Hair loss refers to the process that involves unusual loss of hair mainly from the head in both men and women. Unlike with normal hair loss that involves minimal loss of hair every day accompanied by a fresh growth of hair, re-growth of new hair does not happen with unusual hair loss. Medically referred to as alopecia, unusual hair loss can be caused by various factors including autoimmune conditions (overactive
Okay, so you have been shaving or waxing your armpits since you were 12! But, have you ever wondered if there are any painless alternatives or tips to removing underarm hair? Underarm hair has always been a nightmare to pretty damsels. Beauty and confidence starts with smooth skin, and every lady out there will agree! While laser hair removal is an expensive affair, waxing and threading is not just messy
Stretch marks are lines that appear on the skin. They develop in a color slightly different from your skin color and are, therefore, visible. Development of stretch marks occurs in the middle layer of your skin (dermis) as the result of over-stretching of the connecting tissue. Although stretch marks can develop on any part of your skin, they mostly occur in such areas as the abdomen, upper arms, shoulders, thighs,
Vaginal smell is what medical professionals refer to as vaginal odor or bacterial vaginosis. The vagina naturally has healthy bacteria within its environment that inform how it naturally smells. Monthly menstrual cycles also inform it smells. Although both the presence of bacteria and changes brought about by monthly menstrual flow contribute to how the vagina naturally smells such other factors as perspiration, infection, and pH imbalance cause an unusual smell.
A heavy period is what is medically referred to as menorrhagia. Women with this condition often experience some level of pain during menstruation. Although different women lose a varied amount of blood during menstruation, the average amount that you should lose is between 30-50 ml. How much is heavy period? You should consider yourself as having a heavy period if you lose more than 80 ml of blood during menstruation.
The natural phenomenon of menstruation is what differentiates you from male human beings. It is the clearest sign of your femininity and you should never view it as a bother. It is always a good idea to let it run its course. However, there are situations or moments when you may need to delay menstruation. Indeed, some women delay menstruation using hormonal pills and other prescription medications. Although such medications
What is Bad Breath? Bad breath refers to the medical condition known as halitosis. This is a condition associated with the foul or bad smell of the air that you breathe out. Unfortunately, it is hard to tell if your breath is bad. It can only be detected by your partner, friends or colleagues when you speak. There is no doubt that everyone has bad breath, especially in the mornings
Yes, Kale is as healthy as healthy can be! Though it may not be your favourite, this green leafy vegetable offers myriad health benefits. It is packed with anti-inflammatory properties. It is also a strong antioxidant. It is also known as “queen of greens” for its nutritional value. Some other names given to this superfood include “the new beef” and “a nutritional powerhouse”. And, if that is not enough, kale
What are Vitamins? Vitamins are organic compounds that your body requires for optimum function. They are very different from such other nutrients as minerals, fatty acids, and amino acids although they combine to make various processes in your body possible. You definitely cannot ignore the important roles that vitamins play in your body system. They help in converting food to energy, in boosting your immune system and in ensuring that
The cracked heel is a condition associated with the occurrence of cracks on the heels. The cracks or fissures can be shallow or deep. Having deeply cracked heels can lead to pain especially when walking or standing. Indeed, deep cracks on your heels can cause bleeding and can create a fertile ground for opportunistic infections of the feet. Cracked heels appear as dark brown or yellowish discoloration on the skin