5 Tips to Fight Diabetes

0 November 10, 2017

Fight Diabetes by becoming aware.

Diabetes is a disease that has become so mainstream, that glucose testing kits now come in fashion-friendly cases. Diabetes is a chronic disease which afflicts millions of people throughout the world. Cases of diabetes might lead to failure of kidneys, blindness, heart issues and several other serious conditions. Reports reveal that up to 80% of people who already have pre-diabetes move on to develop the typical type 2-diabetes. Doctors even claim that progressing from pre-diabetes to actual diabetes is a process that’s inevitable. Here are few ways you can fight against this slow yet steady disease.

#1: Have a check on your numbers

In order to diagnose whether or not you have diabetes, your doctor will send you for a blood test. For detecting Type 2 diabetes, this can be done by a glucose test by taking fasting blood. There’s another alternative method of going for an oral glucose tolerance test where the patient has to drink a 75 gram glucose drink and then get his blood tested 2 hours later to determine the values of blood sugar.

#2: Move your body and try to lose weight

There is a strong association between abdominal obesity and Type-2 diabetes. The fat cells, especially abdominal adipocytes secrete few biological products which null the impacts of insulin, repair the ability of the body to utilize sugar and i

0 October 20, 2017

It’s 2 A.M. in the morning and you hear your child crying in their bedroom because they have an ear infection. You are tired, your child is exhausted, and there is nothing that you can do. Ear infections can be some of the most uncomfortable and painful illnesses that both children and adults can have.

What exactly is an ear infection?

An ear infection occurs when one of your eustachian tubes becomes swollen or blocked, causing fluid to build up in your middle ear. Eustachian tubes are small tubes that run from each ear directly to the back of the throat. Ear infections can be chronic or acute. Acute ear infections are painful but short in duration. Chronic ear infections either do not clear up, or they recur many times. Chronic ear infections can cause permanent damage to the middle and inner ear.

What are the symptoms of ear infections?

A few of the common symptoms of ear infections include:

  • Mild pain or discomfort inside the ear
  • A feeling of pressu

0 September 29, 2017

Have you been fighting a cold and now have a nagging cough that just won’t go away?

If answered yes, you might be suffering from acute bronchitis. Whenever your bronchial tubes take oxygen to your lungs from your windpipe, they can become inflamed which therefore can result in bronchitis. When this occurs, the lining of the bronchial tubes produces mucus which makes your cough even worse. Often times you can even suffer from bronchitis side effects including wheezing, which makes it hard for you to catch a breath. In order to know whether or not the illness is acute bronchitis or allergy, you should immediately meet your doctor. Even though there are other bronchitis symptoms that can disappear on their own, there are some that still need to be treated.

How to differentiate between chronic and acute Bronchitis?

It’s vital to determine the timeline of the health issue that you’re suffering from. If you’ve been suffering from breathing problems and a cough that has lasted for almost a month or maybe even a few years, that is considered to be called chronic bronchitis. This becomes a long-term cough issue which demands long-term treatment. There are some who suffer from very serious bronchitis which they have throughout their lives. If you are an active smoker, you’re more likely to get this disease. Besides taking a combination of medici

0 September 1, 2017

Should you, or should you not be concerned about chickenpox?

What is chickenpox?

Its an infection that is characterized by itchy red blisters that appear all over the body that usually affect children. It’s also very uncommon to have the chickenpox infection more than once, although it has happened before. The chickenpox vaccine was introduced in the mid- 1990s and since then, there has been a huge decline in cases.

Is it possible to prevent chickenpox?

The chickenpox vaccination only prevents 98% in people. It is recommended that your child should get the shot when they are between 12 and 15 months old, followed by a booster between ages 4-6. Older children and adults who haven’t been vaccinated or exposed may receive catch-up doses of the vaccine. As chickenpox tends to be more severe in older adults, people who haven’t been vaccinated may opt to get the shots later. If you are not able, or have never received the vaccine, you will want to avoid the virus at all costs by limiting contact with infected people. Be careful because chickenpox can’t be identified by its blisters until it has already been spread to others for days.

How to treat chickenpox

Most treatments for chickenpox are aimed at decreasing the amount of severe itching. Tylenol can be used to decrease fevers and aches.

0 August 25, 2017

Are you curious about preventing common colds just like we are? Keep reading because we have some great information that you will want to hear.

It’s getting close to that time of year again. Kids are going back to school, fall is right around the corner, and the germ scene is in FULL bloom. The big question is, “how do I prevent my child and myself from catching the common cold?” We have a few tricks that you’ll never want to go back to your old ways! Arguably the most common illness in humans is the common cold. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is also one of the most common causes of work and school absenteeism, with up to 22 million school days lost each year in the U.S. Colds are caused by viral infections. Over 200 different viruses can cause cold symptoms of varying severity. Viruses that cause colds are spread from person to person through tiny droplets of mucus that enter the air from the nasal passages of infected persons and are inhaled by others. Colds can also be spread by touching surfaces that have been contaminated by contact with infected persons and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.

#1. Wash your hands

  • Make sure to wash your hands after shopping, going to the gym, or spending time in public places.
  • Carry a small tube of hand sanitizer or sanitizing hand wipes w

0 August 4, 2017

How do you treat your asthma?

