8 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

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Photo by cvrcak1 It was found that 80 percent of all dieters fail in their diets in the first seven days. The UK food company Alpro did a clinical study in 2013 and found that 10 percent fail after the second day. So if you’re not losing weight, then at least you aren’t alone, right? Wrong. The casual dieter cannot lose weight because of excuses, but the people that really need to lose weight are able to keep the pounds off. The New York Times reported that between 15 and 20 percent...

What Causes Red Eyes?

Red eyes are caused by enlarged, dilated blood vessels, leading to the appearance of redness on the surface of the eye (sclera). Alternative names for red eyes are bloodshot eyes, scleral injection and conjunctival injection. Irritation is a common cause of red eyes; typical irritants are extremely dry air, sun exposure, dust, foreign body, infection, straining or coughing and allergic reaction. Coughing or straining can cause a bright red uniformly dense bloody area on the sclera known as subconjunctival...

What Causes Hypertension?

High blood pressure, also known as HBP or hypertension, measures the force of blood pushing outwards on the walls of the arteries. The body’s organs need oxygen to survive. Oxygen is carried through the body by the blood. When the heart beats, it creates pressure that pushes blood through a network of tube-shaped arteries and veins, also known as blood vessels and capillaries. The pressure – blood pressure – is the result of two forces. The first force occurs as blood pumps out of the...

Kidney Disease

Definition of Kidney Disease Kidney disease refers to any disease that impairs kidney function. It is the ninth leading cause of death in the United States and is often associated with diabetes and high blood pressure. Read more

What Causes Headaches?

A headache also known as cephalalgia, refers to the pain that occurs in the regions of the neck and head respectively. There are several possible causes for headaches. The condition maybe benign or in some cases, could require medical assistance. The most common treatment of headaches involves the use of analgesics but it all depends on the exact cause of the headache. Classifications of Headaches The following list includes the broad classification of the types of headaches: primary headaches secondary...

Sickle Cell Disease

Definition Sickle cell disease is a blood disorder that affects the red blood cells. This disease is found in people that have red blood cells that contain mostly hemoglobin S, which is an abnormal type of hemoglobin. Normal blood cells are shaped like a donut taking a circular-shape and this is considered normal, where as a sickle-shaped red blood cell takes on a crescent shape and this proves difficult for this type of abnormal blood cell to pass the small blood vessels. When this happens the sickle...

Symptoms of a Ruptured Spleen

Symptoms of Ruptured Spleen
The spleen is a highly important part of the human body as it serves many different vital functions including the production of antibodies, destruction of bacteria as well as the removal of damaged platelets and blood cells. One of the major causes of this serious health problem is severe abdominal trauma. By learning the different treatments, diagnosis and symptoms of ruptured spleen, patients can easily manage the severe pain that is usually associated with this serious medical condition. Signs...

Remedies for Herpes

Herpes is a contagious disease caused by the herpes simplex virus Type 1 and Type 2. The Type 1 virus also causes cold sores on the mouth, face and lips as well as on the genitals. The Type 2 virus, most commonly promotes the formation of sores on the genitals. Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease, but it can also be spread from a cold sore on the face if hand washing and other hygienic precautions are neglected. Blisters do not have to be present for a person to spread their virus...

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