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.