Showing posts from July, 2021

Hypertension: Prevention & Solutions

  Prevent High Blood Pressure Eat a Healthy Diet. Choose healthy meal and snack options to help you avoid high blood pressure and its complications.   Keep Yourself at a Healthy Weight.  Be Physically Active.  Do Not Smoke.   Limit How Much Alcohol You Drink.  Get Enough Sleep. 7 Drinks for Lowering Blood Pressure Tomato juice. Growing evidence suggests that drinking one glass of tomato juice per day may promote heart health Beet juice.  Prune juice.  Pomegranate juice.  Berry juice.  Skim milk.  Tea Monitor yourself Normal blood pressure is less than 120 on top and less than 80 on the bottom. Prehypertension levels are 120-139 on top and 80-89 on the bottom. High blood pressure , stage 1 is 140-159 on top and 90-99 on the bottom. High blood pressure , stage 2 is 160 or higher on top and 100 and over on the bottom. The following ranges of blood pressure: Systolic (mmHg) Diastolic (mmHg) Normal blood pressure Less than 120 Less than 80 Elevated Between 120 and 129 Less than 80 Stag

Positivity :)

  “The positive thinker sees the invisible , feels the intangible,  and achieves the impossible .” WINSTON CHURCHILL Definitions and Meaning of Positivity Positivity means thinking in an optimistic way , looking for solutions, expecting good results and success, and focusing and making life happier. It is a happy and worry-free state of mind, which looks at the bright side of life. Positivity means a  positive frame of mind. Here’s how to lead a positive day: 1. Start every day on a happy note Wake up, just smile and forget about all the troubles in the world. It clears your mind. 2.    Focus on the good stuff in life When you’re in a tricky situation, focus on the good things no matter how small they seem. If you look for it, you can always find the silver lining in every cloud — even if it’s not immediately obvious. For example, if someone cancels plans, focus on how it frees up time for you to catch up on work or other activities you enjoy. 3.   Have a laugh eve

Cervical Cancer

  KEY POINTS Cervical cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the cervix. Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the major risk factor for cervical cancer. There are usually no signs or symptoms of early cervical cancer but it can be detected early with regular check-ups. Signs and symptoms of cervical cancer include vaginal bleeding and pelvic pain. Tests that examine the cervix are used to detect (find) and diagnose cervical cancer. Certain factors affect prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options. Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the world and India , it adds to about 6-29% of all cancers found in women. Cervical cancer is cancer that is found at the cervix which is the entrance into the womb from the vagina. Its main cause (about 90% of the time) is the Human Papillomavirus –HPV which is a sexually transmitted virus that has over a hundred stains out of which about 14 of them are associated with cervical cancer. W

Hypertension: Causes and Symptoms

Hypertension is when blood pressure is too high . Blood pressure is written as two numbers. The first (systolic) number represents the pressure in blood vessels when the heart contracts or beats. The second (diastolic) number represents the pressure in the vessels when the heart rests between beats Hypertension is arterial blood pressure (force exerted on the walls of the artery) that is above 140/90 mmHg. A gradual increase in hypertension can later lead to arterial stiffening, kidney disease, brain damage, etc. What is high blood pressure? Blood pressure is the force of your blood as it flows through the arteries in your body. Arteries are blood vessels that carry blood from your heart to the rest of your body. When your heart beats, it pushes blood through your arteries. As the blood flows, it puts pressure on your artery walls. This is called blood pressure. What is the main cause of hypertension? Common factors that can lead to high blood pressure include A diet high in salt, fat

Wellness and Selfcare

  Weight loss drink Alifya talks about a leafy green which we Indians mostly use for garnishing. But it has many uses apart from that. Alifya is talking about Coriander, Cilantro, Dhaniya also known as Chinese parsley. Cilantro  is beneficial in Digestion and gut health, It has Immune-boosting antioxidants and is Good for the skin, So it doesn’t only have Culinary uses but health benefits as well. Here’s a quick drink you can have for an empty stomach regularly in the morning to see benefits: Make some paste out of fresh cilantro. Take a glass, add half a lemon, and warm water. Now mix the paste along with this and gulp it away. She doesn’t promise great taste. But it can definitely promise good health!. She tried it personally and saw a good chance on the weight scale. Try this for yourself and see the difference! Hair Fall Solution How many of you suffer from hair loss? Alifya is sure the majority will say yes. Well no wonder considering the kind of hectic lifestyle we have and unhea

Pain Reliever Vitamin E

                                                                                                                                                                          Pandemic, COVID 19 has taught us many lessons wherein, we could see, in spite of so many advancements in Medicine, the control over the Coronavirus, has become challenging for many scientists. Severe headache is one of the symptoms of Coronavirus 19. Pain is said to be the foremost reason for the existence of medicine and doctors. It is recognized that the appreciation of pain varies from person to person. In some persons, pain sensation may be irritative but in others may be un-bearable. If we see the anatomy and physiology of pain we will understand how the neurons(nerve sensors)play an important role in pain. The four common cutaneous sensations-touch, pain, heat, and cold - together with a deep sensation of pressure and proprioception (joint pain sense) are referred to as the somatic (relates to body) sensation.