Saturday, November 3, 2007


Other than physical appearance weight affects a person in many ways. This could be the overall quality of life, self-esteem, depression, health risks, and physical incapabilities. There are a lot of positive changes once a person experience weight loss. It is for this reason why a lot of people are searching for a weight loss technique that will surely trim down those fats and get a super slim head turner body.

The first thing that an over-weight should do is seek a doctor to recommend the best weight loss regimen. This will be done after a full physical examination, which leads to the determination of proper weight loss technique. And to lose weight fast and effectively four aspects of life should be changed: what to eat, how to eat, behavior and activity level.

Here are fast tips that can change an over-weight's life:

First: Fast weight loss composes of a multi-faceted technique that consists mindset, exercise, and in other cases, diet supplements. Begin by learning a diet food plan that can easily be accustomed with. Incorporate an exercise plan that allows even at least fifteen minutes a day like brisk walking, running, swimming, and dancing.

Second: Set realistic approaches. The ability to focus and have proper mindset enables someone on a diet to quickly lose those extra pounds. With discipline and proper mind set, a dieter will never be discouraged and lose focus.

Third: Listen as the body speaks. Each and everyone's body metabolism reacts differently to different fast weight loss programs and plans. Try substituting one program for another to compensate the body's reaction. Exercise program must be suitable to one's body, as others are not able to exercise as rigorously as others can. If walking is all that can be done, then walk for this is proven the best exercise. Muscles burn more calories than fats so it's also best to put on a little muscle and looking good too.

Fourth: Eat more fibers for it makes a person full sooner and stays in the tummy longer, slowing down the rate of digestion. A single serving of whole grain bread moves fat through the digestive system faster. Grains turn into blood sugar that spikes the body's insulin level. Thus, making the body more energized and ready to tell the body when it should stop burning fats or start storing.

Fifth: Keep away from fried foods especially deep-fried as this contains a great amount of fat. Although fish and chicken appear leaner than beef, this white meat can contain more fat than when a beef is fried. It is recommended for those on strict diet to opt for grilled food as this does not have or contain less amount of fat after the food is cooked.

Sixth: Takes lots of fluid. Drinking at least six to eight glasses of water a day keeps the body refreshed. Since weight loss depends on how the body eliminates body wastes, the body must stay hydrated.

All in all, discipline and consistency is still the best practice and the key to a rapid weight loss success. Light dieting, workout, and right amount of supplementation applied in a regular way everyday will result in faster weight loss than having a massive action only to be followed a return to old habits as this would only lead to gaining more weight than when the weight loss plan has started.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


According to doctors and health practitioners, one should try to do at least 30 minutes of exercise daily in order to achieve good health. Exercise not only keeps us fit but also reduces the risk of many fatal diseases such as blood pressure and heart stroke. Exercise can be any form of physical activity such as walking, swimming or cycling.

Any activity that increases your heart rate and makes you slightly out of breath can be called exercise. Daily exercise can be a part of ones regular routine as well as something that one does in order to keep fit. Exercise can also be carried out in form of daily chores or any other activity that one likes.

In order to stay healthy and maintain better health, doctors recommend at least 30 minutes of daily exercise. 30 minutes is the minimum time to gain health benefits. However, one is not compelled to do all at once; it can be done in short periods with rest in between to avoid exertion.
Different Modes of Exercise

Exercise does not mean to exert yourself or forcefully do what you do not like. It can be an activity which you like and enjoy. It can range from walking to swimming to hiking or cycling. It can also be some household chore that you enjoy doing.

Exercise can be made more fun when it is carried out with some one else. A game of badminton or tennis could be played with a partner giving a healthy exercise to both.
Benefits of Daily Exercise

Daily exercise, besides providing many benefits, saves one from many illnesses and problems. Giving 30 minutes to daily exercise can not only lead to better health but also provide a short period of peace and recreation.

* It helps in reducing weight.
* It helps in keeping stress and depression away, as it is a good way to work out.
* Helps in burning extra calories and fats.
* The risk of heart diseases and angina is reduced with the help of exercise. Exercise is good for heart muscles and reduces risk factor.
* Exercise helps in maintaining normal blood pressure and cholesterol level.
* Regular exercise helps to prevent osteoporosis in women and strengthens the bones.
* Regular exercise is very effective in reducing the chance of colon (bowel) cancer as well as breast cancer in women.
* For older people it helps in maintaining their balance, especially if they exercise regularly.

Some benefits guide :

When you start planning an exercise, it is very important to keep in mind your health and age. If needed, you should also consult your doctor about which exercise suits you most and how you should do it.

* People suffering from heart diseases should ask their doctor before starting to minimize any risk.
* Some injury may occur due to repetitive use of the same exercise.
* If you have a joint or bone problem, you should stick to light exercise or consult a trainer.

In short, taking at least 30 minutes out of your life for exercise is very necessary, as exercise helps in maintaining your health as well as prevents many other problems. However, exercise should be done keeping in mind the problems you have previously faced and follow limits.

Thursday, September 20, 2007


Influenza (the flu) is caused by a highly contagious virus, which is spread by coughs and sneezes. Flu epidemics occur when there are minor changes in the nature of the virus so that more people are susceptible.

Pandemics (worldwide epidemics) occur when there are major changes in the virus, and can cause very many deaths. There are three types of flu virus – A, B and C. Influenza A is more likely to cause epidemics.

Flu symptoms
Flu symptoms develop one to three days after infection and include:

* High fever, chills and sweating
* Sore throat
* Weakness
* Headache and generalised muscle and joint pains (legs and back)
* A non-productive cough that can later become more severe and productive.

Flu versus the common cold
The flu is more than a bad cold.

* Cold symptoms last one to two days while the flu can last up to a week.
* The flu causes a high fever. A cold sometimes causes a mild fever.
* Muscular pains and shivering attacks occur with the flu but not with a cold.
* Colds cause a runny nose, while the flu usually starts with a dry sensation in the nose and throat.

Serious complications are rare
In a small proportion of cases, flu will lead to:

* Secondary bacterial pneumonia – occurs when bacteria invade the lungs. Symptoms include shortness of breath, green-yellow phlegm, chest pains and a temperature. Mortality rates are high but it is less lethal than primary influenza pneumonia.
* Primary influenza pneumonia – almost always results in death. Symptoms include difficulty breathing and blue discoloration of the skin (cyanosis).
* Inflammation of the brain or heart – can occur during recovery from the flu.
* Reye’s syndrome – leads to brain inflammation and liver degeneration and is fatal in between 10 and 40 per cent of cases. Children under 16 years should not be given any medication containing aspirin as it increases the risk of Reye’s syndrome.

People at risk of complications
Complications are more common among people with an underlying medical condition or reduced immunity. Flu can increase the risk of death or serious complications from the underlying disease.

Flu treatment
There are now specific antiviral drugs available, but their effectiveness is very limited. The recommended treatment for flu is:

* Stay in bed and rest until the temperature has been normal for 48 hours.
* Drink enough fluids to maintain normal urine output.
* Take paracetamol to control fever, aches and pains (adults can use aspirin). Early use of antiviral medication may shorten the length and severity of illness. Consult a doctor to discuss treatment.
* Avoid exposure to dust, alcohol, fumes and tobacco smoke as much as possible.

