Pregnancy Symptoms Week by Week

Pregnancy symptoms week by week is one of the concerns of pregnant women because they want to know what is happening to their bodies as well as what is happening inside their womb. This article discusses the pregnancy symptoms week by week as well as the fetal development week by week. It shows the possible pregnancy symptoms week by week in order for expecting mothers to expect and prepare for the changes throughout pregnancy. The most important thing of knowing the changes throughout pregnancy is to maintain a healthy one with good pregnancy outcomes. Pregnancy Symptoms week by week Week […]

Smoking During Pregnancy Risks, Effects to Mother and Baby

Smoking is one of the vices that have a negative impact on health. According to most obstetricians, smoking has been the leading cause of adverse effects to babies. Cigarette smoke contains more than enough chemicals that can produce harsh effects to the baby and the mother. It contains up to 4,000 harsh substances such as nicotine, tar, lead, cyanide and many more. It also contains up to 60 carcinogens that can travel through the blood stream and cross the placenta. The most common chemical that produces harsh effects on the fetus and the mother are nicotine and carbon monoxide. Nicotine […]

Top 10 Healthy Fast Food Tips

Most people dine in fast food chains because it is convenient, cheap and offers well tasting foods. Fast foods also offer on the go meals that are beneficial to people with a fast-paced life. Children as well as adults become fanatics of fast foods because of combo meals that have one or more food choices, plus they come in very appetizing plating. The fall back of fast foods is that most of the foods they offer are not healthy. Eating just one meal can give sodium, fat and calories in excess and if you dine in fast foods regularly, you […]

How to Measure, Lose, and Prevent Body Fat

What is Body Fat? Body fat, which is made up of fatty acids and glycerol, is an essential energy source for muscles. The essential fat will regulate the temperature of your body, which also serves as insulator of the organs, acts as a cushion, and is a storage area for energy. It is known to be the essential component of the human body. This is what is measured when using those methods mentioned awhile ago. How much normal body fat should be present? The normal body fat percentage depends on the frame and height. Generally, the male’s average body fat […]

Itchy Anus

Itchy Anus Definition Itchy anus is a result of irritation of the lower end of the rectum. It is often accompanied by a strong desire to scratch the area. Simple chemical reactions in the stool may lead to itching, but inflammatory reactions in the anus may also cause it. Moisture and scratching of the perianal area may lead to more intense itch. A severe itchiness may also feel like a burning sensation and soreness in the area. People most often experience itchy anus at night. Itchy Anus Causes There are many reasons for itching of the anus, which include the […]

Can Diabetes Be Prevented?

Diabetes is a metabolic disease that results from the inability of the body to produce insulin or the body resists insulin, thereby leading to increase in blood glucose. Diabetes mellitus can be type 1 or type 2. Type 1 diabetes mellitus or Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus results from the inability of the pancreas to produce insulin. It is also called juvenile onset diabetes because it occurs during childhood or below 30 years of age. Diabetes type 1 is usually caused by genetics or heredity, autoimmune diseases or viral infection such as the Coxsackie virus that destroys the Islets of Langerhans […]

How to Whiten Your Teeth?

Smiling is one of the most effective ways to attract someone’s attention. However, when teeth are discolored, it is often embarrassing to show them or smile with the teeth exposed. The color of the enamel of the teeth is naturally off-white or light yellowish in color. During childhood, the normal color of the teeth is generally whiter than in adults. This is because as people grow old, the teeth are exposed to chemicals that discolor the teeth such as food, bacteria, smoking and certain medications. But because of wanting to have perfect smile, teeth whitening has become popular. Teeth whitening […]

Can you Get Pregnant on your Period

What is Pregnancy? When one is positively growing a fetus or an embryo inside the uterus, it is then called pregnancy. It is also known as the interval between conception and birth. It begins at the fertilization phase and end of the fetal and placental delivery. Some experts would say that pregnancy will start when there is a union of egg and the sperm, specifically, in the ampulla of the fallopian tube. Normally a pregnancy is a condition only experience by a woman who has the female organ, such as uterus, cervix, fallopian tube, egg cells. A full term pregnancy […]

Stimulate Hair Growth Naturally

For those who want long, shiny, beautiful hair, there are several shampoos and conditioners available that claim to stimulate hair growth and leave it looking strong and healthy. However, they may, in reality, be completely ineffective. Fortunately, there are a number of natural remedies that really do stimulate hair growth, by improving the health of the hair follicles and improving the health of the hair shaft. Here are a few ways you can stimulate the growth of your hair, naturally: Proper Diet for Hair Growth The growth of your hair is primarily affected by the presence of nutrients in your […]

Itchy Throat – Remedies, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

What is Itchy Throat? Itchy throat is a phenomenon where there is an irritating sensation in the throat that may sometimes be accompanied by coughing as a means to clear the throat. An itchy throat is also called as sore throat or strep throat. Causes of sore throat include infection, inflammation, allergy, malignancy, trauma and obstruction in the airway. Most of the cases of sore throat are mild and can be managed by remedies. Some may be caused by serious illnesses that need medical attention. Itchy throat sometimes do not occur as a single symptom. Most often, associated symptoms occur […]

Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis

What is Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis? Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis has an acronym of FSGS. Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis is a medical condition that leads to the person having a urinary protein loss which may eventually progress into the scarring of the person’s glomerular filters which are located in the kidney. The focal and segmental are medical description of the pattern of the kidney damage as seen when viewing under the microscope. Segmental means to say that part of the glomerulus of the person is damage. While focal means to say that there is some scarring of the glomeruli. Normally, anatomically speaking, we […]

Sacroiliac Joint Pain – Treatment, Exercises, Symptoms, Relief

What is Sacroiliac Joint Pain? Sacroiliac joint pain is basically the unpleasant sensation felt on the lower back reaching up to buttocks and thighs. This is also termed as sacroiliac joint dysfunction. SI joint pain does not happen in an abrupt manner, it takes years to develop. Throughout the years the muscles lose their balance; this is referred as postural imbalance. Sacroiliac Joint Sacroiliac joint is the intersection made by the iliac bones with the sacrum; SI joints are connected by strong intrinsic and extrinsic ligaments. The sacrum supports the spine which is also supported by the iliac bones on each […]

Porokeratosis – Treatment, Pictures, Definition, Symptoms, Causes

What is Porokeratosis? Many persons report that they have growth found on the bottom of the foot which is painful. Although some of this may be associated with other disorder such as calluses. Another cause of this painful growth, which is described as somewhat like having a stone in their own shoes, is medically termed as porokeratosis. It has many names which may be associated with this kind of disease condition. Such of the names are senile keratosis, senile wards, basal cell papilloma, seborrheic veruca, brown warts and barnacles. In addition to that, it is known to be a class […]

Ventral Hernia – Pictures, Repair, Symptoms, Surgery, Types

What is a Ventral Hernia? A hernia is an abdominal protrusion of an organ, tissue or any part of an organ through the structure that normally contains it. Hernia occurs due to structural defects in the integrity of the muscular wall combined with increased intra-abdominal pressure. Hernias may develop before birth (congenital) because of incomplete closure of structures during embryonic development. It may also develop later because of certain factors that weaken the muscle fascia and increase abdominal pressure. Ventral hernias are one of the classifications of abdominal hernia that occurs along the anterior, midline portion of the abdomen. However, […]