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Leg cramps

Leg cramps are a sudden, painful spasm or contraction of a leg muscle. They often happen at night and wake you from sleep. Leg cramps usually get better when you stretch the affected muscles.

Exercise & Fitness Symptoms

Compression stockings

Compression stockings help improve blood flow in the legs and reduce swelling. They are often used by people with conditions such as varicose veins, leg ulcers, lymphoedema and blood clots.

Skin & Hair

Dry eye

Dry eye is a term used when the eye does not produce tears that lubricate the eye adequately. The eye may feel dry, gritty and sore, but not painful.

Eye Health

Naturopathy

Naturopathy aims to provide holistic or whole body healthcare by drawing on treatment methods from several traditional systems of healthcare, such as acupuncture, herbal medicine and homeopathy.

Complementary Medicine

Skin biology and structure

View this anatomical image of the structure of your skin layer by layer. See the epidermis, stratum corneum, sebaceous glands, collagen, elastin and dermis.

Skin & Hair

Hip and thigh

Take a look at the muscles of your hip and thigh including the iliotibial band (ITB), tensor fasciae latae, gluteus maximus and vastus lateralis.

Exercise & Fitness

Lungs and breathing

The lungs are the largest organ of the respiratory system. The respiratory system supplies the oxygen needed by the cells of the body and takes away the waste carbon dioxide.

Respiratory Health

Golfer's elbow

Golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis) results in pain and tenderness on the inner part of the elbow. Find out the causes, symptoms and treatments.

Exercise & Fitness

Angina

Angina can affect people in different ways and the symptoms may vary at different times. It usually lasts only a few minutes and can be relieved by rest and/or medicines.

Heart & Stroke

Anticoagulants

For some people, the blood's natural clotting process needs to be slowed down. Medicines known as anticoagulants are often the answer.

Heart & Stroke

Coronary artery bypass surgery

The aim of coronary artery bypass surgery is to bypass blocked coronary arteries and improve blood flow to the heart muscle. This can relieve angina and help prevent heart attacks.

Heart & Stroke

Coronary arteries

The coronary arteries supply the heart muscle with oxygen so that it can work. If these vessels become narrowed, angina can result.

Heart & Stroke

Palpitations

Palpitations are sensations of excessively strong and/or irregular heartbeats. Find out more about the causes and treatment for palpitations.

Heart & Stroke Symptoms

Hydrocoeles

Hydrocoeles are fluid-filled bags occurring inside the scrotum. They feel like a ballon filled with water.

Men's Health

Meningitis

Meningitis: what is it, what causes it and what are the symptoms? Find out all you need to know, plus risk factors, treatment and prevention.

Kids' & Teens' Health