Consult a doctor if symptoms such as difficulty breathing, coughing up green-yellow phlegm or severe headache develop.

Flu immunisation is recommended for older and ‘at risk’ groups
Immunisation against the flu each year is recommended for:

* Everyone aged 65 years and older
* Koori and Torres Strait Islanders aged over 50
* Adults and children with chronic heart, lung or kidney disease or metabolic disorders such as diabetes
* Adults and children receiving immunosuppressive treatment (including long-term steroids)
* Residents in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities
* Persons with immune deficiency, including HIV
* People in contact with high-risk groups, including health care providers, staff of nursing homes and long-term care facilities, and anyone sharing a household with ‘at risk’ people including children six months or older.

In Australia, an annual influenza vaccine is recommended in March or April. Protection develops about two weeks after the injection and lasts for up to one year.

Where to get help

* Your doctor
* Your local Council
* Your local community health centre

Things to remember

* The flu is more than just a bad cold.
* Flu can occasionally lead to serious complications including death.
* Older and ‘at risk’ groups should be immunised every year against the flu.
* Protection after immunisation takes 10 to 14 days.

Saturday, August 18, 2007


Arthritis is actually not a disease; it is really a joint disorder. It literally means inflammation of the joints. It is derived from the Greek word Arthron, which means joint. It is actually a general term for a group of more than 100 diseases.

Inflammation is the body’s natural reaction fighting off various diseases. Inflammation can also be caused by injury, infection, autoimmune disease or the body’s own “wear and tear” (of joints) process. Inflammation that lasts for a long time can lead to tissue damage. Inflammation that does not go away or results in long term pain or deformity is considered arthritis.

In a healthy body, the joints care covered by a smooth spongy material called cartilage, which acts as a cushion between the joints, and allows the joints to move without pain. Each joint is enclosed in a fibrous casing called synovium. This synovium lining produces a synovial fluid which nourishes the joints and helps in limiting friction.

Ligaments connect the bones and keep the joints stable, while muscles and tendons support the joints enabling movement. In arthritis, the area in and around the joints becomes inflamed. This inflammation causes pain, stiffness in the joints and difficulty moving.

Arthritis occurs in both men and women, and can strike at any age; however it is more common in older people. Around 70 million or 1 in 3 Americans suffer from some form of arthritis, and it is a major cause of lost work time and a serious disability for many people. In people over the age of 55, women are more likely to suffer from osteoarthritis. This is the most common variety of arthritis in the U.S.
The Different Types Of Arthritis Include

* Osteoarthritis
* Fibromyalgia
* Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
* Osteoporosis
* Paget’s disease
* Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
* Rheumatoid Arthritis
* Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
* Gout
* Scleroderma
* Psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis
* Ankylosing spondylitis
* Reiter's syndrome/Reactive arthritis
* Adult Still's disease
* Tertiary Lyme disease
* Polymyalgia Rheumatica
* Pseudogout
* Raynaud's Phenomenon
* Repetitive Stress Injury
* Sjögren's Syndrome

These different types of arthritis mostly have causes that are unknown. Researchers however, believe that genetics (heredity) and lifestyle behaviors play an important part in the development of arthritis.

And though the exact cause of arthritis is not known, there are several risk factors. They include;

* Age
* Gender
* Obesity
* Work factors
* History of trauma
* Various genetic or metabolic diseases

As a person gets older, their risk of developing arthritis, especially osteoarthritis increases considerably. Older women in general tend to suffer more from arthritis than men. Being overweight also puts extra stress on various joints in the body, increasing the body’s natural wear and tear process, thus increasing the risk for developing arthritis. Jobs that require heavy lifting or repetitive movements causing stress and injury to joints also lead to arthritis.
People With Arthritis May Suffer From Some Or All Of The Following Symptoms;

* Joint pain or swelling
* Early morning stiffness
* Warmth around a joint
* Redness of skin around a joint
* Reduced ability to move a joint &
* Unexplainable weight loss, fever or weakness/fatigue that occurs with joint pain

Different types of arthritis have different symptoms and all the symptoms vary from person to person. Osteoarthritis does not generally cause any symptoms outside the joint.

To treat arthritis, treatment varies with each particular cause. It depends on firstly, how severe the arthritis is, then, which joints are affected, after that, to what degree the patient is affected and lastly the person, age, job and activities.

The goal of arthritis treatment is usually to provide pain relief and increase joint strength and mobility. Remember arthritis is not curable, but it can be treated effectively for one to go on and lead a healthy life.
Treatment Options For Arthritis Include;

* Medication – Medications reduces joint pain and swelling. NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), acetaminophen, aspirin, corticosteroids and other immunosuppressive drugs are used to ease the pain caused by arthritis.
* Exercise – Exercise is very important as it keeps the joints flexible. Simple stretching exercises can be extremely beneficial.
* Surgery – Surgery is usually the last resort. It is done to rebuild the joint (arthroplasty) or to replace the joint (total knee joint replacement) and help the person lead a more normal lifestyle. The decision to perform surgery is made when other alternatives, such as lifestyle changes and medications are no longer effective.
* Use of joint protection – Knee or elbow caps are often used by people to ease the pain and increase mobility.

If diagnosed early most types of arthritis can be managed, and the damage to joints minimized. Early treatment of arthritis manages both pain and disability. In rheumatoid arthritis for example, early aggressive treatment can prevent damage and disability in the long run. In some cases, simple modifications to daily activities can help ease the pain of arthritis.

Arthritis is not preventable, but you can take certain steps to reduce your risk for developing this disorder. They include;

* Maintaining a healthy weight.
* Exercising regularly.
* Using joint protection devices and techniques at work.
* And eating a healthy diet.

Friday, August 3, 2007


Baldness! scarry......,find the fact :,

One of the first practices to be adopted for individuals who wish to take care of their hair is the use of gentle hair products which may include mild or baby shampoos. The use of such simple and gentle products has an equally gentle effect, and it certainly goes a long way in preventing dryness of both the hair quality and the scalp regions.

The second practices to be adopted is the use of soft combs and brushes and use them carefully and gently. Here too, the use of soft brushes such as baby's brush allows the scalp and the hair to both remain soft and tender. The use of wide-toothed combs is recommended as compared to the thinly toothed, as it minimizes the loss of hair that is otherwise broken due to the use of hard and thin comb.

An important aspect for protecting the hair is the continuous use of hairnet, soft cap or turban while asleep. This particularly helps in protecting any weak hair from breaking or falling off as the head is constantly brushed against the pillow.

It is common for women as well as men to use hair-dryers (particularly when one is getting late for work every morning), and heaters to dry the wet hair. Various studies have proved that the excessive hair dryers and heaters for the hair not only weaken the hair, these practices also make the hair weaker in the long run.

As a result the weaker have the tendency to fall of or break at a pace faster than normal hair. Hence, it is suggested that the use of hair-dryers and heaters be minimized, if not eliminated altogether.

