Archive for October, 2012

ADHD and its effect on health of women

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

what is ADHD,effects of ADHD,ADHD effect on womenIt has been observed for quite some time that women who go for ADHD medication often face various kinds of side effects. This is an area where doctors are seriously concerned because the medication management of ADHD has not been perfect till date. You must have seen women taking drugs that contain ADHD and these are known as stimulants. Though the name stimulant is given to denote something positive for the body, here the opposite thing happens. In this case the stimulants cause a sudden increase in the flow of blood in the frontal lobe area of the brain which is a very delicate area. The stimulants of ADHD cannot be cured on their own. Rather it controls the various symptoms for different disorders making it difficult for the doctors to treat the patient with ease. There are various stimulant drugs that are present in the market that contains ADHD such as Concerta, Ritalin, Dexedrine, Adderall and Cylert.

Effects of ADHD on women

Compared to men women are more vulnerable to the harmful effects of ADHD. There are various side effects that women face when they consume a drug that has got ADHD and those side effects are as follows:

  • Weight loss
  • Insomnia
  • Anorexia
  • Cardiovascular changes
  • Growth retardation
  • Psychotic episodes

Although there are many benefits of ADHD the doctors have declared that they are not always safe for the patient and if she consumes it on a daily basis then there are chances that she will fall prey to any of the above diseases as mentioned above.

Foods to avoid for dinner

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

healthy food for dinner, nutrition tipsPreparing dinner beforehand is a habit that you should follow. But one thing that you must remember while preparing the meals is that they have to be nutritious. Since there are so many options nowadays you may get confused as to which one will be the best for your family and then you end up buying fast foods to relieve yourself from the tedious work of preparing all the dishes. Now these fast foods are really bad for the health especially if you have them at dinner. So here are some of the foods which you can avoid for dinner:

ü  As said earlier fast foods should be strictly avoided for dinner. They not only cause problems in the digestion process but also increase the level of cholesterol in the body. This may have serious effects on your health and therefore it is better if you stop eating fast foods for dinner.

ü  Secondly, consuming pizza is another thing that you should avoid when you are having a full course dinner. They have high percentage of calories which will make you fat in a few days time. One of the best substitutes for pizza is sandwich and sub. They are both healthy and tasty as well.

ü  Lastly you should not include foods that are too spicy. If you do then there are chances that you will have digestion problems. One of the most common problems that occur when a person has spicy food for dinner is heartburn.

5 tips to improve your vision

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

improve vision, eye careIf you think that your eyesight is getting blurred or if it is diminishing then it is better you consult a doctor and before that you can perform some exercises that would help you to get rid of this problem. Some of the best exercises for your eyes are as follows:

  • Palming– this exercise is very simple. It helps to improve the vision of the eye and also relaxes it to a great extent. You can perform this exercise by keeping your palms over your eyes and then rest the elbows on the knees. This will give a chance for your eyes to refocus on an object and also relax it for some time. This is one of the best ways to help the eyes get a correct vision without the help of contact lenses or glasses.
  • Tracing– in this exercise you will have to imagine a figure in front of your eyes and then you will have to trace it with your eyes closed. In most cases the doctors advise to trace the figure 8. This will help to give strength to your eyes and also improves the flexibility of both the eyes. In the initial stages you may find it difficult but as you practice it will become easier.
  • Focusing and zooming– this is quite similar to each other and you can perform this exercise by keeping the thumb in front of the eyes and move it closer and then further away from the eyes. It helps to strengthen the muscles of the eyes and also increases the focusing power.
  • Blinking– watching television for a long time or sitting in front of the computer can cause the moisture of the eyes to dry. In order to avoid this you can increase the blinking habit as it would restore the moisture in the eyes.

Basic exercises for a healthy back

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

exercise, exercise for backBack pain is something that everyone experiences at some point or the other in their life. It is one of the most common ailments and it is such that it refuses to go away and is quite irritating and painful at times. This can sometimes become chronic and if that happens then the treatment can take a long time to react. So it is better to take precautionary measures before that pain starts to grow. Here are some of the best exercises that you can perform in order to keep your back healthy:

v  The first exercise that you will have to do regularly is take rest. Though people laugh at the fact that taking rest is not an exercise, well it is. And it is a very important exercise. Of course that does not mean you can lie down in any posture you want. If you are experiencing back pain then you must lie down straight and try to relax your body as much as possible.

v  Secondly you can lie down on your stomach on a carpet or mat and keep your arms and hands flat by your side. Your legs should be extended in a standing position. After that you will have to raise your back slowly taking a deep breath while you raise it and after a few seconds you will have to rest the back again and you will have to hold your breath till then. Once you rest your back you can leave your breath.

