Do Women With Gestational Diabetes Need to Prepare for C-Sections?

About three to twelve percent of all pregnant women develop gestational diabetes, a condition which means high blood sugars that begins with pregnancy and often resolves itself after the mother gives birth. It is diagnosed between weeks twenty-four and twenty-eight of the pregnancy. Symptoms of gestational diabetes (GDM) are: extreme thirst hunger, or fatigue but…

Comatose Patients and the Risk of Aspiration Pneumonia

Aspiration pneumonia refers to inflammation of the lungs due to inhalation of foreign matters (food, saliva, nasal secretions). Virtually any fluids or solid irritants (dust particles) that frequently enter the airways can lead to the occurrence of aspiration pneumonia. Aspiration pneumonia can generate moderate or high fever due to inflammation of the lower respiratory tract’s…

Obesity – What Not to Do to Lose Weight

Life in today’s fast forwarded world is full of stress and anxiety. There is a never-ending struggle to succeed (or more commonly to exceed the next door) and owing to this, it’s not very uncommon to ignore our health and looks; and while this is certainly understandable to some extent considering the diabolical amount of…

Is Your Gastric Bypass Making You Malnourished?

The basic aim of a gastric bypass is to help you lose weight in order to avoid the co-morbidities of obesity, and therefore, your diet following surgery is also specially designed to achieve this objective, and also to maintain the weight loss. Postoperative dietary patterns require drastic modifications to suit the new metabolic and physiological…

3 home remedies for nervousness

Nervousness We’ve all been nervous at one time or another. Shaking hands, a trembling voice, and a rolling stomach are some of the most common symptoms of nervousness. A number of situations can bring on nervousness, including public speaking. In addition to those herbs listed below, other helpful herbs to combat nervousness include blue vervain,…

Joint Venture Psychology – Letting Go of Perfection

Are you a perfectionist? Do you obsess over little mistakes? Do you feel like a failure if you do not succeed every time? Are your projects never complete because "it's just not quite right"? If you answered yes, you may be a perfectionist. Although there are some benefits to being a perfectionist, there are also…

Understanding Skin Biting Disorder

Individuals with skin biting disorder often consider the action of biting at their own skin as “soothing”. The act of biting the skin helps to de-stress the individual and usually is the conclusion to an episode of anxiety. Be it externally motivated (bills, relationship problems, job issues) or internally motivated (disgust with one’s own body)…

Psoriasis Is Of Unknown Origin

More than 4.5 million United States citizens of adult age are affected with psoriasis. There is no known origin of this disease. However, there are about 150,000 more cases detected each year. People develop this condition during different stages of their life. Forty percent of those who develop it do so before they are 20…

How To Cure Foot Fungus – Once And For All

Instead of putting up with ineffective treatments and painful, itchy toes, would not you love to know how to cure foot fungus once and for all? Athlete's foot can be very difficult to deal with because it keeps coming back. The real question is, is there a cure for athlete's foot? Messy creams and powders…

Belly Bloat – How to Get Rid of Bloating Fast

What causes bloating? Mostly overeating, eating foods which do not agree with you thus producing excess gas, and constipation. Other causes include menstruation, food allergy/food intolerance and irritable bowel syndrome. Suffering from belly bloat is a common but annoying disorder. You feel uncomfortable, lethargic, unmotivated, embarrassed because of your bulging belly and the rumble it…

After You Quit Smoking – What to Expect

After you quit smoking, there a number of physical and neurological symptoms that your body goes through. Many of which obviously can make things a bit uncomfortable and difficult to resist satisfying your desire for nicotine. Here’s what to expect after you quit smoking. Plan for the symptoms to continue for about 8 – 12…

Alternative Medicine: Magnet Therapy

Magnet therapy is an alternative medicine that has been utilized for centuries. It is a natural way to align ions within the human body. You may be a skeptic, but there are millions of people who have tried magnetic therapy magnets and been astounded by the results! How are the ions constructed within the human…

Loneliness and Depression – A Simple Anecdote

Loneliness, like depression, is simply a problem of life that everyone experiences at one time or another. It is one that millions of people face every day. Changes in life circumstances can spell out a period of loneliness for anyone. The death of a loved one, relocating to a strange place, the loss of a…

Tips on Curing Phobias For Good

A woman that has a phobia of ants walks into a room that is covered with pictures of ants. This phobia they have means they can not even look at a picture of an ant without going into a panic attack. She continues looking in the room for live ants. She looks under the chair,…

Anxiety – A Disabling Disorder

Anxiety is a reaction to any stress. It helps one deal with a tense situation in the office, or having harder study for an exam. Generally, it helps one cope but when anxiety becomes an excessive, irrational dread of everyday situations, it has become a disabling disorder. Anxiety Disorders affect about 40 million American and…