Here you will find all topics related to health. If you know what you are eating then you will be healthy and every thing about food items that really can help you to stay healthy.There are also cures of certain diseases like Aids, Eczema, Parkinson etc. That's the purpose of this blog to make you healthy by making you eat healthy food.
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Kidneys are most important part of our body. Kidneys purify blood and maintain chemical balance in the body. Kidneys have the ability to remove toxins and extra water in the form of Urine. Kidneys resemble to Black eye pea or bean and is almost equal to closed hand in the form of punch. Kidneys lie almost in the middle of back and below the rib cage. It's a very perfect reprocessing machine. In one day kidneys purify 200 quart of blood from toxin and extra water.
Blood gets toxicated because of food and continous work in cells. When our body gets the required food from blood, then remanings are added as discharge to blood. If kidneys don't remove this toxin, this toxin becomes poison for the body.
Kidneys filter the blood through small holes called Nephron. Each individual kidney contains 1 million Nephron's. Inside each Nephron there is web of blood tubes called Glomerulus, which is connected to Tubule ( which collects urine ). Blood is purified by passing through this complex mechanism. First that matter enters in the kidney which can be sent back to body after pufication. Kidneys gather phosphorus, sodium, potassium and sends it back to the body. So in one way kidneys keep balance of chemicals in body.
Other than purification kidneys also release two kinds of hormones known as:
1. Erythropoietin ( which is responsible for red blood cell formation )
2. Calcitriol ( Which is form of vitamin D and keeps balance of calcium in bones and keeps chemical balance in body )
Working of Kidneys
If you are healthy that means your kidneys are also working hundred percent fine. But human doesn't need to be 100 percent for working. Some individuals are born with only one kidney, some donate there one kidney. In each case the body functions perfectly.
The problem arises when kidneys start doing work at or below 25 percent. If this goes to 15 percent the body cannot survive unless it is attached to dialysis. Transplantation has to done at this stage.
In most of kidney diseases Nephrons are the number one target of infections, due to which kidneys cannot purify to there perfection. Infections normally attack both kidneys. If an individual has sugar and blood pressure then that individual is at risk of kidney infection.
In Diabetics, glucose does not gets dissolved fully in blood, and this glucose then harms Nephron. If the level of glucose remains less in blood, kidneys can be remained safe. High blood pressure on the other hand effects the small veins in kidneys due to which kidneys can't perform well.
There are some diseases that only effect Glomerulus due to which when patient urinates blood also comes along with urine. In this condition patient has to keep his/her blood pressure in control.
Why Kidneys get infected
If you eat poisonous matter or get hit hard by accident, you can get kidney infection. Some times taking medicine for a long period of time can also cause kidney infections. According to research those medicine which contain Aspirin, Acetaminophen, ibuprofen etc are dangerous for kidneys.
During accident if large amount of blood is discharged from body or you got hit very hard, this can immediately effect the proper working of kidneys.
Symptoms of Kidney Infections
If you get kidney infection at first you will not notice it at all you will feel yourself perfectly fine. But as time passes by, if you feel that urine is coming too much or less, you feel dizzy all day, or feel very sleepy all the time, feel tired, you don't feel hungry, if you eat you feel that if you might vomit. Your hand and feet get swollen. You feel very bad head aches for some time when you get up from sleep. These all are symptoms of kidney infection.
Medical Tests of Kidneys
There are different types of tests to check whether kidney is infected or not.
1. Creatinine Test ( creat ). 2. Creatinine Clearance (CrCl). 3. Urea. 4. Glomerular Filtration Rate ( GFR and eGFR). 5. Haemoglobin Test (Hb). 6. Platelets test (plats). 7. Albumin. 8. White cell count test. 9. PTH which stands for Parathyroid Hormone.
How to fight Kidney Infections
If the conditions of kidney is very bad, unfortunately kidneys then cannot be repaired. You have to do dialysis or transplantation.
If kidney infection is in early stages, then through different medicines and methods kidneys can be kept healthy. Also one has to make sure that paralysis and heart attack are in control, because these can cause kidney infection. If patient is diabetic, keep the sugar level controlled and before taking any medicine ask doctor.
