Category Archives: Health Conditions

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New drug free gel that offers relief from arthritis

People who suffer from arthritis may find some salvation from their pain with the use of a drug free gel named Flexiseq, which relieves arthritis pain.

The creators say that the product improves mobility and protects the person against further joint damage.

The product has been studied and since it is drug free it does not show any dangerous side affects such as heart problems, strokes etc. 

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37 Stone man forced to Buy two Plane Seats

Les Price, from Brynithel, south Wales, weighs 37 stone and was forced to buy two plane tickets because of his weight which is fair enough in itself although he was not very happy that he had to do so.

But things got worse for the 43 year old when the two seats he had purchased for a return trip to Ireland were not located next to each other.

The staff did not have an idea about the two seat policy.

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Do you Suffer From Sensitive Skin?

For those out there who know they suffer from sensitive skin know how important it is to take care of their skin and that one slip up they will see their skin suffer.

For some they will not know that they suffer from sensitive skin and will continue to ignore it thinking that it will pass.

Choosing products is can always be a difficult task as there are so many brands that concentrate on normal skin when everyone has different skin type, some have excess oily skin and some have dry and there are some who sit in the middle of the two.

A great alternative is to go and see specialists like Med Aesthetics Miami  They are classifed as one of the top clinics

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Laying out in the Sun can do More Good Than bad

According to scientist there are a number of benefits of having your skin exposed to the sun that outweigh the risk of developing skin cancer.

According to Edinburgh University research exposing your skin to sunlight can help reduce Blood pressure, Cutting the risk of a hear attack and reduces the risk of having a stroke and could even prolonging life.

Researchers say they will carry out more studies to determine if they should reconsider the advice they give on skin exposure.

In the research 24 volunteers were put under UV Rays and heat lamps and found that blood pressure significantly dropped for an hour after the exposure of UV rays.

Dr Richard Weller, a senior lecturer in dermatology at Edinburgh University, said: “We suspect that the benefits to heart health of sunlight will outweigh the risk of skin cancer.

“The work we have done provides a mechanism that might account for this, and also explains why dietary vitamin D supplements alone will not be able to compensate for lack of sunlight.

“We now plan to look at the relative risks of heart disease and skin cancer in people who have received different amounts of sun exposure.

“If this confirms that sunlight reduces the death rate from all causes, we will need to reconsider our advice on sun exposure.”

People who live Manchester are more likely to die from coronary heart disease

People who live Manchester are more likely to die from coronary heart disease compared to everywhere else in the UK according to research.

The report from the British Heart Foundation reports that the area of Tameside in the Manchester city is the UKs ‘heart disease capital’.

BHF say that people living there are three times more likely to suffer from heart problems compared to people who are living in Chelsea and Kensington in London.

There are 132 deaths to 100,000 people in Tameside compared to 39 deaths to 100,000 in the London Borough.

Professor Peter Weissberg, BHF medical director, said: “These latest figures expose staggering inequalities in deaths from heart disease across the UK. But it’s unacceptable that people continue to die from heart attacks, regardless of their postcode.”

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Skin Cancer Underestimated According to a New Study

According to a new study it has been found that the number of cases of basal cell carcinomas is double of what the government had listed.

The Study shows that cases of basel cell carcinomas has risen by 80% in the last ten years which is double of what the government had recorded.

High Cholesterol: Facts & Causes

HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA

Causes
Genetic factors can predispose some individuals to cholesterol.
Secondary causes of hypercholesterolemia include obesity, diet, lifestyle, excess alcohol, metabolic disorders, other diseases, and medications.

Prevention and Management of high cholesterol
Dietary modification is recommended as the first step in the treatment of hypercholesterolemia. Current data suggest that dietary fat should be limited to 30% of the total caloric intake, saturated fat should be less than 10% and cholesterol less than 300mg a day. Numerous studies

Acne Vulgaris

Description
Acne vulgaris, the most common form of acne, is an inflammatory disease of the sebaceous (oil secreting) glands and hair follicles of the skin. It is characterized by comedones (blackheads) , papules (pimples), and pustules (blisters).

Acne causes
Many factors can cause acne. Research has centered on hormonal dysfunction and oversecretion of sebum as possible primary causes. A diet high in fat can contribute to acne vulgaris. Acne is associated with oily skin due to an excess of sebum, the fatty secretion of the sebaceous glands. Eating fat increases sebum production.

The Western diet has been associated with an increased incidence of acne. A diet low in fiber may be a contributing factor. Far less acne is found among the black population in Zambia eating their traditional diets, than among young blacks in the United States.
One new theory is that a deficiency of pantothenic acid may play a role in some cases.

At Risk
This disease is most common in adolescence. Acne activity is primarily dependent on the genetic sensitivity of the hair follicle and oil gland to androgenic (male) hormones circulating in the blood stream.

Prevention and Management: General:
Most teenage acne will clear as the follicles mature and become less sensitive to the hormone induced changes, however in some, it will persist well into adulthood, especially those with strong genetic tendencies toward acne. The most important method of prevention is to keep the skin clean and free from dirt and oil.

Nutritional Influences:
A low-fat, high-fiber, nutrient-dense diet adequate in vitamins and minerals and low in sugar, refined and convenience foods should be consumed.
In one experimental study, patients experienced a rapid clearing of acne following supplementation with one ounce of bran cereal daily. More studies are needed to determine if a high fiber diet is useful in treating acne.
Blood zinc levels are often lower in people who suffer from acne.

Studies have shown that selenium is beneficial for treating acne pustules, possibly because one of the functions of selenium is to help fight infections. Patients with low RBC glutathione peroxidase levels and pustular acne responded best to selenium supplementation.

Hypertension

Description
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is defined in an adult as a blood pressure greater than or equal to 140 mm Hg systolic pressure or greater than or equal to 90 mm Hg diastolic pressure. High blood pressure directly increases the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke, especially along with other risk factors.1

Causes
Essential hypertension is of unknown etiology, but family history, obesity, high fat or high sodium diets, race, stress, and a sedentary lifestyle are all associated with hypertension.
Secondary hypertension is caused by an underlying factor such as kidney, endocrine, or neurological disease.

Types
High blood pressure can either be essential or secondary. Essential hypertension is treated with medication by physicians. Secondary hypertension is a symptom of an underlying problem. When the cause of the hypertension is corrected, blood pressure will return to normal.

At Risk
High blood pressure can occur in children or adults, but is particularly prevalent in blacks, middle-aged and elderly people, men, obese people, heavy drinkers and women who are taking oral contraceptives. Individuals with diabetes mellitus, gout, or kidney disease also have a higher frequency of hypertension.

Prevention and Management of Hypertension

General:
There are many medications prescribed by physicians used to treat hypertension. Dietary and lifestyle changes also may help control high blood pressure. For example, blood pressure often returns to normal in obese people who lose weight.

-Excessive alcohol intake (more than two ounces daily) raises blood pressure in some people and should be restricted.
-Increasing physical activity, as long as it is approved and guided by the physician, can reduce blood pressure in some people.
-People who smoke are advised to quit because it increases the risk of high blood pressure.

Nutritional Influences:
Some people with mild hypertension can lower their blood pressure by reducing sodium in their diet. The American Heart Association recommends that healthy American adults reduce their sodium intake to no more than 2400 milligrams per day.
Supplemental vitamin C decreased blood pressure in borderline hypertensive and normotensive subjects.

Calcium intakes of 800 mg/day were associated with lower blood pressures. Magnesium supplementation was effective with hypertensive patients.
Antioxidant levels in the serum of hypertensive patients are generally lower. This may indicate that lower intakes of antioxidants increases risk for hypertension.