Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS) or Pickwickian syndrome

Many obese people have Pickwickian syndrome or Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS). A person with OHS experiences breathing difficulties due to intense pressure from excessive weight. The excess body fat constricts chest and diaphragm movements and restricts them from getting the right amount of oxygen for the body. This results to a lower oxygen level that […]

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Excessive Sweating: Should you consult a doctor?

Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is a relatively rare, non-life-threatening medical condition that occurs in the: Hands (palmar hyperhidrosis) Armpits (axillary hyperhidrosis) Feet (plantar hyperhidrosis) Regardless of where it occurs, hyperhidrosis affects a person’s quality of life. Excessive sweating can affect your entire body or just certain areas, particularly your palms, soles, underarms or face. The […]

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Food Supplements: Are they safe without doctors’ prescription

The majority of adults in the world take one or more dietary supplements either every day or occasionally. Today’s dietary supplements include vitamins, minerals, herbals and botanicals, amino acids, enzymes, and many other products. Dietary supplements come in a variety of forms: traditional tablets, capsules, and powders, as well as drinks and energy bars. Popular supplements include […]

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