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Understand your pain and ways to manage it

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Headache
How are headaches and dehydration related?
There are many different factors that can cause a headache. Here we are going to discuss how dehydration can be a cause.
Body pain
Recovering from a sports injury
If you have suffered a minor sports-related injury such as a sprain or a torn ligament, as a result of physical activity, there are a number of measures that can help you get on with your life as quickly as possible.
General
Eat your way to pain relief
Everyone loves to eat, but did you know there are certain foods that can fight inflammation and ease pain? That’s because these foods have naturally occurring anti-inflammatory properties.
Dental pain
Wisdom teeth pain
Just when we think the growing pains are over, we’re gifted one last surprise. Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to grow. However, some of us have wisdom teeth that come in at angles or crowd the jaw. This can cause acute pain and some people have their wisdom teeth removed as a result.
General
Coping with stress
Stress – thousands of people suffer from it. But the reasons people get stressed vary enormously, for example moving house, losing a loved one, starting a new job, worrying about a deadline… they all can have an effect.
General
Why You Shouldn't Exceed The Recommended Dose Of a Medicine
The answers to these questions provide what is known as the “therapeutic window” of each drug. That is the dose range of which the drug is both effective and relatively free of side effects.
General
How pain works: 3 things to know
We all experience pain at some point, and whether you have an aching back, cramping muscles or a stiff neck, it can be unpleasant. The upside is that pain plays an important role as part of the body’s defence system – it’s your body’s way of alerting you to injury and encouraging protection from further damage. Despite its protective role, pain can be disruptive – as well as impacting on everyday activities it can also affect your sleep. Understanding how pain works may help you find effective ways to manage and relieve your pain.
Body pain
Common causes of aches and pains
that don’t seem to have an obvious source. Learning more about what causes common aches and pains can help you deal with them.
Body pain
Working out can be a pain
You know the feeling - you’ve overdone it at the gym, and now you have pain in muscles you didn’t even know you had. You’re not alone. Muscle pain is common, and can affect almost any part of your body, from your neck and shoulders down to your legs and feet. Muscle pain can develop almost anywhere in your body, including your back, neck, shoulders, legs and chest.
Body pain
A sprained ankle can impact your life!
You may have sprained an ankle tripping up the stairs. Or hurt it while exercising at the gym. Regardless, the result is the same. It can really disrupt your day. Typical signs of a sprained ankle are swelling, tenderness, pain and sometimes bruising, otherwise known as inflammation. These symptoms are to be expected. But what may surprise you is they’re all part of the body’s natural defence system. So, what’s happening to your sprain and why does it hurt that much?
Headache
Fight your headache today
So, you were working half the night, you’re running late for an important meeting and that report still isn’t finished. No wonder you have a headache. Hectic days coupled with lack of sleep can send stress levels soaring, which can lead to tension headaches that impact on your performance at work and throw your body out of balance. To keep your workplace a headache-free zone, try the following tips.
Back pain
Exercises to help beat back pain
When you’re experiencing lower back pain, simple tasks such as climbing stairs or carrying the shopping bags can be a challenge. Strong pain can often prevent you from enjoying everyday activities, however remaining active is one of the best ways to manage back pain.