Any direct pressure on the artery – especially at this loop level – can cause a reflex contraction of the muscular coat of the artery.
In the next 7 to 10 years the testing of your gut microbiome will be a routine part of the doctor’s workup.
Over the next decade or two, we are very likely to see a better understanding of what medicines work best for an individual.
Fibre is important because certain types of very beneficial bacteria in the large bowel need them.
Most patients are convinced that there is a link between weather patterns and how their muscles and joints feel. This belief almost certainly pre-dates the ancient Greeks (one of whom, Hippocrates, believed it too).
Strictly speaking, in medical parlance, we should use the term to distinguish new pains or problems from old ones.