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Endocrine System

Just like other parts of the body, the endocrine system is also affected by diseases. The conditions are brought about by various reasons such as:

  • Diseases
  • Issues with the endocrine feedback system
  • Failure of an endocrine gland to stimulate another gland to release hormones. For example, you can have a problem with the hypothalamus that will disrupt the production of a hormone in the pituitary gland.
  • A genetic disorder
  • Infections
  • Tumors
  • Injuries in the endocrine gland

The most common conditions are:

Cushing’s disease: This is the overproduction of a pituitary gland hormone that results to the over activity of the adrenal gland. In some cases, Cushing’s syndrome comes about in children that take high doses of corticosteroid medications.

Adrenal insufficiency: This condition comes about when the adrenal gland releases too little of cortisol or aldosterone hormones. When you are suffering from insufficient adrenal, you tend to experience stomach upset, fatigue, skin changes, and dehydration. One of the most common conditions that result from adrenal insufficiency is Addison’s disease.

Gigantism: You are said to be suffering from Gigantism when the

Risk for Peripheral Neuropathy

There are over 100 types of peripheral neuropathy. All of which affect the nerves just a little differently. Doctors conclude the compounds that cause inflammation when combined with proteins and specific growth factors all play a role in nerve signaling, which leads to the neuropathy.

If you have ever had a limb fall asleep you have had the sensation. Pins and needles as the blood returns – it feels uncomfortable and sometimes painful. Only with neuropathy, that feeling doesn’t simply vanish. Numbness, tingling, pain, sensitivity, weakness and even burning may be experienced due to damaged nerves.

Diagnosis involves your health care provider testing your reflexes and muscle strength, as well as neurological tests to detect response to vibration, light touches, and pokes. Blood tests may be ordered as well, electromyography (tests electrical impulses), and in severe cases, a nerve biopsy may be taken.

The first step is to determine if the neuropathy is permanent or temporary. If it’s caused by a medication, stopping the medication should halt the symptom. If caused by a nutritional deficiency, supplementation and diet are altered and symptoms may resolve over time.

Safeguard Immune System

Vaccination or Immunisation- A number of serious infections can be prevented by immunisation. Whereas vaccination is used to cure a sore arm or low fever. The vaccination is generally safe and effective in curing such diseases. And when it comes to the infections, consult your doctor for the immunisation status. A number of health care providers and centres provide immunisation services. Generally:

Children should be given all necessary immunisations and vaccinations as and when recommended by the doctors.

All adults should make sure their vaccinations are up-to-date.

Travellers should get additional immunisations before their date of journey.

Food safety- Mark yourself safe from the causes of food-poisoning not because they are life-threatening but they can lead to serious medical conditions sometimes. For this, you have to prepare and store your food safely. Take necessary precautions to kill germs or to prevent them entering your immune system:

Wash your hands with soap and water before and after each time you handle a raw food.

Rinse all meat, poultry, and fish under running water before cooking. Rinse

Types of Hearing Loss

Conductive Hearing Loss

Definition: This type is a condition that obstructs the passing of sound coming from outer ear going to the middle ear and passing through inner ear. With this, you may need more energy or loudness to hear a sound more clearly.

Causes: Common causes of are ear infection, allergies, abnormal bone growth in your middle ear, a punctured eardrum, excessive earwax, or a fluid build up from colds.

Treatments: Traditional and modern hearing aids are effective devices to use to correct it. Available hearing technologies can also be used to treat this type. These treatments are middle ear implants, bone anchored hearing devices, and bone conduction hearing aids.

Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Definition: Sensorineural is the most typical type. It involves an inner ear problem or the auditory nerve. When you have sensorineural hearing loss, it is difficult for you to transfer nerve signals to your brain, making it hard to recognise the clarity and volume of sounds.

