Conditions

Bipolar Disorder – From A to Z

Bipolar Disorder Introduction Bipolar disorder is characterized by both manic and depressive symptoms. Manic symptoms include having flights of ideas, being more talkative, less need for sleep and increased distractibility. Depressive symptoms include fatigue or loss of energy, weight loss or gain, feeling worthless and in severe cases suicidal ideation. Some severe cases of bipolar disorder ma...
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Oral Hormonal Contraceptives

Oral Hormonal Contraceptives Contraception Contraception is defined as actions or a technique that prevent pregnancy by disrupting the normal process of ovulation, fertilization and implantation1. Contraceptives are physical or medical products that assist with contraception. There are a wide variety of contraceptives in the broad method categories of barrier, hormonal, spermicidal, intrauterine...
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Hypertension

What is high blood pressure? Your heart pumps blood around your body. Blood pressure is the force of blood against your blood vessels as it circulates through your body. This force is necessary to make the blood flow, delivering nutrients and oxygen throughout your body. However, high blood pressure, also called hypertension, means there is too much pressure in your blood vessels. This can dama...
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