How To Treat Bunions
March 29, 2013 – 12:00 am | No Comment
A bunion is a deformity that is mainly made up of a lateral deviation of the great toe which enlarges due to a tissue or a bone. It is a serious foot problem. These are formed within the foot and not on the surface of the foot. An arthritic condition and  a result of bone degeneration it is found as  a lump on the outside portion of the big toe. Bunions are seen near the joint of the toe and sometimes  [...]

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Tips To Ensure Favourable Infant Breastfeeding
August 12, 2009 – 10:00 pm | No Comment
Tips To Ensure Favourable Infant Breastfeeding
Breast Milk is the superlative boost for a child’s overall growth raising immunity levels and bolstering IQ levels. Though breastfeeding is an innate process, numerous glitches do crop up that may adversely hinder the process. Many women experience sore, cracked nipples, inflammation, tenderness, surfacing of darkish red patches or balls on the breasts. Acute infections of the milk duct occurs leading to pus-filled lumps during Mastitis. The primeval healing method of Ayurveda advocates both the consumption and topical application of crushed garlic to cure red blotches on the breasts. Garlic accelerates the healing process by extracting puss and rooting out the germs. Topical application of powdered turmeric paste with water, bitter gourd and onion extract both external application and consumption assisted in quick recovery from puss formations. Engorgement of the breasts wherein there is a feeling of extreme fullness and pain along with a swollen areola can be effectively treated  [...]


Over Coming The Fear Of Getting Pregnant
July 19, 2009 – 8:00 am | 2 Comments
Over Coming The Fear Of Getting Pregnant
Getting Pregnant Once you have tied the knot, you would agree that your priorities change. There are many important decisions that need to be made.  You need to adjust with a new partner in a new family. The decision of having babies and adding a new member to your family is a very important decision that is not to be taken easily. You would need a lot of delicate handling which many newly wed couples are not ready for. Before making this important decision in your life it is very important that the couple creates a good understanding among themselves. They need to tighten their relationship to the extent they do not move irrespective of whatever is thrown at them. Once the relationship has stabilized it is seen that many women still fears with the thought of pregnancy. If we look at these fears in detail we can dispel them easily. There are many women who are scared of losing their freedom and do not wish to be get tied up with responsibility.  In fact  if you look at it the  [...]


Declobbering Some Emergency Contraception Myths
July 7, 2009 – 11:36 am | No Comment
Declobbering Some Emergency Contraception Myths
With a clutter of countless brands marketing their products to the hilt, one needs to get their perceptions clear to make informed decisions which will help woman lead side-effects free lives with zero risks from unprecedented health risks like sexually transmitted diseases, unwanted pregnancy or last but not the least, a diminished sex life. Many vouch by the 100% effectiveness of the latex and polyurethane varieties of condoms. With its hassle-free reach across medicine counters, effortless storage, affordable prices and effectual safeguard against AIDS and wide range of STD, there are quite some loopholes to watch out for. Many factors like faulty use, wear and tear during use can cause abnormal genital lumps, herpes to site a few. There are others who disregard it use to due to deadened feeling, clumsiness or are simply sensitive to certain brands. One can optimise the effectiveness of condoms by combining the use of jelly-like, creams, easily insert able spermicides that increase  [...]


Pointers For Effectual Antenatal Care
June 30, 2009 – 4:41 am | No Comment
Pointers For Effectual Antenatal Care
‘One who does not think and plan ahead will find trouble right at her door’ was what the great Confucious one stated and rightly so, being so relevant in the case of laying significant emphasis on antenatal health so that disease processes affecting the mother and the child can be diagnosed early enough to reduce the mortality and morbidity associated with it. It is essentially mandatory to pay a visit to undergo medical surveillance to confirm normal pregnancy, detect abnormal cases like ectopic or missed abortion. It helps detect the exact date of conception for women not knowing the exact last menstrual period, which the key information in diagnosing and managing any growth retardations. These antenatal visits which also involve important laboratory tests and other investigations, help conjugate essential information. The Rh-factor is an important with Rh negative mothers who need essential counselling. These tests help monitor several factors like iron content, blood sugar, HIV  [...]


Underwater Birth - A Gentle Birth Choice
June 20, 2009 – 8:41 am | No Comment
Underwater Birth – A Gentle Birth Choice
In submerged or underwater birth, the delivery of the child occurs while the mother is submerged in water. Many seem to be opting for this means of child birth, which has led to it gaining popularity and increased acceptability. In this method both the mother and the new born seem to be benefited. Though, at certain times this method can pose threat to the new born in the form of aspiration and water inhalation. This revolutionary method of child birth owes its origin to the obstetrician Igor, who did comprehensive research on the advantages and dangers. He successfully propagated this natural method in his delivery center at Pithiviers with countless women safely and easily giving birth by this aquatic technique. This method of birth is quite favorable for the child since the stressful exercise the child goes through during his passage through the birth canal is significantly eased as when the process takes place under water which is tepid, the transition of the baby from the birth  [...]


Confounding Contraception Facts Revealed
June 12, 2009 – 10:51 pm | No Comment
Confounding Contraception Facts Revealed
Life is all about making informed choices and with such a huge array of options available, one can get easily perplexed. Here’s how to get a head start. There are many inject able versions that contain either the sole hormone progestin as found in Depo-Provera or the duo-combo of progestin and oestrogen found in Cyclofem, Mesigyna, Lunelle, Noristerat all effectively avert ovulation by creating barricade for the sperms, with the miniscule failure rate of 1%, they have to be administered within 5 days of commencement of menstrual cycle. Depo-Provera or Depo-subQ Provera 104 shot offers protection from pregnancy for a period of 3 months while Lunelle offers protection for about a month, with fertility returning in two months time, at the rate of $30 a shot. Lunelle causes weight gain, vomiting and breast tenderness in many cases. Noristerat injection is effective for a period of two months, ideal for short-term contraception for women who have been immunized or whose partners have  [...]