Maintaining peace of mind is a big challenge these days. The 24/7 news cycle, the prevalence of electronic devices, and the fast pace of culture are daunting. When planning for the future, it can be hard to know where to focus. Fortunately, you can take solid steps toward regaining a sense of stability and tranquility. Read on for some helpful ideas.
Many people dread going to the doctors or the hospital. That may be because they don’t want to think about health issues in their life, as it could become a reality. However, you shouldn’t feel afraid of speaking to your doctor, as they are there to work with you. This is everything you need to know about speaking to your doctor, from booking the appointment to getting the results.
So you think you might be pregnant? It may be an overwhelming prospect or you might not even be sure if you are pregnant. Well, this is a good starting place to get you thinking about what you want to do next.
‘You have nice teeth.’ These four words could be the best compliment you will ever receive because guess what? A compliment like this could make your day and give you a significant boost of self-esteem. So what are nice teeth, and how do you get them? These are teeth that do not only look good but are also healthy. They are also not something you just wake up to in the morning but could take you a lifetime of care to attain. So why do we need good teeth? Apart from the appeal they add to our features, they are also healthy to have. Good teeth are a sign we are taking care of our bodies and eating right. After all, aren’t we what we eat? Well, so are our teeth!
So many people have been victims of a high sugar intake when they don’t even realize it. According to dietary guidelines, the total calories derived from sugar in a day should be no more than 10%. That means that if your daily intake consists of 1800 calories, then 180 calories should be from sugar. World Health Organization advises that this amount be deducted and says it is safe if a person keeps sugar to 5%. That means that if your daily intake is 1800 calories, let 90 be from sugar.
Health and wellness are essential aspects of life that many people ignore. They may not be aware of the importance of improving health and wellness because it is not something they think about on a day-to-day basis. This blog post will discuss seven tips for improving your health and well-being that you may have otherwise ignored in the past. Continue reading “7 Critical Health and Wellness Tips You Probably Have Ignored In the Past”
A 2015 article published on ThinkProgress website has brought an important issue to light: gender stereotypes are very much present in the healthcare system. How many times have you visited a doctor due to chronic pain, headaches or period problems and your “diagnosis” was something along the lines: “It’s all your imagination”? This sort of doctors’ approach can discourage a lot of women from doing their regular and emergency checkups, which can significantly compromise their health. You should, by no means, pay attention to this discriminatory behavior.
Your priority is your health, and therefore, you must check it from time to time. Here are four essential yet simple checks you can do.
Regular gynecological checkups are imperative, especially after a woman turns 25 or 30. You shouldn’t go to your gynecologist only when you have some symptoms or avoid going for a checkup thinking that nothing can happen to you. Virtually, every woman is affected by an infection or some other gynecological condition at some point in her life, and some of them, if left untreated, can lead to infertility and have other dangerous consequences. Often, women consult their gynecologist when comparing different fertility methods before making their decision.
A typical gynecological checkup should include:
- A breast exam – to check for any irregularities or lumps in the breast tissue. You should also learn how to do a self-exam.
- A pelvic exam – where the doctor examines the female reproductive system. This exam also includes a Pap smear, which is used to detect the presence of abnormalities that can be caused by infections, cervical cancer, etc.
Hormonal imbalance is common in women of all ages. More often than not, women attribute symptoms of this condition to other causes and tend to ignore them when they are doing regular checkups. You would be surprised to know just how many signs indicate that you may have problems with hormones. Fatigue and poor sleep can be caused by an imbalance in thyroid hormones. Mood swings, irritability, anxiety, and even depression can happen due to cortisol, testosterone, or estrogen imbalance. Low thyroid levels can lead to hair loss, dry skin and hair, and brittle nails. Changing levels of estrogen and progesterone manifest themselves through hot flashes and night sweats.
Do you know how easy it is to check that? A simple saliva test will tell you all about your hormones.
Heart condition and blood pressure
Heart disease is a leading cause of death in women and as such, it shouldn’t be ignored. Routine doctor visits can save your life, so try to make time for annual heart checkups even if you don’t have a heart condition. While you are there, ask for screening tests that include weight and BMI, waist circumference, blood pressure, cholesterol, and fasting blood glucose. If the results pose a concern, you might need to change your lifestyle. Blood pressure is something you can also check regularly at your home with a digital monitor.
Did you know that 2/3 of visual impairment and blindness happens to women? The good news is that ¾ of visual impairment are preventable. Feeling the urge to visit your ophthalmologists yet? It is crucial to check your eye health on a regular basis. If you notice any problem, such as blurring vision, problem with focusing, headaches, eye strain, sensitivity to light and eye pain, you should make an appointment to do an eye test as soon as possible to see if you should start wearing glasses or contact lenses or undergo another treatment to prevent vision deterioration. If you are already wearing vision correction mean, regular eye exams are even more important.
“Prevention is better than the cure” is much more than just a saying. If you take proper care of your health right now, you will avoid a lot of troubles in the future.
When it comes to eating healthy, many people just don’t know what to do or how to begin. For many, the whole process of eating healthy can seem very confusing. When this happens people become frustrated and then they go back into their old habits again of unhealthy eating and lack of exercise. Here are some simple ways that you can eat healthy and make it easy for yourself.
Mold can grow on various surfaces such as walls, carpets, foods, and clothing. Removing molds may cause you extra charges and also compromise your health if you inhale the allergens. So, it’s better to prevent molds before they become a problem to your house and health.
You are expecting your first baby boy or girl and probably feel a little nervous. That is okay because there are a lot of parents out there just as nervous as you are. Delivery fears are one reason to be nervous, but there are a few common conditions first-time parents should know about.
The cleft palate or cleft lip is a defect that affects several babies around the world. It is an issue that usually develops between the sixth to 10th week of pregnancy. Surgery is usually necessary as it prevents feeding complications though some children with this issue develop speech issues that need to be addressed.