The urinary system is also known as the excretory system. The urinary system is consisted of two kidneys, two ureters, the urinary bladder and the urethra. The function of the urinary system is to produce, store and excrete urine and waste products from the body Continue reading
A pregnant woman experiences several changes in her body. Along with the many changes happening in the woman’s body are some discomforts and special needs. Both the health of the mother and her child needs care and attention. A healthy pregnant woman should achieve homeostasis or balance as a non-pregnant woman should. Prevention of any disease is always better than cure.
One of the common problems encountered during pregnancy is the problem in elimination of bowels. It is a common problem but doesn’t mean that every pregnant woman should undergo this burden. Continue reading
Nasal congestion is usually brought about by upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) or allergic reactions. Some causes are the extreme weather, viral infections, allergens, and even environmental stressors. These result to inflammation in the nasal cavity, thus congestion that makes it very difficult for you to breathe. Other symptoms like eye puffiness, dark circles around the eyes, itchy nose, runny nose, stuffy nose, sniffles, wheezing, bronchitis, hives, eczema, and asthma tend to accompany nasal congestion.
Constipation is a frequent gastrointestinal difficulty with irregular bowel movements of less than thrice a week with dry and hard stools. It can also describe of having difficulty in passing of stools. Constipation could be considered as severe if there is no bowel movement within one week. Constipation can be divided into two Continue reading
Protein is known to make you full longer during weight loss plans. It also facilitates muscle repair and muscle mass increase. These are the main reasons why many people opt for the high protein diet. This diet is also known as the “Drinking Man’s Diet”, “Carbohydrate Counting Diet”, and “Atkin’s Diet”. More animal sources of protein are taken in large amounts with some fruits and vegetables to supply a minimum amount of carbohydrate. The high protein diet runs under the principle that there still has to be a carbohydrate source to provide an immediate energy source. Since the carbohydrates in this diet is only very minimal, then your body will use the stored fats as the energy source. This will enable you to lose much weight.
As the standards of health rise, more and more people resort to alternative medicine for their organic ingredients. Scientific researchers continue to discover and develop many plants so that they may be able to harness their health benefits.
What Is Pain?
Everyone had experienced pain in their life. Pain comes in many different forms. The perception and tolerance of pain vary widely from individuals and to cultures. Some people may have higher pain tolerance than others. Pain can be synonymous to suffering for many people. Pain is a sensation that hurts. It can be really hard to describe pain as it varies from individuals. A pain can be stabbing, sudden, intermittent, throbbing, pinching, or aching. Pain can be acute or chronic. Pain can be mild, moderate or severe. Assessment of pain is vital to treatment and management.
Bowel obstruction is a condition wherein your intestines may be blocked either completely or partially. This makes your bowel move in an abnormal manner, which makes it very difficult for those who have it. The patient may experience diarrhea (partial obstruction), constipation (complete obstruction), vomiting, bloating (gas accumulation), and abdominal cramping. This is a very inconvenient health problem to have that may be caused by cancer, severe constipation, (IBS) inflammatory bowel disease, intussusception, hernia, diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease, surgical scars, and tumors. Continue reading
Anything that causes blockage to the intestines, causing dysfunction and dysmotility to the intestines is known as an intestinal obstruction. Having said, the cause of obstruction is many and variable. It can be divided into mechanical or non-mechanical causes, simple or strangulating, complete or partial, and it can occur in any parts of the intestines. The normal human intestine length is about 7.5 meters long, of which 6 meters is the length of the small intestines and the remaining 1.5 meter is the length of the colon, i.e. the large intestines. Continue reading