No parent wants to see their children suffer. Unfortunately, many children between six months and six years experience febrile convulsions. What are febrile convulsions and what can parents do if their child has one? Febrile seizures are convulsions triggered by a fever of at least 104 degrees Fahrenheit. This seizure is among the most common; [...]
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Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid is unable to produce adequate amounts of hormones for normal metabolism. Conventional thyroid treatment for hypothyroidism involves supplementing the thyroid hormones with synthetic hormones. Alternative thyroid treatments can also be used to manage the levels of thyroid hormones in the body. Hormonal supplements are used as part of [...]
While you often hear of adults suffering from acid reflux, it is certainly not uncommon for children to have the same problem. When you think it about it, it makes sense. In a normal person, food passes through the esophagus and the muscle will then close so the food can travel down in to the [...]
by Kate Dailey, Men’s Health 1. If your throat tickles, scratch your ear. When you were 9, playing your armpit was a cool trick. Now, as an adult, you can still appreciate a good body-based feat, but you’re more discriminating. Take that tickle in your throat; it’s not worth gagging over. Here’s a better way [...]
Most people suffer from anxiety at some stage of their lives. Anxiety is usually a relatively natural response to a situation which appears threatening or one to which we are not accustomed. So, for example, people are sometimes quite naturally anxious about passing tests, going for job interviews, or even speaking in public. They may [...]
Panic attacks strike without warning, without obvious reasons and brings an overwhelming fear. It is far more intense that a feeling of being stressed out than what most people experience. Instead of stress people who experience panic attacks find the experience terrifying. The number of people who suffer from panic attacks are rather large. The [...]
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the name given to the occurrence of a death to a otherwise healthy infant that is unexplained and in which all other causes have been ruled out through an autopsy, medical and death scene investigation. SIDS is the cause of more deaths of babies from age one month to [...]
Just like adults, children experience fear, anxiety and apprehension. These are but normal emotional experiences that a person feels regardless of age. However, if anxiety becomes irrational, recurring and severe, and anxiety attacks happen without any apparent reason, and the reaction is disproportionate to the problem at hand, it can be a cause of concern. [...]
Most of us get heartburn on occasion. It can be very unpleasant, but it’s usually nothing to worry about. But if you get it often, it could be caused by acid reflux disease. Acid reflux is officially known as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD. It is defined as chronic abnormal reflux of stomach acid into [...]
The universal sign for choking is hands clutched to the throat. If the person doesn’t give the signal, look for these indications: -Inability to talk -Difficulty breathing or noisy breathing -Inability to cough forcefully -Skin, lips and nails turning blue or dusky -Loss of consciousness The Heimlich maneuver is an emergency technique for preventing suffocation [...]
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