CategoryConditions/Disabilities

5 Important Tips for Dental Surgery Aftercare

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Getting a tooth pulled is no-one’s idea of a fun time. It smarts, you bleed all over the chair and it leaves you with a life-time fear of dentists that won’t just go away. But unfortunately there’s more bad news… You’re not out of the woods yet! For a little while after having your tooth out you’re still going to be sore, you’re still going to be bleeding...

Nocturnal Enuresis: Causes of Bedwetting in Adults and Teenagers

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Wetting the bed can be highly embarrassing and alarming for adults and especially if you suspect it may point to a more serious underlying condition. At the same time, bedwetting is also highly inconvenient – it’s a nasty shock for a partner if you don’t sleep alone, it’s not great for a sound night’s rest and it’s a quick way to make extra washing for yourself. If...

The Strangest Allergies You’ve Never Heard Of

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Hay fever might be pretty frustrating but at least it’s kind of normal so you don’t feel too victimised by it. Misery loves company and you can be sure you won’t be the only one with streaming eyes around spring. But while hay fever is fairly common, there are many other lesser-known allergies that affect people in a myriad of unpleasant and unusual ways. Read on and we’ll...

Gynecomastia and Man Boobs – Causes and Solutions

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Most guys find a pair of voluptuous breasts very attractive and in fact spend a lot of their spare time looking at them. But you take those same breasts and put them on their own chest and suddenly they become a lot less desirable. Unfortunately though, it’s not completely unheard of for men to develop breasts. In fact, it’s a lot more common than you would probably think. The condition is known...

How to Get Rid of an Achy Lower Back in the Mornings

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Let me guess: you woke up this morning with an achy lower back. Don’t be surprised if I got that right, this isn’t a magic trick – but it’s such a common problem that you can generally bet that most people will experience it at some time or other. And it’s not just a common problem, it’s also a big one as it can not only impact on the quality of your sleep, but also...

How to Fix Your Posture (Kyphosis/Hip Tilt) With Exercise and Lifestyle Changes

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I must confess: when I used to see any article with the word ‘posture’ in the title my eyes would glaze over. This is boring stuff, right? I eat healthily so I’ll feel good and lose weight. I get vitamins and minerals to avoid getting ill. And I work out so that I can build awesome strength and physical ability, and maybe a little bit so that I can look buff and intimidating...

A List of Hormones and Their Effects on the Body

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It’s very common when it comes to health and fitness to read things while nodding, despite actually having relatively little understanding of what they are or how/why they affect the body. Take hormones for instance. Sure, we know that hormones control our emotions and to an extent our body composition. But do we really know how that happens or why it happens? This is most apparent when you...

Management Tips for Living With an Overactive Bladder

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Living with an overactive or weak bladder can leave you constantly concerned that you might have a leak or that you will struggle to find the bathroom in time. It can be embarrassing, uncomfortable and a constant cause of stress – no matter the underlying cause. It can ruin your sleep, prevent you from exercising and make everything more difficult than it should be. It may be consolation to learn...

Should You Really Feed a Cold and Starve a Fever?

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When we feel under the weather, we’re often reminded of the old adage that we should ‘feed a cold’ and ‘starve a fever’. The idea here is that eating less will help us to fight an infection because we won’t be wasting energy on digestion. That and we tend not to feel like eating when we have a fever anyway. Eating a cold meanwhile will provide us with fuel and...

Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever – The Critical Phase of Dengue Fever

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Dengue hemorrhagic fever is the advanced and sometimes potentially life-threatening form of dengue fever; itself a tropical disease caused by the arbovirus DENV and spread by mosquito of the genus aedes (aedes aegypti and aedes albopictus). Mosquitos become infected when biting humans carrying the virus and may then go on to infect others. The main symptoms of dengue hemorrhagic fever include...

Dr. Janice Rachael Mae

Dr. Janice Rachael Mae