How To Strengthen Bones

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Sep 152017
 

When you see an old couple jogging in a park, you may wonder what makes them stay fit in their age. In contrary, many younger people have bone problems which make them unable to do such thing Actually, this is not an impossible if you control your lifestyle since you are young. Staying fit in old age needs efforts, especially in strengthening bones.
Bones are important parts of our body we should keep and maintain to ensure their longevity. If they are not in good quality, you will easily get illnesses related to bones or joints, such as back pain. You may feel it after sitting for hours in office and it makes you unable to finish your job correctly.

Osteoporosis is one of the worst possibilities caused by bad quality bones. Someone should prevent osteoporosis since he or she is young. In this case, parents play a big part in teaching positive habits, such as consuming milk. The best prevention of osteoporosis can be done before your age reaches 30. In this age, your body starts taking calcium from your bones in order to deliver it to other parts. After 30s, someone can still reduce risks of bone loss by consuming vitamin D and calcium supplements and doing weight-bearing exercise.

Vitamin D and calcium can also be found in milk and dairy products like yogurt and cheese. Consuming them daily will give you healthy bones because they are good sources of vitamin D and calcium. In this case, three glasses of milk will fulfill 100% of daily calcium needs and 75% of daily vitamin D needs. Another way to get required amount of vitamin D is by basking in the sun for about ten minutes each day. Read More Here ...

Identifying Knee Pain

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Aug 082017
 

Knee Pain Overview

Knee discomfort could be brought on by an unexpected injury, an overuse injury, or by a hidden problem, such as joint inflammation. Therapy will certainly differ depending on the reason. Signs and symptoms of knee injury could consist of discomfort, swelling, and also tightness.

The knee is the biggest joint in the body. The  bones of the knee, are divided by 2 discs (lens). The top leg bone (thigh), as well as the smaller bones (shin as well as fibula), are attached by tendons, ligaments, as well as muscular tissues. The surface area of the bones inside the knee joint is covered by articular cartilage material, which soaks up shock as well as gives a flat, moving surface area for joint activity. Read More Here ...

Managing Toothache

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Jun 302017
 

Millions of us have a well ingrained fear of the dentist, and put off a trip until pain makes it necessary. That could be a bad decision, as not all toothaches are caused by the teeth. Finding and fixing the cause could save your life. Naturally, most toothaches do involve our teeth, and getting them fixed is the best answer to dealing with the pain.

Tooth Decay: There are many factors involved in tooth decay. Heredity, diet and proper hygiene are the top three. If your family has a history of weak teeth, diet and hygiene need to be attended to even more. Ask the dentist to show you how best to brush. Brushing too hard is almost as bad as not brushing them enough, as it can scratch the enamel and let bacteria deeper. To help ease the pain until you get to the dentist, oil of cloves placed on the sore spot could be useful.

One word of warning; there are some studies indicating a link between tooth decay and heart problems. Putting off necessary care could be a life threatening decision. Read More Here ...

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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May 282017
 

What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

A doctor speaks. Most people don’t realize how sitting at a desk all day long can really do a number on their shoulders. Many people who sit at a desk just like you do have a lot of aches and pains, the cause of which, they really can’t put a finger on. The first time that I was able to connect the dots was on one of my patients who had these nebulous carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms.
She had numbness and tingling down into her right hand and so I was treating her wrist and forearm as usual. However, I really wasn’t getting anywhere with it. Like most physical therapists with a carpal tunnel patient, I had the patient doing wrist curls and hand squeezes with light resistance and then a combo of ultrasound and ice. Some of you may have had this same treatment. Hey, for some patients it does address their problems and they get a real benefit from it. However, this time there was no great benefit. In fact, the patient felt as though she wasn’t getting anything out of coming to see the physical therapist.
At that time, I had to change course and ask her what exactly she felt would help her the most.A? She replied “I think I just need a good massage”. While I do hear this from many of my patients, I try not to use the “spa treatment” on them because most of the time, it doesn’t address the real problem. This time, though, I felt that my patient was onto something.
I started the massage on her hand and wrist and when I finally reached her shoulder I started getting some positive responses from the patient. She directed my to the back side of her shoulder right where the arm meets the body. As I massaged her shoulder, she kept telling me that I needed to dig deeper and deeper and that whatever I was doing felt good. I also got a similar response as I stripped the muscles on the inside of the arm (there were actual knots in the medial tricep muscle).
After about 10 minutes of aggressively kneading and stretching the inside of her arm and shoulder blade muscles, our session was over and the patient left with positive comments but no real change in her symptoms at the time. On her next visit 2 days later, she was scheduled to see a different physical therapist. Right before he started to work on her he whispered to me that I needed to “look” at her arm.
When I went into see the patient there were a couple of bruises on the back side of her shoulder. “Have you seen the back side of your shoulder?” I asked.
“No”, she replied.
“Well, it’s kind of bruised. I think that I may have been a little too aggressive and I apologize. Is there something I can do for this?” I asked in a very nervous tone.
“I want the same type of massage you gave me last time. I have not had any symptoms since you worked on my shoulder and it feels GREAT!” She stated. I was relieved.
While the following may not be true for all carpal tunnel patients, it is true for anyone who spends the majority of their time at a desk and computer. Sitting with your arms at your side performing work produces a constant strain on several muscle groups in order to stabilize your shoulders and arms. The medial head of the tricep is one of these muscles. Many of the nerves and blood vessels that supply the hands and forearms run through or near the inside triceps muscle and their duties can be decreased when these muscles get short and tight.
I have since avoided aggressively massaging my patients like this and have since incorporated triceps exercising and stretches when treating carpal tunnel patients. The seated overhead triceps extension with light weights is an excellent way to stretch and strengthen the back of the arm. There are other stretches and exercises too. If you don’t want to lift weights you can still stretch the back side of your arm by going overhead and reaching for the middle of your back. This is an excellent way to keep the shoulder stretched out and stay limber.

