At-home Activities for Sick Kids

There will be days when your child calls in sick and you have to pitch in, to provide comfort and care for your ailing child. However, there will also be times when you will have to engage your little one in some activity to lessen the instances of him/her feeling sick and cranky. That’s where we come into the picture to help you with certain home activities.
Children tend to get mighty cranky and clingy, and for most part of the time, get highly irritable when they are smitten by the flu or by any sort of sickness. What they crave for, at such times is, undivided attention from their parents and family members. As a parent, you have to be ready to take on all the duties of caring and fending for the child as well as provide means to keep your child’s mind engaged, so that it takes their mind off the sickness. In situations, when the child is affected with chickenpox or scarlet fever and is forced to stay off the school limits for days on end, it is only but natural for the child to get bored and lethargic. With the

Thickening of the Uterus

Symptom of thickening of uterusEndometrial hyperplasia or thickening of the uterus lining affects many women in different age groups. It is caused due to the imbalance of the female hormones – estrogen and progesterone. Understand more about this gynecological problem with the help of following article.
In medical parlance, thickening of uterus is known as Endometrial Hyperplasia. The endometrium is the lining of the uterus, that grows and thickens every month, in sexually mature women. It is shed during the menstrual period, in the absence of pregnancy. All changes in the uterine lining are due to the female hormones – estrogen and progesterone.

Estrogen builds or thickens the lining of the uterus, and progesterone controls its growth. Mid-cycle ovulation occurs and the egg is released from the ovary. In case the egg is not fertilized, it can result in a drop in the hormonal levels, causing a regular menstrual period. The unfertilized egg and uterine lining are then shed through menstrual blood.

At times, due to reasons like unhealthy lifestyle, certain health issues, and stress, the menstrual cycle tends to become irregular. If this condition recurs, it can also be an indication of some problem in the

Hot Flashes in Young Women

Hot flashes are sudden episodes of intense heat pervading the body, followed by chills, lasting for a few minutes. Although brief, a hot flash is distressing, as there is profuse sweating and flushing of the face, chest and neck.

Reproductive hormones like estrogen, progesterone, and many others, play a significant role in the overall physiology of women. Their importance is felt when they start to get depleted, beginning in the early to mid 40s. Several unpleasant symptoms start to become apparent, as the body struggles to cope with the transition. One such symptom is a hot flash, also known as Vasomotor Symptoms (VMS)

A hot flash is a common symptom of approaching menopause. It is also quite common in those who have already reached menopause. Young women usually do not have hot flashes, but it is not a rare occurrence either, although they have fewer episodes as compared to older women. It can occur at any time during the day or night. Women who have a hot flash at night often wake up suddenly, feeling the need to take off their clothes and open a window to let in some cool air. Such an episode lasts

Hot Flashes in Men

Hot flashes or sweats are most common menopause symptoms, and so are mostly associated with women. However, there are many men who suffer from hot flashes and don’t consider any treatment for this condition. But, men experiencing these flashes should seek medical help, as they could be sign pointing a serious health disorder.

Causes

Andropause: Andropause is male menopause which occurs during the aging process in men, and hot flashes are the common symptoms of this condition. Other symptoms accompanied by the flashes in this process include weight gain, trouble at sleeping and slow hair growth.
Infections: Certain infections like HIV/AIDS or tuberculosis can also cause night sweats.
Tumor/Cancer: If you are experiencing hot flashes along with testicular pain, immediately contact a doctor as this could be a sign of cancer. Males can also experience these flashes due to a tumor present in pituitary gland or hypothalamus.
Hormone Level: Sudden hot flashes may also occur as a hormone imbalance symptom, like when there is a sudden and substantial lowering in the level of the testosterone, which is the sex hormone or the androgen hormone.
Reaction to Food/Medicine: Reaction to MSG, that is, mono sodium glutamate can

What Causes Obtunded Behavior in Humans?

Obtundation in humansA number of medical disorders can cause a decrease in alertness, sometimes even posing a risk of injury or death. This Buzzle article deals with obtundation, a condition similar to lethargy, and tells you what its causes actually are.
Did You Know?
Statistics reveal that up to 5% of emergency room visits in urban US hospitals are due to disorders related to consciousness.
The term consciousness describes the ability to be alert, and respond to any changes in our surrounding environment. Under normal circumstances, human consciousness can be of two types – wakefulness, which describes the fully alert state that we function in when not asleep, and sleep, in which the mind and body are temporarily inactive, but can be aroused.

Consciousness is governed by two parts of our brain – the cerebrum and brain stem. The cerebrum interacts with the brain stem and keeps us alert, but it can also modify this level of alertness by taking feedback from our sense organs like the eyes, skin, and ears.

When there is an undesirable change in the blood flow to the brain, or the brain suffers an injury, abnormal states of consciousness may be experienced.

Peyronie’s Disease Symptoms

Symptoms of Peyronie’s disease, although less in number, are prominent enough to indicate the onset of the condition. Know about the classic symptoms of this medical condition from this write-up…
Peyronie’s disease is among the conditions that are associated with the sexual function of men. It refers to a condition which is marked by the formation of a thick scar tissue in the shaft of the penis; when explained on clinical terms, the corpus cavernosa. This term refers to two tube-like chambers contained in the penis. When a man is sexually aroused, blood flows into these chambers. Then there is what is known as the tunica albuginea. It is an elastic tissue that envelopes the corpus cavernosa as a protective medium (sheath). So when the blood flow increases in the penis, this elastic tissue stretches, and this is what makes the penis straightened and stiffened. But due to certain factors, which doctors are still perplexed with, this very sheath is damaged and a scar tissue, called plaque, forms along its length. And this reduces its flexibility, which eventually affects the erection of the penis during sexual activity.

Signs and Symptoms of Peyronie’s Disease

The formation of the

Health Symptoms Women Should Never Ignore

Health symptoms women should not ignoreMost people brush off minor health concerns, reasoning them to be a part of hectic lifestyles. However, these small signs and symptoms may be a warning signal for a major underlying issue. Know all about the health symptoms women shouldn’t ignore, in this Buzzle article.
Women in particular need to keep an eye on their physical and mental health, because if we’re scurrying to and from appointments and errands, we don’t have a lot of time to take care of ourselves. We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own ‘to do’ list. ~ Michelle Obama
A woman’s body is definitely more complicated than a man’s. A small sneeze will get a man running to the doctor, perhaps for a complete checkup. But a woman will sleep or rest through her worst illness at times. Yes, we know women are more tolerant, and also have a higher threshold for pain, and in most areas, both physical and mental.

So, small issues like headaches, slight pain or discomfort in any part of the body, is usually brushed off by most women. They reason it with their hectic