An estimated 20 million Americans are believed to have kidney disease, with thousands more potentially at risk for developing kidney problems.1 Kidney damage doesn’t usually happen overnight. It is a steady process that occurs over several years as a result of some poor lifestyle choices and improper management of other[.....]
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease has been recognized as a silent, yet major, disease in developed countries. It starts with a simple fatty liver and gradually advances to fibrosis. The final stage is cirrhosis and liver failure. The symptoms are vague throughout the stages. But early detection can help reverse a fatty liver.
Brewer’s yeast, or Saccharomyces cerevisiae, is full of selenium. This mineral has anti-oxidative properties that can protect your cells from radical damage and ward off chronic disease. The potassium, calcium, and magnesium in yeast will even reduce hypertension in diabetics. Other types of yeast, like Saccharomyces boulardii, have probiotic effects. This means it can treat diarrhea, gut imbalance, and acne. Researchers have also found that a yeast protein may prevent nerve cell clumping, a factor of Parkinson’s disease.
Walking is the easiest way to increase your lifespan and stay healthy all of those years. As a moderate-intensity exercise, brisk walking every day for at least 30 minutes will reduce weight gain and inhibit multiple diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, dementia, and cardiac issues. Taking short walks in the midst of a busy day can improve your mood, boost your creativity, and reduce stress. Keep walking for a healthy mind and healthy body.
Our diet plays a vital role in controlling our blood sugar levels. The A1C test is a blood test based on the attachment of glucose to hemoglobin that provides data about a person’s average levels of blood glucose over a three-month period. The A1C test is the primary test used[.....]
With various nutritional and health benefits, different parts of the chironji (Buchanania lanzan) plant are widely used in Ayurvedic medicine. Chironji seeds, especially, are used as a replacement for almonds due to their high protein, good cholesterol, and low-calorie contents. They are also rich in dietary fibres, vitamin-B1, B2, C, and[.....]
Menopause is a phase dreaded by nearly all women from around the world, and it’s no surprise why. Along with severely ‘blue’ moods, hot flashes, and sleeplessness, comes the problem of putting on weight, especially near the stomach area. Certain women, however, experience a loss of weight as they transition[.....]
There are many reasons why you can still be hungry even after you eat. The food you eat may lack fiber, proteins, and fats, or you may be snacking on too many junk foods and gulping down soda. Losing weight can also be one of the reasons for you to feel hungrier than usual. You should also visit your doctor to make sure you are not suffering from diabetes, leptin resistance, or thyroid problems.
Pregnancy brings about a variety of changes in your body, habits, and behavior with every passing week. Some of these changes may also affect your taste buds which results in you picking up new, even strange food tastes.1 This change in tastebuds is called dysgeusia. Plenty of women start developing[.....]
Apple cider vinegar frequently appears on diet plans of the health conscious, with some suggesting it can help them with weight loss. Research has found that the vinegar can help lower body weight, cut waist circumference, improve satiety, and even reduce LDL cholesterol levels. Its antifungal and prebiotic properties open up a whole other world of possible applications for health.
As a diabetic, one way to complement your medications is to count the carbohydrates you eat. Keep track of what you eat daily and the types of nutrients you get. Regulating the level of carbohydrates can increase or decrease blood glucose levels, as required. Know how to recognize the foods that are good sources of carbs and get diabetes under your control.
Steroids have quite the reputation when it comes to side effects. Corticosteroids can cause indigestion and stomach pain, or even raise your blood sugar levels and your appetite. For some, it can even bring on mood changes and depression. For others, side effects like nosebleeds, headaches, or weight gain can make taking these medicines problematic. Find out what the differences are between side effects from topical steroid use, steroid tablets, steroid injections, steroid inhalers, and steroid nasal sprays.
Urinary tract infections are caused when microbes, especially bacteria, infect different parts of the urinary system by entering it through the urethra. Women are more prone to UTIs than men across all ages. This is because their urethra is short and close to their anus and vagina. Men usually develop UTIs when their prostate gets enlarged as it prevents the bladder from emptying fully. Pregnancy, old age, diabetes, and being sexually active increases your risk of UTIs.
Extra virgin olive oil, the essential oil, or the tasty olives – all of these are increasingly becoming a common part of our daily diet and lifestyle. But what about the leaves? Olive leaves have been used in traditional medicines to treat multiple conditions and, in general, for good health as[.....]
Numbness in the hands is a fairly common issue and usually one we ignore. Your hand may be numb right after you wake up simply because you've put too much pressure on it while sleeping. Sometimes, however, numbness in the hands may be a symptom of chronic conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome or diabetes. A host of other conditions such as systemic diseases and medication can also cause numbness in hands. It is important to find and address the underlying cause of the condition.
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