Diseases


Diabetes is a disorder that affects the way your body uses food for energy. Normally, the sugar you take in is digested and broken down to a simple sugar, known as glucose. The glucose then circulates in your blood where it waits to enter cells to be used as fuel. Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, helps move the glucose into cells. A healthy pancreas adjusts the amount of insulin based on the level of glucose. But, if you have diabetes, this process breaks down, and blood sugar levels become too high.

Diabetes is divided into two stages : Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes. Mostly   both of them have similar symptoms. No diabetes patients will be able to provide confirmation on which type of diabetes is associated with them until further medical examinations are carried out.

  • Type 1 diabetes happens when part of our immune system is acting against our body. We can say, it is an autoimmune disease. When our immune system starts to attack the beta cells that produce insulin, the production of insulin, which is the hormone that our body produces to reduce the amount of glucose in our bloodstream will decrease.Such circumstances will give rise to a spike in glucose level, indirectly leading towards diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes is normally caused by genetic and environmental factors. Some of the symptoms coincide with type 2 diabetes but most type 1 diabetes patients will have blurred vision, weight loss and lack of energy.

Although there is no clear cut treatment for the disease yet, patients may have to inject themselves with insulin in order to keep their blood sugar level at bay. Failure to do so may cause drowsiness and the patient might faint due to the glucose spike. There are of course other measures to be taken by the patient such as following a diabetic diet and frequent exercise.

  • Type 2 diabetes, is being caused by the inability of our body to use the amount of insulin produced effectively. Such a condition is what we call as an insulin resistant. Compared to type 1 diabetes, more time is needed for type 2 to develop but the current trend is showing that kids as young as 10 years old is starting to develop the disease.

Some of the symptoms are slow healing of wounds, frequent urination and the increase in likeliness of contracting common disease such as flu, cough and fever.

Medication may be required for the disease. Recommendations to prevent the disease include having balanced meals, frequent exercises and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Failure to prevent such a nasty disease may lead to a long period of suffering that the disease will cause.

Mostly teenagers start smoking. Some reasons behind that are given below. Let’s see why young people smoke:

1. To show himself mature - when teens see older people all around them smoking, especially their parents and relatives, they start smoking because they want to look like them.

2. To be like their friend - if their friends or peers smoke, they feel pressured into doing the same to be accepted.

3. To experiment - some teens start smoking because they want to experiment with something new or because of curiosity.

Adults smoke for other reasons:

1. Because of the stess and pressures

2. Because of economic and personal problems

They may be unemployed or working but not making enough money to take care of themselves and their families. They may be homeless, or they may be dealing with alcohol or cocaine/heroin addictions. All these people may smoke to feel relaxed or to give them energy while going through a hard time.

Finally, there are people who say they love to smoke. Smoking gives them pleasure and makes them feel good. Main reason behind that they want to hide their problems.

I think that Everyone who is addicted of smoking often reads the warning sign on the cigarette packet and does not pay attention to it but soon realizes that this disgusting addiction is clinical. You can read reasons to quit smoking here. You maybe do not believe but it is true, cigarettes contain these chemicals.

Cigarettes smoke contains more than four thousand different poisonous chemicals including chemicals used in toilet cleaners and rat poison. Approximate fifty of them cause cancer. This fact makes them the only legal product which can harm or even kill you.

  • List shows the most dangerous chemicals contained in cigarettes:

Nicotine: Very addictive deadly poison. Nicotine has very powerful effects on arteries throughout the body. Nicotine is a stimulant, speeding up the heart  with every cigarette; it raises Blood Pressure, and is a vasoconstrictor, making it harder for the heart to pump through the constricted arteries. It causes the body to release its stores of fat and cholesterol into the blood.

Benzene: Used as a solvent in fuel and in chemical manufacture (plastic, synthetic rubber, dyes). It is a known carcinogen and is associated with leukemia.

Formaldehyde: Chemical formula H2CO. A colorless liquid, highly poisonous, used to preserve dead bodies.

Ammonia: Found in dry cleaning fluids, bleach (toilet cleaner).

Acetone: Used as Nail polish remover and Paint thinner.

Arsenic: Arsenic and many of its compounds are especially potent poisons. Used as Rat poison.

Hydrogen Cyanide: Chemical formula of Hydrogen Cyanide is HCN. Gas chamber poison.

Cadmium: Cadmium is known to cause Cancer and occurs with Zinc ores. Cadmium is used largely in batteries and pigments. Example in plastic products.

Methane: A component of rocket fuel. Methane is a powerful Greenhouse gas produced both naturally and through human activities.

