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  • Overweight problems
    By Health Blog on September 18, 2010 | No Comments  Comments

    This became one of the most common problems faced almost all the people who are aging above 40 years. After the age of 40, people can’t do much work and they get tired with the small works very much as their body doesn’t have much strength to do more work. So these people rest more and eat more so they will get overweighed very easily. BMI is the correct index for the overweight and gives the measure of the obesity. If this BMI is more than 30 is considered as overweight but the health problems with the overweight starts from the BMI more than 21.

    Some of the major reasons for this obesity are:

    • Obesity occurs due to energy imbalance of the foods that we eat and intake of high calorie food or foods with high fat content.
    • Having the foods that are low in vitamins, minerals and other micro-nutritious foods.
    • Decreased physical exercises or physical activity and sitting in only one position in the job work whole day.

    The health problems that occur due to this obesity are several. But the most common health problems that occur are:

    • First and foremost health problem due to overweight is the heart attacks and cardiovascular problems and this takes away lives of several people every year.
    • Diabetes is the also one of the health issue that rise due to obesity and makes us very difficult to treat.
    • Paralysis also occurs as the fat contents or the cholesterol blocks the blood vessels in the brain.
    • Knee pains occur as the body gets over weighted and burden on the knees and legs increases.
    • This makes us addicted to eat more and more food and titillates us to eat which is the main reason for failure to control the overweight.

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    How this can be reduced?

    • Following some of the individual self control we can reduce the overweight.
    • Take good diet with more proteins, vitamins and fewer fats.
    • Limit the number of times that we take food.
    • Take light food as much as possible before going to sleep.
    • Don’t sleep immediately after taking the food. Do some work before you sleep and after you eat.
    • Limit the intake o of sugars.
    • Daily do the exercises or any work for physical movement of the body.
    • Take more fruits and raw vegetables than general food.

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  • What are the benefits of water to health?
    By Health Blog on August 19, 2010 | 2 Comments2 Comments  Comments

    Everybody think that we can heal medicines only with the medicines but not always. Diseases can also be treated through providing mental relief and in many other ways. Many people don’t know that water is one of the major medicine to your and occupies 70% of our body. There are many diseases those can be treated through water without the use of any kind of medicines. If adequate amount of water which is clean was made available and the people used it appropriately, the amount of sickness and death could probably be cut to half.

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    Correct usage of the water is the basic prevention and treatment for diarrhea. In many areas, diarrhea is the most of the common cause of sickness and death in small children. Contaminated water is the major reason for all diseases. An important part of the prevention of this disease and many other diseases is to make sure that the water we drink is safe and clean. We need to store the water in a cleaned container as well as we have to change the water daily and we should not drink the stored water. It is always suggestible to boil the water before drinking. If this is not possible then store the water in a clean container and cover with some plate on top of that container. Keep this container under the sunlight so that no other bacteria will pass through that container.

    The common cause of deaths in children is due to dehydration or loss of too much water from the body. By giving a child with plenty of water possibly with salt or lemon or sugar will prevent the possible dehydration and also brings the child suffering from dehydration to a better state very quickly.

    Giving the more water is the great treatment than any other medicines for dehydration. Drinking more water also keeps the body in a balanced condition and makes sure the proper functioning of our body parts. Water also reduces the tension makes us more resistant from diseases. So try to drink water as much as possible.

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  • Vitamins & Minerals
    By Health Blog on May 4, 2010 | No Comments  Comments

    Have you seen people who got shorter as they aged? Do you remember the stories about sailors and scurvy where their gums would bleed?  What about people who are anemic and get short of breath easily?    All of these are examples that show the importance of vitamins and minerals.

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    vitamins

    Vitamins and minerals are important for our bodies.  The cells in our bodies need vitamins and minerals to do their jobs correctly.  Vitamins and minerals help  with  wound  healing,  healthy  red  blood  cells,  bone  growth,  blood clotting,  breaking  down  food  properly,  and many  more  important  actions.  Remember  the  stories  about  sailors  and  scurvy  where  their  gums  would bleed?   That was from a lack of Vitamin C since they had a steady diet of salted pork on ships with no fruits or vegetables.

    Vitamin & mineral deficiencies can occur later in life.  It is important to eat a wide variety of foods in order to get all your vitamins & minerals.  Often, as we age, we start eating the same foods and limiting our variety.  We like certain foods and ignore those we don’t like. Losing teeth or developing acid reflux, intestinal problems, or other medical conditions can make eating some foods difficult or impossible.  Cooking some foods can also get more difficult as time goes by.

    To get all your vitamins and minerals, take these steps:

    • Eat a wide variety of foods, including lots of fruits & vegetables.
    • Take a multivitamin daily that is for your age group.  Centrum Silver is one example.
    • Talk to your doctor about whether you may be at risk for any vitamin/mineral deficiencies.
    • Do not take vitamins or minerals individually unless approved by your doctor.
    • Talk to your pharmacist to learn how your medications interact with vitamins and minerals.  Your pharmacist can also help determine what you should and should not be taking.

