At a glance Common symptoms of a heart attack include chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea, a cold sweat and neck, back, stomach or jaw pain. Women need to take care too — when they reach menopause their risk of a heart attack risk rises, and they can be more damaging than for men. To lower your risk, stop smoking, eat well, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, keep active, manage your weight and reduce stress and alcohol. Recognising the signs of a heart attack Heart disease is one of our biggest killers today. But many of us don't know enough about the signs and risks. It's important for both men and women to learn to recognize the symptoms of a heart attack and get help fast if they think they need it. There's also much we can all do to lower our risk
Life is stressful by its very nature and almost all of us feel stressed at some point. The most common causes are work, money and family. It doesn't have to be a crisis that creates stress; it's often the day-to-day physical demands and emotions that come with coping with life's challenges. Other situations that cause stress include pregnancy, change, retirement and social isolation. Sometimes it's just too much happening at once between work, family and personal responsibilities. And, of course, the holidays add stress — with extra time spent with family, lack of exercise, too many activities and memories of happier holidays. Why Bother about Stress? When stress builds up, it can damage your mood, interfere with your sleep, lower your concentration and negatively affect your rela
At a glance Strokes are one of the world's biggest killers today, and a leading cause of disability — so it's important to understand what causes them. In a stroke, a blockage or burst blood vessel deprives an area of your brain of its blood supply, causing vital brain tissue to die. To reduce your risk, stop smoking, lower your stress, keep fit, eat a healthy diet, manage diabetes and control your blood pressure. Understanding the cause of strokes Strokes are one of the world's biggest killers today, and a leading cause of severe disability. Every five minutes someone in the UK has a stroke. And nearly one in four men and one in five women aged 45 can expect to have a stroke if they live to 85. However, knowledge is power. When we understand what causes strokes, and how
Women have an ingrained tendency of self-neglect and it is nowhere more profound than in the case of health and diet. Women in general tend to ignore regular health checkup due to myriad reasons ranging from ignorance, lethargy or just not taking self-health seriously enough. But, it is high time to accept the fact that health and happiness of family is integrally entwined with our health and happiness. We have listed below 8 most essential preventive health tests which women must undertake regularly to stay fit, healthy and happy and ensure the same for the family as well. High Resolution Mammography Ultrasound-to detect breast cancer: It is highly recommended that women in the reproductive age should get breast mammography done at least once a year to detect early signs of breas
Hypertension is a very common lifestyle disease and according to WHO statistics, one in every 3 person suffers from Hypertension or High Blood Sugar. The measurement of the force by which heart throws blood in arteries is called Blood pressure. The higher the pressure, the more the force with which blood runs through arteries Lifestyle is one of the most important factor that can both cause and cure high Blood Pressure. High blood pressure increases the risk of heart attacks and it is very important to keep the BP under control. Some minor lifestyle changes and home remedies can control the blood pressure level. Some simple steps to lower your blood pressure are: Regular exercise: Regular exercise is the best thing to do in order to reduce high Blood Pressure. Regular exe...
At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at thirty the wit; at forty the judgment - Benjamin Franklin 40 is that wonderful junction of your life when most of the madness of 20s and 30s seems to settle and you are at peace with life. Your family and career finally seems to be on track and crying kids seems to be story of past. But, ironically 40 is also a time when your body demands more of your care and attention, and if you ignore the tell-tale signs now, you are sure to bring yourself major health issues. The careless days of youth slightly ebbing, one really needs to do away with unhealthy diet and lifestyle habits of the previous decade to stay and feel young and healthy. So of the habits that really needs to be taken care of now are: Taking food cravings lightly It is very...
Heart is the most vital organ of the body and of paramount importance in efficient functioning of all other organs and the body’s proper functioning. And the truth is heart health or heart disease can’t be cured by medicines (though they may help you control it), it is your daily lifestyle and habits that play an important role in keeping your heart healthy. Some risk factors for heart disease like age, heart problem in family, etc. are not in your control, but others like weight management (being overweight), smoking, and unhealthy diet and unhealthy lifestyle choices is something in your control and things which you must change. What Benefits of a heart-friendly lifestyle Lowers Blood Pressure Lowers risk of diabetes Lowers the levels of bad cholesterol and blood fat (
There are over 65 million people with diabetes in India and far more peoples with pre-diabetes (the stage before diabetes with higher than normal blood sugar levels and pre-diabetic HbA1C readings). Diabetes has become a lot more common in the younger generation, esp between 20-40 years, and the diabetic population in India is said to cross 100 million by 2035, but why? The answer is our genetic framework and our lifestyle. As most of us move towards urbanization, our bodies take a toll with our demanding and busy lifestyles. Our bodies are designed for movement, our ancestors used to be gatherers & huntsmen and, unlike what we are now, they used to be constantly on the move in search of food and basic necessities. They used to live on simple foods and lead a healthier ...
Developing healthier habits is one of the keys to quit smoking. What else are the other keys? - ‘Social Support’. Humans are creatures of habit, but we are also social animals and having supportive people around you can make a world of difference in your success of being smoke free. That’s because caring and supportive relationships allow you to share your successes and challenges, reduce stress, get encouragement and assistance, and avoid smoking triggers and cravings through distractions. With social support, you will feel more motivated through your quit period and optimistic about reaching your goal of a life without smoke. So don’t go at it alone ask people to help you quit! Here are some of the ways you can get social support on your quit journey: Family & Fri
Aloe secretes a minimum of half-dozen organic antiseptics, that happen to be capable of destroying fungus, harmful bacteria, and also germs and viruses. Also, it is considered to be useful for curing injuries and burns, minor skin disease, abnormal growths, all forms of diabetes, increased blood fats in human beings, nastier and on-going disorders like genital herpes, eczema, skin psoriasis , dandruff, skin ulcers, blisters, and so on. Here are 40 Ways To Use Aloe Vera:- Pamper yourself to a soothing body rub. Slice aloe leaves lengthwise and use the inner sides as a biodegradable body scrub in the shower. Treat burns from minor mishaps in the kitchen—from grease splatters or hot utensils. For more major kitchen mishaps like a scald, mix some aloe gel and vitamin E