Extensive and beneficial skin care tip

Feb 28

Extensive and beneficial skin care tip

Taking care of skin from an early age is extremely important. We all are blessed with healthy glowing skin at the time of birth. However, as we grow up, our skin is exposed to the polluted dirt and tension that make it lose its glow. What makes matters worse is the fact that with age our skin loses its power to rejuvenate itself. As a result fine lines, patches and dull skin become synonymous with us. It is time, which we realize the damage caused to our skin and start to take steps to ensure that our skin gets back its deserved luster and glow.

Depend on nature and nurture your skin

Remember that beauty of an individual depends on his health. No matter how much you may try, unless you are healthy and fit inside, it will be impossible to flaunt healthy and glowing skin. This brings us to the first step of extensive skin care- EAT Healthy and Nutritious Food. Include loads of leafy vegetables and fresh fruits in one’s daily diet. That’s not all; certain food groups that have Vitamin E & Vitamin C in them are known to be extremely beneficial for the skin. Hence, orange juices, aloe Vera juices and other berry juices are known to be beneficial for the skin. Ensure that you follow a healthy and balanced diet plan that would provide your skin its required dose of nutrients and minerals. Nuts are also known to be a great for skin care. Munching on to nuts all day long would actually help you in pampering your skin.

Just like inclusion of some food groups in daily diet is beneficial for the skin, similarly exclusion of certain food groups is also good the skin. These food groups like fried fruits, sweets and calorie laden foods are known to cause adverse affect on one’s skin making t look dull and lifeless.

No matter what you may eat, unless you gulp down at least 8 to 10 glasses of water on a daily basis, your skin will not get its radiant look. Make up is a mode that can be used to hide imperfections on skin or to highlight any feature of your face. Make up, does not have the ability to transform your skin and change it over night.

Taking care of skin is also important

There are three basic steps to be followed on a daily basis that would ensure that your skin is well taken care of. The first step is Cleansing: this involves washing your face with mild PH balanced face wash that would help you to get rid of the dirt accumulated on your face. This needs to be done at least twice a day ensuring that your skin is clean and devoid of dirt all day long.

The Second step is toning. By using a toner on skin one actually tightens the pores that are opened wide during the first step of cleansing. Lastly the third step involves moisturizing, where the PH balance of the skin is replaced. Follow these steps daily to get a healthy and glowing skin.

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Women Physical Health Diet and Nutrition

Feb 24

Women Physical Health Diet and Nutrition

Women Physical Health Diet and Nutrition – Statistics rightly show that women around the world suffer from mal nutrition and other ailments due to negligence in their part. They are so engrossed in juggling between home and work that they seem to have no time for themselves. They never have time to take care of their own body as a result they start to suffer from a number of ailments. It is surprising that, most of the ailments women are associated with are caused by some deficiency or the other. That’s means, it is time, that women start to take heed of what they eat and the nutritious value they derive from the food intake.

Osteoporosis:

This is one of the most common ailments that women succumb to physically. Studies show that osteoporosis or the disease of the bones turning brittle and breaking easily is mainly caused by calcium deficiency. When time was in hand, if only people would have realized the importance of consuming calcium tablets and popped them in time, then the bones would have been strong and not turned brittle. Hence, it is important for women to have calcium rich food like milk and egg on a daily basis, so that their body gets the adequate amount of calcium from them.

Malnutrition:

Most women across the world are frail and known to be suffering from mal nutrition. This is nothing but deficiency of the essential mineral and vitamins required by the body for their day to day functioning. As a result, it is important that women follow a balanced diet. Crash dieting really does not aid in weight loss. The only thing it aids in is robbing off one’s body from the nutrients and minerals and making the body weak from within. Ensure that a women’s daily diet includes sufficient quantity of protein, carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins, calcium and so on. The only way to ensure that body is getting required amount of nutrition is by following a proper nutritious diet.

Loss of Energy:

Most women feel tired all the time and get fatigued easily. It is time they understand that getting fatigued and tired is just an indication of the body stating that they do not have adequate energy to perform the daily tasks. At such times it is important to ensure that a women’s diet includes loads of fresh vegetables and fruits. The anti-oxidant present in these fresh vegetables and fruits helps to provide the body the required amount of boost and gives it the required amount of energy.

Anemia:

Women are known to be anemic or lack of adequate blood in their body. It is time that they include iron rich fruits and nuts in their daily diets to overcome this ailment once and for all. It is important to understand, that simply by having a balanced diet is not enough for the overall wellbeing of a women. It is important that they exercise regularly to keep themselves fit and healthy over a long period of time. It is time, that women start taking care of themselves.

