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Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy is the use of water for soothing pains and treating diseases

Hyperactivity

Hyperactivity means having increased movement, impulsive actions, and a shorter attention span, and being easily distracted.

Hyperbaric Medicine

Hyperbaric medicine is another term for hyperbaric therapy, which is the medical use of oxygen at a higher than atmospheric pressure.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is another term for hyperbaric therapy, which increases atmospheric pressure to allow the body to incorporate more oxygen into the body.

Hyperbaric Therapy

Hyperbaric therapy is the medical use of oxygen at a higher than atmospheric pressure.

Hypercalcaemia

Hypercalcaemia is a condition in which the calcium level in your blood is above normal

Hypercusis

Hypercusis is abnormal discomfort caused by sounds that are tolerable to listeners with normal hearing.

Hypericum Perforatum

Hypericum perforatum is another term for St. John's Wort, a plant used to treat a range of conditions including depression.

Hyperkinesia or Hyperkenisis

Hyperkinesia or hyperkenisis are other terms for hyperactivity, which means having increased movement, impulsive actions, and a shorter attention span, and being easily distracted.

Hyperkinetic Disorder

Hyperkinetic disorder is another term for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a condition in children who have three main kinds of problems, overactive behaviour (hyperactivity), impulsive behaviour, and difficulty in paying attention.

Hyperlexia

Hyperlexia is a condition in which the main characteristics are an above normal ability to read accompanied with a below normal ability to understand spoken language.

Hyperoxygenation

Hyperoxygenation is another term for hyperbaric therapy, which is the medical use of oxygen at a higher than atmospheric pressure.

Hypersensitivity

Abnormal immunological reaction produced in certain individuals when re-exposed to antigens that are innocuous to other individuals.

Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis to treat a variety of medical and psychological problems.

Hypocalcemia

Hypocalcemia is a condition in which there is not enough calcium in the blood.

Hypocusis

Hypocusis is a reduction in sensitivity to sounds.

Hypomagnesaemia

Hypomagnesaemia is a disorder in which someone has abnormally low levels of magnesium in their blood.

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