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Dietary Guidelines for Gout

Indulgence in rich food and plenty of alcohol can leave many people with painful joints – commonly called gout.


Gout is a type of arthritis which usually affects only one or two joints in the body. The most characteristic joint in which gout develops is the big toe. Usually gouty inflammation of the joints only last for a few days, but it can be so excruciatingly painful that sufferers never forget an episode. Unfortunately gout attacks have a habit of recurring.

 

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Is insomnia what you have?
What is insomnia?


Insomnia is the inability to sleep, or to sleep satisfactorily, and is the most common sleep disorder. It may involve restless or interrupted sleep,

a reduction in the usual time you spend sleeping or, in rare cases, complete wakefulness. Insomnia is a symptom rather than an illness in itself: in the majority of cases, sleeplessness has an underlying cause. When no underlying cause can be found, a person is said to be suffering from primary insomnia.

 

 
Insomnia

Definition:


Insomnia is the inability to sleep, or to sleep satisfactorily, and is the most common sleep disorder. It may involve restless or interrupted sleep, a reduction in the usual time you spend sleeping or, in rare cases, complete wakefulness. Insomnia is a symptom rather than an illness in itself: in the majority of cases, sleeplessness has an underlying cause. When no underlying cause can be found, a person is said to be suffering from primary insomnia.

 
Interesting facts about sleep

For seven or eight hours per day, we go into a profoundly different state – a system – shutdown,

if you will. But how much do you really know about sleep, about why we need it and what happens while we have our nightly shuteye?

 

 


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