What Does It Mean If You Are Anemic?

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

0 April 21, 2017

Have you cleaned out your medicine cabinet lately? It’s not common for most people to be conscious of cleaning out their medicine cabinet.

What if we told you that only 19% had cleaned out their medicine cabinet in the past 3 years… Would you believe it?

Well the statistics are true, only 19 percent of people hadn’t cleaned out their medicine cabinet in over 3 years! Whether it’s Tylenol, cough syrup, or some prescribed medicine that your doctor gave to you for fighting a sickness you caught 12 months ago, it’s important to take extra precautions when storing medicine in your home. Expired prescriptions and medicines can be harmful to our bodies and if those substances get in the hands of the wrong people, it can result in serious results. All residents like to store their medicine in different locations. The bather mirror, above the fridge, or in a closet that you can store your medicine’s way up high. For items kept inside and close reach should be those that you use daily, or at least on a regular schedule. Other substances like prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs, hydrogen peroxide, and bandages, are things that we like to consider that you place in your “essentials” zone. But still making sure that young children or un responsibilities aren’t getting into. Make sure that you are keeping these substances up to date and are disposing the

0 April 11, 2017

In this article you will learn about how to avoid type 2 diabetes and what exactly they are with a few facts and tips that will be life changing.

How can we avoid type 2 diabetes? Let’s first learn about what exactly is type 2 diabetes.

What is Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is related to your glucose, or blood sugar levels in your body. There are different types of diabetes, but type 2 diabetes is the most common type which is when the body does not make or use insulin well. Insulin is a hormone that helps glucose get into your cells to give them energy. Without insulin, too much glucose stay in your blood and over time, high blood pressure can lead to serious problems with your heart, eyes, kidneys, nerves, gums and teeth. People are at a higher risk of type 2 diabetes if they are older, obese, do not exercise, or have a history of diabetes in the family. Symptoms include:

  • Extremely thirsty
  • Urinating often
  • Feeling very hungry or tired
  • Losing weight without trying
  • Having sores that heal slowly
  • Blurry eyesight

If you are close to obtaining type 2 diabetes, or are looking to prevent them, there is a lifestyle change that must occur in order to overcome diabetes. We’ve included a list below to take control and overcome diabetes

1). Become more active

By increasing your exercis