19 Home Remedies For Morning Sickness

It has been estimated that at least 70% of women suffer from mild to moderate morning sickness during their pregnancies. Morning sickness is the term given to acute nausea and vomiting that occurs in the first trimester of pregnancy. The word ‘morning sickness’ is quite a misnomer as the symptoms of morning sickness can last throughout the day. The nausea and vomiting occur due to the hormones circulating inside the body. The hormones progesterone and HCG cause the stomach muscles [...]

23 Cancer Symptoms And Types

Cancer is an uncontrolled growth of the body cells. There is a multiplication and death of normal cells according to the body's need. However, in cancer, the cells divide very fast and do not die. These cells form tissue lumps, known as tumors. In leukemia, the cells divide abnormally in the blood. Tumors grow and affect the functioning of body organs in a negative way. Benign tumors are the ones that do not move and have limited growth. Cancer [...]

7 Medications For Asthma

Medications used in asthma fall into two main classes: (1) Drugs that reduce airway inflammation (that is, anti-inflammatory agents), and (2) Drugs that reduce narrowing of airways or bronchospasm (that is, bronchodilators). To the first class of drugs belong glucocorticoids (steroids), leukotriene inhibitors, inhibitors of immunoglobulin E (IgE), cromolyn and nedocromil. To the second class of drugs belong beta-2 adrenergic receptor agonists and theophylline. However, bear in mind that in addition to taking medication for your asthma, it is important [...]

Hepatitis Causes, Symptoms And Types

Hepatitis Causes, Symptoms And Types

Hepatitis is a medical condition that affects the liver. The term is derived from the word “hepat” which means liver in Greek and “itis” which means a disease or disorder. Hepatitis is a widely encompassing term which refers to any type of swelling and inflammation in the liver. The liver is one the most important organs as well as the biggest in the human body. (more…)

16 Bad Breath Causes And Symptoms

Bad breath is also called as halitosis. It is one of the most embarrassing ailments and can cause ostracism and social ridicule. People suffering from bad breath often become social recluses. Young men and women out on their first date have become increasingly conscious about how they smell to their potential mate. People are known to suck on mints and brush their teeth just before an important assignment or meeting with a professional client. In order to understand bad breath [...]

15 Home Remedies For High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is also known as hypertension and is one of the modern lifestyle diseases that is fast gripping this world. It acts as a silent killer and is one of the major reasons for heart disease. Stress and hectic lifestyles are causing blood pressure in individuals to shoot up. The normal blood pressure in a human being is measured in terms of systolic and diastolic blood pressure. A normal count in a healthy adult is 120/70. A blood [...]

16 Home Remedies For Dry Skin

Dry skin requires a lot of special care and attention as it is easily prone to roughness, wrinkles and ageing. People with excessively dry skin do not respond very well to routine moisturizers and creams and therefore their skin needs special care and attention. Men and women world over spend humungous amounts on chemically laden creams and cosmetics not knowing the harm they do. (more…)

13 Home Remedies For Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a yellowish, fatty material that is found in blood as well as the walls of arteries. Cholesterol is of two types – LDL (Low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol and HDL (High Density Lipoprotein) cholesterol. HDL cholesterol is good cholesterol and is required for a healthy and fit heart. On the other hand, LDL cholesterol is the bad cholesterol that is primarily responsible for arterial plaque that causes a host of cardiovascular diseases. High cholesterol is the leading cause of [...]

Conjunctivitis Causes, Symptoms And Types

Conjunctivitis Causes, Symptoms And Types

Conjunctivitis is a medical condition that affects the eyes. The white part of the eyes is protected by a fine and delicate membrane called the conjunctiva. This membrane also lines the eyelids from within to create a cushion between the eyes and the eyelids and prevent friction. (more…)

14 Asthma Symptoms And Types

Asthma is a potentially serious medical condition that affects the respiratory organs. It is characterized by the inflammation and swelling of the bronchial tubes. The bronchial tubes are the wind pipes or the main airways through which oxygen is inhaled into our body. Such inflammation of the airways may or may not be accompanied by excessive mucus formation. The inflammation narrows the windpipes while the mucus blocks them even further. This can result in difficulty in breathing and great [...]

13 Hypertension Symptoms And Types

High blood pressure is also known as Hypertension in medical terms. It is one of the most common medical conditions that the modern human population suffers from. The normal blood pressure range for the average human being is 120/80 mm Hg. Anything over 140/90 mm Hg is considered to be a hypertensive state. The blood pressure measurement can be divided into two; systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure. The first or top measurement is the pressure that is [...]

