Latest News: Deadly Chinese Coronavirus Pandemic with Treatment & Prevention

Here’s a look at every important point, you need to know about the new deadly Chinese coronavirus. This newly identified coronavirus has been spreading in China, and has now reached several other countries.

  1. Where did the Virus Come From?

Since the virus first popped up in Wuhan, China, in people who had visited a local seafood and animal market and the scientists say they originated from two kinds of snakes, the many-banded krait and the Chinese cobra.

 

  1. Can the virus spread from one person to another?

Yes! Coronavirus can spread between an infected person and others via:

  • the air (from viral particles from a cough or sneeze);
  • close person to person contact (touching or shaking hands);
  • through an object or surface with viral particles on it (then touching your mouth, nose or eyes); and
  • rarely from fecal contamination.

 

  1. How would this virus cause a pandemic?
    To become a pandemic, it needs to do three things: efficiently infect humans, replicate in humans and then spread easily among humans. But according to sources, Right now, this virus is spreading between humans in a limited manner, but they are still investigating.

 

  1. What are the symptoms of the new coronavirus?
    The main symptoms of the new coronavirus include fever, cough and difficulty breathing.  Despite sharing some symptoms that were similar to SARS virus, there are some important differences, such as the absence of upper respiratory tract symptoms like runny nose, sneezing and sore throat and intestinal symptoms like diarrhea.

 

  1. What is the Treatment for this Coronavirus Infection?
    There are no specific treatments for coronavirus infections and most people will recover on their own. So treatment involves rest and medication to relieve symptoms. If you are mildly sick, you should drink a lot of fluids and rest but if you are worried about your symptoms, you should see a healthcare provider, especially children, the elderly and the immunocompromised. Moreover, There is no vaccine for the new coronavirus but researchers at the U.S. National Institutes of Health confirmed they were in preliminary stages of developing one.

 

  1. How to Prevent the spread of the coronavirus?
    The Chinese government has stopped most of the travel to and from Wuhan as well as 12 other nearby cities, according to The New York Times. This “lockdown” affects about 35 million people, the Times reported.

 

  1. How can people protect themselves and others?
    You should avoid contact with sick people, avoid dead or alive animals, animal markets or products that come from animals such as uncooked meat. You should often wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Other steps to follow are: wearing a face mask, covering your coughs and sneezes and washing your hands.

 

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6 SHOCKING THINGS that Happen to Your Body in Theme Park Roller Coaster Rides

Roller coasters or any high velocity fun rides at your favourite theme park means fun and joy most of the times! But these rides place the human body in an unusual situation, and can have both physical and psychological effects on the body.

Generally these high speed theme park rides are incredibly safe from the point of view of serious accidents and injuries due to malfunction or equipment failure.

Now, lets start discussing on the 6 shocking things that happen to your body during a fun ride or a roller coaster ride.

#1.  The G-Forces: When you’re riding a roller coaster or any high-speed fun ride, your body is subjected to G-Forces (the “G” stands for “gravity”). There are many types of G-Forces like positive G-force or Negative G-force and each exerts a certain effect on our body.
Positive G-Force occurs when the roller coaster is heading down hills. If you’re going fast enough, the force can be enough to slow or even stop the flow of blood to your brain and eyes. In very extreme cases, this can cause a loss of color vision or even complete transient loss of vision, that is blackouts.


Negative G-Forces have the opposite effect, and occur when the ride goes up-hill at a speed, or plummets down a sudden drop. This has the opposite effect on your blood flow which can race towards your brain and making your hair stand on end! This can be fatal to people with pre-existing weaker blood vessels in the brain, medically called as an Aneurysm.

