Allergy reactions are
hypersensitivity of the immune system to some substances present in the
environment. These substances which cause allergic reactions are known as
allergens. When an individual comes in contact with the allergens (causes of allergy), the allergic
reactions occur. The reactions include hay fever, food allergies, atopic
dermatitis, allergic asthma, and anaphylaxis. Symptoms which appear after
allergic reactions are red eyes, an itchy rash, sneezing, a runny nose,
shortness of breath, or swelling. One can get rid of an allergy reaction by
eliminating the causes of allergy from
These are the most common things
which trigger an allergic reaction: –
Dust mites- these are microscopic things which are seen by microscope only. They cause an allergic reaction. The allergic reaction is treated with nasal sprays, antihistamines, or decongestants. Prevention methods are as follows are-
Put dust mite covers over the bedding
Prefer using hypoallergenic pillows
Wash bed sheets and sofa covers weekly in hot water
Keep all areas of your home, especially the bedroom, free of stuff that collects dust, such as stuffed animals, curtains, and carpet.
Mold- molds are tiny fungi with spores that are present in the air like pollen. They born in damp areas such as basements or bathrooms and piles of leaves or grass. The person when comes in contact with molds they experience sneezing, congestion, itchy and watery eyes, runny nose, and coughing. Treatment is similar to dust mite’s treatment. Preventive methods are-
Avoid mold and eliminate such things from your house that encourage their growth.
don’t keep plants inside because soil can hold the molds
while raking leaves in the fall, wear a mask
Animal dander and cockroaches- dander are flecks of skin shed by cats, dogs, and even birds. Dander triggers allergies. Some people also react to the proteins from oil glands in an animal’s skin or proteins from an animal’s saliva. It may take two years or more to develop an allergy like this. It may make you experience symptoms including sneezing, congestion, and itchy and watery eyes. Prevention methods are
Stay away from animals that cause allergies.
wash your pet every week
There are some medications like antihistamines, decongestants, and nasal steroids to help. Immunotherapy might also help.
If you have cockroaches’ allergies, be sure to keep trash in closed containers and take it out of your home promptly.
Insect sting- if something stung you and you are having an allergic reaction to it. Stay away insects like bees, fire ants, yellow jackets, hornets, and wasps. After the sting from these insects, you can experience pain, swelling, and redness and heat around the sting site. These symptoms can last for a few days. Sometimes people get a dangerous, full-body reaction called anaphylaxis, which needs emergency treatment of allergies. Symptoms of anaphylaxis are as follows-
swelling around the face, eyelids, ears, mouth, hands or feet
feeling dizzy or passing out
belly cramps, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
If you are
allergic to insects:
keep insecticide handy, always wear shoes outdoors, and stay from outdoor garbage
Avoid wearing bright colored clothes and using scented cosmetics
Talk to your doctor about allergy shots, and they help prevent anaphylaxis.
Try to remove the stinger of the insect. Take an oral antihistamine drug to reduce itching, swelling and hives
Try a pain reliever and use an icepack in order to reduce dull pain caused by the sting. Some people prefer taking corticosteroids to curb swelling and inflammation
are some foods which may cause an allergic reaction. Allergic reaction from
food happens just after a few minutes of eating that food. These allergies can
be severe and mild. Some people have a life-threatening anaphylactic response
from peanuts, so they must avoid peanut in their diet. Fish, shellfish, nuts, soybeans, wheat, milk,
and eggs are among the most common foods that cause allergies.
Latex- some people have an allergic reaction to latex such present in gloves, condoms, or other things. During the latex allergy reactions, these symptoms appear
teary, irritated eyes
It’s less common, but some people can
have anaphylaxis from latex. For the treatment of allergiesuse antihistamines. Preventive methods are staying away from latex
wear a bracelet that leads people to know you have a latex allergy
Consult your doctor immediately if you have an anaphylactic reaction and use an epinephrine auto-injector.
In most cases, vomiting will stop
without specific medical attention. The majority of cases are caused by a viral
infection and will get better on their own; hence, there is no need for medical
treatment of emesis. Also, one should
never use over the counter or prescription medications unless your health care
specialist has specifically prescribed them for treating a particular illness.
