Hysterectomy comes from the word “hystera” which means “uterus”—the body part that symbolizes womanhood. We often see the word, hystera combined with other suffixes indicating to words related to the uterus. The main function of the uterus is to accept the fertilized ovum to be implanted on its walls to be nurtured. The uterus becomes the home of the fetus, nourishing and protecting the baby all throughout pregnancy. This function makes the uterus a very important body part to women. We all know that men are women are alike except on the physical attributes. Only women have uterus and only women can bear a child. Continue reading
Seasonal depression is also known as seasonal affective disorder, winter depression, summer blues or winter blues. This type of depression affects individuals only at the same time or season each year but they are seemingly normal throughout the year. Clinically, medical experts are quite skeptical about this type of depression however, there is an increase number of an individual who may feel depressed during specific times of the year. Continue reading
“Am I pregnant?” That is the first question that pops up when you miss your menstruation, especially when you have a regular cycle. Due to this, many pregnancy testing kits have been available in every drugstore with a wide range of brands and cheaper prices to choose from. Many times, we have a negative pregnancy test result but still, we do not menstruate. This becomes an automatic question when a person is expecting to be pregnant but what are the other reasons why a woman may have a missed period or a delayed menstruation? Don’t be too much alarmed. Although pregnancy is the most common cause for a missed period, pregnancy cannot be automatically confirmed overnight. You also need a couple of things like blood test, a pregnancy test, or an ultrasound to have it confirmed. The age of information technology made us all want to have instant answers and instant everything’s but it always pays to be patient and knowledge is the key. Here are some of the causes why you miss having a period. Continue reading
The whole pregnancy experience can be different from one woman to another. Aside from the many physical changes that a pregnant woman may encounter, there are also psychological changes that matter in the care of a pregnant mother. Disturbed body image can be a problem if not addressed correctly. So you have a big tummy that is announcing to the whole world that you are going to bear a child soon. You want to be proud to everyone but you are worried about how you look. Many pregnant mothers do not like to have their pictures taken because of disturbed body image while in pregnancy. They feel fat, they feel heavy, and they can see that a lot of changes are happening to their skin. Know the usual skin changes that may be a problem during pregnancy. Continue reading
Read your labels. Have you ever fathomed the marvel of the supplements that you take each morning? Many of us are regular patronisers of food supplements because of the very reason that we want to keep an optimum health status for a longer life. The B vitamins are famous and can always be seen in the information of multivamins bottles and because of the growing and available knowledge about nutrition at hand, we always want to track of what foods and supplements to take to keep a healthy body. Continue reading
Depression is a silent enemy that creeps into the lives of about 20 M adult Americans annually. It is comparable to rust that corrodes the inner lining of a water pipe. Depression slowly bears down on individuals but it is common for them to just ignore it because they have this notion that it is natural for them to feel that way during trying times. But there are some people who know better and seek professional help.
Over 120 million people worldwide suffer from anxiety and debilitating depression. Worrying can be helpful when it spurs you to take action and solve a problem. But if you’re preoccupied with “what ifs” and worst-case scenarios, worry becomes a problem of its own.
Unrelenting doubts and fears are paralyzing, not motivating or productive. They sap your emotional energy, send your anxiety levels soaring, and interfere with your day-to-day life—all this with no positive payoff! The good news is that chronic worrying is a mental habit you can learn how to break. You can train your brain to stay calm and collected and to look at life from a more positive perspective. Continue reading
5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), also known as oxitriptan (INN), is a naturally occurring amino acid and chemical precursor as well as metabolic intermediate in the biosynthesis of the neurotransmitters serotonin and melatonin from tryptophan. Tryptophan is an amino acid that converts to 5 HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) which then can convert to serotonin, an important brain chemical involved in mood, behavior, appetite, and sleep. Low serotonin levels may lead to addictive behavior such as gambling or other habits caused by weak will power. Serotonin is known as 5-HT, or 5-hydroxytryptamine, and is found in many places in the body particularly the brain, gastrointestinal system, and blood cells. Once serotonin is made, the pineal gland is able to convert it at night into melatonin, the sleep-inducing hormone. Tryptophan, 5 HTP, and melatonin are available for sale as dietary supplements, but not serotonin. Continue reading
Cigarette smoking can be really addictive and can become habit forming. Bad habits don’t change overnight. Quitting is a difficult task. The cold-turkey stage can be a tremendous nightmare. Many substance abusers often go back to zero. We all know that cigarette smoking is one of the many causes of death due to cardiac diseases, pulmonary diseases and several cancers. Cigarette smoking predisposes a person to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis. Hypertension, heart attacks and strokes are results of unhealthy lifestyles. Cessation of tobacco smoking results in a lower rate of cardiac events. A positive attitude is most likely needed in order to achieve good outcomes in quitting. Participating in an educational class, support group, or behavioral program can gradually change your habits and outlooks in life and health. Continue reading
People nowadays want to look slimmer. Everybody wants to have an ideal body weight. To many people, fashion dictates what weight they should be in. Slimmer people are thought to be sexier, have more choices on what to wear, have better self-esteem, and most importantly, more attractive and happy in their lives. The definition of being sexy differs from one race and culture to another. People have different perspectives about how they look and feel. Continue reading