#2. That Sinking Feeling of Stomach or Organs Floating inside: Have you ever wondered why you get an unusual feeling of something inside your abdomen or stomach feeling light or floating inside when you are travelling downwards in a high speed fun-ride?
When you’re in freefall downwards, there is barely any gravitational force acting upon you. The individual parts of your body are no longer pushing on each other as they normally do – instead, they are effectively “floating” inside you, falling at their own rate. That sinking feeling in your stomach comes because there is less force acting upon it, and it suddenly feels very light. Many People complain of nausea, vomiting, dizziness or even stomach upsets after these rides.

#3. Rides that turn you Upside Down: Typically, most theme park rides that turn you upside down don’t do so for a long duration.  Why is this so? and what happens when you hang upside down on a height?


Our heart does not have the advantage of gravity in this situation. They are already beating faster when we’re on a fun ride, due to the excitement and fear that we experience!  For most people, especially the young, an increased heart-rate is not a problem. However, an increased heart rate can lead to an irregular heartbeat. This can be dangerous for those who, knowingly or not, have cardiovascular issues and an increased chance of suffering a heart attack if they ride a roller coaster.
But in upside down state, they have to work double, pumping blood upwards to our legs and feet. Blood can rush to our heads and brain, causing red faces. There’s nothing to worry about in normal individuals, but this can sometimes be fatal to people with pre-existing weaker blood vessels in the brain, medically called as an Aneurysm, as already discussed!

#4. Side to Side Jerks or the Lateral G-Forces: This causes your body to be jerked suddenly sideways. This might sometimes be painful due to strain on your muscles.  Very rarely whiplash injuries can happen due to multiple forces and jerks, specially if these rides are full of quick, sudden movements, and these can result in spinal traumas for some individuals. Typically, the effects of whiplash don’t show until a day or two after the individual leaves the ride, and consist of pain in the neck or back, as well as reduced mobility of the arms.

#5. Barotrauma and Ear Damage: Though rare, the change in air pressure that arises when traveling on a roller coaster can cause ear barotrauma, resulting in pain in one or both ears, due to a swelling of the ear canal. So!, people with pre-existing ear problems, Be cautious!

#6. Last but not the least: Psychological Problems! The very idea of a roller coaster can provoke a fight-or-flight scenario and adrenaline rush in in many individuals. This can cause increased sweating, increased heart rate and sometime arrhythmias, especially in people with pre-existing cardiovascular disease.

Stay Healthy!

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Diabetes signs and symptoms – Diagnose early and Prevent Complications

Early signs and symptoms of diabetes mellitus often go undetected and un-noticed because they may not seem that serious!  Picking up these at an early stage is the key to prevent the occurrence or the progress of diabetes mellitus and thus prevent complications.

In this post, We will look into the signs and symptoms of diabetes mellitus both in men and women.

Here, by Diabetes, I refer mostly to Type II Diabetes Mellitus unless otherwise specified. The signs and symptoms of diabetes are mostly due to an elevated levels of glucose in bood, which is medically known as hyperglycemia.

In type 1 diabetes, the symptoms can develop very quickly and significantly over the course of weeks or even days, specially in adolescents and young adults.

In Type 2 diabetes the symptoms tend to develop more slowly, usually over a period of months or years. It can also start from pre-diabetic stage. We have discussed some important basics of diabetes and the types of diabetes like the pre-diabetic stage in our previous posts.

Now!  lets list out the Signs and symptoms of diabetes one by one! Please watch these signs carefully till the end, because you can not only prevent and control diabetes easily but these are also very good indicators of your blood sugar levels for treatment.

We will first look into the EARLY SIGNS & SYMPTOMS of Diabetes or Undiagnosed diabetes.

  1. The 3 P’s of Diabetes: Poyldipsia, Polyphagia and Polyuria.

Polydipsia means excessive thirst or excess drinking of water. Polydipsia is one of the earliest signs of diabetes. Of course, first you have to rule out other causes like dehydration, profuse sweating or the effect of certain medications.

Polyphagia or hyperphagia means excessive hunger or increased appetite. If this is the only symptom you have, rule out other causes like intensive exercise, depression, anxiety, stress and hyperthyroidism.