Is your Asthma interfering with your life?

Believe it or not, but there are 3 million diagnosed cases of asthma a year. Asthma can be minor or it can interfere with daily activities. In some cases, it may lead to a life-threatening attack. Asthma may cause difficulty breathing, chest pain, cough, and wheezing. The symptoms may sometimes flare-up. It is most common in ages 3-40 and is a condition in which a person’s airways become inflamed, narrow and swell, and produce extra mucus, which makes it difficult to breathe. Asthma is not curable, though it can be managed with rescue inhalers to treat symptoms. Severe cases may require longer-acting inhalers that keep the airways open, as well as oral steroids. Depending on the severity of your asthma, wouldn’t it be nice to know that there might be some at home remedies to help with your illness?

At Home Asthma Remedies

#1. Best foods to eat for Asthma

Eating a healthy diet supplies asthma sufferers with antioxidants and nutrients to combat environmental toxins, control inflammatory responses and reduce dietary triggers. Eating a wide variety of foods can ensure that you or your child gets all the nutrients needed to support strong immunity. There have been numerous studies that show consuming the right foods can be the one of the best home remedies

0 July 14, 2017

Are you concerned that your child might have hand, foot, and mouth disease?

There is nothing worse than being a parent and seeing your child go through disease and illness, let alone seeing them have hand, foot, and mouth disease.

Hand, foot, and mouth disease is one of those diseases that we don’t hear about too often. Most children come down with a common cold, catch the flu, get pink eye, or have chicken pox, but very seldom do we hear the words, “your child has hand, mouth, and foot disease”.

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

It is an illness that causes sores in or on the mouth and on the hands, feet, and sometimes around the buttock and legs. The sores can be painful and extremely uncomfortable at times for your child. The good new is, the illness usually doesn’t last more than a week or so. But if severe, you may be directed by your doctor to stay quarantined to your home so that the illness won’t spread. Because the disease is most common in children, that’s not enough to say that adults can catch it as well too. Which is why entire families can be quarantined to their home so that the illness will not spread except for in the family’s household. The disease is extremely contagious and is spread through coughing and sneezing. It can also spread through infected stool. This can happen when you change a diaper or when

0 June 23, 2017

It’s all fun and games until you forget to stay hydrated.

Dehydration is real and easily prevented when we take caution and consideration to stay hydrated.

What Causes Dehydration? Dehydration happens when your body doesn’t have as much water as it needs. When the body goes without enough water, it can’t function properly. Everyone loses water from their body everyday. But what really matters is the actual loss of fluid from your body. It determines just how dehydrated you actually are and what you need to do to get re-hydrated. Signs and symptoms look like:

  • Dry mouth
  • Not peeing very much
  • Headache
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Feeling dizzy
  • Sunken eyes
  • Lack of energy
  • Rapid breathing

When your body becomes excessively dehydrated it is due to not only the loss of water, but also electrolytes, which are essential minerals in your blood and body fluids. We hate to say it, but there is only one way to treat dehydration and this to replace the fluids and electrolytes your body has lost. Here’s a few at-home remedies you can do to be proactive with dehydration

  1. Drink
  2. Sip on Sports drinks and coconut water
  3. Eat Fruit
  4. Weigh yourself
  5. Check for discolored urine
  6. Drink when you feel like you don’

0 June 16, 2017

School is out and summer is here! It’s important to stay protected from the sun this summer and find out if your sunscreen protection is really protecting you?

Recent studies have shown that your sunscreen protection really might not be protecting you after all.

The American Academy of Dermatology recommends everyone use sunscreen that offers the following:

  • Broad-spectrum protection (protects against UVA and UVB rays)
  • Sun Protection Factor (SPF) 30 or higher
  • Water resistance

Dermatologists recommend using a sunscreen with an SPF of least 30, which blocks 97% of the sun’s UVB rays. But it is important to understand that no sunscreen can completely block all of the sun and should be applied every 2 hours rain or shine, for best effective results.   Higher SPFs do block a little more of the sun’s UVB rays, but they do not completely block 100% of the sun’s rays. Recently on the Today show they shared, “The number on the bottle isn’t always accurate. Of the 58 lotions, sprays and sticks rated by consumer reports this year, 20 of t

0 June 1, 2017

If you’re reading this, you might be asking yourself “Am I anemic?”

What does being anemic actually mean?

The definition of anemic is, “Suffering from anemia. Colorless, bloodless, pale, pallid, pasty-faced, sickly, weak, lacking in color, spirit, or vitality.” Anemia happens when your body doesn’t produce enough red blood cells. When you don’t produce enough red blood cells, you don’t get enough oxygen which results in feeling severely fatigued and can cause serious health complications. Anemia is also referred to as having low iron or poor blood. Signs and symptoms include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Irritability
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Racing or irregular heartbeat
  • Inability to concentrate or think clearly
  • Chest pain
  • Sexual dysfunction

Are these traits sounding familiar? If yes, you might be anemic. In order to be diagnosed as anemic you usually undergo the following:

  • A blood test that measures all the different components of your blood
  • Medical and family history (genetic or illness)
  • A physical exam showing your breathing and heartbeat
  • Other blood tests to show iron count or vitamin deficiencies to look more closely at the red blood cells

If you are diagnosed as anemic, it means that your