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Pregnancy Symptoms: When Do Pregnancy Symptoms Start

Are you getting some signs that could indicate your pregnancy? Many early symptoms might confirm that you are pregnant within a few weeks after conception. Although your midwife or ob-gyn will confirm your pregnancy during your first visit in the 8th week, you may actually show some early signs even by the time of 5-6 […]

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What is Oxytocin and How Does It Affect the Body?

Valentine’s Day always gets me thinking about oxytocin, commonly called the “love hormone.” Although it is strongly associated with women, childbirth and lactation, men also produce this important hormone. What’s fascinating about oxytocin is how many physiological functions, behaviors and emotions are affected by this one hormone in both men and women. Endocrinologists and social […]

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How to Get Rid of Menstrual Cramps? (Guide)

Menstrual cramps are one of the most common conditions affecting women. According to the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP), a whopping 81 percent of women have reported having symptoms of Dysmenorrhea, or menstrual cramps.Everything about menstrual cramps and how to get rid of it?Unfortunately, it is precisely because menstrual cramps are so common that […]

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What is Cortisol And What Are Its Effects on the Body?

What is Cortisol?Cortisol is a glucocorticoid hormone that is secreted by the adrenal gland. There are two types of Cortisol plays a key role in what is known as the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA axis). Your stress response system is sometimes more commonly referred to as your “fight or flight” response and more recently as the […]

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What is Endorphin and How Does It Affect the Body?

Most people associate endorphins with runners. There is some truth to that, but this neurological chemical is a lot more intricate than that. Understanding the intricacies behind endorphins may help you control it and use it in a productive way. Quick Navigation What is Endorphin?How are Endorphins Made?How Do Endorphins Work?How Do Endorphins Affect Our […]

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What is Serotonin and How Does It Affect the Body?

Hormones and neurotransmitters are fascinating chemicals that govern a wide variety of bodily functions. As long as they remain in balance, things go well, but too much or too little can cause many unpleasant symptoms and disrupt important biological processes. One of the more important neurotransmitters is serotonin. Quick Navigation What is Serotonin?Where Do You […]

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What is Dopamine and How Does It Affect the Brain?

What is Dopamine?Dopamine is one of many chemicals in the body, but as a Slate article notes, it’s implicated in some real biggies: sex, lust, love, addiction, gambling, heart health, breastfeeding, body movement and mental health. Dopamine’s widespread effects have to do with how it affects the brain. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter and neurohormone – […]

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How to Get rid of Ringworms (Dermatophytosis)

Our world is fully surrounded by fungi, molds and yeasts, but luckily, only a few of them cause skin problems. They are called dermatophytes and they cause an annoying infection called ringworm or dermatophytosis.Ringworm is not a kind of worm; it is an infection of the skin caused by a fungus. This infection is a […]

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How to Get Rid of Shin Splints?

The term “shin splints” has become sort of a catch-all term for pain below the knee that often plagues athletes. As a runner myself, I have found this loose definition to be confusing and unhelpful. For this reason, I decided to put together this guide to everything you ever needed to know about shin splints.This […]

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How to Get Rid of Eye Floaters?

From time to time, you might have noticed small spots or shadows that briefly flit across your field of vision. They typically move in conjunction with your own eye movement, and they dart away when you try to look at them directly. These spots are known as eye floaters.When you experience eye floaters for the […]

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