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What Is Sleep Apnea?

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Apr 092017
 

Sleep Apnea is a type of sleep disorder. It is characterized by unusual pauses or low breathing, when sleeping. It is an ordinary disorder that can become serious if proper attention and care is not given to it.

Types Of Sleep Apnea

There are three basic types of this disorder namely, obstructive, central and mixed or complex types. The most common type is the obstructive one. As the word sounds, it means that one is unable to get in enough air into their lungs because of an obstruction. If enough air is not going into the body, there may be a drop in the amount of oxygen that is making its way into the body. When this happens, breathing is often resumed with a choking or snorting sound. Another one is the central type, this is less serious and has to do with the central nervous system, it happens when the brain fails to notify the muscles in charge of breathing. People with this type of apnea rarely snore. The third and final one is the complex type, this occurs when the obstructive and the central are combined.
It is usually characterized by loud snoring, notwithstanding, not everyone that snores has this disorder and not all that has it snores. Despite the type, people with this problem fail to realize most times that they have it even when woken up! It is often identified by another person observing the sufferer sleep. One of the major sign is how one feels during the day.
This disorder can often go unnoticed for years and even decades. People, who suffer from this, are at high risk of being involved in accidents, an example is car accident because they tend to lose focus and often have vision problems. There are also other effects that this can have on the body like daytime fatigue, decreased motivation and vigilance, stroke, heart failure, heart attacks, depression, drowsiness, aggressiveness and can also affect how people behave at the work place.
A person is at risk of this disorder, if they are overweight, over the age of forty, have nasal obstruction due to a deviated septum, have a large tongue, male, over the age of forty, have a medical condition that brings about nasal congestion, having a large neck size, etc. However, there are a few changes in lifestyle that can reduce these risks and improve quality of life and sleep. Weight loss is one change that can improve your health and deal with this sleep disorder. This is because when you lose weight, your throat opens up and more air is able to pass through. Avoid heavy meals and caffeine at least within two hours of going to bed. Avoid sedatives, alcohol and sleeping pills as they make the throat muscles relax thereby interfering with breathing.
Some of these things can also be done before going to bed to prevent and reduce the risk, sleeping on the side, elevating the head with a pillow from the waist up and making the airways open by using saline sprays or breathing strips. It is advised to see a health care practitioner for some medical intervention especially if it is a severe one. The doctor may suggest surgery to remove the excess tissue located at the back of the throat or within the nose, in severe cases.
Although treatable, this disorder can also be cured. A cure is vital, even if not for the person suffering from it, at least for the person sleeping next to the person with this sleep disorder. It can be cured by applying some self-care and in severe cases, seeking medical intervention. The doctor first examines the jaw and facial bones, and then checks the throat and palate, tonsils and uvula to see the level or clarity of the air passage. Tests are usually conducted in sequence for diagnosis, then the patient may be attached to a machine that monitors sleep and heart in other to observe them. The doctor also observes how many times the person wakes up and the irregularity of the heartbeat. These tests are conducted and several more, in other to determine how many times one gets up from slumber and determine the right medication. It is advised to seek medical attention if one is diagnosed with sleep apnea, as there are several discomforts that come with it.
Sleep apnea is a dangerous disorder, but can be managed with the right lifestyle and medication.

Causes and Symptoms Of Kidney Infection

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Feb 212017
 

Kidney infection or nephritis can be quite uncomfortable and painful if not treated in time. Usually cause by a set of bacteria that enter our body, the urinary tract gets inflamed and causes an unpleasant sensation in the lower back, along with difficulty to urinate. A light diet and plenty of water help keep the kidneys hydrated and ease the pain and pressure, making you feel better instantly.

Causes and Symptoms of a Kidney Infection

Kidney infection, also known as nephritis is usually caused by a bacteria from the staphylococcus and streptococcus family. These bacteria enter the body quite quickly from our environment, often through the urinary tract. In women, kidney inflammation can be found more often due to the different anatomy of the body and because of the vicinity of the urethra to the anal opening, which allows for an easier transfer of bacteria to the urinary tract, including the kidneys.

