Hemorrhoid Treatment

Located in the anal canal, hemorrhoids are vascular structures that aid in controlling stool. To put it simply, hemorrhoids consist of connective tissues and arterio-venous channels and they function like cushions to aid the smooth passage of stools. When these cushion-like structures get inflammed or swollen, it can lead to comlications such as painless rectal bleeding or is some cases, pain in the area surrounding the anus. Types of Hemorroids and Their Symptoms Before we discuss the treatment...

What Causes Depression?

The World Health Organization (WHO) describes depression as a common mental disorder that causes the sufferer to have depressed and pessimistic mood, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, irritability, restlessness, body aches and pains, disturbed sleep or appetite, low energy, and poor concentration. These problems can become chronic or recurrent and lead to substantial impairments in an individual’s ability to take care of his or her everyday responsibilities....

What Causes Fear?

What is fear Fear is an emotional response to a threat. It is a basic survival mechanism occurring in response to a specific stimulus, such as pain or the threat of danger. Fear should be distinguished from the related emotional state of anxiety, which typically occurs without any external threat. Additionally, fear is related to the specific behaviors of escape and avoidance, whereas anxiety is the result of threats which are perceived to be uncontrollable or unavoidable. Causes of fear Our brain...

Blocked Arteries Symptoms

Blocked arteries typically refer to the condition where the main arteries that supply blood to the body becomes blocked with fat deposits that impede the normal and sufficient blood flow in the circulatory system. This results to narrowing of the carotid artery due to fat or cholesterol deposits. Blocked arteries symptoms then surface once the blood flow to the brain, heart and body parts are restricted. The condition can be harmful as blocked arteries symptoms are highly associated to brain damage...

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

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