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B12 deficiency: Dr Sara warns of the ‘irreversible’ consequence that can occur – signs

What are the symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency? Although this condition can stir up serious problems, this doesn’t happen without your body ringing the alarm bells. Dr Sara said: “Common symptoms include fatigue, breathlessness and feeling faint. “However, there are a number of lesser-known signs including numbness or pins and needles, depression, visual disturbance and […]

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A Surprising Number of Genetic Mutations Occur Thanks to a Quirk of Quantum Physics

Mistakes happen. Especially when it comes to the replication of vast sequences of DNA inside our cells. It’s a good thing too. If not for the errors in our genes we refer to as mutations, natural selection would be a no-go, and life would be dead in the water.   As crucial as mutations are […]

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Vitamin B12 deficiency Glossitis may occur with low levels affecting the tongue – symptoms

Vitamin B12 can be stored in the body for a number of years, which means that it can take a long while before signs of the condition appear. However, the changes can seem innocuous, so you may put off seeing your GP. This would be a big mistake – left untreated, a vitamin B12 deficiency […]

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Statins side effects: Hair loss can occur – other side effects listed by the NHS

It says: “Statins help to stabilise the fatty, hardened parts of the arteries, known as plaques. “Plaques can form when you have high cholesterol or other problems such as high blood pressure or diabetes.” It also notes if you forget to take your tablet, carry on as normal the next day, and don’t take an […]

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High cholesterol: Xanthomas can occur – may be found on your buttocks, knees and elbows

HIGH cholesterol is a sneaky condition that silently paves the way to ill health. It does so by contributing to the build-up of plaque in the arteries, which eventually causes blood flow to stall. As the arteries become progressively clogged xanthoma may occur causing unusual changes found on your buttocks, knees or elbows. Source link

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Statins side effects: Constipation and diarrhoea can occur – other digestive signs to spot

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) says a research study suggested in very rare cases statins may increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. “However statins are among the safest and the most studied medications available today,” the BHF suggests. Statins lower the level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in the blood, which is often […]

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High cholesterol: Peripheral arterial disease can occur – signs on your legs

The NHS says that there are five types of statin available on prescription in the UK. They include atorvastatin, fluvastatin pravastatin, rosuvastatin and simvastatin. It notes that a review of scientific studies into the effectiveness of statins found around one in every 50 people who take the medicine for five years will avoid a serious […]

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Taking too many vitamin D supplements? Ataxia may occur – what are the signs?

You cannot overdose on vitamin D through exposure to sunlight, though you can from supplements. If you choose to take vitamin D supplements, 10 micrograms a day will be enough for most people, according to the NHS. You should not take more than 100 micrograms of vitamin D a day as it could be harmful. The […]

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Statins side effects: Memory problems may occur – when to speak with a GP

Statins lower the level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in the blood, which is often referred to as “bad cholesterol”, and statins reduce the production of it inside the liver. The NHS says that there are five types of statin available on prescription in the UK. They include atorvastatin, fluvastatin pravastatin, rosuvastatin and simvastatin. The […]

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The Most Extreme ‘Rogue Wave’ on Record Was Just Confirmed in The North Pacific

In November of 2020, a freak wave came out of the blue, lifting a lonesome buoy off the coast of British Columbia 17.6 meters high (58 feet). The four-story wall of water has now been confirmed as the most extreme rogue wave ever recorded.   Such an exceptional event is thought to occur only once […]