There are hundreds of reasons why people itch, but some are more serious than others. Photo: Alamy

From diabetes to pancreatic cancer, when an itch is a symptom of something more serious

  • There are hundreds of reasons why people itch that range from simple dry skin disorders to hives, which appear after exposure to cold air or the sun
  • An itch can also be a sign of major health issues. About a third of patients suffering from end-stage kidney disease experience itching
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There are hundreds of reasons why people itch, but some are more serious than others. Photo: Alamy
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The infinity pool, overlooking the sea, at the Pema Wellness centre in Andhra Pradesh, India.

Pancreatic cancer survivor tells how wellness therapy experience made a difference to her health

  • A Post contributor, who has stage four pancreatic cancer, explains the benefits she found from attending a wellness centre in India
  • Soothing massages, a strict nutritious diet and yoga helped her achieve positive results, leaving her feeling better in body and mind
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The infinity pool, overlooking the sea, at the Pema Wellness centre in Andhra Pradesh, India.
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