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The Common Cold is a mild viral infection of the nose, throat, sinuses, and upper airways caused by several distinct families of viruses such as the Coronavirus and Rhinovirus. An average adult may expect to get a cold approximately 2 – 4 times a year, while children may expect to get colds 3 – 8 times a year. Most colds last for 4 – 5 days, and while no cure is available for the common cold, over-the-counter medications may help reduce or eliminate your cold symptoms. Symptoms Colds result from a viral inflammation of the upper respiratory tract (nose to » » » [Read more]
A steroid is a hormone synthesized by the adrenal glands from cholesterol. All steroids contain a basic cyclopentanoperhydrophenanthrene ring structure. Biosynthesis of steroid hormones requires a series of enzymatic process that takes place inside the cell.
Poor posture, lack of proper equipment and incorrect ergonomics information are all contributing factors to an improper computer setup. You can see, as illustrated here, that working at a computer can cause a lot of distress in a number of different parts of the body. With that in mind here are some key things not to do: Avoid existing ergonomic guidelines unless they make scientific sense. Ergonomics should be based on fact, research, experimentation and theory using body mechanics as a base line. Remember that ergonomics is personal. What works for someone else may not work for you. Do not » » » [Read more]
Straining your eye muscles can produce a variety of symptoms. Because of that, eye strain can be a debilitating repetitive stress injury. Chronic eye strain may also be a significant factor in learning and attention problems. Furthermore, you may not even recognize some of these symptoms as “eye” problems. However, once you understand that these issues are symptoms of eye strain you are well on your way to treating eye strain or preventing eye strain entirely. Symptoms of Eye Strain Headaches Pain in the neck Back pain Spasms or twitches around the eyes Dizziness Lightheadedness Car sickness Nausea Blurred vision » » » [Read more]
Being beautiful is a piece of work. But it is a rewarding way to love yourself. Beauty of course is not just based on your physical appearance but as cliché as it is, real beauty comes from within. Here are some tips you can follow to achieve a healthy body and exude the beauty you have been dreaming of both inside and out. Get Enough Sleep Getting a good night sleep is one of the most effective way to de-stress yourself and let your body recover its lost energy. Studies also show that a good sleep can help you maintain » » » [Read more]
Contrary to popular believe, the purpose of ergonomically correct computer furnishings and accessories have very little to do with comfort; they have more to do with preventing repetitive stress injury. While comfort is certainly an important consideration, it is rather in the field of improved productivity where ergonomically correct workstations and equipment makes the most sense. Repetitive stress injury has been acknowledged as a threat to productivity for some time, but this condition is on the increase and more and more people, especially those that spend many hours each day in from of their computers, complain of debilitating pain and » » » [Read more]
A mass that arises from the pituitary gland is called a pituitary adenoma. It is usually benign. It is classified based on the size of the mass and the type of cells that predominate in the tumor. These tumors can be functioning or nonfunctioning. Their function is based on the type of cells that comprise them. Tumors that are less than 10 mm in size are called pituitary microadenoma while those that are more than 10 mm are called pituitary macroadenoma. A pituitary microadenoma does not usually cause symptoms because they are small and they do not impinge on the » » » [Read more]
Once you are diagnosed with diabetes, you are a diabetic for life. That’s often said and it is true. Diabetes mellitus is a lifetime illness that involves high blood sugar levels which promotes complications if neglected. But it is not the high blood sugar level that kills you, it’s the complication. Hence, being a diabetic, one needs continuing medical care to achieve target blood sugar levels to prevent these complications. The burden of diabetes is steadily increasing globally. Because of rapid urbanization, change in nutrition brought about by the increasing popularity of fast food due to the busy lifestyle of » » » [Read more]
Like the commonly known ailments, there are several treatments for repetitive stress injury. Below are some options that you can choose from to treat your strained muscle. 1. Rest Stop whatever you are doing that caused your condition. Of course it is impossible to stop working, so the best thing to do is take some break from your tasks. Relax for a bit. If you can’t do it while at work, then visit a massage therapist once in a while. Massage has long been known as a therapeutic technique that manipulates the soft tissues of the body. It provides calming » » » [Read more]
As it had been said for decades “prevention is better than cure”, surely there are ways we can prevent suffering from conditions related to repetitive stress injury rather than waiting for it to happen then going for the cure. RSI is defined as having muscles, tendons or joint tissues experience stress by means of movements or actions that is being done in repeated ways. Of course we can not do away from those things especially when it is by nature included in completing a work-related task, but there are ways to prevent it. Here are some ways you can do » » » [Read more]