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Muscle and Ligament Sprains, Strains, and Tears

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How are sprains and strains diagnosed? What’s the difference between a strain and a sprain? Find simple answers here.
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Muscle Sprain- A stretch or a tear in a ligament. Ligaments are the bands of tissue that connect our bones at the joints. Usually happens when a person falls or twist the body in a way its not used to.

 

Symptoms- Pain, inflammation, and sometimes bruising are usually signs of a sprain. Depending on the severity of it the symptoms could be worse. The pain can be mild, moderate, or even very severe pain. There will be difficulty using the affected area. Sprains are graded on a scale of I to III.

 

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Interesting Facts- Most sprains and strains occur in the ankles. Wrist and thumb sprains are also very common in sports like skiing when you land on it the wrong way and twist or bend it out of normal position.

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What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Bronchitis? - NHLBI, NIH

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Bronchitis? - NHLBI, NIH | Brooks Composite Highschool Paige Burton | Scoop.it
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signs and symptoms of bronchitis- Coughing is the main, most common sign of bronchitis. The cough usually lasts up to 10 to 20 days. If your mucus is ellow or green it usually means you have a bacterial infection. Wheezing and tightness of the chest are other symptoms of acute bronchitis.

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Bronchitis : Canadian Lung Association

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The best way to prevent bronchitis is to stay away from smoke. Don't smoke and dont be around second hand smoke. Another way to prevent bronchitis is by fighting germs by washing your hands regularly.

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Bronchitis Fact Sheet

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Interesting facts on bronchitis- Bronchitis is most often found in winter, damp and cold climates as well as places heavily polluted. Bronchitis comes in two forms; acute and chronic. Cigarette smoking is the main cause of acute bronchitis and especially chronic bronchitis. Drinking lots of water is good when you have bronchitis. Taking cough syrup and antibiotics will help treat bronchitis.

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Bronchitis - MayoClinic.com

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Bronchitis — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment of this potentially serious lung infection.
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Overview- Bronchitis is when the lining of your bronchial tubes are inflamed. bronchitis can be either accute or chronic. Accute bronchitis is more common than chronic. Chronic bronchitis is often caused by smoking. Bronchitis does not last at its worst for very long, it gets etter over a few days but usually the cough remains for up to weeks. If you have repeated bronchitis it may be chronic and should be treated by a doctor.

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