Glossary

Candida

Candida is a yeast-like organism that lives naturally in small amounts in your mouth, gastrointestinal tract and skin.

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Carcinogenic

Carcinogenic is the term used to describe a substance that is capable of causing cancer.

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Cardiology

Cardiology is the branch of medicine primarily focusing on the heart, as well as the circulatory system, and involves the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular illnesses.

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Carpal tunnel syndrome

The carpal tunnel is a narrow pathway of ligament and bones (carpal bones) at the base of the hand.

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Cauterising

Cauterising is the process of creating burns on tissue to either close wounds, stop bleeding or to remove part of the body.

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Cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy ranges from mild to severe, and it is a general term used to describe a group of conditions that cause movement problems.

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Chakras

The word chakra is derived from a Sanskrit word that means wheel. It refers to the seven energy centres in our body of which our consciousness and energy system is composed.

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Contraindications

A contraindication refers to the risk of side effects involved in taking a particular drug or undergoing a certain medical procedure. Some contraindications are known as absolute contraindications this means that the client is at severe risk if they take the drug and, therefore, it shouldnt be prescribed.

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COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a general term that includes the conditions chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Sufferers of COPD, which is usually caused by smoking, experience restricted airflow to the lungs and symptoms include coughing and breathlessness. The best and most important treatment is to stop smoking.

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Crohns disease

Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines, but is closely related to another chronic inflammatory condition that involves only the colon called ulcerative colitis.

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Cyanosis

Cyanosis is a severe condition associated with inadequate oxygen in the blood supply.

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Cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is a hereditary disease of the mucus and sweat glands. It affects mainly the lungs and pancreas, but it can also affect other parts of the body including the liver, nose and sinuses and reproductive organs. Normally, cells in these parts of the body make mucus and other secretions. Sufferers with cystic fibrosis have cells that do not function correctly, making mucus and secretions thicker than normal.

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