Home Health Disorders cure Disorders Cure oi-Amritha K By Amritha K on September 9, 2019 Granuloma annulare is a rare and chronic skin condition that causes reddish or skin coloured bumps in a ring pattern. It is not contagious nor cancerous and can occur at any age. The condition is commonly found in women and usually develops on the hands and the feet. The bumps or the lesions are commonly found on the skin that coves joints like elbows or knuckles. In some cases, the bumps can also appear on the backside of your hands and also on top of the feet  . Most cases of granuloma annulare have been reported in healthy people. The lesions caused by the condition usually disappear on their own within two years without treatment. The benign inflammatory disease has been linked with diabetes mellitus  . Granuloma annulare sometimes get mistaken for skin conditions such as nummular eczema, psoriasis, tinea corporis etc. The aetiology of the genetic disorder is unknown  . … [Read more...] about Granuloma Annulare: Types, Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment
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Home Health Wellness Wellness oi-Amritha K By Amritha K on November 24, 2019 Your body is a temple and for that temple to remain holy and healthy, one requires the right amount of nutrition. The lack of vitamins and proteins can cause your body to become weak and dull - affecting your internal and external organs as well. Low levels of vitamins can pave the way to the development of various diseases and health conditions, which can be severe in nature. In the current article, we will focus on the impact of vitamin A and the plausible effect it could have on one's health in the absence of the necessary vitamin. Before going into it, let's explore the role of this essential vitamin in your health. What Is Vitamin A? A group of antioxidants, vitamin A plays a critical role in vision, bone growth and immune system. Generally, vitamin A is of two types - retinol and carotenoids, depending on the food source it is derived from. Vitamin A can be obtained from both animal and … [Read more...] about Can Vitamin A Deficiency Cause Blindness?
Home Health Wellness Wellness oi-Staff By Staff on August 23, 2017 Long-term, high-dose supplementation of vitamins B6 and B12 may be associated with a two to four-fold increased risk of lung cancer in men, a study has warned. Vitamin B intake has been long touted by the vitamin industry for increasing energy and improving metabolism, researchers from Ohio State University in the US said. They found that the lung cancer risk was further elevated in male smokers taking more than 20 milligramme of vitamin B6 or 55 microgrammess of B12 a day for 10 years. Male smokers taking B6 at this dose were three times more likely to develop lung cancer. Those taking B12 at such doses were about four times more likely to develop the disease compared to non-users, researchers said. They analysed data from more than 77,000 patients in the Vitamins And Lifestyle (VITAL) cohort study, a long-term prospective observational study designed to evaluate vitamin and other mineral supplements in … [Read more...] about Vitamin B Intake May Up Lung Cancer Risk In Men: Study
Home Health Wellness Wellness oi-Staff By Staff on November 24, 2017 An adequate amount of vitamin D in your body is a must if you want to remain disease free. Also a recent study has revealed an interesting fact - lack of vitamin D can cause low sex drive. If you have low sexual desire then here are some breakfast foods that may get you better luck in the sack as what we eat has a major influence on our sex drive. According to the study, if you have a low sex drive you could be lacking in vitamin D. Further the study also suggested that, what you eat can have a major influence on our sex drive. In order to make up for the lack of vitamin D, including mushrooms, fortified breakfast cereal like porridge, cornflakes, muesli, eggs and mackerel helps. So, apart from vitamin D deficiency what are the other factors that affects one's libido? Stress, Low level of fitness, lack of exercise, foods that you eat and work-personal life balance are a few of the other causes for low … [Read more...] about This Is One Major Factor Affecting Your Libido, Check It Out!
Peruvian carving portraying a surgeon performing a Cesarean section. Source: Image by Peter van der Sluijs under the GNU Free Documentation Licence. Between 1965 and 2009, births by Caesarean section in the USA rose steadily from just a twentieth to one third of all deliveries. For 2015, the Centers for Disease Control reported 1,272,503 C-section births, now the commonest surgical procedure in US hospitals. Yet a widely cited 1985 report from the World Health Organization concluded that C-sections for medical reasons need not exceed 15%. WHO noted that certain countries whose perinatal mortality rates are among the lowest in the world have C-section rates below 10%, while adverse health consequences had been reported at frequencies above 15%. Stabilization and possible decline in C-section rates in the USA between 2009 and 2016. (Note that relative differences have been visually exaggerated by cutting off the base of the histogram.) Source: Adapted from a figure in Martin et al. … [Read more...] about The Rising Tide of Caesarean Births