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Nature confers many surprises on a woman during her pregnancy. The unpleasant morning sickness to the natural glow on the face and of course, the excitement of the first kick is some features that are bound to occur.

However, it is assured that no expecting mother would like the surprise of premature birth as it is known to pose a serious threat to the child as well the mother.

Almost all of us are aware of the identifiable causes of premature birth such as drug usage, alcohol consumption, cigarette smoking, poor diet, improper care, etc that can be avoided. However, in many instances, even if the above mentioned causes are taken care of, still a premature birth can happen.

Let us look at some of these causes –

  • The most common cause of premature birth is premature rupture of the membranes (Prom). This happens when the membranous bag containing the amniotic fluid and the baby develops a hole or bursts. As a result, the fluid may start leaking from the vagina which again could be a slow trickle or a large gush. There are no certain factors due to which PROM may be caused, but excessive amniotic fluid, vaginal infection or multiple babies are some of the common causes.

When it comes to human health we have to make sure that all the parts of our body are healthy. However, sometimes we don’t care about smaller issues that finally turn into larger issues and cause us a lot of damage.

Bladder control issues are very common among the women but most of the women never really care about it for which they have to pay a price at a later stage. Hence, it is very important that awareness should be spread about bladder control issues that can affect the health of a woman.

As per the statistics more than 33 million women across the United States suffer from different bladder problems and therefore these issues should be sorted out so that women can keep themselves fit and healthy.

In one of the survey done in the United States it has been found that one out of every six women in America suffers from problems like overactive bladder also known as OAB.

This normally happens because of the kind of lifestyle we live where we are normally very busy and we hardly pay attention to the requirements of our body.

In order to support all the women suffering from problems like overactive bladder and other bladder problems Medtronic Inc has come up with bladder health awareness month program where information about bladder control problems is imparted to the people.

Hepatitis Introduction

Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver which is mostly caused by the viruses and also due to the chemicals, drugs, alcohol, inherited diseases or autoimmune disease. The hepatitis is diagnosed by the presence of inflammation cells in the tissues of the organs and the hepatitis may occur with limited or no symptoms.

Hepatitis Overview

The overview of the hepatitis states that this is the disease which leads to Jaundice, anorexia and malaise and it is the high risk disease which becomes acute when it lasts for more than six months. The most cases of hepatitis around the world are caused by the group of viruses which are known as the hepatitis viruses.

The liver is the most important organ located in the upper right hand side of the abdomen and it performs many functions such as processing the body’s nutrition, manufacturing bile which helps in fat digestion, synthesizing proteins, regulating blood clotting, and breaks the toxic substances into harmless substances which the body can use. The virus when affected by the inflammation causes the hepatitis disease which is a serious health problem when discovered at an advanced stage.

Contact lenses have become an integral part of the lives of many individuals who have short sightedness, long sightedness or cylindrical power or any other eye degeneracy.

The contact lenses have been regarded as an integral part of the lives of those people who consider spectacles are a bore or are too out of fashion or even those people who have problems in wearing the spectacles.

The contact lens safety has also become a very important issue in the world of these contact lens owners.  The contact lenses are a very delicate matter to handle and if they are not handled with care then they shall not be giving the proper results that they are supposed to give. They, that is the contact lenses, are very delicate and have to be handled with a lot of care.

But it has been seen most patients or contact lens users are not following the rules and regulations of the usage of the contact lenses. This may lead to a hazardous result, as they make the eyes prone to all sorts of damage with respect to microbial load. The various kinds of bacteria may get attached to the contact lenses and form a thin sheath of microbial colonies which are known as biofilms.

The weight fall process is the most boring and time consuming procedure in anybody’s life.

Especially for women as a majority of them are looking to lose weight and stay in shape just like their teenage. If you’re one of those women who is struggling each day by exercising loads, maintaining diet, controlling sugary stuff and eating salads all day – You have some great news here. It’s all about a new cool body shaper.

The Shatobu have come out with an amazing workout method that you can’t imagine to be easier. It’s not even a method. It’s a amazing invention that they came up with a few months back. The method works and many women have lost weight just by doing this method.

Emotional Hunger

Hunger is the term which is referred to the compelling need or desire to food and it is a feeling experienced by people when they need to eat food.

Hunger becomes a problem or disease when a person eats without knowing he is doing that or eating to overcome his/ her emotional feelings. Hunger can be classified into two different types such as physical hunger and emotional hunger.

Physical Hunger

The physical hunger is the common and gradual hunger and it involves a slow and steady development of clues which informs the person to eat. First a person feels the emptiness of the stomach and then a rumbling of stomach later which gives the clue that it is the time to take the food.

Emotional Hunger

The Emotional hunger occurs suddenly and people like to eat food during emotions like stress, sad, angry, anxiety, depression, and more.  There are some symptoms of emotional eating to identify whether a person is an emotional eater or not, and the symptoms are as follows:

Emotional Eating

Emotional eating is the term which is used when people use to eat food to deal with their emotions rather to satisfy the hunger. The health experts states that around 75% of overeating is caused only due to emotional eating.

Most of the people feel that food will offer comfort and they often use to take food to cope up with their emotional feelings.

The biggest truth about emotional eating is that people turn to food during their negative feelings such as stress, sad, anxious and even when they feel bored.

Sometimes emotional eating occurs during positive feelings like romance, feast, or any type of personal and official celebration. The daily stresses of a person may cause emotional eating to seek comfort in food as they use to do from their childhood.

There are some facts which help to find whether the person is emotional eater or not and the facts are as follows

  • If the person eats without realizing even he is doing it.
  • If the person feels guilty or ashamed after eating

Health Benefits of Pomegranate

Pomegranate is one of the native fruits form Iran to the Himalayas of northern India that is cultivated over the wide range of climatic conditions, and the fruits of this neat rounded shrub or the small tree, has a tough leathery rind skin, which is typically yellow to bright red or deep pink to rich red.

The interior of the fruit in separated by some white spongy tissue and is divided into compartments by these bitter tissue, that are sweetly sacs covering the seeds embedded into these tissues and are filled with sweet acid, juicy, red, whitish or pink pulp. The seeds could be hard and softer depending on the variety of the fruit.

Talking of the health benefits of pomegranate, the wonder fruit, that has a place in the Holy Book in one of the prominent religions, The Bible for Christianity, is an area of many researchers for finding active ingredients that might be used to treat ailments and increase the pomegranate health benefits.

Disease Fighting Antioxidants

One of the major pomegranate health benefits is the presence of antioxidants that are thrice more than that of green tea and red wine. This makes them stand ahead in front of these drinks and is also much cheaper and is easily available for layman to experience one of most important health benefits of pomegranate. This is because antioxidants are effective in fighting against free radicals and are quite unstable and are high oxidative capable of damaging DNA, that is responsible for aging process and cancer initiation.