Today, there is such a wide spread of
food choices, at times, stomach flu, or fever, food poisoning becomes
unavoidable. One cannot always determine the freshness and cleanliness of food
available at grocery shops or other eateries. Bacteria or germs that can’t be
seen through naked eyes may act as a trigger and create a network of symptoms
that cause stomach discomfort and vomiting. Vomiting occurs as a reflex action
and most of the time, and it is not under our control. On consumption of
unwanted or infected food, the body’s defence system mechanism causes it to
throw out the undigested substances in the form of vomiting. Other bodily
changes often accompany puking or vomiting. Many individuals also witness a
fainting feeling before and during emesis. It is the sick feeling that
indicates the occurrence of vomiting, although, it does not necessarily mean
that you will vomit. The sick feeling could be a result of stress and tension.
Moving sickness is one of the causes of
emesis. Some people feel discomfort during long car drives and get a
feeling of nausea.
Overeating can be a cause of Vomiting
Other causes of emesis include acid reflux and excessive eating.
Unknowingly, some people consume food that is beyond the ability of their
stomach to digest it easily. Overeating can result in vomiting. Alcohol is
another cause since it is known to disrupt the natural lining if the gut, it
may cause massive uneasiness. Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia are
inherent causes of emesis. Those
who suffer from these ailments may forcefully vomit out the food consumed to
achieve a particular body image. Other than these, there are severe underlying
health conditions that may make you vomit. These medical threats include
migraines, appendicitis, tumours or other headaches. Antiemetic drugs
prescribed by a health care specialist may prevent vomiting and make you feel
better. Consult your health care professional to get one that suits your
Deep breathing works- Take a deep breath
through a nose that gets directly into your lungs. Make sure your abdomen
expands as your breath in. Exhale slowly through mouth or nose, relaxing the
belly after each breath. Repeat this deep breathing exercise several times. As
per research studies, deep breathing exercise activates the parasympathetic
nervous system, which keeps the biological response that leads to motion
sickness in check. Taking deep and controlled breaths helps you to get rid of
the anxiety that is common during sickness.
Ginger- Crush a piece of ginger
and add it in water. Add a teaspoon of honey to this and sip this solution
slowly throughout the day. Ginger has properties that can ease stomach
irritation and provide instant relief. Another simple yet effective way to
consume ginger is by making a fresh ginger tea. Add freshly grated ginger to
boiling water. Steep the water for ten minutes and strain before drinking.
Sugar and saltwater- Vomiting causes an
imbalance of various levels of salts in the body, including sodium, potassium,
etc. Drinking a mixture of salt and sugar in water has the potential to balance
the electrolyte levels into the normal range and allow effective functioning of
the body. The solution prevents dehydration and weakness of the body. The
solution is often called electoral and is extremely beneficial for kids. It
reduces the need for ant-emetic drugs.
Drink more fluids- If you are vomiting, it becomes critically important to drink plenty of fluids to help prevent dehydration. Even at times you vomit fluids back up. Sip fluids slowly because drinking fast or drinking too much may upset your stomach, which triggers you to vomit more. Fluids that help you keep dehydrated and also helps with nausea are:
Lemonade- A glass of water with lemons squeezed in it has essential
vitamins and minerals that act as an obstacle to vomiting and thus stop it
immediately. For added taste, you can add some honey into the solution.
Orange juice- Freshly prepared orange juice has essential vitamins,
minerals and essential nutrients that help bring the blood pressure levels in
the normal range. You can also consume oranges in for of salad. The citrus flavour
of fruit helps to avoid the feeling of nausea and vomiting.
Cloves- Sucking a piece of clove
can bring an immediate stop to vomiting. Cloves reduce the sensitivity of the
mouth and bring a change in your taste buds.
You might be aware of other side effects of alcohol, including kidney problem, liver impairment, lung damage, etc. but hardly thought about its impact on the sleep cycle of a human being. Read on to discover how and regular drinking can disrupt your sleep patterns and find out the solutions for sleeplessness.
When you had a long and busy day, a
drink or two helps you fall asleep. Alcohol might help you sleep, but many of
you would be unaware of the fact that even a small glass can affect the quality
of your sleep. Moreover, if you are drinking more than 14 units per week, you
may find you wake up with the feeling of tiredness and restlessness.
disrupts sleep cycle?
Do you think alcohol helps in sleep?
For some people, the answer is yes. Data suggests that nearly 15-20% of the
American population will prefer alcohol before sleep as they think it relaxes
the mind and makes you fall asleep. Many research studies revealed that whether
you have one or have many glasses of alcohol regularly, it will harm your body
or that way. Drinking frequently can hurt your sleep patterns, making you feel
tired and sluggish. When you consume an alcohol beverage, you may quickly and
deeply fall asleep. This is the reason why many people prefer drinking alcohol
before bed, and these include especially those who have insomnia or other sleep
disorders. People get low quality sleep following alcohol because:
It blocks REM sleep, which is believed to be the most
restorative type of sleep. You are likely to wake up weak and unfocused.
