It can be difficult to suspect that a friend has a health issue, as you may feel conflicted about how to proceed. On the one hand, you want to respect your friend's privacy — but on the other hand, you want to offer assistance if you're able. This situation can be uncomfortable if you believe that your friend has an eating disorder such as bulimia. However, to be a good friend, it's ideal if you can gently raise the issue in a non-judgmental manner and encourage your friend to get help.
30 April 2018
If you have asthma, then you know just how hard it can be to work around your condition at times. While other people seem to do just fine on a smoggy day, you may find yourself heading to the emergency room in the middle of an asthma attack. Also, you may be saddened by the fact that you can't own pets without it negatively affecting your breathing, or that there are a lot of cleaning supplies that you are unable to use around your home.
28 March 2018
Many people go through life not thinking too much about their colon or their digestive systems in general. However, one of the health screenings that is recommended for all people over 50 is a colonoscopy. When most people hear about a colonoscopy, they do not know what to think or expect, and this can fill them with fear or worry. To avoid feeling this way and to better understand colonoscopies, get to know some of the basic facts about a colonoscopy.
3 March 2018
When it comes to allergies, most assume that they develop in childhood or that they are present from birth. While many are allergic to certain foods, pollen, dander, and dust from birth, others develop allergies as they age. Adult-onset allergies may come as a surprise to those who develop them but they are more common than you may realize. The allergies that develop during adulthood can also run the gamut from mild to life-threatening.
18 January 2018
If you have fallen and can't get up, it could be due to an osteoporotic fracture. Osteoporosis is a condition in which your bones lose their density and become brittle. A simple fall or banging up against something may cause them to break. The most common spots for osteoporotic fractures are the hips, spine, and wrists. Your primary care physician or the emergency room doctor may refer you to an orthopedic doctor to help your bone repair.
30 November 2017
If you have been suffering with some embarrassing, confusing, and frustrating symptoms revolving around your genitalia, then you may have a condition called, Persistent genital arousal disorder. This condition is called 'PGAD' for short, and it is characterized by relentless and uncontrollable genital arousal that occurs spontaneously and is most commonly found in women. If you are interested in learning more about this condition, then you may find this article extremely helpful:
9 November 2017
Along the Indian ocean, the country of Kenya is situated and is called home by about 48 million residents. While the Kenyan area is known for some of the most naturally beautiful sites in Africa like Mount Kenya and Lake Victoria. However, deep in the cities of the populations in this country, there are health problems that are taking the lives of children on a regular basis. Lack of appropriate medical care, medications, and even clean drinking water have made it difficult to control some pediatric illnesses.
24 October 2017
If you've been confined to bed rest during your pregnancy, you're probably running out of things to do. Depending on how long you'll be on bed rest, your muscles could start showing signs of weakness by the time you deliver. If your doctor has given you orders to stay in bed unless you need to shower or use the restroom, you're not going to have the opportunity to get in a full exercise routine.
4 October 2017
Whether your breasts have always had a somewhat tubular appearance or have changed shape following the birth of a child (or children), you could find yourself spending hours shopping for supportive undergarments that will essentially squish your breasts into a more aesthetically appealing shape, or even winding up with upper back problems from hunching over due to self-consciousness. You may wonder whether augmentation is a viable option or if you have enough breast tissue to support rounder, more symmetrical breasts.
14 September 2017
One of the most challenging things about being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease is that it often takes a long period of sometimes debilitating symptoms before you get a diagnosis and treatment. If you've recently been diagnosed with Hashimoto's Disease, you may wonder what you can do to manage the antibodies and their effect on your body. Here's a look at what you need to know: What Do The Antibodies Mean?
15 August 2017