Constipation in children. A headache for parents
Constipation is a common condition that affects 30% of children. Constipation in children can appear at any age, however, as a rule, it will mainly manifest itself during 3 periods of growth: food diversification (introduction of solids or milk derivatives), toilet training and at school age. Nevertheless, most situations occur at school age.
Diarrhoea - When nothing is better than a nearby toilet
Water, mineral salts, and nutrients in foods are absorbed when they pass through the intestine. All the food residues that cannot be absorbed will become faeces. The intestinal bacteria, which help to keep intestinal balance, participate in this proc...
Medicines and Devices
Antibiotic and Doctor an inseparable combination
Antibiotics are drugs used to eliminate microorganisms, namely bacteria, which cause infections, such as cystitis (urinary tract infection), tonsillitis, ear infections or more serious conditions, such as meningitis and encephalitis. However, they o...
A constant urge to urinate can be desperate
Urinary infections are associated with different signs and symptoms and have an important impact on the quality of life. These infections can occur in the entire urinary system: kidneys (pyelonephritis), bladder (cystitis), urethra and ureters (ureth...
Erectile dysfunction was once a drama, today it is not
Erectile dysfunction, also known as sexual impotence, is the inability to get and maintain an erection that is sufficient for satisfactory sexual intercourse. This inability has to be persistent, that is, sporadic difficulty in maintaining an erectio...
Lice! This embarrassing and irritating invasion of privacy
Infestation of humans byhead lice(pediculushumanuscapitis) isfrequent andis called pediculosis. Lice are small parasites, without wings (they do not fly), which need a host (a human) to complete their life cycle. Lice feed through a bite on the sca...
Athlete's foot - Run with the problem
Itching, peeling, redness, burning sensation especially between the toes…. Do you recognize these symptoms?Then, you may probably have an infection known as Athlete's Foot (Tinea Pedis). This foot mycosis is a disease caused by fungi (de...
Your best decision ever? Stop Smoking
Did you know that 1 in 10 deaths in the adult Portuguese population is caused by tobacco?And that this number rises to 1 in 4 deaths in the 50-59 age group?Did you know that on average it is estimated that life expectancy for smokers is at least 10 y...