It can interrupt your circadian rhythm. Alcohol may affect
the production of certain chemicals in the body that are responsible for
triggering sleep, especially when you have a busy day or had enough sleep. When
you drink, the production of a sleep-inducing chemical in the brain starts
increasing, which cause you to sleep quickly. But it subsides very quickly,
which is is why you wake up with a feeling that you haven’t had rest.
It increases bathroom tour especially during the second half
of the night
Sleeping dis-ordered breathing and snoring is another risk in
These are some common side effects of alcohol if you get any of the problems highlighted above, talk to a physician for advice.
Many things can help you fall asleep
without alcohol. In the early era, people suggest going for meditation, music
and walk. Try the following solutions for sleeplessness:
Meditation: meditation is an Indian
Vedic remedy, which is now a day very popular in almost every part of the
world. It is focusing on breathing in and out. That will eventually help in
having a good sleep. Meditation relaxes the brain and cool down the body
temperature by giving a normal circulation of blood.
Music: there is nobody in the
world who don’t like or listen to music. According to a study, those who listen
can easily make their mind relax. Once the mind, or in a comfortable position,
it can make you fall asleep.
Reading: one of the oldest methods
to make one sleep. Nearly 40% of American are in the habit of reading at night.
When we read it to distract our mind and make it tired, and once our mind is tired,
it gives a signal to sleep.
Walk: late night or after
dinner walk is very important. It not only helps in digesting food, but it also
freshens up mind n relaxes it.
So, to have a happy heart and relax mind it not
necessary to take alcohol, but it is important to make certain changes in
lifestyle, which can eventually give you a better stress-free sleep.
About 25% of people with Type 2
diabetes have high blood pressure or hypertension. Now the question arises
diabetes and hypertension are related? The answer is YES!
Both are related. Let us first
understand what diabetes is? When blood sugar increases reason when the body
cannot use the glucose properly, or there is a problem with insulin level in
the blood called diabetes. Hypertension is directly or indirectly related to
diabetes. It is observed, that most of the people who have diabetes are also
suffering from hypertension, ultimately resulting in heart problems like stroke
blood circulation etc.
Diabetes affects arteries that cause
high blood pressure and if not treated on time can further make the patient
suffer to other medical conditions like heart attack, kidney failure, blood
vessel damage. The effects of diabetes can be reversed with the help of
Now, what should be the normal blood
pressure? Usually, it should be 120/80, and it varies from person to
person. But for a person with diabetes,
it should not exceed to 130/80. The first or top number is when your heart
squeezes and fills the vessel with blood that pressure is systolic pressure.
The second number is when your soul rest between the beat, fill itself with
blood for the next contraction that pressure is diastolic pressure.
Symptoms of Blood
Generally, there is no symptom, but
one should get regular check-up of blood pressure from the doctor and can keep
the records for future references.
Symptoms of Diabetes
Diabetes has many symptoms like
thirst, frequent urination fatigue, blurred vision, and increased hunger, even
genetic at time.
diabetes related to blood pressure?
When you have diabetes, there is a
99% chance that you have blood pressure or hypertension because, as mentioned
above, diabetes damages the arteries and affect the heart. In a study, it is
found that 3 out of 1 person is suffering from both hypertension and diabetes
both, which makes a deadly combination.
Three things increase blood pressure:
Increases the amount of fluid in the body
Change the way the body manages the insulin
Decreases the blood vessel ability to stretch
They co-exist because they have
similar risk factors like unhealthy diet, overweight or obesity, inactive
Lifestyle plays a very important role
in both diabetes and blood pressure, many times we don’t understand but our
work stress, bad eating habits, excessive tension, wakefulness, round the clock
working hours, no exercise can also make one suffer.
To avoid these sufferings, one needs
to make some lifestyle changes like weight loss, more emphasis on good eating
habits, avoid late night sleeping, etc. once the lifestyle is set, one can easily
control blood pressure and can get rid of the effects of diabetes.
of blood pressure and diabetes include:
Weight loss: obesity is the biggest enemies for any diseases nearly 40% of Americans suffer from obesity, and it is the first stage of being diabetic and experiencing uncontrolled blood pressure, so it is very important to reduce weight and lead to a healthy lifestyle.
