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What is paresthesias caused by?

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Paresthesia can be chronic or temporary. In case chronic Paresthesia is suspected, then it is important to see a doctor. Usually temporary Paresthesia gets resolved without any treatment. Temporary Paresthesia can be experienced by anyone. With age, the risk of getting radiculopathy increases.

What causes paresthesia of skin?

Causes of chronic Paresthesia include repetitive movements, deficiency of vitamin C or any underlying disease. Treatment is often necessary to treat chronic Paresthesia and the disease many not go away completely.

Paresthesia gives a feeling that the skin is crawling, itching and gets numb, for no apparent reason. At some time or the other, Paresthesia is experienced by a lot of people. When legs or arms ‘fall asleep’ at times people get a feeling of needles and pins. This is because pressure is put on a nerve inadvertently. Once the person changes position, pressure is removed from the affected nerve and the feeling is resolved usually. Paresthesia of this type is temporary and without any treatment, it gets resolved. If in case the condition persists, then it is an indication of medical disorder requiring treatment.

Poor circulation for brief periods, while sitting cross legged for longer periods or falling asleep on the hand can cause pressure on a nerve leading to a condition called Paresthesia. Neuropathy and radiculopathy are the two kinds of damage to the nerve indicating chronic Paresthesia.

Any part of the body can get affected by Paresthesia and symptoms include a feeling of coldness, tingling numbness, burning and weakness in the feet, legs, arms or hands. Stabbing pain may be caused leading to clumsiness in the affected body part. Difficulty in walking is experienced if feet and legs are affected by Paresthesia.

Diagnosis is done by the doctor by checking medical history, considering health conditions, full physical examination, X rays, MRI scans or CT scans depending upon the need. Spinal tap, blood work and other lab tests may be done to rule out other diseases.

Treatment for Paresthesia includes physical therapy and few adjustments in lifestyle. If a particular treatment does not work then another treatment plan can be adjusted.

How To Meditate Yourself?

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How To Meditate Yourself?

As a meditation teacher, I’ve heard countless students share their excuses for why they didn’t meditate in the past week. They wanted to. They know it would be good for them. They just didn’t do it. At least, not consistently.

Something always seems to get in the way: they need more sleep, the dog needs to be walked, the kids are up, they had to work late or had an early meeting, they felt too anxious, worried, or irritable… Meditation just didn’t seem as important as other things they had to do. Yet, all those things they did didn’t give them the peace of mind they desired.

Of course, meditation is about changing your relationship with all the events, worries, and anxieties in your life. It’s a daily ritual-like eating, sleeping, and brushing your teeth-that creates a more relaxed, healthy, meaningful, and intentional way of living. It’s a powerful practice to realize the deep peace of mind we all desire. So, what’s the secret to moving from excuses to practice?

The answer is: you’ve got to have a strong “Why?”

Where do you find your Why?

The answer may surprise you.

The Secret is Body Awareness

Your body is not just a mechanical vehicle for carrying out all the activities in your life. It is a highly-sensitive bio-feedback system.

Your body can tell you what is good for you to eat and how much, when you need to rest, when you need to relax and have fun, when you need to get up and move, and when you need to be alone, have contact with others, be in nature, and spend time in meditation. It connects you to when, why, and how much to do anything. If you’re paying attention.

In our context, it connects you to WHY you might want to meditate in the first place. At least it has the potential to do this-if you pay attention. Yet, how often do you pause and really pay attention to your body’s signals? How often do you stop to sense what it is telling you?

Why aren’t you doing this?

First off, we have a culture that encourages just the opposite. We are encouraged to focus outwardly rather than inwardly. We are encouraged to do as much as possible. We are encouraged to gather as many products and as much wealth, data, and sensory input from the external environment as we possibly can.

We are encouraged to react quickly and are discouraged from taking time for well-considered and deeply felt responses. We are conditioned to quick reactions and sound bites on news and social media. We are impatient with anything that takes time. We go, go, go, until we are too exhausted to continue.

Do you feel this exhaustion?

Yet, are you worried about what might happen if you stop? Are you worried you’ll fall behind and be left out? At a certain point, you may decide you just don’t want to live this way anymore. When you reach this point-or preferably long before that-take a moment to pay attention inside. Notice what all this thinking, doing, worry, accumulation, and stimulation is doing to you.

Is there another option?

Meditation Creates a New Way of Being

Meditation interrupts nonstop thinking and doing and gives your body a chance to relax deeply-something you may not even get to do in a restless sleep. Consciously relaxing, as you do in meditation, unwinds tension accumulated beneath your awareness in the past 24 hours as well as in the years of your life up to this point. It slowly dissolves the reactive mental-emotional patterns that drive you on the hamster wheel of nonstop activity. It quiets your mental chatter.

Now, when you first start to meditate, you may not notice this relaxing, quieting, and calming effect. You may become even more aware of how busy your mind is, how conflicting your emotions are, and how tense your body is. If you have mistreated your body through over-stress for a long period of time, initial moments of Body Awareness in meditation might not feel so great.

Or, you may feel little to nothing at all. All that thinking, doing, and pushing yourself to do things you feel you “have to” or “should” do may have cut you off from how you feel. You may have lost touch with your vital sensations and feelings. You may just feel bored without external stimulation keeping you distracted.

Yet, discomfort, boredom, or numbness, when you face them honestly, directly, gently, and without judgment, as you do in meditation, can alert you to just how much you need to activate another way of being.

If you heed this signal and take time to sit, breathe, and mindfully notice what’s happening inside-the layers of stress will begin to unwind and your vital senses will reawaken. As you unwind, Body Awareness may tell you just how exhausted you are from the way you are going about your life.

