January 20, 2018

Never suppress a sneeze

I was reading this news about a man who had to go through catastrophic consequences when he suppressed a sneeze. Apparently he pinched his nose and clamped his mouth shut at the same time to prevent  a sneeze. And while doing this, the back of his throat got ruptured, leaving him barely able to speak or swallow, and in considerable pain. After seven days treatment, the man was discharged with the advice not to block both nostrils when sneezing in future.

January 6, 2018

Morning Heel Pain - Heel Spur, Calcaneal Spur

Few years ago, my mother used to suffer from excruciating pain in her soles or rather her heels. The minute she put her foot down in the morning,  after she got up from bed, she used to scream in pain. It was a torture for her to get out of her bed with pain akin to pricking of pins and needles as soon as her feet touched the ground. But, somehow she pushed herself to move about and do her work. The pain would slowly subside as hours passed by and as she went about her work and as the feet muscles warmed up. The pain would also occur after she would stand up after a prolonged period of sitting.  An X-ray at the orthopedist revealed that she had a heel spur or calcaneal spur or heel spur.
heel pain dues to heel spur or calcaneal spur

January 2, 2018

Girl Worried About Ugly Smile

Reader's Query
Priya asks:
I am a 17 year old girl who is afraid of smiling. This is because when I smile, I look awful and ugly. My cheeks puff up and my eyes crinkle, making me look like a clown. As I don't smile, I have gained the reputation of being a sourpuss in our college. Please tell me what to do.

Girl worried about ugly smile, awful smile

January 1, 2018

Happy New Year 2018

Wishing All My Readers A Very Happy and Prosperous New Year. May all your wishes come true this year! Love you all! Do continue reading this blog and do keep dropping your valuable suggestions and tips in the comment section.

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December 29, 2017

Best of 2017

It's that time of the year to put up the list of best posts! As always, I did not keep up my promise of posting more frequently but I did resist the urge to publish guest posts and that's a good thing!  I have compiled a list of posts, some of which are my personal favorites along with some which have been appreciated by the readers. Hope you all enjoy perusing them.

Will reducing weight darken my skin?
Many people have this mistaken notion that reducing weight eventually will take toll on the color of their skin and make it appear darker. This article shows how false this belief is!

Bad dreams before periods?
Do you get nightmares a few days before yoiur periods or unable to sleep well. You are not alone. Read on to know how PMS can affect your quality of sleep

December 14, 2017

Menstrual Migraine - What is that?

I admit I do suffer from a few unpleasant symptoms during PMS, but it's nothing severe that can disrupt my routine. Sometime back,  I'd heard one of my friends saying that she usually has headaches / migraines around the time of her period. At that point of time, I didn't think much of it. And though I didn't voice my thoughts to her, I believed that it was just a coincidence and that she was mistakenly linking her headaches with her menstrual cycle. But apparently I was wrong. Some women do get a type of headache called menstrual migraine. Its a specific condition where the timing of attacks is linked to the menstrual cycle.

November 18, 2017

Underweight And Early Menopause - Is there a connection?

Apparently there seems to be a connection between being underweight and hitting menopause early. While perusing the articles at Washington Post and NYTimes, I came across this study, Adult adiposity and risk of early menopause, in which researchers analyzed data on 78,759 pre-menopausal women who were mostly in their mid-30s, when the study was started. This study spanned for about 22 years and in that time around 2,804 women reached menopause before the the age of 45, which is considered early. All these women reached menopause naturally and none because of hysterectomy, oophorectomy, radiation therapy or chemotherapy.

underweight woman early menopause

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