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Walking Slowly, Dead Fast

Posted by Shisuka Friday, March 5, 2010 0 comments

Scientists from the institute of medical research in France, Inserm, found that older people and walked slowly almost three times more likely to die from heart disease and other causes compared with older age and run faster.

Alexis Elbaz, Research Director of Inserm told to Reuters Health that maintaining fitness in old age is important to help preserve life and muscle function",.

Study published by BMJ Journal has also shown, walking speed tests can be used to check the health of the elderly. Several previous studies correlated this slowly walk with an increased risk of death during a certain period, but did not show whether it was due to heart disease or other disorders.

Studies for five years, which was a series of Three Cities Study in France, involving over 3200 male and female healthy 65-85 year.  At the beginning of the study, in 1999, scientists assess the health of participants and calculate their speed while walking in the corridor.

Next five years, 209 participants died, 99 percent of cancer, heart disease 59, 53 due to infectious diseases and other causes. Overall mortality rate of almost seven percent.

The death rate in one-third of participants who walked at the latest (the man who walked 3.4 miles per hour or slower, and women who walk three miles per hour or slower) 44 percent higher than the other two-thirds of participants who walked more quickly.

Deaths from heart attack, stroke, and other related causes 2.9 times more common in one-third of participants who walked the walk slowly than the fastest. The increase in death rates from heart disease seen in men and women, not related to age or physical activity. Researchers found that there is no link between walking speed and other causes of death, including cancer.

Then, what is the connection between walking slowly and deaths due to heart disease? Possibility, expressed Elbaz, the same factors that increase the risk of heart disease such as hypertension and diabetes that also resulted in "silent stroke", makes people difficult to walk fast.

Resolve Snoring Through Natural Remedies

Posted by Shisuka Monday, March 1, 2010 0 comments

Apart from dreaming and frequent movements during the night, snoring is one of the activities that human body creates even when in deep sleep. It is a dysfunction in the body that is caused by certain mechanisms that seem to collide when the body is at its most relaxed state.

The muscles in the throat may partially close the air passage when they have become too relaxed. This obstruction coupled with the drive of wind that runs through this passage will result to vibrations we commonly know as snores.

Natural remedies for snoring are effective means of finding solutions. However, it must be considered that not all remedies can be very effective for all sorts of snoring causes. Thus, careful evaluation must be done before any assumption is made.

Weight loss and exercise issues
The general population is advised to maintain an ideal weight and body size. This is not simply to restrict us from enjoying the habits that we got so used to. But because this measure can greatly improve our health. One of the many benefits of maintaining an ideal weight is that it makes you less susceptible to risks involved in snoring.

Heavier individuals have heavier body mass. Thus, they have bulkier necks that contain excess muscles often causing obstructions during breathing. The throat can no longer accommodate extra tissues that may cause the blockages for the facilitation of normal breathing.

Improve your general lifestyle

Smokers and frequent drinkers are often more vulnerable to producing snores since the substances that they take encourage various body reactions that are well-suited for snoring.

Cigarettes can possibly modify the tissues of the respiratory tract in a way that the system is stripped off its protection from the harm of the chemicals found in cigars, tobaccos and cigarettes. Some studies say that the esophagus is lined with a specific type of cell that changes into another form once smoke from cigarettes pass through it. This will then induce the abnormal production of mucus that can add up to the obstructions.

Alcohol, on the other hand, can bring about relaxation on the muscles that further aggravate the condition. The muscles of the throat during sleep relax due to lack of control. This then creates the possibility that the muscles will interfere with the normal flow of air in and out of the lungs. Thus, the vibration that results to snores.

Change of sleep posture

The earliest method of reducing snores is by stitching a tennis ball on the pajama tops. This encourages the snorer to sleep on his side even when unconscious since the tennis ball is enough to remind him that sleeping on his back wont do any good. Realigning your body will help decrease the possibility of snoring since the tongue and the jaw will be kept from dropping back that cause blockages on the narrow air passage.

Most people advise of sleeping in a sideward posture to prevent the relaxed muscles to collapse. For snorers who can tolerate sleeping on their stomachs are much less susceptible to the likelihood of snoring since this posture is ideal for reducing the pressure on the airways.

Also, it is often advised that the your bed is elevated to 30 degrees since this height is known to lessen collapse of the tissues in the throat.

What cause bloody sperm

Posted by Shisuka Tuesday, February 23, 2010 0 comments

The color of normal sperm is pale gray, not red. If it is red, it is almost certain that the sperm mixed with blood. The problem is, why the sperm up with blood?

There are two possibilities if the sperm mixed with blood. First, due to inflammation of the prostate gland. Second, the outbreak of the small blood vessels caused by a strong contraction when the orgasm and ejaculation.
Strong contractions may occur if the patient received audio-visual stimuli through a communication via web cam, which then causes him to masturbate. Thus, it is understandable if it occurs at the small blood vessels rupture, causing bleeding.
However, this does not need to worry because the bleeding would not last long and many. Small blood vessels that rupture will be closed again and the bleeding stopped immediately.

