enjoy sugaring because it is a fun at home project and the technique is less painful than traditional waxing. Sugar Wax...
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Syphilis Symptoms

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). It is a bacterial infection that can be active at times and inactive at other times. During the active phase, there are symptoms while during the inactive phase there are no symptoms, even though the disease is still present.  The disease can be transmitted even during the inactive phase when there are no symptoms. The bacteria which causes syphilis enters the body through tissues that line the vagina, nose, rectum or throat. The disease can be passed from a pregnant mother to her unborn child. It can also be transmitted from an infected person...
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Hematochezia

Hematochezia is also referred to as rectal bleeding. It is the passing of stools from the anus mixed with blood or even blood clots. Bloody stools are indication of some injury or disorder present in the digestive tract. Medical attention should be sought quickly if rectal bleeding is present so that it can be examined and the causes detected. The color of the blood is determined by the location of injury or disorder in the digestive tract. It can come from anywhere in the digestive tract. The brighter the blood, the closer the location is to the anus. Bleeding from the anus, the rectum or the...
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Threading Hair Removal

Not everyone welcomes hair on certain areas of their bodies. Hair under the armpits, on the legs, arms, back and chest and bushy eyebrows are deemed by many as undesired hair. Women especially will endeavor to enhance their appearance and eliminating undesired hair is one method of doing so. The custom is so widespread these days that even though it is normal, being seen in public with unnecessary hair, typically under the armpits can be very embarrassing. It is as a result of the dislike for hair in these parts why various ways of getting rid of them have been formulated. Waxing, shaving, tweezing,...
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Hypertensive Heart Disease

Hypertensive heart disease is a series of conditions that increases the arterial pressure, thus causing arterial hypertension, which has adverse effects on the heart. Hypertension is characterized by a chronic heightening of the diastolic, and systolic blood pressure above normal blood pressure of 120/80 mm Hg. There are two types of hypertension; secondary and essential. Secondary hypertension has an identifiable underlying cause, and affects a  only a few people. Essential hypertension, on the other hand, has no identifiable cause, but affects approximately 95% of all hypertensive patients....
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