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Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are a common medical condition where enlarged veins emerge close to the surface of your skin. They generally appear in the thighs and calves due to poorly functioning valves that regulate blood flow or when the veins have weakened walls. Symptoms One of most common symptoms …

Teeth Whitening

Even though people spend millions of dollars on teeth whitening procedures, many of these treatments involve strong chemicals which make your teeth sensitive for a long time. A stunning smile can add to your self-confidence and make you feel livelier. However, discolored teeth can have a miserable impact …

Stress

Stress is a natural response to an unpleasant event and largely depends on how an individual copes with a situation. In terms of biology, stress is connected to the biochemical imbalances that are the consequence of a psychological disturbance. Chemically, the body’s goal is to keep equilibrium at …

Swelling of Feet during Pregnancy

Swelling of the feet and lower legs is quite common during pregnancy, particularly during the third trimester. It affects roughly 90% of pregnant women who may find it too difficult to stand or work for longer periods of time. This is also called edema or fluid retention in …

Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are caused by a number of factors. Pregnancy, weight gain or extreme weight loss and  puberty can stretch (or shrink) the outer layer of the skin, thus leaving evident reddish or purplish stripes on the abdomen, thighs, arms and other different body parts. As the skin …

Hangovers

Hangovers are a collection of signs and symptoms that occur after you have drunk large amounts of alcohol. While hangovers can occur at any time, they typically take place after a night of heavy drinking. The severity of the symptoms is linked directly with how much alcohol you …

Cholesterol

At normal levels, cholesterol is an essential substance in your body that plays a crucial role in normal functioning. Cholesterol aids the body in making new cells, produces hormones and also insulates the nerves. However, as cholesterol levels get too high, patients have a higher risk of a …

Dry Skin

Unfortunately, the cold weather outside and the heated interiors can make the skin prone to dryness, resulting in a flaky appearance. You do not need an expert to point out that your skin is dry. Simply look out for rough and scaly patches on your arms, back, legs …

Bed Sores

Bed sores – also called pressure sores or pressure ulcers — are injuries that develop on the skin as a result of immobility. This condition is quite common among elderly and senior patients but it may also affect patients who are bedridden, wheelchair bound or are suffering from a coma. …

Asthma

It is reported that roughly 30 million Americans suffer from Asthma. Asthma is a lung disease which is primarily caused by inflammation. It often leads to shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing and chest tightness. Most people who suffer from asthma often have a family history of allergies, such …

Acidity

Acidity is a common condition that occurs when the acidic contents of the stomach find a way up into the esophagus. The LES is a ring of muscles located in the digestive tract that serves as a barrier between the stomach and the esophagus. However, if the LES …

Allergies

The severity of allergy symptoms usually depends on the substance involved and usually affects the skin, airways, nasal passages and digestive system. Allergic reactions may range from mild to severe. In extreme cases, allergies can initiate life-threatening reactions commonly known as anaphylaxis. Individuals should avoid food substance or …

Anorexia

Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder that affects men and woman of all ages but it is primarily common among young women. Patients suffering from anorexia are desperately eager to lose weight and refuse to maintain a healthy body weight. While the exact causes of the condition remain …

Acne

Unfortunately, pimples and acne isn’t just a problem you face when you are in high school. Most adults are prone to acne breakouts and blemishes from time to time. However, if you have to worry about a zit popping from time to time, you are not alone. While …

Dark Circles under Eyes

Dark discoloration beneath the eyes, also known as dark circles is often a result of lack of sleep, aging, heredity, spending long hours working in front of the computer, excessive stress, unhealthy diet and prolonged crying. While dark circles is a not a serious problem, it makes one …