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Age and Fertility - Time Can Run Out

Production of healthy ova declines with age

Age and fertility are inexorably linked.While a female baby is born with between one and two million potential ova or eggs only very few of these indeed will actually end up in a Fallopian tube where they can be fertilized and produce a baby. Without going into the minutia as to why this happens suffice here that you just keep this in mind:

Allergies and a Sore Throat

How Do Allergies Cause Sore Throat?

Allergies and a sore throat. When an allergen comes in contact with your throat or tonsils it can set off an irritable reaction that you fell as a sore throat. Common allergens that can do this are:

Treating Severe Allergies

Allergies that are severe are mainly food allergies as distinct from the surface allergies such as pollen and hay fever. Food allergies can lead to anaphylaxis and even death. This is not the case with seasonal allergies uncomfortable and all as they can make you.

Differences between Food Allergy and Food Intolerance:

Why Patients Don't Always Tell the Truth

There are several reasons why patients don't always tell the truth when talking with their doctor. And while this can be annoying for the doctor, for the patient it is never in their best interest and often results in their not getting the most from this professional engagement. Here are some reasons why patients don't always tell the truth and some examples:

Chickenpox in Adults

Chickenpox in adults is not common but does occur. Chickenpox is primarily a childhood viral infection which the child usually shakes off quite easily. In fact, in a busy household this infection may be missed altogether and be put down to a cold. But if you haven’t had chickenpox as a child then you will not have developed antibodies to this virus and you are liable to get chickenpox, if exposed to it, as an adult.

Multiple Sclerosis Good News at Last

Multiple sclerosis or MS can be a horribly aggressive neurological disease that can quickly sentence the victim to a lifetime of misery confined to a wheelchair. To date, while there are several treatment options, none of then are curative and symptoms of MS inevitably breakthrough.

Atrial Fibrillation A New Treatment

A normal heartbeat is called sinus rhythm. That is a steady regular pulse of about 60 beats per minute. An abnormal heartbeat is called an arrhythmia. The commonest arrhythmia is atrial fibrillation. This is an irregular chaotic heartbeat that has no rhythm to it. It is not a good thing to have because atrial fibrillation allows blood to pool in the heart giving rise to the possibility of clot formation and stroke. 15% of all strokes are due the a fib.

Obesity When Diet and Exercise Wont Work

I don't know about you but the idea of carrying around a few tennis ball sized balloons in my stomach for 3 months is not very appealing. But then clinical obesity is a real and serious problem and if the Obalon can offer some new hope then that has to be a good thing.