Causes: You can have it from birth or from exposure to intense and deafening noise. Other causes can be traumatic injuries, a side effect from medicines, ear infections, deterioration due to ageing,

Information of Dehydration

he amount will be decreased and it will be a darker yellow. That means you haven’t taken in enough fluids. the latter of which indicates that you simply haven’t had enough hydration in quite some time. These symptoms are typically exacerbated if you’re working out or playing a sport. They will also worsen over time if you don’t take steps to address the issue, eventually worsening to become severe dehydration.

Once severe dehydration sets in, there are a wide range of new symptoms that may begin to occur. Do not wait for them to occur. They require immediate medical attention. If you stop urinating altogether, or have only a very small output of urine when attempting to urinate, then your dehydration is likely to be severe. Any urine will be an extremely dark yellow, or even an amber color. You could develop a fever, often accompanied by chills. A fever can be very dangerous when secondary to dehydration. Severe dizziness could occur, even to the point of preventing you from standing up or moving around. A rapid heart rate that occurs at rest, and when doing nothing strenuous points to severe dehydration.

Your blood pressure might

Sunscreen for Child

Do you remember your baby’s silk smooth skin? When your child is outdoors, the ultra-violet rays of the sun can easily damage the skin leading to wrinkles and possibly cancer in future. Always keep in mind that there is no such thing as a healthy tan because tanning is a sign of sun damage.

So quite naturally, the foremost question that may come to your mind is at what age is it right to start using sunscreen on your baby?

Prior to 6 months, it is best to avoid sunscreen usage on your baby with exception to those particular products that contain only zinc oxide as the only active ingredient. Use only on the exposed parts of your baby’s body. Additionally, use shaded clothing as the primary protection method. Regulate outdoor times by going out before 10am or after 4pm so that you can avoid the intense sun rays.

This brings us to the next question of – how much sunscreen should I use on my child and in what frequency?

Currently The Skin Cancer Foundation has not prescribed any set amount of sunscreen for growing children. As a parent, ensure that you’ve covered

High Cholesterol Affect The Body

Risk Of Stroke

Decreases flow of oxygen rich blood to the brain due to a ruptured or clogged artery greatly increases the chances of a stroke. Plaque deposition in the blood vessels can eventually result in a stroke because of disrupted blood flow to the brain.

Problems In The Digestive System

Cholesterol is essential for the production of bile and this forms an essential part of our digestive system. However, an excess in the bile converts into crystals and eventually into stones in the gall bladder, creating other equally dangerous side effects.

Stomach Ache

Extremely high cholesterol level can result in fat deposits on the liver, spleen, ligaments and skin. When the spleen or liver enlarges because of fat deposits, it causes severe stomach ache by putting pressure on the other organs of the abdominal cavity.

Improving Digestion

· Eating habits – Living in an era which is dominated by fast foods and processed foods has its repercussions in form of inefficient digestion. On being constantly bombarded with excess sugar, salt and unhealthy oils your digestive system has little choice but to slow down.

· Lack of exercise – Given the sedentary nature of contemporary lifestyle, most people do not indulge in as much physical exercise as they should. This causes their metabolism to slow down which in turn has an adverse impact on digestion.

· Insufficient water and fiber intake – Water is the best catalyst for your digestive system in addition to being the ideal cleansing agent. From this it draws that drinking insufficient water would interfere with proper breakdown of food and also flushing out of toxins. Likewise, not consuming fiber in sufficient quantities has been found to lead to constipation which is indicative of poor digestive health.

