Aging is a part of human life. Human life starts with birth, then it enters the stages of childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and finally old age. Aging is an inevitable and irreversible process. It is estimated that elderly people account for about 12 percent of the world’s population–and this is rapidly increasing to over 22 percent by 2050 (1). As we grow older, a wide range of changes happens in the body to varying degrees, which could result in different health issues. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), people 60 years old and above are referred to as older or elderly persons (2). People of this age group usually have high chances of developing diseases and preventive health care (PHC) is highly recommended for them. To put it accurately, prevention is better than cure.
The corporate world is experiencing a paradigm shift with more female employees slowly rising the ladder and creating their own position in the once called “men’s world”. A successful woman today flawlessly juggles between their roles at home and work and is smartly reprioritizing their focus where and when it needs. This huge portfolio of responsibilities surely demands double the amount of energy to keep going, so maintaining good health is vital for women.
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.
A blood test is a test in which a sample of your blood is taken for testing in the laboratory. The specimen could be serum, plasma, or whole blood based on what type of test is recommended by your doctor. Prior to each specimen/sample collection, the Phlebotomist reviews the appropriate test description, including the specimen type indicated, the volume, the procedure, the collection materials, patient preparation, and storage and handling instructions.
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.
Sugar, Sugar and More Sugar. We are all knowingly or unknowingly consuming poison every single day! Yes, that’s right and it’s in our very own kitchen – our sweetie(sugar). But the health risks of consuming sugar are impossible to ignore.