Did you know that 65 million adults in the US, with the age of 30 years and older have some form of gum disease? And that it can increase your risk of diabetes, osteoporosis, pneumonia, heart disease and cancer? Even more alarming is the fact that gum disease affects only a small part of the mouth so it is so easy to miss. There may be many unreported cases and its prevalence among the adults may be higher than estimated.
And the odds are, you have it too, you might not know it just yet.
The hard fact is gum disease is a silent killer and what you do not know can kill you. So let us take a deeper look at gum disease, its causes, its symptoms and prevention as well as treatments for advanced stages. Continue Reading
Heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the world. Cancer and stroke round out the top three. Heart disease includes conditions such as coronary artery disease, heart attack, cardiac arrest, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart diseases. The most common cause of heart disease is coronary artery disease (CAD), which is a blocked or narrowed coronary artery that supplies the heart with blood. Heart disease accounts for 40% of all U.S. deaths, more than all forms of cancer combined. Hence it becomes our utmost priority to look after our heart health. We can control our heart health easily by following some simple health rules daily. What we eat also helps us in maintaining a healthy heart.
Here are some life hacks that we can incorporate in our daily lives to have a healthy heart. Continue Reading
Millions of people are suffering from diabetes in the world. Everyday someone goes to clinic and find out that they have diabetes. According to many doctors, some people having diabetes are unaware that they are suffering from it. Diabetes symptoms can start appearing from an early stage due to higher-than-normal levels of glucose in blood. High blood glucose and low blood glucose are both extremely dangerous. Continue Reading
Allergies are a number of conditions caused by hypersensitivity of the immune system to something in the environment that usually causes little or no problem in most people. These diseases include hay fever, food allergies, atopic dermatitis, allergic asthma, and anaphylaxis. Symptoms may include red eyes, an itchy rash, runny nose, shortness of breath, or swelling. Food intolerances and food poisoning are separate conditions.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 50 million Americans have an allergy of some kind. Food allergies are estimated to affect 4 to 6 percent of children and 4 percent of adults. Continue Reading
There are thousands of different kinds of teas, each with their own individual appearance, taste and aroma. All types of tea come from the same basic plant, the Camellia Sinensis plant. The Camellia Sinensis plant is native to Asia, but is currently cultivated around the world in tropical and subtropical areas. With over 3,000 varieties, tea is the most consumed beverage in the world after water.
The differences between teas arise from processing, growing conditions, and geography and can be categorized into 4 major categories: white, green, oolong and black. Continue Reading
There are lot of factors in our lives that can have a negative effect on hair quality and growth, causing our hair to become weak, dry or lack luster, or even triggering hair loss. These factors can include genetics, age, nutrient deficiencies, stress, hormonal changes, poor circulation, thyroid problems and even over-brushing.
Here is a list of food items which are good and bad for your hair: Continue Reading
Most of the people may not think of caffeine as the most popular mood-altering drug in the world. Yet many of us depend on regular doses of 1,3,7 trimethylxanthine, the chemical name for a bitter white powder known as caffeine, to help wake us up, keep us alert and get us through the daily grind.
How caffeine works?
Throughout the day, your brain produces a neurotransmitter called adenosine. When it binds to adenosine receptors in your neurons, nerve activity in the brain slows down, and you start feeling drowsy. To a nerve cell, caffeine looks just like adenosine, which means caffeine can bind to a neuron’s adenosine receptor. When caffeine does this, actual adenosine can no longer bind to the neuron, which means the brain can’t get its “time to get drowsy” message. Because your brain isn’t getting adenosine, instead of slowing down, neural activity starts speeding up. Continue Reading
The Zika virus, first identified in Uganda in 1947, is transmitted by the same type of mosquito that carries dengue fever, yellow fever, and chikungunya virus. A mosquito bites an infected person and then passes those viruses to other people it bites. Outbreaks did not occur outside of Africa until 2007, when it spread to the South Pacific. Continue Reading
All of us know that smoking is injurious to health and can cause serious lung problems. But not many of us know that smoking affects other parts of our body too. Here is a list of some of the facts regarding smoking and its effects on human body.
With the flu season arrived it’s very easy to spot people sneezing or coughing around you. Whether you are at your school, college, office or even in a subway you will find the people suffering from a flu. No matter how hard you run away from them, you still get cold. So it is better to start taking proper precautions in order to stay away from the flu monster. Here are a few ways you can stay healthy during the time of flu. Continue Reading
Zika virus was first identified in 1947 in a rhesus monkey in Uganda, was first detected in humans in 1952. The virus made its way from Africa to Asia in the late 1960s to early 1980s, later making its way to South America and North America. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Zika virus to be a public health emergency, earlier this year.With Zika virus spreading through the Americas and rest of the world here are few facts that you should know. Continue Reading
In the earlier post, we mentioned that it’s important to talk with friends and family about anxiety. It helps in reducing the stress. By doing this you can calm yourself. Support from family and friends is important to the recovery process, but it is not the cure. Getting better takes hard work, mostly from the person with the disorder, and patience from everyone involved.
Here is a list of 10 Do’s and Don’ts that you can follow to help your loved one in recovering from anxiety. Continue Reading
In order to decrease the consumption of foods that may cause obesity, fat tax or surcharge is placed upon fattening food, beverages or on overweight individuals. In various studies it is found out that as the price of a food decreases, obesity increases. Ironically in the world today, the unhealthy food is way cheaper than the healthy one. In the United States of America, three states have exceeded 35% and 22 states have obesity rates above 30%, according to 2015 data. Continue Reading
Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by high blood sugar (glucose) levels that result from defects in insulin secretion, or its action, or both. Diabetes mellitus, commonly referred to as diabetes (as it will be in this article) was first identified as a disease associated with “sweet urine,” and excessive muscle loss in the ancient world. Elevated levels of blood glucose (hyperglycemia) lead to spillage of glucose into the urine, hence the term sweet urine.
Normally, blood glucose levels are tightly controlled by insulin, Continue Reading
We all are anxious or worried about somethings in our life. It can be money, job, relationships, our health, future, security, studies etc. Sometimes we are able to control this anxiety easily. But there are times when the pressure inside us keeps on growing and it really messes up our minds. Sometimes we blame ourselves for this and frustrate ourselves. In anxiety disorder a person starts to fear from a problem or a thing which is not present at that time. This fear makes a person believe that he/she needs to protect themselves. This often leads a person to get trapped into other unusual problems.