Ways of Improving Digestion

An ideal digestive cycle is defined by four Rs’, namely remove-repair-restore-replace. Removal entails flushing out of toxins from within the body followed by repairing of tissue and digestive track. Next, you must try to restore digestive health

Heat Stroke Prevention

  • Wear loose-fitting, lightweight clothing.
  • Protect against sunburn. Sunburn affects your body’s ability to cool itself, so put on a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses to protect yourself in the outdoors. Make sure you apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen that has an SPF of at least 15. Put on the sunscreen generously, and you can apply it again after every two hours or more often, particularly if you are swimming or sweating a lot.
  • Drink plenty of fluids. Staying hydrated will help your body sweat and maintain a normal body temperature. Also, because you lose salt through sweating, you can replenish salt and water with some sports drinks.
  • Don’t drink caffeine, sugary or alcoholic beverages to rehydrate, it can speed up dehydration.These drinks may interfere with your body’s ability to control your temperature. Also, icy cold drinks can cause stomach cramps.
  • Open windows and use fans or turn on air conditioning.
  • Don’t overexert yourself. Try to schedule exercise or physical labor on cooler times of the day, such as early morning or evening.
  • Never leave anyone in a parked car, particularly when parked in the sun, the temperature in your car can rise 20 degrees F (more than 6.7 C) in 10 minutes.
  • Take extra precautions

Have More Energy After Age 40

1.) Begin to exercise if you don’t already

This might seem obvious, but adding some regular exercise into your daily routine can provide tremendous benefits to anyone who is feeling slow and sluggish. Simply getting blood flowing is enough to recycle nutrients and even just wake you up.

2.) Cut out simple sugars and obvious “junk” food – including alcohol

You might be surprised how much of an impact your diet has on the way that you feel. A slight tweak in diet, eliminating simple sugars, and other obvious “junk” foods is a good place to start. Another good technique is to not eliminate bad foods necessarily, but to slowly start to add healthy foods in. The idea is the healthy foods provide additional nutrients that eventually the healthy foods will edge out the bad ones.

3.) Do something you are afraid of

Part of getting older is getting stuck in the monotony of routine, and becoming comfortable with complacency. Don’t get stuck in this trap. You only get one life, and some of the most rewarding things you will ever do are hiding behind a thinly veiled lie of fear. Jump off

Prevent Chronic Disease

Staying Active
You don’t have to run marathons to see the health benefits of exercise. Simply walking for about 150 minutes each week can help your body stay healthy. Even if you walk in short 10 minute intervals, you will see healthy benefits.

For extra health benefits, incorporate resistance training to build strong muscles and bones.

Maintaining Low Blood Pressure
High blood pressure (hypertension) can hurt your heart and your kidneys. While a healthy diet and exercise should keep your blood pressure healthy, be sure to check your blood pressure at least once a year and take blood pressure medicines as your doctor recommends.

Sleeping Well
Sleep may play a larger role in your health than you think. People who are sleep deprived tend to have higher levels of stress, higher blood pressure, higher blood sugar and poor metabolism. Proper sleep helps your body work well.

Keep a Healthy Weight
If you are already at a healthy weight, work to maintain that weight through proper diet and exercise. If you are carrying a few extra pounds, work with your physician to find ways to lose weight that work for you. Everyone is different, and

Pediatric Endocrinologist

Pediatric Endocrinologist

As with other areas of medicine, there are pediatricians who are able to specialize in different areas. If your child has got specific issues, then specialized treatment may be recommended by your doctor.

Just like other people, children sometimes suffer from very specific ailments. Endocrinology is a medical specialty that deals with endocrine system kind of disorders that may affect human beings. There are pediatric endocrinologists that handle this particular area and who should be contacted should your child be in need of such services.

Endocrine system comprises the thyroid, pituitary, hypothalamus and the parathyroid glands. The adrenal cortex, gonads, and pancreas are also a part of the system. These are actually glands that are responsible for the production of hormones and they are also responsible for a set of different functions like growth, metabolism, and sexual development and so on. If the hormones were to fall out of balance, then abnormalities may occur. Disorders can also occur and they can be fatal at times.

If your child is diagnosed with such issues, then you may be redirected to a pediatric endocrinologist. The child will be diagnosed, evaluated and then treated for

Lactose Free Milk

If people stop consuming such an important nutrition source, they would be unable to obtain all the important nutrients through a single source. This is where the milk for lactose intolerant come in. It is very beneficial for lactose intolerant people who can substitute their dairy products with products which contain low sugar contents.

