Cinnamon Supplements for Diabetes

Cinnamon Supplements for Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the leading endocrine problems across the globe. It has been rising rapidly in South Africa largely due to obesity. Every now and then health products are touted as being the answer to the diabetes epidemic but lacks the scientific evidence to...
Vitamin B12 Functions, Sources, Deficiency Symptoms, Dose

Vitamin B12 Functions, Sources, Deficiency Symptoms, Dose

Vitamin B12, also known as cyanocobalamine, is referred to as Anti Pernicious Anaemia Preventing Factor. This means that Vitamin B12 plays a vital role in preventing the onset of pernicious anaemia. Pernicious anaemia is an autoimmune disease wherein the body fails to...
Vitamin C Functions, Sources, Deficiency Symptoms, Dose

Vitamin C Functions, Sources, Deficiency Symptoms, Dose

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid is a water soluble vitamin that is unstable in heat. Since it is water soluble it is not absorbed in the body and any excess of vitamin C is flushed out through the urine. Vitamin C in foods is lost when subjected to high...
Causes of Itchy Scalp and Treatment of Head Itching

Causes of Itchy Scalp and Treatment of Head Itching

We all experience itching of the scalp every now and then. This is usually not serious. In most cases it is just temporary scalp irritation but when it is ongoing and accompanied by a rash or loss of hair then it needs to be investigated further. Even when there is no...
Pregnancy Weight Gain and Obesity / Overweight Risks

Pregnancy Weight Gain and Obesity / Overweight Risks

Weight gain is a normal part of any healthy pregnancy. The changes in the body due to the alteration of hormones and appetite, along with the growing fetus, contribute to weight gain and should not be a cause for concern. Even though you are “eating for...
Bowel Movement Meaning, Times Per Day, Normal, Problems

Bowel Movement Meaning, Times Per Day, Normal, Problems

We all pass stool on a daily basis and it is an essential process whereby the body rids the system of wastes. Most of the time we do not give the process of defecation any further thought but it is important to understand what should be considered normal and where a...

Can Newborn Baby Have Low Sugar Levels at Birth?

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Pregnancy Hypertension Types, Dangers, Symptoms, Treatment

Having high blood pressure (hypertension) at any time can lead to problems but especially so during pregnancy. It could have dangerous outcomes for you and your baby, particularly the risk of pre-eclampsia, if adequate care is not taken to control it effectively. With...
Vitamin B9 Functions, Sources, Deficiency Symptoms, Dose

Vitamin B9 Functions, Sources, Deficiency Symptoms, Dose

Vitamin B9, also referred to as folic acid or folate, is one of the most essential vitamins belonging to the class of B complex vitamins. This vitamin is probably best known for its importance in pregnancy and fetal development. Functions of Vitamin B9 Folic acid is...
Vitamin B8 Functions, Sources, Deficiency Symptoms, Dose

Vitamin B8 Functions, Sources, Deficiency Symptoms, Dose

Vitamin B8, also known as inositol, is a water-soluble vitamin that is required in very small amounts in the body. As it is a water-soluble vitamin, it is not stored in the body and excess amounts of it is flushed out with urine. Hence, it becomes all the more...