As you pay close attention to what your body has to say, you might find that all those things you’ve been chasing after may not be as important as they seemed. You may discover you don’t want to live on the human hamster wheel of incessant activity, worry, and anxiety any longer. You may be inspired to make new choices that reflect your soul’s deeper desires.

Meditation beckons you to a more relaxed, healthy, meaningful, and intentional way of living-and your body will tell you just how important this is-if you pay attention.

 

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How To Make Ginger Tea

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How To Make Ginger Tea

India’s love affair with ginger tea or adrak wali chai needs no introduction. Ask any chaiwala in your neighbourhood, in addition to the essentials like tea, milk and sugar he would have a special stock on ginger kept aside specially for his tea. Warm, strong and flavourful, ginger tea is everything that you expect from your dear cup of tea after a long day at work or really sluggish morning. And let’s not forget the multiple times when we were down with cold and flu, how the warm and comforting embrace of ginger tea came to our rescue. Indians have particularly used ginger in their culinary preparations for about 4000 years. Ginger is one of Ayurveda’s most prized herbs. It has been part of several Ayurvedic concoctions to treat a variety of disorders.

Dr. Ashutosh Gautam, Clinical Operations and Coordination Manager, Baidyanath, and Ayurvedic expert, says, “Ginger is a great digestive tonic, which improves gastric motility. So it alleviates constipation, vomiting, acidity, and protects gastric lining against acidity.” According to the book ‘Healing Foods’ by DK Publishing, “Its active constituent gingerol has analgesic, sedative, antipyretic and antibacterial effects. Another component zingerone is an antioxidant.”

Ginger tea is the most common form of consuming ginger. Apart from giving your tea a distinct flavour and aroma, the concoction also provides with a lot of health benefits. From soothing cold, cough to an upset stomach, a cup of ginger tea can do wonders for your overall health.

Benefits Of Ginger Tea

Making ginger tea is fairly easy and takes about 2-3 minutes. Here’s all you would need.
1. 1 tsp ginger, chopped fine
2. 1 tsp tea leaves, for every cup
3. 3 cups of water
4. 1 tsp honey
5. Half cup milk(optional)
6. 1 tsp lime juice(optional)

How To Make Ginger Tea

1. In a pan add 3 cups of water.
2. Add the finely chopped ginger and bring it to boil.
3. Just when it starts boiling, add tea leaves, milk and honey.
4. Let it simmer for about 3-4 minutes. Add the lime juice.
5. Your ginger tea is ready.

Here is another recipe of honey lemon ginger tea by Chef Devanshi. Enjoy the delicious cup for yourself.

Benefits Of Ginger Tea

Benefits Of Ginger Tea

1. The active component gingerol soothes cold and flu.
2. Ginger tea may also ease morning sickness and nausea.
3. Ginger tea can do wonders for your digestive health.
4. It can soothe stomach pain and acidity.
5. According to Ayurveda, ginger tea can cure mild headaches too.

Now that you know how to make ginger tea, make one cosy cup for yourself and reap its benefits.

What causes cataracts in the eye?

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Cataract is an eye disease. Protein may build up in the lens of the eye and make it cloudy. Light is not able to pass clearly through the lens, due to which some eyesight may be lost. Cataracts are of different types, including age related cataract, congenital cataract, secondary cataract and traumatic cataract.

Cataracts make the vision cloudy or blurry and generally occur in people above 60 years of age. In older adults, this eye disease is more common and can be treated by a good eye doctor.

Chances of getting cataract increase with drinking heavily, pollution in the air and smoking cigarettes.

Cataracts form quite slowly and the person may not even know about it till the cataracts begin blocking light. Symptoms of cataract include filmy, foggy, blurry and cloudy vision, trouble with contact lenses or eye glasses, nearsightedness in older adults, double vision in the eye that is affected, changes in seeing colors, issues with glare during day time and problems while driving during night time.

Diagnosis is done by the eye doctor by dilating the pupil and checking other parts of the eye. While going for the appointment, it is always a good idea to take the contacts or glasses, as well.

How do they remove a cataract?

As part of treatment, the eye doctor generally gives a prescription for contacts or glasses to correct the vision. Cataract surgery may be needed if cataracts are causing problem in day to day living. In the surgery, the natural lens is removed and replaced with a man made one. Once the surgery is successfully done, the patient can return home the same day. After a few days the patient is able to have better vision.

How can you prevent cataracts from getting worse?

To prevent cataract, there is no proven way state doctors. However eyes need to be checked regularly, as cataracts are a common eye problem in older adults. If a history of eye problems exists in the family then having an eye check up done regularly is very important. At least every 2 years, up to the age of 50, an eye check up must be done by adults. After the age of 50, an eye check is advised, every year.

The Best Way to Lose Weight in a Week

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It is not very easy to lose weight in a week. It needs steely determination not to move a wee bit from the plan. Here we are going to discuss a few ways by which we can bring down the weight when certain tips are followed. However the efficacy of the program will depend on your food and other personal habits. Many ideas will be suggested here and you have to choose any four which will suit you best and hold on to it strongly for a week. If you are truly strong-hearted you can add one or two more to the list.

Many Tips

Most of us have a tendency to drink soft drinks when we are thirsty. This gives us calories which are absolutely of no use. So stop those drinks and drink plenty of water. Water has zero calories, flushes out excess water and increases the metabolism. Stop white grain products to gain that slim look fast. Instead of pasta, rice spaghetti and the like eat whole grain. These simple carbohydrates will be digested fast and will leave you hungry soon and you will be eating again soon. So have whole grains. Vegetables are better alternates. Cardio exercises 30 minutes in a day will be effective.

