Category: K

Kleptomania

Kleptomania

Kleptomania, the impulsive and irresistible urge to steal, may have been described as early as 370 AD by St. Augustine when he wrote in Confessions “Yet I lusted to thieve and did it compelled by no hunger, nor poverty.” The term “kleptomania” is derived from the Greek words klepto meaning to steal and mania meaning [...]

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Keloids

Keloids

Keloids are a benign skin tumor characterized by excessive proliferation of scar tissue. They usually arise at sites of trauma or prior surgery, but occasionally arise spontaneously in areas prone to high skin tension. They develop as a result of increased activity of fibroblasts, the cell type responsible for the production of scar tissue collagen [...]

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Kegel Exercises

Kegel Exercises

These are a series of exercises that strengthen the muscles surrounding the vagina. These exercises are easily learned and can be performed as convenient. Women who have strong vaginal muscles are less likely to suffer from urine incontinence or prolapse of the pelvic organs. Kegel exercises performed after childbirth promote healing of the vagina and [...]

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