Alcohol and smoking: Alcohol and smoking increase blood pressure, which is not good for the heart. Doctor advise to quit smoking and reduce alcohol to one or glass in a week.
Healthy diet: A good eating habit keeps the body happy and healthier. To reduce the effects of diabetes and control blood pressure, a healthy diet and super food should be there in the lifestyle.
for diabetes and blood pressure
Once a patient is diagnosed with diabetes and
blood pressure, they should quickly start medicinal treatment before it gets
worse. Diabetes medications
are for a lifetime. However, there are very few people who can recover from it
or can reduce the medicine intake. But exceptions are always there with the
determination and positive lifestyle one can fight the battle of diabetes and
blood pressure and can win also.
Today people are more aware of a
healthy diet, which will eventually result in good health and younger looking
skin. A healthy diet can do miracle, especially for those conscious about their
health and skin. Who doesn’t want to look young even in their 40’s and 50’s?
For healthy and more youthful skin, it is essential to take a healthy skin
diet. Here we are not discussing only food choices like salads, beans, etc. but
we are asking to add more of antioxidants to the diet so that they nourish the
skin deeply and give you the glow that you have had in your 20’s.
There are many advanced technologies
to make one look younger, but in the long term, it has a drastic impact on the
skin like a dark circle, patches, and wrinkles. Drinking water, consuming fresh
fruits and green leafy vegetables is the simplest way to boost your skin glow
and keep skin functioning at their best. Adding more vitamins, antioxidant, and
other superfoods can do wonder.
What are those super foods that need
to be added in your daily routine, have a look below?
Watermelon as the name suggests, it
contains more water which is known to be one of the highest sources of
hydration. The fruits also have lycopene, which can defend against skin aging
and to maintain the youthful glow in your skin. Watermelon is also enriched
with the goodness of vitamin C and K, calcium, magnesium, protein.
Pomegranate is rich in vitamin C. It
is an antioxidant which helps in protecting free radicals and promote healthy
Another antioxidant, Blueberries are
rich in vitamin C and K. If you are aging, then it’s the time to add a lot of
blueberries to your diet to provide healthy skin glow. They also reduce
pigmentation and aging symptoms like the fine line and dark spots, leaving a
It is an Indian culinary which has
many positive effects. Having turmeric with milk can give you radiant skin. The
natural herb has anti-inflammatory properties that help protect skin from
harmful rays of the sun.
Chia seeds are rich in omega 3
essential fatty acids that keep skin hydrated and breathable. Chia seed erases
blemish, soften wrinkles, and gives a healthy glow to the skin.
Antioxidants with a high content of
vitamin C, Tomatoes provide hydration to the skin. It is a citrus fruit which
contains lycopene helps in reducing wrinkles and other signs of aging.
Strawberries filter out the toxin
present in the body. Rich in vitamin C and helps reducing aging and provide
Citrus fruits like orange, lemon, and
grapes are the excellent source of antioxidants and rich in many essential
vitamins like C, k, and E. Adding citrus fruits to the diet can do wonders for
your skin. From reducing signs of aging to keeping it hydrated and fresh for a
long time, it is beneficial in every way.
Every day has a handful of soaked
almond, and you’re free from all your skin worries. Almonds are rich in vitamin
E and are considered a superfood that protects from sun damage. Nuts like
almonds can do wonder to your body as well. To help to maintain a healthy
weight, it is important to add enough nuts to your diet.
One of the best ways to keep hydrated
is to have green tea hot or cold any way you like. Green tea has vitamin b12
and polyphenols that are extremely beneficial in boosting the energy and
antioxidant removes wrinkles.
Garlic has the detoxification, antioxidant, and antibacterial properties that help protect skin from ageing effect. For best results, have 2 -3 cloves a day. This will help boost the immune system as well and fight from ageing.
A dream of beautiful and healthy skin can be fulfilled if one incorporates a healthy skin diet to their routine. Add these above-highlighted superfoods to the daily diet to look healthy, fresh, radiant, and glowing naturally. Follow these skin care tips to look young inside and out.
Your body is your closest ally and going to
stay with you the entire life, literally. So, you need to take the best care of
it. And the key mantras for a healthy and lean body remain the same – exercise
and diet. Who does not want a lean body? While a high-intensity regime may be
difficult, there are simple exercises which everyone can attempt. These
bodyweight exercises don’t require any equipment or gym memberships. Just some
free space and some willpower, and you are good to go.
