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Irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects the large intestine (colon). Irritable bowel syndrome commonly causes cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation. IBS is a chronic condition that you will need to manage long term. Even though signs and symptoms are uncomfortable, IBS — unlike ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, […]

Erectile dysfunction or impotence

Erectile dysfunction (ED) or impotence is sexual dysfunction characterized by the inability to develop or maintain an erection of the penis during sexual activity. A penile erection is the hydraulic effect of blood entering and being retained in sponge-like bodies within the penis. The process is most often initiated as a result of sexual arousal, […]

Hepatitis B- A silent killer Disease

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver, most commonly caused by a viral infection. There are five main hepatitis viruses, referred to as types A, B, C, D and E. These five types are of greatest concern because of the burden of illness and death they cause and the potential for outbreaks and epidemic spread. […]

Gonorrhea-A burning sensation when you pee

Gonorrhea, also known as gonnococcal infection, gonococcal urethritis, gonorrhoea and the clap, is a sexually transmitted infection. The usual symptoms in men are a burning sensation with urination and discharge from the penis. Women have no symptoms about half the time or have vaginal discharge and pelvic pain. What causes gonorrhoea? Gonorrhoea is caused by […]

Orchitis-male’s inflamed testicle

Overview Orchitis is an inflammatory condition of one or both testicles in males, generally caused by a viral or bacterial infection. • Most cases of orchitis in children are caused by infection with the mumps virus. • Orchitis caused by a bacterial infection most commonly develops from the progression of epididymitis, an infection of the […]

Amenorrhea-The absence of a women’s period

Amenorrhea Overview Amenorrhea is the absence of menstrual bleeding and may be primary or secondary. Primary amenorrhea is the absence of menstrual bleeding and secondary sexual characteristics (for example, breast development and pubic hair) in a girl by age 14 years or the absence of menstrual bleeding with normal development of secondary sexual characteristics in […]

Breast cancer- A major concern for women

Cancer is a generic term for a large group of diseases that can affect any part of the body. Other terms used are malignant tumours and neoplasms. One defining feature of cancer is the rapid creation of abnormal cells that grow beyond their usual boundaries, and which can then invade adjoining parts of the body […]

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

STDs: Sexually transmitted infections (STI), also referred to as sexually transmitted diseases (STD) and venereal diseases (VD), are infections that are commonly spread by sex, especially vaginal intercourse, anal sex and oral sex. Most STIs initially do not cause symptoms. This results in a greater risk of passing the disease on to others. Symptoms and […]

Papaya Juice Analysis

Traditionally Used For Acidosis Acne Blood Problems Constipation Heart Disease Improved Digestion Kidneys Liver Tumors Ulcers Weight Loss A Good Source Of Calcium Chlorine Iron Phosphorus Potassium Silicon Sodium Vitamin A Vitamin C Papain Freshness Test Look for deep colored papayas that are orange, gold or yellow. You don’t want mushy papayas and so look […]

The Nutritional Value of Tea

Introduction As a nation we enjoy drinking tea on a daily basis, getting through 165 million cups a day. On-going research is discovering that drinking just 4 cups of tea a day may offer significant health benefits. In addition to tea’s contribution to overall daily fluid intake as well as the presence of powerful antioxidants […]