Friday, 30 January 2015
The prostate is a doughnut- shaped gland with two lobes located at the bottom of the bladder, about halfway between the retum and the base of the penis. It encircles the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder out through the penis. This walnut-sized gland produces most of the fluid in semen.
The three most common prostate problems are : infection(prostatitis), prostate enlargement( benign prostatic hypertrophy) and prostate cancer.
Thursday, 29 January 2015
An ulcer is a sore or crater in the lining of the gastrointestinal tract. Most ulcers develop in the stomach or in the upper part of the small intestine. Ulcers develop when something damages the protective lining of the gastrointestinal tract. This allows stomach acid and enzymes to eat away at the wall of the stomach or upper small intestine.
Heartburn is caused by stomach acids backing up into the lower esophagus, the tube that leads from the mouth to the stomach. The medical term for heartburn is gastroesophageal ‘reflux disease. The acids produce a burning sensation and discomfort between the ribs just below the breastbone. Another symptom is sour or bitter fluid backing up into the throat or mouth. It can occur after overeating and sometimes in reaction to medications.
Heartburn if experienced now and then may not be something to worry about, however, months of constant heartburn can injure the esophageal lining.
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
SIMPLE WAYS TO REDUCE YOUR FAT IN-TAKE AND EAT WELL
· * Choose lean poultry and fish.
· Remove all visible fat before cooking. Poultry skin may be removed either before or after cooking.
· Broil or bake instead of frying.
· Reduce serving sizes to two or three ounces and don’t take seconds.
· Replace some meat with beans and grains.
· Use skimmed milk .
Cholesterol is a waxy substance that is produced by the human body and is also found in animal products .Cells need cholesterol to function. Unfortunately, any excess cholesterol in the blood builds up inside the arteries. Cholesterol deposits are major causes of heart attacks and strokes. A high cholesterol level in your blood is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. The higher your cholesterol level, the higher the risk, however not every cholesterol is bad.
Hormone therapy, also called hormone replacement therapy means when a woman is given estrogen or estrogen with progestin to help her cope with or relieve her of the symptoms of menopause or peri-menopause, which include, vaginal dryness, hot flashes, mood swings, brittle bones, to mention a few, which are all as a result of lower hormone levels.
Monday, 26 January 2015
The skin is the largest and most cared for organ in the human body, particularly in women. It is a treasure which attracts the most attention in the day to day life of people. As a living tissue, the cells on the surface of the skin have to be replaced with new cells all the time as they die due to ageing and constant exposure to environmental factors.
Often, women find it out-rightly difficult to understand men. They think they have it all figured out, but without any warning, the man pulls out of the relationship, leaving the woman looking in from the outside. These tips should help you decode if he really cares.
Tuesday, 20 January 2015
· For every 100,000 women, about twenty five will suffer from breast cancer.
· Every woman whether young or old is at risk of breast cancer. It is easier to treat all cancers, including breast cancer if discovered early through routine self-examination, mammography, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging. In other words, check yourself regularly and see a doctor if you notice anything strange.
· Statistics reveal that about 1% of men have breast cancer. When they do, it is more deadly because men's breasts are smaller and have fewer nerves in them. So it is not an exclusively female disease.
To begin with, it is very crucial that you settle this in your mind once and for all ; wealth is not about spending money but about making it. Those who make money are those who add value by creating products and services. The key to creating wealth is simple. It is called ‘adding value’. Successful and wealthy people are those who are always looking for ways to add value in some way to a person, a company, a nation, a product or a service. They seek to make life better by adding value, they seek to maximize the opportunities in every problem and you can join them by replicating the same thing.
Breast cancer is widely perceived to happen among women, but the truth is that though breast cancer may be rare in men, it still happens. After all, men have breast tissues too. Research has it that the overall ratio of female to male breast cancer is about 100 to 1. This may sound like a small number but the reality is that 390 men die out of 1,970 diagnosed
To love and be loved is certainly a good feeling. We all long for love and this begins from when we are babies and it continues till we reach our senior years. No matter how one looks at it, love is like air that we all thrive on. The surprise is that it has been proven that apart from its physical benefits, there are several medical benefits of love
Saturday, 17 January 2015
For most city dwellers, stress is so commonplace that it has become a way of life. Stress isn’t always bad. In small doses, it can help you perform under pressure and be at your best. But when it goes beyond a certain point, it starts causing major damage to your health, mood, productivity, relationships, and quality of life. At that point, believe me, you are stressed.
Friday, 16 January 2015
Not all abuse is physical in nature and may not necessarily involve sores and bruises, some are verbal or silent. Emotional abuse is often very destructive and harmful, leaving the victims with unseen pains and scars that would take years and years of counseling to overcome. Regrettably, because there are no ugly scars or bruises, society doesn’t lend as much credence to emotional abuse as it should, and even the victims play down on this ill.
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
Tuesday, 13 January 2015
Friday, 9 January 2015
Wednesday, 7 January 2015
OSTEOARTHRITIS IS A BREAK DOWN OF THE JOINT CARTILAGES WHICH IS MOST COMMON IN WOMEN AND MEN BETWEEN THE AGES OF 45 AND 90. SYMPTOMS INCLUDE PAIN, STIFFNESS AND SWELLING. IT IS COMMONLY FELT IN THE FINGERS, HIPS AND KNEES.