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Menopause Hot Flashes

Feb 20

Menopause Hot Flashes

Hot flashes consider the most common menopause symptoms , which usually come in sudden episodes of feeling hotness in female upper body and face, that may be accompanied by: Night sweats , Headache, Nausea, Rapid heart beating, Dizziness,and Feeling suffocation Then the flash followed by flush, which leaves the body red with moist upper lip The flashes may end by a chill that lead the episode off.

Hot flashes causes

Menopause consider the first cause, when we talk about hot flashes , but that does not exclude other causes also may lead to hot flashes.

Menopause hot flashes

The lack of estrogen play the main and the most explained cause for menopause hot flashes , and it is explained by estrogen with drawal theory . Estrogen withdrawal theory , as in normal female body before menopause there is apart normal human brain that part called hypo thalamus, in hypothalamus there is a center called thermo regulation center that is responsible for our body temperature which is always set at our body set point 37 C , that is the thermo state of our normal body , if any thing change that set point to high or low the hypo thalamus start to send message by special neurotransmitter to the body to change its temperature by being low or high , and all that operation called thermo regulation of the body . Menopause hot flashes, the lack of estrogen disturb the normal thermo regulation operation, which result in change the menopause female’s set point in the hypothalamus from 37 to 5 or 6 grades higher, so the body feel cold and hypothalamus starts to send messages to the body to make it’s temperature higher and that message sent by special neurotransmitters , mainly adrenaline and nor adrenaline , also prostaglandin’s and serotonin , that lead to these annoying flashes ,and it’s consequences which is mainly on the heart and skin

Heart start to pump faster, to increase it’s blood out put, and so the heart rate increase , that explain the accompanied tachycardia or increase heart beating, Skin on skin blood vessels , dilatation of them as it is away to cool the body after that stimulation had gone , leave the body red and that explain the flush (redness coloration) occur after the flashes. Second on skin sweat glands, It become hyper stimulated, that lead to increase sweat production, also to cool the body , that also explain the sweats accompanied with hot flashes.

Other Hot flashes causes There are other causes that lead also to hot flashes, rather than what occur in the natural menopause , these causes may be diseases or even drug side effects .

Most common diseases causing hot flashes

  1. Panic disorder
  2. Infection
  3. Cancer
  4. Diabetes
  5. Hyperthyroidism
  6. Obesity
  7. Thyroid diseases
  8. Medication causing hot flashes , such as Raloxfiene ( osteoporosis medication ) , Tamoxfien ( anti estrogenic drug , used mainly in endometrial carcinoma ) , Gondotropin analogues ( female infertility for ovulation induction )

Hot flashes symptoms

Menopause hot flashes characterized by coming in episodes , each episode characterized by being sudden and intense in which the female feel hot mainly in her face, and upper body also in some times that hotness involve whole body , it accompanied mainly by, Tachycardia ( rapid regular or irregular heart beating ) , palpitation ( awareness of heart beating ), followed by Flushes ( redness in the body mainly in face and upper body , and ended by cold chills . Hot flashes may lead to sleep disturbances , as these episodes comes usually at night , it also may lead to Dizziness, Headache, Anxiety and feel of suffocation . Most women experiencing mild to moderate episodes ,that is mainly depend on the amount of estrogen reduction, which vary from woman to another one Mild hot flashes episodes, occur mainly in muscular heavy women, rather than thin women , that is because of the great availability of muscle and fat cells, as in these cells there is a conversion of understanding secreted by adrenal gland to estrone which is a weak, long effective estrogen like hormone.

In other hand some women facing severe episode of hot flashes, which can occur due to unknown cause, but it mainly seen if there are other associating causes lead to more estrogen reduction as in cases of

  1. Breast cancer
  2. Women who take tamoxifen ( as multiple studies shows that about 75% of females who take tamoxifen face a severe hot flashes , comparing to 20-25% who take placebo , but it can improve after first three or six months
  3. Surgical menopause : due to rapid reduction of estrogen level
  4. Medical menopause: especially chemotherapy induce medical menopause, can lead to intense severe episode that may lead to heart attack.
  5. Smoking : as smoking decrease ability of the blood vessels to radiate heat and that lead to decrease heat loss and lead to more severe hot flashes.
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Low Fat Diets – Make Your Heart Smiling

Feb 17

Low Fat Diets – Make Your Heart Smiling

Importance of diets for a healthy heart – Our body is has many organs and the heart is the most important organ which needs low fat diets for keeping it in good shape and condition. There are thousands of websites which come out with many low fat diets. Each one follows a different route and hence at times there is room for total confusion. However, a good low fat diet essentially consists of nutrients that are low on fatty acids and high on proteins, fibres, vitamins and minerals. Before actually going in for these heavily advertised and publicised low fat diets it is important to try and understand a bit more of about these diets and the effect they have in the normal functioning of our body and heart.