In similar context, it has also been observed that women as well as men make excessive use of hair rollers, and plaiting them to give the hair a curly look. Both the practice of plaiting as well as use of rollers significantly weaken the hair, and creates tendencies to break.

Health, though taking the last suggestion is not the least of important. As a correct and balanced diet can greatly help in strong and healthy hair growth, as well as prevent baldness. So are the factors of stress and use of alcohol, both of which too are found to have a detrimental affect on the healthy growth of hair, hence they must be minimized, if not totally eliminated.

Friday, July 20, 2007


The human body can last weeks without food, but only days without water. The body is made up of 55–75 per cent water. Water forms the basis of blood, digestive juices, urine and perspiration and is contained in lean muscle, fat and bones.

As the body can’t store water, we need fresh supplies every day to make up for losses from lungs, skin, urine and faeces. The amount we need depends on our metabolism, the weather, the food we eat and our activity levels.

Facts about water in our bodies
Some facts about our internal water supply:

* Body water is higher in men than in women and falls in both with age.
* Most mature adults lose about 2.5–3 litres of water per day. Water loss may be more in hot weather and with prolonged exercise.
* Elderly people lose about two litres per day.
* An air traveller can lose approximately 1.5 litres of water during a three-hour flight.
* Water loss needs to be replaced.
* Foods provide about one litre of fluid and the remainder must be obtained from drinks.

Water is needed for most body functions
Water is needed to:

* Maintain the health and integrity of every cell in the body.
* Keep the bloodstream liquid enough to flow through blood vessels.
* Help eliminate the by products of the body’s metabolism, excess electrolytes, for example sodium and potassium, and urea which is a waste product formed through the processing of dietary protein.
* Regulate body temperature through sweating.
* Keep mucous membranes moist, such as those of the lungs and mouth.
* Lubricate and cushion joints.
* Reduce the risk of cystitis by keeping the bladder clear of bacteria.
* Aid digestion and prevent constipation.
* Work as a moisturiser to improve the skin’s texture and appearance.
* Carry nutrients and oxygen to cells.
* Serve as a shock absorber inside the eyes, spinal cord and in the amniotic sac surrounding the foetus in pregnancy.

Water content in food
Most foods, even those that look hard and dry, contain water. The body can get about half of its water needs from food alone. The digestion process also produces water as a by-product and can provide around 10 per cent of the body’s water requirements. The rest must come from liquids.

Dehydration occurs when the water content of the body is too low. This is easily fixed by increasing fluid intake. Symptoms of dehydration include headaches, lethargy, mood changes and slow responses, dry nasal passages, dry or cracked lips, dark-coloured urine, weakness, tiredness, confusion and hallucinations. Eventually urination stops, the kidneys fail and the body can’t remove toxic waste products. In extreme cases, this may result in death.

Causes of dehydration include:

* Increased sweating due to hot weather, humidity, exercise or fever.
* Not drinking enough water.
* Insufficient signalling mechanisms in the elderly; sometimes they do not feel thirsty even though they may be dehydrated.
* Increased output of urine due to a hormone deficiency, diabetes, kidney disease or medications.
* Diarrhoea or vomiting.
* Recovering from burns.

When you need to increase fluids
If you regularly don’t drink enough water there is some increased risk of kidney stones and, in women, urinary tract infections. There is also limited evidence to suggest an increased risk for some cancers including bladder cancer and colon cancer. It can also lower your physical and mental performance and salivary gland function.

People who need more water in their diet include those who:

* Are on a high protein diet
* Are on a high fibre diet, as fluids help prevent constipation
* Are children
* Have an illness that causes vomiting or diarrhoea
* Are physically active
* Are exposed to warm or hot conditions.

Dehydration in elderly
Elderly people are often at risk of dehydration. This is due to:

* Changes to kidney function, which declines with age
* Hormonal changes
* Not feeling thirsty (because the mechanisms in the body that trigger thirst don’t work as well as we age)
* Medication (for example, diuretics and laxatives)
* Chronic illness
* Limited mobility.

Dehydration in babies and children
Children are susceptible to dehydration, particularly if they are ill. Vomiting, fever and diarrhoea can quickly dehydrate a baby. This can be a life-threatening condition. If you suspect dehydration, take the child immediately to the nearest hospital emergency department. Some of the symptoms of dehydration in a child include:

* Cold skin
* Lethargy
* Dry mouth
* Depressed fontanelle on the skull
* A blue tinge to the skin as the circulation slows.

Water intoxication (or hyponatremia)
Drinking too much water can also damage the body and cause hyponatremia. This is when sodium in the blood drops to a dangerously low level. Sodium is needed in muscle contraction and for sending nerve impulses. If too much water is consumed, the kidneys cannot excrete enough fluid. Water intoxication can lead to headaches, blurred vision, cramps (and eventually convulsions), swelling of the brain, coma and possibly death.

For water to reach toxic levels, you would have to consume many litres a day. Water intoxication is most common in people with particular diseases or mental illnesses (for example, in some cases of schizophrenia) and in infants who are fed infant formula that is too diluted.

Water and sports performance
Athletes should drink 500ml of water two hours before an event, and then 300–500ml every 30 minutes during the event. For smaller athletes exercising in mild conditions, less fluid may be needed. Well-trained athletes competing at high intensity in warm conditions may need more fluid.

Fluid retention
Many people believe that drinking water causes fluid retention. In fact, the opposite is true. Drinking water helps the body rid itself of excess sodium, which results in less fluid retention. The body will retain fluid if there is too little water in the cells. If the body receives enough water on a regular basis, there will be no need for it to conserve water and this will reduce fluid retention.

Recommended daily fluids
Approximately six to eight glasses (at least 150ml each) of a variety of fluids can be consumed each day. More than eight glasses may be needed for physically active people, children, people in hot or humid environments, and breastfeeding women (who need an extra 750–1,000ml per day). Less water may be needed for sedentary people, older people, people in a cold environment or people who eat a lot of high water content foods.

Sources of fluid
Fluids include fresh water and all other liquids like juice, soft drinks, coffee, tea, milk and soup. Fresh water is the best drink because it does not contain kilojoules and has fluoride that is good for the teeth. Milk is important (especially for children) and tea can be a source of antioxidants, which appear to protect against heart disease and cancer. Fresh fruit is preferable to fruit juice because it has more fibre and nutrients and less sugar; sweet drinks should be limited because they add calories without nutrient value.

Mineral water contains salt
Commercially bottled mineral water contains salt, which can lead to fluid retention and swelling and even increased blood pressure in susceptible people. Limit the amount of mineral water or choose low sodium varieties (less than 30mg sodium per 100ml).

Where to get help

* Your doctor
* In an emergency, the emergency department of the nearest hospital.

Things to remember

* Water is essential to most bodily functions.
* The body has no way to store water and needs fresh supplies every day.
* Dehydration is life threatening to a baby and requires urgent medical attention.
* It is recommended that you consume around eight glasses of water a day to prevent dehydration.

Monday, July 16, 2007


A healthy diet should include a good variety of nutritious foods. These include breads, pastas, fruits and vegetables. Eating breakfast is also an important part of a healthy diet.

