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Ringworm (Dermatophyte Fungal Infection of the Skin)

Definition Ringworm refers to a skin infection caused by the Tinea species of fungi and not by a worm. Also known as dermatophytoses, ringworm can affect the nails or skin of different areas. There are various different types of fungi that can infect the skin but dermatophytes have an affinity for the skin. These are […]

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Rheumatoid Arthritis (Autoimmune Joint Inflammation)

Definition Rheumatoid arthritis refers to the chronic, autoimmune disease that primarily involves the joints. Inflammation of joints is the hallmark of rheumatoid arthritis. In people suffering from this disorder, immune system works abnormally and attacks the tissues of joints called synovium. Rheumatoid arthritis affects the lining of synovial joints and causes pain and swelling in […]

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Parkinson’s Disease (PD)

Definition Parkinson’s disease is a progressive brain disorder that causes shaky movements or tremors. Typically, the disease impairs or slows down movements due to abnormal brain functioning. Owing to the tremors as a typical symptom, it is also known as shaking palsy. Unstable gait makes walking difficult and at a later stage, even speech may […]

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Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid)

What is hypothyroidism? Hypothyroidism is a state of reduced secretion of thyroid hormones by an underactive thyroid gland. It largely affects middle-aged women and older men. However, hypothyroidism could develop at any stage of life. The thyroid gland produces and secretes two hormones – thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). These hormones determine the rate at […]

Breast Augmentation vs. Breast Lift – What’s the Difference?

And for a woman, guess which major body parts start to feel the effect first? Yep, the breasts bear the brunt of these changes. Before the advent of plastic surgery, ladies just put up with Mother Nature stomping all over their looks. Now they have options to regain those supple, firm breasts of their younger […]

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Balanitis

Definition Balanitis is a condition of the penis marked by inflammatory (swelling, redness, pain) changes of the foreskin and head of the penis. The risk of balanitis is greater in uncircumcised males compared to circumcised males. There are number of causes that can lead to balanitis, including infection, trauma, irritation by environmental substances and poor […]

Defining the Two Types of Bulimia

Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder most commonly known for the binging and purging actions of the sufferer. Bulimics will go on eating binges, where they eat uncontrollably for a short period of time, and then will induce vomiting in hopes of compensating for the calorie intake and prevent weight gain. Not all bulimics, however, […]

Anorexia Vs Bulimia: Two Sides of the Same Nervosa Coin?

Anorexia and Bulimia are equal opportunity eating disorders. There is no certain race, gender, sexual or religious background in which these eating disorders are more predominant. Anorexia and Bulimia are psychological problems that just happen to deal with food. There are some similarities in the two eating disorders, but they are not necessarily two sides […]

Programmes The Anorexia Sufferer Can Enter

There are several options available as potential treatment for the anorexic sufferer, entering a clinic to attend a course is one of them. Your doctor can help you find one in your area or there are several to be found online. Such clinics have on board staff that has been trained in every aspect of […]

How Do Doctors Diagnose Anorexia?

Early diagnosis of Anorexia Nervosa plays an important role in the complete recovery of the disease. The earlier it is caught the chances of a full recovery with no lasting damage are increased greatly. If you think a family member or a friend may have anorexia it is crucial you talk with them and try […]

Walking a Thin Line – Defining Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that most commonly affects teenage girls and young women. However, it can also occur in adults, both male and female. People with anorexia nervosa are extremely conscious and obsessive about their weight. They may weigh themselves several times a day or spend a great deal of time looking at […]

What is prolapse?

Women’s health & fitness guide Prolapse will occur when structures which are designed to keep certain organs in place weaken; it is a very common condition in women and there can be many reasons why this happens with common ones being childbirth and gravity. Once the damage has been done then it is hard to […]

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 […]

Large Breast Size and Back Pain

A larger bust is often portrayed as key to feminine beauty and an indication of a woman’s appeal to the opposite sex. In the search for larger breasts, many women undergo breast augmentation, opting for implants rather than accepting their natural form. Breast enlargement creams, push up bras and even vibration belts for the breast […]

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Tips To Remedy Nausea In Early And Late Pregnancy

Although pregnancy nausea is common and you want to limit the use of any medication during pregnancy, there is no need to suffer with the nausea. It is not about being “tough” during pregnancy and bearing symptoms such as nausea. If you are suffering with nausea, irrespective of whether it is early or later in […]

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Dental Open Bite

Definition Anterior open bite is a condition in which the vertical overlap between the upper and lower incisor teeth is reduced. In simple terms it refers to lack of contact in between the upper and lower teeth due to increased space. Anterior open bite is an orthodontic problem and causes functional limitations and aesthetic complications. […]

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