Category: Glossary

Weight-loss supplements

Weight-loss supplements these are taken to help a dieter lose weight. Most doctors would prescribe at least one type of weight loss supplement to help their patients lose weight faster. Obese patients are often given not just a...

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Vitamins

Vitamins are compounds essential for human beings. They are needed in basic human processes such as digestion and in cell formation. A person who lacks a sufficient amount of vitamins in their system is malnourished and is prone...

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Uric acids

Uric acids are the result of the breakdown of purines. Their levels usually increase in diets which are rich in proteins, beans and even fish. It is passed in the urine but excess uric acids may be kept in the body. More...

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Thyroid

Thyroid or the thyroid gland is an endocrine gland found beneath the neck and near the Adam’s apple. It regulates protein synthesis in the body, energy production and hormone secretion. Hyperthyroidism is a disorder which...

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Triglycerides

Triglycerides or “fat” is the dormant form of cholesterol. It is the flabby piece of flesh around the abdomen and also the thick part of the buttocks. In synthesis, it gives birth to cholesterol, High Density lipoprotein HDL or...

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Traditional medicine

Traditional medicine or folk medicine is a method of healing without the use of science. It comes from generations of healing based from tradition and usually done in areas where there is a lack of modern medicine. Lately, a new...

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Testosterone

Testosterone is a hormone found in mammals. Both male and female sexes secrete the hormone but the former secretes more of it. In males, testosterone is responsible for the sexual maturation of the group by developing the testis...

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Tachycardia

Tachycardia or irregular heartbeats are often felt when the blood pressure is not stable. A person may experience such when he is startled, short of breath, excited, experiencing heartburn or when he is upset. Caffeine may also...

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Supplements

Supplements or food supplements are used to augment deficiencies in the body. They are taken orally and daily for as long as the body needs them. Supplements fall under the “food” category of the United States Food and Drug...

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Stroke

Stroke this happens when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures and floods the area with fluids. This results to the compression of the brain and the patient often losses consciousness and passes out. Eventually, the pressure...

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Steroids

Steroids are the mother of all hormones. They regulate energy production, muscle toning and other bodily processes. They are naturally occurring in the body and are derived from fat. Body builders and some athletes have been...

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Sensitivities

Sensitivities or allergic sensitivities are over stimulation stemming from an external cause. Most folks develop allergies while they were younger and these start to get more serious as they grow older. Allergies are usually...

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