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Lavender oil for sore throats

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

Lavender oil, sore throatsIn the case of your own respiratory system, there is a few elements of its actual anatomy and every one of them function as a means which will offer protection to your own larynx, to ensure that your sound box functions to generate sound.

Without having to be in a position to generate sound, verbal exchanges could possibly get complicated fast! That’s why you ought to conduct exactly what you might take very good care of your own respiratory system and put a stop to any kind of bacterial infections from taking place. You’ll by no means have the ability to put a stop to them completely however if you might be concerned often with problems such as the cold, tonsillitis, flu or perhaps laryngitis, in that case lavender oil utilized on a regular basis will allow you to take much better care of your own respiratory system as well as reduce the chance of disease to the larynx.

Lavender oil is effective since it consists of 2 important components. The two elements that really help with respiratory system care are:

  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Bactericides

Both these are required for an efficient treatment, dealing with sore throats.

An irritated throat is due to bacterial infections. Bacterial infections around the larynx instigate it to inflame. Whenever swelling takes place, anti-inflammatories assist to bring the puffiness down.

The bacterial infection itself might also want to be cured. Doctors will most likely deal with a diseased condition with a course of medicines. In the event you often take these, the body could develop a resistance to them that will minimize the efficiency of them later on.

As an alternative, what has to be done is utilize lavender oil since an all-natural cure for aching throats because the oil consists of bactericides within it.

Tips To Adjust To Your Hearing Aid

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Hearing Aid, hearing issuesTips To Adjust To Your Hearing Aid

Many people suffer from hearing problems regardless of their age though mostly older people have such conditions. Many times, some children are born with such conditions or they become deaf or hard of hearing. Many cases are solved with the help of a hearing aid. They are very effective and easy to adjust to.

How To Get Used To Hearing Aids
Here are a few tips on how to get used to hearing aids. The few first days can be a bit difficult but not tough and with habit you’ll get used to them very easily.

a) Don’t expect a lot of changes. You won’t be able to hear with a lot of clarity but it will be understandable. And there’s nothing to worry about. Even normal people can’t hear with perfect clarity.

b) Start wearing your hearing aid 12 hours a day at first. Once you get used to the feeling, you can start wearing it for longer periods. Just make sure that when you bathe and sleep, you take it off. All the other periods of time, you can wear the hearing aid with no difficulty at all.

c) You also need to start adjusting to your own voice. It might seem a bit creepy at first, even exciting but the key, is to be able to understand and control your voice, once you get your hearing aids.

d) Be patient. There’ll be a lot of noise to cope with, especially if you’re living in the city. Take therapy and practice lesson if necessary.
Follow these tips and you can easily make hearing aids a part of your life in no time.

1. Including Lemongrass In Your Diet

Lemongrass is a very efficient plant which is used in several delicacies all over the world, especially in Thailand. It has a zesty lemon like flavor which adds to the essence of the wonderful dishes. You can add it in any kind of foods in the right amount to make that perfect oriental dish.

 Other Ways To Use Lemongrass In Food
Many people use dried lemongrass to add a tinge of lemony flavor and scent in tea. You can even use it to make a special soup called Tom Yum Soup which again is a Thai delicacy. It has got a lot of herbs, subtle spices, chilies, coriander and a hint of lemongrass which makes this soup absolutely divine to taste and experience.

How To Cook With Lemongrass

You need to cut the lemon grass into long strips or chop them very minutely. If you happen to cut the strips then you can put it in any food you’re cooking at the time of boiling or heating and you can take them out like bay leaf later on. If you shred it then you can leave it in and enjoy the taste of tele lemongrass itself.

Health Benefits Of Lemongrass

Fungicidal properties of lemongrass helps clear a lot skin infections and diseases. It also helps in minimizing pores and keeps oily skin and pimples at bay. Folliculitis and cellulitis are two common skin diseases which can be cured by a controlled intake of lemongrass and application of lemongrass essential oil on the affected area. Many doctors also suggest this as a natural remedy for folliculitis and cellulitis.

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.

How to take proper care of your tongue

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

tongue cleaning, tongue careOne of the most forgotten places to be cleaned in the body is the tongue. However people do not realize how important it is to clean the tongue daily because it helps to keep you vibrant and feel fresh for the whole day. There are many disadvantages of not cleaning your tongue such as losing any sense in the tongue or even losing taste for foods. Since it is a very essential part of the body it is better you take care of it on a daily basis.

Reasons to keep your tongue cleaned

Here are some of the reasons why you must clean your tongue regularly:

  • In your daily life you must have come across people who have a bad smell in their mouth and it is quite disgusting to talk t them face to face. The main reason for that is they do not clean their tongue. This can happen to you too if you do into clean your tongue. So before pointing fingers on someone else you must keep your hands clean from the same guilt.
  • Another reason is that the tongue helps to taste the delicious foods that we consume daily. If you have the habit of not cleaning your tongue then it may well happen that you start losing the taste buds. You would obviously not want that to happen.
  • Lastly it is just a good manner to keep your tongue cleaned. If you are a normal person then you are bound to feel irritated if you don’t clean your tongue daily.

 

Tips to Clear Sinuses

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

sinus, clear sinusThe sinus is basically a cavity within a bone or any other body tissue. Nasal sinus is the nasal bone cavity and inflammation occurring in the sinus, which could occur due to a virus or fungus or even bacteria. Sinus infections are not that uncommon and many people actually suffer from sinus infections. Some might have an acute sinus infection which would need immediate medical help and others might just experience sinus inflections like common flue which comes and goes without any help required.

