Less Pleasant Experiences During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an unique experience which might not be always pleasant. You might experience different unpleasant or perhaps even painful physiological changes which can be avoided or reduced if following a healthy pregnancy guide. Lets see which are the most common pregnancy complaints. Excessive weight gain is one of the most common pregnancy complaints and often represents a serious problem […]

How to Take Home Pregnancy Tests

Missing period is the most obvious sign of pregnancy and it crosses every woman’s mind when “being late”. Early pregnancy is often accompanied with other symptoms which are very unspecific and are not unique to pregnancy. Even missing period does not necessarily mean you are pregnant. However, if you are missing period and if there is a chance you might […]

Most Common Symptoms of Early Pregnancy

Is your period late and you suspect or hope you might be pregnant? There are several symptoms (in addition to missed period) which might occur in early pregnancy although a pregnancy test is the best way to make sure whether you are pregnant or not. The most common signs of early pregnancy are swollen and tender breasts and fatigue. Other […]

Herbs and Spices: Use in Your Favor

Increasingly present in the kitchens, herbs and spices can give a special flavor to the simplest recipe, besides having excellent properties that can contribute significantly to your health. And the best: they have low calorie and most are relatively inexpensive. Among the benefits is the amount of antioxidants present in these plants, substances that fight free radicals that contribute to […]

Benefits of Physical Activity

We all know that regular physical activity brings enormous benefits to our health. But, you know what are they? Well, are all that is difficult to list. Physical activity may improve sleep in adults and elderly people who have insomnia. The mechanism is simple. With 30 to 40 minutes of walking or low impact exercises at least 3 times a […]

Ways to Improve Digestion and Prevent Constipation

It is always better to prevent than to cure and that counts for constipation as well. Normal bowel movement rates vary from three times per day to three times per week, while one bowel movement per day is widely considered as optimal bowel movement rate and as a sign of healthy digestion. Prevention of constipation includes similar measures like the […]

Types of Laxatives, Use and Potential Side Effects

Laxative are used to treat constipation when change of lifestyle and diet are not effective. There are several types of laxatives which induce bowel movements or loosen the stool and are used according to age, medical condition, functional status and some other factors such as pregnancy. Laxatives provide relatively fast constipation relief but like other medications which are available over-the-counter […]

Symptoms of Constipation and Health Risks

Millions of people suffer from constipation, while the researches have shown that it affects women more frequently than men. Constipation is a very common gastrointestinal condition, usually only temporary and does not represent any serious health risks. However, chronic constipation – persistent constipation which last more than three month can cause certain complications and can be a symptom of serious […]

Constipation Treatment – Successful Treatment of Constipation

Constipation is only temporary and does not represent any health risks in the majority of cases but if not treated constipation can cause headache, bad breath, tiredness and skin problems. In severer cases can also occur certain complications including hemorrhoids, fecal impaction and rectal prolapse. Like other diseases and disorders, successful constipation treatment requires treatment of its causes. Health care […]

Effective Home Remedies for Constipation

Many people who suffer from constipation are convinced they must use a laxative. However, there are many home remedies which provide constipation relief on a natural way. Laxatives, like all other medications can cause several more or less severe side effects and eventually lead to dependence. For that reason you are highly recommended to try natural and completely safe constipation […]

Best Constipation Relief

Constipation is very common and in most cases it does not represent any health risks although constipation can be very bothersome and stressful. Fortunately, increase of bowel movements can be achieved relatively easily and most often without the use of medications. To achieve constipation relief you need to know its causes. In most cases constipation is caused by diet low […]

Symptoms and Causes of Chronic Constipation

The majority of people suffer from acute constipation (temporary) which usually does not represent any health risks and can be successfully managed with a healthy diet and change of lifestyle. In more severe cases constipation can persist despite self-help measures. Constipation persisting more than three month is called chronic constipation. Symptoms of chronic constipation are similar to those in acute […]

Most Common Causes of Constipation

According to the majority of health experts a healthy bowel movement rates in a healthy person vary from three times per day to three times per week. Frequency, quantity, color, shape and hardness of stools usually greatly varies and depends on several factors such as diet, amount of fluid intake, menstruation cycle, stress, traveling, etc. Constipation is when having less […]

Twin Pregnancy – Being Pregnant with Twins

Are you expecting twins? If so, you are among the fortunate 2% pregnant women who were “blessed” twice. Twin pregnancy is very rare and according to the statistics roughly 2% of all births in the world are twins, while twin pregnancy happens to three in every 100 pregnant women in the United States. However, double joy also means double trouble. […]

Why Taking Dietary Supplements During Pregnancy and Their Safety

All the necessary nutrients for healthy development of your baby can be obtained through food and if eating diversified and nutrient-rich foods you probably do not need any dietary supplements. However, if you do not like particular foods which contain essential nutrients for healthy development of the baby or if you believe you might be short on certain vitamins and […]