Healthy diets contain a variety of foods
In general, we should all eat:

* A wide variety of nutritious foods
* Plenty of breads and cereals (particularly wholegrain), vegetables, legumes (such as chickpeas) and fruit
* Low salt foods, and use salt sparingly
* Small amounts of foods which contain added sugars.

Physical activity
A good balance between exercise and food intake is important, as this helps to maintain a healthy body weight. About 30 minutes of physical activity, such as walking, is recommended every day.

Keep fat to a minimum
Adult diets should be low in fat, especially saturated fat. Saturated fat, which is the predominant fat in animal products, is more easily deposited as fat tissue than unsaturated fats. Saturated fat can also be converted into cholesterol and cause blood cholesterol levels to rise.

Small amounts of polyunsaturated and mono-unsaturated fats may have some health benefits when they are part of a healthy diet. Polyunsaturated fats are generally thought to lower blood cholesterol levels. Polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish, are thought to have an anti-clotting effect on blood and may lower blood pressure.

Eat less high kilojoule foods
The total amount of energy-dense (high kilojoule) foods you eat may be as important as the total amount of fat in your diet. To reduce the energy density of your diet, you need to increase the amount of plant foods you eat. This will provide essential nutrients, help to make you feel ‘full’ and also reduce the amount of fat in your diet.

Eat foods rich in calcium and iron
It is important for all Australians to eat foods which contain iron and calcium. In particular:

* Calcium – is important for infants, women and girls.
* Iron – is important for women, girls, vegetarians and athletes.

Healthy diets for babies and children
Follow these guidelines to help encourage a healthy diet for your infant or child:

* Babies – encourage your baby to breastfeed for the first year of life. In most cases, breastfeeding should be the only source of food in the first six months. If you use formula, be careful not to overfeed or underfeed your baby.
* Sugar – children should eat only a small amount of foods that contain sugar.
* Low fat diets – these are not appropriate for infants and young children under two years of age. A diet low in fat, especially saturated fat, may be considered for older children.
* Drinks – infants and children should be encouraged to choose water as their preferred drink.

Don’t let children skip breakfast
Children who skip breakfast generally have below average nutrition. Their diets contain less:

* Calcium
* Iron
* Dietary fibre
* Vitamins such as riboflavin and niacin.

Skipping breakfast becomes more common as children get older. Some schools have introduced breakfast programs because they were concerned about children who skip breakfast. Children did better in school once the program was introduced.

Tips for easy breakfasts
Here are some easy-to-prepare, healthy breakfast ideas:

* Fresh fruit with wholegrain breakfast cereal and reduced fat milk. Toast with a thin spread of margarine (polyunsaturated or mono-unsaturated).
* Toast with cheese and tomato. Hot or cold reduced fat milk.
* Rolled oats with sultanas and reduced fat milk. Toast with a thin spread of margarine (polyunsaturated or mono-unsaturated). Orange juice.
* Baked beans on toast. Orange juice.

Things to remember

* Calcium and iron are important nutrients in our diets.
* Infants and young children should not be placed on low fat diets.
* Encourage infants and children to choose water as their preferred drink.
* Children will have better nutrition and do better at school if they eat breakfast.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


It is the universal symbol of horror, of death, yet it is the one thing that keeps you living. It is the blood that is coursing through your veins. But, what do you really know about your blood? Why is it’s function so vital? And why is your blood an irreplaceable commodity?

Blood, which appears to us as a flowing red liquid, is amazingly complex. It has two basic components – plasma and solids that are carried in the plasma. Plasma is 91.5 % water. It also contains hundreds of chemicals, such as hormones, sugar, salts, cholesterol, proteins and minerals.

The prime function of blood is as follows:

(1) The red cells in the blood – which give the blood it’s color – are keys to respiration. The oxygen from the lungs travels to the 60 trillion cells of the body via these red blood cells. On the return trip to the lungs, the blood cells carry carbon dioxide, the by-products of the cells energy production.

(2) White blood cells can move about the body to wherever there is a need. They serve as the policemen of the body by invading and fighting any foreign bacteria that could harm the body. Passing through the capillary walls, the white blood cells have powerful enzymes that eat offending bacteria. Pus that forms at the site of an infection is an indication that the white blood cells have been busy. Pus is primarily made of white blood cells and dead bacteria.

(3) Lymphocites are a type of white blood cell that enhances your immunity to infection and bacteria.

(4) Platelets in the blood attach themselves to cuts or abrasions to plug up the wound and stop the bleeding.

(5) Plasma carries our digested food to the cells in our body to be utilised as energy. It delivers carbohydrates, proteins, fats, minerals, salts and vitamins to the areas where they can do the most good. On it’s return, the plasma carries waste products – urea and uric acid – to the kidneys.

(6) If the body is too hot, the capillaries near the skin open and the blood carries excess heat to the surface. When it is cold, the blood stays deeper inside the body and so conserve body heat. The blood, then, helps to regulate our body temperature at 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit.

As we all know, there are various blood types. So far 15 different types of blood have been identified. If transfused blood is not of the right type, a person may die. Yet, as science is discovering, blood type is not the only uniqe factor to be considered. The unique combination of anti-bodies, hormones, proteins make it impossible to match correctly. There is, in fact, a realisation that our blood may be just as unique as our fingerprint.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007


Migraines are the granddaddy of all headaches. They are terribly painful and debilitating. The pain is intense and focused on one side of the head, usually at the temple. Sufferers will often experience nausea and severe sensitivity to light and sound. The pain can go on for days if left untreated.

Most migraine sufferers will learn to recognize headache precursors. These are symptoms that occur before the headache gets started. For some, it can be seeing spots before the eyes, for others something as nebulous as a ‘feeing’ that a headache is coming.

Fortunately, there are some new ways to treat migraines. In the past, once the headache got going there was little the sufferer could do but tough it out. Now, there are medications that treat a migraine that has already blossomed.

Even so, prevention should not be forgotten. If you are a migraine sufferer, there are things that you can do to prevent migraines. Diet is highest on the list. Avoid foods that are high in tyramine. These include chocolate, aged cheeses and meats, and many others. You can get a list of these foods from your doctor.

Avoid excessive sweets, foods containing nitrates, like bacon and lunchmeats, and salt can all be culprits in migraine headaches. Meals should be eaten at regular intervals to avoid highs and lows in the blood sugar level.

There are medications designed to help prevent migraines, too. These are usually calcium channel blockers, beta-blockers, and serotonin antagonists. These kinds of drugs help prevent vasodialation, blood vessel expansion. This vasodilation is what causes the pain of a migraine. Common drug names are Inderal and Depakote.

If you sense that a migraine is coming on, try to head it off before it gets a good start. You can do this by taking a high dose of caffeine; a very strong cup of coffee will do the trick, along with an aspirin. A newly recognized treatment that heads off a migraine attack is the herbal product feverfew. An 85mg capsule taken at the first sign of migraine can stall the attack or make the symptoms much less severe. Check with your doctor before taking anything.

