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Sleep Deprivation: More Common Than You Think

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

sleep deprivationPeople think that sleep deprivation is something which can only happen to people who are either workaholics or severely depressed. Though this is correct, it’s not entirely true. That’s because sleep deprivation can happen to people who are not severely depressed or workaholics as well. That’s right; sleep deprivation is more common than you think.

How to identify sleep deprivation?

  • You’re unable to handle even a little amount of stress and you get irritated at the slightest things. It could be traffic or a loud noise on TV or even your cat. Low threshold for stress is a major sign that you need rest.
  • You have trouble remembering even the simplest things like what you had for lunch or what the name of the actor was, the one, you saw last night on TV.
  • Same goes for your concentration power. Given your memory problems and irritability, it surely is hard to concentrate.
  • You’re hungry all the time and binging has become something like a compulsion.
  • Constant headaches and vision problems can be a symptom too.
  • You have trouble regulating simple motor skills
  • Your mood swings are way beyond control
  • Fatigue and ill health are the given symptoms of sleep deprivation.

How to cure sleep deprivation?

  • Try and have a calm environment to go to sleep in
  • Take a hot shower before you sleep
  • Clear your head before you sleep. Don’t go to bed worried.
  • See a doctor if problem persists for more than 3 weeks.

Sleep deprivation can be cured. Don’t forget to always be happy. Meet friends, talk to people about your troubles and have a clean, neat lifestyle. Things will fall into place.

How Make Up Helps To Blend Your Nose Bridge

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

nose bridge, makeup ideasFor blending your nose bridge you would need the following materials:

  1. Contour Cream
  2. Highlighter
  3. Angled Brush
  4. Fluffy Blending Sponge
  • Start with applying foundation over your nose; this will hold the make-up for a long time.
  • With the help of angled brush draw light lines using the contour powder around each side of your nose; this is how you want your nose to look in the end.
  • Apply or draw a thin strip/line of highlighter on the centre of your nose (the lighter shade) carefully. Remember it should be light.
  • Then apply the darker shade of the highlighter on both sides of the light highlighter. Remember that this is a darker shade so apply carefully.
  • Blend the lines carefully and slowly, stroke by stroke. Don’t mix the lighter and darker shade in a hurry. Blend the lines until you see any of them.
  • You may use a darker and lighter shade of foundation. The lighter is to highlight and the darker shade will be for shading the nose area into the colour which would match the skin.

Always remember that you must draw only light lines around your nose for it’s much easier to add layer by layer than to tone a darker shade down. Again people have different kinds of noses and the shape and size varies from one lady to another thus this is just a basic guideline. Do your research or take help of your girlfriend before attempting to do anything with your nose.

Dealing with broken bones

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

broken bones, broken bones careBelieving that a bone is broken

If you are guessing that you are dealing with a broken bone then you should avoid mobility of the person with a broken bone. But if a case is severe and moving is important then it is unavoidable, but if not you must wait for medical assistance. If you are suspecting that a bone has broken then you must try to keep the patient calm and still to prevent further damage. If it is necessary to move the person then you must first immobilize the suspected bone with a substantially hard suspected broken bone like a wooden log, newspapers rolled up etc. also practice proper bleeding control if the person is bleeding.

On confirmation of a broken bone

Once the medical practitioner has confirmed that the condition that the patient is in is because of broken bones through medical reports, you know for sure that you are dealing with a broken bone. This means the journey is long and the road is even longer. Curing a broken bone is a long process. It requires utmost care on your side. If the broken bone can be set then it must be ensured that it is kept immobilized for some time as long as the bone does not recover and be used. If the bone that has broken is not in the position to set then it shall require special care from the orthopedic surgeon. Even though physical therapy is painful and challenging and this is why it needs a calm brain and immense care.

Is a cellulite treatment right for you?

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

cellulite laser treatment, cellulite treatmentCellulite treatment is the earnest desire of many individuals who want to get rid of fatty tissues present in unwanted areas. Most people having it hate the way these appear to be. They cause ugly dimples on the skin in body areas like buttocks and thighs. These are not associated with overweight. Many people have the notion that weight causes this situation but actually it is not so. It is not necessary that exercise or dieting will always help. Professional cellulite treatment is possible nowadays. Problem areas like legs, abdomen can be handled. You can apply various lotions recommended to reduce the situation instead of opting for laser treatment.

Laser treatment

Lasers that are highly concentrated and high powered lights can be used for a variety of treatments. If you opt for a laser treatment then these laser lights break the material within the skin that causes these dimples in the skin and this material is removed by the body through its natural system. It is not a one day process. It takes a longer period of time but it is an efficient and effective method of cellulite treatment. Cellulite treatment is only right for you if the situation is consulted with a specialist. Proper cellulite treatment can prove to be very effective restore the confidence in you about the way you look. But cellulite treatment also depends upon one individual to another because each individual has unique requirement, thus apt consultation and follow up is extremely essential.

