Prostatitis

The prostate is the gland that produces the fluid which contains semen. Its size is often compared to a walnut and is located below the bladder. The main function of the fluid produced by prostate is to protect that semen as it travels to a female’s egg. Prostatitis occurs …

Obesity

Obesity occurs when a person has too much body fat. It also means that the person’s weight is higher or above to what is considered healthy for his height. Obesity is different from being overweight. Obesity is usually developed by consuming more calories that a person burns. These …

Moles

A mole is a small, dark brown spot on the skin that is caused by clusters of pigmented cells. It is generally harmless and commonly appears during childhood. In general, a person can have 15 to 40 moles all over the body, with almost every single mole appearing …

Kava Kava

Kava Kava, a medicinal plant that is related to the family of pepper. It has green and oblong shaped leaves with a short stem. It is a popular plant in the Western Pacific region where it is also called Piper Methysticum, Awa, Ava, Sakau, and Yaqona. Kava Kava …

Enlarged Liver

Enlarged liver, also called hepatomegaly, occurs when there is an increased in the size of the liver. Whatever the cause, an increase in the size of the liver is usually not felt by the patient. An enlarged liver is commonly detected by a physical exam conducted by a …

Hiccups

A hiccup occurs when the diaphragm involuntary contracts. The diaphragm is the muscle that separates the chest from the abdomen. The “hic” sound is produced by the sudden closure of the vocal chords. Hiccups can happen several times in a minute. It is often experienced as a result …

Cold Sore

Cold sore, also called fever blister, occurs when a group of blisters appears on the lip and mouth area. The surrounding affected area is usually red, swollen and painful. For some cases, the blisters may break and secrete a clear white fluid. Scabbing will follow for a few …

Horse Chestnut

Horse Chestnut, with scientific name Aesculus hippocastanum, is a flowering plant that belongs to the lychee family. Its seed, bark, flower and leaves are used to make various medicines to treat a wide range of health issues. However, this plant also contains high levels of a toxic substance …

High Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is defined as the pressure that is exerted on the artery walls as blood passes through them. High blood pressure or also called hypertension occurs when the arteries are experiencing too much pressure. People who have blood pressure measuring 140/90 mmHg or more are suffering from …

Garcinia Cambogia

Garcinia Cambogia, which is presently referred to as Garcinia gummi-gutta, is a tropical fruit that looks like a small pumpkin and has a pale yellow color. It primarily grows in India and other parts of Southeast Asia. It contains a chemical called hydroxycitric acid (HCA), which is linked …

Olive Oil

Olive oil is made by pressing olive fruits. It is commonly used as cooking oil for frying various foods. It is also a common ingredient in cosmetics, soaps, shampoos and medicines. The smell and taste of this wonder oil can vary depending on its origin. Nonetheless, its numerous …

Corns

Corns are thickened and hardened layers of skin developed by pressure, rubbing, force or friction. Corns are commonly seen in the hands, toes, and feet. For healthy people, treatment is done by simply avoiding putting pressure or friction on the affected area. Most of the time, treatment is …

Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis, also referred to as pink eye, is the inflammation of the conjunctiva, which is the thin tissue over the white part of the eye and the layer surrounding the eyelid. It is caused by bacteria and viruses the can spread easily from person to person. Although highly …

Skin Chafing

Chafing develops when the skin is irritated due to repeated friction against the skin of multiple body parts or other objects. The repeated contact causes redness, pain, and itchiness. Skin chafing commonly occurs in the inner thighs, stomach, nipples and armpits. Causes • Skin chafing can be caused …

Bursitis

Bursitis occurs when the bursae, which are small sacs filled with fluid that act as support or cushioning for muscles, tendons, and bones surrounding the joints, are inflamed. Bursitis can be very painful and commonly develops in the elbow, hips, and shoulder. Joints that are used for repetitive …