Archive for September, 2014

Special Treating Mild Acne

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Mild acne consists of small lesions, such as blackheads, whiteheads or pustules, which appear at or near the surface of the skin. As such, mild cases of acne can sometimes be controlled at home by:

Gently washing the affected area(s) with warm water and a mild soap twice a day to remove dead skin cells and excess oil

Using a topical (applied to the skin) over-the-counter acne treatment containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid.

Diarrhea and its quick treatment

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Diarrhea is an increase in the frequency of bowel movements or a decrease in the form of stool (greater looseness of stool).
Diarrhea can be defined in absolute or relative terms based on either the frequency of bowel movements or the consistency (looseness) of stools.
With diarrhea, stools usually are looser whether or not the frequency of bowel movements is increased. This looseness of stool–which can vary all the way from slightly soft to watery–is caused by increased water in the stool. During normal digestion, food is kept liquid by the secretion of large amounts of water by the stomach, upper small intestine, pancreas, and gallbladder.
Acute diarrhea lasts from a few days up to a week.
Chronic diarrhea can be defined in several ways but almost always lasts more than three weeks.
Absorbents are compounds that absorb water. Absorbents that are taken orally bind water in the small intestine and colon and make diarrheal stools less watery. They also may bind toxic chemicals produced by bacteria that cause the small intestine to secrete fluid; however, the importance of toxin binding in reducing diarrhea is unclear. The two main absorbents are attapulgite and polycarbophil, and they are both available without prescriptions.

Tips for Bad Breath

Monday, September 15th, 2014

What you eat affects the air you exhale. Certain foods, such as garlic and onions, contribute to objectionable breath odor. Once the food is absorbed into the bloodstream, it is transferred to the lungs, where it is expelled. Brushing, flossing and mouthwash will only mask the odor temporarily. Odors continue until the body eliminates the food. Dieters may develop unpleasant breath from infrequent eating.

If you don’t brush and floss daily, particles of food remain in the mouth, collecting bacteria, which can cause bad breath. Food that collects between the teeth, on the tongue and around the gums can rot, leaving an unpleasant odor.

Bad breath can also be caused by dry mouth (xerostomia), which occurs when the flow of saliva decreases. Saliva is necessary to cleanse the mouth and remove particles that may cause odor. Dry mouth may be caused by various medications, salivary gland problems or continuously breathing through the mouth. If you suffer from dry mouth, your dentist may prescribe anartificial saliva, or suggest using sugarless candy and increasing your fluid intake.

Tobacco products cause bad breath. If you use tobacco, ask your dentist for tips on kicking the habit.

Bad breath may be the sign of a medical disorder, such as a local infection in the respiratory tract, chronic sinusitis, postnasal drip, chronic bronchitis, diabetes, gastrointestinal disturbance, liver or kidney ailment. If your dentist determines that your mouth is healthy, you may be referred to your family doctor or a specialist to determine the cause of bad breath.

Maintaining good oral health is essential to reducing bad breath. Schedule regular dental visits for a professional cleaning and checkup. If you think you have constant bad breath, keep a log of the foods you eat and make a list of medications you take. Some medications may play a role in creating mouth odors. Let your dentist know if you’ve had any surgery or illness since your last appointment.

Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste to remove food debris and plaque. Brush your tongue, too. Once a day, use floss or an interdental cleaner to clean between teeth.

Mouthwashes are generally cosmetic and do not have a long-lasting effect on bad breath. If you must constantly use a breath freshener to hide unpleasant mouth odor, see your dentist. If you need extra help in controlling plaque, your dentist may recommend using a special antimicrobial mouth rinse. A fluoride mouth rinse, used along with brushing and flossing, can help prevent tooth decay.

Golden Tips to remove wrinkles

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

1. Apply moisturizer regularly.

2. Air conditioners and room heaters tend to dry the skin. Hence apply heavier moisturizer if you are working in these conditions.

3. Do not stretch or pull the delicate skin under eye or facial skin.

4. Do not go out in hot sun. Carry an umbrella, wear sun glasses and apply sun screen lotions before stepping out in hot sun.

5. Avoid smoking.

6. Consume chick peas and soya beans regularly.

7. Drink plenty of milk.

8. Practice YOGA and MEDITATION regularly.

Home remedies For Your Dry Hair

Monday, September 8th, 2014

When you look at your hair in the mirror, do you see brittle hair with split ends and a lackluster appearance? You may be suffering from dry hair. Dry hair can be a challenge to work with since it can be fragile and prone to breakage. You need a home remedy for dry hair to get your hair back into it’s moist, undamanged states. Here are some simple things you can do at home to help give your dry hair a moisture boost:

1. Don’t wash your hair every day.

If you wash your hair every day, you’ll deplete the natural oils in your hair, resulting in hair becoming dull, dry, and flyaway. Shampoo every other day maximum.