Conversely, if there is inflammation of the prostate gland, you should have received treatment. Inflammation of prostate gland usually caused discomfort or maybe a little soreness at the time of ejaculation. If Prostate inflammation is happened too long, it will disrupt the fertility.

So, It should be known why there was blood mixed with sperm. If you ejaculate and still have problem with sperm bleeding, you should immediately consult a doctor.

The Dangers of Being Exposed to Cigar Smoke

Posted by Shisuka Wednesday, February 3, 2010 0 comments

We have all heard about the dangers of inhaling second hand smoke.  Many people wonder if the dangers of inhaling cigar smoke are just as dangerous, or more.  Unfortunately, it appears that being exposed to secondhand smoke from a lit cigar can be just as dangerous—or more—than regular cigarette smoke.

All secondhand smoke emitted by tobacco products are classified as environmental tobacco smoke.  Environmental tobacco smoke refers to all the secondhand smoke released from tobacco products that are lit, such as cigars or cigarettes.  Research indicates that the smoke from cigars and cigarettes releases many of the same types of irritants.  Both cigar and cigarette environmental tobacco smoke contain nicotine, carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide, and ammonia.  The environmental tobacco smoke from cigars and cigarettes also releases well-known carcinogens such as vinyl chlorine, benzene, arsenic, hydrocarbons, and nitrosamines.  Cigars, because of their size, usually release more environmental tobacco smoke than cigarettes.  Being around cigar smoke, then, can pose more of a health threat than inhaling secondhand smoke from a lit cigarette.

Even though both cigars and cigarettes release similarly toxic environmental tobacco smoke, there are some key differences between the two.  These differences are related to the very different ways that cigars and cigarettes are manufactured.  The production of cigars consists of a long process of fermentation and aging.  During the production and fermentation process, large amounts of carcinogens are produced.  Once a cigar has been fermented and aged, they are wrapped in a nonporous wrapper that keeps the cigar from burning too quickly.  The fermentation process and nonporous wrapper both contribute to the high concentrations of carcinogens in the smoke of a lit cigar.  When a cigar is lit, the carcinogenic compounds produced during the fermentation process are released.  The nonporous wrapper also contributes to an unclean burn that is high in carcinogens. 

Another reason why cigars produce greater amounts of carcinogens is in their girth and length.  Cigars are simply bigger than cigarettes.  Their size allows them to release much more smoke, and in turn, much higher concentrations of toxins and irritants. Also, cigars are designed to be smoked much more slowly than regular cigarettes, and cigar smokers are encouraged to take their time and enjoy the relaxing experience. This results in longer smoke times, and obviously, the creation of much more smoke. It is advised for all non-smokers to avoid areas where cigars are being smoked.  If you smoke cigars, make sure to do so in a well-ventilated area. 

Improve your Personal Life with Yoga

Posted by Shisuka Thursday, January 21, 2010 0 comments

Yoga is not an exercise it is a practice. Yoga is intended to redirect your entire body to make it all come together. Yoga works the mind combined with the body to make it fall into place, which helps one to improve personal overall life.  

Everyone needs a little help one time or another to get their health and thinking on track.  Practicing yoga brings the perfect out of all of us, teaching us to meditate and at the same time, helps relieve that awful stress. Along with helping to relieve stress, yoga strengthens our limbs, mind, refreshes us and even helps us lose weight. Our energy level will increase because we feel better.

When starting to practice Yoga take it slow and easy. Don’t force your body into the different postures all at once.  If you do more than your body says it can do, you could hurt yourself.  Like any exercise program, you need to go slow and stick with it.  You might not notice a difference right away but hang in there and it will come in time.
Don’t go out and buy all new exercising cloths just to practice yoga.  All you need is sweats and a comfortable loose fitting top.  Maybe after awhile you might want to buy a yoga mat but most gyms will furnish them. Wherever you are you can practice using a towel for the floor mat they work just as good. 

If you’re a person that can’t stand and if you are not flexible, this can be done in a chair.  So, stand or sit. You can become the person you’ve always wanted to be.  Make those muscles stronger and get that mind into shape along with feeling better and you’ll get to your goal.

Do you have allergies; the noise runs and your eyes water, you are congested, and just don’t feel good especially in the cold weather.  Practicing Yoga can help strengthen and balance the immune system with its slow breathing and posture.  The nervous system will relax and it calms down the virus.

Is it hard for you to fall to asleep or stay asleep?  Try laying on the bed or floor before crawling into bed.  This is a good time to practice meditating to relax.  Lay on your back with the palms up and start at your head.  Start with the head and relax it then the neck and on down slowly until you reach your feet.  Practice as often as possible and this one will help you sleep once you’ve relaxed the whole body.

