Symptoms of menopause can often last for many years

Symptoms generally start when a woman's estrogen levels begin to drop. This generally happens in 3-5 years before menopause begins

Symptoms of menopause can often last for many yearsMenopause is a natural biological occurrence signalling the end of a woman’s ability to reproduce. This happens with the end of her last menstrual period. Medically, menopause is said to happen 12 months after a woman menstruates for the final time. Menopause is a normal part of a woman’s life, just like puberty. Even though […]

Bleeding ulcers: Diagnosis and treatment

The term ulcer means a sore that doesn't heal quickly. Ulcers can occur almost anywhere on the body, usually resulting from injuries, illnesses, or infections. They can be short-lived or ongoing. Most commonly, when people refer to an ulcer, they are referring to peptic ulcers that develop in the digestive tract. The term peptic means it is related to acid

Bleeding ulcers: Diagnosis and treatmentPeptic ulcers may be in the stomach, the small intestine just below the stomach, or the food pipe above the stomach. Sometimes, peptic ulcers can bleed (known as bleeding ulcers). More severe bleeding, known as hemorrhaging, can be life-threatening. Minor bleeding in an ulcer, however, is usually not as immediately serious and may go unnoticed, […]

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 […]

#MentalHealthDay: 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

#MentalHealthDay: 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 […]

Suicide: One person dies every 40 seconds, reveals WHO

Progress in suicide prevention activities in some countries, but much more is needed

Suicide: One person dies every 40 seconds, reveals WHOThe number of countries with national suicide prevention strategies has increased in the five years since the publication of WHO’s first global report on suicide, said the World Health Organization in the lead-up to World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September. But the total number of countries with strategies, at just 38, is still far […]

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 […]

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 […]

Self-checks most reliable way to detect recurrent skin cancer

In a study including 581 patients with stage II melanoma and a one-year follow-up, around 40% patients detected signs of recurrence, either from a physical change on skin or through known symptoms like coughing blood

Self-checks most reliable way to detect recurrent skin cancerSelf-checks are the number one way to detect recurrent melanoma, outperforming technology and routine imaging tests, says a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. While melanoma is attributed to less than one percent of skin cancer diagnoses, it is the cause of most skin cancer deaths, according to SkinCancer.org. […]

Attention men: Osteoporosis no more common just among women

Brittle bones and its chances of breaking is not just common among women any more as the doctors have observed a steady rise osteoporosis among men too

Attention men: Osteoporosis no more common just among womenOsteoporosis is common in men, too, but it is a highly ignored health issue, say orthopaedic surgeons, who are seeing a rise in number of men with osteoporotic fractures. The surgeons say though the ratio of osteoporosis in men and women stands at 6:4, negligence and poor awareness among men has led to the late […]

Blood pressure above normal in youngsters linked to brain shrinkage, finds study  

For people in their 20s and 30s, having blood pressure above normal but below the level considered to be high blood pressure, may be linked to loss of brain volume, according to a study published in the January 23, 2019, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology

Blood pressure above normal in youngsters linked to brain shrinkage, finds study  People with blood pressure above normal were more likely to have a loss of volume in the grey matter in certain areas of the brain than people with normal blood pressure. Healthy blood pressure is less than 120/80 millimetres of mercury (mmHg). For this study, high blood pressure was defined as above 140/90 mmHg. “Previously […]
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