1. You’ve noticed unpleasant skin changes Dark, velvety patches in the folds of skin, usually on the back of the neck, elbows, or knuckles, are often an early warning sign of too-high blood sugar levels. Although genetics or hormonal conditions can cause the skin disorder, called acanthosis nigricans, “when I notice the patches, the first thing I do is test my patient’s blood sugar,” says Sanjiv Saini, MD, a dermatologist in Edgewater, Maryland. “High insulin levels promote the growth of skin cells, and melanin, a pigment in these cells, makes the patches dark.” The test may show that the patient already has diabetes, but, more likely, [...]
A breast self-exam is a check-up a woman does at home to look for changes or problems in the breast tissue. Many women feel that doing this is important to their health
It is a step-by-step approach to examining (observing) and feeling the breasts. Others, however, prefer random checks and general awareness, such as checking while in the shower, getting up in the morning or going to bed at night – a less systematic approach.Aim :
The aim of a monthly breast self-exam is to report any detected changes to a health care professional [...]
There are many things that your eye color reveals about you. Did you know that no two people have the ‘exact’ sameeye color? Or what about he fact that every person with blue eyes can be traced back to the same ancestor that lived in the black sea region about 10,000 years ago? It’s true. Everyone alive today with blue eyes has a very specific DNA sequence. Some of you may already know that when babies are first born, [...]
Thyroid gland secretes hormone which plays a lot of important role in our body one important being to control metabolism. Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which our body secretes thyroid hormone more than reqiured. When the thyroid gland is overactive (hyperthyroidism) the body’s processes speed up and you may experience nervousness, anxiety, rapid heartbeat, hand tremor, excessive sweating, weight loss, and sleep problems, among other symptoms.
Symptoms: The symptoms of hyperthyroidism include the following:Fatigue or muscle weakness Hand tremors Mood swings Nervousness or anxiety Rapid heartbeat Heart palpitations or irregular heartbeat Skin [...]
Eating disorders are characterised by an abnormal attitude towards food that causes someone to change their eating habits and behaviour.
A person with an eating disorder may focus excessively on their weight and shape, leading them to make unhealthy choices about food with damaging results to their health.
Eating Disorders are also known as Anorexia nervosa; bulimia nervosa; binge-eating disorder; eating disorder – not otherwise specified.
Types of eating disorders:
Eating disorders include a range of conditions that can affect someone physically, psychologically and socially. The most common eating disorders [...]
If you are trying to have a baby or are just thinking about it, it is not too early to start getting ready for pregnancy. Preconception health and health care focus on things you can do before and between pregnancies to increase the chances of having a healthy baby. For some women, getting their body ready for pregnancy takes a few months. For other women, it might take longer. Whether this is your first, second, or sixth baby, the following are important steps to help you get ready for the healthiest pregnancy possible.Have a parenting talk:
Most of the experts and real moms we spoke with agreed [...]
Do you Feel tired all the day, even after taking enough of sleep. Your tiredness may actually point towards serious or any condition. Sometimes the cause of your tiredness is that your body is too tired to fulfill all the needs. Tiredness can decrease your efficiency of working and at the same time can increase your Stress. “If you’re still feeling the symptoms of fatigue after those changes, then you need professional help,” says Sandra Adamson Fryhofer, MD, an internal medicine doctor in Atlanta. Excess exhaustion could be the sign of a more serious medical condition that can be treated easily if diagnosed early.
Here are 7 Disease that may be the reason [...]