Archive | February, 2016

Sore muscles after a workout

Performing strenuous physical activity, especially something that is new to the body can lead to sore muscles. The muscles endure substantial physical stress when performing exercises. Mild soreness of the muscles is considered as a typical outcome when performing any physical activity usually in the beginning stages of a program. The stress placed on the […]

Itchy eyes during pregnancy

Itchy eyes can become worse during the end of the pregnancy. Itchiness of the eyes during the 37th week of pregnancy can become bothersome that they cause interruption of regular daily activities and sleep. Oftentimes, this condition becomes worse if not properly treated and can result to infection. The hormone levels fluctuate during pregnancy, especially […]

Swollen gums

The gums are important to overall oral health. The gums are composed of firm, pink tissue that covers the bones of the jaw which is thick, fibrous and full of blood vessels. Swollen gums protrude or bulge out. In most cases, the swelling starts when the gums start to hide some areas of the teeth […]

Bee stings

Bee stings can be deadly if the person is allergic to the venom. If any member of the family is allergic to bee stings and gets stung, remove the stinger and seek medical help immediately. Sting of bees triggers reactions that range from mild pain and discomfort to severe allergic reactions. A person stung by […]

Hypothermia

Hypothermia is a dangerous drop in the temperature of the body that is usually caused by prolonged exposure to cold temperatures. The risk of cold exposure increases during the winter months. Normal temperature of the body is 98.6 degrees but with hypothermia, the temperature drops below 95 degrees. In severe hypothermia, the temperature of the […]

Edema

Edema is the accumulation of fluid in the tissues of the body which causes swelling of the legs, hands, feet and other parts of the body. Fluid builds up in the tissues when there is leakage from the capillaries caused by injuries, excess pressure or the levels of albumin are reduced. Edema can also happen […]

Nose bleeds

Nose bleeds are also known as epistaxis in which the inner part of the nose has plenty of tiny blood vessels and it is one of the most sensitive parts of the body. When these vessels are disturbed, blood will begin flowing coming from the nostril or both the nostrils. Bleeding from the nostril can […]