Curing a sinus infection- steps

  • If you experience regular sinus infections and irritations, then you can try these few steps to help yourself get rid of the infection.
  • Take a mug and use one fourth of a teaspoon of salt and a pinch of baking soda.
  • Pour some boiling water in the mug and stir the mixture until both the ingredients dissolve completely.
  • Pour in some cold water to make the water lukewarm and comfortable.
  • Take a nasal aspirator and fill it up.
  • Once that is done, lean your head back and squeeze some of the solution into your nasal cavities.
  • If you think that you’re comfortable with the temperature of the solution, continue pouring the solution. If not all sinuses are blocked, you will be able to feel the solution pass through various places within your nose.
  • Once you feel its enough lean your head forward to drain the liquid out. Blow your nose to ensure that all the solution is out.

If all this just gives temporary relief and you keep having sinus infections, you should see a doctor.

Tips to Prevent Cavity in Teeth

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Prevent Cavity, Teeth careTeeth are a very important part of our bodies.  They help us chew our food, they help us talk and teeth are the main factor which determines how beautiful our smile is. A set of healthy pearly white can help us feel confident about ourselves.  So to maintain healthy teeth, you should have good oral hygiene.  Tooth cavity and decay is a common problem and negligence can lead to severe pain and discomfort. If ignored, painful medical treatments like root canalling or complete removal of the teeth might have to be done. So it’s better to be safe than sorry. Here are a few tips on how to keep tooth decay and cavities at bay.

How to have healthy teeth

i.            Maintain good oral hygiene. Wash your mouth after every meal. If possible brush your with normal water without the toothpaste after every meal.

ii.            Using good toothpaste, make sure that you brush your teeth at least twice a day.

iii.            Use salt and fluoride rich toothpastes as these help keep tooth decay and cavity at bay.

iv.            Go for an oral checkup once every 3 months to stay on the safe side.

v.            Floss daily.

vi.            Drink a lot of water and stay away from flavored mouthwash.

vii.            Never forget to wash your mouth properly after you consume sweets, meat and chocolates.

  1. Avoid regular snacking. We tend to forget to wash our mouths if we eat light snack every now and then.

ix.            Always go for anti bacterial treatments first if you have bad breath.

Follow these simple oral hygiene tips and have a beautiful set of teeth at all times.

How to cure a throat infection

Monday, October 1st, 2012

throat infection, cure throat infectionA throat infection if not taken care of at the right time can give rise to serious situation later. However it is never very easy to detect a throat infection. If you feel a certain type of irritation in the throat or a little pain, it’s generally taken as a mere symptom of cold and treated accordingly. But who knows it can be even more dangerous than what you are thinking it to be. So whenever you feel any bad symptoms in the throat persisting for a fairly long period of time, without taking any steps on your own, you should consult the doctor at the earliest.

Tips to cure throat infection completely:

  • In cases the throat infection occurs due to deficiency of some specific nutrients in your body. Make sure you intake enough amount of vitamin c, zinc, beta carotene, selenium etc to boost your immune system and to cure the infection completely.
  • A very promising way of getting relief during throat infection is to gargle with warm water having a pinch of salt mixed. This helps in to remove the microbes and toxins thereby giving relief to your throat.
  • There are few herbs as well like the bay leaves, olive leaf extract, citrus seed extract etc that act as the anti microbials and kill the infection. It cures the throat infection by healing the damaged membranes.

Consult doctor:

In spite of all the measures above, if your throat problem including the irritation and the pain persists, then you should consult a specialist doctor because there may be something which you can’t point out and which if neglected can give rise to serious situations in the later life.

 

The basics of eye care

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

eye care, eye treatmentEyes are known as the windows of the soul. For the human body as well, eyes are very important. Eyesight is a gift and you should appreciate it. There are ways by which you can ensure good healthy eyesight for yourself.

Foods which help in better eyesight

  • Vitamin A rich foods-tomatoes and carrots are a rich source of vitamin A. Vitamin A helps in reducing the risk of night blindness, cataracts and also some age related diseases.
  • Vitamin B6 is also good for your eyes
  • Other nutrients like selenium and omega 3 fatty acids are good for the eyes. Omega 3 acids are found in certain fish and fish oils.

Other precautions which you should take

You should make sure that you keep your eyes clean at all times. Make sure that your eyes are always moist. Dried eyes might lead to infections. When you go out on a sunny day always protect your eyes as UV rays can slowly damage your eye muscles gradually. You should also wear sunglasses. Fix an appointment with an eye doctor regularly, at least twice a year, just to stay on the safe side. If you are prescribed to wear glasses or lenses, then you shouldn’t avoid it. While working for long hours on the computer take a break and look at something green for sometime. Also learn some eye muscle exercises. All this will help in reducing your strain to the eyes.

Follow these tips for long, excellent and healthy eyesight.

An idea about laser eye surgery

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

laser surgery, eye surgeryLaser eye surgery is the only way by which you can get rid of your specs and contact lens altogether. This is the common concept in the mind of many and those who have had to struggle with their spec for years and deprived themselves of playing their favorite sports just because their specs would fall are eager to get a laser eye surgery done soon. Contact lenses are not for everyone and not all can wear them comfortably. Even those who wear them complain that they come out of their eyes at times, make their eyes over-sensitive to dust and lead to infection at times.

Laser eye surgery helps these people to get rid of their specs and contact lenses and gives them the freedom of having normal eye-sight. However it does not come without its share of risks.  In order to understand the risks, let us look into the how the surgery is carried out: a flap is cut out in front of the eye with the help of laser. This flap is folded back and another laser is used which reshapes the corner to give your eyes its normal eye sight. The flap is then put back to its previous position.

The risks that are associated with  a laser eye surgery is that there is a very rare chance that the eye can be severely infected and this could led to the person losing his/her eye! Another downside to the surgery is that the patient might see halos around any source of light at night. Wearing specs is inevitable after a few years.