Breast Cancer Causes, Symptoms And Types

Breast cancer is the term that is used to describe the proliferation and uncontrolled growth of the cancer cells in the human breasts. For women all over the globe, this condition has undoubtedly turned out to be one of the most dreaded ailments. Over the years, breast cancer has emerged as the second most common form of cancer, afflicting millions of women across countries. (more…)

Arthritis Causes, Symptoms And Types

Arthritis is a medical condition marked by mild to severe inflammation of any or all joints in the body. A joint can be defined as the juncture of two separate bones. Such joints include the knees, ankles, elbows, wrists, shoulders and arms and even the fingers and toes. The joints are not just the meeting point of two bones but also that of muscles and other tissue. The bones cannot just attach themselves to each other. They need the help [...]

9 Various Treatments For Sleep Apnea

Snoring is a common problem amongst young adults and elderly. Most of us don‘t think much about it unless it gets loud and disrupts our sleep. Sleep apnea, however, is a condition in which the person not only snore loudly but also faces sleep disruption because the breathing suddenly stops and starts again. The breathing is obstructed and becomes very shallow. These pauses can occur several times in a night and last for a few seconds. Over a period, you end [...]

Various Treatment Options For Jaundice

Jaundice is a symptom of several diseases, which primarily affect the liver. In jaundice the sclera (white portion of the eyes) and the skin of a person becomes yellow and severely pale. This happens due to the excessive circulation of a liver pigment called as bilirubin. The colour will vary depending on the quantity of bilirubin present in the blood. (more…)

10 Mouth Ulcers Causes And Symptoms

Mouth ulcers are also known as oral ulcers. They can develop anywhere in the oral cavity of a person. They often appear on the lips, inner linings of the cheeks, gums, palate and tongue. They might even develop along the inner lining of the throat. Most cases of mouth ulcers are extremely painful. This happens even if the ulcers are extremely small. Mouth ulcers usually take a few days to heal up completely. However, if they are open wounds, they [...]

16 Home Remedies For Cold And Flu

The common cold shows no signs of abating with millions of people suffering from it year after year. Unfortunately, for the common man, there is simply no escaping it. This is because of the presence of multitude viruses in the air. It has been estimated that thousands of different types of viruses can cause flu and colds. This makes it difficult to diagnose and treat the common cold. However, temporary relief and succour can be derived from home cures and [...]

Top Causes, Symptoms And Types Of Anemia

Anemia Causes, Symptoms And Types

Anemia is a condition in which the blood of a human does not have adequate quantities of red blood cells. The red blood cells have an active component called as haemoglobin, which helps to bind oxygen and helps to transport it successfully to the various organs and tissues of the body. In the absence of haemoglobin, oxygen is not able to reach the various organ systems. Absence of red blood cells and low haemoglobin counts lead to anemia. (more…)

8 Home Remedies For Anti Aging Skin

Aging is an unavoidable progression that every living being has to undergo in their life. Even though everyone is aware that biological aging is inescapable, the first signs of it in the form of fine lines and wrinkles on face worry us a lot. Many people are after expensive anti aging creams and lotions to disguise aging symptoms on face and most of them turn out to be ineffective. (more…)

Effective Treatments For Hypothermia

Hypothermia is a condition in which the body temperature falls below 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Even in moderate cases of hypothermia, the survivability is high if the proper medical treatment is administered. If you ever encounter hypothermia or come across someone who is suffering from hypothermia, certain first aid procedures must be followed until professional medical aid is made available. Between 90-95 degrees Fahrenheit, a full recovery is very much possible. In patients with severe hypothermia where the temperature falls below [...]

Diabetes Causes, Symptoms And Types

Diabetes Causes, Symptoms And Types

A metabolic disorder in which either the pancreas fail to secrete enough insulin to digest the sugar and help its assimilation in the body or the cells of the body become resistant to the insulin of the body, causing high blood glucose levels is termed as diabetes. It is estimated that around 250 million people in the world suffer from diabetes making it the second most common disease after heart disorders. (more…)

Causes And Symptoms Of Hypothermia

Hypothermia Causes And Symptoms

Our body maintains a constant temperature equilibrium in response to the environment. We sweat when we feel excessively hot. This helps the body to cool down. In extreme cold, the body shivers to generate heat. The normal body temperature of an adult is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. (more…)

7 Effective Treatments For Obesity

If you are more than 20% of your overall body weight, the condition can be defined as obesity. Nearly 1/3rd of Americans are obese. Increased westernization, fast and hectic lifestyles and the rise of the fast food industry has led to widespread obesity even in the developing nations. This has become a cause of concern, as it is predisposing people to a host of lifestyle diseases, cancer and even death. The treatment of obesity is largely successful if you are [...]

Pneumonia Causes, Symptoms And Types

A life threatening respiratory condition characterized by the inflammation of the alveoli of lungs, pneumonia occurs due to infection by an infectious agent such as bacteria or a virus. This disease is potentially life-threatening due to the fact that the bacteria causing this infection are now resistant to the former drugs used for the treatment. Causes of Pneumonia There are various factors and risks that may cause you to get infected. Listed below are a few of them. 1. Inhalation Hospital staff, nurses, [...]