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Diseases Directory:
What to Do If You Have Any of These Conditions

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I believe that virtually anyone can achieve good health and longevity by following holistic lifestyle strategies. Consuming a balanced, whole food diet, getting enough high-quality sleep, including a well-rounded exercise routine in your daily schedule, and effectively managing your stress – all these can help you stay physically and mentally healthy.

But there are instances when you just cannot avoid falling victim to certain illnesses. A malfunctioning immune system, hormone imbalances, genetic and/or environmental factors, and exposure to harmful organisms can subject you to health problems.

However, there’s a lot of information (and misinformation) out there on different ailments, and many people often become confused on which advice they should follow.

This is why I created this directory of some of the most prevalent illnesses that affect people today. Get to know their symptoms, causes and risk factors, natural treatment and pain relief options, and how you can protect yourself from these diseases.

I invite you to browse these articles, so that you may safeguard your well-being and stay disease-free. Get informed today!

(Please note that these articles are meant simply for information purposes. To ensure a proper diagnosis, it is still important to consult a qualified physician.)

Chlamydia

Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection that can affect both males and females. Common symptoms for both sexes include a burning feeling while urinating, rectal pain, and dyspareunia (painful sexual intercourse). Read here to learn the best methods to treat chlamydia symptoms, and prevent it from spreading to others.

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crohn’s disease

Crohn’s Disease

An inflammatory bowel disease that wreaks havoc on your gastrointestinal tract, Crohn’s disease can lead to unpleasant symptoms, such as diarrhea and abdominal discomfort. Although it’s a chronic condition that you’ll have to deal with throughout your life, there are ways to effectively manage Crohn’s disease flare-ups. Read these articles to learn how you can deal with this illness.

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Diabetes

Find out what fuels the diabetes epidemic today – and simple diet and lifestyle strategies for diabetes type 2 treatment and prevention.

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Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis

Old age can predispose you to many health problems, and diverticulitis is one of them. Known as a "Western disease," this painful ailment mainly affects your colon and, if not treated, may lead to complications. Learn everything you need to know about diverticulitis and how you can prevent it from affecting you during your senior years.

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Eczema

Eczema

The skin is the largest and fastest growing organ in the body, with numerous functions. But what happens when it becomes predisposed to skin disorders? One common example is eczema, which affects more than 30 million Americans today. However, you can manage and treat it naturally. Read these articles and learn everything you need to know about eczema.

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fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia

Constant pain and fatigue, trouble sleeping, and cognitive problems – these are all hallmark symptoms of fibromyalgia, a chronic condition that affects 1 in 50 Americans today. If not addressed, fibromyalgia can cause extreme discomfort and hinder with your everyday activities. Read here how you can deal with and control this illness before it throws your life off balance.

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Gout

Gout

Known as a “disease of kings” because it was usually seen in members of the aristocracy during the early times, gout is now a prevalent and complex disorder today, mostly affecting men. Immediate treatment is crucial, or else it may lead to severe and painful complications. Read these articles and find out what you should do if you become afflicted with this ailment.

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Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids form because of increased pressure in your lower rectum, and while they're not exactly life-threatening, they are most definitely (and literally) a pain in the backside. Here's everything you need to know about hemorrhoids – how to treat them, symptoms to watch out for and the ideal diet that can help prevent them from affecting you.

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Herpes

Herpes

One of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) not only in the U.S. but also worldwide, herpes is an infection caused by the herpes simplex virus. Beware: not only is this disease extremely uncomfortable, but it's highly contagious as well. If you or someone you know suffers from herpes, check out these articles and learn how you can effectively manage it.

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Lupus

Lupus

Your immune system efficiently protects you from viruses, bacteria and other harmful organisms – but what happens if it does the opposite? Such is the case when you have lupus. There's a lot of misconception about this autoimmune disease, but don't fret – there are ways to avoid lupus or live with this condition.

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Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease

If you live in a tick-infested area, beware: you may be at risk of Lyme disease. Often misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia, this potentially dangerous illness causes vague dispersed pain, as well as other symptoms. You can easily avoid it by staying away from tick-infested areas – but what if you or a loved one is already infected? Read these articles to learn how to cope with Lyme disease.

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Pneumonia

Pneumonia

Millions of Americans (adults and children alike) develop pneumonia every year, and some of them unfortunately succumb to this condition. The good news is that pneumonia is treatable and avoidable, if you take the necessary precautions. Read these articles and find out how you can protect yourself and your loved ones from pneumonia.

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rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Painful, debilitating, and absolutely damaging, rheumatoid arthritis is now a common condition that plagues millions of people today. But what exactly causes it, and what are the symptoms you should watch out for? Get all facts about rheumatoid arthritis and find out how you can avoid – or even treat – this illness once and for all.

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ringworm

Ringworm

There is an old belief that ringworm is caused by worms. In reality, this itchy and annoying skin disease is caused by fungi, and if you have it – and fail to treat it – chances are you may spread it to other people. Read up on ringworm, particularly its symptoms, the body parts commonly affected and how to get rid of it once and for all.

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Scabies

Scabies: Facts and Information

Most people refer to it an "infection," but scabies should actually be called an "infestation." It occurs when Sarcoptes scabiei mites invade your skin. This highly contagious illness can be passed on via skin-to-skin contact, causing extreme itchiness, rashes and other uncomfortable symptoms. Discover everything you need to know about scabies by reading these articles.

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shingles infection

Shingles

Learn more about shingles, including its symptoms, causes, and treatment, and how you can build natural resistance to it without getting the shingles vaccine.

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strep throat

Strep Throat

Often mistaken for or confused with sore throat, strep throat is a contagious disease that can affect people of all ages. While many simply ignore it, and wait for it to "go away" on its own, strep throat can actually lead to devastating complications if not properly treated. Learn the important facts about this condition, and what to do if you or a loved one becomes infected.

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About Dr. Mercola:

Dr. Joseph Mercola is an osteopathic physician who first opened his practice outside Chicago, Illinois, in 1986, and has treated over 20,000 patients. In 1997, he established Mercola.com, now the #1 Natural Health site, where he continues to provide useful health and medical resources.

Dr. Mercola has authored three New York Times Bestsellers, The Great Bird Flu Hoax, No-Grain Diet, and Effortless Healing. He has also been featured in numerous publications and TV programs, like TIME magazine, LA Times, CNN, ABC News, Fox News, and the Dr. Oz Show.

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