2. Blow dry your hair as little as possible

The heat from a blow dryer can aggravate the dryness and contribute to formation of split ends. Heat causes expansion of the hair shaft followed by contraction with cooling. This places excessive stress on the hair, resulting in breakage. Let you hair dry naturally and save the blow dryer for days you’re in a real pinch for time and, then, only use it on a low setting.

3. Don’t comb or brush your hair when it’s wet.

Hair is quite fragile when it’s wet. Combing and brushing while the hair is damp can cause breakage. Let your hair dry naturally before tugging on it with a comb or brush.

4. Use a mild shampoo without alot of added ingredients.

Choose an acidic shampoo with a pH in the range of 4.5 to 6.5. You want to avoid shampoos that are alkaline (with a pH above 6.5) since these can promote dryness. The unfortunate fact is shampoos often contain harsh detergents which can completely rob your hair of its natural oils. Many of the so called “additives” such as natural botanicals that sound like they would help dry hair actually have the opposite effect. The best approach is to choose the shampoo with the mildest detergent you can find with added humectants like panthenol which can help to hold water onto the hair shaft to reduce dryness. Don’t count on protein additives to restore or rebuild your hair. Hair is dead and can’t be rebuilt.

5. Follow up your shampoo with a conditioner.

Again, don’t count on a conditioner to rebuild or restore your hair since the hair shaft is dead. Conditioners will coat the hair shaft, thereby giving the hair a moist appearance and making it easier to style.

6. Keep your hair covered when you’re out in the elements.

The elements, particularly the sun, can wreck havoc on dry hair. Wear a large brimmed hat or scarf to keep direct sunlight off of your hair, not to mention your face. Don’t count on “sun protectants” added to your shampoo. These are usually washed down the drain when you rinse your hair.

7. When you swim, wear a bathing cap.

The chlorine in pools as well as the sun exposure can create bit problems for dry hair. Make sure your hair is well protected.

8. Make sure you’re eating a healthy diet.

Two dietary deficiencies that can cause hair breakage and dryness are a diet too low in protein and one too low in fat. Keep a journal of what you eat for a week and use an online nutrition calculator to make sure you’re getting adequate quantities of both of these important elements.

9. Do a twice weekly scalp massage.

A gentle scalp massage can help to stimulate oil production by the oil glands in the scalp. Just be gentle! You don’t want to contribute to hair breakage.

10. Use a hot oil treatment once a week.

One home remedy for dry hair is a natural hot oil pack. Try heating a bowl of olive oil in the microwave until it’s warm. Let it set for a few minutes and then apply to hair from ends to just below the top of the scalp. Wrap your hair in a warm towle. Leave on for 20-30 minutes and rinse. Shampoo with a mild shampoo. Many people with dry hair swear by these treatments.

11. Avoid using hair dyes and bleach.

Bleach is a particular problem for dry hair. One bleach job may be all your dry hair needs to experience extensive breakage. Use a natural substance like henna to add some highlights to your hair.

The lowdown on high blood pressure

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Blood pressure is the force of the flowing blood against the walls of the arteries. It’s measured in two numbers …for example, ’140/90.’ The first number (140) is systolic pressure, the pressure when the heart contracts and pumps the blood through the body. The lower number (90) is diastolic pressure, the pressure between pumps, when the heart is resting.

120/80 is considered normal. You have high blood pressure (hypertension) if your blood- pressure reading is equal to or greater than 140/90 for extended periods of time. Elevated blood pressure means your heart is working harder than normal, putting both your heart and arteries under a greater strain.

Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism

Monday, September 1st, 2014

Hyperthyroidism is suggested by several signs and symptoms; however, patients with mild disease usually experience no symptoms. In patients older than 70 years, the typical signs and symptoms also may be absent. In general, the symptoms become more obvious as the degree of hyperthyroidism increases. The symptoms usually are related to an increase in the metabolic rate of the body. Common symptoms include:

-Excessive sweating
-Heat intolerance
-Increased bowel movements
-Tremor (usually fine shaking)
-Nervousness; agitation
-Rapid heart rate
-Weight loss
-Decreased concentration
-Irregular and scant menstrual flow
-In older patients, irregular heart rhythms and heart failure can occur. In its most -severe form, untreated hyperthyroidism may result in “thyroid storm,” a condition involving high blood pressure, fever, and heart failure. Mental changes, such as confusion and delirium, also may occur.