Polyuria means excessive urination or production of abnormally large volumes of dilute urine – more than 3 litres a day compared to the normal daily urine output in adults of about one to two litres. Polyuria is one of the main symptoms of diabetes (both type 1 and type 2 diabetes) and can lead to severe dehydration, which if left untreated can affect kidney function.

  1. Fatigue or Extreme Tiredness that doesn’t disappear with rest or sleep can be an early symptom of diabetes. Of course you need to rule out other causes like lack of sleep and other diseases like anaemia, cancer and depression.

Symptoms of fatigue include:      – A lack of, or no energy, – Difficulty in carrying out simple everyday tasks, and – Feeling down or depressed.

  1. Unexplained weight loss that’s decrease in more than 5% of body weight that occurs unintentionally even without trying for it and can be an early warning sign of diabetes mellitus.
  2. Blurred Vision: This means loss of sharpness of vision and the inability to see fine details which can be one sided or bilateral. This has to be picked up and tested as early as possible and should never go untreated as it could be an indicator of another, more serious eye problem.
  3. Itching, specially around the genital area which is resistant to treatment with anti-allergic or antibiotics can be an indication of diabetes. Regular skin infections can also be a sign of diabetes like, bacterial infections in your eyelids, hair follicles, or even nails.
  4. Slow Healing of Cuts and Wounds can be a clue to pick up diabetes.
  5. Dizziness, Nausea and Vomitting can be some early symptoms of diabetes.

Now, Lets look into the symptoms of a well established or advanced diabetes. Apart from those we already discussed like the 3 P’s of diabetes, blurred vision, etc, the other symptoms are:

  1. Tingling or numbness in hands and feet.
  2. Erectile Dysfunction in men, like inability to achieve or maintain an erection. It can also be a symptom of many other health issues, including high blood pressure, stress, smoking, medication, etc.
  3. Urologic Issues like an overactive bladder and inability to control urination.
  4. Frequent or resistant urinary tract infections, which can lead to ascending infections to kidneys causing kidney infection medically known as pyelonephritis.
  5. Diabetes causes an increased risk for atherosclerosis or artery clogging which can lead to an increased incidence of cardiovascular disorders.
  6. Advanced Diabetes can affect every single organ in your body leading to many complication and multi-organ damages. We will discuss the complications of diabetes in another detailed episode.

Most of these signs and symptoms of diabetes are due reduced entry of glucose from the blood into cells to meet the energy needs of the body. You can check that detailed article on the basics of diabetes and the mechanism.

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Epilepsy Seizures or Fits: Causes, Diagnosis & First Aid Treatment

Hello friends and patients!

Today we will be discussing about Seizure disorder – in common man’s language called as Fits.

 

What is a seizure?

 

As we know that our brain is made up of nerve cells or neurons, and these neurons talk to each other through electrical signals.

 

Seizures happen if there is an abnormal, unregulated electrical discharge from the neurons leading to interruption of normal brain function.

 

A seizure typically causes altered awareness, abnormal sensations, focal involuntary movements, or convulsions.

 

About 2% of adults have a seizure at some time during their life. Two thirds of these people never have another one.

 

Symptoms of a seizure:

During a seizure or epileptic attack, a person may:

 

Fall down and start shaking

Become unconscious or confused

Usually after a few minutes, the nerve cells start to behave normally and the person returns to normal.

 

What causes a seizure?

 

In half of the cases the cause is unknown or idiopathic. But there are some known causes depending on the age of the person

 

If your first seizure happens before the age of 2, the cause is usually different than if your first seizure happens when you’re an adult.