Curing hiccups with simple tips

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Curing hiccups, hiccups treatmentHiccups are the repeated sharp inhalation that is caused by the involuntary spasms of the diaphragm. The diaphragm is a very strong muscle that separates the chest and the abdomen. This muscle increases the volume of the chest whenever you breathe in air and it is accompanied by the closing of the larynx. Hiccups are caused due to the irritation of this diaphragm due to overfull stomach or inflammation of the membrane around our heart.

Tips To Cure Hiccups:

  • If you are suffering from hiccups frequently, then you should not ignore it. Consult your doctor at the earliest to avoid it from taking a serious shape in the future. Other than the medicines prescribed by the doctor, there are several natural tip that you can follow:
  • Gargle regularly once or may be more than once every day if required with hot water
  • Breathe in deeply and then hold your breath and count slowly till then ten or as much long as possible.
  • Trying sipping several cups of cold water slowly
  • You can slap one, suffering from hiccups, on the back or can drop something cold like an ice cube down the back of the neck.
  • Drink a glass of water slowly from the side of the glass which farthest from you
  • Sipping peppermint or lemon balm tea may help in reducing the spasms of the diaphragm thereby reducing hiccups.

Doctors often recommend inhalation of an increased amount of carbon dioxide. You can do it easily by covering your mouth and nose with a paper bag and breathe in and out in to it for a few minutes.

Knee replacement surgery: Things you need to know

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Knee replacement surgery, knee careThere are a few things that you need to know when it comes to knee replacement surgery. These aspects of knee replacement surgery are discussed as follows:

1. There are two kinds of knee replacement. They are called full knee replacement and partial replacement. If you are a young patient, it is advised that you go for a partial knee replacement surgery.

2. It is very important that the patients are selected carefully in order to make sure that the surgery is successful. A patient who is over 60 years is the ideal candidate for such a surgery. Apart from that, a person who is seeking a knee replacement surgery should also be prepared to undertake the painful therapies

3. The modern technologies of knee replacement surgery allows the doctors to carry on with the prosthesis in way that is bio compatible and thus they are able to get the rejection risks eliminated.

4. The success rate of a knee replacement surgery is about 95 percent which makes around 25000 Americans enjoy an active life.

5. The process s of a knee replacement surgery may run risks of infections, blood clots and many more

6. The recovery phase will start shortly after the completion of surgical process and will be followed by the sessions of physical therapy. These sessions can be very painful but they are absolutely necessary.

These are some of the necessary information that you would need to know when it comes to knee replacement surgery.

Completely leaving out fat: A Big Mistake

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

fat loss, fat loss ideasWhenever you discuss about losing weight the first thing that comes to your mind is to burn the excess fat. This can sometimes backfire because there are various functions that fats perform in the body. Many people have different misconceptions about fats and its function in the body. Fats are also known as triglycerides or lipids that are one type of organic compounds. Another type of fat that is present in the body is cholesterol.

Importance of fat for the body

Although many people think that even a small percentage of fat is harmful for the body that is certainly not the case. Here are some of the reasons why you cannot ignore fat to maintain a healthy life:

  • Fats are very important for the structure, formation and functioning of the cell membranes. These cell membranes help to protect the body from the chemical and physical environment. In fact they are also useful in keeping toxins away from the body.
  • Fats are also useful in building various body compounds which produces different hormones and blood clotting agents. These help to maintain the inflammatory and immune system of the body.
  • Fats provide the body with insulation and also serve as a reserve for energy. They convert themselves into adipose tissues which are the fat cells and helps in providing energy. They are also responsible for the behavioral function of the body. The cognitive role of the brain is controlled by the adipose tissues. So you can well understand why it is so important.

Causes of high pulse rate

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

high pulse rate, control high pulse rateHigh pulse rate can be defined as a situation where the pulse rate reaches above the usual 60 to 100 beats/minute. The situation is also termed as Tachycardia and there are a number of reasons behind high pulse rate. The post below describes some of the major causes of high pulse rate.

Cardiac Issues

The different cardiac issues could be responsible for an elevated pulse rate. Heart ailments like high BP, Pericarditis, coronary cardiac diseases etc. are common causes behind high pulse rate. As the arteries get hardened up it leads to great problems in pumping blood which in turn enhances pulse rate.

