For most people, having blood taken is an easy and relatively painless job; for some, it may be an unpleasant experience and make their vision swim. Regardless of whether having your blood drawn is no big issue or a major problem for you, our latest blog post discusses some quick tips and tricks that might help you to stay calm during a blood test.
Probably at some point in your life, you may experience the blood draw for either a medical test or for donating blood. For most people, having blood taken is an easy and relatively painless job; for some, it may be an unpleasant experience. For ensuring a comfortable and easy blood draw, one must do some preparation and follow a few simple strategies. This blog post discusses the simple strategies to be followed before a blood draw, during a blood test and post blood draw for an easy and relatively painless experience.
A blood test may not be a pleasant experience for many, but it is an important part of the standard and preventive health care. There are multiple things one can do, or avoid, to get the most accurate blood test results.
Coronavirus disease, commonly known as COVID-19, is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered virus called coronavirus or officially called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) by the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO has already declared coronavirus a pandemic because of its extensive and widespread scale of the outbreak. The United Nations, on the other hand, has categorized COVID-19 as the “worst global crisis” since World War II. The US, India, and Brazil are leading the tally of most infected countries.
Each year, the Influenza (flu) season results in millions of lost workdays at a cost of billions of dollars. As we all wait for things to get back to normal, it is important not to skip your flu shot this year. It is also important to know, that it takes two weeks for the flu vaccine to become protective. So now is the time to get your shot as the flu season typically runs from November to April. It is also important to understand that the flu vaccine is never 100% effective in preventing the flu. However, the vaccine does substantially reduce your chances of getting the flu and passing it on to others.
Sometimes, somewhere you must have got bouts of hiccups. It is troublesome and annoying. They are usually for a limited period, but continued episodes/bouts of hiccups, however, may indicate an underlying pathologic disorder and calls for immediate medical attention. There are few home remedies as well that can be attempted to get rid of hiccups. but that is for self-limited hiccups and not for the chronic ones.
The author wants to put a disclaimer that the purpose of this article is not to recommend a treatment for hiccups rather provide a few tips and tricks to get rid of hiccups. Treatment of intractable hiccups often involves drug therapy.
Hiccups are incessant, uncontrollable contractions of the diaphragm-the muscle that parts the chest from the abdomen and plays a vital role in breathing. When the diaphragm contracts, the lungs take in oxygen. When the diaphragm relaxes, the lungs release the carbon dioxide. Each diaphragm contraction is trailed by a sudden closure of vocal cords, producing the rhythm called hiccups
The ketogenic diet or more popularly known as a “keto” diet is a low-carbohydrate, fat-rich eating plan that differs from general, healthy eating recommendations. According to the School of Public Health, Harvard University, A “typical” keto diet entails of at least 70 percent of calories from fat, below 10 percent from carbs, and less than 20 percent from proteins.
High Blood pressure is no doubt a silent killer and if left untreated (uncontrolled), may raise several health issues including the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. But there’s good news. There are several things one can do to lower their blood pressure naturally.
When your blood pressure, the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your blood vessels, is consistently too high”, it is what is defined as High blood pressure (HBP) or hypertension.