Facts on Obesity

Obesity is the accumulation of excess or abnormal fat that may impair health. In adults, the BMI (Body Mass Index) is the commonly used index for weight and height classifications. The BMI of a person is measured by dividing his weight against in kilograms against his height in meters squared. In adults obesity defined as […]

Common Eye Diseases – Glaucoma Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Glaucoma is one of the most common eye diseases, striking 1 in 200 people below 50. It is much more common among the elderly – almost 10% of all people above 80 suffer from glaucoma. Glaucoma is a very dangerous disease as it can lead to loss of eye sight if left untreated. Further, detection […]

Autoimmune Disorders, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

Autoimmune Disorders Our environment contains literally thousands of pathogenic microorganisms such as: viruses, fungi, parasites and bacteria. Normally our body defense system can protect us from these by means of our immune response, but in the modern world, more and more often our systems get out of balance resulting in a malfunction of the system […]

Glomerulonephritis: How to Diagnose and Prevent It at Various Levels

Glomerulonephritis is an inflammation of the glomeruli in the kidney. The glomeruli is constellation of small blood vessels in the kidney that act as a filter to remove excess fluid, electrolytes and nitrogenous wastes from the blood into the urine. It is divided into: Acute Glomerulonephritis- The symptoms develop suddenly. Chronic Glomerulonephritis- The symptoms develop […]

Loss of Penis Sensation – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment – How to Restore Penis Sensitivity

Diminished penile sensitivity is not that uncommon and may be caused by a number of different circumstances including trauma, medication, sexual anhedonia and/or other contributing health factors. Trauma– The penis is comprised of a network of veins and nerve endings, which, if damaged, may reduce an individual’s sensitivity. One of the many common sources of […]

Fruits For Diabetics – What Are the Fruits Recommended For Diabetics

Fruits for diabetics can aid in the general wellness of the patient with diabetes. However, there are certain steps to make sure that the fruits to be consumed would not raise the general blood sugar level of the person with diabetes. The following are easy means to determine whether the fruit to be eaten would […]