If your migraine has already gotten a foothold, there are still options that will knock it out. Medical treatment is one choice. There are new drugs available that are designed to stop a migraine that has already gotten going. Some of the drug names are Zomig, Imitrex and Maxalt. These drugs cause the blood vessels around the trigeminal nerve to constrict and relieve the pain of the migraine.

There are some homeopathic options for treating a migraine that has already gotten started. Passionflower is a natural tranquilizer that can ease pain for some people. It can be purchased in capsule form or oil. Try adding 15 to 20 drops of the oil to a cup of tea. Practice all precautions using passionflower that you would using any other tranquilizer. It can be quite potent!

Rosemary oil rubbed into the temples may also relieve a migraine. Some people find rosemary tea soothing as well. You may also use ice packs to treat the pain of a migraine and stay in a dark, quiet room.

There are more options now than there ever have been for migraine sufferers. You should talk with your health care practitioner to see what may work best for you.

Sunday, July 1, 2007


As aging person.. i do advise that walking as the best way to maintain energetic..and look the under walking plan...hopefully it will guide you best.

Walking Plan

Warm Up Activity Cool Down Total Time
Session A Walk slowly 5 min. Then walk briskly 5 min. Then walk slowly 5 min. 15 min.
Session B Repeat above pattern
Session C Repeat above pattern
Continue with at least three walking sessions during each week of the program.
WEEK 2 Walk slowly 5 min. Then walk briskly 7 min. Then walk slowly 5 min. 17 min.
WEEK 3 Walk slowly 5 min. Then walk briskly 9 min. Then walk slowly 5 min. 19 min.
WEEK 4 Walk slowly 5 min. Then walk briskly 11 min. Then walk slowly 5 min. 21 min.
WEEK 5 Walk slowly 5 min. Then walk briskly 13 min. Then walk slowly 5 min. 23 min.
WEEK 6 Walk slowly 5 min. Then walk briskly 15 min. Then walk slowly 5 min. 25 min.
WEEK 7 Walk slowly 5 min. Then walk briskly 18 min. Then walk slowly 5 min. 28 min.
WEEK 8 Walk slowly 5 min. Then walk briskly 20 min. Then walk slowly 5 min. 30 min.
WEEK 9 Walk slowly 5 min. Then walk briskly 23 min. Then walk slowly 5 min. 33 min.
WEEK 10 Walk slowly 5 min. Then walk briskly 26 min. Then walk slowly 5 min. 36 min.
WEEK 11 Walk slowly 5 min. Then walk briskly 28 min. Then walk slowly 5 min. 38 min.
Walk slowly 5 min. Then walk briskly 30 min. Then walk slowly 5 min. 40 min.

So...don't it for keeping better health.

Saturday, June 30, 2007


Reducing Sodium in Your Diet

Buy fresh, plain frozen, or canned "with no salt added" vegetables.
Use fresh poultry, fish, and lean meat, rather than canned or processed types.
Use herbs, spices, and salt-free seasoning blends in cooking and at the table.
Cook rice, pasta, and hot cereals without salt. Cut back on instant or flavored rice, pasta, and cereal mixes, which usually have added salt.
Choose "convenience" foods that are lower in sodium. Cut back on frozen dinners, pizza, packaged mixes, canned soups or broths, and salad dressings — these often have a lot of sodium.
Rinse canned foods, such as tuna, to remove some sodium.
When available, buy low- or reduced-sodium, or no-salt-added versions of foods.
Choose ready-to-eat breakfast cereals that are lower in sodium.

Monday, June 25, 2007


Do take an account of these tips when or before your reading of blood pressure taken.

Don't drink coffee or smoke cigarettes 30 minutes before having your blood pressure measured.
Before the test, sit for five minutes with your back supported and your feet flat on the ground. Rest your arm on a table at the level of your heart.
C- Wear short sleeves so your arm is exposed.
Go to the bathroom prior to the reading. A full bladder can change your blood pressure reading.
Get two readings, taken at least two minutes apart, and average the results.
Ask the doctor or nurse to tell you the blood pressure reading in numbers.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007


Since we have sweetened by all the food ads and their blurred promises in caring our health we should not forget to check our blood pressure level.You can find out if you have high blood pressure by having your blood pressure checked regularly. Most doctors will diagnose a person with high blood pressure on the basis of two or more readings, taken on several occasions. A consistent blood pressure reading of 140/90 mmHg or higher is considered high blood pressure, another term for hypertension.

Some people experience high blood pressure only when they visit the doctor's office. This condition is called "white-coat hypertension." If your doctor suspects this, you may be asked to monitor your blood pressure at home or asked to wear a device called an ambulatory blood pressure monitor. This device is usually worn for 24 hours and can take blood pressure every 30 minutes. In this section you will learn more about diagnosing high blood pressure. And don't forget to return back here to look further..Love your body!...bye for now..he.he see zailan..immediately recall your health.

Saturday, June 16, 2007


Sorry for quite long not to post since a week ago..and okay we proceed further regarding our earliest topic..Blood Pressure. Blood pressure is the force of blood against the walls of arteries. Blood pressure rises and falls during the day. When blood pressure stays elevated over time, it is called high blood pressure.

The medical term for high blood pressure is hypertension. High blood pressure is dangerous because it makes the heart work too hard and contributes to atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). It increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, which are the first- and third-leading causes of death among Americans. High blood pressure also can result in other conditions, such as congestive heart failure, kidney disease, and blindness.

A blood pressure level of 140/90 mmHg or higher is considered high. About two-thirds of people over age 65 have high blood pressure. If your blood pressure is between 120/80 mmHg and 139/89 mmHg, then you have prehypertension. This means that you don't have high blood pressure now but are likely to develop it in the future. You can take steps to prevent high blood pressure by adopting a healthy lifestyle.

Those who do not have high blood pressure at age 55 face a 90 percent chance of developing it during their lifetimes. So high blood pressure is a condition that most people have at some point in their lives.

Both numbers in a blood pressure test are important, but for people who are 50 or older, systolic pressure gives the most accurate diagnosis of high blood pressure. Systolic pressure is the top number in a blood pressure reading. It is high if it is 140 mmHg or above.

What is systolic blood pressure?

Systolic pressure is the force of blood in the arteries as the heart beats. It is shown as the top number in a blood pressure reading. High blood pressure is 140 and higher for systolic pressure. Diastolic pressure does not need to be high for you to have high blood pressure. When that happens, the condition is called "isolated systolic hypertension," or ISH.

Is isolated systolic high blood pressure common?

Yes. It is the most common form of high blood pressure for older Americans. For most Americans, systolic blood pressure increases with age, while diastolic increases until about age 55 and then declines. About 65 percent of hypertensives over age 60 have ISH. You may have ISH and feel fine. As with other types of high blood pressure, ISH often causes no symptoms. To find out if you have ISH — or any type of high blood pressure — see your doctor and have a blood pressure test. The test is quick and painless.

Is isolated systolic high blood pressure dangerous?

Any form of high blood pressure is dangerous if not properly treated. Both numbers in a blood pressure test are important, but, for some, the systolic is especially meaningful. That's because, for those persons middle aged and older, systolic pressure gives a better diagnosis of high blood pressure.