 

If the first seizure happens before age 2, common causes are:

 

High fever that is known as febrile seizure

Problems with the body’s chemical balance, called metabolic disorders

A birth defect of the brain

Lack of oxygen during birth ie Hypoxia

Use of certain drugs by the mother during pregnancy

If the first seizure happens after age 18, common causes are:

 

Head injury

Stroke

Brain tumor

Alcohol withdrawal (ie after sudden stopping of alcohol consumption )

If you have had only 1 seizure , it is most often caused by:

 

Low blood levels of oxygen or sugar(hypoglycaemia)

Head injury

Prescription medicines

Lack of sleep

Brain infection (such as meningitis)

High fever

Cardiac arrhythmias

Seizures can be caused by flashing lights or video games (reflex epilepsy), but this is rare.

 

 

What happens during a seizure?

 

You may have symptoms before a seizure (called an aura). You may notice:

 

Strange smell

Strange taste

Feeling of déjà vu (a feeling like something happening right now has happened before)

You might get a  Feeling like you’re about to have a seizure

During a seizure, you aren’t aware of what’s going on and can’t talk or respond. However, you’re still breathing.

 

During a seizure, you may:

 

Fall down and start shaking all over or

Stare blankly or become confused

You may Go limp and pass out

You might Not be able to talk

You might Lose control of your bladder or bowels, causing you to urinate (pee) or have a bowel movement (poop)

After the seizure, you may  feel a little confused for an hour or two and have symptoms like:

 

Headache

Sore muscles

Feeling very weak and tired

 

 

What should you do when you see a person having seizure?

 

Some seizures are more dangerous than others. While there isn’t much you can do during a seizure to stop it, you can help protect the individual and provide assistance. 19 out of 20 seizures stop by themselves within 2-3 minutes although there can be a prolonged period of confusion afterwards. For seizures which last longer than 5 minutes, a call for an ambulance should be placed

 

Here are some things to be mindful of during a seizure.

 

Don’t panic—most seizures stop on their own in a minute or two

Keep the person away from things that could cause injury (such as stairs or sharp objects)

Loosen tight clothing around the person’s neck so that he can breathe properly

Roll the person onto one side as this will prevent aspiration of secretions into his lungs

Put a pillow under the person’s head

Stay with the person until the seizure is over and note the duration of the seizure

Call a doctor if seizure is not stopping after a few minutes.

Despite what you might have heard:

 

DONOT put a spoon or key or anything else in the person’s mouth

DONOT try to move the person.

DONOT try to hold the person’s tongue as these  will only cause harm to the patient rather than any benefit to the person.

 

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IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME – Diagnosis Symptoms and Treatment

Today’s article is on one of the most common digestive disorder – the irritable bowel syndrome. We will look into the signs and symptoms of IBS and discuss on the management or treatment of Irritable bowel syndrome.

 

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) ?

IBS is also known as spastic colon, irritable colon, mucous colitis, and spastic colitis.

It is one of the most common digestive tract disorder causing mild to moderate abdominal pain or discomfort associated with either loose stools or constipation. This means its of two types:

  1. Diarrhoea Type – IBS-D
  2. Constipation type – IBS-C

Remember IBS is different from IBD – which is inflammatory bowel disease like Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis. We will have a separate episode on that shortly.

IBS affects about 10 to 15% of the population and it is the most common disorder diagnosed by a gastroenterologists worldwide. IBS is a functional or motility disorder of the gastro intestinal tract, and there is no structural abnormality in IBS and all tests like endoscopy, xray, ultrasound, blood tests, stool tests are all normal in IBS.

What is the Cause for IBS?

As I told you, it’s a functional or motility disorder with no structural problems in the gastro intestinal tract or anywhere in the body. IBS is most common in the 20 to 40 year age group and more common in females.
The causes or the factors linked with IBS are:

  1. Stress, Anxiety, Depression and fear are most important psychological factors invariably common in patients with IBS.
  2. Improper sleep can be a trigger to IBS.
  3. Hormonal fluctuations specially in women during monthly cycles.
  4. Improper Diet specially high calorie meal like a fatty diet can trigger IBS.
  5. Use of laxatives can flare up IBS.
  6. For some people milk and diary products, wheat, chocolate, coffee, tea can flare up IBS.
  7. And sometimes, eating a meal too quickly can trigger IBS.

