When the heart pumps blood into arteries then it creates blood pressure or BP. Whenever you notice the blood pressure reading, then it comes into a set of two digits, means 120/80 (read as normal blood pressure) in which it represented as systolic / diastolic blood pressure.
As per National Institute of Health, an individual or child is considered feverish when his body temperature rises more than 37.5 degree Celsius or 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit. Actually, fever is a symptom of an infection or illness. When our body is attacked by any virus or bacteria, our defense system increases the temperature to create […]
Cholesterol is a waxy substance that is generally found in the fats (lipids) in blood. This cholesterol is used by the body to continue building the healthy cells but having this cholesterol in high quantity means it can increase the risk of getting heart problems. High cholesterol develops fatty deposits in the blood vessels and […]
As per American Heart Association, approximately 85 million people are suffering from High Blood Pressure that means on average of 1 per 3 adults over the age of 20 years. High Blood Pressure or Hypertension is often considered as “silent killer disease” because it often goes unnoticed as it has few or no symptoms. Often […]
Freckles are caused by an increase in melanin, the pigment that adds color to skin. The increase in melanin can be caused by stress, over-exposure to sunlight, heredity, hormonal changes, and other factors. Both men and women affect by freckles. They are not harmful but a sign of skin damage. Freckles are two types, ephelides […]
Hickey or a love bite is caused by sucking, biting or kissing the skin too hard. The pressure causes the veins to rupture and the blood to clot under the skin which appears like a bruise. Usually, hickeys take a week or two to heal on their own and once healed, they don’t even leave […]
Ringworm, also known as Tinea, is a fungal infection in the outermost layer of the skin. It’s called ringworm not because there is an actual worm involved, but because of the red, raised circular patches it leaves on the skin. These patches, if not properly treated, can grow in size until they blend together and […]
The liver is the largest organ in the body which has to perform various functions like it produces the bile and cholesterol in the body by digesting the food and also gives all the essential nutrients and energy for the body to perform its regular functions. It also helps to regulate the levels of fats, […]
Milia are small, hard lumps that mainly develop on the cheeks, neck, nose and under the eyes. It affects people of all ages however, newborn babies are more prone to it. Milia are developed when keratin- filled cysts form in the skin. Clogged pores, excess oil production, hormonal changes and prolonged sun exposure are some […]
Fordyce spots are painless, small, whitish or red bumps which usually appear around mouth or genital areas. These spots generally appear when excess oil gets trapped within the sebaceous glands. This usually happens in the areas where hair follicles are not present. The accumulated oil provides hospitality to bacteria which leads to inflammation and redness. […]
Acid Reflux During Pregnancy
One of the many challenges women have to face is acid reflux during pregnancy, especially in the third trimester. Decreasing portion sizes during meals, avoiding lying down right after eating and elevating the head of the bed can help to relieve these pregnancy heartburn symptoms.