Allergy is a reaction of the body’s immune system to a particular substance that is usually harmless otherwise but the body does not accept that. The substances to which the body might react vary from person to person. Such reaction usually creates lot of discomfort but is not necessarily similar in everyone. It might be mild in some cases but very severe in some requiring medication. Everyone does not have… Continue reading
A cramp in the body muscles is a sudden contraction of a single muscle or a group of muscles. It is an involuntary contraction and can occur anywhere in the body but is more commonly found in the calf muscles, abdominal muscles and fingers of both hands and feet. It is usually very painful and can occur repeatedly. At times the cramp disappears automatically in less than a minute but… Continue reading
What is Endometritis?
Endometritis is the medical term used to describe the inflammation of the endometruim, the inner lining of the uterus. The inflammation may be caused by infection brought on by the use of various devices inserted for birth control, sexually transmitted diseases (STD) such as chlamydia, surgery, abortion and childbirth. Endometritis may be acute or chronic.
Symptoms of Endometritis
After the infection takes place, usual symptoms associated… Continue reading
What is Obesity?
While there is a technical definition of obesity, it can also be defined as abnormally increased surface area of the body. Being obese or being overweight are two different things. A person may be overweight but may not be obese. For example, the sportsmen may be overweight but may not be called obese. Similarly, the person having large body frame may be overweight but not fat. Such… Continue reading
What is snoring?
When the air of breath during sleep becomes excessively turbulent and causes the tissues of nose and throat to vibrate and produce a particular sound, it is called snoring. This sound can be mild or loud enough to be heard from a distance. Essentially, snoring occurs during sleep only. It is found more commonly in men than women and is very disturbing for those sleeping or just… Continue reading