 

How do you diagnose and treat IBS?

Diagnosis is mainly based on symptoms: The symptoms vary in severity and duration from person to person and include:

  1. Abdominal Discomfort or Pain – often in lower abdomen, cramping in nature and relieved by defaecation.
  2. Diarrhoea or Constipation or both alternating constipation and diarrhoea.
  3. Feeling of passing motions soon after a meal or due to some fear or anxiety.
  4. Urgency to pass motions, straining to pass stools, feeling of incomplete evacuation even after passing motions daily.
  5. Passing mucus in stools,
  6. Gas and Bloating sensation.
  7. Fatigue or tiredness.
  8. Remember Whatever the Symptoms of IBS in day time, they hardly arouse the patient from sleep.

How to you Diagnose IBS?

This is is based on Romes criteria and also as I said earlier other structural or organic causes have to be ruled out with basic laboratory tests and colonoscopy  or endoscopy, ultrasonography , etc.

Romes Criteria:

The Rome criteria require the presence of Abdominal pain or discomfort for at least 1 day in a week in the last 3 months along with ≥ 2 of the following symptoms:

  • Pain that is related to defecation.
  • Pain is associated with a change in frequency of defecation.
  • Pain is associated with a change in consistency of stool.

Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome:

Unfortunately there is no permanent cure for IBS. However some diet and lifestyle changes can help you a lot. Medications can provide symptomatic relief specially if IBS is worse. Just follow some of these step I am gonna mention now.

  1. Eat smaller meals and eat only when hungry and stop when you are still hungry. Avoid foods that trigger IBS as already discussed. Also for constipation type IBS include lot of fiber in diet, whereas for diarrhoea type reduce the fiber containing foods.
  2. Include Probiotics in diet to help relieve gas and bloating. Probiotics are helpful bacteria and yeasts for your digestive system. Lactobacillus in yogurt is the most common probiotic.
  3. Increase physical activity and start exercising daily for atleast 30 minutes.
  4. Reduce Stress and anxiety – Laughter therapy may be very helpful like remembering or uttering your most funny comedy scene or line may instantly releieve anxiety. Just give it a try.
  5. Last resort is medications: these are mainly Anti-secretory Anti-spasmodic drugs like Hyoscine and Dicyclomine. Antidepressants to relieve anxiety and depression and improve sleep. Loperamide is specially useful if you have frequent loose stools.

 

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Male Pattern Baldness – Early Signs, Stages and Treatments

In Today’s article on hair loss, we will look into some important early warning signs to pick up male pattern baldness and start early treatment to prevent further hair loss or even reverse hair loss as early as possible. We will also help you locate your stage of hair loss on the commonly used international Norwoods scale and discuss on what hair loss treatment to use for that particular stage.

Lets begin!

Picking some early signs can certainly help you combat male pattern baldness either to stop further progression of hair loss or even reversing hair loss. And remember – Prevention is always better than Cure!  First of all, try to assess yourself whether you are prone to male pattern baldness or not by considering these important factors:

  1. Age: Male pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia can start at any age after puberty around the age of 15. Roughly, your risk to baldness is 20% in your twenties, 30% in your thirties, 40% in your forties ties and so on, that’s rising 10% for every decade of your life. Not only your age, but you have to watch out other factors too to deal with baldness prevention.
  2. Genetics: If you have a strong family history, you have to be double or triple cautious to apply preventive steps. And Hair loss, as discussed in my previous episodes – its polygenetic – meaning multiple genes are involved, from maternal side or paternal side or a combination. You might have to even look at your uncles from both sides to assess your risk.
  3. Other Factors like Stress, Smoking and Nutritional deficiencies are also important in adding that risk for baldness. So, if you want to save your hair, better be cautious of these habits and do not forget to read my previous important article on the bad habits that cause hair lossbad habits that cause hair loss.

