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5 Foods That May Actually Be Spiking Your Blood Pressure

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High blood pressure is a worldwide phenomenon that is leading to more individuals developing cardiovascular diseases daily. It can also lead to the development of noncardiovascular diseases such as kidney failure or even brain damage. The unfortunate thing with high blood pressure, however, is that it usually progresses without any symptoms until the damage is already done. Because of this, it is important to know your blood pressure and take the necessary steps to get it under control. One approach to getting your hypertension under control is watching what you consume. While there are certain foods that you can consume » » » [Read more]

Heat Stroke

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The summer season has started. High ambient temperatures with humidity can have various effects on the body, the most common of which are due to heat injuries and dehydration. The most serious among these conditions is heat stroke. What is heat stroke? Classic heat stroke is also known as Severe Hyperthermia. The usual body’s temperature ranges between 36.0C to 37.5C. When the body’s temperature reaches more than 37.5C, it is called hyperthermia. It is called severe hyperthermia if the body’s core temperature reaches 40.0C. Hyperthermia is not equivalent to fever. Hyperthermia is the elevation of the body’s core temperature that » » » [Read more]

How Stress Affects Your Body

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Stress had never been considered as detrimental as it is today. In the early days, it was stress that invoked a ‘fight or flight’ response and kept our ancestors safe from wild dangers. Now, the same stress is posing a risk of harm to the human body. It has been recognized as the No. 1 proxy killer disease by the esteemed American Medical Association. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have addressed the perils of workplace stress in the American Industry that claims an estimated $300 billion annually.

Computer Imaging in Knee Replacement

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This post talks about both the aspects of computer imaging in knee replacement. Additionally, it also talks about the future of this technique – how its role is expected to evolve even further in the coming years. With the help of this information, you can set your expectations as to when you may encounter computer imaging during your knee replacement journey.

World Diabetes Day 2017

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Between 1980 and 2014, the number of people with diabetes increased from 108 million to 422 million. This infographic from Study Medicine Europe takes you through the reasons behind these incredible numbers and looks at what we can do to reduce the number of deaths related to diabetes. In 2015, around 1.6 million deaths were caused by diabetes and this figure is expected to double by 2030. Interestingly about 90%-95% of people with diabetes have type 2, and this can be prevented or delayed by lifestyle changes. There is then another issue with prediabetes, and as many as 1 in » » » [Read more]

Understanding Brain Infections

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WHAT ARE BRAIN INFECTIONS? Brain infections are caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, or parasites. These infectious agents cause inflammation of the affected brain area. Other parts of the Central Nervous System, such as the Spinal Cord, are often included in the infection. Depending on the location of the infection, different names are given to the diseases. BRAIN INFECTIONS Meningitis is the inflammation of the meninges, or the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. Causes: – Bacteria – Fungi (e.g. Cryptococcus) – Tuberculosis – Virus Encephalitis involves inflammation of the brain substance itself. Causes: – Infection from a virus » » » [Read more]

How Screen Time Is Affecting Our Health

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The problem with digital screens is that they emit blue light. Blue light can cause eye strain (prevalent in 91% of adults between the ages of 18-39), damage the retina, and lead to long-term vision problems like cataracts and macular degeneration. Screen time also causes difficulties with sleeping since blue light mimics daylight, which then reduces the amount of melatonin we release. More than 80% of adults use digital screens in the hour before they go to bed, which is problematic. Increased screen time is also linked to some other health conditions, from obesity to diabetes. A study of 50,000 » » » [Read more]

A Comprehensive Overview of Foot Problems

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Foot problems for some people are nothing more than an occasional annoyance that equates to not wearing a favorite pair of shoes for a few days, but for others, foot problems are to the extreme of making the process of walking impossible. Apparently, the feet are depended on daily and forced to endure a tremendous amount of strain yet most people give little or no thought to what happens if foot problems were to develop until it happens. Importance of Proper Foot Care Just as a person goes through a regimen of skincare, hair care, eating, and exercising, the feet » » » [Read more]