pregnancy-and-exercise

There was a time when people believed, that the only way to give birth to a healthy baby is to be on bed rest and avoid all physical activity throughout the pregnancy. Times have changed, and people are becoming more aware now about the benefits of exercise during pregnancy…

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adhd-or-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder

More than 7% of children today suffer from attention deficit disorder, and many other go undiagnosed. Basically it is a childhood developmental behavioral disorder which is characterized by inability to focus, being hyperactive or impulsive etc. While the actual cause of this disorder still remains unknown, it is usually more prevalent in males and also tends to run in families for generations.While the treatment may seem difficult, it usually is comprised of a combinational therapy of medicine, behavioral therapy and alternative medicine as well.Medication that is usually prescribed for this is some form of stimulant usually psycho stimulants. It does not come without side effects however, which can include increased anxiousness and irritability, weight loss or loss of appetite, insomnia, chest pain, vomiting etc.Methylphenidate, dextroamphetamine and dextrostat are the most common drug prescribed which is a psycho stimulant. These medications, though a stimulant, have a calming effect…

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alcohol-not-so-good

On a game night, you hit the fridge and grab a beer. Going out for dinner, you order a glass of wine. Have a wedding coming up, you get drunk. Or if its just Friday and you are leaving work, you think you deserve to go out for drinks after a hard long week. Even people who exercise regularly think it is okay to pour in these sugar calories on a regular basis. You may justify as it as you deserving to relax or enjoy a couple of drinks, nothing wrong with that, but one should certainly keep in mind and be aware about everything it can do to you.It has been shown that moderate amounts of alcohol have some advantages, however most of those effects such as those on stamina or on muscle tone, only last for a short while. Looking at the bigger picture, it is not…

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pregnancy-and-anxiety

Pregnancy is an important part of every mother’s life and while it can be a happy and memorable journey, it is indeed an experience of a kind. Many women however suffer from stress, depression, or anxiety like behaviors during and post pregnancy. These are mostly due to the turmoil of hormones that she undergoes to prepare for child bearing and childbirth…

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lowering-your-cholesterol

Cholesterol is an important component of cell membranes and has different functions in the human body, however high levels of cholesterol circulating in the blood are harmful and can damage the arteries and lead to many cardiovascular diseases…

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dandruff-and-fungus

Dandruff is a common problem that affects both men and women. The medical term for this condition is also Seborrheic dermatitis. It is a very common condition of the skin that leads to white flakes or scales on the scalp and few other areas such as inner ear or eyebrows…

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pre-sleep-activities-to-get-better-sleep

Exhausted from the day and knowing you have an early morning tomorrow, you turn out the lights, flop onto your bed, and close your eyes to go to sleep—but it just won’t come. You toss and turn. You check your alarm clock. You add and remove blankets. Nothing works. Why is getting to sleep so hard…

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the-everyday-problem-of-acid-reflux-or-gerd

With our current diet and increasing dominance of fast food in today’s society, acid reflux or GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) has become an everyday problem. Basically, the food and liquids from the stomach come back up into the esophagus that causes irritation, burning in the esophagus and heartburn…

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exercising-with-asthma

Asthma is a disorder characterized by inflammation of the lungs and the airways. As it causes the airways to swell, it reduces the amount of air that enters as the muscles from the tract usually become tight, thereby causing shortness of breath, bough and even wheezing…

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causes-and-treatment-for-hair-loss

Hair loss in a natural physiological and chemical process, and it is not always seen as a problem. Typically, an average person loses 10-12% of their hair during a resting phase, which falls out after a few months, making way for new hair to grow…

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