 

Now! Lets look into the early warning signs of balding. We all know that balding can be a traumatic process for everyone. The one who is pretending to be cool with his baldness is a big liar. Well, the good news is by spotting the early warning signs of balding, you can start applying some preventative measures to secure your hair. Yes nothing is impossible!

So, how do I know whether I am going bald or will become bald? We use the International scale for staging of baldness in men – that’s called the Hamilton-Norwood Scale for androgenetic alopecia or the male pattern baldness. This scale is regularly used by doctors to assess the severity of baldness and depending on the stage of baldness, you have different treatment options and also it helps to assess whether this particular treatment option will be effective or not.

In this Norwood scale, the hair loss stages are described with a number ranging from 1 to 7 depending on the severity of hair loss.

Norwood Hair loss Stage 1: This type describes the least amount of hair loss with an adolescent type of hair line. You can consider this normal unless you have a family history of male pattern baldness.  If you have a family history closely monitor your hairline to determine if your hair loss develops into stage 2.  And No Treatment is necessary at this stage.

Norwood Hair loss Stage 2: This stage means a small amount of hair loss with progression to the adult type of hair line.  Here there is slight recession of hair line around the sides or temples.

Treatment for this stage: If you have family history, first consult a doctor to verify that your hair loss is caused by male pattern baldness. There is a good chance that, with treatment, you can regain most of your lost hair and prevent progression into stage 3. You can start with simple treatment like 2 percent minoxidil topical application at this stage or start rolling a 0.5mm derma roller once a week with or without minoxidil solution. You can check out my detailed derma roller article here.

Norwood Hair loss Stage 3: This stage describes a mild to moderate amount of hair loss. This is the earliest stage of hair loss considered cosmetically significant enough to be called “baldness” according to norwood scale. At this stage, most men show a deep bilaterally symmetrical recession of hairline at the temples that is sides, which are either completely void of hair or only sparsely covered with hair.  This resembles letter M, U, or V shape. The vertex figure here shows the additional thinning of the hair at the crown of the head.
This is the most important stage of norwood, because you must start treatment as early as possible to prevent progression into stage 3. Remember, The higher the stage, the more difficult the treatment is.

Treatment options at this stage: you may require a combination therapy like minoxidil 5 percent twice daily plus finasteride 1 mg tablet. This stage is stubborn for most people. If you are able to control or grow back hair at this stage, the baldness progression is generally slowed down in later part of your life.
Also the other treatment options you can consider at this stage are PRP and mesotherapy along with minoxidil. You can check out my detailed article and video on this PRP mesotherapy.

You can also consider Hair transplantation treatment at any stage from stage 3 onwards.

Norwood Hair loss Stage 4: This stage describes a moderate amount of hair loss. At this stage there is further deepening and recession at the front of the head as well as the temple areas. Hair loss at the crown is also prominent now and a thick bridge of hair will separate hair loss at the front of the scalp from that at the vertex or the crown of the head.  To differentiate this from stage 3, you can draw an imaginary vertical line tangential to the front margin of the ear. If hairloss crosses behind this line, then is stage 4.
Regarding the treatment options at this stage, there is no guarantee that using all the treatments including finasteride, minoxidil or a combination therapy will bring back all your lost hair. But the good news is if you start early treatment, the miniaturized hair will come back to normal and you can switch back to stage 3. You might have to use minoxidil in a higher concentration like 10 percent plus finasteride 1mg daily.  Please read my article on DHT and hair lossDHT and hair loss to understand this miniaturization and the mechanism of hair loss.

Treatment: You can also treat this stage with PRP and mesotherapy plus Stem cell therapy and consider hair transplant option at this stage too.

 

Norwood Hair loss Stage 5: this stage marks the beginning of severe degree hair loss. In this stage, there remains only a thin separation between the loss of hair at the hairline and the loss of hair at the crown, the band of hair between the two is much thinner and narrower. Hair loss at both the crown and the temporal regions are larger and more distinct.   The treatment options at this stage are same as that in stage 4.

