HIV

Around 40 percent of sexually active women in the age bracket of 18-59 report sexual problems at some point in their lives. Chronic health conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, pulmonary instability etc. have been linked up with impaired sexual functioning. These chronic diseases lead to sexual abnormality, but this behaviour is more prominent in the women infected with STDs. STD term denotes ‘Sexually Transmitted Diseases’ or diseases transmitted through sexual contact with an infected individual. There are various types of STDs but one transmitted via HIV virus is lethal, therefore it is always compulsory to use protection during sex. Females infected with HIV show dramatic changes in their immune-hormonal system, not only their immunity system is at risk but also their hormone system acts abnormal. Such women exhibit sexual dysfunction more commonly, it is because of the imbalances in their sex hormones that include oestrogen and progesterone. In a study conducted by Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS), it was revealed that women living with HIV report greater sexual problems compared with women not infected with HIV. Continue Reading

Prevention of Ebola

Introduction to EVD

Ebola virus is native to Aftrica, where outbreaks have occurred irregularly for decades. Ebola virus lives in animal hosts and can spread from infected animals to humans.

After that, this contagious infection can rapidly spread from one person to another, affecting entire communities at once. Ebola virus destroys the organs and immune system of the body once it spreads. Consequently, it finally decreases blood-clotting cells, which results in severe internal as well as external bleeding that is often uncontrollable. Continue Reading

Eye lashes

Just like women crave for blemish-free, even skin tone or strong and shiny hair, darker and fuller lashes are another desirable asset. While mascaras and false lashes give temporary results, they do not help in the long run. This is why non-prescription eyelash enhancers are all the rage these days among women of all ages. However, with so many options around, which product really works and which doesn’t is a question on every consumer’s mind. One of the most popular and effective eyelash enhancers on the market is Careprost bimatoprost solution. Continue Reading

Home remedies for Thyroid

The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland called that is located in the middle of your lower neck is responsible for your growth and metabolism. This is accomplished by secretion of thyroxin hormone. Both men and women get affected by malfunctioning of thyroid gland but women are five to eight times more likely to have thyroid dysfunction than men. It is seen that women often overlook symptoms of thyroid. Common symptoms include fatigue, weight gain, constipation, fuzzy thinking, low blood pressure, fluid retention, depression, body pain, slow reflexes, and much more. The functions of the thyroid gland have much to do with a woman’s reproductive system.  Continue Reading

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disorder of the secretary gland that produces mucus, sweat and digestive juices. These juices are normally thin and slippery in nature but when cystic fibrosis occurs this secretion becomes thick and sticky and instead of acting as a lubricant, this secretion blocks passageways, especially in the lungs and pancreas. This disease causes severe damage to the lungs and digestive system. Continue Reading

Healthy diet

With changes in lifestyle and culture, getting a healthy body size is difficult. Overweight causes obesity-related diseases and heart conditions. Similarly being underweight also has some health risks. It is important to maintain a balanced body weight. People who are thin and have body mass index of less than 18.5 face a lot of health problems. Underweight is also called undernourishment and may cause damage to the bones, heart and brain. According to 2007-2010 data by National center for Health Statistics, less than 2% adults in United States are underweight. Continue Reading

Advantages of Climbing Stairs

Inactivity is as risky as smoking!

Exercise should be pair of our daily lifestyle, but how many of us are actually following the exercise rule? Lack of any exercise can lead to various health problems. Over eating with less exercise can weaken the body muscles, create stiff joints and increase your risk of developing all kinds of heart diseases. Continue Reading

Treatment and prevention of diarrhea

Diarrhea is a condition that affects millions of people every year. This condition involves the frequent passing of loose, watery and unformed feces. It generally lasts for less than 14 days. This troublesome disease could be caused by an infection of the small intestines, generally bacteria or viruses. Almost everyone suffers from this infectious diarrhea at some point in their life, including a vacation to a foreign land. An estimated, 2.5 billion cases of diarrhea were reported in the year 2004, resulting in 1.5 million deaths among children under the age of five. Further, about 1.7 to 5 billion cases of diarrhea occur every year and this condition is most common in developing countries. Continue Reading

Best Foods for Lactating Mothers

Many new mothers worry if their body is producing enough milk that is required to meet the baby’s growing needs. A very small percentage of mothers produce less or no milk at all. In such cases, the mother should seek a proper consultation with the doctor and work upon the reasons because less milk production is a signal for various health syndromes for both the baby and mother. Continue Reading