Herpes simplex is a common type of skin infection, caused by a virus. There are two different types of herpes simplex infections; herpes simplex type 1 and herpes simplex type 2, More »

The medical diagnosis of a pregnancy marks a very important milestone in a woman’s life. It brings a sense of responsibility and a feeling of a fulfillment, especially if the the pregnancy was planned. More »

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or BPH refers to a non malignant enlargement of the prostate gland. The cells inside the prostate gland increases in number leading to an enlarged prostate. More »

Monitoring and maintaining vital signs within a normal range is important, since constant abnormal readings may be an early indicator that something else might be going on inside your body. More »

An eye cream should be an essential part of any daily make up routine for every woman. This is because, the area under the eye is considered very delicate and if proper care is not taken to protect the area, it may end up looking wrinkled and puffy. More »


Precipitous Labor and Delivery

What is Precipitous Labor or Delivery?

With each pregnancy, labor and birth can be quite different.  Some women follow a typical course of labor, while others may experience delays in labor or find it necessary to induce.  However, there are a number of women who experience rapid labor, also called precipitous labor or precipitous delivery.

What is Pancreatitis

PancreasPancreatitis is the inflammation of a pancreas. A pancreas is a important organ found deep inside behind the stomach and attached by ducts to both small intestines and gall bladder.

Its primary purpose it to secrete enzymes that help in digestion and to produce insulin that regulate the blood glucose levels.

Although it is not well known the mechanism that leads to pancreatitis. However, it is believed that pancreatitis can develop from any condition that lead to obstruction of the pancreas, pancreatic duct, cystic duct and common bile duct.

Venus Factor John Barban Review

The Venus Factor System Review

The Venus Factor is a weight loss diet program designed for women. Basically, it is a system that has been designed to help women to lose weight, tighten their body muscles without having them giving up on their favorite food or spending hours in the gym.  

The Venus Factor System involves giving guidelines to a women on the types of foods she needs to consume every day, an easy to follow diet plan as well as calorie guide and other valuable information concerning nutrition.

10 Best Fitness Wristband For iphone

10 Best Fitness Wristband For iphone

Health is one of the most important aspects in our lives since good health enables us to function properly and to achieve whatever goals we might have. More and more people are becoming aware of their health and want to live as healthy as possible.

One way to do this is by using wristbands to measure calories, steps, heart rate, among other things. In this article, we look at the 10 Best Fitness Wristband For iphone.

Best Inexpensive Eye Creams in 2015

Best Inexpensive Eye Creams in 2015

An eye cream should be an essential part of any daily make up routine for every woman. This is because, the area under the eye is considered very delicate and if proper care is not taken to protect the area, it may end up looking wrinkled and puffy.

Nowadays, there are different kinds of good eye creams available on the market and most of them are very affordable.

In this article, we look at the top selling best inexpensive eye creams in 2015. With that in mind here are the top selling creams;

Addict Him to You Review – Mirabelle Summers System

Addict Him is a blueprint and a relationship system created by Mirabelle Summers, a relationship expert who become one after going through a painful breakup with her boyfriend. In the sales video, Mirabelle Summers talks about how her two years boyfriend woke up one night and revealed he was seeing someone else and was leaving him for the other woman.

What is Addict Him System?

Addict Him is a system created from a real life experience where Mirabelle Summers shares how she discovered what really men want using some of her male friends. After going through a breakup, Mirabelle Summers met all her male friend, shared her story and secretly recorded every word they said.

What is Labyrinthitis?

Labyrinthitis is an inflammation or swelling of the inner ear. The most common cause of Labyrinthitis is the viruses. However, it can also occurs as a complication from a bacteria infection such as Otitis Media, when the bacteria spreads from the middle ear to the inner ear.

Labyrinthitis Causes and Risk Facts

The following are causes and risk factors that increases your chances of acquiring Labyrinthitis;
  • Infection of the middle ear (Otitis Media).
  • Mumps and rubella viral infections
  • Upper respiratory tract viral infections 
  • Herpes Varicella Zoster Virus infection (Ramsay Hunt Syndrome) – a disorder that is characterized by pain and paralysis of the facial nerves.
  • Excessive consumption of alcohol
  • Allergies
  • Stress and smoking
  • Medications – Aspirin 

Labyrinthitis Symptoms

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dizziness 
  • Vertigo – lack of balance and a sensation as if you are moving or spinning around. 
  • Ringing (tinnitus) or hearing some voices inside your ears. 
  • Temporary hearing loss that may start with one ear. 
Labyrinthitis Complications  Possible complications associated with Labyrinthitis include; 
  • Permanent loss of hearing 
  • Head injury due to failing during a vertigo attack.
Labyrinthitis Diagnostics 
  • Physical examination and patient history – The doctor check your ears and ask you questions about the symptoms that you are experiencing. 
  • Neurological examination may also be performed to rule out other possible causes. 
  • Balance test – posturography 
  • Hearing tests – audiometry  
  • CT scan and MRI 
  • Brain function tests like electroencephalogram or EEG may also be performed. 
  • Caloric stimulation – the nerves of the inner ear are irrigated with warm or cold to access the degree of the ear damage or involvement of the brainstem.

Labyrinthitis Treatment

Treatment of Labyrinthitis involves use of antibiotics if the infection is caused by a bacteria. Labyrinthitis resulting from a viral infection is treated based on the symptoms that you are experiencing.

What is Hypothyroidism?

Thyroid glands

Hypothyroidism results from hyposecretion of thyroid hormone (T3 and T4) by the thyroid glands. The most common cause of hypothyroidism is Hashimoto, an autoimmune disorder in which the body starts attacking its own thyroid glands.