 

Norwood Hair loss Stage 6: In this stage there is a large amount of hair loss. The bridge of hair that once separated the front of the head from the crown is now almost fully lost, only a few sparse strands may remain. The remaining hair now forms a horseshoe shape around the baldness concentrated in the center of the scalp. Hair loss on the sides of the head will also extend further at this stage.
At this level, a hair transplant may be the only option.

Norwood Hair loss Stage 7:  The most advanced stage of hair loss, Here, only a wreath of thin hair remains on the sides and back of the scalp. This stage has the least chance of regaining your hair with any treatment.

Switching back to an earlier stage with Treatment:

Yes this is possible with the treatments at every stage as discussed. Though these treatments will not restore a full head of hair, but these can certainly help one to climb back into a lesser stage of the Norwood scale. For example, with stage 6 hair loss, a reasonable outcome with treatment is a return back to stage 5 or even 4 if proper treatment is started.

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These 10 HABITS Can Damage Your Kidneys Badly

The kidneys are a pair of bean-shaped organs located one on each side of your lumbar spine. Normal kidneys filter about  half a cup of blood every minute, removing wastes and toxins Plus the extra water from the body to make urine.

Before I list out the 10 bad habits that can harm your kidneys , Please take as second to click on the Subscribe button and the bell button, so that you will get notified whenever we add any useful episode.

Now we will look into 10 Habits that can badly damage your kidneys and can sometimes lead to irreversible kidney failure.

10: NOT DRINKING ENOUGH WATER: Drinking 1.5 to 2 liters of water is a must for your kidneys to function properly and remove wastes and toxins from your blood. If you do not drink enough water, it may cause serious kidney issues including painful kidney stone disease.

9: TOO MUCH RED MEAT INTAKE: Over consumption of animal protein can create a lot of acid in your blood that can lead to acidosis. Animal meat specially Red Meat sources have toxins like ammonia and nitrogen. If you enjoy these too often in your diet, you’ll send your kidneys into overdrive as they try to filter the toxins. With time, this disorder may cause chronic kidney problems.  The recommended daily intake of protein is about 1-1.6 grams per kilogram of body weight.

8: OVER USE OF PAIN KILLER MEDICINES: Heavy or Regular overuse of Analgesics and Anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin or ibuprofen can result in kidney damage and even irreversible kidney failure.  Remember, even if you are suffering from severe pain, painkillers should only be taken for a short period of time and at the lowest possible dosage.

7: HOLDING YOUR NATURES CALL:  Yes, Holding your pee or Not emptying your bladder on time is one of the reasons for kidney disease. If you are doing this often and making a habit to resist the urge to pass urine, the urine remains stagnant in your bladder for a longer period, and this helps bacterial growth which can start multiplying and cause Urinary tract infections which can ascend up and damage your kidneys.

6: TOO MUCH or TOO LITTLE EXERCISE:  Working out at gym with weights too hard and too long can cause rhabdomyolysis, a condition when your muscles get injured and the dead muscle fibers in form of myoglobin is too high in your blood and when passes through kidneys can damage the kidneys.  This can lead to serious health complications including kidney failure.

5: TOO LITTLE ACTIVITY AND SITTING IN ONE PLACE: can impair renal function specially if you are a diabetic or hypertensive.

4: SMOKING AND ALCOHOL:  In addition of being a major risk factor for heart disease, Smoking is a risk factor for kidney disease as well. Too heavy alcohol consumption can also exert a tremendous pressure on the kidney function.

3: TOO MUCH SALT INTAKE: High levels of sodium in your diet, whether in the form of salt in your cooking or more commonly through hidden sources, are potentially problematic, especially if you have a tendency for hypertension.

