Parents: Call the doctor right away for these 4 symptoms

Many parents fail to understand how serious these four symptoms can be. They know that high fevers, cuts that bleed badly, lots of vomiting or diarrhea, bad injuries, or bad coughs need attention, but they don’t always understand the seriousness of these ones

Parents: Call the doctor right away for these 4 symptomsAs a pediatrician, I’ve talked on the phone with lots of parents of sick children. As I ask my questions and try to understand what’s going on and how I can help, there are a few symptoms in particular that I listen for. I don’t hear them often. Most of the time, it’s not serious […]

How to take care of unexpected heel pain and its causes

A tough band of tissue, called your plantar fascia, connects your heel bone to your toes. Plantar fasciitis is when this tissue is irritated. A stabbing pain at the bottom of your foot near your heel is the most obvious symptom, but that pain could start off dull and get worse over time

How to take care of unexpected heel pain and its causesDo your feet hurt when you take those first steps in the morning? Does the sharp pain come back after you sit or stand for a while? You could have plantar fasciitis — and if so, it’s a good idea to treat it ASAP. If you ignore it, it can change the way you walk […]

Abdominal pain at different locations means different conditions

Depending on where you feel discomfort, it could be a sign of different health conditions, including gallstones, stomach ulcers, kidney stones, pancreatitis, and constipation

Abdominal pain at different locations means different conditionsThere are many different types of abdominal pain, with some a lot more serious than others. Depending on where you feel discomfort, it could be a sign of different health conditions, including gallstones, stomach ulcers, kidney stones, pancreatitis, and constipation. When you begin feeling abdominal cramps and pain, try to determine what may have caused […]

These 8 signs indicate that your lungs maybe failing

The most common culprit of lung problems is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and surprisingly, it may be damaging your lungs too

These 8 signs indicate that your lungs maybe failing  When your lungs struggle, you struggle. It’s normal to think that lung disease would mess with your breathing patterns, but some of the symptoms aren’t that obvious. Your body can send out an SOS in many different ways. Recognizing these signals can help you treat your flagging lungs and breathe a little easier. The […]

4 common causes of eye pain

Eye pain can be attributed to a variety of causes. It is typically divided into conditions that affect the cornea, conditions that affect other parts of the eye, and conditions involving other areas of the body that cause pain to be felt in the eye area

4 common causes of eye painCommon causes of eye pain typically center around particular parts of the eye. These include the cornea, the white of the eye (sclera), and a thin layer that covers it called the conjunctiva. The colored part of the eye is the iris. The muscles that control the eye, the nerves, and the eyelids can also […]

Is your liver damaged? Here are key signs and symptoms to watch out for

Once a person progresses beyond early symptoms, damage to liver and its side effects become more serious. The American Liver Foundation explains people may have blood vessels leading livers to burst; toxins could build up in the brains and interfere with mental function

Is your liver damaged? Here are key signs and symptoms to watch out forWhen a liver is working well, it cleans the blood, helps digest food and fights infection. It is also a bit of a bodily superhero — much like Wolverine and Deadpool, it has the power to regenerate when it has been damaged, replacing old tissue with new cells. “Anything that keeps your liver from doing […]

Signs to identify leukemia every woman needs to be aware about

For adults, the typical age for leukemia onset is anywhere from 50 to 70, There are several "subtypes" of leukemia, which are defined by the kind of blood cells that mutate, and also by how early in the cell production process that mutation takes place

Signs to identify leukemia every woman needs to be aware aboutBelieve it or not, most of the new blood cells your body produces come from your bone marrow—a fatty substance found in large quantities in the bulbous, bulky ends of your bones. For those suffering from leukemia, one of these new blood cells mutates and becomes cancerous. It then starts to clone—or make copies of […]

Here are 5 ways to treat heartburn without medications

Despite its name, heartburn has nothing to do with the heart. Some of the symptoms, however, are similar to those of a heart attack or heart disease. Heartburn is an irritation of the oesophagus -- the tube that connects your throat and stomach. It's caused by stomach acid. Here’s how to find relief

Here are 5 ways to treat heartburn without medicationsMaybe you hadn’t planned on getting your total caloric intake for the day within the space of an hour, but now here you are: empty plate, super-full belly—and that burning has just begun. The holidays are notorious for scuttling moderation, thanks to jumbo family dinners, ample party buffets, and cheese-laden potlucks. But all of that […]

Here’s how parents can help prevent suicide in children

There are times when kids show clear signs of depression, but parents tend to ignore them or pass them off as usual mood swings. If there is a doubt that your child is being highly temperamental or suicidal, parents should immediately seek help from counsellors at school or a mental health expert

Here’s how parents can help prevent suicide in childrenIn recent times, due to the influence of technology, kids have become aloof and do not share much with their parents. It is at this time that the parents need to be cautious to identify signs that might lead to self-harm or worse, suicide. There are times when kids show clear signs of depression, but […]

Does your mouth feel like it’s on fire? You may have burning mouth syndrome

This condition has a capacity to bother an individual to an extent that they fall prey to depression, loss of appetite and disturbed sleep. It also leads to a scratchy sensation in the throat, anesthetised feeling, astringent taste and soreness

Does your mouth feel like it’s on fire? You may have burning mouth syndromeBurning Mouth Syndrome is a condition where a person may get a feeling of their mouth being on fire. This does not occur because of the consumption of highly spiced food. It puts the sufferers in a horrible condition as they experience a sweltering sensation of having drank or eaten something enormously hot. It brings […]
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