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What Causes Constipation?

Constipation is defined as bowel movements becoming less frequent or difficult. It occurs when having a bowel movement fewer than three times per week. With constipation stools becomes small in size, hard, dry, and difficult to eliminate. The stools often result in incomplete evacuation. People who are constipated find it very painful to have a bowel movement. Often times they experience the sensation of a full bowel, bloating and straining when passing stool. The normal length of time between bowel...

HIV Symptoms

HIV, which stands for human immunodeficiency virus, is a lentivirus that can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, which is more popularly called AIDS. This type of infection can be transferred through a variety of ways including breast milk intake, contaminated needles and unsafe sex. Although people cannot acquire this severe disease thru ordinary contact, it is good to know the different important aspects that pertain to this chronic medical condition including the major and minor HIV symptoms,...

Acne Laser Treatment

Dermatologists today use lasers and laser technology for just about any blemish you can find on your skin. They use it to smoothen wrinkles, remove birthmarks, getting rid of unwanted hair, and aiding with acne removal. Acne laser treatments are new solutions to an age old problem. Development in Acne Laser Treatment When the idea of using lasers to treat acne, the method was quite frowned at due some of its negative results. The procedure didn’t turn out as well as dermatologists hoped for. Some...

Calf Pain

Made up of the Soleus muscle and the Gastrocnemius, the calf muscle can experience chronic and severe pain due to many possible causes and factors. It is very important to keep this body part healthy because people use it in performing different kinds of tasks, ranging from the most basic things like standing, walking and bending even up to the most complex tasks such as competing in sports and other strenuous physical activities. To help manage calf pain, people must learn more about its symptoms,...

Treatment for Cold Sores

Also known as fever blisters, these sores are fluid-filled wounds brought about by the herpes simplex virus type 1 infection. The following treatments for cold sores can limit their frequency and also shorten its duration. Medication These sores usually clear in a couple of weeks even without treatment. In cases where the symptoms are severe, topical medication may be prescribed. Lidocaine is used to relieve pain, while benzocaine (Zilactin) can shield sores from irritation and trauma. Oral antiviral...

Dandruff Remedy

Dandruff is an irritation, resulting in the flaking and itching of the scalp. Those afflicted with dandruff will experience flaky, small white scales falling into their faces and onto their shoulders and eyebrows. Dandruff can stem from multiple sources, the most common being the over growth of the naturally occurring malassezia furfur fungus. Other contributors include Read more

Tay-Sach’s Disease

Tay-Sachs disease is a fatal genetic lipid storage disorder in which harmful quantities of a fatty substance called ganglioside build up in tissues and nerve cells in the brain. The disease is named after the British ophthalmologist Warren Tay who first described the red spot on the retina of the eye in 1881, and the American neurologist Bernard Sachs of Mount Sinai Hospital, New York who described the cellular changes of Tay-Sachs and noted an increased prevalence in the Eastern European Jewish...

What Causes Cardiovascular Disease?

Definition The term “cardiovascular disease” is often used interchangeably with “heart disease”— a term that generally refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain (angina) or stroke. Other heart conditions, such as infections and conditions that affect your heart’s muscle, valves or beating rhythm also are considered forms of heart disease. Cause of cardiovascular disease While cardiovascular disease can refer...