*..Drinking cranberry juice can be effective in preventing Urinary tract infections.* Think it’s a heart attack? Call an ambulance, then chew one full strength (325mg) ASPIRIN tablet or else chew 4 low dose (81mg) ASPIRIN tablets. *..Supplementing blood pressure medicines with folate containing food materials or tablets has shown to reduce the likelihood of developing stroke in future. *.. A minimum of 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week or 20 -30 min every other day has shown to improve blood pressure in hypertensive patients. *.. Mindfulness: A popular meditation technique has shown to reduce levels of stress hormone levels known as Cortisol and help in increasing attention span. *.. Worsening of Anxiety, agitation, restlessness in a previously healthy individual may be due to an overactive thyroid gland. Consult your doctor about thyroid function test.

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Four fundamentals to lower blood pressure

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Four fundamentals to lower blood pressure

                            Four fundamentals to lower blood pressure Adopt four core lifestyle improvements which are proven to lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of stroke, heart disease, and other health problems. Together, these changes could bring mildly elevated blood pressure under control without medication—or allow you to stop or reduce current medications. Maintain a healthy weight. If you are overweight, every pound lost could lower systolic blood pressure (the upper number) by up to 1 millimeter of mercury (mm Hg). Losing 5% to 10% of your current weight will have a measurable effect on blood pressure. Aim for gradual but sustained weight loss based on a diet you enjoy. Exercise regularly. Guidelines call for a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week. A reasonable starting goal is 20 to 30 minutes every other day.  Eat a heart-healthy diet. A diet based on fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and reduce

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Dengue Fever

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Dengue Fever

What is Dengue Fever? Dengue fever also known as breakbone fever is an acute communicable disease caused by virus. Infectious Agent: Dengue virus (types 1,2,3,4) Vector/ Virus Carrier Dengue virus is spread by bite of mosquito Aedes aegyptii. Mode of Transmission Signs & Symptoms First 4 days High grade fever. Abdominal pain & Vomiting. Muscle pain/ joint pain/ Back pain/ Eye pain. Conjunctival Redness. 4th-7th Days Decrease in body temperature.  Unstable Blood Pressure.  Abdominal pain & Vomitting.  Decreasing Pulse Pressure.  Blood vomiting/ Red or Dark colour stools.  Pin point skin bleeding (petechiae)/ Bruising/ Nasal bleeding.   RED FLAG In few cases classical dengue fever may progress to Dengue Haemorrhagic fever which can cause BLEEDING from MULTIPLE SITES, WOSENING BP finally leading to SHOCK & DEATH.   SUSCEPTIBILITY & OCCURRENCE All persons are equally susceptible

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ASTHMA

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ASTHMA

ASTHMA What is Asthma? Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airway ( tubes that bring air into and out of an individual’s lungs.) It is the most common chronic disease in children. Symptoms Wheezing Coughing Tightness in the chest Fatigue         Causes While the exact cause of asthma is not known, it is thought that a variety of factors interacting with one another, early in life, result in the development of asthma. Parents with asthma Atopy Childhood respiratory infections Exposure to allergens or infections while the immune system is developing. Asthma Triggers               Diagnosing Asthma Based on: Medical history Troublesome cough, particularly at night Awakened by coughing Coughing or wheezing after physical activity Breathing problems during particular seasons Coughing, wheezing, or chest tigh

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Tips

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Tips

  TAKING A STATIN? Don't use it as an excuse to slack off on your diet. Some people gain weight and eat more fat after starting a statin, falsely believing that the pill is mightier than the diet. It isn't.   HEART- HEALTHY DIET   Eating to protect your heart also helps protect you from diabetes and many cancers. Basic elements of a healthy diet include lots of plant-based foods like fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains; modest servings of lean protein, like fish and poultry.   EASE INTO EXERCISE   No pill can possibly give you the same benefits as regular exercise. And your exercise doesn't have to be daunting. If exercise isn't part of your day, start out with a 5-minute walk each day. Then ease into longer strolls. If walking is painful, try swimming or cycling.   MEMORIZE THE WARNING SIGNS OF A STROKE   The acronym FAST can help. F: Face drooping. Can the person smile? Is the smile uneven? A: Arm weakn

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Yoga

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Yoga

Yoga – Benefits Beyond the Mat Yoga, an ancient practice and meditation, has become increasingly popular in today’s busy society. For many people, yoga provides a retreat from their chaotic and busy lives. This is true whether you’re practicing downward facing dog posture on a mat in your bedroom, in an ashram in India or even in New York City’s Times Square. Yoga provides many other mental and physical benefits. Some of these extend to the kitchen table. Types of Yoga There are many types of yoga. Hatha (a combination of many styles) is one of the most popular styles. It is a more physical type of yoga rather than a still, meditative form. Hatha yoga focuses on pranayamas (breath-controlled exercises). These are followed by a series of asanas (yoga postures), which end with savasana (a resting period). The goal during yoga practice is to challenge yourself physically, but not to feel overwhelmed. At this “edge,” the focus is on your breath while your mind is ac

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