  • How is it prepared

For those who are intolerant to dairy sugars, consumption of dairy products can cause stomach cramps, vomiting, diarrhoea, headaches, etc. But this doesn’t mean that they should just cut out the primary source of nutrition from their diet.

Reputed brands have come up with variants in milk to solve this problem- Milk for lactose intolerant. Unlike the name suggests, is not milk free from all lactose content. It is highly impossible to drain out all the complex sugars from dairy beverages. During the manufacturing, milk undergoes certain processes which split lactose in sugars like glucose and galactose. These are simple sugars and are easier to digest. No other nutrients other than the sugars content changes and thus enables people intolerant to dairy sugars to receive their daily dose of nutrients.

  • Extended shelf life:

The shelf

Bone Marrow Transplantation

Step 1: – Planning Ahead

You will have to manage your personal issues and plans simultaneously so that you can pay full attention to your recovery.

Step 2: – Preparation

The primary element of development is that you will have to prepare the donor for a transplant, whether you are or someone else is the donor.

Step 3: – Conditioning

When you and your donor are ready for the transplant, your doctor will begin with your conditioning regimen. That means you will receive chemotherapy, total body irradiation, kill your cancer and unhealthy marrow.

Step 4: – Transplant

Your transplant will take place only after your conditioning is fully complete.

Step 5: – Waiting for Engraftment

Engraftment is the process in which the stem cells that has been received from the donor starts growing and developing. That means the marrow of bone and immune system are recovering. You will be closely monitored and treated for any side-effects or complications that arise. Your transplant team and the caretaker will support you emotionally.

Step 6: – Recovering After Engraftment

After an allogeneic transplant, the initial recovery period is for about

End Sugar Craving

1. Adjusting to milder sweets

The use of excessively refined sweets increases your desire and tolerance for sweets to unhealthy standards. Making a choice of mild natural sweeteners allows your body readjust and free you from the cycles of sugar. The adjustment will help you start enjoying natural sugar-free desserts.

2. Eating whole fruits and sweet veggies

A fresh ripe fruit is a good example of a sweet, whole food. When eaten this was, the natural sugars in the fruit possess the exact minerals, vitamins, enzymes and fiber combinations that the body requires for digestion and utilization. Natural vegetables like parsnips, yams, beets and carrots also offer similar benefits. When you eat them regularly, the mellow sweet flavors helps in curbing sugar cravings.

3. Chewing well

Always eat complex carbohydrates and grains well. They usually release natural sweetness for calming the nervous system which alleviates the excess desire for sweets.

4. Balancing yin and yang

In China, the Yin and Yang are the main elements for balancing your body. Everything we eat will affect the balance. Eating foods from the middle of the spectrum ensures that the balance remains stable. Cheese,

Find the Best Cardiologist

Location

Often, the overall reputation of a hospital where a specialist offers their services is a good benchmark as well. You can also consider some hospital rating services for statistics on a certain hospital. While most patients prefer a doctor who serves a big hospital, it’s a good idea to choose a small hospital provided it can be a good fit.

Experience

Make sure the cardiologist have enough experience in the field, especially when it come to using a certain procedure or technology. It’s better to go with a professional who has several years of experience in their field.

Gender

The symptoms of heart disease are different in men and women. The reason is that men respond to risk factors in a different way. So, if you are a woman, you may want to choose a lady doctor. Alternatively, if you are going to choose a male doctor, make sure he is trained in the field.

Communication

As far as choosing a heart specialist is concerned, know that the personal rapport is very important. As a matter of fact, it’s as important as the doctor’s credentials. Therefore, when you see a

Chiropractic Care

1: Chiropractic care doesn’t just help back pain! Many patients seek the treatment for neck pain, headaches and a variety of other conditions.