The Play of Diet
Kidney patient should know that daily necessities can worsen the infection. Like protein, which is vital part for normal body functions. Infected kidneys cannot remove proteins from toxins, so normally doctors advise there patients to avoid protein so that kidneys have to work less. But protein has to be maintained by body so ask alternative foods that can provide protein.
Patient should avoid smoking, avoid salt as it increases the blood pressure. Keep balance of potassium in body. Healthy kidneys can remove excessive potassium from body, but infected kidneys cannot perform this function very well, so be careful.
If kidneys stop working completely
This condition is called Uremia, in which kidney stop working completely. So patient has to do dialysis in this case. There are two types of dialysis namely:
1. Hemodialysis 2. Peritonial dialysis
If patient is lucky enough he can get donation of kidney which is known as kidney transplantation. So always drink plenty of water so that kidneys keep working properly.
Whenever a patient goes to doctor, he/she has some basic responsibilities that must be kept in mind. Just like doctor has responsibility, similarly patients also have responsibilities. If you want to know about these responsibilities then keep on reading.
1. If you have an appointment with the doctor, then come on schedule. It's better to come fifteen minutes before the actual time. If by any reason you cannot come at specified time, tell the receptionist about the situation. This is to make sure that no one gets frustrated by your late coming. Many doctors don't give appointments because they know that patient will not come on time or if patient does manages to come (not on time), patient tries to get first to the doctor, which is kind of frustrating for others.
2. Doctor will ask you about your condition, which is known as taking history. You should go prepared for this. Which condition started when, you should know about it. If you think that you might forget about some specific condition take a note about it. If there is surgery done on you, you should tell this about doctor.
3. You should keep record of your previous disease and of those current diseases. So that when you show your medical record to doctor, doctor can easily diagnose you. Keeping track of things is a very good habit.
4. What ever medications you are taking. Tell them to doctor, so that doctor knows what you are up to. If the name of medicine is difficult to remember write down the name of it.
5. Whatever doctor suggests, understand it thoroughly. If there are foods that you have to avoid do not hesitate to ask.
6. Act fully to what doctor has prescribed to you. Don't change your doctor or prescription, if any one of your family members or friends say to do so. If you keep on going to same doctor, the doctor can understand your disease much better rather then changing the doctor and starting again from scratch.
7. If doctor asks to meet you after some days of prescription, then you should follow as the doctor says.
These are some important points that every patient should keep in mind when going to see doctor. These are responsibilities of a patient, which every patient should know.
Scoliosis is a medical term for spine, where spine takes the form of "S" or "C", it's bent toward left or to the right, it can be outward or can be inward, in any way spine is not straight anymore. If you go to Mayoclinic website, at there doctors define it as being abnormal curvature of spine.
Exercises for Scoliosis
There are different exercises designed to help and end the scoliosis pain. These can be stretching exercises, yoga, lower, middle and upper back exercises.
Yoga is considered to be one of the best exercises in scoliosis. Yoga helps our body to be stretched, and this stretching is the basis for bringing spine to it's original form.
These yoga exercise include Supine leg out ( In case you don't know what supine is below is an example of supine form ), Supine knee twist, making back passively in the position of arc, the crocodile twist ( you lie on your back on the floor, then you twist half of your lower body to the right and then to the left ). Check out the second diagram.
If you regularly do these exercises in the morning or evening, these yoga exercises will sure relieve your scoliosis pain and can bring your spine to it's normal position.
Exercise for Upper Back
There are different types of upper back exercises that help to correct the shape of spine. All you have to do is to sit in a chair, bring your forearms along with elbows in front of you, place them on your thighs. Now staying in this position start to bring the forearms backwards, and at the same time squeeze your back making the form of an arc. Stay in this position for one minute, then come back to initial position. Make ten repetitions of this exercise.
Exercise for Middle and Lower back
Come into the form of supine, then bring your knees in such a way that knees point upward. Attach your back to the floor as firmly as you can, stay in this position not more the twenty seconds then come back to supine mode, do this ten times, this will help strengthen your lower and middle back muscles.