There is an exception to the water rule and that is coffee. Over the years all have realized that coffee is an energy booster. So having a cup of coffee with or without milk will help you to do the workouts for a longer time without you knowing it. Sex is a sure way of burning calories and if you have it every night you will take off some fat. If you do it with you-on-top, it will be more effective. Push-ups and lunges every alternate day will help to give the toned muscles and at the same time will reduce calories. The experts advice 36 lunges and push-ups each time you do it.

Choose According To Your Lifestyle

7 to 8 hours is the recommended duration for sleep. This might not be possible for everyone. So take on an extra half an hour of sleep anytime will keep you alert. You will not search for sugar foods for energy; you will not feel lethargic and skip the gym or the walks. Sacrifice your calorie rich food. If you are accustomed to eating chips with your meals or need a dessert after dinner, it is best to sacrifice. This will reduce the calorie intake and your stomach will not really miss it though tongue will. Eating Salmon for lunch is an effective tip to lose weight in seven days.

Walking upright, sitting upright, doing squats and sit-ups will definitely make you look and feel good. All the tips given above cannot be rather should not be followed. Pick up any four or fine as per your lifestyle and follow it strictly. If you are the one who has time for exercises take on the cardio, lunges, coffee tips and work on it. These are general ideas from which you can choose and get a good result.

5 Wacky Beauty Treatments Every Woman Should Try in Her Lifetime

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From vampire and snail facials to caviar masks and LED therapy, there are a lot of kooky-sounding beauty treatments out there. But are they just fads, or are they really worth your hard-earned bucks? Top beauty pros share which treatments they say are worth getting once in your life (even if they’re a little out there). So, we hereby give you permission to treat yourself!

vampire facial

Remember the famed Instagram post-Kim Kardashian West shared of a bloody post-facial selfie? Yes, it may look a bit terrifying, but Mona Gahara, M.D., a dermatologist and clinical instructor at Yale School of Medicine, says the treatment does have benefits. “You use your own blood to stimulate collagen production on the face,” she says. “The person’s blood is drawn and then it gets re-infused back into the skin with microneedles for the desired effect.” The results: Smoother skin and less defined wrinkles, thanks to the filler effect of the blood’s platelets and plasma.

microneedling

Microneedling for the scalp is a must, says Leanne Citrone, co-owner and stylist at the Andy Lecompte Salon in Beverly Hills, who swears by the treatments she’s gotten from dermatologist Brian Dubow, M.D. “With a rolling device, he creates microscopic wounds to the scalp that are supposed to promote blood flow to the area and stimulate new hair growth,” she says. The treatment kick-starts hair growth and is ideal for someone looking for thicker strands. Citrone says she notices a noticeable difference in her clients’ manes when they have it done.

snail facial

No, we aren’t joking. The snail slime facial is real and really good for your skin, says New York City-based dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, M.D. “The slime that snails produce is rich in hyaluronic acid, which explains why snail facials can help soothe the skin,” he says. “Hyaluronic acid is a natural sugar with powerful humectant properties. It attracts water from deep within the skin to help hydrate the dry outer layers.”

caviar mask

One extra-special offering at New York City’s Cornelia Spa at the Surrey is a must, says Tara Cruz, spa director. The Reparative Caviar and Oxygen Quench combine exfoliation, a caviar mask, and liquid oxygen for a refreshed, smooth face. “Caviar is great for instant tightening without the drying effect while eliminating fine lines,” says Cruz. “This is a great splurge for a big occasion or special event.”

blue light therapy

Non-ultraviolet blue light can help improve acne, while red light can help with fine lines. “Blue and red lights have potential antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and oil gland inhibition benefits,” says Robert Anolik, M.D., a dermatologist at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York. The  FDA has actually cleared blue light as a therapy for acne, and at-home devices are available. One of our faves:

Top 3 Tips for Beard Growth

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Today every man dreaming for good beardo to look good, here I will give you Top 3 Tips for Beard Growth.

1. Wash it

As a beardsman, your facial hair is going to get grimy from time to time. If left unaddressed, the build-up of daily grit and naturally occurring skin oil (sebum) could wreak havoc on the skin beneath your beard, potentially leading to skin irritation or a break out of spots. That’s why the first and most important tip for a healthy beard is to wash it!

To begin your beard cleanse, it’s important to wash it with water. But be selective with your water temperature. Cold water might not be the best choice, as tends to reduce the effectiveness of your beard wash. And very hot water dries out hair follicles. Like Goldilocks, the perfect temperature is in the middle. Lukewarm water enhances blood circulation and opens pores, ensuring that every wash is effective.

Pro tip: Avoid washing your beard with body washes, face washes or regular soap. These cleansers are too strong and tend to strip your beard of its natural oils and awesomeness. Try using a mild soap, cleanser or beard wash instead. They’re designed to gently clean and maintain your fuzz while energizing the skin beneath your beard.

2. Moisturize it

Harsh weather conditions tend to drain natural oils from your face, leading to dry and split ended beard hairs. To keep your beard soft and healthy consider using a moisturizer or beard oil (Beard oils have been used for centuries to help mimic natural skin oil). Of course, you could use natural oils too. For instance, coconut oil is known widely for its ability to moisturize and nourish hair and skin.

Pro tip: Did you know beard balm is also an excellent way to moisturize and nourish your beard. High-quality balms contain some of the best natural ingredients around including coconut oil, Shea butter, and vitamin E. These ingredients are included to not only feed those facial follicles and nourish the skin but also tame stray hairs and shape your beard.