Low fat diets have an important role to play. The food that is normally eaten consists of excess carbohydrates and saturated fatty acids. These food items do not get burnt by our body and they are stored in various parts of the body. Over a period of time, they start clogging the arteries and veins and among the first organ that gets affected, is without doubt the heart. The heart is unable to receive adequate inflow of oxygen and it is also not able to pump the required amount of blood to various parts of the body. This happens because the unplanned diet gets converted into cholesterol and gets deposited in the arteries preventing free movement of blood. This, if left untreated could lead to some very risky and dangerous heart diseases. Hence, low fat diets help mitigate the situation by preventing the accumulation of cholesterol and bad fat in various parts of the body especially, the lining of the arteries of the heart.

What could be termed as low fat diets?

There are different types of low fat diets but if one looks at it from a historical perspective, diets that are rich in natural fruits and vegetables are considered to be the best example of low fat diets. Additionally, some types of fish and tender chicken are also considered to be low in saturated fatty acids. However, the problem with these low fat diets is that they have to be eaten in large quantities to meet the required calorie needs of each and every body. This could be very difficult and therefore many nutrition specialists have come up with a combination diet that includes some bit of protein and fat that is not rich in saturated fatty acids. This combination could be termed as low fat diets.

Whom to approach for low fat diets?

It is not advisable to follow these low fat diets without taking the advice and instruction from physicians. This is because each and every person has a different calorie requirement and it is for the nutritionist or the doctor to fix the diet plan that could be termed as low fat diets. Going on diet without taking the advice of the family physician should be strictly avoided because such low fat diets could lead to some other problems.

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Issue About Women and Mental Health

Feb 10

Women mental health is a serious issue. Unfortunately, the issue is remains untended in most cases. Women facing these problems and those associated with them often feel embarrassed to discuss women’s mental health. Women reaching the age of 40 usually undergo many problems. Most of the time, they are unable to realize the changes happening in their bodies. The transitions are dramatic. Women may face problems relate to their physical, mental and emotional health.

Women are overburdened with responsibilities. They need to play many roles. They have to prove their calibre at every stage of their life as a daughter, girlfriend, wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, friend, sister and much more. This may affect their mental health in many ways. This is not a great problem, especially if the family members, especially those close to her decide on giving her therapies to feel better and happy.

Women Therapy

Mental health treatment or therapy for women helps them understand themselves better. This is also a way that assists them coping with various drastic situations in life better. Getting mental therapy is not a sign of women being crazy. Problems are inevitable. Everyone has to face it at one point of time or the other. Everyone has problems. Therapy is just a technique to be followed to gather adequate strength to face and battle problems.

Common Women Problems

Some of the universal women mental health problems include the following listed below:

  • Insomnia/sleep disorders
  • Depression
  • Unhappiness
  • Nervousness
  • Drug Abuse
  • Anorexia/Eating Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Excessive Anger
  • Mood Swings

All the above listed women mental health problems can be treated successfully with therapy. Different types of therapies are available to treat psychological problems in women.

Types of Women Mental Health Therapies

Relaxation Therapy:

Women are taught different ways to relax. This helps them minimize stress and nervousness faced in daily life. Meditation and Yoga helps a lot in relaxing mind and body. It rejuvenates the mind and prepares it to face life with excitement.

Art/Creative Therapy:

This therapy is provided by an art therapist. Women indulge in various creative activities such as painting, drawing, clay modelling, stitching etc.

Cognitive Therapy:

This is one of the most important therapies used to treat women mental health problems. It directly affects on how one thinks, feel, react and behave in different situations. Cognitive therapy will help you identify negative thinking that keeps women engaged. Women can identify these thoughts and work towards eliminating them from their life.

Behavioural Therapy:

This is also one of the most recommended therapies for women mental health issues. It can also be referred to as an organized and goal specific therapy that assesses a woman’s current behaviour and facilitates her bring changes in the behaviour accordingly.

Massage Therapies:

These are relaxation therapies offered to help women overcome day to day anxiety and pressure. There are many other therapies recommended and used to help women overcome simple to complex psychological problems in life. Trusting a professional will help in choosing the best therapy and overcome common women mental health problems.

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