Other possible causes and risk factors of hypothyroidism are;

Individuals with previous history of hyperthyroidism whose thyroid glands have been removed (thyroidectomy).

Individuals with previous history of hyperthyroidism who have been treated with radioiodine or anti-thyroid drugs.

What is Hyperthyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism is a thyroid gland disorder resulting from over secretion of thyroid hormones (T3 and T4). Thyroid glands are the butterfly shaped glands that are located on the front lower neck.

Their main function is to produce hormones that play an important role in maintaining the overall function of the body, such as energy level, body warmth, muscles and other important functions. 

Hyperthyroidism result from any condition that affects the thyroid gland, leading to over production of T4 hormones, such as a thyroid tumor, graves disease (an autoimmune disorder where the body keep on producing more thyroid hormones.

What is Hydramnios or Polyhydramnios?

Excessive Amniotic Fluid

Hydramnios also known as Polyhydramnios is condition where there is excessive amount of amniotic fluid during pregnancy. Amniotic fluid is the liquid that cushions and protect the baby while in the mother’s womb.

In normal pregnancy, amniotic fluid is usually between 500 mL to 1000 mL at the term. In hydramnios, the amniotic fluid increases to more than 2,000 mL.

Causes of Hydramnios

Amniotic fluid is consistently produced by cells found on the amniotic membrane. Most of it is then swallowed by the baby while the others is absorbed into the fetus blood stream and across the placenta.

Psoriasis Disease Overview

Psoriasis is one of the most common type of skin disorder, affecting almost 2% of the population. The cause of psoriasis is unknown but it is believed to have a hereditary connection. Current studies suggest psoriasis as an autoimmune disorder, where the immune system attacks its own body cells.

In normal healthy skin, cells are produced every after 26 to 28 days.  In psoriasis the skin cells are produced at a very fast rate, usually within 3 to 4 days.

What is Nephrotic Syndrome?

Nephrotic syndrome is not a specific kidney disease but a disorder that results into various symptoms. It can result from any disorder or disease that affects kidney glomeruli; the small blood vessels found at the end of the kidneys tubules that filter waste products from the blood.

When the glomeruli capillary membrane is damaged it allows excessive protein to leave the body, leading to decreased protein (albumin) inside the blood.

What is Hyperemesis Gravidarum?

Hyperemesis gravidarum (pernicious vomiting) is a complication of pregnancy that results into excessive vomiting and nausea, past 12th week of pregnancy. Sometimes, the condition is so severe that it leads to dehydration and significant weight loss.

Causes of Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Causes of hyperemesis gravidarum is not known but it has been associated with increased thyroid functions that stimulates the production of  hormones human chorionic gonadotropic and estrogen. It is has also been linked to helicobacter pylori (a bacteria that causes stomach ulcers).

What is Legionnaires’ Disease

Legionnaires’ disease is a multi-system illness that is caused by Legionella bacteria (a gram-negative bacteria known as legionella pneumophila).

The bacteria spread through the environment from man-made and naturally occurring water bodies, such as lakes, rivers, hot springs. It then enters the respiratory tract (lungs) through droplets (small drop of a liquid). Legionnaires’ disease is not transmitted from one person to another.

Malignant Skin Tumors

The three most common types of malignant skin tumors are; Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC), Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) and Malignant Melanoma (the third most common).

Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of the three, originating from basal cells. The tumor tends to appear on skin areas that are consistently exposed to sunlight (like face) and they are more common in regions where people are subjected to intense radiation from sunlight. 

What Collapsed Lung – Pneumothorax

Lungs are covered by two serous membrane; the parietal pleura and the visceral pleural. Parietal pleura is outermost covering, which is attached to the inner thoracic wall. 

Visceral pleura is the most inner membrane that is directly attached to the lung. The space between the parietal and visceral is what is known as the pleural cavity or pleural space. 

For lungs to expand and function normally, the air pressure in between the pleural space must remain negative. 

Pain Management Options During Labor

Some women are able to go through the whole process of labor and delivery without any pain relievers or by doing simple breathing and relaxation exercises.

Others may request for pain relievers in between the delivery process, after realizing labor isn’t what they thought it would be. Whatever the reason, there is always some medications that can be used in relieving pain during labor and delivery.

Glaucoma Overview

Glaucoma is not a single condition but a combination of eye conditions, resulting from an optic nerve damage. The most common cause of glaucoma is an increase in the intraocular pressure (the pressure inside your eye is increased). Glaucoma is the leading cause of non-reversible blindness in the world. 

Glaucoma Causes and Pathophysiology

The fluid inside the eye (known as aqueous humor) flows in between the iris and the lens, nourishing the cornea, lens and other parts of the eye.

Premature Rupture of Membranes

Premature rupture of membranes (PROM) is the breakage of the membrane that holds the amniotic fluid before 37th weeks of pregnancy.

Amniotic fluid is the liquid that sorrounds the baby, with its main function been to protect and to cushion the baby. Premature rupture of membranes occurs in about 5% to 10% of pregnancies.

Causes of Premature Rupture of Membranes

What causes premature rupture of membranes is unknown but there are various risk factors that are associated with it.

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is the formation of a blood clot (thrombus) inside the deep vein, usually a complication of immobility. However, it can also result from other medical conditions that affect the blood circulation. It is more common in elderly but it can develop at any age group. 

Patients who develop deep vein thrombosis are at risk for pulmonary embolism; a fatal complication. Pulmonary embolism occurs when a clot breaks away and travel through the blood stream until it reaches the lung, leading to serious breathing related symptoms.