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Diseases Sports Injuries
Each year, about 1 in every 25 people will seek medical help for a sports injury, but not all of those injuries are sustained while playing sports. Any repetitive physical activity, even walking, can injure muscles and joints.
Diseases Dehydration
Two-thirds of the human body is made up of water. That means that if a person weighs about 154 pounds (70 kilograms), their body contains about 12.5 gallons (47 liters) of water. Almost 70% of this water is inside the body's cells, 20% is in the space surrounding cells, and slightly less than 10% is in the bloodstream. The water in the human body is essential to keeping it healthy.
Diseases Tendinitis
Tendons are cords of tissue that anchor muscles to bones. They slide back and forth as our muscles contract and our joints flex. To prevent chafing and to keep them in position, the tendons are enclosed in special coverings (sheaths) that are lubricated. When something goes wrong that prevents the tendon from moving smoothly, pain and stiffness result.
Diseases Obesity
Obesity is a leading risk factor of preventable illness and death in North America. In recent years, the number of overweight people in industrialized countries has increased significantly - so much so that the World Health Organization (WHO) has called obesity an epidemic. In the United States, over 50% of the population (about 150 million people) is overweight.
Diseases Tennis Elbow
Tennis elbow, also called lateral epicondylitis, is a very common injury that results from overuse, injury, or strain of the tendon that attaches the forearm muscles to the boney part of the outside of the elbow.
Diseases Athlete's Foot
Athlete's foot, known as dermatophytosis of the foot or tinea pedis ("foot fungus"), is a common skin infection that affects the feet. You don't have to be an athlete to get it.
Diseases Bursitis
Bursitis is an inflammation of a bursa, which is a fluid-filled sac located near the bones around the joints and between muscle attachments at a joint. Their purpose is to cushion and lubricate the movement of tendons and muscle over bone. Bursitis is not arthritis; arthritis is a change within the joint and bursae are outside of the joint.
Diseases Athlete's Foot
Athlete's foot, known as dermatophytosis of the foot or tinea pedis ("foot fungus"), is a common skin infection that affects the feet. You don't have to be an athlete to get it.
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