All of us must be familiar with the word "Meditate" where you try to understand yourself by sitting in a quiet room. But very less know about Mediterranean diet, and if you are woman and you are on Mediterranean diet you can live upto 15 years more and if you are a male you can expect to live 8 years more.
So what is Mediterranean diet ?
Mediterranean diet is a combination of vegetables ( any vegetable), nuts, fish, meat, olive oil, fruits along with very small amount of alcohol. If you are doing excercise daily and if you combine this basic food combination to your daily diet provided the condition that you don't smoke you can expect to live longer as much as 15 years. According to the study which was done in Netherlands at the university of Maastricht under the supervision of Piet van den brandt, who is epidemiology professor, observed almost 120,000 men and women together whose age ranged from 55 to 69 years during the year of 1986 and yes this was ten year study period. He said that " If you choose to live healthy by taking a healthy life style then this has profound effects on health as well as age. The Mediterranean diet effects were more visible in women than the men." The effects were 15 years more in women and 8 years more in men, which is very significant effect. So now the decision is yours that which one do you choose a long healthy life or short unhealthy life by taking all the garbage of fast food ? The choice will always be yours. So in my opinion stay healthy by eating healthy food items.
According to new study which is published in FASEB journal, nicotine actually helps in preventing Parkinson's disease, nicotine works by making a shield around Dopamine neurons found in brain. This is a break through because it will help to unravel the new treatments. According to the Patrick Michel, who is the joint author of institute du cerveau et de la Moelle Epiniere, Hospital de la Salpetriere, which is in Paris said that " This study will raise the hope to help the patients with Parkinson disease at an early stage or yet even at that stage where this disease is not apparent."
So in my opinion we should include some amount of nicotine in our diet through the use of coffee or tea, but not through cigarette definetely not through cigarettes. Till then stay healthy by eating healthy foods.
Those who smoke, once in there life time they do desire that they never had started smoking. Why people smoke ? Through my own personal experience from colleagues, friends, family members. People smoke because they want to get through that "Hard Time". Hard time can be your studies, assignments, night shift job, you want to stay awake, you want a boost in your working, it can be any excuse which makes you to do smoking. According to statistics of smoking, there are nearly seventy percent of all smokers who want to quit smoking. This year 2011 forty percent of total smokers will try to quit smoking, by different methods like using nicotine patches, gums, cold turkey etc.
Smokers know that quit smoking is very difficult because of the cravings that occur which is very intense that can last up to three months, that makes them believe that it's impossible. One thing that you should keep in mind is that quitting depends on your will power and there is no other way, you can say that there are patches, drugs, nicotine gums to help quit smoking but using these methods comes with very bad side effects that can last up to three to four weeks like you can have very bad nightmares, sleep deprivation. There are electronic cigarettes but FDA is unable to find any side effects of using e-cigarettes so far, but do keep in mind that you are inhaling liquid nicotine into your lungs, whose long term side effects are not known. Fasting is one of the best ways that can help you quit smoking, fasting is based on ones will power and one has to keep him/herself away from any intake for almost fourteen hours. In case of quit smoking this is one of the best methods that can help you a lot, and this is month of Ramadan which is Islamic month, where Muslims do fasting for whole month that includes smokers and non-smokers both. If Muslims can do it why can't you ?
When you are quit smoking, if you feel stressed take a hot bath, read book, go to gym, do any thing that will help you reduce the stress, these methods will not end the stress but will dramatically reduce your stress. If you get very bad cravings take some coffee or tea that will help cravings out but don't devil in to the habit of drinking coffee as it also contains nicotine.
There are lots of immediate benefits of quit smoking, after twenty minutes of quitting an individual's heart rate comes back to normal. When twelve hours pass by after quitting, carbon monoxide which becomes part of blood when you smoke drops to normal. Your sense of hunger increases after quit smoking. These are some of immediate benefits that you get after quit smoking. So keep your will high this month and stay healthy and energetic by eating healthy foods.