Cystic-Fibrosis-Symptoms

Health: Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis genes causes mucus builds up in areas such as your pancreas as well as your lungs. The mucus becomes very thick and the individual will have problems breathing. Other related issues will include growth, digestion and nutrition issues. Unfortunately, there is no cure for the disease and the cystic fibrosis life expectancy varies … Continue reading Health: Cystic Fibrosis

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Health and Lifestyle: What causes the Arthritis disease?

The Arthritis disease is actually inflammation in the joints. When injury occurs that joint becomes tender, painful, stiff and swollen. If the inflammation is there for an extended period then the tissues will be permanently damaged.  A joint is located where two bones meet and this can be in areas such as your hands, fingers, … Continue reading Health and Lifestyle: What causes the Arthritis disease?

Jamaican soursop benefits

Jamaican Health: What are the benefits of the Jamaican Soursop?

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2014, Denise N. Fyffe Jamaican Soursop has various health benefits that are not popularly known. It has: calcium, protein, iron, fiber, phosphorus, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, ash, carbohydrates, ascorbic acid, fat, amino acids, tryptophan, calcium, methiodine and lysine; vitamins A, b1, b2 and C and makes a delicious drink. For … Continue reading Jamaican Health: What are the benefits of the Jamaican Soursop?

Jamaican Food / Recipe: Why Buying Organic Doesn’t Need To Cost The Earth

Whenever I talk about buying organic food the first concern most people have is how expensive it is, however, shopping and cooking organically can be done more cheaply than you may think. The truth is that it does require organisation, creativity and lifestyle changes, but these changes have the potential to make you healthier and … Continue reading Jamaican Food / Recipe: Why Buying Organic Doesn’t Need To Cost The Earth

Jamaican Health: Alzheimer’s disease and the Illusive Memory

  People have the misconceptions that once you have the Alzheimer’s disease that you immediately start forgetting things. This is actually not the case. It is one of the brain diseases that progressively get worse over a period of time. Understanding the illness and getting a diagnosis from a medical practitioner from early, will help … Continue reading Jamaican Health: Alzheimer’s disease and the Illusive Memory

What’s going into your child’s mouth these days? Do you really know?

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2012, defy, Denise N. Fyffe It's bizarre that the produce manager is more important to my children's health than the pediatrician.~Meryl Streep, actress What's going into your child's mouth these days? Do you really know? With the mass production of sweets, sugar, carbs, fast food, etc; no wonder our … Continue reading What’s going into your child’s mouth these days? Do you really know?

Fibroids testimonial – Atopic Dermatitis, The rash from hell by Denise N. Fyffe

It escapes my mental faculties why women have to suffer so much. Even worse, is why do I have to suffer, when I am already suffering? You would think I don't have enough to deal with recovering from myomectomy surgery, without having to deal with bleeding, a bloated tummy and atopic dermatitis from either the … Continue reading Fibroids testimonial – Atopic Dermatitis, The rash from hell by Denise N. Fyffe

Fibroids: The Alien Assassins in My Body

Fibroids testimonial – Week 4, After Surgery by Denise N. Fyffe

It's 11:11 p.m. on January 11th and I am a little concerned about the healing progress of my myomectomy surgical incision. Let's just say it's being stubborn. Over the last three weeks, I have survived and itching with bated impatience and restricted movements. The wound has presented itself at different stages, more time it looks … Continue reading Fibroids testimonial – Week 4, After Surgery by Denise N. Fyffe

Fibroids: The Alien Assassins in My Body

Fibroids testimonial – Facing the horrors of iron poop by Denise N. Fyffe

Why did no one tell me what i was in for? Why? I am feasting on iron tablets that gives me horror movie like poop; that first morning of discovery was priceless. After seeking my morning release, I turned around to be greeted by a color that furls the production of nightmares. The scream that … Continue reading Fibroids testimonial – Facing the horrors of iron poop by Denise N. Fyffe

Fibroids: The Alien Assassins in My Body by Denise N Fyffe

Fibroids Testimonial: What are they and Where are they? by Denise N. Fyffe

When females hear the word fibroids, other concepts such as cancer, pain, barren and agony comes to mind. For generations black women have been suffering more from this disease than any other women, in any other racial group. It has been surmised that one in four women have fibroids and generally it is found in … Continue reading Fibroids Testimonial: What are they and Where are they? by Denise N. Fyffe