If left uncontrolled, high systolic pressure can lead to stroke, heart attack, congestive heart failure, kidney damage, blindness, or other conditions. While it cannot be cured once it has developed, ISH can be controlled.

Clinical studies have proven that treating a high systolic pressure saves lives, greatly reduces illness, and improves the quality of life. Yet, most Americans do not have their high systolic pressure under control.

Does it require special treatment?

Treatment options for ISH are the same as for other types of high blood pressure, in which both systolic and diastolic pressures are high. ISH is treated with lifestyle changes and/or medications. The key for any high blood pressure treatment is to bring the condition under proper control. Blood pressure should be controlled to less than 140/90 mmHg. If yours is not, then ask your doctor why. You may just need a lifestyle or drug change, such as reducing salt in your diet or adding a second medication.

What is diastolic blood pressure?

Diastolic pressure is the force of blood in the arteries as the heart relaxes between beats. It's shown as the bottom number in a blood pressure reading.

The diastolic blood pressure has been and remains, especially for younger people, an important hypertension number. The higher the diastolic blood pressure the greater the risk for heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure. As people become older, the diastolic pressure will begin to decrease and the systolic blood pressure begins to rise and becomes more important. A rise in systolic blood pressure will also increase the chance for heart attacks, strokes, and kidney failure. Your physician will use both the systolic and the diastolic blood pressure to determine your blood pressure category and appropriate prevention and treatment activities.

So...i think you will satisfy for the info and clear better what are the blood pressure and next i will bring the info what are the detection for the high long guys!!

Monday, June 11, 2007


Blood pressure is the force of blood against the walls of arteries. Blood pressure is recorded as two numbers—the systolic pressure (as the heart beats) over the diastolic pressure (as the heart relaxes between beats). The measurement is written one above or before the other, with the systolic number on top and the diastolic number on the bottom. For example, a blood pressure measurement of 120/80 mmHg (millimeters of mercury) is expressed verbally as "120 over 80."

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure increases your chance (or risk) for getting heart disease and/or kidney disease, and for having a stroke. It is especially dangerous because it often has no warning signs or symptoms. Regardless of race, age, or gender, anyone can develop high blood pressure. It is estimated that one in every four adults has high blood pressure. Once high blood pressure develops, it usually lasts a lifetime. You can prevent and control high blood pressure by taking action.The topic will reach you soon of about deeper info regarding high blood pressure including the affect,causes,treatment and detection so stay tuned with this blog.

Friday, June 8, 2007


Not all cure of sickness or diseases starting from medical but some therapy will give benefit too for example mind-body techniques. Mind-body techniques are based on the theory that mental and emotional factors can influence physical health.Behavioral,psychologic,social and spiritual methods are used to preserve health and prevent or cure disease. Because of the abundance of scientific evidence backing the benefits of mind-body techniques,many of the approaches are now considered main stream. Methods such as relaxation,cognitive behavioral therapy meditation,imagery,biofeedback and hypnosis,for example are used in the treatment of coronary artery disease,headaches,difficulty sleeping ( insomnia) and loss of urinary control.

Mind-body techniques are also used in the treatment of high blood pressure,asthma,,arthritis,pain and ringing in the ears ( tinnitus ) although with less success. There are few known risks associated with the use of mind-body techniques.Among of them are meditation,relaxation techniques,guided imagery,hypnotherapy and biofeedback.

I’ll bring you all of all these techniques further soon and be smile always cause smile can considered as a cure factor too.

Thursday, June 7, 2007


People nowadays are quite aware or rarely aware of their health. So, if we say that children or adults or teens do not count the disorder would happen because it is to early to judge. We can get sick when we are old or ageing.Why we do thinking so..? As current living in this millenium we must notice that food materials or producst are not quite in better quality standard ( if the certain producer just concern about profit alone ) so,what we can see that or hear there are many younger people easily fall sick when they consume the food.Why?

As we know this 21st century,all people chasing better profit,wealth,luxurious stuff,money and etc,so some of kind greedy manufacturer or food producer didnt care of health disorder subsequently. They can put additional fake ingredients in making food,prohibited materials,toxicity ( even a few drops) ,excessive sorts of nutrient ( lead to health disorder ).

Early diagnoses is important for certain person if they find sign of discomfort in their body.Doesn't matter if the symptoms are not threaten much on your health..maybe you get lite fever,flue,skin rashes,dizziness,numbness and etc. Early diagnoses maybe can trace another bad sign of health disorder and on the spot you can get alert and find the remedy. Actually as we all do know, cancer is a silent killer for the people,they do not know well its early sign and assume nothing happen and then let it gone be by gone.But subsequently without known we are affected further and for should be too late to us to seek cure.

Lastly, don't delay to diagnose your health and love your body.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007


Stress is something we all have as human beings. How we deal with the stress however is a major part of what people need to learn.

There are many things that cause stress. Stress is in all classes of people, high class right down to low class. Some might think that low class have more stress, but in recent studies the stress lower class people have are far less than higher class people. Many of the things people stress out about vary, but the most common things are work, money, and family.

When stress builds and builds inside a person, it becomes a stress ball. If a person keeps adding to that ball, it gets bigger and bigger, and eventually is going to get too big and will burst. Preventing that burst will not only let you live a longer life, it will make the people around you happier.

Once a person gets incredibly stressed out, the heart beats faster, causing an erratic heart beat in some people. Most generally older males in the age range from late 30's to mid 60's. It would also cause stress on the muscles of the heart, making them more suspectiable to heart attacks. In women stress has been known to lead to psycotic disorers, most commonly manic depression . A person often relates anxitey attacks to stress. They are not closely related, but do have something to do with eachother. Other symptoms of stress would include headaches, backaches, hot flashes, cold flashes, muscles pains, chestpains and various other things.

In order to alleviate some stress, have a pet. Cats are known to help bring stress levels way down. Another way to bring stress down is listening to calming music, such as Enya, while siting or laying in a dark room. Taking a drive or removing yourself from a stressful situation is also helpful. Having a "stress buddy", someone to talk to about common stress, also helps a lot. Most importantly though staying calm in an uncalm situation is helpful. Try counting to 10 or maybe even 20 will help keep you in check.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Constipation on adult

Forgive for the delay reply from the commentor and this is the info. Constipation refers to a decrease in the frequency of bowel movements. For some people, it may mean difficulty in passing stools. A constipated stool is hard because it contains less water than normal. Constipation is a symptom, not a disease.

Generally, constipation is difficult to define clearly because as a symptom it varies from person to person.

  • The frequency of bowel movements also varies greatly, ranging from 3 movements per day to 3 per week. Generally, if your bowel has not opened for 3 successive days, the intestinal contents harden, and you may have difficulty or even pain during defecation.
  • A common misconception about constipation is that wastes stored in your body are absorbed, are dangerous to your health, and may shorten your lifespan. Some people have an underlying fear that they will be "poisoned" by their own intestinal wastes (feces) if they retain the waste in their bodies for more than a certain length of time. None of this is true.
  • Older people are 5 times more likely than younger people to develop constipation. But experts believe that older people become too concerned with having a daily bowel movement and that constipation in this age group is overestimated.