Malfunctioning Of Thyroid

The thyroid controls metabolism in body and thus its over-performance generally disturbs the regular body metabolism which in certain ways would influence the human heart to elevate the pumping rate that eventually would lead to elevated pulse rate. Besides, other different metabolism related problems could also result in high pulse rate.

Emphysema

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) or Emphysema is another major reason behind higher pulse rate. When a person suffers from Emphysema, the lung tissues get non-elastic that affects the heart’s regular pumping capacity. It eventually leads to fast heart beats and in turn higher pulse rate.

The Temporary Factors

Added to the major factors mentioned above there are some temporary causes that could lead to high pulse rate. These are heavy meal, intake of high stimulants like caffeine, tobacco, tea etc., emotional stress, nervousness, anxiety, vitamin deficiency, anemia, fever, physical exertion and vitamin deficiency.

Keeping a Check on Your Liver Health

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

liver care, treatment for liverThe liver is a vital organ present in all vertebrates. It is the largest internal organ in the human body and it has several important body functions. Liver controls metabolism in a major way. Apart from that, it also secretes several bio-chemicals which are necessary for digestive processes. Other functions of the liver are to produce substances which work for the immune system of the body. Liver is also concerned with protein synthesis and detoxification of the body’s various substances. Liver produces bile which emulsifies fats in the process of digestion.

Main Diseases Of The Liver

a)      Pale Stools- this situation is characterized by reduction in brown pigmentation from fecal matter, mainly caused due to irregularity in liver functions.

b)      When bilirubin mixes with urine, it causes the color of urine to become dark.

c)      Jaundice is a common problem which is caused when the bilirubin gets deposited on the skin.

d)     Excessive bleeding when a cut or bruising occurs could be due to some abnormality in the liver.

e)      When there is excess loss in nutrients and minerals a person might feel more lazy and tired than usual. This is also caused to abnormal liver functions.

f)       Swelling of the abdomen and feet without any known cause could mean liver problems too.

How To Take Care Of Your Liver?

Limit your intake of fried food and processed foods. Also you should reduce the intake of fructose as excess fructose could affect liver functions. Increase your intake of vegetables, fresh fruits and natural fruit and vegetable juices. You could also go on a detox diet once in a while to cleanse your system. Also reduce the intake of alcohol. They are mostly empty calories and excess alcohol cannot be taken care of by the liver.

Getting Rid Of A Double Chin

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

double chin, remove double chinMany people complain about having double chin. Weight gain and weight loss can cause skin to sag which might cause this condition. People of any age can have double chin and medically there are no dangers from having a double chin condition. But it doesn’t look that good especially if you’ve lost weight and you’re young. There are some easy ways to get rid of double chin. Read one to know more.

Exercises for getting rid of double chin

a)      Your posture is important for getting back into shape too. It might seem unnecessary and non-related but this exercise can actually help you. Stand straight with your arms on your side and clench your buttocks. Get your shoulders and neck in a straight but relaxed position and roll your shoulders back so that your chest comes forward. Push your head back like your looking upwards and push your chin slightly forwards. Pull your neck upwards as much as you can but don’t put in much strain or you could hurt yourself. Relax your body and do it again for 9 more times. Do this thrice a day.

b)      Chew gum. Go for sugar free gum so that your teeth don’t get affected much. Strengthening your jaw muscles is important too.

c)      Trying various activities like running, jogging, dancing, and aerobics or swimming to keep up your metabolism.

Try these simple methods to see a change gradually. It’s not an easy process but dedicating yourself to lose the extra skin will always bring good results.

Dealing With a Minor Infection At Home

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

infection, treatment for infectionIf you happen to come across any kind of minor accident like a minor cut or burn, then you should know the right way to take care of it at home. First of all, you need to check the wound. If you see that the blood has clotted and the cut is not too deep, then you probably won’t need any stitches. But if you happen to cut yourself from any kind of metal object then you should get a tetanus shot to stay on the safe side. After that, caring for your wound is up to you.

In Case Of Cuts

a) First of all, wash the wound carefully with water
b) After that, make sure that the bleeding has stopped and out some kind of antiseptic cream
c) Never put cotton directly in an open wound as the fibers can get stuck to the open wound
d) When you see that the wound has been taken care of you can put bandage or band aid on the affected area

Burns

a) Check how deep the burn is
b) Put tap water on the wound for an extended period of time till the pain lessens to a bearable level
c) Don’t put cotton on it as mentioned before
d) You should put some burn cream to take care of pain and inflammation
e) When you go out you might want to put a bandage around the wound to protect it from infections
In both cases, you should put anti bacterial or anti septic healing cream after the wound has dried up so that the wound heals and closes up faster. Take painkillers if you have trouble sleeping due to the pain of the wound.