Hearing loss from iPod

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

oPod health issues,Hearing loss, ear careSince the inception of the iPod people’s way of listening to music has changed. The hard drives of an iPod can store more than 300 hours of music and the batteries last for over 12 hours. The volume too can go high up and reaches 120 decibels which is quite something for the human ear. But with great things come greater problems and one of the most common problems is hearing loss due to iPod. A current study shows that nearly 16 million people are suffering from hearing loss and out of that majority of the percentage have been due to the effects of iPod. The cochlea of a person contains delicate hair nerve cells which are damaged to due loud music and as a result the inner ear does not transmit any sound impulses into the brain. When people live in noisy environments they have the tendency to increase the volume of music so that they hear clearly but his often results to hearing loss which they are not aware of. A survey shows that if people can hear music in above 85 decibels for a long period of time then they are bound to suffer from hearing loss.

Steps to protect your ears from getting impaired

Here are some of the ways how you can control the damage to your ears from the iPod:

• First and foremost you will have to control the volume of your iPod and make it to around 60 decibels. This is quite soothing for the human ear and is almost two third of the highest volume it can reach.

• Secondly you should not listen to more than 60 minutes of music of daily.

• Lastly you can wear noise cancelling headphones that are specially designed for people who have the habit of listening to music for long hours.

Benefits of turmeric

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

benefits of turmeric, natural cureTurmeric is one of the best aids when it comes to healing cuts and scrapes quickly. You will be surprised to know that Johnson & Johnson uses turmeric in their band aids just because it heals the affected area quickly. You must have seen turmeric being used in curries and various other foods. You may not be aware of the fact but it not only helps to give a color and taste to the food but also keeps the body healthy.

Advantages of turmeric

Following are some of the benefits of turmeric for the human body:
• It is a natural anti septic and enhances the healing of scrapes and cuts. So when you get a cut remember to put some turmeric over the area that has got cut before applying the bandage over it.
• It is such a spice that helps to fight cancer. Doctors have tested and said that turmeric contains a medical component named curcumin which helps the body to block the production of cancer cells and also stops them from spreading.
• Since turmeric has anti oxidant properties it helps to relieve the person from rheumatoid arthritis. If you are observing any kind of joint or swollen pain then there are chances that your body has got free radicals. If you consume turmeric then all such pain will be long gone.
• As said above turmeric contain curcumin that helps in the proper functioning of the liver as it removes the bad cholesterol from the body.

5 tips to deal with insomnia

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Sleeping disorders, insomniaAre you suffering from sleeplessness lately? If the answer is yes then it is time you know the truth and that is you have insomnia. It is not that serious as it sounds but if you do take immediate action to stop it then it can be worse. However if you get the habit of consuming sleeping pills then it can harm you in the long run. So it is always better to choose the natural way out in this case. Here are some of the best ways of dealing with insomnia and they are completely natural:

• Before you go to bed it is best if you eat something. But that does not mean you can eat anything and everything you want. It is always advised to avoid spicy food before you go to bed. This might give you heartburn. It is also advised not to go to bed without eating at all.

• A cup of warm milk or chamomile tea is great to relax your body especially chamomile tea because they are very effective for people who are suffering from insomnia.

• If you can develop the habit of working out in the evening then the body can prepare to relax once you are done with the exercise and eventually when you go to bed you are bound to fall asleep.

• There are times when people have the habit of sleeping with the lights on. This can be a cause of insomnia and in such cases you will have to switch off the lights when you go to sleep however scary you may feel.

• Relaxing music is often very helpful for people who have insomnia. Not only music but several sound effects such as ocean waves can make you fall asleep.

Causes of high pulse rate

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

high pulse rate, heart careHigh pulse is the condition when the heart beats are faster than normal and which leaves behind repercussions. Generally doctors call this condition Tachycardia where there is an abnormal increase in the rate of heart beat. In general a person’s heart beat is 60 to 100 beats per minute but when a person has high pulse rate then the beats can go over 100 per minute. This mainly happens due to the inefficiency in the pumping of the blood in your heart. There are two types of tachycardia. They are as follows:

1. Ventricular tachycardia
2. Supra ventricular tachycardia

The former is caused due to ventricles and the latter is caused due to the pumping of the heart in the upper side.
There are several reasons why the pulse rate of a person goes up. Here are some of the reasons discussed below:

 If a person has pericarditis or high blood pressure then there are chances that the person will have a high pulse rate.

