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Thursday, August 13th, 2009 | Author:

I think this is the right time to take Swine Flu seriously and fight it hard before it conquers our world. According to the authorities, one third of the population will be infected with Swine Flu Virus in next 2 years. All of us must have got dozens of mails regarding Swine Flu but many of us might not have taken it seriously. Remember, if we get infected with this virus then we will be like an Atom Bomb for the people near by us. Let’s make sure that we follow the points listed below to ensure that we are safe, healthy, happy and delightful:

  1. Wash your hands frequently: Use the antibacterial soaps to cleanse your hands. Wash them often, at least 15 seconds and rinse with running water.
  2. Get enough sleep:Try to get 8 hours of good sleep every night to keep your immune system in top flu-fighting shape.
  3. Keep hydrated: Drink 8 to10 glasses of water each day to flush toxins from your system and maintain good moisture and mucous production in your sinuses.
  4. Boost your immune system: Keeping your body strong, nourished, and ready to fight infection is important in flu prevention. So stick with whole grains, colorful vegetables, and vitamin-rich fruits.
  5. Keep informed: The government is taking necessary steps to prevent the pandemic and periodically release guidelines to keep the pandemic away. Please make sure to keep up to date on the information and act in a calm manner.
  6. Avoid alcohol: Apart from being a mood depressant, alcohol is an immune suppressant that can actually decrease your resistance to viral infections like swine flu. So stay away from alcoholic drinks so that your immune system may be strong.
  7. Be physically active: Moderate exercise can support the immune system by increasing circulation and oxygenating the body. For example brisk walking for 30-40 minutes 3-4 times a week will significantly perk up your immunity.
  8. Keep away from sick people: Flu virus spreads when particles dispersed into the air through a cough or sneeze reachs someone else’s nose. So if you have to be around someone who is sick, try to stay a few feet away from them and especially, avoid physical contact.
  9. Know when to get help: Consult your doctor if you have a cough and fever and follow their instructions, including taking medicine as prescribed.
  10. Avoid crowded areas: Try to avoid unnecessary trips outside. Moreover, avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
  11. Eat Herbs: Eat clove, tulsi leaves, raw garlic flake daily.

We all want a Healthy World.

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Monday, June 22nd, 2009 | Author:

Migraine being a ubiquitous disease has become the talk of the world. Although it’s not a fatal disorder but there’s always a thump-thump of heart during dreadful onset of Migraine and one can’t put up with his pain.

As we know ‘longer the pain been establish the harder it is to abolish’ so, before migraine becomes writing of your wall its better to cease it there.

By virtue of paying more attention to work people deprive themselves from a proper recreation excessive hours, which causes physical stress such as prolonged exertion especially when it’s combined with muscle bending and scooping. Physical stress caused by lack of sleep and emotional stress (failed personal relationship effect the patient adversely is an irrefutable truth) and exposure to extreme heat or cold also may trigger the initial or subsequent severe attacks of Migraine. Alteration in the life style or elimination of the cause may bring improvement. In such cases patient should zero in on the special relaxation technique such as Yoga and Hypnosis.

A slight change in eating habits will vamp up the condition of the patient. Certain food stuffs like chocolate, citrus fruits, fatty foods (esp. Pork), alcohol, tea, coffee, cheese and other dairy products should be pared down. Missing out a meal on regular basis may bring on an attack. So its good not to alter meal with snacks as a stitch in time saves nine.

The patient of cervical spondylosis should keep a vigil as it is responsible for making migraine worse, which could be treated my immobilizing the neck in a collar. Migraine may occur primarily on Saturday or Sunday morning, staying in bed longer. This is so called letup headache and hence waking routine should not be altered. Person should be careful during hot and dry weather as it may effect adversely, patient should also avoid stuffy airless atmosphere such as in Pubs or Theaters especially when it is polluted by cigarette smoke. It’s also suggested to avoid imminent excessive bright light. During attack its worth while taking a pain killer such as Paracetamol or soluble aspirin and should relax in bed inside a dark ventilated room and should try to sleep again. The lowest pillow should be kept under the shoulders so that head, neck and upper trunk remain in straight line.

If one feels running against visual upset, numbness, vertigo etc. during work then the vasoactive drugs such as Migril, Cafergot or Lingraine should be taken before headache comes. If the person see about in early attacks, there is poor absorption of food and drug and X-Ray confirms that the movement of stomach walls ceases it’s essential not to make light of this warning and treatment should be started as soon as possible. Anti vomiting drug like Metaclopramide could be a good option in this high and dry situation.

Yet taking such precautions all the time is a Herculean task but one who wants to live on velvet, must abide by the precaution measures because one just can’t yield under pressure rather has to knock out for better treatment, then why not to play safe?

Sunday, May 03rd, 2009 | Author:

We know that, “drug for Asthma are not perfect” perhaps, no drugs are. Yet the patient of Asthma desire to live a normal and active life. Asthma is a fatal disease and living with it is rather stiff, but patient under treatment and self effort can come down and this satanic disease can be brought under.

Asthma is an allergy prone disease so; asthmatics should come at the value of their sleeping and eating habits. They should do without milk, yeast, eggs, fish and citrus fruits. Patient can’t bear with canned food as it contains benzoic acid and sulphur dioxide (preservatives), orange squash or any other orange drink should also be avoided because it comprises tartrazine (an edible yellow dye) which can run out the situation too.

Asthma is a disease of urbanization so; second handed smoke such as barbeque flames in restaurant, pubs and parties should be avoided. Patient must use mask while traveling via an open vehicle. Perfumes and deodorants especially in the aerosol container, projects a fuzz of perfume into the air also causes allergy.

Dust mites (a microscopic creature) , is the most troublesome allergen which makes this bleak disease worst. These mites are most abundantly found in bedroom, bathroom and also love to live in the heave of cloths, cottons, feathers and hair. Asthmatics should try to keep their selves away from these mites. Washing the bed sheet and cleaning the house will not get you rid from this diabolic creature (for asthmatics). Vacuum cleaners are very much efficient of disposing the mites off. If we excuse the texture, nylon bed sheet and pillow stuffed with synthetic fibre would be a better choice. Mattresses should be covered by plastic covers. A pillow with polystyrene granules must be there in the bedroom of the patient as it takes the shapes of the body and help the patient to relax while panting, puffing or asthmatic wheezing.

Above all, the most inevitable thing is to pay more heed upon the breathing habits. When the patient is feeling more anxious, breathing slowly and deeply can help. To avoid asthmatic wheezing every time, asthmatics can help their selves by an autogenic relaxation method, which involves a very slow repetition of calming phrases – “My arms are heavy and warm and my breathing is steady and slow”, for this, one can take help of the experts.

Muscular exercise could be very much beneficial for the asthmatics among which swimming is the best. An inhalation of bronchodilator drug (Sodium cromoglycate) is also very helpful before muscular exercise. The best way to cope up with the stressful situation is to take your mind away from what is worrying you.

You might be thinking , “its easier say than done”, but, Asthma is a fatal disease and it’s better to fight and live a normal life instead of leaving yourself in the lap of this Satan.