Young people are prone to developing acne because of the hormonal surge that they experience during adolescent years. Some people have light, moderate to serious acne problem that can lead to acne scarring. The bad thing about acne scar is that it may take a while before it disappears. Some people have severe acne scars that may stay with them for a very long time. Sometimes, medical intervention is essential to slowly remove acne scars. Here are some tips on how to reduce acne scarring:
1. Prevention – they say that prevention is better than cure. Employ a regular and basic skin care regimen. It’s very easy. All you need to do is to have regular exercise, drink lots of water, wash your face using a mild cleanser, use a mil toner and moisturize (if needed). You may also want to reduce stress to help keep outbreaks at bay. However, if this doesn’t work, visit a dermatologist so he or she can prescribe skin care products that will help control pimples. Continue reading
Appendicitis is the infection and inflammation of our appendix. This is one of the most common condition that people suffers the world over. In fact, in the US alone, there are around 80,000 people who undergo surgery due to appendicitis each year. So what are the sign and symptoms of appendicitis? Let’s start with:
1. Location – the pain that is associated with appendicitis is found in the lower right quadrant region of the abdomen. It’s basically in the region of your belly button. The pain is a sign that your appendix is infected and this usually lasts for 12 to 18 hours. Then, over time, other tissues around that region will become involved. The pain will move towards your belly button too. However, pregnant women and toddlers may have pain in the different areas of the abdomen. Continue reading
People who suffer from acid reflux should have a special diet that minimizes or control their symptoms. Usually, people experience acid reflux after meal so it’s a must that you stay away from food that can worsen it. Here are some foods that you can add to your diet.
1. Grains, vegetables and fruits – these foods are great because they have low fat content. Here are examples of these types of food:
b. Rice and rice products
d. Wheat bread Continue reading
There are a lot of people who live with lactose intolerance. People who have lactose intolerance cannot digest sugar in dairy products which is, obviously, lactose. Normally, people digest lactose in their small intestines. But if you’re lactose intolerant, your small intestines can’t break it down properly. So basically, you have to stay away from dairy food and drinks. Otherwise, you’ll experience unpleasant physical symptoms. For example: abdominal bloating, nausea and vomiting, flatulence and lastly, abdominal cramping or pain. So what can you do to manage it?
1. Use lactose-free milk – because of the awareness in this condition, more and more companies are producing products that are lactose-free. You need to monitor your dairy intake and use lactose-free drink to prevent the symptoms. Remember that there are people who only suffer from periodic intolerance while there are those who simply cannot take any type of dairy. Either way, a lactose-free drink can help you enjoy your dairy beverage and food. Continue reading
Skin asthma is perhaps the least popular type of asthma. It’s a type of atopic dermatitis. People with skin asthma have extreme skin sensitivity to allergens. This is also a chronic condition that usually affects people who are predisposed to allergies and asthma itself. But what are the symptoms of skin asthma?
1. Location – the location of atopic dermatitis usually appears in and around the joints of the body. However, it’s not only limited to these areas. They can also appear in the eyes, the scalp, the hands and the feet and even in the trunk of the body. Continue reading
There are a lot of people who suffer from acute and chronic migraine. Migraines are unlike your typical headaches. This is more painful and is usually accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Others experience visual disturbance and stiff neck. It can directly affect your ADL or activities of daily living. Here are some tips on how to manage and control migraine without using medications:
1. Check for patterns – keep a diary and check if there are pattern that emerges. Take note of the things that you do before the onset of the migraine. Then make sure to avoid these triggers and see if there is an improvement. Continue reading