We all know that daily exercise is good for
overall health. Here are some tips for weight loss and lean body that can help
you get in shape.
1. Plank: Plank helps strengthen the spine, and tones arms, upper body, and abs.
Place your body obliquely to the ground with arms straight out, shoulder width apart. Body weight is on palms and toes
Bend elbow and rest your weight on forearms
The body should be straight from shoulders to ankles
Hold the position
2. Push up: A wholesome exercise helps tones your upper body, arms, shoulders, and chest
Start in a plank position. The palms should point in the same direction as the body.
Hold your lower body and push your chest towards the floor. Hold it two inches above the floor
Attempt to keep your arms close to the body
Push the upper body back up
3. Side Planks: An excellent exercise for sides and glutes
Lay on your side with your forearm flat on the floor, elbow lined up directly under shoulder and both legs extended out in a line.
Feet can either be staggered or stacked
Lift your hips off the floor, forming a straight line from head to feet and hold
4. Squats: Squats helps strengthen the core, lower back and leg muscles
Keep your feet shoulder width apart. Stretch your arms forward
Bend the knees and lower your upper body as if trying to sit on a chair.
The lower legs should not protrude forward, and the spine should be as erect as possible
Hold the position for a second and stand back in normal position.
5. Lunges: A complete workout for the lower body including hips, glutes, quads, hamstrings, and core
Stand with feet hip-width apart.
Take a step forward with right leg, so the heel hits the floor
Lower the body until right thigh is parallel to the floor and right shin is vertical. Lightly tap the left knee to the ground
Drive back up to starting position and repeat on the other side.
6. Jumping jack: It is a cardio routine for overall toning of the body
Stand up with legs together, arms at sides
Jump and widen your legs and simultaneously stretch your arms above your head. Try to clap
Jump back in a standing position
Repeat with more pace
7. Butt kicks: This cardio move strengthens hamstrings and thighs
Start standing tall and bring one heel off the floor towards your hips, the opposite hand comes up towards your shoulder like running arms
8. Leg raise: It is extremely effective for your abs and hips
Lie on your back, legs straight and together.
Lift your legs to the ceiling making a 90-degree angle at the butt
Slowly lower your legs back down till they’re just above the floor. Hold for a moment.
Raise your legs back up.
9. Mountain climbing: This cardio routine is a full-body exercise for legs, arms, and abs
Start in plank position
Pull your right knee into your chest. Pull your abs in tighter
Switch and pull the left knee into chest using the same form. Simultaneously push your right leg back.
Continue to switch knees in “running” motion.
10. Glute bridge: A good exercise for hips, and core
Lie on the floor with knees bent, feet on the ground, and arms at sides with palms facing down.
Raise your hips off the ground by squeezing your core, glutes, and hamstrings. Upper back and shoulders should still be in contact with the ground. The core down to the knees should be in a straight line.
Hold for as long as possible and return to the starting position.
healthy body and mind can help to achieve many milestones, just follow the tips
for weight loss highlighted above.
Alzheimer is a neurological disease
which means loss of cognitive ability, diminished memory, dementia, and loss of
ability to work or to perform the simple task of life. People with Alzheimer’s
disease starts forgetting how to perform daily simple activities like eating,
cleaning, drinking, washing, and eventually lead to complete memory loss.
Consult neurologist to know the right treatment for
Alzheimer’s for your loved one.
People with an age group of 60-65 and
above are most likely to be affected by this brain disorder. There are no
specified causes of Alzheimer’s, but it can be due to loneliness, depression,
and old age. Over some time, the condition leads to dementia, decreased
thinking and working ability. In the medical world, there is no proper treatment
for Alzheimer’s; however, medications are there to slow down the progression of
the disease. But one can make certain effort to improve the Alzheimer condition
by including a healthy diet, right medication, meditation, yoga, making patient
social to the society can help the patient to recover gradually.
Remedies for Alzheimer’s
Meditation-Meditation is an old Indian Vedic process to cure many diseases. Alzheimer is one of them; it a method to relax the mind and get the feeling of peace. Meditation is a perfect exercise for the mind, and it helps the mind to create a new connection and restore the damage and reactivate the nervous system. Meditation boosts the brain towards positive sign like regaining the cognitive ability, help in restoring the old memories, provide peace and happiness, send a positive sign to the brain.
