Has it ever occurred to you that your finger nails say a lot about your health? Clues bout your over all health and lifestyle can be revealed in your finger nails, just like our skin and hair, our fingernails are always growing. And when our bodies are under stress, there may be signs of it in our nails. health issues such as problems in the Liver, Lungs and Heart can show up in the finger nails. For instance , Finger nails that contain little colour or pigment (pale nails) can sometimes be a sign of serious illness such as Anemia, congestive heart failure, Liver disease and malnutrition.Read More
Most people especially adolescents are very cautious about how they look and take great measures and caution to look good. Good looks have become a norm for the youths and even adults respectively. Acne is one common skin condition most people dread and youths and adults see acne as a threat to their looks. Acne can affect people of all races and all ages.For most people, acne diminishes over time and tends to disappear – or at the very least decreases – by age 25.There is, however, no way to predict how long it will take to disappear entirely, and some individuals will carry this condition well into their thirties, forties, and beyond. Acne can be distressingly annoying. The main effects of Acne are psychological and sufferers may experience low self esteem and in extreme cases depression or suicide.Read More
Wendy Richmond, a 53 -year -old devoted mother battles a rare medical condition that puts her into a coma every time she tells her children: ‘I love you.’
Wendy Richmond, slips into a ‘waking sleep’ that leaves her almost paralyzed every time she becomes emotional or wants to laugh or cry.
Ever since her first grandchild Megan was born, Mrs Richmond has had to remain emotionally reserved.
She said: ‘I want to just sweep her up into my arms and say I love you. But I am afraid it could be dangerous for both of us.’
It could trigger an episode and I could collapse on the floor, injuring Megan and myself. ‘It is quite bizarre to think I can’t tell my family I love them without falling over.’
Same also happens with Kelly Timson also a mother of two boys. Kelly collapses any time she expresses strong emotions such as laughter,anger,or crying. Often , she finds herself collapsed in a heap on the floor some times she injures herself during such falls and once she nearly suffocated after landing face down on the sofa. During an attack,Kelly can see and hear but her body is temporary paralyzed and attacks can last anything from a few seconds to an hour. Now she fears she may have passed the illness onto her young son.
Now what exactly is it that makes both Wendy Richmond and Kelly Timson collapse and go into a state of total paralysis in response to emotions? Both women suffer from a rare disorder called Cataplexy.
The skin is the outer covering of the body. In humans, it is the largest organ of the integumetary system . The skin has multiple layers of ectodermal tissue and guards the underlying muscles, bones, ligaments and internal organs. Though nearly all human skin is covered with hair follicles, it can appear hairless. In humans, skin pigmentation varies among populations, and skin type can range from dry to oily. Such skin variety provides a rich and diverse habitat for bacteria that number roughly 1000 species from 19 phyla. So how then can we take adequate care of our skin to give it that healthy and younger look? Here are some tips to guide you.
There are four general skin types: oily, dry, normal and combination. In addition, it is possible to have sensitive skin along with one of the four general types.
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder characterized by throbbing, pulling, creeping, or other unpleasant sensations in the legs and an uncontrollable, and sometimes overwhelming, urge to move them. Symptoms occur primarily at night when a person is relaxing or at rest and can increase in severity during the night. Moving the legs relieves the discomfort. Often called paresthesias (abnormal sensations) or dysesthesias (unpleasant abnormal sensations), the sensations range in severity from uncomfortable to irritating to painful.
The most distinctive or unusual aspect of the condition is that lying down and trying to relax activates the symptoms. Most people with RLS have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep. Left untreated, the condition causes exhaustion and daytime fatigue. Many people with RLS report that their job, personal relations, and activities of daily living are strongly affected as a result of their sleep deprivation. They are often unable to concentrate, have impaired memory, or fail to accomplish daily tasks. It also can make traveling difficult and can cause depression.
As many as 10 percent of the U.S. population may have RLS. Several studies have shown that moderate to severe RLS affects approximately 2-3 percent of adults (more than 5 million individuals). An additional 5 percent appears to be affected by a milder form. Childhood RLS is estimated to affect almost 1 million school-age children, with one-third having moderate to severe symptoms. Some people with RLS will not seek medical attention, believing that they will not be taken seriously, that their symptoms are too mild, or that their condition is not treatable. Some physicians wrongly attribute the symptoms to nervousness, insomnia, stress, arthritis, muscle cramps, or aging.
RLS occurs in both men and women, although the incidence is about twice as high in women. It may begin at any age. Many individuals who are severely affected are middle-aged or older, and the symptoms typically become more frequent and last longer with age.
RLS is classified as a movement disorder, as individuals are forced to move their legs in order to gain relief from symptoms.
More than 80 percent of people with RLS also experience a more common condition known as periodic limb movement of sleep (PLMS). PLMS is characterized by involuntary leg twitching or jerking movements during sleep that typically occur every 15 to 40 seconds, sometimes throughout the night. The symptoms cause repeated awakening and severely disrupted sleep. Although many individuals with RLS also develop PLMS, most people with PLMS do not experience RLS. People who have PLMS and do not have RLS or another cause for the PLMS may be diagnosed with periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD). PLMD may be a variant of RLS and thus respond to similar treatments.
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Its Friday evening ,Mrs Woods has just returned from work. Immediately she steps into the house,she drops her hand bag on the couch in the living room and set to preparing the evening meal . she washed the fresh vegetables she had bought from the market on her way home and rinses the cutting board then begins to slice the vegetables. Half way into slicing she begins to feel this burning pain creeping slowly up her fingers ,into her wrists moving up her elbows. Mrs woods shakes her hand rotates her wrists ,shifts her position and then resumes her slicing but her stiff fingers just refused to continue the slicing disobeying her almost as if they have a will of their own. Mrs woods drops the knife and stares helplessly at the half cut vegetables . This is not the first time this is happening , just last week the same experience had happened at the office while she was working at her computer leaving her with severe pain and puffy fingers. She picks up her knife ignoring the burning pain that has now lodged in her shoulders and begins to force her body to work as it should . Thinking her enemies must be at work,they must have known somehow that she had planned on preparing a very delicious meal for her husband and they are now trying to stop her? never! she began to whisper prayers binding and loosing every strong hold of her “enemy” that had captured her fingers , wrist and elbow and now her shoulder.It was in th...Read More
Most times chaotic situations and the stress life throws at you gets your body over worked and thus needs to be maintained through regular exercise. For instance if you do not maintain your car , there is an increased possibility that it will stop working . Similarly , if you do not exercise your body, it will slowly stop working and cannot function the way you want it to.Read More
Malaria has long been the major cause of illness and death World wide. The disease remains a major threat to health in countries prone to it. Malaria also appears to be the most dreaded disease in third world countries, yet though not many know it, the disease, as simple as it sounds, and as common as its symptoms are, is a giant killer, especially among third world rural dwellers. Expectant mothers and infants are the two most Malaria preys. Infant mortality rate traceable to Malaria was probably music to the ears of residents of Ogudu area of Lagos months ago until a young nursing mother painfully lost her four weeks old baby girl to the disease.Read More
Among pharmaceutical companies with research and development initiatives in Nigeria today is Geneith Pharmaceuticals. Incorporated in the year 2000 as a private limited liability company, the main business of the company is distribution of drugs and pharmaceuticals with standards above the bar, in the quest for value additions to the health and quality of life of Nigerians. The Company’s products, including Camosunate ACT Anti-Malarial, its flagship brand, are all NAFDAC registered and currently sourced from various overseas pharmaceutical Companies with GMP certification...Read More