3. Trim it

Another way to keep your beard healthy is to groom it regularly. Grooming and maintenance might not be your thing but it helps tame those split ends..and women dig it.

Pro tip: Trim your beard while it’s dry. This will help you get a better length estimate. Also brush or comb your beard daily to help distribute any beard oils evenly, untangle and get rid of any unexpected crumbs.

 

How to Lose Weight Fast: 3 Simple Steps, Based on Science

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How to Lose Weight Fast

How to Lose Weight Fast: 3 Simple Steps, Based on Science

There are many ways to lose a lot of weight fast.

However, most of them will make you hungry and unsatisfied.

If you don’t have iron willpower, then hunger will cause you to give up on these plans quickly.

The plan outlined here will:

Reduce your appetite significantly.
Make you lose weight quickly, without hunger.
Improve your metabolic health at the same time.

Here is a simple 3-step plan to lose weight fast.
1. Cut Back on Sugars and Starches

The most important part is to cut back on sugars and starches (carbs).

When you do that, your hunger levels go down and you end up eating much fewer calories (1).

Now instead of burning carbs for energy, your body starts feeding off of stored fat.

Another benefit of cutting carbs is that it lowers insulin levels, causing your kidneys to shed excess sodium and water out of your body. This reduces bloat and unnecessary water weight (2, 3).

It is not uncommon to lose up to 10 pounds (sometimes more) in the first week of eating this way, both body fat and water weight.

This is a graph from a study comparing low-carb and low-fat diets in overweight or obese women (4).

The low-carb group is eating until fullness, while the low-fat group is calorie-restricted and hungry.

Cut the carbs and you will start to eat fewer calories automatically and without hunger (5).

Put simply, cutting carbs puts fat loss on autopilot.

Summary
Removing sugars and starches (carbs) from your diet will reduce your appetite, lower your insulin levels and make you lose weight without hunger.

2. Eat Protein, Fat and Vegetables

Each one of your meals should include a protein source, a fat source and low-carb vegetables.

Constructing your meals in this way will automatically bring your carb intake into the recommended range of 20–50 grams per day.
Protein Sources

Meat: Beef, chicken, pork, lamb, etc.
Fish and Seafood: Salmon, trout, shrimp, etc.
Eggs: Whole eggs with the yolk are best.

The importance of eating plenty of protein cannot be overstated.

This has been shown to boost metabolism by 80 to 100 calories per day (6, 7, 8).

High-protein diets can also reduce cravings and obsessive thoughts about food by 60%, reduce the desire for late-night snacking by half, and make you so full that you automatically eat 441 fewer calories per day — just by adding protein to your diet (9, 10).

When it comes to losing weight, protein is the king of nutrients. Period.
Low-Carb Vegetables

Broccoli
Cauliflower
Spinach
Tomatoes
Kale
Brussels sprouts
Cabbage
Swiss chard
Lettuce
Cucumber
Full list here.

Don’t be afraid to load your plate with these low-carb vegetables. You can eat massive amounts of them without going over 20–50 net carbs per day.

A diet based mostly on meat and vegetables contains all the fiber, vitamins and minerals you need to be healthy.
Fat Sources

Olive oil
Coconut oil
Avocado oil
Butter

Eat 2–3 meals per day. If you find yourself hungry in the afternoon, add a 4th meal.

Don’t be afraid of eating fat, as trying to do both low-carb AND low-fat at the same time is a recipe for failure. It will make you feel miserable and abandon the plan.

To see how you can assemble your meals, check out this low-carb meal plan and this list of 101 healthy low-carb recipes.

Summary
Assemble each meal out of a protein source, a fat source and low-carb vegetables. This will put you in the 20–50 gram carb range and significantly lower your hunger levels.

3. Lift Weights 3 Times Per Week

You don’t need to exercise to lose weight on this plan, but it is recommended.

The best option is to go to the gym 3–4 times a week. Do a warm-up and lift some weights.

If you’re new to the gym, ask a trainer for some advice.

By lifting weights, you will burn lots of calories and prevent your metabolism from slowing down, which is a common side effect of losing weight (11, 12).

Studies on low-carb diets show that you can even gain a bit of muscle while losing significant amounts of body fat (13).

If lifting weights is not an option for you, then doing some cardio workouts like walking, jogging, running, cycling or swimming will suffice.

Summary
It is best to do some sort of resistance training like weight lifting. If that is not an option, cardio workouts are also effective.

Optional — Do a “Carb Refeed” Once Per Week

You can take one day off per week where you eat more carbs. Many people prefer Saturday.

It is important to stick to healthy carb sources like oats, rice, quinoa, potatoes, sweet potatoes, fruit, etc.

But only this one higher carb day — if you start doing it more often than once per week you’re not going to see much success on this plan.

If you must have a cheat meal and eat something unhealthy, then do it on this day.

Be aware that cheat meals or carb refeeds are NOT necessary, but they can boost some fat-burning hormones like leptin and thyroid hormones (14, 15).

You will gain some weight during your refeed day, but most of it will be water weight and you will lose it again in the next 1–2 days.

Summary
Having one day each week where you eat more carbs is perfectly acceptable, although not necessary.

What About Calories and Portion Control?

It is NOT necessary to count calories as long as you keep the carbs very low and stick to protein, fat and low-carb vegetables.

However, if you really want to count them, use this calculator.

Enter your details, and then pick the number from either the “Lose Weight” or the “Lose Weight Fast” section — depending on how fast you want to lose weight.

There are many great tools you can use to track the number of calories you are eating. Here is a list of 5 calorie counters that are free and easy to use.

The main goal of this plan is to keep carbs under 20–50 grams per day and get the rest of your calories from protein and fat.

