Archive | July, 2016

exercise headache

How to manage an exercise headache

An exercise headache is a type of headache in which a person suffers while performing vigorous activity or after a particular activity. These activities could be running, exercising, jogging, tennis, weightlifting and swimming. Young adults and adolescents are susceptible to exercise headaches. Exercise headaches happen when the vessels of blood found around the brain becomes […]

menstrual cramps

How to get rid of menstrual cramps

Menstrual cramps are caused by a hormone-like substance known as prostaglandin that results to muscle contraction during menstruation. Cramping causes a dull throbbing pain felt in the lower abdomen and spreads to the lower and thighs. Cramps usually disappear after 1-3 days of the period, but some women can feel cramps before the start of […]

baker’s cyst

Knee joint conditions: How to treat baker’s cyst

Baker’s cyst or popliteal cyst is a sac with fluid or cyst found behind the knee joint that cause pain, tightness or stiffness of the knee. It becomes worse when moving the knee around or performing physical activities. An accumulation of synovial fluid which lubricates the knee joint can result to swelling and protrusion and […]

bird flu

Treatment for bird flu

Bird flu is an infection caused by influenza virus. This condition does not affect humans, but sometimes it can and can be a serious condition. People infected with the virus had close contact with infected birds and this infection can spread from one person to another. Common symptoms of the bird flu Fever Sore throat […]

oral thrush

How to get rid of oral thrush

Oral thrush is also called candidiasis which is a condition where the fungus candida albican accumulates in the lining of the mouth. Candida is a normal microorganism present in the mouth but sometimes they can grow excessively and trigger symptoms. Oral thrush causes the development of cream white lesions usually found in the tongue or […]

dry socket

How to treat a dry socket

Dry socket is also known as alveolar osteitis which is a painful dental problem. It develops 4-5 days after a wisdom tooth extraction. The socket is the hole in the bone where the tooth has been extracted and a blood clot will form to protect the bone and nerves underneath. Sometimes, the clot can dissolve […]

edema

Measures in treating edema

Having swollen feet and ankles is called edema. Edema involves swelling due to the presence of excess fluids trapped in the tissues of the body. It can be caused by pregnancy, medications and underlying diseases such as kidney disease, heart failure and cirrhosis of the liver. Symptoms of edema The skin becomes stretched and shiny […]

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