Fibroids: The Alien Assassins in My Body

Fibroids testimonial – First Check up after Myomectomy Surgery by Denise N. Fyffe

Today was my first check up after doing a myomectomy fibroid surgery. About a week late, but I showed up nonetheless. I was secretly dreading this visit with Dr. Rishi Chand because I thought I would be getting the thread removed. I praised God and did a little jig in my mind, as I didn't … Continue reading Fibroids testimonial – First Check up after Myomectomy Surgery by Denise N. Fyffe

Fibroids: The Alien Assassins in My Body

Fibroids testimonial – The cost of Fibroid Surgery in Jamaica by Denise N. Fyffe

Surgeries are expensive. Most people go into debt, just to try and cover this huge medical bill. If you have insurance, then this bill might be manageable. But, if you are lacking and your pockets are not lined with gold coins; you will find that these medical bills, after doing a fibroid surgery can become … Continue reading Fibroids testimonial – The cost of Fibroid Surgery in Jamaica by Denise N. Fyffe

Fibroids: The Alien Assassins in My Body

Fibroids testimonial – The Alien Assassins in my body by Denise N. Fyffe

Fibroids, the name drives fear into any woman who has those which are symptomatic or knows of someone who's suffered from them. For me, in the last year, these tumors have been the cause for hospital visits, surgery consultations and the constant consumption of painkillers. If it will stop the pain, I will take it. According … Continue reading Fibroids testimonial – The Alien Assassins in my body by Denise N. Fyffe

Fibroids: The Alien Assassins in My Body

Fibroids testimonial – Depo-Provera side effects by Denise N. Fyffe

Depo-Provera is a birth control method for women. It is made up of a hormone similar to progesterone and is given as an injection by a doctor into the woman's arm or buttocks. Each shot provides protection against pregnancy for up to 12 to 14 weeks, but the shot must be received once every 12 weeks … Continue reading Fibroids testimonial – Depo-Provera side effects by Denise N. Fyffe

Fibroids: The Alien Assassins in My Body

Fibroids testimonial – Time to pee, poop and pass gas by Denise N. Fyffe

On my second night I am a bit light headed. No bowel movement or gas as yet, so no food only liquids. My right hand is swollen, probably because it is sporting two main lines. My veins have been playing hide and seek with the doctors and nurses, so I got stuck a lot. Especially as … Continue reading Fibroids testimonial – Time to pee, poop and pass gas by Denise N. Fyffe

Fibroids: The Alien Assassins in My Body

Fibroids testimonial – Ovarian Cysts, Uterine Fibroids and Endometriosis? by Denise N. Fyffe

My doctor, Dr. Rishi Chand, visits the next day at noon after the surgery; it is then I learned the true seriousness of what occurred. My womb had more surprises than was originally planned for. It seems not only my veins were playing hide and seek, but my womb too. Not to mention it was 'cemented' … Continue reading Fibroids testimonial – Ovarian Cysts, Uterine Fibroids and Endometriosis? by Denise N. Fyffe

Fibroids: The Alien Assassins in My Body

Fibroids testimonial – Surgery complications and the bevy of nurses by Denise N. Fyffe

My eyes pop open and I realize that I am still in the operating room. The myomectomy is over and the drugs pull me back into the unconscious. When I open back my eyes, I am in a room with nurses talking at their station, a machine taking my blood pressure, oxygen, two IV lines … Continue reading Fibroids testimonial – Surgery complications and the bevy of nurses by Denise N. Fyffe

Fibroids: The Alien Assassins in My Body

Fibroids testimonial – Time for the big cut, Myomectomy surgery by Denise N. Fyffe

So its time for the big cut. Time to get these alien assassins out of my tummy. Thank God! The financial stress is real but my mind is on the surgery itself. I opted to do the fibroid removal procedure - myomectomy - at St. Josephs hospital in Jamaica...thinking they will be cheaper. Let's see … Continue reading Fibroids testimonial – Time for the big cut, Myomectomy surgery by Denise N. Fyffe