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Monthly Archives: September 2017

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 with certain medications that can affect your body’s ability to stay hydrated and dissipate heat. For instance, some blood pressure and heart medicines, diet pills (amphetamines), laxatives, some psychological health medicines, seizure medicines, thyroid pills, and oral hypoglycaemic drugs.
  • If you suspect heat stroke:

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 the cliff and build the plane on the way down, you won’t regret it. The excitement of the change this will manifest will invigorate you.

4.) Try Fasting

Many have heard the spiel – Our ancient ancestors hunted every few days, made a kill, feasted, and then rested for a few days like a bunch of lazy high schoolers. This anecdote has some truth, however. A simple method of intermittent fasting is to simply wait until noon to eat. From there, do not eat past 8 pm. Eating within this 8 hour window will maximize your body’s nutrient partitioning abilities, and ensure you maximize the muscle building capability and minimize the fat storage potential of the foods you eat. It will also tremendously increase your energy throughout the day.

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 no single weight loss plan works for everyone. Keep trying to find the plan that’s right for you and your lifestyle.

Don’t Smoke
Smoking has countless negative effects on your health, increasing your risk for heart attack, stroke, lung cancer and more. If you need help quitting smoking, speak to your physician. Your physician can help you find smoking cessation support and give you access to prescription medicines that might help you quit.

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 the specific condition that they may be having. Most of the conditions come as a result of a deficiency in the endocrine system as well as overactivity.

You need to choose a specialist or hospital that has all the facilities that are needed for the investigation as well as the treatment of the issues in pediatric patients.

Why they are important

Pediatric endocrinologists are very important especially when a child has hormonal conditions that need to be handled. This is not the kind of scenario where you stick to the primary doctor and if a suggestion is made to see a specialist, then the step should be taken as quickly as possible.