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 [...]
A period is part of a woman’s menstrual cycle. The menstrual cycle is the time from the first day of a woman’s period to the day before her next period. A period is a bleed from the womb (uterus) that is released through the vagina. It happens approximately every 28 days, although anywhere between 24 and 35 days is common.
Periods can begin when girls are between 8 and 16 years old, but usually start around the age of 12. They continue every month until the menopause (when a woman’s periods stop), which usually occurs between the ages of 45 and 55.
Heavy periods, also called menorrhagia, is when a woman [...]
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 [...]
SPIRIT – A healthy tongue is said to have spirit. The color is vibrant and vital and it moves with ease. BODILY COLOR – A pale-red or pretty pink color is considered healthy. It’s not too pale or too dark. This shows a healthy flow of blood reaching the tongue. BODY SHAPE – The tongue is supple, neither too flabby or too stiff. It has no cracks, does not tremble and is neither swollen nor thin. COATING – If there is a coating it’s thin and white. The coating will be a little bit thicker towards the root of the tongue. MOISTURE – The tongue is slightly moist, neither too [...]
Some disease are not that dreadly as they seems to be…. they can be cured easily if diagnosed at an early stageTheir course of disease and associated morbidity and mortality is significantly reduced if diagnosed early.Yes we are trying to emphasize the focus on early diagnosis and basically the screening programmes
Here are some screening test every female needs to undergo for safe and healthy life:Breast Cancer:
The earlier you find breast cancer, the better your chance of a cure. Small breast-cancers are less likely to spread to lymph nodes and vital organs like the lungs and brain. If you’re in your 20s or 30s, your health care provider should perform a breast [...]
Turning 40 is a milestone and often a time of transition.Your children may be growing up or you may be caring for your parents or considering a career change.
Get Yourself screened for certain ailments…So that you get time to fight against them…. ‘ prevetion is better than cure”
Prepare today so that you have a healthy and beautiful life ahead
Early diagnosis can change the final presentation of a lot of diseases… and can save one’s life
Checkups for people in their 40s and older include the following procedures:Body mass index (BMI) Blood glucose (sugar) — Under 45, ask your doctor. Starting at age [...]