18 May 2011
Nipple discharge is defined as any leakage of fluid from the breast. It is one of the most commonly encountered breast-related symptoms, and can account…
10 May 2011
Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV)
Nausea and vomiting are common and debilitating side effects of chemotherapy. Despite recent advances in managing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV), these two symptoms remain…
23 Nov 2010
Exercise-Associated Muscle Cramps (EAMC)
Muscle cramps are painful, sometimes disabling, involuntary contractions of a muscle or a group of muscles, caused by ectopic discharges from nerves and nerve terminals.
06 Sep 2010
Mood swings in menopause
Mood changes can occur during and after menopause. They can take mild forms such as feeling irritated and upset, or more severe forms such as…
30 Aug 2010
Sex After Menopause
Changes in sexual feelings during and after menopause are caused by hormonal and psychosocial changes, and can be permanent.
25 Aug 2010
Hot flushes in menopause (hot flashes; night sweats)
Hot flushes (also known as hot flashes or night sweats if they occur at night) are the vasomotor symptom of menopause. They are the number…
06 Apr 2010
How will I know when I am in labour?
The start of labour is identified by regular coordinated contractions (feeling of tightening with pain), which cause the cervix to become shorter, then dilate.
28 Mar 2010
Heartburn in Pregnancy
Heartburn is a symptom commonly experienced by pregnant women such that some women and obstetricians even consider it to be a normal occurrence in a…
27 Feb 2010
Tooth sensitivity can be classified into two categories: one may indicate a problem with the tooth's nerve and blood supply (the root canal); and the…