Category Archives: Health

For Men Aged 40 Years Old And Above

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The prostate gland is a male reproductive organ. Many men experience urinary changes as they age, which may be caused by inflammation or enlargement of the prostate gland. An enlarged prostate gland, however, does not always cause urinary problems. Troublesome urinary symptoms are rarely symptoms of prostate cancer.

How to Get Rid of Tonsil Stones

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Are you having issues with recurrent throat infections, bad breath, and pain when swallowing? You could very well be suffering from tonsil stones. Also known as tonsilloliths, tonsil stones are calcified debris that have become trapped within the crypts of your tonsils. There are many ways to get rid of these stones, but here are the top 5 methods: 1. Treatment with Antibiotics By visiting your doctor, they can treat the stones with antibiotics. This can help to an extent as many times the stones are composed of decaying food particles, which in turn promote the growth of bacteria. By » » » [Read more]

Deciding on Joint Replacement Surgery

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Joint replacement surgery is a decision that is to be taken after a careful consideration of several factors. Joint pain can be difficult to handle but how much it is affecting your daily life and whether it is responding to alternative treatments are just some of the key areas that need to be analyzed before going for the surgery.

Understanding Sugar Substitutes And Their Role

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Sugar substitutes are food additives that take the place of your regular table sugar, and are generally much sweeter. Usually helpful in weight management and diabetes, these substitutes also help fight tooth decay, and are effective in reactive hypoglycemia (drop in blood sugar level). Despite these advantages, sugar substitutes have many controversial questions that beg answers like whether their long term use affects health badly, how much of consumption is safe, and whether they really can function as real sugar replacements. A better understanding of sugar substitutes may help answer these questions. Common approved substitutes/sweeteners Aspartame – is 200 times » » » [Read more]

Signs and Symptoms of Asthma

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The number of cases of asthma in the world is rising at an alarming pace. Heavy urbanization and deteriorating weather conditions play a huge role in this. According to the report of the World Health Organization in the year 2013, it is estimated that 235 million people worldwide have asthma and about 250,000 deaths are due to asthma. Asthma also affects many children and is considered one of the leading causes of chronic illnesses in this population. It can develop at any age from infancy to childhood but many children have symptoms by the age of 5. Thus, it is » » » [Read more]

Ebola Virus Transmission And Treatment

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Ebola virus is the only virus in the Zaire Ebola virus species. It is considered to be the most dangerous of the five known viruses within the genus Ebola virus. Among these five known Ebola viruses, four are known to cause severe and fatal hemorrhagic fever in humans and other mammals. These viruses are known as Ebola virus disease. Both the virus and its species were earlier named on Zaire, a country where it was first described. Initially, it was suspected to be a new “strain”, which is closely related to Marburg virus. This virus is a part of virological » » » [Read more]

Which Health Problems Can Cause Blindness?

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Some people are born blind or partially-sighted, but often, loss of sight is linked to other health problems. Here are some health conditions which may result in partial or complete loss of sight: Cataracts Cataracts are one of the most common causes of lost sight. They form over the lens and cause the vision to become very cloudy and blurred. Cataracts can often be treated very effectively with surgery, but in severe cases, it may not be possible to save the sight. Cataracts tend to develop slowly and at first, the changes may be very gradual and hard to spot; » » » [Read more]

20 Tips to Combat Chronic Inflammation

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Inflammation is the immune system’s way of biologically responding to an injury or, in some case, an infection. In fact, it is the sign of a healthy immune system, but only initially. If your immune system goes into an overdrive, it could turn into a chronic inflammation. An inflammation can be acute or chronic. When acute inflammations go unresolved, they can enter a chronic phase. Chronic Inflammations are persistent and can be linked to serious conditions like cancer, heart disease and asthma. They can also lead to small ailments that can go unnoticed. Here is how you can treat those » » » [Read more]

What Are The Health Benefits of Massage?

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One of the best things about massage is that it offers a lot of great benefits. It can, for example, help relieve pain, increase muscle flexibility, improve circulation and even stimulate sexual performance. Although these benefits are not as effective as actual medical treatment, they are still quite helpful, which is why so many people turn to massage therapy whenever they are dissatisfied with conventional medical treatments. However, it’s also worth mentioning that there are different types of massages to choose from, and each of them offers something different and unique in terms of health benefits. Pregnancy massage is used » » » [Read more]

The Magic Number Of Calories to Lose Weight

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Now to begin with, the suggested daily quantity of calories for the most people is about 2000 – 2500 calories. The first thing that you need to do is to check how many calories a day you’re eating. To do this you have to start knowing the calories you are eating daily. Number 1 when you get started, don’t make any alterations in your diet but just keep track of how many calories you eat. After around a week, take the total number of calories from each day and average it out to learn your daily average. The easy way » » » [Read more]