Sleep is a very important part of human existence. Sleep helps to repair, rejuvenate, and relax the body. People who do not get enough sleep can suffer from what is called, sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation is dangerous to the health because, it can cause minor health problems like, headaches at best or, severe health problems like brain damage at worse.
Photo Credit: FirstCry Prenatal screening is performed to determine whether the fetus is in danger of developing a genetic defect. These tests are non-invasive and require little time to complete. However, the diagnostic tests are invasive which makes screening is the first line of defense. If the results are positive, then a diagnostic test to confirm the birth abnormality can be considered.
Antenatal classes assist you in preparing for childbirth as well as teaching you how to care for and feed your baby. These classes will help you stay healthy, confident, and knowledgeable during your pregnancy and the postpartum period. Photo Credit: MedicineNet Antenatal classes not only teach couples how to cope with changes and provides them with coping techniques, but also allows them to meet new moms and dads who are also expecting a baby soon and this allows parents to feel less isolated and to share their experiences with others who may be going through similar difficulties.
Accordingly to Cleveland clinic, stomach ulcer occurs, when open sores, forms in the stomach or, first part of the small intestine. Stomach ulcers, also occurs when stomach acid damages the lining of the digestive tract. This simply means that, stomach ulcer is a open wound or, sore in the lining of the stomach.
Picture Credit: MedicineNet Dr. Isaac Ayodele, a public health specialist has explained various ways fasting can be beneficial to the body. Dr. Ayodele who launched a 14-Day Fasting Challenge on why its important for the body to go through the process of fasting especially for those facing issues of obesity, potbelly and type 2 diabetes.
Photo Credit: Healthline Pregnancy is an exciting time but it’s not always comfortable. While you’re expecting, hormone changes and a developing uterus can contribute to a number of symptoms that come with few minor symptoms for some women, while it can also cause more severe symptoms with other women.
Photo Credit: Woman's day Ovulation pain is a type of pelvic pain experienced by certain women during ovulation. The part of the menstrual cycle when an ovary releases an egg is known as ovulation. The fallopian tube contracts after the egg are expelled assisting it in reaching sperm for fertilization and during this process, blood and other fluid from the ruptured follicle may reach the abdominal cavity and pelvis causing inflammation.
Constipation is a medical condition that affects the intestines. It occurs when the large intestines are hardened as a result of getting stuffed with dry faeces. Source: MedicineNet The primary cause of this condition is mostly known to be chronic dehydration. When strong foods are consumed with no much water.
Photo Credit: MedicineNet A urinary traction infection (UTI) is a frequent illness that affects any component of your urinary system, including the urethra, ureters, bladder, and kidneys. Urinating frequently, experiencing pain while urinating, and experiencing pain in your side or lower back are all common symptoms.
Photo Credit: MedicineNet Mastitis is a swelling or lump in the breast that is accompanied by discomfort, tenderness, and redness. Acute mastitis is a typical complication for new mothers within three months of birth and sometimes it can affect both breasts. Mastitis in new mothers is caused by bacteria from the baby's mouth infiltrating the milk ducts of the breast through fine cracks in the nipples while breastfeeding.
Photo Credit: MedicineNet One of the many signs and symptoms of pregnancy is having a dry mouth. Saliva is required to keep our mouths moist and clean. Saliva also aids in the digestion of food and protects the mouth from bacteria and fungi. Our mouths are kept wet by saliva, but when we don't generate enough, our mouths become dry and painful.
There several types of diseases. Some of these diseases can heal themselves without treatment, some require minor treatments to heal while, other diseases are so severe that they require serious medical care to cure. Many sicknesses usually show signs. Unfortunately, the sign of some serious sickness are so minor that, we ignore them or, mistake them for something else.
Photo Credit: MedicineNet Morning sickness is a typical symptom of pregnancy that affects nearly all pregnant women in the first trimester. However, some women may suffer morning sickness throughout their pregnancy, but only a small percentage of them experience symptoms at night. The symptoms of morning sickness that occur after sunset are referred described as "morning sickness at night."
Photo Credit: MedicineNet Kidney stones can be excruciatingly painful especially if you're pregnant. While being pregnant does not raise your odds of developing kidney stones, it does make it more difficult to diagnose and treat them because of the danger of injuring the fetus. Although, majority of kidney stones disappear without treatment, some of them can be quite painful.
Photo Credit: MedicineNet Vitamin D is a very important nutrient needed for a healthy pregnancy. The body produces vitamin D in response to the sun and it protects the body against infections, and also ensures the healthy development of strong teeth and bones. Because most prenatal vitamins only contain 400 IU (10 mcg) of vitamin D, you may need to take a vitamin D supplement during pregnancy even when you eat fortified foods because it's difficult to get enough vitamin D from food alone.
As they say, knowledge is power. This saying also applies to our health. Having a knowledge of the warning signs of some particular diseases can be powerful enough to help treat and prevent some diseases from causing more harm to the body or death in severe cases.
A damage to the liver can be quite life threatening because the liver is among the organs life cannot survive without. The foods we eat are metabolized by the liver, detoxification is also carried out by the liver, the hormone called insulin which responds when there is an increase in the blood sugar levels to convert it to glycogen is also regulated by the liver.
Photo Credit: Synappse Health Gestational diabetes occurs during pregnancy when a woman's body is unable to produce enough insulin resulting in serious health issues. However, following a healthy diet can help to lower the risk of gestational diabetes. Here are 3 foods to include in your diet if you have gestational diabetes
Source: MedicineNet In everyone's stomach, there is what is called gastric gland that secretes gastric juice which contains two enzymes (renin and pepsin), the gastric gland also secretes hydrochloric acid(HCl) which create a medium for the two enzymes to act and also kill some bacteria in the stomach.
Source: MedicineNet Uterine fibroids is also known as Fibroids and it is also referred to as leiomyoma or mayoma of uterus. Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors tht grow abnormally in the uterus region. You should also note that, fibroids does not increase your chances of uterus cancer and they are not cancerous.