Understanding the Basics of Hay Fever

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What is Hay Fever? Allergy characterized by exaggerated immune response to pollen grains and other substances is known as Hay fever. It is also known as allergic rhinitis. It is basically of two types, seasonal and perennial. The allergy which occurs during the time of the year when certain plants pollinate is seasonal and which occurs throughout the year is perennial. If you suffer from this kind of allergy during spring, you are probably allergic to tree pollen. In summer, grass & weed...

Diabetes – Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Diabetes can be described as a group of metabolic diseases. It is a condition in which a person has high blood glucose levels for prolonged periods. Doctors often refer to it as "Diabetes Mellitus". The high blood sugar levels are due to inadequate insulin production in the body. Or it  could be due to the inability of the body cell's response to the insulin produced. Diabetes is a chronic disease. If left untreated, then it can lead to serious complications. Patients with this condition ofte...

Obesity in Children – Its Causes & Prevention

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Sedentary lifestyles has led to the rise of obese or overweight children worldwide. According to a report, one in every five children are obese or overweight in the US. Obesity in childhood is associated with fewer health risks compared to adulthood. But overweight children are at a high risk of becoming overweight or obese adults. This will place them at a higher risk of developing chronic diseases like diabetes, heart related problems later in life. Being obese in the childhood and during t...