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What Do Pregnant Women Eat?

pregnant woman and her diet

For most women, especially for those that are used to refrain from foods and follow strict diets in order to maintain their silhouette, the nine months of pregnancy are considered a break from all this stress. This doesn’t mean that you can jump the gun and allow yourself excesses. However, pregnant women have to eat for two and although your fetus is tiny, you still need at least an extra of 300 calories a day, compared to your normal diet, in order to properly nourish yourself and your unborn baby. To spill any doubts, let’s take a look at what foods should be included in a pregnancy diet and what’s best to be avoided. [click to continue…]

man suffering from esophagal cancer

The esophagus is the connector of our mouth and stomach. It’s the tube that leads the food to its final destination. When the DNA of the cells from the lining of the gullet deteriorates, malignant tumors can grow and thus cause esophageal cancer. It’s a nasty and fatal disease which has a very low survival rate of only 10% percent, in the 5th year after diagnosis. This is why I find it very important to be aware of the risk factors that can increase chances of developing gullet tumors. With such poor survival rates awareness and prevention are highly important. [click to continue…]

7 Ways To Delay Your Period

woman thinking of solutions

With the hectic lifestyle of the 21st century, another surprising health problem arises in women. It happens more and more often that ladies feel the need of skipping their menses. They simply consider that they can’t allow themselves a few days of poor shape, because of the dynamic lifestyle that where living in right now. But is this healthy? Are there ways to delay your menstruation without shocking your body? You’ll be surprised about how many methods there are. But are the reasons strong enough to disturb the normal functioning of a female’s body? Read on and share your opinion about postponing a period! [click to continue…]

How To Prevent IT Band Syndrome

it band syndrome localization

Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS), also known as IT Band Syndrome, is a common sports injury among endurance athletes, mainly caused by overuse. This health problem manifests itself with an irritation of the IT band, which causes stinging pain on the outside of the knee. It usually occurs in long distance runners or biking enthusiast. You don’t need to be a professional athlete to suffer from IT Band Syndrome. Everyday sports enthusiast are also vulnerable to this type of injury. The good news is that, ITBS can be prevented by understanding the injury, knowing its main causes and taking some preventative measures. [click to continue…]

Evolution of Medical Devices and Future Prospects

blood glucose meter evolution

When people think of medical devices they usually picture the machines that doctors and hospitals use to detect, diagnose, and treat disease. While those items definitely fit the definition, the truth is that many of us use medical devices in our daily lives. The thermometer, you use to take your temperature, is a medical device, as are the glucose meter and the syringes that a diabetic uses to manage his disease. Eyeglasses, ACE bandages, and even your bathroom scale are also all considered medical devices. [click to continue…]

Botox Shots For Treating Multiple Sclerosis

botox shot for multiple sclerosis

MS or also labeled as disseminated sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that manifests itself with the inflammation of the inner lining of brain and spinal cord cells, which leads to permanent damage of the central nervous system. The main symptom is located in the damaged area and patients usually complain of numbness or e sensation of tingling. If the weakness is more severe multiple sclerosis leads to paralysis, urinary incontinence. [click to continue…]

7 Food Additives That You Should Avoid

unhealthy food additives on a label

Food is the 2nd most important need for humans, after oxygen. We ingest it several times a day, because it comes with vital nutrients, which give us energy and strength for performing our daily routine. With global population increasing day by day, our stores end up with larger quantities of preserved nourishment. Natural or synthetic substances, known as food additives, are added to many popular foods in order to extend their validity, improve taste, flavor, color or texture. These additives are printed on the food labels and are directly named or have specific code numbers. [click to continue…]

What Is Osler’s Disease?

teenager with osler’s disease

The complete name of this condition is Osler-Weber-Rendu disease and it’s a genetic disorder that causes abnormal vein growth. In smaller blood vessels these unhealthy developments are called telangiectases. This is why this condition is also known under the name of Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT). The sufferer develops red spots on the skin, experiences nosebleeds and many other symptoms that are caused by the dilating capillaries. This syndrome is inherited and on average parents pass the condition to at least one of two children. It’s very rare for the Osler’s disease to skip a generation. [click to continue…]

Can Syphilis Be Contracted From Lavatory Seats?

troubled couple because of syphilis

Syphilis is a dangerous sexually transmitted disease that can lead to serious health consequences if left untreated. It’s a bacterial infection that unfolds in three stages, if not timely detected. It starts with lumps which develop to ulcers. The second stage brings rashes, accompanied by fever and a general feeling of ill. Ultimately, syphilis can attack other organs of your body including heart or brain and can even lead to death. It’s very important to be informed about how syphilis is transmitted and know how to protect yourself from this nasty condition. [click to continue…]

15 Popular Herbs and Their Side Effects

a few popular herbs

Herbs are used in numerous alternative treatments and have hundreds of health benefits. However, it’s equally important to be aware that not all remedies are beneficial for everyone, as there are plenty side effects that you need to take account of. Conventional drugs load your liver with toxins and have plenty side effects, while plants are 100% natural and gentle with your body. However, herbs also contain powerful active substances that can cause more harm than good if combined with conventional treatments or if a patient suffers from a secondary disease. [click to continue…]