 Secondly if a person’s arteries get hardened at times then there is a certain disturbance in the pumping of the blood to the heart. This leads to high pulse rate.

 Another reason behind high pulse rate is because of hyper activity of thyroid.

 Lastly many diseases of the heart and several metabolism disorders also cause a high pulse rate in a person. This also leads to weakening of the heart as it is not capable of taking too mush strain.

Foods that give instant energy

Monday, October 29th, 2012

instant energy foods, energy giving food, nutritionAre you feeling tired and exhausted too often? If the answer is in the affirmative then it is evident that you are not getting the proper amount of energy on a daily basis. It can also be because you are addicted to the fast foods which help you to get tired quickly. Whatever the reason may be, it is not a good sign at all. So if you are looking for foods that will give you instant energy then here are the names of few:

ü  Almonds– they are nutritionally dense and are the best when it comes to giving energy to a person. Even if you have a handful of almonds you will get energy to work for the whole day. Almonds are rich in magnesium, vitamin E, phosphorus and are also a good source of fiber. They are also good sources of potassium, protein, iron and calcium.

ü  Sweet potatoes– this is practically a factory of energy because they are rich in vitamin C and vitamin A. Apart from giving a whole lot of energy it will also help you fight stress and fatigue. Since they are free from cholesterol they would not add to the fat which you already have.

ü  Bananas– you must have seen athletes eating bananas before going out for the game. It is because it provides immediate energy since they have almost 2 grams of protein and over 50 grams of carbohydrates. This helps to generate more and more energy in the person.

Health care reform in US

Monday, October 29th, 2012

US Health care reform, Health careAccording to PPACA which is popularly known as Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act the United States are all set to implement the various healthcare plans which they have planned so far. The main idea is to change the insurance policies so that people get more coverage and as a result stop worrying about the affordability in treating a person. Till now there have been various plans and programs but none were incorporated. So it is definitely a big step towards the good for the people.

Basic points of the health care reform in US

The main objective of this health care reform in US is to make sure that all the people of America have an insurance based on their health before 2014. If they do not do that then they would be liable to pay a fine. Here are some of the laws that will be incorporated in the health care reform program:

  • To provide proper subsidy to people who have a moderate or below moderate income in America.
  • Expand Medicaid eligibility.
  • To enroll the name of employees onto the various health insurance packages that the employer would offer where the number of employees is more than 200.
  • The insurance companies would be prohibited if they deny any coverage due to health status issues.
  • The existing program of Medicaid will be expanded so that it covers those people who have a low income and who are yet to get insurance to their family.

Treatment for salmonella

Monday, October 29th, 2012

salmonella,salmonella treatmentThe diseases caused by the salmonella bacteria are plenty and in most cases it has been observed that the person starts to have symptoms in the form of fever, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting, muscle pain and headache. The bacteria generally spread from contaminated water, animal waste, raw meat, egg products or eggs. The worst part of these bacteria is that if you consume the food without knowing that it has got that bacteria then it will stay in the gastric juices because they do not get excreted easily. These further results in various diseases in the person.

Tips to treat salmonella

Treating salmonella is not at all difficult. In most people the treatment works within a few doses but the person has to be careful as well. Here are some of the best ways of treating salmonella:

  • The first and foremost thing that you should do is take rest.
  • Secondly if you have got diarrhea then it is important that you keep yourself hydrated and keep the level of water in the body to a perfect balance.
  • Thirdly you must check your diet. You must eat those foods that would help to kill the poisonous effects of bacteria. Including yoghurts in your daily diet can be a good idea if you want to get rid of salmonella.
  • If you have to eat eggs daily then it is advised to cook the egg thoroughly before serving. Boiling the egg to 160 degree F will also have the same effect.

What Men Should Eat To Improve Sex Life?

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

sex life, how to improve sex lifeSexual health is a very important part of everyone’s lives. Sex is not just a necessity but it is a very essential factor which decides relationships. Even if sex is not the most important part of a relationship but it plays a very significant part. A recent survey has suggested that couples who have sex at least 3 to 4 times a week are happier and healthier than couples who don’t. As a man you might face some problems in your sexual life especially after the age of 35 years.

Most common sexual; problems faced by men

There are a few problems which men face in their sex life. These conditions are mostly temporary and not many cases are concerned with sever medical complications. The reasons could be stress or strain in a relationship as well. Here is a list of the common problems.