Healthy diet-A well-balanced diet is essential for a healthy and fit body. Once the body is physically fit, the brain start function well, enhancing our neurological system, thereby increasing the thinking ability. A healthy diet should include nuts, berries, and soaked almonds.
Exercise or workout-Exercise and workout release many happy hormones in the body and brain. It keeps one in shape as well as provide a positive sign to the brain.
Social or meeting people-Social involvement is always a good sign of a healthy brain. When we are happy, we want to be social, and when sad, we don’t feel like even hanging with our besties. But being socially active helps releases stress, relax mind, make you laugh, make you cry. Loneliness is the biggest illness once your mind is habitual of being alone; it starts making your body feel sick, tired, and grumpy. Being social make you feel happy, surrounded by people, is always joyful.
Avoid alcohol and tobacco-A study shows that excessive smoking and alcohol increases the risk of dementia, a type of Alzheimer. This reduces the blood supply to the brain. By reducing the intake of alcohol and smoking, one can increase the blood supply and provide an adequate amount of blood and oxygen to the brain, consequently letting it function optimally.
Absorbing sunshine-Sunshine is rich in vitamin D. Most of the people complain that they have pain in legs, their mind is not relaxed, they feel tiredness in the body; the reason is they don’t go in the sun. Means leaving your comfort level like couch bed and sitting in park bench is important. Vitamin d helps in reducing stress and protecting one from neurodegenerative disorder.
Aromatherapy-Therapy is good for the overall body. Aromatherapy comprises essential oils that help enhance well-being. People taking Aromatherapy are found more relaxed, calm and fresh, and these all things improves the thinking ability of a patient.
There are home remedies for Alzheimer’s disease, but above mention prevention is not the core solution to rely on. A patient should be given the treatment for Alzheimer’s along with these home remedies.
Alzheimer’s disease is a brain
disorder that progress with time and causes brain cells to degenerate and die.
Alzheimer’s disease is the starting phase of dementia, which is a continuous
decline in thinking, behavioural and social skills that interfere with the
person’s ability to function independently. The early signs of the Alzheimer’s include forgetting of recent events and
the disease slowly lead to severe memory impairment and lose the ability to
carry out everyday tasks. No treatment cures Alzheimer’s or alters the
progression of disease in the brain. But there are medicines for Alzheimer’s
to help stop the disease progression and restore brain function. People with
advanced stage Alzheimer’s experience complications from severe loss of brain
function- such as dehydration, malnutrition or infection- result in death.
Every individual with Alzheimer’s experience the disease differently, but
people tend to experience a similar disease pattern from the beginning of the
illness to its end. Some experts suggest a simple three-phase model (early,
moderate and end period), while others have found a granular breakdown to be a
more useful aid to understanding the progression of the illness.
Stages of Alzheimer’s disease-
Stage 1- it’s the stage where this disease is
not detectable, and no memory problems or the other signs
of Alzheimer’s are evident.
Stage 2- Very mild impairment
The elders may notice memory issues
that are minor or lose things around the house. The patient will be still good
on memory tests and loved ones or physicians will not detect the disease.
Stage 3- Mild Decline
At this stage, the family and friends
of the elders may notice the memory degeneration. Performance on memory tests
will degrade, and physicians will be able to detect cognitive function
Patient in stage 3 will have problems
in many ways, including:
the right word during conversations
names of few family and friends
material that one has just read
Losing or misplacing objects
Stage 4- Moderate Decline
In this stage of Alzheimer’s disease,
clear-cut signs of the Alzheimer’s
are apparent. People with stage four of Alzheimer’s disease:
difficulty with simple arithmetic
poor short-term memory which means one may not even recall what they ate for
During this stage of the disease,
individuals with Alzheimer’s need help with many simple daily activities. Alzheimer’s
patient in stage five of the disease may experience the following symptoms
recalling even your phone number
During this stage, people in stage five
maintain functionality, and they can do daily activities by themselves. They
typically can still bathe and toiled independently. They still know their
family members and some details about their personal histories, especially
their childhood and youth. This is the longest stage of the disease and can
last for many years. As the disease progress, the person with Alzheimer’s
disease will require a greater level of care.