Constipation Causes

Constipation may result from a poor diet, poor bowel habits, or problems in elimination of stool, whether physical, functional, or voluntary.

These are the most common causes of constipation:

  • Poor diet: Eating foods rich in animal fats (dairy products, meats, and eggs) or refined sugar but low in fiber (whole grains, fruits, and vegetables) may cause constipation.
  • Poor bowel habits: Ignoring the desire to have bowel movements may initiate a cycle of constipation.

    • After a period of time, you may stop feeling the desire for opening your bowel.

    • This leads to progressive constipation. For example, some people may avoid using public toilets or ignore going to the toilet because they are busy.
  • Medications: Many medications can cause constipation.

    • Antacids - Those containing aluminum hydroxide and calcium carbonate

    • Antispasmodic drugs

    • Antidepressants

    • Iron tablets

    • Anticonvulsant drugs
  • Painkillers: Narcotic-containing drugs, for instance, may interfere with bowel functions.
  • Travel: Changes in lifestyle, low fluid intake, and eating fast food may cause constipation.
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (spastic colon): This is one of the most common causes of constipation. Because of changes in bowel function, if you have this disorder, you may have crampy abdominal pain, excessive gas, bloating, and constipation.
  • Laxative abuse: Habitually using laxatives gradually will produce dependency on them.
    • You may eventually require increasing amounts of laxatives to move your bowels.

    • In some instances, the bowel will become insensitive to laxatives and fail to open.
  • Pregnancy: Constipation during pregnancy may be due to several factors. Each of the following conditions produces severe pain on defecation, which may trigger a reflex spasm of the anal sphincter muscle. The spasm may delay bowel movement and decrease the desire for bowel opening as a means to avoid the anal pain.

    • Mechanical pressure on your bowel by the heavy womb

    • Hormonal changes during pregnancy

    • Changes in food and fluid intake

    • Anal fissure (cracks in the anus)

    • Hemorrhoids (piles)

    • Anal stenosis (narrow anus)
  • Intestinal obstruction: Mechanical compression and interference with the normal functions of the bowel may occur in the following ways:

    • Inflammatory adhesions and joining of tissues

    • Intestinal tumors or foreign bodies

    • Gallstones that have become immovably wedged in the intestine

    • Twisting of the intestine upon itself (volvulus)

    • Intussusception – "Telescoping of the intestine" in which one part of your intestine slips or is drawn onto another part just below it (This occurs mainly in children.)

    • Abdominal hernia - Loops of the intestine become obstructed

    • Damage to nerves within your intestine - (Spinal cord tumors, multiple sclerosis, or spinal cord injuries may produce constipation by interfering with the function of the nerves supplying the intestine.)

    • Connective tissue diseases – Conditions such as scleroderma and lupus

    • Poor-functioning thyroid gland - A low production of thyroxin, a hormone produced by the thyroid gland, hypothyroidism, causing constipation

    • Lead poisoning and other metabolic disorders
  • Age: Older adults are more likely to have constipation for these reasons:

    • Poor diet and insufficient intake of fluids

    • Lack of exercise

    • Side effects of prescription drugs used to treat other conditions

    • Poor bowel habits

    • Prolonged bed rest, for example after an accident or during an illness

    • Habitual use of enemas and laxatives

    Hopefully you will satisfy for the above info.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Small intestine..miracles

Before the body can use the soluble products formed during digestive action, the nutrients must be absorbed through the lining of the digestive tract. Even though water and small amounts of simple sugars pass through the mucosa of the stomach into the blood stream, most of the absorption takes place in the small intestine. The absorptive area of this section of the digestive passage is increased an estimated 600 fold by the villi, which are fingerlike projections in the lining of the small intestine. Each villi contains a lymph vessel surrounded by a network of capillaries. The nutrients absorbed into the lymph vessel pass into the lymphatic system, and those absorbed by the capillaries empty into the portal vein and are carried direction to the liver. The lymph vessels are the "connecting passageways" in the body, between the blood and tissues, by which food material and oxygen are brought to the individual cells.

The stomach produces gastric juice and mixes it with food. Gastric juice contains enzymes that begin the digestion of proteins. Proteins are the only substances digested in the stomach. However, they are only partially digested there. The food is churned and mixed with stomach fluids until a thick paste called chyme is produced. The chyme passes through the stomach into the small intestine.

Enzymes from the pancreas and intestinal glands continue the breakdown of proteins. They also change starch into simple sugars and fats into fatty acids. The body digests and absorbs fat with the help of bile, which is a thick yellow green fluid released by the liver. Bile is stored in the gallbladder and released into the duodenum.

The small intestine may be 7.5 to 9 meters in length..( hmm.too long in our belly, fantastic!). Food is moved along by peristalsis. Digestion is completed in the small intestine.

Most chemical digestion and absorption of food occurs in the small intestine. The small intestine is a long, coiled organ about one inch in diameter. The stomach connects with the duodenum, the first part of the small intestine. The duodenum is about one foot long and is shaped like the letter C. The major digestion begins here. The pancreas and intestinal glands play important roles in completing the breakdown of foods. The pancreas is a long, soft gland lying behind the stomach that secretes digestive enzymes into the duodenum. The intestinal glands are tiny organs found in the lining of the small intestines. They release digestive enzymes and mucus.

Nutrients are absorbed throughout the small intestine. The villi are very tiny fingerlike projections lining the walls of the small intestine. The surface are of the small intestine is increased by many projections. The increased surface area will allow the small intestine to absorb most of the nutrients of the body. There are blood vessels and vessels contained a fluid called lymph inside the villi. Fat-soluble vitamins and fatty acids are absorbed into the lymph system. Glucose, amino acids, water-soluble vitamins, and minerals are absorbed into the blood vessels. the blood and lymph then carry the completely digested food throughout the body.

Enzymes from the pancreas and intestional glands continue the breakdown of proteins. They also change starch into simple sugars and fats into fatty acids. The body digests and absorbs fat with the help of bile, which is a thick yellow green fluid released by the liver. Bile is stored in the gallbladder and released into the duodenum.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Male sexual dysfunction

What is male sexual dysfunction? ( Known as "ED")

For any man as with any woman, good sexual health does of course mean the ability to have a satisfying sex life.

However, there are issues that any man may have to contend with over the course of his life (possibly you included) that women don't.

First and foremost concerning male sexual dysfunction is the ability to have an erection and sustain it. Then you must be able to control it and determine the point of ejaculation.

Also of importance is the hardness and fullness of the erection.

As such, any man has a different set of male sexual dysfunction issues to deal with than a woman does.

Causes Of Male Sexual Dysfunction:

Well for most men the causes of male sexual dysfunction can be many, including...

Psychogenic Causes Of Male Sexual Dysfunction:

Psychological or 'psychogenic' male sexual dysfunction accounts for about 15 - 20% of impotence cases. It is brought about from anxiety, depression or even lack of a suitable partner.

In these cases there is no apparent substantial somatic or organic impairment. In other words there is no physical damage which could be the cause of the sexual dysfunction.

