About Alena Scuk Bego

Alena is a guest blogger and full-time health and wellness enthusiast, combining her two biggest passions – healthy living and writing.
hernia in newborns

When a newborn has a bulge around their belly button, it is called an umbilical hernia. Some children are born with a weakness or opening in the muscles around the belly button through which some small intestine or abdominal membrane protrudes. While a woman is pregnant, the umbilical cord is connected to her baby’s abdominal…

types of hernias

Here’s a list with the most common types of hernias, in both men and women. Inguinal hernia These hernias have origin in the lower abdomen just above the leg crease, near to the pubic area. They often occur on both sides of the pubic area, and this is called bilateral inguinal hernia. Femoral hernia Femoral…

hernia

A hernia is most commonly caused by a combination of muscle strain and muscle weakness. It can develop quickly or over a longer time period, depending on the cause. One of the common causes of hernia is failure of the abdominal wall to close properly in the womb (this is called a congenital defect). Sometimes…

A man holding his stomach, probably suffering from traveler's diarrhea

The most common cause of people getting traveler’s diarrhea is enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) bacteria from food and water supplies of a foreign country. This problem is most common in developing countries. People in these countries drink their tap water without consequences, but someone who’s not used to it may get sick. The bacteria that…

A hand reaching for toilet paper due to diarrhea

Diarrhea is characterized by loose or watery stools that occur three or more times per day. Most cases of this potentially dangerous condition are caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites. It can also be caused by Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and some food intolerances, among other reasons. Taking certain medications such as antibiotics can make…

types of diarrhea

Diarrhea is the condition when a person is having at least three liquid bowel movements per day. It usually lasts for a few days. The most dangerous thing about the condition is that it can result in dehydration due to fluid loss, and this is especially dangerous for children. The first signs of dehydration usually…

oatmeal

Many people don’t know how healthy cereals can be, especially oatmeal with no added sugar. They’re rich in fiber and protein when compared to other grains. They have some unique components — especially the soluble fiber beta-glucan and antioxidants called avenanthramides. Some of the health benefits of oats include lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels….

Klinefelters syndrome

Klinefelter syndrome, also known as XXY, or 47, is the name for a group of symptoms that result from two or more X chromosomes in males. It’s a chromosomal condition that affects both the physical and cognitive development of a person. Symptoms can vary among male but are often subtle and a person can fail…

breast cancer

Less than one percent of all breast cancers in the world occur in men. The reasons why men get breast cancer are still unknown, but certain lifestyles can increase the chances of getting the disease. Breast cancer history in your family puts you at greater risk of getting the disease than those who didn’t have…

male breast cancer

People often don’t even realize that men can suffer from cancer. Even though male breast cancer is rare and the illness affects mostly women, it is possible that cancerous cells form in the breast tissue of men as well. It is most common in older men, but it can occur at any age. Signs of…

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