In Health, Healthcare, Medicine on August 23, 2012 at 8:00 am
Did you know that diabetes can lead to heart attack and stroke, blindness, or kidney failure?
Too much glucose, a type of sugar, in your blood can cause diabetes problems over time. High blood glucose can cause heart and blood vessel disease, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Damage to the eyes can lead to loss of sight or blindness. Nerve damage and poor blood flow can cause foot problems, sometimes leading to amputation.
You can prevent or delay diabetes problems by keeping your blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol under control.
How can I tell if I have diabetes problems?
You may have diabetes problems if
- your blood pressure is 130 over 80, written as 130/80, or higher
- you have pain in your chest
- you have blurry or double vision, or feel pain or pressure in your eyes
- you have foot problems-such as blisters, ingrown toenails, or cracked skin-that get infected
- your arms, hands, legs, or feet feel numb, or you feel shooting pains
Some diabetes problems don’t have symptoms at first. For example, you cannot tell if your kidneys are damaged until they stop working altogether. Your doctor should test your urine every year to see how well your kidneys are working.
What can I do to stay healthy with diabetes?
Controlling your blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol can make a big difference in staying healthy. Talk with your doctor about what your ABC goals should be and how to reach them. A stands for the A1C test-a measure of what your blood glucose has been for the last three months. B is for blood pressure, and C is for cholesterol.
You can take these steps each day to reach your ABC goals:
- Follow the healthy eating plan that you and your doctor or dietitian have discussed.
- Be physically active for 30 to 60 minutes most days.
- Take your medicines as directed and keep taking them, even after you’ve reached your goals.
- If you smoke, quit.
- Ask your doctor if you should take aspirin to prevent a heart attack or stroke.
- Check your feet every day for cuts, blisters, sores, swelling, redness, or sore toenails.
In Health, Healthcare, Medicine on August 18, 2012 at 8:00 am
Did you know erection problems can be a sign of other health problems?
What are erection problems?
If you often have trouble getting or keeping an erection, you may have erectile dysfunction, or ED. ED used to be called “impotence.”
What causes an erection?
When you are sexually stimulated, your brain sends nerve signals to the penis, causing the muscles in the penis to relax and let blood flow into it. The penis becomes larger and firmer, like an inflated balloon. The veins in the penis are then closed off to trap the blood. After climax or after the sexual arousal has passed, the veins open up and blood flows back into the body.
What causes erectile dysfunction?
ED is most often caused by health problems that require treatment to help prevent more serious complications. Some of the problems that can cause ED are
- high blood pressure
- high cholesterol
- alcohol or drug abuse
- some prescription drugs
- unhealthy habits like smoking, overeating, and not exercising
- treatments for prostate cancer
- an injury or disease that affects the nerves
How is erectile dysfunction treated?
Lifestyle changes-including exercising more, quitting smoking, losing weight, and cutting back on alcohol-may solve the problem. If you have made these changes and still have erection problems, your doctor can offer a number of other treatments. Treatment may include
- Counseling. Even though most cases of ED have a physical cause, counseling can help couples deal with the emotional effects.
- Oral medication. Your doctor may prescribe a pill to treat ED. Current brands include Viagra, Levitra, and Cialis. These drugs work by increasing blood flow to the penis. Do not take any of these drugs if you are taking nitrates, a type of heart medicine.
- Injection. Medicines injected into the shaft of the penis or inserted into the tip of the penis usually cause an erection within minutes.
- Vacuum device. A vacuum tube inserted over the penis can create an erection. As air is pumped out of the tube, the penis expands and blood flows into it. After the tube is removed, a specially designed rubber band is placed at the base of the penis to keep the blood from flowing out.
- Penile implant. If other options fail, a surgeon can implant a device into the penis that inflates or can be straightened to create an erection.
In Health, Healthcare, Medicine on June 18, 2012 at 8:00 am
Yogis in Asia, particularly India have been using the bed of nails for many centuries. The use and benefits of Bed of nails has been described in many ancient citations and literature. Human body has thousands of acupressure and reflexology points. The World Of Healing has always strived to generate self healing without use of any medications. With the same idea, we are introducing Magic Mat. Magic mat has over 6000 powerful acupressure points which can help rechannelize your energy and relieve stress and pain and inturn bring peace and happiness in your life. It stimulates the release of happy hormone called oxytocin and endorphins. It reduces stress hormone. Lack of sleep or poor sleep is a very big factor for elevated cortisol. Magic Mat along with healing Grip and healing ball provide healing powers even while you are working. Multiple research studies have shown significant benefit in subjects The effects are instantaneous.
Helps Reducing weight
Creates positive self esteem
Relieves muscle tension
Relieves back pain
Relieves neck pain
Relieves Hot Flashes
Improves blood circulation
It can be used anytime and anywhere
You may lie down on back or stomach
You may sit on it
You may stand on it.
It can be rolled and placed under neck for neck pain relief also.
It is advisable to use Magic Mat for 10-40 minutes a day. Initial use may be a little difficult due to sharp points. The body gradually gets used to it. A thin top can be worn during initial use. You may wear thin socks if you want to stand.
Make sure you drink plenty of water after each use as it releases a lot of toxins from the body.
Please keep out of reach of children.
Endorphins are neurotransmitters, or peptides, and the word is short for endogenous and morphine, meaning morphine-like created by the body itself. Endorphins reduce pain and create feelings of euphoria and wellbeing.
Oxytocin is a hormone that is released in the blood stream, during for example childbirth, sex or, according to some scientists, massage. When released, it helps the body recuperate, as well as create a feeling of calm and satisfaction.