The changing weather may bring along some illnesses. Here’s how to tackle them
Many of us are feeling low due to certain seasonal illnesses. It’s the change in the weather that gives us a running nose, an irritating cough and fever. The simplest way to battle illness is by changing your diet and introducing certain immunity.
With the change in season, the environment changes and the human body also react to this differently. Stomach ailments and flu are common during the onset of summer. Hence, it is necessary to alter your diet to make your body’s immunity stronger.
Here’s what you must include in your diet for a better immune system:
Foods that boost immunityGarlic
Garlic is a powerful immune booster. It increases the production of infection fighting white blood cells, and destroys antibodies. All....
Cardio respiratory exercise and aerobic exercise, known as Cardiovascular exercise, having a number of health benefits when performed on a regular basis. These benefits are realized by both who are healthy and those who are suffering from various health problems. Elderly can also get the benefits of cardiovascular fitness.
Cardiovascular exercise reduce body fat and has been reported to decrease the appetite in many individuals.
One of the most important benefits of cardiovascular exercise plan is the reduction of weight and fat in the body.
However, even if it doesn't reduce appetite, the calorie-burning effects of regular aerobic exercise can allow for substantial caloric intake.
Weight-bearing activities such as fast walking and jogging, strengthened the skeletal system.
Aerobic exercise is often part of treatment programs for diabet....
High cholesterol levels are due to a variety of factors including heredity, diet, and lifestyle. Less commonly, underlying illnesses affecting the liver, thyroid, or kidney may affect blood cholesterol levels.
Heredity: Genes may influence how the body metabolizes (bad) cholesterol. Familial hyper cholesterolemia is an inherited form of high cholesterol that may lead to early heart disease.
Weight: Excess weight may modestly increase your (bad) cholesterol level. Losing weight may lower it and raise (good) cholesterol levels.
Physical activity: Regular physical activity may lower triglycerides and raise good cholesterol levels.
Age : Before menopause, women usually have lower total cholesterol levels than men of the same age. As women and men age, their blood cholesterol levels rise until about 60-65 years of....
By Chuck Mathers
The ovaries are one of the important reproductive organs of female reproductive system that yields eggs. Ovarian cancer is a cancerous growth that starts from ovaries. This is of the most typical female condition. The most dangerous type of cancer for female as it leads to more death than the other reproductive cancers.
It is found out that the majority of the ovarian cancers develop from the layer of ovary and in many cases it also discovered that it comes from the surface of fallopian tube. As the tubes and ovaries are quite close together so this can be considered ovarian cancer. Again this cancer may arise from the egg cells.
Causes and Risks of ovarian cancer
What is the real cause of ovarian cancer is unknown. But the risk of ovarian cancer is less for the woman having more children and the woman who carries baby earlier in life. Once again several hereditary imperfections are considered the reason for ov....
Sleep disorders are among the most common clinical problems encountered in medicine and psychiatry. A growing list of health risks has been documented in recent studies. Heart disease, diabetes and obesity have been linked to chronic sleep loss. In adequate or insufficient sleep can impair quality of life of a person. There are different sleep disorder treatments available to improve the quality of sleep. The right sleep disorder treatment depends upon the underlying cause.
Sleep disorder treatments are generally grouped under following categories:
1. Treatment according to the specific sleep disorder: Patient is evaluated to find out the type of sleep disorder he is suffering from. CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) is the best way to control sleep apnea. It delivers continuous air through a mask or nasal pillows into the nose thereby keeping the airway track open. Losing weight also helps in treating sleep apnea. Snoring ....
By Carlos De Suarez
The cough that's been keeping you awake all night for more than 2 weeks now may be Bronchitis. If you are unaware about the symptoms of bronchitis, then you are not alone. Often people prolong their illness mistaking bronchitis to be flu.
Bronchitis is referred to as an acute inflammation of the air passages within the lungs. Due to infection, the windpipe and the large and small bronchi (airways) within the lungs become inflamed. This is when bronchitis occurs and the thin mucous lining of these airways becomes irritated and swollen. As a result of the inflammation, the cells of the mucous lining may leak fluids too into the lungs. This secretion from the lungs leads to reflex coughing so as to clear the secretions. Both adults and children are susceptible to bronchitis and exhibit the same symptoms when infected. In the case of infants, the symptoms of bronchitis are a lot similar to asthma and require immediate medica....
By Sherlock Danielly
Diabetes is a condition when the body stops the production of insulin. A diabetic patient is dependant on the daily insulin intake. Insulin is the hormone that converts sugars into energy and a lack of insulin will result in the blood sugar levels shooting up. There is no solid proof regarding the causes of diabetes apart from the fact that it is considered to be hereditary. Obesity and lack of physical exercise and stress are also considered as causes for diabetes. Diabetes increases the risk of various infections, heart diseases and stroke.
Bitter gourd is an effective home remedy for diabetes. It is regarded as the best remedy for diabetes. Bitter gourd taken in any form is helpful in the treatment of diabetes and especially bittergourd juice in empty stomach is supposed to be more effective. Bittergourd cooked in ghee can be taken regularly for three months as an effective diabetes fighting diet.
By Michelle Hopkins
Hemorrhoids are swollen blood veins in the anal or rectum canal. These swollen blood vessels can be present externally as well as internally. External hemorrhoids cause itching, pain and bleeding. Internal hemorrhoids may fall out from through the anus. Even though they are quite painful, hemorrhoids are easily treated and curable. Hemorrhoid treatments are categorized in two types.
1. Non Surgical treatment for hemorrhoids:
The non surgical procedures for hemorrhoid treatment are termed as fixative procedures. These procedures are usually tried out and given a chance before surgery. They are applicable to cases where only small hemorrhoids are exposed externally after a bowel movement and then they return to a normal position after a short time.
Procedures that come under the category of non surgical treatment for hemorrhoids include tying a rubber band around the hemorrhoid and using electric current, heat and lasers to cut the flo....
Many people suffer from toenail fungus. Basically, toenail fungus refers to fungus which can easily be transmitted by coming into contact with the fungus in a public place like pool or locker room. As a matter of fact, fungus thrives in warm moist place and can easily be picked by those who have small cuts or opening area or underneath the toenail.
Symptoms – Those who suffer from this fungus usually experienced cracked, brittle nails, discolored nails especially yellow and black. It can really be painful if the nails lift away from the nail bed. With nail fungus, itching sometimes occurs but not all the cases. The condition can become as well as severe if you left untreated the nail fungal infection. Moreover, treatments also become difficult when it is spread in all the nails....
The Bladder is a term used to refer to the urinary bladder in the body. The urinary bladder stores urine until it is removed to the outside of the body. The urine from the kidney is collected in the bladder which is muscular and elastic in nature. Sometimes, the cells in the lining of the bladder begin to behave abnormally. The cells develop into tumors which may be cancerous in nature. When a cancer develops in the bladder it is referred to as the bladder cancer. This is a malignant type of tumor which can spread in the entire body and can even prove to be fatal.
Cancers of all types occur due uncontrolled cell division activity in some cells of the body. The activity of cell division is strongly controlled by the oncogene. Now, most cells have a specific cell life. After certain duration of time cells die and new cells are formed. But, i....
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