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When is a Menstrual Period Too Short?

Maithili Potnis
Updated on 24-Mar-2023 16:35:55
Typically, menstrual flow lasts three to seven days, but a short period may indicate pregnancy, menopause or some serious medical problem. The length of the period can fluctuate, but if it suddenly becomes much shorter than normal, you need to consult a doctor. A normal menstrual cycle can last from 21 to 35 days. If the period lasts for three days every month, you can say that it's the body pattern. However, if suddenly you notice that your menstrual flow which used to typically last for longer, has reduced, you need to know the reason behind that. Here are some ... Read More

What Foods and Drinks Help Headaches?

Maithili Potnis
Updated on 24-Mar-2023 16:31:51
A headache is a common form of pain which may be temporary or for a longer period. Food and drinks play a vital role in headaches. While some may be helpful, some may trigger headaches. If we identify the underlying cause along with foods and drinks that are triggering the headache, we can eliminate them and get relief. Let us have a look at different foods and drinks that may help to relieve headaches along with foods and drinks that you should avoid during headaches. Foods and Drinks to Relieve Headaches Doctors usually classify headaches as per the type and ... Read More

The Best Pregnancy Test in 2023

Maithili Potnis
Updated on 24-Mar-2023 16:30:09
A home pregnancy test can ease your mind days before your missed period if you are pregnant. Pregnancy tests detect the pregnancy hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) through your urine or blood and are approximately 99% accurate if utilized after a missed period. Pregnancy test kits may vary from just under a dollar for bulk purchases to over $15. It is very important that you thoroughly read the instructions to understand how to interpret the test. Usually, two parallel lines or a positive sign indicate a positive result and one vertical line or a negative sign indicates a negative result. ... Read More

How to Identify Rashes and Other Lupus Skin Symptoms?

Maithili Potnis
Updated on 24-Mar-2023 16:23:26
Lupus is an autoimmune disease which causes a red and scaly rash on the skin. In this disease, the body's immune system attacks healthy tissues and organs and creates inflammation in the joints, kidneys, lungs, brain and heart. Lupus can also cause skin rashes because of exposure to sunlight. The ultraviolet radiation (UV) from the sunlight damages the cells in the skin and exposes antigens. This leads to an immune response in the skin and causes a skin rash. Antigens cause our immune system to produce antibodies to fight against them and this causes inflammation and leads to skin rashes. ... Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Ant Bites

Maithili Potnis
Updated on 24-Mar-2023 16:15:54
When insects feel threatened, they use their natural defence mechanism, which is to bite or sting. Ants are small insects and they too like many other insects defend themselves by biting with jaws and pinchers on their heads or with stingers on their bottoms. They usually do this when they feel threatened by humans and their bites can leave painful and itchy blisters on the skin. The majority of ants don't bite, but sting. These stings can leave a pimple-like mark on your skin and usually go away after a week. The most common ant bites are from fire ants ... Read More

Coconut Oil: Health Benefits, Nutrition Facts, Uses

Maithili Potnis
Updated on 24-Mar-2023 16:11:14
Coconut oil is plant-based tropical oil which is derived from the flesh of coconuts. It is available in both virgin and refined forms. Refined coconut oil, also known as all-purpose coconut oil, goes through processing which gives it a more neutral smell and flavour. Virgin coconut oil is less processed and preserves the sweet tropical flavour of the coconut. It is one of the most controversial cooking oil. Some nutrition experts embrace coconut oil for the nutritional benefits it offers, however, some experts may refer to it as a potential artery- clogger for the high saturated fat in the oil. ... Read More

Allergy Relief: Soothing Swollen Eyes

Maithili Potnis
Updated on 24-Mar-2023 16:03:39
When you are cleaning your dusty basement or are out in the fresh air, you may experience allergy symptoms such as coughing, sneezing and a stuffy or runny nose. However, some people may also experience swollen eyes and these can be a result of eye allergy. Swollen, red, itchy or watery eyes may occur due to eye allergies and this happens when your eyes come in contact with airborne allergens like pollen, moulds, indoor moulds and pet dander. When these allergens hit your eyes, they dissolve in your tears and have direct contact with the lining of your eyes. Allergens ... Read More

Newly Approved Antipsychotic for Schizophrenia and Bipolar I Disorder Lessens Weight Gain, Studies Show

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 24-Mar-2023 15:50:48
Those reluctant to take their medicine because of the weight gain often linked with most antipsychotics may find that Lybalvi (olanzapine and samidorphan) is a game changer. Lybalvi (olanzapine and samidorphan) is a once-daily atypical antipsychotic medication that the FDA has approved for treating people with schizophrenia and adults with bipolar I disorder. The combination of olanzapine and samidorphan is one of the most regularly used antipsychotic medications for treating schizophrenia and bipolar I disorder, and its producer, Alkermes, claims that it results in much less weight gain than standard Zyprexa (olanzapine). Because of doctors' reluctance to prescribe medicine and ... Read More

What is Body image and How It Affects Health and Well-Being?

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 24-Mar-2023 15:49:52
In today's world, having a good body image has become increasingly important. That’s because we are constantly bombarded with unattainable beauty standards. Not all of us have a great sense of self-confidence and accept ourselves for who we are. Thus, many struggle to feel comfortable in their own skin. Body image is not only a reflection of our physical appearance but it also impacts our mental health and well-being. So, let's delve deeper into the topic and explore how psychologists define body image and its impact on our overall health! Definition ... Read More

Understanding Sinus Headache

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 24-Mar-2023 15:45:04
The sinuses are cavities in the cheekbones, the forehead, and the bridge of the nose. Sinus pressure, which produces pain, is the cause of sinus headaches. A sinus infection, often known as sinusitis, frequently results in sinus headaches. Structural problems, such as nasal polyps, persistent inflammation, or allergies, may also bring them on. Sinus headaches can typically be treated at home, depending on the reason. Sinus Headache Symptoms The sinuses are lined by a thin membrane that resembles the nose. The membrane may swell up due to an infection or allergy, creating pressure and discomfort. In addition to creating ... Read More
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