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How to keep from getting type 2 diabetes?

diabetes is a major problem in developed as well as under-developed countries. Its incidence is increasing day by day. Type 2 diabetes results from the development of resistance against insulin and there is a clear difference between type 2 and type 1 diabetes (click here) . Type 2 What is meant by insulin resistance? Insulin is released by the pancreas after the ingestion of a meal. Food intake stimulates the release of insulin. After taking meal concentration of glucose in blood increases. Increased concentration of glucose in the blood stimulates insulin release. Insulin decreases the concentration of glucose in blood by transporting it inside the cells thereby increasing its utilization and thus prevents the body from the adverse effects of high blood glucose level (hyperglycemia). Insulin resistance means, over time the amount of insulin that is released by the pancreas of the diabetic patient fail to shift sufficient amount of glucose into the cells. Thus his body tries to

Reddish Bumps appear after every time i shave with Razor.

If you get reddish bumps every time you shave and it makes the shave difficult and painful and it is also affecting your skin and your looks then you are not alone. Many people all over the world face this problem and here will discuss how can we minimize that problem. What is the scientific or medical name of this condition? When you go to your doctor, your doctor will not write razor bumps in his diagnosis slip. He will write “ pseudofolliculitis barbae ” or “Pseudofolliculitis”. Pseudofolliculitis is the scientific or medical name of this condition. Why razor bumps occur? Some persons who have some genetic predisposition or have curly hair are at greater risk of developing razor bumps. Actually after shaving the hair curl back and grow into the skin and cause produces an inflammatory response which causes redness, itching and bumping of the affected area. Small bumps appear on the affected area which grows in size, may matt together and their itching causes significant scarring

Acetaminophen Vs Ibuprofen to Treat Headache. Better One?

You may be living with debilitating headaches, migraines or chronic pains. Headache is so common that it seems to be a natural though an unpleasant part of life. You may have tried different traditional as well as usual treatment option however here we will look into the pharmacological treatments of headaches. Common Pain killers Prescribed For Headache Most of these medications are over-the counter and are available without a doctor’s prescription. Drugs used commonly for the relief of headache symptoms are listed below: · Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) (Tylenol) · Aspirin (Bayer, Bufferin, Ecotrin) · Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, Nuprin) · Flurbiprofen (Ansaid) · Naproxen (Aleve) · Diclofenac (Cataflam) · Metaxalone (Skelaxin) Ibuprofen Vs Paracetamol Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen (also called Paracetamol) are the most common drugs used for the treatment of headache. Ibuprofen is thought to be more effective than acetaminophen. This impression is reinforced by t

Causes of White Pupillary Reflex Differential Diagnosis Leukocoria

White pupillary reflex is the whitish appearance of pupil . This condition is also known as leukocoria. It can occur in a number of conditions.  Following are the causes of white pupillary reflex in early life and these causes must be included in the differential diagnosis. 1. Congenital Cataract A congenital cataract is the congenital opacity of the lens of the eye. When light is thrown into the eye it gives white pupillary reflex . 2. Retinoblastoma It is a congenital tumour of retina. It is a life-threatening malignant condition and it usually occurs within the first three years of life. 3. Retrolental fibroplasia (Retro = behind, Lental = Lens). It is a disease of the retina. It usually occurs in premature infants who are kept in incubators under high pressure of oxygen. High oxygen has been identified as a case of retrolental fibroplasia. It is a fibrovascular mass present behind the lens. It impairs the vision and it gives white pupillary reflex on examination. 4. Anteri

How to gain muscle mass without anabolic steroids

Gaining muscle mass and looking muscular and attractive is every young man’s dream. In the recent past, anabolic steroids have become much popular because they are a shortcut to the goal. But these anabolic steroids are poisonous to your body. They decrease your body owns steroid production. Their long-term use cause testicular atrophy, they decrease sperm production, they cause bloating and hirsutism, they increase the incidence of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes . In the nutshell, their use shouldn’t be encouraged at all. Let us discuss a few methods that will help you to increase muscle mass without anabolic steroids. 1. lift More First thing you should do is to increase your weight progressively. The more you lift, more will be the muscle size. Our body has the extraordinary quality of adapting to new changing situations. when you lift more, your body will adapt to this new situation by increasing the muscle mass, so if next time if you lift the same load it will be compara

I got Slurred Speech Vomiting and dizziness in the morning.

Question: My partner is 24 and this morning got up for work and felt fine but 15 minutes later when leaving stumbled because he felt dizzy. He walked to his car and sat down for 10 minutes before feeling better. When he got to work he felt dizzy again and had double vision so went and laid down for about 5 minutes before getting back up only to be still dizzy, double vision and feeling nauseous. He decided to come home from work and messaged me to let me know and mentioned he found it really hard to send a message. When he got home he stumbled a bit before laying down and when he spoke to me he had slurred speech and sounded drunk. I went to work and when I returned 9 hours later his speech was still slurred and he had vomited twice. He was still feeling a bit dizzy and still has a bit of double vision but not as bad as it started. He said he has slept all day and feels very tired and when he closes his eyes he feels better. It's now been 15 hours no dizziness but still slur

Why Painful Swallowing? Odynophagia Causes and Treatment

In Scientific Term Pain in the throat while swallowing or painful swallowing is called odynophagia. At first, there is slight discomfort during swallowing which increases with time. You may feel pain while taking both solid and liquid food. Because stimulation of muscles that bring about swallowing may induce pain. Odynophagia is different from dysphagia . In dysphagia there is difficulty in swallowing, the patient can’t swallow or tries several times to force the bolus down to the stomach. In odynophagia, the patient can swallow. There is no problem in the machinery involved in the swallowing but the patient feels pain because of some damage, injury or inflammation of the innermost layer of the digestive pathway. This innermost layer is called the mucus membrane or mucosa. Lets us discuss the causes of odynophagia one by one and briefly.