You can practice Yoga at the office sitting at your desk, in the park anywhere you can meditate. When sitting in a chair twist from side to side, rotate your head side to side and to the front and back, put you arms above your head and stretch. While doing these movements in your chair as you relax shut your eyes and let all thoughts come in and go out. 

Stressed and need to learn how to breath slow and then sleep will come, Yoga can be useful for all ages from children to Grandma and Grandpa. The children can practice to strengthen the mind and body by standing beside you and Grandma and Grandpa can sit in the chair.  Strengthening and relaxing along with the meditating is good for everyone. It all gets easier to you.

Yoga can also be good for your heart. The heart will become stronger, Someone who suffers from epilepsy can benefit from practicing Yoga because it stimulates the brain; some people in a study that was taken says it decreased the amount of seizure’s they were experiencing. Yoga is known to help the mentally handicapped by relaxing their minds, letting them think well.

I’ve given you a few ideas on why a person might want to try practicing Yoga so go for it and enjoy

Calcium Suplement and Heart Health of Elderly Women

Posted by Shisuka Thursday, January 14, 2010 0 comments

Calcium supplements are one way to prevent damage due to osteoporosis. But when should we drink sufficient amount of calcium? When our bones are still growing,when we were young.
Calcium supplements that we drink after the elderly is not necessarily helpful, even detrimental,says a study.
Elderly women who used to drink calcium supplements to maintain bone strength have a higher risk of heart attack, said the researchers from New Zealand.
Researchers reminded of their findings is not a reference. But they also said that their findings on the highest risk of heart attack is useful for further learning.
The effect is beyond the benefits of bone obtained from calcium supplements," said the researchers led by Ian Reid of the University of Auckland in the British Medical Journal.
The study involved 1471 post menopausal women who are healthy, around 74-year-old, who also had participated in the study of the influence of calcium for bone density and fracture rate. Among them 732 people given calcium supplements, while another 739 given placebo. They continue to be observed for five years.
It can be seen that heart attacks are more common in those who were taking calcium supplements, in which 31 people of whom suffered a heart attack. while consumed higher among the placebo, only 21 people who experienced it, said the researchers.
The researchers also noted previous research which stated that taking calcium supplements can reduce the risk of heart disease, because the level of bad cholesterol in the blood decreases.
Allegedly, because calcium supplements increase blood calcium levels, this may trigger the formation of deposits in the arteries that cause heart attacks.
This new discovery "is not a conclusion, but offering the possibility that high calcium intake may have adverse effects on heart health," wrote the researchers.
"Currently, the bad effect must be balanced with the benefits of bone calcium, especially in elderly women," they concluded.

Bacteria in the Vagina harm your fetus

Posted by Shisuka Tuesday, January 12, 2010 0 comments

Are you pregnant women who experience vaginal discharge? You probably are experiencing bacterial vaginosis, which occurs when bacteria in the vagina is breeding excessively. The symptoms are discharge from the vagina that can be clear or colored, thick, or thin, and smelled fishy.
Vaginal infection could be a serious problem for prospective mothers. The existence of bacterial vaginosis (BV) in the early trimester of pregnancy had double the chance of miscarriage at the end of the second trimester, the researchers said.
BV is an inflammation of the vagina caused by bacteria Gordnerello vaginalis. This condition is known to increase the risk of premature birth. To examine the risk of miscarriage, Dr. Deborah B. Nelson and his colleagues at Temple runs the first session of pregnancy consultation at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. They were all young mothers who were undergoing first trimester of pregnancy, with gestational age averaged 10 weeks.
They all undergo BV test, and 40 percent of them (757 men) tested positive for BV infected, the group said in a medical journal Fertility and Sterility, November 2007.
At the end of the study is known, pregnant women with bacterial levels in the vagina have the highest chance 2.49 times more likely to have a miscarriage at 20 weeks of pregnancy than those whose lowest bacteria levels in the vagina.
"Clinically, it means that in addition to the possibility of premature birth, the existence of BV in high levels also associated with risk of miscarriage for pregnant women with no history of miscarriage before, "said Dr.Nelson.
"We usually do not do BV test to a pregnant mother whose lowest risk," he said. Medication also seems to be ineffective in reducing the risk of premature birth. "We do not know the benefits of taking medication, what can effectively reduce the risk of miscarriage in pregnant women with high levels of BV during pregnancy," he added.
It's good to conduct BV test in early trimester and handle them properly to reduce the risk of miscarriage, Dr.Nelson advice. This is mainly because the early treatment of BV may reduce the subsequent inflammation, which is actually the key factor of premature birth and miscarriage in pregnant women who have Bacterial Vaginosis.



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