Importance of Sleeping Postures

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

sleeping, sleeping posturesEvery adult human being needs at least 8 to 10 hours of sleep on a daily basis. The posture in which we sleep is also important. Many people complain about back aches and shoulder pain when they wake up. This usually occurs because of poor sleeping posture, uncomfortable mattress and pillow conditions. Sleeping in uncomfortable positions for prolonged periods of time daily can take a toll on your musculoskeletal system and can lead to chronic painful conditions.

Sleeping Posture And Health

You should always sleep in a bed which is not too hard and not too soft. The mattress should compliment your body and give you a comfortable feel. Your spine should be kept in a relaxed position as bad sleeping posture causes the most common spine related complications. Sleeping straight might not be possible for everyone. Even if you start out sleeping in a straight position, you most likely will tend to twist and turn in your sleep. The key is to keep your pillow at a level which is good for your neck and back. Don’t put up your pillow at a level when you have to bend your neck or raise it at a level higher that 15 degrees.

Sleeping On Your Stomach

Many people find it more comfortable to sleep on their stomachs. Though this position usually doesn’t case any kind of back problems, it does put a fair amount of pressure on the chest. That’s why you should make sure that the mattress isn’t hard. Fetal position is the most common sleeping posture. It should be seen that you use good quality mattress no matter what posture is comfortable for you.

Changing your life after a heart attack

Monday, October 15th, 2012

heart attack, care after heart attackA heart attack can bring radical changes in a person and that is quite obvious. Though what happens due to the genetic components cannot be controlled by you, you can certainly change your lifestyle for the better.

How to face life after a heart attack

There is nothing much that you can do when you face a heart attack but you can definitely change things after you survive that. Here are some of the tips on what you should do:

  • The main thing is positive mind set. This will help you to get rid of all the negative thoughts that may occur. Since there will be a lot of restrictions after a heart attack you may feel that the life is becoming more tedious than it had been before the heart attack. To avoid such a thing from happening you need to think positive as much as you can.
  • Having close friends in such circumstances is important because having that mental support will help you to recover from the memories which you may have undergone when the heart attack occurred. This does not mean you will be able enjoy life to the fullest. There will be restrictions which you will have to follow strictly.
  • Going for regular walks with someone can also help you to recover from the tormenting memories of the heart attack. This can only be done be possible if the doctors advises you to do so. Since you will be under strict observation it is better not to take such decisions on your own.

Keeping your body PH under control

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Maintain body PH, body careAcidification is something that causes too many problems in the body. But it can be cured completely if you get to understand the symptoms. One of the main reasons why this acidification takes place is because the pH level of the body is not balanced. Here are some of the ways how you can control the pH of the body:

Step 1– firstly you should make sure that you do not get acidification frequently. For this you will have to stop consuming high acid drinks and foods. Chilly food and fast food is something which you should strictly avoid in order to maintain the perfect balance of pH in your body. Changing your diet will be the best way to start the process of balancing your pH level.

Step 2– consume foods that are rich in alkaline such vegetables and fruits. This will help to balance the level of body pH within a few days.

Step 3- exercising is another way how the oxidation of acids can take place. If you work out regularly then there are high chances that you will be relieved from acidification which in turn will keep a balance of the pH level in the body. Since exercise helps increase the flow of urine and sweat the channels of acid elimination increases.

Step 4– consuming alkaline mineral supplements will keep the body free from acidification. Even if you eat foods that are rich in acid percentage the alkaline mineral supplements will help to remove the ill traits quickly.

Tips to prevent kidney stone

Monday, October 8th, 2012

kidney stone, kidney stone cureHere are a few tips that you could follow in order to prevent kidney stone. They are discussed as follows:

  • You should drink a lot of water. Dehydration is one of the main causes of kidney stones. Therefore, it is important that you drink at least eight glasses a day. It is important that you keep clear urine.
  • You should try to drink distilled water as much as possible. There are no bacteria in distilled water and neither are there any viruses or any kind of impurities.
  • Lemons are very good in this regard. The citrus elements in lemon are very effective when it comes to keeping away from kidney stones.
  • Another important thing is exercise. Ample exercise should be taken in a regular manner so that you can keep the problem at bay. You should at least take an exercise of thirty minutes every day in order to get the perfect health condition.
  • Stepometers could be a useful device for this. They will keep a track of the number of steps that you have taken on a day.
  • Then, it is also very important that you take ample rest. A proper eight hours of sleep is very important for maintaining perfect health.
  • Fruit juices can be very effective in this matter. One of the best solutions in this regard is the cranberry juice. They are very helpful in maintaining the urinary tract of the body.

These are some the things that will help you prevent kidney stone.