Summary
It is not necessary to count calories to lose weight on this plan. It is most important to strictly keep your carbs in the 20–50 gram range.

 

Diarrhea symptoms and prevention

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Diarrhea is caused by parasitic, viral and bacterial infections. Acute diarrhea may last up to 2 days, while chronic diarrhea, an irritable syndrome of the bowels could last for about 4 weeks. In some people diarrhea is caused by laxatives and antibiotics that contain magnesium.

Common symptoms include watery and loose stools. Cramps in the abdomen, fever and bloating are the other symptoms of diarrhea. If severe pain in the abdomen, bloody or black stools is experienced, the individual should visit a healthcare professional at the earliest.  Diarrhea must be cleaned up safely. While cleaning up, gloves must be used to protect the hands. Once cleaning up is done, wash hands thoroughly.

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Symptoms get resolved on their own in many cases. Symptoms can be reduced by drinking lots of fluids and avoiding alcoholic and caffeinated beverages, fatty foods and foods high in fat and fiber till symptoms subside. If the individual shows signs of serious illness, high fever or bloody diarrhea, then nonprescription anti-diarrheal medications should be avoided.

Diagnostic tests, blood tests and stool cultures may be ordered by the physician to determine the exact cause of the sickness. If loose bowel movements are frequent, bismuth subsalicylate and loperamide are some of the anti diarrheal medications, administered to the individual. Depending upon how the person feels, mild foods can be taken the following day, or sooner. Till about 48 hours, caffeine, alcohol, fruits and spicy foods, chewing gum containing sorbitol and milk must be avoided. Before taking medication for diarrhea, women who are pregnant must consult a doctor.

There are anti-diarrheal medicines and psyllium, a thickening mixture that absorbs water and controls watery stools. Lactobacillus, a probiotic is available in powder or pill form to reduce bacteria and help out with digestion. Pepto Diarrhea Control and Imodium A-D are other antispasmodic anti-diarrheals that help slow down spasms in the intestines.

Causes of Meningitis

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Meningitis an illness that is potentially severe is caused by numerous microbes and viruses. The central nervous system that is the spinal cord and brain is surrounded by protective membranes called meninges that get dangerously inflamed, causing meningitis. Inflammation of the spinal cord and brain is caused simultaneously in meningitis.

Different mild symptoms like rash on the skin, fever, light sensitivity, stiffness in the neck, headache and nausea are initially produced. Damage to the brain, confusion, stroke, seizures and death is caused in severe cases.

The central nervous system is surrounded by fluid and when this gets infected, the meninges get inflamed. One common form of the disease is viral meningitis, which is caused by non-polio viruses like coxasackievrus A and B and echnoviruses. Another rare type of this disease is the life threatening and severe bacterial meningitis. There is also a non contagious fungal meningitis caused by Candida, Coccidioides, Blastomyces, Histoplasma or Cryptococcus fungi. Parasitic meningitis, a rare form of the disease is caused by Naeleria Fowleri, a microscopic amoeba which causes inflammation in the brain. Gnathostoma and Angiostrongylus Cantonensis are other parasites causing meningitis. There are also many non infectious causes of the disease.

Meningitis is treated with medications in a wide range including non –steroidal inflammatory drugs, antibiotics, spinal anesthetics, chemotherapy medications or immune-suppressing drugs. Vaccines are also available for meningitis prevention.
Risk of catching viral and bacterial meningitis increases in children and infants, and in people with weakened immune system who spend time living in close quarters with people affected by meningitis.

It is advised that the vaccine must be recommended for all children and the first two doses administered to them between 1 to 1 ½ years of age. After taking medications, proper rest and fluid intake the person can recover in 7-10 days. Depending upon the severity of the disease, one or more of the antiviral drugs like may be administered by the doctor.

Natural home remedies to remove skin tan

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Natural home remedies to remove skin tan

Natural home remedies to remove skin tan : Home remedies to remove sun tan. Worried about your holiday tan? Here are safe methods to regain your natural skin tone, these home remedies will help you fade that skin tan naturally.

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Top 36 Home Remedies To Remove Tan Permanently

We have put together the best tan removal home remedies that will surely help you get rid of that nasty tan. Let us look … We often use lemon juice to remove scars on the face. … The lemon juice will work to remove the tan while the cucumber juice and rose water will soothe burnt and blemished skin

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Many people engage in outdoor recreational activities that can cause the skin to darken over time. Some people deliberately choose to darken their skin, while others have no choice—having to work outdoors, or they forgot to apply sunscreen lotion. Many people may also apply temporary tanning lotions, which eventually

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Homemade receipies to remove tan. 1. Lemon juice and honey Lemon juice has bleaching effect which helps in removing tan quickly. 1. Take fresh lemon juice, add some honey to it and apply on your skin. 2. Let it stay for 30 minutes and wash off

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Wearing short dresses to the beach can have their own side effects like getting hideous sun tan lines which refuse to go away. When you get tanned, you search for ways for sun tan removal. Glowing skin is always in and with our home remedies; you can easily have your face skin match with the rest of your body. The best

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Mix gram flour or besan with water and rub it all over your face. Rinse it off when the mixture has dried well. When you wash it off, your skin will look fairer. This is a great home remedy that can be used if you are wondering how to remove sun tan from face. It can turn out to be a great remedy for those who

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Back Pain? You Might Want to Stop These 5 Mistakes

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There are a lot of things that can cause back pain. Most commonly, poor daily habits are the ones that cause you to having an aching back.

If you’re constantly suffering from back pain, or if you need to take steps to prevent a painful back, try to avoid these five unhealthy habits.

