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Diabetes, The 6 Points That Will Explain It For You

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease in which patients present with absolute or relative insulin deficiency. It effects about 6% of western populations and is a major contributing factor for heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure and peripheral vascular disease. Diabetes mellitus is also the leading cause of new blindness. 1. Types of Diabetes There are…

Obesity – Types and Treatment

Obesity is when a person is carrying too much body fat for their height and sex. A person is considered obese if they have a Body Mass Index (BMI) – weight in kilograms divided by their height in meters squared – of 30 or greater. Obesity can happen when you eat more calories than you…

How Ant Farm Ants Feed and Forage

Feeding The name harvester ant implies vegetarianism but this is not strictly true. They will eat pretty much anything that contains a bit of nutrition. They do eat seeds in abundance however, mainly from grasses. Several of the grass species actually seed themselves and grow on the ant-hill waste heap so food is just on…

Rashes – Causes and Home Treatment

What is sun rash? A rash is defined as a change in the skin’s appearance, which may involve alternations in texture (eg rough or smooth) and/or it’s colour. The skin may also become itchy, warmer, dry, cracked, blistered, lumpy or painful. Depending on where the rash is located, other symptoms you are experiencing, what you…

Causes of Psoriasis

Psoriasis (pronounced /s??ra??s?s/) (suh-RI-uh-sus) is a disease which affects the skin and joints. It commonly causes red scaly patches to appear on the skin. The scaly patches caused by psoriasis, called psoriatic plaques, are areas of inflammation and excessive skin production. Skin rapidly accumulates at these sites and takes a silvery-white appearance. Plaques frequently occur…

How to treat fungal infection naturally

<!– @page { margin: 2cm } P { margin-bottom: 0.21cm } –> Fungal infection treatment requires very comprehensive treatments focusing on both internal and external symptoms. Indeed some individuals have had recurring fungal infections due to systemic fungus. Internal treatments include antibiotics, a dietary change and body cleansing. External treatment normally includes topical anti-fungal creams.…

How does Fexofenadine (Generic Allegra) work?

How does Allegra work? In simple terms, the allergic reaction that is hay fever is an effect of histamine imbalance in the body. It causes symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, itching, runny nose and watery eyes. Allegra brings down the levels of this naturally produced histamine to give relief from the allergic reaction. Side Effects…

Avoiding Anger and Irritability when Quitting Smoking

Increased irritability is one of the strangely accepted facts about quitting smoking. As nicotine is slowly removed from the bloodstream, you become irritable and unable to concentrate. Why? The accepted scientific cause for irritability is that it’s a part of nicotine withdrawal, and has to be dealt with just like the rest of the symptoms…

Effects of Depression

Depression can be devastating to all areas of persons’ everyday life. It isn’t just a personal agony; its effects touch every segment of society and our economy if it is not recognized and treated. If left untreated, symptoms can last for weeks, months, or even years, causing needless pain and suffering, not only to the…

Fear, Fobia

Fear is one of the greatest enemies which robs us of all our joy, contentment and peace. Fear is really anticipation of loss or harm to one’s sense of "I-ness" or ego. This loss or harm may be physical but more often it is psychological. Our worries and fears about the future prevent us from…

What is Anxiety? Anxiety Disorders & Attacks

ANXIETY The feeling of anxiety is common to all and we have all felt it many times in the course of our lives. But when anxiety becomes an excessive, irrational dread of everyday situations, it becomes a disorder. Find out more on Anxiety Disorders and Panic Attacks Nearly 40 million people above the age of…

How to Treat Ingrown Toenails

To non-surgically treat ingrown toenails, follow the procedure below. •    Start by soaking the foot regularly in warm water.  You will want to do this 3 to 4 times a day.  Be sure to dry the feet thoroughly after soaking.   •    Wear shoes that do not cramp your toes.  Ingrown toenails often develop when…

treatment for toenail fungus

Nail Fungus is a tough condition to have, not only it damages your nail, but it is also an embarrassing quandary that affects around 13% of people across America. We have to face it; once we have a nail fungus infection, we have to deal with it and pick up out how to cure nail…