Carbon Monoxide: Same chemical that comes out of buses,cars, truks exhaust.

Is it the enough reasons to quit smoking today?

You should ask yourself this question: Why people smoke when they know how dangerous is it?

All children get ill from time to time, and it can be difficult to know when to seek help. From fever to chickenpox, you’ll find plenty of advice on common illnesses to help you through. We also look at behavioral problems such as bed wetting.

Some Childhood diseases :

  • Appendicitis
  • Common childhood diseases
  • Chickenpox
  • Croup
  • Diabetes in children
  • Epilepsy
  • Epileptic attacks
  • Erythema infectiosum
  • Febrile convulsions (febrile fits)
  • Foreskin contraction (phimosis)
  • Glandular fever
  • Glue ear (secretory otitis media)
  • Inflammation of middle ear (otitis media)
  • Influenza (flu)
  • Measles
  • Meningitis
  • Meningitis (cerebrospinal meningitis)
  • Mumps
  • Nettle rash (urticaria)
  • Osteomalacia and rickets (vitamin D deficiency)
  • Ringworm (tinea corporis)
  • Ringworm of the scalp (tinea capitis)
  • Scarlet fever
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Whooping cough
nail-problems,beauty issues

nail-problems,beauty issues

Your hand have the most important role in your life and in hand nail played very important role but sometimes people faces an infection of nail. Nail infection (fungus) occurs when microscopic fungi infect the surface under one or more of your toenails and fingernails. Often, people can have nail fungus without even realizing it.

You may have a nail fungal infection if one or more of your nails are:

1) Thickened
2) Dull
3) No luster and shine
4) Brittle
5) Ragged or crumbly
6) Distorted in shape
7) Dark colored

Nail fungus is more common among older adults, it also tends to affect men more than women and those with a family history of this infection.

Normally, your fingernails and toenails act as good barriers to the fungus. They help prevent the fungus from invading the nail.

A nail fungal infection may begin as a white or yellow spot under the tip of your fingernail or toenail. As the nail fungus spreads deeper into your nail, it may cause

your nail to discolor, thicken and develop crumbling edges – an unsightly and potentially painful problem.
An infection with nail fungus may be difficult to treat, and infections may recur.

Don’t let the nail fungus make you feel embarrassed. You can follow natural treatment for that:

1) You can walk in open-toed shoes.
2) You can swim and sunbathe bare feet.

Just like humans, pets can experience allergic reactions.Pets can feel allergic reactionn from almost any substance including food, insect bites, medications, vaccines and inhaled particles like dust or pollen. The immune (resistant) system is designed to protect the body from infection. A normally functioning system recognizes things that are “non-self” such as bacteria, viruses that enter or contact the body. The immune system processes the invaders to help prevent disease. In some instances, the immune system can overreact, causing mild to severe, life threatening disease, manifesting as an “allergic reaction”.

More serious reactions are :

- Difficulty breathing

- Choking

- Coughing

- Severe swelling or skin reactions

- Pain

- Eepression

- Anaphylactic shock
Diagnosis is based on history, symptoms, and examination findings. All allergic reactions should receive prompt medical treatment.

hair loss problem,women problem, men problem

hair loss problem,women problem, men problem

If you want to minimize your hair loss, the two nutrients that you have to make sure you have plenty of every day. These nutrients are Vitamin A and Vitamin B.

  • Vitamin A

Vitamin A is a key for developing healthy cells, tissues in the body, and reducing hair loss. Vitamin A deficiencies commonly cause thickening of the scalp, dry hair, and dandruff. Air pollution, smoking, extremely bright light, certain cholesterol-lowering drugs, laxatives, and aspirin are some known vitamin A inhibitors. Liver, fish oil, eggs, fortified milk, and red, yellow, and orange vegetables are good sources for vitamin A, as are some dark green leafy vegetables like spinach.

Sources of vitamin A:

Carrot
Milk
Beef
Egg substitute
Cheese
Papaya
Mango

  • Vitamin B

B-vitamins work interdependently and therefore all levels of B vitamins need to be sufficient in order to maintain proper health. Vitamins B-6, folic acid, biotin, and vitamin B-12 are all key components in maintaining healthy hemoglobin levels in the blood, which is the iron-containing portion of red-blood cells.
Hemoglobin’s primary function is to carry oxygen from the lungs to the tissues of the body, so if these vitamins were deficient in your body, then hair and skin would suffer.

Sources of vitamin B:

Mollusks
Liver
Haddock
Milk
Egg
Nuts
Green vegetables
Mushrooms
Meat
Enriched cereals
Pasta
Fish

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