Anorexia

Anorexia Nervosa is the fear of gaining weight or becoming too fat when in reality the person is actually underweight. Anorexia is a serious problem as it often deprives the body of essential vitamins and nutrients. Anorexia can be split into two groups; The first involves bing-eating and purging The other is a restricting type […]

Asthma

Asthma is an inherited condition which causes difficulty in breathing. A person with asthma may experience; wheezing shortness of breath particularly after exercise or when emotional. Sudden attacks of breathlessness may require hospitalization. Asthma is normally treated with an inhaler. Symptoms The main symptom of asthma is wheezing caused by contraction of the airway. A […]

Binge Drinking

Binge Drinking is where a person drinks alcohol just to be intoxicated. They may or may not be alcoholics. It is common for binge drinking to happen to a social situation, creating some overlap in social and binge drinking. Binge Drinkers; Aim to lose control or the body, mind and behavior. Large Quantities of alcohol […]

Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are a modern alternative to spectacles. They are placed on the cornea of the eye. They come is several forms; hard and soft. The main one being soft lenses. Many people wear contact lenses to correct their vision. Hard Lenses Made of firm polymer plastic material. Easy to clean Must remove before going […]

Diabetes

Diabetes is the short name for the disease called diabetes mellitus. Diabetes results when the body cannot use blood sugar as energy because of having too little insulin or being unable to use insulin. In 2004, it was reported that more than 150 million people worldwide suffer from diabetes. Its incidence is increasing rapidly, and […]

Dry Mouth

Dry mouth. The sensation of dry mouth is unpleasant and can be painful.It can also lead to infections, risk of dental decay and general soreness of the mouth as a result of inflammation and ulcers. Symptoms Hard to eat dry food Pain and uncomfortable swallowing Mouth discomfort poor taste denture problem tooth decay speech difficulties […]

Hair Loss

Hair loss. Many men today suffer from hair loss. It is the state of lacking hair where it normally would grow. Symptoms As suggested in the title, you will notice thinning of the hair and hair falling out as clumps. Causes No two doctors agree on a cause of hair loss. Below is a list […]

Laser Eye Surgery

Laser Eye Surgery better known as Lasik surgery is designed to reduce an individual’s need for contact lenses or glasses. In some cases, you may hear the term refractive surgery when referring to laser eye surgery. With new innovative laser eye surgery, many people are now enjoying having normal vision without the need of bulky […]

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis. This disease attacks the white matter tissue of the Central Nervous System. The central Nervous system is the brain and the spinal cord. The white matter is the nerve fibers that communicate with the brain and spinal cord to other nerves that supply the body. Multiple Sclerosis is an inflammatory disease, as well. […]

Nail Fungus

Nail Fungus (Onychomycosis) is an infection of the nails. It occurs when a fungus enters the finger nail or toe nail, however it is much more common in toenails. It is characterized by white crumbling nails. Despite looking unpleasant it does not usually cause pain and can be treated. Although anyone can get nail fungus, […]