Stage 6- Severe decline
People with this stage of Alzheimer’s need constant supervision and frequently professional help and care. They need to be adequately examined, and the symptoms of Alzheimer’swhich appear during this stage are as follows-
Confusion or unawareness of environment and surroundings
Inability to recognize familiar faces except for the closest friends and family
Inability to memorize details of personal history
Loss of bladder and bowel control
Significant personality changes and potential behavior problems
The need for assistance with simple activities such as toileting and bathing
Forgetting address and wandering
Stage 7- a Very severe decline
This is referred to as the final stage of
Alzheimer’s disease. This disease is a terminal illness, people in stage seven
are nearing death, and during this stage, people lose the ability to
communicate or respond to their environment. They are only able to utter some
words and phrases; they have no insight into their condition and need help with
all activities of daily living. In this stage of Alzheimer’s, people may lose
their ability to swallow. People at this stage become prone to infections,
especially pneumonia, and they experience changes in physical abilities. The
people in this stage require the constant presence of family near them to take
care of them.
Can smoking affect your sperm count? You may already know that smoking is bad for health, and it has been linked to an increased risk for many cancers, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease and number of other health problems. More recently, researchers have begun to explore the association between smoking and reproductive health. According to studies, smoking is one of the major causes of infertility. Kicking the bad habit followed by medicinal treatment may help. A variety of medicines to treat infertility are available that can be best used under the supervision of a doctor. Read below to learn more about the side effects of smoking.
Smoking & Infertility
Infertility defines as the inability
to achieve pregnancy even after a year of regular unprotected intercourse. Data
suggests that about 15% of all couples attempting to become parents face some
form of infertility issues. Although half of the cases of infertility are due
to female factors, Malefactors are the cause of approximately 30% of couples.
Moreover, In 20% of a couple, both male and female elements are responsible for
infertility. Studies revealed that male factor fertility plays a crucial in
about 50% of all couple who are facing some infertility problems. The toxins in
the cigarette not only hurt your lungs and respiratory tract but also take a
toll on your reproductive system functions. Data suggests that a semen analysis
shows the side effects of smoking,
which includes decreased sperm count, reduced sperm’s ability to swim (sperm
motility), and poor shaped sperm (poor sperm morphology). The effects of
smoking are stronger in infertile men and heavy smokers as compared to those
who don’t smoke. Studies also revealed a link between decreased IVF rates and
male smoking. Second-hand smoke can also affect the female partner’s fertility.
When a man smokes, he not only affecting his reproductive health but also
decreases her fertility.
Effects of smoking on semen analysis
Smoking has been shown to have a
great impact on semen analysis. Studies have shown a decrease in the quality of
semen. Many of you might be thinking how does smoking affect sperm. Men who
smoke have decreased sperm concentration, which defines as the number of sperm
found in a measured quantity of semen. Sperm motility is another aspect of
semen analysis, which refers to the swimming capabilities of the sperm. If the
sperms are not a good swimmer, they may find difficulty in reaching the egg,
which leads to fertilization. According to research studies, men who smoke are
found to experience a 13% decrease in sperm motility. Sperm morphology is also
defining the quality of sperm. The term morphology defines the shape of sperm.
Oddly shaped sperm can’t swim properly and may not be able to reach the egg
where fertilization takes place. Male smokers are believed to have fewer
healthy shaped sperm when compared to non-smokers. Some studies have also found that males
smokers have increased DNA fragmentation. DNA damaged sperm may give rise to problems
embryo development, increased miscarriage rates, fertilization, and embryo
implantation. A hormonal imbalance is most likely to happen in males who smoke,
which can affect fertility.
Does smoking cause infertility in
The decrease in sperm health, as mentioned above, may not be enough to cause infertility issues in men. A reduction in semen quality doesn’t always contribute to infertility. There are other causes of infertility in male smokers that need to be analysed. Studies connecting decreased pregnancy rates directly to male smoking are still unclear. It is believed that male smokers who are already suffering from mild infertility issues are more likely to experience serious problems associated with reproductive health. If your semen analysis report gives a slight hint of infertility, quitting smoking may help improve your fertility, and you will not need to have additional fertility treatment to get your fertility period back.
Toxins found in cigarette smoke is
the main culprit! Smoking exposes men to higher levels of compounds such as
lead, cadmium, and metals that are associated with decreased fertility by
clinical experts and scientists. Studies have found to have a high level of
lead in the semen of infertile male smokers as compared to both infertile and
fertile smokers. Moreover, men with significantly high exposure to smoke were
found to have higher levels of cadmium in their sperm. Zinc also plays a vital
role here. According to studies, male smokers who had lower levels of zinc in
their semen had reported poor sperm concentration and shape. Whereas in smokers
with normal zinc levels in semen, the degree of sperm concentration,
morphology, and motility are abnormality was less.
