Articles by Jan Modric

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Chronic Constipation in Children – Cause, Symptoms, Remedies

Symptoms of Constipation in Children A child is considered constipated when having a bowel movements with difficulty or less than three times a week. Having hard and dry stool, or having a bowel movement every other day and without difficulty is not already considered constipation. Constipation is called chronic when it >> Read More ...

Constipation During Pregnancy – Causes and Relief

Constipation May Occur in Early or Late Pregnancy Constipation means difficulty defecation or having a bowel movement less than three times a week. Constipation may occur at any time during pregnancy; main causes include: Hormone progesterone slows down bowel contractions and hence the passage of the stool. The pressure of >> Read More ...

Colon and Constipation

Colonic Conditions That May Cause Constipation 1. Diverticular disease (diverticulosis) is a condition with pouches (diverticles) in the colonic wall, usually caused by repeating straining at defecation. Diverticles are often in lower part of the descending colon (in left lower abdomen), but may occur in any part of the >> Read More ...

Opiate Addiction, Overdose, Side Effects, Withdrawal Symptoms

What Are Opiates? Opiates are strong narcotic (sleep inducing) painkillers extracted or synthesized from opium. They are available only by prescription and are illegal for non-medical use, since they are highly addictive and may have dangerous side effects. Opiates belong to a broader group of substances – opioids >> Read More ...

Ecstasy (MDMA) Abuse, Addiction, Side Effects, Dangers

What Is Ecstasy? Ecstasy is a semi-synthetic drug that acts as a stimulant of the central nervous system. It can be derived from the oil of the sassafras tree. Chemically, it is 3,4-methylenedioksy-methamphetamine (MDMA). Ecstasy is chemically related to amphetamine (a legal drug that increases alertness) and >> Read More ...

Cocaine, Crack Abuse – Addiction Signs, Overdose Side Effects

What Is Cocaine? Cocaine is a powerful and addictive brain stimulant. It is a popular recreational drug, but illegal in US and most other countries. Naturally appearing cocaine is an alkaloid benzoylmethylecgonine, extracted from the leaves of a coca plant, mostly raised in South American countries Bolivia, Columbia and >> Read More ...

Sugar Types: Monosaccharides (Simple Sugars)

Monosaccharides – Simple Sugars Monosaccharides (Gk. mono- = single, saccharide = sugar) have only single sugar unit in their structure. They are called simple sugars, since they cannot be split into substances that would still have characteristics of a sugar. Monosaccharide units can combine together to form >> Read More ...

Dehydration and Headache – Symptoms and Prevention

Can Dehydration Cause Headache? Dehydration can cause both sudden or chronic headaches. Causes of a sudden dehydration headache: Occasional pressure-like headache due to not drinking enough water, especially after physical exertion and in a hot weather Migraine, a pulsating, one- or both-sided headache with nausea and >> Read More ...
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