Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) & Prevention Tips

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection involving the kidneys, ureters, bladder, or urethra. These are the structures that urine passes through before being eliminated from the body.   The urine is normally sterile. An infection occurs when bacteria get into the urine and begin to grow. The infection usually starts at the opening of … Continue reading Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) & Prevention Tips

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What is Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Hypertension, also referred to as high blood pressure, is a condition that results from an increased force of blood moving through your arteries from your heart, which pushes against the walls of the arteries. The higher the pressure the harder the heart has to pump. Hypertension can lead to damaged organs, as well as several illnesses, … Continue reading What is Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Gout: A Painful Form of Arthritis

Gout is a painful and potentially disabling form of arthritis. The first symptoms usually are intense episodes of painful swelling in single joints, most often in the feet, especially the big toe. The swollen site may be red and warm. Causes Gout occurs when excess uric acid collects in the body, and needle‐like urate crystals deposit … Continue reading Gout: A Painful Form of Arthritis

Diabetes: What You Need to Know

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a set of related diseases in which the body cannot regulate the amount of sugar (specifically, glucose) in the blood. The blood delivers glucose to provide the body with energy to perform all of a person's daily activities. The liver converts the food a person eats into glucose. The glucose is then … Continue reading Diabetes: What You Need to Know

Dengue Fever: The Most Common Mosquito-borne Viral Disease

Dengue fever is a mosquito borne disease caused by dengue virus and is spread though the bite of the Aedes Mosquito. Dengue Fever and Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever (a more severe form) are the most common mosquito-borne viral diseases in the world. Aedes mosquitoes are identified by the black and white stripes on their body. Mosquitoes become … Continue reading Dengue Fever: The Most Common Mosquito-borne Viral Disease

What is Cholesterol? – Best Health Tips

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that’s found in all cells of the body. Your body needs some cholesterol to make hormones, vitamin D, and substances that help you digest foods. Your body makes all the cholesterol it needs. However, cholesterol also is found in some of the foods you eat. Cholesterol travels through your bloodstream … Continue reading What is Cholesterol? – Best Health Tips

Celiac Disease: A Disease of the Small Intestine

Celiac disease is a disease of the small intestine. Food empties from the stomach into the small intestine where it is digested and absorbed into the body. While food is being digested and absorbed, it is transported by the small intestine to the colon. What enters the colon is primarily undigested food. In celiac disease, … Continue reading Celiac Disease: A Disease of the Small Intestine

Back Pain

Back pain is a very common complaint. Back pain is a common reason for absence from work, or visiting the doctor's. Although back pain may be painful and uncomfortable, it is not usually serious.  Even though back pain can affect people of any age, it is significantly more common among adults aged between 35 and … Continue reading Back Pain