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  • Pregnant women diet
    By Health Blog on March 29, 2010 | No Comments  Comments

    The food that we eat daily differs a great deal with the food that women with pregnancy have to take because it directly affects the health of baby inside. So much care should be taken regarding the food that is taken at the time of pregnancy and the diet should contain more vitamins and nutrients that make the baby inside healthy. One of the best practices is to take a multivitamin daily. Regular health checkup and proper diet keeps mother and the child safe and healthy.

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    In this article I want to give some suggestions on diet that every pregnant woman can take.

    Fruits and vegetables: These are the well known source of best diet anytime. Women with pregnancy can take 3 or 4 times fruits and vegetables. These contain abundant C vitamin which helps very much in developing gums and other tissues. C vitamin is rich in melons, oranges, papaya, tomatoes, cabbage etc. Fruits and vegetables contain iron and pulp that adds strength to the baby as well as the mother and also a rich source of vitamins.

    Milk and milk products: Its always preferable to take dairy products that are having low fat like non-fat milk or milk with less fats, yogurt because these are rich in Vitamin A, D and B. It is also good to take cheese which contains calcium but it should be taken in fewer amounts because it contains fats. Dairy products develop disease resistance and helps in growth.

    Non vegetarian products: Women with pregnancy can take cooked meat, poultry, eggs, fish 2 or 3 times a day but in limited quantities. It’s better not to take shark, tilefish, swordfish, dolphin which have large levels of mercury. The food should be cooked properly otherwise it may create some sickness. All these non vegetarian foods are rich in proteins and are very much helpful in growth and acts as building blocks of body. Proteins also build enzymes, hormones and antibodies against several diseases. For a fast growing of baby inside the mother’s womb proteins help very much. Non vegetarian foods also contain Vitamin B and iron which are very important in the development of red blood cells.

    Water: Pregnancy women should take as much water as possible as it plays a crucial role during pregnancy. It is the main carrier of food to the baby and it prevents the baby from constipation, excessive swelling and other bladder infections. It prevents the baby from dehydration. Intake of less water is one of the reasons for early labor. Pregnant women can also take juices as source of water but they should have sufficient amount of water like watermelon, oranges etc.

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  • What’s the Thyroid Role?
    By Health Blog on March 13, 2010 | No Comments  Comments
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    thyroid

    All these days we have discussed normal health conditions, now let’s move our glorious glands towards deeper concepts of health. This article comes out with glands of our body which plays a precious role to smoothly run a typically arranged machine, named body.

    Thyroid

    Our typically body needs every minute part of it in a perfect condition; any change of its role tends to severe issues of health. One of such minute but most important marvelous part of body is thyroid gland. It is one of the largest endocrine glands and has very important role in every activity. This gets settled in thyroid cataliage with in the neck inferior. The role of it is use to manage the level of proteins and nutrients adequately in every part of body. This controls the activities of every organ and provides required energy.

    How it Controls energy levels?
    It’s the pituitary glands which order the thyroid glands and this intern comes from the parts of the brain called hypothalamus. Apart from this hormones also have an extraordinary role in body functioning. Hormones are one which signals certain body actions. Some meant to produce different glands and some meant for some specialized features.
    Thyroid which is actually located at throats right side below the voice box can migrate to all the body parts when person is in fetus mode. Though this is a very rare case, it just ends the human thyroid from neck to the chest. Thyroid generally consists of two lobes. This gets connected to trachea with the help of isthmus, while it is travelling windpipe (trachea).

    Guise of Thyroid
    Though thyroid is quite in weight but can tends to serious culprit when its function becomes abnormal. Thyroid glands are in bunch and they transfer the messages in themselves to operate the body in perfect condition. For this they need to produce few cells in absolute level. Either lesser or higher level of thus tiny cells tends to abnormal situations in human body.

    Thyroid role

    Thyroid role

    T3 and T4:
    Thyroid produces two different tiny cells and they are triiodothyronine and thyroxine and they are shortly named as T3 and T4. In this T3 is meant for production of iodine in numeric 3 and t4 generate 4 iodides. This iodine will enter in to the blood stream and plays their role in corresponding function. This iodine moves to every cells and confirms with the cell regarding their consumption of oxygen and nutrients, which is generally termed as metabolism. They also take part in heart muscle contraction and nerve function by increasing the utilization of cholesterol and nutrients. This ensures normal growth and brain development.

    C cells:
    There are few cells liberated from thyroid which manages the levels of calcium in body. As every one knows how calcium is important for human skeleton. The cells which play the role of calcium controller follicular cells or the parafollicular cells or C cells and the other are parathyroid hormone. But, too much of these hormones tend to builds of barriers in human performance. Based on the production of all these hormones, health culprits come in to the picture and those culprits are termed as hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism.

    You can know more regarding these culprits and their effects and defects in the upcoming articles very soon. Hope this information makes you wise about the thyroid and its role in human body.

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