Microcystins are among the toxins that blue-green algae produce, and they can be quite harmful. Also known as cyanobacteria, these algae show up in surface water when the conditions are right for algal blooms to develop,... More »

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Pimples hurt because they are red, swollen and inflamed. According to Lipstick from Glamour.com, inflamed pimples are often located near minor facial nerve endings, which can cause a great deal of pain. Additionally, mor... More »

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The pain experienced during and after a vasectomy is subjective and variable, but a correctly performed procedure is relatively painless, according to WebMD. Most men experience some level of testicle soreness for a few ... More »

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According to Sponaugle Wellness Institute, mold toxicity is an illness that develops in individuals with high levels of indoor mold toxins in their systems. While many people produce antibodies when exposed to mold gases... More »

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A hemodialysis machine works by using a special filter called a dialyzer, which acts like an artificial kidney to clean and remove toxins from the blood, according to the National Kidney Foundation. The dialyzer consists... More »

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Leaky gut syndrome is a condition in which the digestive tract allows harmful substances such as allergens and toxins to be absorbed into the bloodstream, according to Everyday Health. It occurs as a result of excessive ... More »

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Many conditions, including injuries, metabolic diseases, neuromuscular diseases and toxins in the body, can cause pain and weakness in the arms, according to MedicineNet. Weakness describes a lack of strength or loss of ... More »