1. Sitting for Too Long
Sitting improperly can also overstretch the spinal tendons and strain the structures surrounding your spine. Sitting for a long period of time can degenerate the muscles in your back and they can become less flexible. It can also reduce the amount of blood circulating and the oxygen going to the muscle cells.

Additionally, it changes the natural curve of your spine, which means your back muscles have to hold your back in shape.

2. Improper Lifting
Improper lifting of heavy objects increases the stress placed on the back and can easily cause muscle tears, tissue damage or in more serious cases, small fractures. To avoid this, use your bum muscles more when lifting heavy objects; if possible, ask someone to assist you.

When it comes to lifting weights, it can help strengthen your back only if done correctly and with appropriate training and assistance.

3. Poor Posture
Poor posture is one of the significant reasons for lower back pain but is also one of the most underlooked. Bad postural habits alter the biomechanics of your whole body.

The increasing pressure on your lower back due to altered biomechanics can cause a discomfort in your back. Practicing and maintaining correct posture is important in order to avoid serious health problems.

4. Staying Overweight
Generally, people who are overweight are at a much greater risk of back pain. The weight contributes to the risk of injury to the spine and back and puts additional pressure on the spine. Since there is an excess weight in the core, the pelvis is pulled forward, straining the lower back and creating a lot of pain and medical issues.

The body’s center of gravity and will shift with excess weight. This shift will pull your body forward and strain your back. The shift will also cause your body to hold an unnatural posture which in return can cause pain and other back problems.

5. Smoking
Smoking can affect the part of the brain that processes sensory stimuli and the central perception of pain particularly; cigarettes affect the way the brain sends its pain signals. By Smoking our tissues of the lower back can also get damaged and to a different place in the body by slowing down circulation and reducing the flow of nutrients to joints and muscles.

Perhaps getting rid of these bad habits can help you minimize back pain. Furthermore, incorporating healthy habits into your everyday life can add up to the benefit. It can be by exercising regularly and practicing good posture.

5 Untold Benefits Of Cucumber Water

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Benefits Of Cucumber Water

Benefits Of Cucumber Water: When it comes to detox, cucumber can prove to be quite beneficial. Not only is it a rich source of water, but also loaded with various essential vitamins and minerals. Its calorific count is quite low and hence it can come to the rescue of those who are looking to shed some extra kilos. Other than this, cucumber is also a rich source of vitamin B, potassium and magnesium. According to Bangalore-based nutritionist Dr. Anju Sood, “Anything which has high water content, also has lots of vitamins and minerals in it. Cucumber water helps flush out toxins from the body to a great extent.” Consumption of cucumber water on a daily basis can provide you with numerous health benefits. Here are some of the untold benefits of cucumber water. Read on to know more about them.

1. Boosts Bone Health: Cucumber is a rich source of vitamin K which plays an essential role in preventing blood clots. It also boosts bone health to a great extent.

Boosts Bone Health

2. Keeps Your Skin Healthy: The secret behind a healthy and nourished skin is drinking lots of water. Cucumber is rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce inflammation in the skin. Wash your face with cucumber water every day to avoid acne breakouts.

Keeps Your Skin Healthy

3. Freshens Breath: Drinking a glass of cucumber water can enhance the saliva production which in turn helps in keeping the mouth odour healthy.

Freshens Breath

4. Curbs Appetite: Drinking a glass of cucumber water on a daily basis could help suppress your appetite and make you feel full until your next meal. This way, you will save on munching on those extra calories.

Curbs Appetite

5. Provides Extra Vitamins and Minerals: Cucumber alone can provide you with various essential vitamins and minerals. You will not only be getting antioxidants but other vitamins like vitamin C and vitamin A as well.

Provides Extra Vitamins and Minerals

 

What is the cause of Raynaud’s disease?

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Raynaud’s Disease

Raynaud’s disease is a kind of vascular disease. A change in color is seen in the digits in three phases, white to blue and then red. After an exposure to cold, this kind of a change is seen in the digits due to spasm of blood vessels.  Actual cause is still not known, although it is suspected that sensitivity of nerves to cold and abnormal nerve control of blood vessel diameter are involved.

Depending upon duration, frequency and severity of spasms in blood vessels, symptoms of Raynaud’s disease occur. The disorder results in vasospasm. After exposure to emotional events, changes in hot or cold temperatures, a series of discolorations may occur on the toes and fingers. The person experiences sensitivity to cold. Local tissues on the toes and fingers get diminished blood flow. Due to diminished flow of blood, the digits turn white and then due to lack of oxygen, turn blue. After that a local ‘flushing’ phenomenon is caused as the blood vessels open again turning the digits to red.

Women are mostly affected by Raynaud’s disease especially during the second, third or fourth decade in life. The disease can occur alone or as part of other kinds of rheumatic diseases. It is called ‘Raynaud’s disease’ if it occurs alone and called Raynaud’s phenomenon when accompanied with other diseases. Tongue, ears and nose are less common areas that could get affected by Raynaud’s phenomenon.

Risk factors of the Raynaud’s phenomenon include suffering from rheumatic autoimmune diseases, medications and injury from vibrating tools and frostbite.

Upon exposure to cold, discoloration is noticed on the skin. Mild numbness and tingling is felt on the involved digits. Due to lack of oxygen, the sensory nerves become irritated thus causing pain in the digits. Ulceration is caused in tips of the digits due to poor supply of oxygen, but only in rare cases. Infection may be seen in ulcerated digits. If lack of oxygen to the digits continues, then it could result in gangrene.

To confirm diagnosis of Raynaud’s phenomeno, the health care professional can order for blood tests and perform certain kinds of maneuvers with extremities of the patient.

