Stomach is found in the upper side of the abdomen, just below the ribs. It is a part of digestive system hence is a hollow organ. The food is converted into a liquid form in the stomach and then the liquid food is pushed to next organ i.e. small intestine.
Stomach cancer begins from the inner layer cells of the stomach. The most threatening thing in this case is that this can grow from the outer walls of stomach to other adjacent organs. It easily travels to liver or pancreas, may be esophagus above or intestine below. It usually stomach cancer symptoms are rare in the beginning stage. Read more »
As a dietitian, the three most common questions which smokers ask me about diet and smoking, are: (1) Can a diet compensate for health damage caused by smoking? (2) What should I eat if I smoke? (3) If I quit, what type of diet is best to prevent weight gain?
(1) CAN A DIET COMPENSATE FOR SMOKING?
No diet or eating-plan, no matter how nutritious, can neutralise the health damage caused by the 850+ chemicals in tobacco smoke - many of which are carcinogenic. On average, if you smoke 20 cigarettes a day, you double your risk of a heart-attack and are five times more likely to suffer a stroke than a non-smoker. At 40 cigarettes a day, you are five times more likely to suffer from sudden cardiac death. Smoking is also the leading cause of lung cancer. Read more »
Chronic headache, or chronic daily headache (CDH) are defined as headaches that occur more than 15 days per month for longer than 3 months. Chronic daily headache is not a diagnosis but a category that contains many disorders representing primary and secondary headaches. The primary headaches include migraine, tension-type, and cluster headaches. The prolonged or very frequent headaches are usually known as the chronic headaches. Secondary headaches are caused by medical conditions, such as infection or increased pressure in the skull due to a growing tumor. These account for a very small percentage of all headaches.
Many treatments and technique are available, both to relieve and prevent these headaches pain. All these treatments depending on which type of headache you have. The medications known to play a role in treatment headches such as analgesics, Beta blockers, antidepressant and Injections of anesthetics. These medications do not cure headaches completely and just give the timely relief. There are numerous side effects with these medications and if you use these medications in a frequent manner and for a longer period of time, they will lose their necessary effect. To be on the safe side, there are many natural alternatives for pain relief which are quite effective: Read more »
Peanut allergy is very frustrating when it strikes in your family. Ask parents who have kids with peanuts allergy. The worry is not only of making sure that you do not provide your child with peanuts, but to also make sure that when you are not with them, they are aware that they should not consume peanuts.
Peanut allergy is one of the chronic allergies a child could suffer from. Some children are too sensitive when they have this allergy they might even be affected by the touch of a person who eat peanuts.
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Knee pain is the most common ailment of the body. Ironically the knee is the most complicated joint; it bears virtually all the body weight while performing straightening, bending, twisting and rotating functions. All these functions increase the risk of knee injury. Whereas the more acute knee injuries like torn ligament and cartilages are more prevalent in sports involving jumping, running and turning.
However these injuries are caused when the knees are overworked. These pains gradually develop over days or weeks and gradually worsen over time. When muscles and tendons are overstretched microscopic tears occur (the prevalent pain is usually as a result of inflammation). Avoid chronic problems by giving the tear time to heal. Knee pain is usually caused by the following:
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Tendonitis is painful and can interfere with daily activities. Those who suffer from it may benefit from some of these natural treatments for tendonitis.
What is Tendonitis?
A tendon is a fibrous structure that connects muscles to bone. Tendonitis is characterized by pain, inflammation and swelling in this structure. The most common areas afflicted by tendonitis are the shoulder, wrist, elbow, knee, heel and ankle. Read more »
At some time or another, we’ve all experienced the effects of sunburn - be it a light burn or a more heavy burn.
Although the sting of regret of inadequate protection (from UV exposure) can be an excellent incentive to plan more carefully on ‘future’ occasions, it’s of little help in soothing the immediate physical sting (i.e. pain) accompanying sunburn. Read more »