As the symptoms of a kidney infection can be easily mistaken for other conditions such as flu, or Escherichia coli infection, it is important to seek medical assistance as a specialist can run a series of tests to determine the correct diagnosis. The most common symptoms of kidney infection include dark urine which is reddish in color, back pain occurring in the kidney area, a burning sensation while urinating, swelling of the face, a slight fever, potential fatigue and general exhaustion along with a loss of appetite and headaches. Read More Here ...

Five Tips To Healthy Aging

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Feb 152017
 

People are constantly on the lookout on how to look younger. As a result, the desire to look younger has become part of peopleS lifestyle. However, eating healthily and regular exercises are sometimes not enough to make a huge impact. On the other hand, going for surgical procedures are not only expensive but are also dangerous. A lot  of people have over the last few years started to use anti-aging products to help them with the aging process. What then are the benefits?

  1. They Make Your Skin Healthier.

Apart from being the largest organ in the human body, the skin is also the most visible part. Skin loses its firmness and smoothness as we age. In addition to that, it also starts to become rough, and as we approach the age of 50, fines lines and wrinkles start to appear on the face and hands. Using an anti-aging product may help you to maintain firmer skin as you age. Ensure that you use all natural ingredients preferably organic that have been tested and have a track record to help to make sure that wrinkles and fines lines don’t appear even as you age. They also ensure that your skin is well moisturized.

  1. They Help to Repair Damaged Skin Cells.

Anti-aging supplements not only give your skin an amazing outward appearance, but they also ensure that all damaged cell are restored. This is usually possible thanks to ingredients such as Aloe Vera and vitamins which are well known to help nourish the skin by repairing all damaged cells. Read More Here ...

Health Advantage of Yoghurt

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Feb 142017
 

Most of us are informed about the health-related advantages of yogurt, however we don’t often make the most of this very flexible food. Sure, by all means, it is possible to have it together with breakfast and benefit from it that way, but then you can actually put it to use in other ways as well. Everytime I carry out my supermarket shop, I check the different types of yogurt customers are actually getting. Most select the flavored kinds, but then the concentration usually end there, Unfortunately, normally the natural yogurts that are unsweetened are on a special offer as they have never been bought, and also the delicious Greek yogurts are also never bought. It is time we discover the countless great ways that we can use yogurt in our very own cooking.

Fruit yogurt

All yogurts do naturally have some probiotic value. The more probiotics that we could include in our food plan, the better and you will find a lot of clever strategies to do that. Did you know that it is possible to even use fruit yogurt to incorporate in your desserts? Other yogurts can be very low when it comes to sugar content and even have a higher fruit content. This makes them so much more sweeter and also more healthy. One more way to get the most from the fruity yogurt is really to mix it with your cake baking.

In this way, you can remove some of the sugar and perhaps receive some more health rewards out of consuming the cake. Now it is incredibly easy to put in yogurt to your cake. All you have to do is just to decrease any liquid substances such as milk products and water and swap them with yogurt. This is a real basic way to do a sponge cake which essentially tastes of raspberries. As a matter of fact, you might even be able to lessen some of the fat content of your cake. Read More Here ...

Natural Ways to Get Rid of Acne

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Jun 152016
 

Acne curesOftentimes, people who suffer from acne try to find natural ways to get rid of acne. After all, although some acne products tend to work at first, over time you almost always have to move on and find something else. Plus, most of the acne products on the market feature harsh chemicals that may be irritating to your skin.

For the most part, natural ways to get rid of acne have been found to be just as effective as those products that are sold at pharmacies and stores. Sometimes, however, it can take using several different methods at once in order to achieve the best results.

Most of the natural ways to get rid of acne require using fruit, vegetables, or herbs. Popular substances include mint juice, garlic, honey, oatmeal, and toothpaste. Honey has actually been used for a long time due to its antimicrobial properties, in addition to the fact that is soothing to the skin.

Natural Cures for Anxiety

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May 312016
 

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We all worry. For some people, that worry can turn into chronic anxiety that can cripple social interactions and even the ability to work effectively. Anxiety is not a physical ailment, though it does have physical side effects. Anyone that is suffering from anxiety has the option to go to their doctor to get a medication that will help them calm down. However, medications can have bad side effects and some people simply wish to cure their anxiety by doing something else. If you are looking for natural cures for anxiety, remember you will have to put time into it, but it will be worth it if you can calm down without having to take medication.

One thing that everyone should understand about anxiety is that this is not something you can always stop. It can come as a natural component to depression, which is a medical condition that often requires medication to balance the chemicals in the brain. If you have depression, you should see what you can do about that first and then think about your natural cures of anxiety. Overall, one being connected to the other means that if you get one to go away, the other will abate if not go away as well. You cannot will yourself to stop being anxious, but you can lessen the severity if you deal with any depression or you may have. Read More Here ...