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Malaria

Malaria is an air-borne infectious disease caused by parasites.

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Meniere’s disease

Meniere's disease is a disorder of the inner ear and can result from fluctuating pressure of the fluid within the inner ear.

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Menopause

Menopause is simply the name given to the very last menstrual period. With the onset of the menopause, the ovaries stop producing eggs, periods begin to stop and hormone levels change, signalling an end to a woman’s reproductive years.

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Menstrual problems

Menstrual problems can lead to painful periods or irregular menstrual cycles. 

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Metabolic disorders

A metabolic disorder is normally a genetic disease that affects the production of enzymes in the digestive process. The enzymes are needed to convert food stuffs into various nutritional substances, and if this doesn’t happen, there is a toxic build-up.

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Migraine

Migraine is a neurological condition that is accompanied by altered bodily perceptions, headaches, and nausea. More women than men tend to suffer from migraines and a migraine headache can last anything from three hours to three days.

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Multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory disease of the central nervous system.

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Muscular dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy is a genetically inherited condition where slow, progressive, muscle wasting leads to increasing weakness and disability.

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Muscular spasms

Otherwise known as cramps, muscular spasms can be sudden and painful sensations which are caused by contraction or over-shortening of muscles.

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Musculoskeletal disorders

A musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) is one that affects the system of interacting bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints and other connective tissue that allows us to move. The musculoskeletal system provides form, stability, and movement to the human body. It also protects vital organs.

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Myalgic encephalomyelitis

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) — also known as chronic fatigue syndrome — is a condition that is almost impossible to diagnose and doctors only have the patient’s word to rely on concerning the symptoms for ME. ME affects the whole system and has many symptoms, the main one being intense fatigue far beyond normal tiredness.

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