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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Definition Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a disorder of the female reproductive system. It usually appears due to hormonal imbalances. As the name indicates, several fluid-filled sacs or cysts appear on the surface of ovaries. The disease not only affects the menstrual cycle and the ability to conceive but also the secondary sexual characters like […]

Small Bowel Prolapse (Enterocele) and Vaginal Vault Prolapse

What is small bowel prolapse? Small bowel prolapsed also known as enterocele is a medical condition characterized by entry of a portion of the small bowel into the lower part of the pelvic cavity. It pushes the upper portion of the vagina leading to bulging of the area. In women with a history of surgical […]

Herniated Disc (Slipped Disk)

Definition Herniated discs or a slipped disk is where the spongy spinal discs between the vertebra (bones stacked up in the column of the spine) bulge out from their position. The term “slipped disc” is a misnomer since these discs are fixed in position and cannot slip. Older people and weight lifters are susceptible to […]

Tuberculosis (TB)

Definition Tuberculosis (TB) is defined as a potentially serious lung infection caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria. It is the most common cause of infectious disease–related deaths all over the world. The sudden rise of tuberculosis in several countries where it was relatively uncommon in the general population can largely be associated with HIV infection and […]

Drug addiction

Addicted to drugs People usually start off using drugs as a way to escape the problems of daily life, drugs make them feel better, happier, remove worries for a short time and generally make the person feel on top of the world. Using drugs however has serious consequences on a person’s health and more and […]

Traveler’s Diarrhea

  What is traveler’s diarrhea? Traveler’s diarrhea is the passage of soft or unformed stools three times or more within 24 hours along with abdominal cramping, nausea and vomiting when a person is traveling abroad. It is a common problem that affects about 20% to 50% of international travelers. The condition is mainly a consequence […]

Breast is Best – The Health Benefits of Breast Milk for Babies

While the babies got enough nutritional value and filled up on formula, they were missing out on some critical natural nutrients that only a mother’s milk could provide. The health benefits that breast milk can give to a baby are countless and research scientists still don’t know all that it does for babies. What they […]

Breast Cancer Exam Self-Check

Catching cancer early is still the best way to survive cancer and thrive when your treatment is over. Learning how to do a monthly breast exam self-check and then actually doing them may be the best way for you to preserve your health for now and the future. Many women don’t know how or when […]

What is basal cell carcinoma?

Basal cell carcinoma is a type of cancer in the skin that is because of malignant epithelial cell tumor, which begins as a papule, a small, circumscribed solid elevation of the skin, and enlarges peripherally with crusts and bleeding. Metastasis is rare; however, local invasion of the underlying tissue will destroy the adjacent tissue. Basal […]

One Side Breast Swelling, Single Breast Enlarged, Swollen

Any breast swelling, whether it is on one side or both, is likely to be a cause for concern as the worry of breast cancer is always on a woman’s mind. While it is absolutely necessary for all breast swellings or lumps to be evaluated by a doctor, in most cases they do turn out […]

Freckles

Definition Tiny, flat dark spots on the skin that darken upon exposure to sun are referred to as freckles. This word is also commonly used to refer to the dermatological condition of having spotted skin however, freckles are a specific type of skin condition. In the true sense of the word, freckles are known as […]

Schizophrenia

Definition Schizophrenia is a group of brain disorders characterized by hallucinations, delusions, apathy, impaired reasoning, and disordered thinking and behavior. People suffering from schizophrenia often lose contact with reality. These patients have poor emotional responses and may act abnormally in social situations. Schizophrenia patients can be described as one of the following five subtypes: paranoid […]

Activity Anorexia

Activity anorexia is when there is a drastic change in dramatic decline in eating brought on by increasing exercise, the additional exercise reduces your intake of food and a vicious circle is created. Activity anorexia is thought to happen to about 75% of all anorexic sufferers and is most common in athletes many of whom […]

Tooth Brushing Techniques

Tooth brushing may sound like simple and easy daily task for most of us, however, our daily brushing methods may require some improvements to achieve better dental health. Throughout the years many methods and techniques have been improvised in tooth brushing. It is up to your dentist to recommend the most beneficial technique that suits […]

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

Definition In males, urine and semen pass through a tube called the urethra. It connects the urinary bladder to the penis. This urethra is surrounded by the prostate gland, which produces a fluid that carries the sperms during ejaculation. An overgrowth of the prostate gland can constrict the urethra and result in various problems related […]

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