As part of treatment, the digits are protected, medications are given and the patient is advised to avoid cold temperature, smoking, emotional stress and also using tools that may vibrate in the hands. Treatment also includes avoiding medications that could aggravate spasms in blood vessels and administering medications to help dilate blood vessels.

What are the signs and symptoms of cancer?

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What are the signs and symptoms of cancer

What are the signs and symptoms of cancer?

What are the signs and symptoms of cancer: Cancer is a disease of the body’s own cells. Our bodies are made up of billions of cells and each one has a specific role to play. We are complex beings and there are many different types of cell – liver cells, brain cells, blood cells and so on. Normally these cells are kept in check so that they only grow and divide when they are told to – such as when old cells need replacing or an organ needs repairing. In cancer these molecular checks are broken so cells are no longer kept under strict control. This can cause them to divide uncontrollably ultimately leading to a mass of cells known as a tumour – the physical manifestation of the disease we call cancer.

What causes cancer?

The causes of cancer are complex but the underlying biological reason is mutations or mistakes to the genetic code contained within a cell’s DNA. These mutations are caused by a variety of factors including things from inside and outside the body, as well as just by chance when a cell is going about its normal routine.

Some of the environmental or external factors that can cause these mutations are well known, such as tobacco smoking or too much sun exposure. Inside the body, certain chemicals produced through normal biological processes can also contribute to mutations in the genetic code.

What are the signs and symptoms of cancer?

The signs and symptoms of cancer are different depending on the type of cancer. This is primarily down to where in the body the cancer is located. For example, colon cancer, which occurs in the large intestine, can cause long term diarrhoea or constipation, rectal bleeding and persistent intestinal cramps.

What are the most common cancers?

The 10 most common cancers worldwide are:

Lung cancer
Breast cancer
Colon cancer
Prostate cancer
Stomach cancer
Liver cancer
Cervical cancer
Oesophagus cancer
Bladder cancer
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (a type of blood cancer)

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What are the most deadly cancers?

Pancreatic cancer and lung cancer are the cancers with the lowest survival rates. But what is pancreatic cancer and why is it so deadly?

Pancreatic cancer is a type of cancer that is caused by cells in the pancreas dividing out of control and forming a mass of cells or a tumour. Symptoms of pancreatic cancer are not normally recognisable in the early stages of the disease resulting in late diagnosis in many cases. This is one of the main reasons why survival rates for pancreatic cancer are among the worst for all cancers. Pancreatic cancer is curable if caught at an early stage and the tumour is removed before the cancer cells have had chance to spread to other organs in the body.

Lung cancer is a type of cancer that begins with cells of the lung tissue diving out of control and forming tumours. Like pancreatic cancer, the symptoms of lung cancer often don’t appear until later in the disease, when it is much harder to treat and more deadly. Around 85% of lung cancers are caused by long-term tobacco smoking and symptoms of lung cancer can include things like coughing blood, wheezing, weight loss and chest pains. We recommend you consult your GP if you are at all concerned about you’re the health of your lungs.

For more information on pancreatic cancer or lung cancer, visit our projects page to see the fantastic research we are supporting.

What can you do to prevent cancer?

Research in uncovering more and more things that people can do to help reduce their risk of cancer. There are activities that we know for sure can help reduce your risk including not smoking tobacco, maintaining healthy body weight, regular exercise and eating a healthy diet.

What is cancer metastasis?

Metastasis is the scientific word that describes the process by which cancer cells from a tumour spread to other parts of the body. The originating tumour is called a primary tumour and new tumours that appear elsewhere in the body and are seeded by cells from the primary tumours are referred to as secondary tumours. Secondary tumours are the same type of cancer as the primary. For example, a primary breast tumour is made up of breast tissue cells. If this cancer spreads and tumours appear in the lungs, these new tumours are secondary breast tumours and not lung tumours. This is because the cells that make up the tumour in the lung are still breast cancer cells.

Why is emotional intelligence important in relationships?

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Be intelligent, follow the footprints of intelligent people, take their learnings and train under them so that you could also grab the wisdom they acquire. These are the stereotype statements made by our parents, relatives, senior citizen and even boss in the office.

It means being aware and intelligent in handling the situation is the key to debunk the formula of success. What kind of intelligence these guys are talking about? Are they talking about logical intelligence, which includes reasoning, detecting patterns, scientific investigations, decoding innovative and creative ideas, etc.

Almost 90% of the population possess logical intelligence, spoon fended by school/ college and experience collected with seniors and society, then why do they fail in life. Stress, tension, poor health, failed relationship are their best buddies and with time they also lose self-esteem and confidence in life.

So, it is evident that logical intelligence can push your success graph to an extent, but saturate after a point. Is intelligence really the panacea for all your tensions and miseries. My answer is yes, intelligence appended with emotions and feelings. It is called emotional intelligence.

What is emotional intelligence

Emotional intelligence is the ability to become aware of the emotions, create and access the emotions and manage our emotional wealth to encourage our personal, professional and spiritual growth. The benefit is if you are completely aware of your emotions and control your actions and reactions, you can easily self-motivate and motivate everyone around, developing a strong rapport and social skills with others and express compassion for others.

Twenty century displayed the substance of IQ (Intelligence Quotient), people character was judged on the basis of the intelligent quotient. In a layman language, the ability to become money spinner and accord every luxurious entity possible.

Various researches have suggested that it is a failed exercise. To lead a happy, prosperous and successful life emotional intelligence is required. Although intelligent quotient is measured under certain parameters mental age and chronological age, emotional intelligence has no such parameters and can be enhanced at any stage of life.