2: Spinal manipulation has existed for at least 2500 years and chiropractic care began over 100 years ago. Since that time, it has gained worldwide recognition as an extremely effective form of medical care. Patients are generally very satisfied with treatment outcomes and many patients enjoy the feeling of spinal manipulation.

3: “Hey! Will you pop my back?” Have you ever heard someone say that? Worse still, have you ever said it? If you have, stop! Proper chiropractic care involves more than a few simple cracks and clicks. More importantly, spinal manipulation is only safe when performed by someone who has undergone the necessary training.

4: One of the most successful chiropractors ever was blind! Yes, that’s right; D Charles Robinson graduated from the Palmer School of Chiropractic and became the very first blind chiropractor. And he went on to become one of the most successful. He practiced in Peekskill, New York and earned a reputation as a “miracle healer”, treating hundreds of patients each week.

5: Today, chiropractic is taught

Orthopedic Doctors

Difficulty performing everyday tasks: It’s common to have joint and bone discomfort especially if you are old; however, if you have been having the discomfort for a long time to the extent that you are unable to execute your daily activities, it’s time to visit the doctor. Some of the tasks that you might be unable to perform include: cleaning the utensils, climbing the stairs, or even sitting.

Chronic pain: You are said to be suffering from chronic pain if have been having the pain for the last 12 weeks. When you have an injury it’s common to have the pain for sometimes, but it shouldn’t last for several weeks. Sometimes the injury might have caused a complication that you should address before it gets worse.

Soft tissue injury that hasn’t improved for two days: If you have fallen or slipped you might have a soft tissue injury. In most cases, soft tissue injuries heal within a matter of hours. If you have an injury and it’s now days and you are still feeling some pain, it’s time to contact a professional who will help you in getting over it.

Instability when walking or standing:

Hiatal Hernia

Sliding hiatal hernias form when the stomach and the adjoining oesophagus slide up into the chest cavity through the diaphragm. It is more common.

Paraoesophgeal hernias are less common and it occurs when a portion of the stomach squeezes past the diaphragm and is lodged and strangulated in place beside the oesophagus. Such hernias can be asymptomatic but dangerous because the portion of stomach that is strangulated above the diaphragm will have a compromised blood supply.

In most cases, hiatal hernias are asymptomatic but sometimes patients might experience heartburn or reflux. While the two conditions appear to be linked, they do not independently cause the development of the other.

In some cases of heartburn, patients might experience chest pain instead and this can be confused with chest pain caused by cardiac issues.

Causes

Often, the cause remains unknown. However, any condition predisposing to an increased pressure within the abdomen such as pregnancy, obesity, coughing or straining during bowel movements, and/or congenital situations such as a larger hiatal opening will predispose a person to developing one.

Population at risk for developing Hiatal Hernias

There’s a predisposition for women, overweight individuals, and patients

Triphala Juice

Antioxidant properties

Researchers revealed the fact that Triphala comprises of antioxidant as well as antitumor properties. Amla, a constituent of Triphala is considered to be the richest source of vitamin C. Fruits that are present in the triphala lead to an improvement in lipoprotein serum profiles which result in inducing reduced cholesterol level. Researchers also found a wide number of tannins in Amla which are responsible for better antioxidant properties of Triphala.

Immunomodulatory properties

Triphala comprises of Immunomodulatory properties. This indicates that it aids in modifying the immunity of human body. With the increase of immune system of the body, Triphala aids in the bading goodbye to several diseases. A number of antibodies are formed which restrict the entry of pathogens into the body. In accordance with researchers, Triphala juice is well renowned for their immunomodulatory properties.

Digestion

Triphala plays an integral role in improving digestion. A mixture of three fruits which are present in Triphala aid in the reduction of toxic residue from digestive system that enhances the absorption functions of color. Colon happens to be the primary target in the digestive tract. So a medicine that aids in the improved function