Smoking is strongly associated with an increased risk of erectile dysfunction. Many studies proved the correlation between smoking and erection problem in men. Quitting will no doubt improve your infertility issues; you can also try medicines to treat infertility to speed up the process.
No specific studies are looking at how long after quitting smoking, and your sperm quality may improve. However, medical experts and doctors suggest that it will take at least three months for sperm cells to reach maturity. Therefore, it is important to allow three months of recovery for improvement after kicking the bad habit.
Fresh fruits and vegetables are full
of antioxidants which may improve your respiratory system health and manage asthma. Aim to eat a
well-balanced diet that includes enough fish oil to help avoid asthma attacks.
Eat well to breathe well
It’s no secret that a well-balanced
diet keeps you overall healthy including your lungs. Eating the right foods
with the right amount of nutrients can provide you enough energy to stay active
throughout the day, supports your immune system to fight against infections and
disease. the right nutrients in your diet can help you breathe easier by
minimizing asthma symptoms. there is no specific diet for asthma, but
there are foods choices you can make to support your lung function following
the asthma medicines
recommended by your doctor.
How diet is related to Asthma?
it is believed that a good diet is a
crucial part of your overall asthma treatment. Being overweight or obese may
increase your risk of getting severe asthma, so it is important to improve your
dietary patterns and to maintain a healthy weight. Researchers suggest that
what you eat has a direct impact on your lung function and asthma. According to
various research studies, people who eat foods that are rich in vitamin C,
flavonoids, selenium, magnesium, beta carotene, and omega 3 fatty acids are
less likely to have asthma attacks. These foods have a high number of antioxidants
that helps protect skin cells from damage. Those who do not include enough
amount of colorful fruits and green vegetables in their diet are more likely to
experience poor lung function. Studies also suggest that those who eat more fruits
such as apple, grapes, tomatoes, and nuts are less likely to get asthma
for preventing asthma
As mentioned above, there is no
specific diet for asthma that your health care specialist r may recommend you
stop the progression of asthma. But it is always a good choice to pick healthy
and nutritious foods to avoid worsening of asthma. Create a healthy serving
plate Try at every meal, emphasizing more eating fresh fruits, green
vegetables, enough proteins, and vitamins to stay active through physical
activity. Follow these tips good to breathe well and avoid asthma
Eat Omega 3s- Include foods rich in omega
3 fatty acids, the essential fatty acids are majorly found in fish like tuna,
salmon, and sardines. Vegetarians can go with Plant sources such as flaxseeds
that are extremely beneficial for overall health. However, no evidence proves
the benefits of omega 3 fatty acids for asthma patients, but it’s still a good
choice to include in your diet.
Include more fruits and
vegetables in your diet- It is still not known what those specific fruits and
vegetables that might reduce asthma are, so the best advice is to add as much
as a wide variety of them.
Avoid high caloric food
Eating more calories that you may be able to burn contributes to weight gain.
This is bad not only for your general health but also for your asthma. Studies
suggest that obese people are more likely to experience severe asthma symptoms.
In the same studies, such people were found to take more medicines for asthma
and miss more work than people who maintain a healthy weight.
Do not consider trans fats
and omega 6 fatty acids- According to some research studies, eating trans fats and
omega 6 fatty acids may worsen asthma. Processed foods and margarine come under
these food categories. Such food can cause serious health condition such as
Say no to preservatives- Sulphites that are
generally used to keep food fresh and to inhibit the growth of old can trigger
temporary asthma symptoms such as coughing wheezing and breathing difficulties.
Sulfur dioxide produces by sulfites can irritate your lungs. However, the use
of sulphite in fruits and vegetables is no longer considered, but they are
still used in many processed foods dried fruits, canned wines, and other food
Keep an eye on food allergies- Many people have food
intolerances such as lactose intolerance, but these are not considered as true
allergies and rarely causes or worsen asthma symptoms. Very few people with
asthma have true food allergies to eggs, milk, peanuts, shellfish, and other
foods. If you have asthma, then exposing to even a small amount of food to
which you are allergic to can cause life-threatening symptoms such as shortness
of breath and severe wheezing that required immediate asthma medication.
asthma, it is always a good idea to consult your health care specialist before
making any crucial dietary changes. Depending on your asthma diagnosis, your
health care provider might give you specific dietary advice followed by medicines
for asthma to improve your condition and stop the disease progression.