External hemorrhoids are the type which you are most likely to become aware of when they affect you.
You may develop external hemorrhoids from straining during a bowel movement or from being pregnant. They are common, affecting about one in twenty people in the USA - and mostly in those over the age of fifty.
External hemorrhoids are inflamed veins that cause lumps around your anus - and they can be quite painful. They may sometimes go away on their own or they may require an intervention.
A recent study by theUS National Institute of Healthhas been published ineBio Medicine.
This study on the benefits of good hydration tracked sodium levels in the blood of over eleven thousand adults. For obvious reasons, sodium levels increase when less fluid is consumed.
Those with higher sodium levels were sixty four percent more likely to develop chronic diseases - those such as heart failure, lung disease, diabetes, stroke and dementia - than those in the medium ranges.
As the name suggests, stretch marks (striae) can appear when there is rapid stretching of the skin, appearing as parallel streaks of red, thinned glossy skin that over time become whitish and scar like in appearance. Find out more about the causes and what you can do to get rid of those stretch marks.
Jock Itch is a fungal infection of the skin. As with other tinea infections, jock itch is caused by a mold-like fungi - they are known as dermatophytes and they live on the skin as well as on the hair and nails. Find out more about the causes, the symptoms and what you can do about this skin condition...