Reasons why your cough won’t just go away

Sick and tired of your cough that doesn’t seem to want to go away? There are many different possible reasons why your cough is not improving, and some of the most common ones are the following

Reasons why your cough won’t just go awayDehydration One of the smartest things you need to do each time you have the common cold or flu is drink plenty of water in order to loosen thick mucus in the airways, allowing them to be coughed up. If you’re dehydrated, your body is going to have an extremely difficult time getting rid of […]

Do you experience a sour taste in your mouth? Here are some possible causes

A bitter or bad taste in the mouth can be a normal reaction to eating pungent or sour foods. However, when the taste lasts for a long time or happens unexpectedly, it can be concerning

Do you experience a sour taste in your mouth? Here are some possible causesDo you notice a sour taste in your mouth that bothers you between meals? Or is your appetite suffering because your food just doesn’t taste as good as usual? What exactly causes that? Family medicine physician Amber Tully, MD, discusses the seven most common reasons it might happen, and when you can do something about […]

5 signs your sore throat could be serious 

Often we are tempted to treat a sore throat at home but it can be a symptom of something far more serious

5 signs your sore throat could be serious A sore throat is a common health complaint, especially amongst children. While most sore throats are a result of a cold or flu virus, hay fever or other allergies, they can also be a symptom of a more serious condition It is recommends seeing a doctor as soon as possible if any of these factors […]

Simple and effective tips to avoid overeating

If you are bored and have nothing to do, do you look at what is in the fridge? If so, you are in good company. According to research mostly people eat out of boredom and not because they are hungry. Such behaviour soon shows up on the weighing scales. It is difficult but not impossible to break this habit

Simple and effective tips to avoid overeatingSelf-control is a struggle for many people, especially when it comes to food. Eating too much in one sitting or taking in too many calories throughout the day are common habits that can be hard to break. Over time, eating too much food can lead to weight gain and put you at risk of chronic […]

Marathon runners, here’s how you can avoid dehydration and over-hydration

A marathon runner’s sports performance is highly efficient when the runner is adequately hydrated. An excess or deficit of fluids can lead to fatal consequences

Marathon runners, here’s how you can avoid dehydration and over-hydrationRunning creates excess heat. This leads to sweating, a coping mechanism of the body to cool down. The blood fluid becomes thicker as a result of the decline in fluid content in the body. Greater force is required to pump blood through the veins. This overloads the heart eventually leading to a heart attack. “When […]

Are you always feeling thirsty? Know the reasons behind it

Excessive thirst is usually not a serious problem. But in some cases, it may be a sign of an underlying condition. Here are some possible reasons to explain it

Are you always feeling thirsty? Know the reasons behind itAre you constantly feeling parched? While it is nothing serious in most cases, excessive thirst could indicate an underlying health problem in some cases. Dehydration “The main reason people feel thirsty is because they are dehydrated, they are not drinking enough water,” Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., a family doctor at One Medical in Phoenix, Arizona. She […]

Fact or fiction: Know which hangover cures actually work

It seemed like a good idea at the time. But a few drinks with friends turned into a few more, and the next morning you’re not feeling so well. Is there anything you can take to help?

Fact or fiction: Know which hangover cures actually workIt’s a common misconception that hangovers are mainly the result of dehydration. An evening of heavy drinking can lead to inflammation of the stomach and intestines, poor-quality sleep and the production of toxic substances that lead to vomiting, sweating and an increased heart rate. Research also suggests that hangovers can hamper the ability to concentrate […]

Morning sickness: Here’s how you can deal with vomiting during pregnancy

More than half of pregnant women have nausea and vomiting, especially during the first trimester. Despite its name, you can have morning sickness any time of day. It doesn't mean your baby is sick, and it doesn't hurt you or your baby

Morning sickness: Here’s how you can deal with vomiting during pregnancyMorning sickness is also known as nausea gravidarum, nausea/vomiting of pregnancy (NVP), emesis gravidarum, and pregnancy sickness. For many women, the symptoms of morning sickness are their first signs of pregnancy. It is something that almost every pregnant woman has to go through, at least for the first three months. “Up to 70% of expectant […]

Here’s why your feet are always dry, cracked, and peeling

Your feet aren't exactly pleasant to look at, but rough, peeling skin makes them look that much worse. But the problems can stem from beyond pounding the pavement. Read on to discover six reasons why your feet are always dry, cracked, and peeling

Here’s why your feet are always dry, cracked, and peelingDehydration Dehydration can make you tired, decrease your metabolism, contribute to break outs, and cause your feet to peel, too. “If you’re not hydrated enough, your skin starts to flake off everywhere on our bodies,” Dr Pruthi says. Remember: Water is your friend. Fungal infections According to Dr Rebecca Pruthi, a doctor of podiatric medicine […]

Here’s how you can recognise the signs of elevated blood sugar levels

In some cases, the constant tiredness could also be accompanied by pain in the abdomen, numb toes and tingling fingers

Here’s how you can recognise the signs of elevated blood sugar levelsHyperglycaemia is a term describing excess levels of glucose or sugar in your blood, a defining characteristic of diabetes. It can be caused by a variety of reasons such as skipping insulin, dietary patterns, activity levels, or certain kinds of illnesses. Mildly elevated levels are typically not a cause for concern. But notably high blood […]