The Surprising Causes of Everyday Health Concerns

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The Surprising Causes of Everyday Health Concerns

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Surprising Causes of Common Health Concerns

Constant fatigue, persistent heartburn, stubborn high blood pressure. Problems that plague millions of Americans, and the targets of intense research and treatment by doctors and drug companies. But did you know that many common complaints stem from circumstances as easy-to-avoid as wet workout clothes and sleep partners who snore? “Many people suffer for years, not realizing that the underlying causes are often something completely unexpected and surprisingly easy to treat,” adds Patricia Raymond, M.D., a gastroenterologist in Chesapeake, Va. Take a look at the unexpected causes of these nine common maladies -- and find out what you can do to avoid them.

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