Glossary

Hepatitis

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver usually caused by an acute viral infection. There are many causes of hepatitis, some more serious than others, these include medication side effects, excessive alcohol, some types of toxic chemicals, disorders of the gall bladder or pancreas, and infections.

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Hippocrates

Hippocrates was born in Greece in 460 BC and is perhaps history's most famous physician.

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Hives

Hives are a kind of skin rash that is raised, often itchy, red bumps on the surface of the skin.

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Hodgkins lymphoma

Hodgkins lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system originating from a type of white blood cells called lymphocytes. It is sometimes called Hodgkin disease.

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Holistic

Holistic medicine integrates conventional and alternative therapies to help prevent and treat diseases, and promote optimum health.

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Holotropic

The word "holotropic" was created by Dr. Stanislav Grof, and is derived from the Greek words "holos" and "trepein," meaning "moving toward wholeness."

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Hyperactivity

Hyperactivity is a state of too much muscle activity or where a particular part of the body is too active.

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Hyperglycaemia

Hyperglycaemia develops when there is too much blood sugar, or glucose, in the bloodstream; it is a symptom and cause of diabetes.

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Hypertension

Hypertension which means high blood pressure increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure and damage to the eyes.

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Hypoxia

Hypoxia means low oxygen, and is a state of oxygen deficiency in the body that is sufficient to cause an impairment of function.

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