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1.  Muscle Pain
Muscle pain is a common reaction to injury, intense exercise, or physical labor. Overdoing it at the gym, straining an ankle, or simply slouching at your desk can result in muscle pain ranging from minor to severe...
Symptoms:
  • Muscle pain
2.  Sprains & Strains
Sprain refers to damage or tearing of ligaments or a joint capsule. Strain refers to damage or tearing of a muscle.
Symptoms:
  • Muscle pain
  • Bruises
  • Irritable mood
  • Stiff neck
  • Muscle cramp
3.  CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating disorder characterized by intense fatigue that cannot be cured with sleep. Mental and physical activities may cause your symptoms to worsen. When your fatigue cannot b...
Symptoms:
  • Muscle pain
  • Decreased libido
  • Confusion
  • Joint pain
  • Unable to concentrate
4.  What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by unexplained pain in muscles and joints throughout the body. Read our doctor-reviewed articles and learn about fibromyalgia now.
Symptoms:
  • Muscle pain
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Flatulence
  • Chronic pain
  • Arm pain
5.  Cold and Flu Overview
Overview Colds (common colds) and the flu (influenza) are contagious infections that affect the respiratory system. Both are airborne illnesses, spread through coughing and sneezing. Colds typically are confined to th...
Symptoms:
  • Muscle pain
  • Excessive sweating
  • Crying
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing
6.  Common Cold Overview
The common cold is a virus that involves symptoms like sneezing, a runny nose and a headache. Learn the causes, symptoms and treatments for the common cold now!
Symptoms:
  • Muscle pain
  • Pain
  • Watering eyes
  • Body ache
  • Nosebleed
7.  Malaria
Malaria is a life-threatening disease. It is typically transmitted through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito. Infected mosquitoes carry the Plasmodium parasite. When this mosquito bites you, the parasite i...
Symptoms:
  • Muscle pain
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Vomiting
  • Malaise
8.  Dermatomyositis
Dermatomyositis is a rare inflammatory disease. It is an inflammatory myopathy, a condition that occurs when muscles become inflamed. It is one of only three known inflammatory myopathies. The most common symptom i...
Symptoms:
  • Muscle pain
  • Low grade fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dermatitis
  • Purple eyelids
9.  Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
The immune system normally fights off dangerous infections and bacteria to keep the body healthy. An autoimmune disease occurs when the immune system attacks its own body because it confuses it for something foreign...
Symptoms:
  • Muscle pain
  • Swelling around the eyes
  • Rib pain
  • General weakness
  • Peripheral cyanosis
10.  Swine Flu
Swine flu, also known as the H1N1 virus, made headlines in 2009 when it was declared a pandemic (Dandagi & Byahatti, 2011). Pandemics are contagious diseases affecting people throughout the world or on multipl...
Symptoms:
  • Muscle pain
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
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