2: SLEEP AND STRESS: Not sleeping well and Stress can be and aggravating factor for chronic kidney disease. Chronic sleep disorders can lead to atherosclerosis or the hardening and clogging of your arteries. This could lead to high blood pressure that can overload your kidneys and cause chronic kidney failure.

1: TOO MUCH DIET SODA: Studies have shown that over 3,000 women who drank 2 or more sodas every day had a significant decline in kidney function.

 

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Early Warning Signs of HEART FAILURE

In todays short episode we will look into picking up early signs and symptoms of heart failure and this knowledge  can be a life saver for your or your loved ones.

Well, Heart failure can be of two types:

  1. Chronic thats gradually progressing, or,
  2. Acute or Sudden Onset.

Picking up early signs and symptoms of heart failure is really important for starting treatment early and preventing complications and early death. These include:

  • Shortness of breath medically called Dyspnoea specially on excersion or when you lie down – that’s called orthopnea.
  • Easy Getting Tired or feeling weak.
  • Swelling in your legs, ankles and feet.
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat – you feel the palpitations.
  • Reduced ability to exercise.
  • Persistent cough or wheezing with white or pink blood-tinged sputum.
  • Increased need to urinate at night.
  • Swelling of your abdomen.
  • Sudden weight gain from fluid retention.
  • Lack of appetite and nausea.
  • Difficulty concentrating or decreased alertness.
  • Sudden, severe shortness of breath and coughing up pink, foamy mucus.
  • Chest pain if your heart failure is caused by a heart attack.

 

Ignoring these signs and symptoms may prove fatal. If you feel any of the above, please consult your doctor immediately.

 

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EARLY WARNING SIGNS OF DIABETES IN MEN | Prevent DM Type II

Early signs and symptoms of diabetes often go undetected or un noticed because they may not seem that serious. Here in this video, I am gonna educate you about these so that you can pickup diabetes early and start preventive measures. Here by Diabetes I refer to Diabetes Type II DM.

What Is Diabetes
Diabetes is a disease in which your body cannot produce enough insulin, cannot use insulin, or a mix of both. In diabetes, sugar levels in the blood go up. This can cause complications if left uncontrolled.

what are its hazards?
1. Diabetes raises the risk of cardiovascular disease and can cause problems with your eyes, skin, kidneys, and nervous system.
2. Erectile dysfunction and urologic issues are possible symptoms of diabetes in men.

Fortunately, many of these complications are preventable or treatable with awareness and attention to your health.
Early Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes
Some of the mildest early diabetes symptoms include:
• frequent urination (Polyurea)
• unusual fatigue (tiredness)
• blurring of vision
• weight loss, even without dieting
• tingling or numbness in hands and feet
Watch out for bacterial infections in your eyelids (styes), hair follicles (folliculitis), or fingernails or toenails. Additionally, make note of any stabbing/shooting pains in your hands and feet. All of these are signals that you may be experiencing complications from diabetes.
Diabetes Symptoms Specific in Men are
Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection. It can be a symptom of many health issues, including high blood pressure, stress, smoking, medication, kidney disease, and circulatory or nervous system conditions.
Retrograde Ejaculation
Men with diabetes can also face retrograde ejaculation. This results in some semen being released into the bladder. Symptoms may include noticeably less semen released during ejaculation.
Urologic Issues
Urologic issues can occur in men with diabetes due to diabetic nerve damage. These include an overactive bladder, inability to control urination, and urinary tract infections (UTIs).
Risk Factors in Men
Many factors can increase your risk for experiencing complications from diabetes, including:
• smoking
• being overweight
• avoiding physical activity
• having high blood pressure or high cholesterol
• being older than 40
Quitting or reducing smoking, exercising regularly, and maintaining a healthy weight are all highly effective ways to prevent the onset of diabetes.
I will discuss in detail about The Prevention and Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus in my next videos.
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So the Take home message:
You can still live well with diabetes. With healthy lifestyle behaviors and proper medications.

 

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