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Importance Vitamin K for Kids

Importance Vitamin K for Kids

The fat soluble vitamin, Vitamin K plays a major role in relieving blood clots. Unfortunately, this essential element is not synthesized by the body and needs the external supply to suffice its need. Vitamin K is an essential nutrient mainly found in fresh and green leafy vegetables. It is a fat soluble vitamin and thus gets easily absorbed by the liver and fat tissues in the body. The predominant role of the vitamin is to prevent the formation of blood clots and encourage a steady stream of blood flow. Those kids who have a severe deficiency of this vitamin owing to their poor eating habits, experience symptoms like bleeding nose, bleeding gums and more. Furthermore, it is significant to note that adequate presence of this vitamin is requisite for proper absorption of calcium into the bones.  [...]

Information on Baby Blues

Information on Baby Blues

The birth of a baby brings in lots of changes in the body and in life as well and the emotions at this stage are overwhelming. This is when baby blues occur, also known as postpartum depression that can be difficult to cope up with. Characterized by anxiousness, nervousness, a sense of loss, sadness, stress, and impatience, baby blues are very common in new mothers today. In order to survive baby blues, it is important to understand the condition. Whilst for most mothers it is usually a brief period, some mothers can face a very tough time dealing with their emotions. A few tips to survive baby blues: Give yourself adequate time.  Try to understand yourself, your emotions and the negative feelings lingering on your mid. What makes you sad and how you can eliminate that – understand these  [...]

Handling Fever during Pregnancy

Handling Fever during Pregnancy

In this article we have discussed some guidelines for handling fever during pregnancy: The growth of the fetus can be disrupted when the expecting mother suffers from a fever. This is truer in case of fever during the 1st trimester. Majority o the medical practitioner advices use of Tylenol, an acetaminophen for lowering fevers during pregnancy. Pregnant women should never take this medication without consulting her supervising gynecologist; the gynecologist will guide her about the safe dosage of acetaminophen. Other common fever lowering medicinal drugs like ibuprofen and aspirin should not be taken by pregnant women. Pregnant women suffering from fever should have adequate rest; they must sleep for a minimum of 8 hours every day. This will allow the body enough time for fighting the infections  [...]