 

a)      Lack of libido

b)      Erectile dysfunction (ED)

c)      Inability of have an orgasm

d)     Reaching to climax within a short period of time

These could be some very embarrassing problems which men might face and it’s not easy for them to talk to anyone about it. Before taking pills to improve your sexual life, you can try out a few home remedies for a simple solution.

Foods which help in better sex life and libido for men

a)      Spinach

b)      Tomato (soups and juice)

c)      Watermelon

d)     Unsweetened tea

e)      Peaches

f)       Eggs

g)      Red wine

h)      Seeds and nuts

i)        Red meats (in  limited amounts)

j)        Beans

k)      Fish

l)        Oatmeal

m)    Chocolate (dark)

n)      Oysters

  • o)      Strawberries

Include these foods in your everyday diet and you can see results in fortnight or so.

Points to Consider Before Taking Health Insurance Policy

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

health insurance, health insurance policyHealth insurance policies are a very important part of our lives. Life is very unpredictable. There is no way to say what the future holds. God forbid if there is ever any kind of mishap which you face through accidents or medical complications, the last thing which you can worry about is the financial support. A person already goes through a lot in such times and that’s why you should have a backup plan which can support your monetary needs in times of medical emergencies. That’s why you should have your own health insurance coverage to help you such possible troubled times.

Getting cheap insurance covers- things to consider

a)      First of all you should think how much you can afford for the monthly insurance payments.

b)      Then you should decide why you need the insurance and start looking for various options you have to get the kind of coverage which would benefit you.

c)      You should seek help from financial advisors too if you don’t know what kind of investments can be beneficial for the right kind of insurance

d)     Then you should go through various insurance policies and check out more than 2 insurance agencies. Talk to the agents personally and learn about their various purposes.

e)      Then you should focus upon the quality of services the agency gives.

f)       Keeping the quality of the services and after comparing the prices of the companies, so that you make a good decision.

Never rush into taking the first agency’s policies which you come across. Take your time to decide and get a good coverage.

 

What Is Group Health Insurance

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

Group Health Insurance, health insuranc tipsA health insurance covers medical expenses in case someone has an accident or medical condition, depending on what kind of coverage you have. Group health insurances are those kinds of insurance which are mostly business based for employer sponsored covers. These covers are meant for both employers and employees and these are very beneficial to both monetary wise as well. There are a lot of discounts and basic group insurance packages which help in cutting down the rates for the insurance.

  • Benefits which one can get through these group health insurance policies

The head of the company must overlook the various kinds of coverage which would benefit the employees and employers as well. The office environment should also be kept in mind.

  • Work environment

If your work environment is a construction site, you should consider all the factors which could cause accidents or medical hazards. Occupational hazards which concern the skin and lungs are most common in mines and construction sites. So you should check out with the insurance agency to find out which kind of group insurance coverage for the employees and employers.

  • Clients and your company

But when it comes to the clients of the company, then this is not a good choice. Your clients should always seek for individual health insurance policies because their needs and possible health issues would be different than those who work in the company.

Keep these things in mind when you seek health insurance policies. Group health insurance policies should be selected with care as these would be included in the company’s terms and conditions and regulations.

What Is A Health Insurance Policy

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

health insurance poli0cy, health insurance tipsA health insurance policy is basically that insurance which is taken by an individual to cope up for medical expenses in case any sort of accident or medical complication occurs. There are many kinds of health insurance policies and one package can cover more than one family member at times too. Many times, people’s auto insurance also holds a segment for medical coverage. Depending upon your needs and several; other factors, you should choose your medical insurance policy and coverage.

On what basis should you select the coverage?

  • Hereditary issues

If your family has a history of any chronic or dangerous disease like diabetes or cancer, there could be chances that you could fall prey to that too. Also many pregnancy-related complications could be passed on from generation to generation. Keeping such examples in mind you should choose your coverage so that you can get the right kind of financial backup in case something happens to you in these matters.

  • Occupation related

You should also focus on where you work and what kind of transport you take. If you work in a construction area then you should have accident related coverage as construction sites are very vulnerable. You should also check what kind of occupational hazards (health hazards in particular) you could develop and make sure you have that coverage.

  • Your own health

Finally you should choose your coverage depending on any chronic or dangerous illness that you might have. If you have a heart condition or kidney or eye related problems and you need treatment from time to time or there are risks for further complications then you should definitely get medical coverage for that.