See Flatulence and Bloating (/health-encyclopaedia/flatulence-bloating)..

Blood Pressure, High

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is one symptom that indicates the presence of cardiovascular disease. ‘Blood pressure’ means the pressure of blood flow against the wall of the major arteries (blood vessel..

Blood Pressure, Low

Low blood pressure is not a specific disease, but abnormal blood pressure regulation. Symptoms may include faintness, light-headedness, dizziness, confusion and visual blurring. Low blood pressure..

Body Odour

Bromhidrosis, Body Odour or B.O. occurs when resident skin bacteria get their hands (or comparable bacterial body parts) on proteins that are excreted when we sweat. The bacteria convert these proteins into a v..


A boil is an infected hair follicle, in which the infection (usually the bacteria staphylococcus aureus) has spread to surrounding tissue. Groins and armpits are common locations for boils, but they may also gr..

Breast Inflammation

See ( (/health-encyclopaedia/mastitis)..


Any word ending in ‘itis’ means something is inflamed, in the case of bronchitis, it is the bronchi, the air passages that lead to the lungs. Shaped like an upside down tree, the trunk of the bronchi is your tr..


Even if you invest in puffer jackets and padded pants, it is impossible to avoid life’s sharp edges. The best you can do is to put on a brave face and hope the bruise looks impressive enough to win you a seat o..


Meaning ‘great hunger’, bulimia is marked by episodes of excessive eating and or bingeing. After a binge, in an attempt to avoid putting on weight or as a punishment for eating in the first place, the sufferer ..

Bulimia Nervosa

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See Wound Healing (/health-encyclopaedia/wound-healing)..


See Flatulence and Bloating (/health-encyclopaedia/flatulence-bloating)..


See Tendinitis (/health-encyclopaedia/tendinitis-bursitis)..


Cancer is not a new disease. Evidence of it appears in the skeletons of prehistoric man, and Galen, the prominent Greek physician of the 2nd century AD, observed that ‘melancholic’ women appeared to be especial..

Cancer Treatments

I believe the role of a natural therapist is to support the patient in whatever path they choose to take with their cancer treatment. With the increase in cancer diagnoses, modern medicine has devoted many keen..


Candida albicans is a yeast/fungus that lives within all humans. Known as a commensal microorganism, in good times, candida happily goes about its yeasty little life causing us no trouble at all. It’s when Cand..

Candida Albicans

See Candida (/health-encyclopaedia/candida) ..

Candida Diet

Candida albicans is a yeast which lives in 90-98 per cent of humans. Yeasts, related to moulds and fungi, prefer to live in a warm, dark and moist environment, so the intestines, vagina and even between soggy toes make i..

Canker Sores

See Mouth Ulcer (/health-encyclopaedia/mouth-ulcer) ..


A cataract is a painless degenerative cloudiness of the lens of the eye. It is easily treated in the industrialised west, but cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in undeveloped countries. The lens, loc..