Cholera Information – Causes & Symptoms

What is Cholera? Cholera is an infectious condition which leads to severe watery diarrhea causing dehydration. It may also result in death if left untreated. Having food or water contaminated with Vibrio cholerae, a type of bacteria causes cholera. Cholera is more common in places having poor sanitation facilities, crowding, famine and war. Even though measures are taken to eradicate this disease, still it poses a great threat to mankind in different parts of the world. World Health Organizatio...

Removing Earwax causes more harm than benefits

Are you removing earwax more often from your ears? Doctors warn that it causes damage to your ears. To clean and protect the ears, your body produces earwax. The American Academy of Otolaryngology has issued an updated clinical practice guideline. According to this guideline, the ear wax helps to collect dust, dirt & other matter and prevents them from getting into the ear. Seek Medical Attention or leave it alone if earwax builds up People have an inclination to clean their ears as they f...

Lupus Diagnosis and Lupus Treatment

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Our immune system helps to fight off bacteria, viruses and other antigens by producing antibodies. But in a person having lupus, your immune system is unable to differentiate between your body's healthy tissues and foreign invaders. It produces auto-antibodies that damages and destroys your own tissues and organs. The symptoms may vary depending upon the area affected and many times resemble the symptoms of other conditions. Hence lupus diagnosis is complex and very challenging. How to Diagnose...

Early Signs of Lupus and Lupus Symptoms

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A wide range of lupus symptoms may occur as the disease can affect different organs of your body.  Symptoms of lupus varies from individual to individual. Some may have few mild symptoms while others may have many severe symptoms. Early signs of Lupus Lupus symptoms may start in early adulthood, from the teens till the 30s. People with lupus usually have at times flare-ups of symptoms immediately followed by periods of remission just like some of the autoimmune diseases. This is the reason ear...

Understanding Lupus Causes

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Lupus is an autoimmune disease in the sense that your immune system attacks different parts of your body instead of attacking antigens like bacteria, virus etc..  Lupus causes in most cases in not known. However it occurs as a result of combination of different factors, both inside and outside the body. The factors which may cause lupus include hormones, environmental and genetic factors. Lupus Causes Hormones Hormones are the body's chemical messengers that regulate many of body's functions....

What is Lupus & How common is Lupus?

Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease. It is an autoimmune disease in which your body's immune system can attack your own tissues and organs. What is Lupus? Normally, your body produces antibodies which are proteins as a means of protection from bacteria, viruses and other antigens. But in a person suffering from this condition, the immune system is unable to differentiate between the antigens and tissues & cells in the body. As a result, the immune system creates auto antibodies which a...

Prenatal Vitamins & Pregnancy

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A healthy balanced diet is very essential more so during pregnancy. In order to help cover any nutritional gaps in the mother's diet, prenatal vitamins play a vital role. The prenatal vitamins contain vitamins as well as minerals. The iron, calcium, folic acid and iodine present in them are very important. Iron, Calcium & Folic Acid Neural tube birth defects which affect the brain and spinal cord of the fetus can be prevented by taking folic acid. The birth defects of the neural tube can d...

Basic Understanding of Thyroid Problems

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The thyroid gland has an influence on all the metabolic processes in your body by means of the hormones it produces. Thyroid problems can vary from a small enlarged gland that requires no treatment to life threatening cancer. Abnormal production of thyroid hormones is one of the most common thyroid problems. Over production of thyroid hormone leads to a condition called as hyperthyroidism. On the other hand, less than normal production of the thyroid hormone results in hypothyroidism. Even th...

Iron Rich foods for Vegetarians

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Iron as a mineral is present in many foods. It is also added to some processed foods or even taken as dietary supplements. Iron rich foods are important to our diet as they help to fight anemia arising due to iron deficiency. Iron deficiency anemia is a condition in which the RBCs are lower in number due to little iron available in the body. Your body cannot produce enough hemoglobin due to low levels of iron. Hemoglobin is a substance present in RBCs that carries oxygen to the cells. About 3...

Your Kids Healthy Eating Habits

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Maintaining a healthy weight and normal growth is important in children. By teaching your kids healthy eating habits and following them yourself helps in raising healthy kids. Children pick up eating habits from adults. Hence picking up good eating habits when they are young will help them to lead a healthy lifestyle when become adults. The important aspects of healthy eating in kids are portion control and cutting down the amount of fat and sugar in your kid's diet. In order to promote a hea...