Posts Tagged "health care"

Asthma

Posted by admin on Aug 25, 2011 in Health Conditions, Healthy Kids | 0 comments

Asthma

Asthma is a chronic disease in which sufferers have repeated attacks of difficulty in breathing and coughing. There seems to be an increase in the amount of asthma all over the world, especially in children. Asthmatics tend to be sensitive to various types of irritants in the atmosphere that can trigger this contraction response from the bronchial muscles. The bronchi also have an inner lining that becomes inflamed in asthma, which makes the lining swell and produce an excess amount of the mucus (phlegm) it normally makes. All of these processes contribute to the airway narrowing and the...

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Anger Management

Posted by admin on Aug 23, 2011 in Mental Health | 0 comments

Anger Management

Everyone feels their anger is justified when they’re actually angry. Equally, we’ve all looked back and realised we may have overreacted. But for some people, anger can become a problem that needs to be addressed. Understanding Anger It’s important to realise several things about anger before you start tackling it. First, anger is a normal process that has allowed humans to evolve and adapt. It isn’t a bad thing in itself, but problems occur if it isn’t managed in the right way. Anger is also a mixture of both emotional and physical changes. A big surge of energy...

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Pleurisy

Posted by admin on Aug 18, 2011 in Health Conditions | 0 comments

Pleurisy

Pleurisy іѕ inflammation οf thе thin lining around thе lungs. Whаt іѕ going οn іn thе body? A thin lining, known аѕ thе pleura, exists around thе lungs. It allows fοr smooth, comfortable movement between thе chest wall аnԁ thе lungs аѕ a person breathes. Thе pleura gets rough аnԁ stiff whеn іt becomes inflamed. Bесаυѕе thе lung expands аnԁ contracts whіƖе breathing, thіѕ inflammation mаkеѕ breathing painful. Whаt аrе thе signs аnԁ symptoms οf thе condition? Pain wіth breathing іѕ thе mοѕt common symptom οf pleurisy. Thе pain іn thе...

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Malaria

Posted by admin on Aug 18, 2011 in Health Conditions | 0 comments

Malaria

Malaria іѕ аn infection mаrkеԁ bу fever аnԁ shaking chills. Four different species οf thе Plasmodium parasite cause malaria. Whаt іѕ going οn іn thе body? Malaria occurs mainly іn thе tropical areas οf thе world, including Africa, Asia, аnԁ Central аnԁ South America. Humans bυу malaria through thе bite οf a mosquito. Thеrе аrе 4 species οf Plasmodium thаt cause infection. Whеn аn infected mosquito bites a person, thе parasite travels through thе bloodstream tο thе liver. Thе parasite multiplies іn thе liver. Thеn іt goes back іntο thе...

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Bunions

Posted by admin on Aug 16, 2011 in Health Conditions, Senior Health Advice | 0 comments

Bunions

What are Bunions? A bunion is an abnormal enlargement of the joint at the base of the big toe, often (but not always) accompanied by movement of the alignment of the big toe so it no longer points straight ahead but towards the other toes. Although they’re more common in older people, they can begin at any age, and even children can develop them. A similar bump, but on the outer edge of the foot at the base of the smallest toe, is known as a bunionette. Symptoms Anything that forces the big toe into an incorrect position causes the joint to stick out. It gets rubbed, irritated and...

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Travel Sickness

Posted by admin on Aug 4, 2011 in Top Health Tips | 0 comments

Travel Sickness

With the holiday season in full swing one thing that can take the shine away from travel is if you suffer from travel sickness. Here is some information about how to avoid it and start your holiday from the minute you leave home. Travel or motion sickness is a condition some people get when travelling where they feel sick, vomit or feel dizzy. It can happen during any form of travel but common examples include car or sea travel. Travel sickness can be reduced or even prevented by taking certain medicines before travelling. About Travel Sickness Travel sickness isn’t only restricted to...

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Stroke Basics

Posted by admin on Aug 4, 2011 in Health Conditions, Senior Health Advice | 0 comments

Stroke Basics

What is a Stroke? A Stroke is a brain attack. For your brain to function, it needs a constant blood supply, which provides vital nutrients and oxygen to the brain cells. A stroke happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off and brain cells are damaged or die. Strokes are Sudden and Have an Immediate Effect A person may become numb, weak or paralysed on one side of the body. They may slur their speech and find it difficult to find words or understand speech. Some people lose their sight or have blurred vision, and others become confused or unsteady. A Stroke Can Damage Mind...

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Cholesterol

Posted by admin on Aug 4, 2011 in Health Conditions, Healthy Eating, Senior Health Advice | 0 comments

Cholesterol

We often hear warnings about cholesterol. However, your body actually needs some cholesterol to stay healthy. This article explains the different types of cholesterol and what you can do to keep your cholesterol levels healthy. What is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a type of fat. It’s found in all the cells in your body and forms part of their outer layer. Cholesterol is also an essential part of many important hormones including oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone. There are two main types of cholesterol: Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. This is also known as ‘bad’...

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10 Sneaky Ways to Eat More Veggies

Posted by admin on Aug 4, 2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 comments

10 Sneaky Ways to Eat More Veggies

If you shy away from eating vegetables, these tricks will help you get your recommended daily servings and enjoy them, too. Here are some top tips on getting your 5-a-day, even if you don´t like vegetables. But a word of warning…pardon the puns! Vegetables Are “Grate” – “One of my favorite ways of sneaking vegetables into meals is to grate or dice carrots, celery, onions, and more, and put them in whatever you’re preparing for dinner,” says Ruth Frechman, RD, a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association who has a private practice in Burbank, Calif. Grated or...

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Is Depression Good For You?

Posted by admin on Aug 4, 2011 in Mental Health | 0 comments

Is Depression Good For You?

Some experts say depression comes with a number of upsides. Here are seven ways the condition could actually make you healthier — and happier — once your symptoms get better. If you’ve ever grappled with depression, there’s a good chance you’ve got nothing pleasant to say about the illness — and for good reason: Depression can leave you brokenhearted, hopeless, and uninterested in the activities you once loved. But according to some mental health experts, depression has a positive side. These “glass-half-full” specialists say that the symptoms of depression may...

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