For most women, missing a period is one of the first signs of pregnancy that women notice. For others, irregular periods make it difficult to know when a period should start and when it has been missed. There are, however, a number of early signs that can signal the need for a pregnancy test or a visit to the doctor. Missed period Most women begin wondering about pregnancy when they have missed their period. However, a number of women have irregular periods or do not keep track of their periods. For these women, some of the other symptoms may signal a pregnancy. Some women may experience spotting (explained below) or light bleeding, and mistakenly think they have gotten a lighter than normal period. Sore, swollen or tender breasts Initially, women may have a soreness or tenderness in their breasts similar to the feeling before they get their period and as days go on, the feeling increases. This can begin as early as when someone is one to two weeks pregnant. For some, thi...
As I prepared to write this post to tell you about our plans for December, I wondered where the year went. It was just summer last week it seems and now it's snowing outside my window. Up on the corner they're selling Christmas trees, pine cones and reindeer made of slender birch trunks and people in my neighborhood have started tormenting each other with the annual question of "have you finished your shopping yet?" I'm pretty sure the goal is to find someone who's more disorganized and stressed that you are yourself.
The holiday season has taken off like a rocket with the Thanksgiving celebrations and subsequent retail celebrations of Black Friday weekend. Throughout this month, we'll all be rushing around, getting ready for the holidays. There's shopping to be done, parties to go to, presents to wrap and that's on top of everything else we're already doing. Remember that this time of year is a marathon, not a sprint and pace yourself - your chances of having a happy holiday s...
<p><strong>What Is Diarrhea? </strong></p>
<p>Acute diarrhea—the passage of frequent, loose, or watery stools—is not a disease itself but rather a symptom of an underlying disorder.</p>
<p>As food passes through the digestive system, its water content is normally absorbed through the wall of the large intestine. Diarrhea—and, at times, dehydration—results when fluid is not absorbed but remains in and is expelled with the fecal matter.</p>
<p>Although diarrhea usually subsides without treatment within two or three days, resulting dehydration can be serious and often requires prompt treatment.</p>
<p><strong>Who Gets Diarrhea? </strong></p>
<p>In more than 90 percent of cases, acute diarrhea is caused by infectious agents (e.g., viruses, bacteria, parasites) that are ingested in food and water. ...
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