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What Is Uric Acid?

What Is Uric Acid?

What Is Uric Acid?   What is uric acid anyways? According to NLM, uric acid is a chemical created when the body breaks down substances called purines. Purines are found in some foods and drinks. These include liver, anchovies, mackerel, dried beans and peas, and beer. Most uric acid dissolves in blood and travels to the kidneys. From there, it passes out in urine. If your body produces too much uric acid or doesn’t remove enough if it, you can get sick. A high level of uric acid in the blood is called hyperuricemia. This test checks to see how much uric acid you have in your blood. Another test can be used to check the level of uric acid in your urine. Source: NLM Aside from merely understanding what uric acid is, it is also important… Read more...

Best Constipation Remedies

Best Constipation Remedies

Best Constipation Remedies Some people tend to suffer from constipation more frequently than diarrhea. This can be primarily blamed on the unhealthy diet and lifestyles today. Let’s try taking a look at what constipation is and what are the best constipation remedies available. According to Patient.co.uk, constipation is a common problem. It means either going to the toilet less often than usual to empty the bowels, or passing hard or painful poo (also called feces, stools or motions). Constipation may be caused by not eating enough fiber, or not drinking enough fluids. It can also be a side-effect of certain medicines, or related to an underlying medical condition. In many cases, the cause is not clear. Laxatives are a group of medicines… Read more...

Constant Headache – What You Can Do About It

Constant Headache – What You Can Do About It

Constant Headache Are you among those individuals who suffer from a constant headache? If you are, then this article might just help. Here, you’ll find information about some of the various types of headaches and be able to identify what might be causing that constant headache of yours. NHS has categorized headaches into two main types: primary and secondary headaches. Primary headaches include tension headaches, migraine, and cluster headaches. Below is a more detailed explanation given by NHS: Tension headaches are the most common, and what we think of as normal everyday headaches. They feel like a dull ache with constant pressure around the front, top and sides of the head as if a rubber band has been stretched around it. Stress is one… Read more...

Identifying Allergic Asthma Triggers

Identifying Allergic Asthma Triggers

Identifying Allergic Asthma Triggers Allergic Asthma is one of the worst types of asthma. This is due to the fact that allergens that you come in contact with can actually trigger an attack. This would mean that you would have to be extra careful when it comes to the various asthma triggers. According to AAFA (Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America), allergic (extrinsic) asthma is characterized by symptoms that are triggered by an allergic reaction. Allergic asthma is airway obstruction and inflammation that is partially reversible with medication. Allergic asthma is the most common form of asthma, affecting over 50% of the 20 million asthma sufferers. Over 2.5 million children under age 18 suffer from allergic asthma. Many of the symptoms… Read more...

What Stops Diarrhea?

What Stops Diarrhea?

What Stops Diarrhea? Many people are wondering what stops diarrhea which is a common ailment.  So take a look at some of the best ways that you can apply whenever you are suffering from this condition.   According to NHS, diarrhea will usually clear up without treatment after a few days because the immune system fights off the infection. In children, the symptoms of diarrhea will usually pass within five to seven days. In most cases, diarrhea does not last more than two weeks. In adults, diarrhea usually improves within two to four days. However, it can last longer depending on the particular type of infection involved. For example: rotavirus – three to eight days norovirus – about two days campylobacter and salmonella infections –… Read more...

Kidney Stone Causes

Kidney Stone Causes

Kidney Stone Causes You might be surprised to know that kidney stone are actually present in all of us but in most of us they have not grown large enough to cause you pain. If you try to take a really close look at your urine, you might just find a lot of kidney stones in there, but you were not able to “feel” any of them. So what causes kidney stones? According to CHealth.Canoe, there is no known cause for kidney stones, although dehydration is a key risk factor. Kidney stones can also be caused by an imbalance in a person’s metabolism causing abnormally high levels of mineral salts to collect in the urine. Stones made up of uric acid occur in people who have diseases such as gout, chronic dehydration, and some cancers. Hyperparathyroidism,… Read more...

Cause Of Cellulite

Cause Of Cellulite

Cause Of Cellulite So many women wonder about the cause of cellulite. Who wouldn’t? Cellulite is this ugly looking “dimples” that start appearing on your arms, waist and thighs, the moment that you start aging. No mater how much you try to prevent cellulite, it will just keep on appearing. According to WebMD, having cellulite doesn’t mean you are overweight. Even thin people can have it. If you are overweight, however, losing weight may reduce cellulite. Cellulite is more common among women than men. If other women in your family have cellulite, there’s a good chance you will too. Other factors that influence how much cellulite you have and how visible it is include: Poor diet Fad dieting Slow metabolism Lack of physical activity Hormone… Read more...

Some of the Best Natural Dry Cough Treatments

Some of the Best Natural Dry Cough Treatments

Some of the Best Natural Dry Cough Treatments Here are some of the best natural dry cough treatments that you can apply at the earliest.According to RD, Here are some things that you can try at home: Steep some thyme to relieve a cough. Thyme is an officially approved German treatment for coughs, upper respiratory infections, bronchitis, and whooping cough, with good reason: Those tiny leaves are packed with cough-relieving compounds. Thyme flavonoids relax tracheal and ileal muscles, which are involved in coughing, and also reduce inflammation. To make a tea, mix 2 teaspoons crushed leaves in 1 cup boiling water, cover, then steep for 10 minutes and strain. Fight a cough with flax, honey, and lemon. Boiling flaxseeds in water gives you a thick,… Read more...

Preventing Asthma Attacks in Children

Preventing Asthma Attacks in Children

Preventing Asthma Attacks in Children Every year, many people die from asthma attacks. Preventing asthma attacks is imperative for those who are at risk, or those who are predisposed to the condition. For children, this is really a must. According to NoAttacks.org, you can take the following steps to help prevent an asthma attack: Talk to a Doctor Talk to a doctor about your child’s asthma. If your child has asthma or if you think your child may have asthma, take your child to a doctor. Your doctor will work with you to keep your child from having asthma attacks. Learn what triggers your child’s asthma attacks. Identify asthma triggers in your home. Talk about ways to get rid of triggers in your home. Find out what medicine your child should… Read more...

Some Info on Arthritis Causes

Some Info on Arthritis Causes

Some Info on Arthritis Causes Arthritis is not an old persons disease only. Here, is some information about the causes of arthritis. According to HealthLine, cartilage is a flexible, connective tissue in joints that absorbs the pressure and shock created from movement like running and walking. It also protects the joints and allows for smooth movement. Some forms of arthritis are caused by a reduction in the normal amount of this cartilage tissue. Osteoarthritis, one of the most common forms of arthritis, is caused by normal wear and tear throughout life; this natural breakdown of cartilage tissue can be exacerbated by an infection or injury to the joints. The risk of developing osteoarthritis may be higher if you have a family history of the… Read more...

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