Fasting in Ramadan: Health Benefits & Hazards

As the Ramadan is here the question always comes up among the educated lot that is the fasting beneficial or injurious for health. In this section we discuss both pons and cons of Fasting in Ramadan and fasting otherwise, leaving the decision for the reader =) Month of Ramadan is about 29 or 30 days … Continue reading Fasting in Ramadan: Health Benefits & Hazards

Dengue Fever or Break bone Fever

Dengue fever (pronounced Den-gee) , also known as Dandy fever or Break bone fever, is a mosquito-borne infection that causes a severe flu-like illness. There are four different viruses that can cause dengue fever, all of which spread by a certain type of mosquito. Spread About 86 million people develop illness among 390 million who get … Continue reading Dengue Fever or Break bone Fever

Hypertension – Symptoms, Treatment & Diet

What is Hypertension? Hypertension means high blood pressure. Blood pressure values are defined as high when they’re above normal range. Remember not to take hypertension lightly. Always consult your doctor whenever there are any related symptoms of if you’re at risk of developing the disease. Start maintaing a chart of blood pressure, whenever you check … Continue reading Hypertension – Symptoms, Treatment & Diet

COPD – symptoms, causes and treatment

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory disease of lungs. It causes the obstruction in the normal airflow to and from the lungs. COPD includes: Emphysema Chronic bronchitis COPD is a common disease and through proper management, it can be prevented and controlled. The term chronic refers to long standing. Chronic obstructive pulmonary … Continue reading COPD – symptoms, causes and treatment

Acne – causes and treatment

Acne vulgaris, which we commonly know as acne only, is a disease of the skin with specific characters of its own like pimples (both papules or pustules), comedones (blackheads and whiteheads) and a greasy skin. Acne can be with or without scarring. Usually scarring results due to cystic acne or when the pimples are scratched … Continue reading Acne – causes and treatment

Top 10 diseases in USA

Men and women tend to have almost the same common diseases in USA apparently, except for suicide (more common in men) and the diseases exclusive to males or female. We’ll be discussing the most common disease reported in USA. This article includes the most reported diseases in hospitals resulting in hospital stay for various age … Continue reading Top 10 diseases in USA

Foot verrucae (causes, symptoms, prevention, treatment)

Verrucae (often misspelled as verrucas) are warts on the planter surface (sole) of the foot. These warts develop on the lower side of the feet and are generally harmless. If there are no symptoms like pain or discomfort then they can be left untreated, however if they’re spreading, associated with pain or any other symptoms … Continue reading Foot verrucae (causes, symptoms, prevention, treatment)

Dry Needling, what it is and what it does

Dry needling is a controversial treatment method and is also known as myofascial trigger point dry needling. It’s a technique in which needles are used to relieve pain and to achieve various other claimed health benefits. The needles used for dry needling can be either hollow core type or solid filiform too. What is dry … Continue reading Dry Needling, what it is and what it does

10 Weight loss myths exposed

Obesity and being overweight is a huge problem in this era of sedentary life style, specially in developed countries. Due to this reason, a lot of people are always trying to lose weight and thus fall trap to various myths and lies floating around regarding weight loss. In this article, we have compiled some of … Continue reading 10 Weight loss myths exposed