Pregnant women and women who are obese are at higher risk for getting gallstones. These stones can be very painful and even lead to necessary surgery. If you're concerned about the possibility of getting gallstones, this article can give you some basic information on why they happen and how you can prevent them. What Are Gallstones? Your gallbladder is a small organ that sits in the right upper part of your stomach, right under your ribs.
Discovering the presence of varicose veins in your legs can be troubling, particularly if they're highly visible. Varicose veins are swollen veins that become visible through the skin due to the increased size and dark purple or blue color. They commonly appear in the legs because the veins in your legs are constantly under more pressure from standing and walking. In addition to some medical intervention, there are a few natural ways that you can manage your varicose veins.
Stress is something that almost everyone struggles with at some point or another. Some people experience it more frequently than others. Whether you suffer from on-going stress or stress here and there, you may want to consider the scientific facts that say getting a dog is good for your mental and physical health. Here are five reasons you need a dog, according to science: 1. Dogs Are Good for Your Heart.
There is no doubt that of all of the senses you have, your sense of vision is one that is the most valuable to you. The idea of not being able to see is enough to cause most people to take extra precaution with anything that could harm their eyes. Even though you may value your vision, there are a lot of things you may do on a daily basis that are putting your eyesight in danger.
Glaucoma is one of those eye diseases where you've heard of it a million times before you actually learn what it is. You may have been through a glaucoma test -- where you wait a few agonizing seconds before a puff of air is released at your open eye, and you have to blink a bunch of times before submitting the other eye to the same sort of torture -- but do you actually know what it's looking for?