What are the benefits of EI

It is a false theory that emotional intelligence is only required in the social arena like developing a long-term quality relationship with others, but has a major role to play in every aspect of life. The crucial benefits of emotional intelligence are:-

Stress buster – During our emotional intelligence certification in conducted every year, we lay huge emphasis on explaining the importance of emotional intelligence in releasing stress, anxiety, and tension and achieving a better state of health.

Ability to handle failure and criticism positively – There are fewer praises and more criticism in life. An EI understands his strengths and the areas to work on. He takes failure and criticism just another step closer to success.

Once you know what miracles EI can do for you, your life will take a complete 180-degree turn.

It is a false theory that emotional intelligence certification is only required in a social arena like developing a long-term quality relationship with others

Regular Health & Personal Care

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Regular Health & Personal Care
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Health & Personal care has to be followed on a regular basis no matter what your age. It is not difficult to take care of your health and personal care when you are young and healthy. But the problem of health & personal care is important for the people who are old and cannot move around. You can either help them yourselves or have a professional home health aide and as a professional you first job will be providing personal care to the patients. One has to take care of a wide variety of tasks to make sure that the patients are healthy and safe.

Taking Care

The most important of tasks is bathing and one has to make sure that the patient is able to get into and out of the bathtub or shower. There are many products which are available for giving the patients the bath and in case they cannot go to the bathroom they should be given a sponge bath.   Toileting is the other important task and there are cases where that cannot get up from the bed, in such cases adult diapers etc are needed. Dental health of the person on bed is also important and one ahs to make sure that the patients are brushing their teeth and caring for their gums.

Variety of Products

There are many products related to health & personal care in the market and buying the right product for the right person is important. For this you need to a store which has a variety of products. www.HealthyandBeautytips.com is the ideal online store for buying health & personal care products. You can also buy many other products like Appetite Control & Suppressants, Bath Products, Creams & Moisturizers, Creams, Gels & Lotions, Masks, Medical Supplies & Equipment, Personal Care, Safer Sex Products, Sexual Wellness, Treatments & Masks, Vitamins & Dietary Supplements also from this online site.

Appetite Control & Suppressants- Natural Way

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Appetite Control
young teenager drinking water after exercise.

Appetite Control & Suppressants are good but learning how to control the appetite when losing or maintaining the weight can be a learning lesson in itself.  There are natural ways to train your appetite to reduce its self and this can be implemented as soon as possible and the other option of appetite control & suppressants can also be tried. Water is the most natural way to suppress hunger pangs. Drinking water is the best way to contain hunger pangs. You can fill yourself with 2 litres of water each day and you are on the right path to weight reduction success and healthier body.

Say No to other Types of Drinks

By consuming about 2 litres of water during the day you lose around 1.7 litres of water each day so you actually topping up what you have lost naturally. Feeding the body with other types of drinks is of no benefits to the body. Some people may find it difficult to consume water and that too around 2 litres of water. In such cases you can look at other products like green tea which can add towards your water intake. It will also provide you something that has more flavour than normal water and help you believe that you are drinking something other than water.

Eat Little

Eat little and often and have an eye on the amount of food you are eating actually through the day. Even if you are not making note of the food you are consuming at least make a mental note of it. It is not good to skip breakfasts or lunches through the day and eating the food for the day together in the evening or night. http://www.healthy-living-styles.com offers you the right tips on appetite control & suppressants and many other products like Bath Products, Creams & Moisturizers, Creams, Gels & Lotions, Health & Personal Care, Health Monitors, Masks, and Medical Supplies & Equipment etc.

Heidi Klum And Her Incredible Fitness Workouts

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Heidi Klum is a well known supermodel! Aged 41 years, she is known well for her glamorous appearances on the red carpet and Halloween parties that are truly outrageous. One thing you will note about this celebrity is her incredible fitness! You may wonder how.  Andrea Orbeck trains a lot of celebrities in fitness and Heidi Klum is one of them. On FitFusion, a series on fitness, she focuses on pregnancy. In the past Orbeck has worked with Klum and now shares fitness exercises with this well known super model. All the exercises are indeed the doable type!  Orbeck says that working out with the supermodel in the gym has been fun as if in a comedy television. Just as she appears to be, Heidi is engaging, charming and funny!  Orbeck has been a Canadian women’s bobsled team former member and focuses on a range of exercise routines right from dissolving fat, toning up muscles and cardio burning!  She believes that to maintain an overall healthy body, exercising daily is important besides which consuming the right food is also important.  Orbeck prefers nutritional foods instead of diet foods. You need to take proper rest, remain hydrated, exercise in a correct manner and compliment it with good eating habits. In the process, while you have strong muscles underneath, you will continue to remain doughy and soft on the outside. Foods to consume need to be clean foods, mainly fresh green vegetables, filled with tons of protein, low in saturated fat, contain no preservatives or hormones.

An interesting exercise routine has been designed by Orbeck for Klum with main focus on legs, abs and arm strength. Just a five pound dumbbell is enough to do the workouts. However, whichever weight preferred can be used. The Heidi Klum workout is a crash course containing a number of workout including overhead squats with jumping jacks, reverse lunge with kicks, tricep push-ups with mountain climbers, side-lying clams and side planks, side lunge with a reach and twist, reverse lunge with a backwards reach, high kick, forward lunge with a twist, bird dog exercise which is done on all fours, plank step with rotation, divebombers, rock groin stretch, reaching chair pose squat, T-raise pushup and Inch Worm. So if you have been looking for a simple and easy workout routine then this is one of the best celebrity workout by Orbeck you could try out towards a healthy and fit you!

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