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How To Help Constipation

How To Help Constipation

How To Help Constipation Constipation is one of the most troublesome conditions people can suffer. Without the proper intervention, constipation can worsen and can affect your entire body system. Constipation can be avoided. Below are some ways provided by Patient.co.uk on how to help constipation: Eat foods that contain plenty of fibre Fibre (roughage) is the part of plant food that is not digested. It stays in your gut and is passed in the poo (faeces, stools or motions). Fibre adds bulk and some softness to the stools. High-fibre foods include the following: Wholemeal or whole-wheat bread, biscuits and flour. Fruit and vegetables. Aim to eat at least five portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables each day. One portion is: one large fruit… Read more...

How to Cure Acid Reflux

How to Cure Acid Reflux

How to Cure Acid Reflux Want to cure acid reflux? Stop the pain and discomfort  caused by this common condition experienced by many individuals regardless of gender or age. WebMD has provided some of the best natural treatments for heartburn. It stated that melatonin, a supplement used to aid sleep, has been suggested to help relieve heartburn. But the research is conflicting as to whether it is effective for this or any other any gastrointestinal symptoms. Before you decide to take any herbal remedy or supplement, check with your doctor. Some supplements can have side effects or can interact with medications you’re already taking. You may have heard that drinking a glass of milk can relieve heartburn. While it’s true that milk… Read more...

Best Cold Sore Treatment

Best Cold Sore Treatment

Best Cold Sore Treatment A cold sore can cause a lot of embarrassment and discomfort when not treated at the early. There are over-the-counter treatments that are available that you may be able to purchase to treat cold sores. The following are some of the best cold sore treatments: Prescription pills: If you are afraid of needles, phone your doctor and ask him or her to call in a prescription for Valtrex, Famvir or Acyclovir. These antiviral medications will slow the spread of cold sores and fight off infection. Abreva: You’ve probably seen a commercial for this over-the-counter medication at least once in your lifetime. Though the ad sheds light on the embarrassing side effects of herpes simplex virus-1, Abreva is known for quickly reducing… Read more...

Symptoms of Gastroenteritis

Symptoms of Gastroenteritis

Symptoms of Gastroenteritis Have you ever experienced symptoms of gastroenteritis?   Nobody can actually blame you for this because most of the time, the symptoms of the disease are almost the same as those conditions that you can suffer on any ordinary day.   According to CHealth – Canoe, gastroenteritis literally means inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Viral gastroenteritis is also called “stomach flu.” It is extremely common, especially in children, and is highly contagious. Bacterial gastroenteritis is also known as “food poisoning” and is caused by food that has been prepared or stored improperly.   Source: CHealth   So what are the different symptoms of gastroenteritis?   According… Read more...

Signs Of Hypothyroidism

Signs Of Hypothyroidism

Signs Of Hypothyroidism The signs of hypothyroidism are not always easy to detect.   According to NHS, an underactive thyroid means your thyroid gland, located in the neck, does not produce enough hormones.   Medically known as hypothyroidism, an underactive thyroid is not usually serious. It is easily treated by taking hormone tablets to replace the hormones that your thyroid isn’t making.   The thyroid produces a hormone called thyroxine, which controls how much energy your body uses. When the thyroid does not produce enough thyroxine, many of the body’s functions slow down.   An underactive thyroid cannot be prevented. Most cases of underactive thyroid are caused either by your immune system attacking your… Read more...

Is Flu Contagious?

Is Flu Contagious?

Is Flu Contagious?   Are you among those wondering whether flu is contagious or not? Flu is the most common ailment that affect men, women and children. According to Kids Health, influenza, commonly known as “the flu,” is a highly contagious viral infection of the respiratory tract. It affects all age groups, though kids tend to get it more often than adults.   In the United States, flu season runs from October to May, with most cases occurring between late December and early March.   The flu is often confused with the common cold, but flu symptoms usually are more severe than the typical sneezing and stuffiness of a cold.   Symptoms, which usually begin about 2 days after exposure to the virus, can include:   fever chills headache muscle… Read more...

Causes of Endometriosis

Causes of Endometriosis

Causes of Endometriosis One of the conditions that affect millions of women today is endometriosis. This primarily affects the reproductive system and can greatly affect the child bearing capacity of women. According to Live Science, endometriosis is a women’s medical condition that occurs when the lining of the uterus, called the endometrium, grows in other places, such as the fallopian tubes, ovaries or along the pelvis. When that lining breaks down, like the regular lining in the uterus that produces the menstruation, it has nowhere to go. This causes cysts, heavy periods, severe cramps and even infertility. More than 5 million women in the United States are affected by this condition, according to the National Institute of Child Health… Read more...

Some Facts About Hand Dermatitis

Some Facts About Hand Dermatitis

Some Facts About Hand Dermatitis   Hand dermatitis, a condition that is also known as hand eczema, affects people whose hands often come in contact with irritants. There are certain occupations that can make you more prone to the skin condition. According to Eczema Help, hand eczema occurs commonly among the following occupations:   bricklayers mechanical industry workers hair dressers health care workers janitors and housecleaners florists food service industry workers agricultural workers   Hand eczema can happen to anyone, however, you are more likely to be affected if:   You had similar skin problems, eczema, hay fever, or other allergies as a child. Your hands get wet a lot, whether at home, work or with leisure activities. Your… Read more...

Effective Treatment For Depression

Effective Treatment For Depression

Effective Treatment For Depression   Are you looking for an effective treatment for depression? If you feel down and out, you don’t need to look far for something to improve your mood.   Help Guide has provided some of the best lifestyle treatments that can effectively alleviate depression. These include:   Exercise. Regular exercise can be as effective at treating depression as medication. Not only does exercise boost serotonin, endorphins, and other feel-good brain chemicals, it triggers the growth of new brain cells and connections, just like antidepressants do. Best of all, you don’t have to train for a marathon in order to reap the benefits. Even a half-hour daily walk can make a big difference. For maximum results,… Read more...

Facts About 3rd Degree Burns

Facts About 3rd Degree Burns

Facts About 3rd Degree Burns   3rd degree burns are probably among the most painful conditions that you may experience. Such a burn would mean that it has penetrated the deepest layers of the skin. According to UWHealth, third Degree Burns appear dry or leathery, white, brown, maroon or black.  These burns are not sensitive to pain.  Third degree burns often take greater than 3 weeks to heal or need skin grafting.  These burns are treated at home only if they are quite small.   Source: UWHealth   So what causes such a terrible burn? There are some things that can be pointed at as the culprit behind a 3rd degree burn. Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin provided some of the causes of a third degree burn. These are:   a… Read more...

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