Impotence brought about by the use of anti depression drugs and beta blockers to reduce blood pressure could be considered a subset of this section as could erectile insufficiency brought on by excessive alcohol intake.

Neurogenic Causes Of Male Sexual Dysfunction:

This is the term used when male sexual dysfunction is associated with a neuropathy (e.g. nerve damage in the nervous system affecting the penis arising from, for example, surgery or a pelvic injury).

This is the cause of male impotence in about 10 - 15 percent of cases.

Organic Causes Of Male Sexual Dysfunction:

This is by far the greatest cause of diminished male sexual dysfunction and for that matter, sexual dysfunction for both a man and a woman.

Fortunately it is also the easiest to deal with. Male sexual dysfunction caused by organic means may vary from complete impotency to just a general lack of libido (sexual desire) and loss of youthful erection hardness and ejaculatory strength.

There are multiple causes of organic erectile insufficiency but the end result is the same which is the lack of arterial blood flow to and within the penis. Without an unimpeded flow of blood to the penis and all its capillaries an erection is just not possible.

The most common cause of lack of blood flow is due to atherosclerosis of the arteries carrying blood to the penis.

Atherosclerosis of the arteries is a condition that cannot be rectified over night, but it can in time. However, for those men for whom this condition is affecting their sexual health and sex life in general, they need a solution now.

There is a solution for up to about 70% of men and that is either through the use of a prescription drug or the use of some natural substances. Both of these male sexual dysfunction options and how and why they work will be addressed later in this report.

Lack of libido or sexual desire is a different type of problem and sometimes a man who has an erectile problem still has strong libido and vice versa. Some men do not have erectile problems but have very low libidos.

Drugs such as Viagra cannot address this male sexual dysfunction issue but some natural formulations do.

What Options Are Available For Male Sexual Dysfunction?

Psychological Options For Male Sexual Dysfunction:

If you think that your male sexual dysfunction problems are psychological and you can't figure out the underlying problem, or, simply don't know how to deal with it then you should seek professional help.

Enquire with your physician or other health professional if there is a highly recommended male sexual dysfunction sex therapist in your area that could help.

Mechanical Options For Male Sexual Dysfunction:

For those men with male sexual dysfunction problems there is a device which is essentially a vacuum pump which can be placed over the penis to help draw blood into it and thus create an erection. Consult physicision for right application.

After an erection is achieved a rubber ring is placed at the base of the penis to help sustain the erection. Not a popular option and understandably so.

Different blood pressure

Having high blood pressure is not something to be taken lightly. If your blood pressure is consistently greater than 140/90, your doctor will probably want you to take medication. High blood pressure may be a result of many factors but the cause is often unknown.( Beware any weird symptoms in your body function )

Treating high blood pressure is important because left untreated it can contribute to many other serious illnesses including: kidney damage, stroke, heart attack, and other serious health issues. By monitoring your blood pressure and alerting your doctor of any problems, you may be able to prevent any permanent damage.

It may be a good idea to monitor your blood pressure at home if you do have a history of high blood pressure. In fact, your doctor may even suggest doing so. This provides an excellent way to monitor fluctuations in your blood pressure. You can also try to take notice of any particular times of the day when your blood pressure is worse or if certain factors seem to affect your blood pressure.

For your information there are a variety of at home blood pressure monitors available. They make it quick and easy to keep a check on your blood pressure. You can select a wrist monitor that is compact and easy to use. The monitor will make it easy to take your blood pressure anytime anywhere. However, wrist monitors are not always the most accurate and doctors often recommend using another type of monitor.

Perhaps you will want a manual inflation digital monitor. You will be able to inflate the blood pressure cuff on your own but the computer will record and display your blood pressure. These monitors usually take two to four double a batteries for operation.

If you do not want to pump up the blood pressure cuff on your own, there are automatic inflation options. At the press of a button the cuff will fit to the shape of your own and display your blood pressure readings within seconds. These blood pressure machines are highly accurate and are much like what you see used in a doctor's office. These machines range in price from $40 to $90 or even more. These monitors are often very high tech. Some can recall all your blood pressure readings for as many as 90 days. They may even stamp the date and time of the blood pressure reading.

For the nurse in the family or someone who likes to do everything on their own you can buy the manual blood pressure cuffs with the stethoscope. Take your own blood pressure and write down your own readings. These are the most inexpensive blood pressure monitors at as little at $15. However, they may be more inaccurate especially if you are not totally certain how to take a reading.

At home blood pressure monitors are helpful but there is room for error. You may want to ask your physician if you can bring your monitor in to make sure it is correctly collaborated for the most accurate readings. It is also important to take your blood pressure medicine as prescribed and to follow up with your healthcare professionals as recommended. Using your blood pressure monitors at home is a good way to see how effective any medications and lifestyle changes are and to signal any problems so that you can consult with your physician. Anyway don't let your health in great danger if unfamiliar symptoms of your body functionality getting worse.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Nutrition in meals

Beside you aware or alert your body condition regarding sickness you need to alert your nutrient as well, how about amount of fatty ingredient, fibres,vitamins and etc..your colon health also put into amount,you should drink a dietry milk such as highlow content ( high in protein and low in fat ),cultured milk or pasteurised .( like vitagen ) because it rich in good bacteria to keep your colon clean and healthy by dimishing the bad bacteria. Try to choose food that rich in fibres and comply with piramid system.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Subject of health

Due to so many disorder of health in this world maybe you ever pass by of some kind of diseases,to know their symptom,to diagnose,treatment to apply,medicine to seek and others.If we say about health maybe we will seek the subject like :
- Human body - Mental - Mouth and Dental - Digestive - Liver and Gallbladder
- Drugs - Kidney and urinary - Nutrition and metabolism - Cancer - Immune
- Heart and Blood - Infections - Ear, Nose and Throat - Eye - Men's Health -Woman Health
- Lungs and Airway disorder -Children Health - Accident and injuries - Medical test
- Bone, joint and muscle

So you are free to ask and seek others in this blog, i will contribute by finding the best sources and give the information for your healthcare. Just mention ones and the info will get to you. What is the best i will do that i can help and give best contribution on health for you guys. The information you asked for will try to publish in a day or two. Anyway do not hesitation to share in here.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

High Blood peeping on you

If you feel uncomfortable lately in your stiffness some parts of your joint..dizzy sometimes..tiredness..and lite of a lost appetite.,beware maybe the symptoms of getting blood pressure eyeing on you..start checking your cholestrol level..less intake of your salt.,exercise regularly and check your blood pressure beside your sugar level. Start taking healthy food,pick more vegetables in meals.That is for today..

Monday, May 28, 2007

Before facing sick

Be healthy and tiptop heatlh awareness are the best medication what people serching to..before we fall sick we should consult so many doctor, pharmacist and other specialist to look into..and what are the precaution we should take... ,how about food, nutrition intake, vitamin,minerals, many facts are inclusively take into amount. Being obesity,high cholestrol are the fear subject we badly known..but still we cannot avoid if we still let our body in static gymnase,jogging,and so what are the best make us alert.