Monday, November 19, 2018

What Is Sickle Cell Anemia? Types, Symptoms and Treatment

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Traditionally a heart disease diagnosis often meant undergoing invasive open heart surgery. However, advances in technology have provided less invasive options for patients, such as angioplasty. Here is a short summary of what to expect with an angioplasty procedure.
Angioplasty Procedure

Reasons for the Procedure

Angioplasty is primarily performed to help treat a form of heart disease called atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis develops when fatty plaque slowly builds up over time, causing a blockage in the blood vessels of the heart. A doctor may recommend this procedure when diet and lifestyle changes aren’t enough to help the problem, you have a heart attack or you’re at a high risk for heart attack. If the heart is weak, diseased or damaged, coronary bypass surgery will most likely be recommended instead of angioplasty.
Observation Dye

An angioplasty is performed first by inserting a needle either in the femoral artery of the leg or the brachial artery of the arm. A sheath is put in place to keep the artery open so that a guide catheter, which is a small plastic tube that sometimes uses PET tubing, can be used to inject dye into the artery. The dye is used in conjunction with x-ray imaging to study the heart and better understand the best way to approach the rest of the procedure.
Opening the Block

A balloon catheter is inserted next, typically along with a stent. Balloon catheter manufacturing itself is fairly diversified with a number of unique and made-to-order products, so the catheter your doctor uses will probably be specialized. The catheter and stent are guided to the site of the blockage using a flexible guidewire. The balloon is inflated to open the block and the stent is left in place as the balloon catheter is removed to help prevent the artery from closing.

While less invasive than an open heart surgery, the procedure still comes with certain risks. More common risks include bleeding and bruising at the catheter insertion site and the potential for blood clot formation. If the procedure is performed without placing stents, there is also a risk that the artery will re-narrow, also known as restenosis. More serious but rare complications include tears to the coronary artery, heart attack, stroke from loosened plaque and kidney damage from the contrast dye used during the procedure.

The procedure itself takes 30 to 90 minutes. Be prepared for days of rest immediately after your procedure. If doctors inserted a stent, you will likely need to take aspirin and an antiplatlet medication to prevent complications. You may want to consider enrolling in a cardiac rehabilitation program after your surgery in order to learn how to manage your condition in the future.
While angioplasty plays an integral role in the treatment process for many patients suffering from atherosclerosis, it’s important to understand that the procedure is not for everyone. It’s also essential to continue living a healthy lifestyle in order to help control the formation of arterial plaque, even after your procedure is successfully completed.

Giving birth to a baby can be fun, exciting and overwhelming all at the same time. The excitement that the newborn baby brings can flood the heart of the new mother or father, however, things can quickly go south for some new parents. As shocking as it is, the rush of this powerful emotions can cause depression for the new mother. Are you surprised yet?

Almost immediately after the woman undergoes the entire process of childbirth, some women tend to have a disorder known as “postpartum disorders”. Postpartum disorders otherwise known as baby blues are the typical reactions a woman experiences just after the birth of her baby.

These reactions may include mood swings, crying, intense difficulty in sleeping and anxiety disorders. There are so many causes and factors that could result in postpartum disorders and a tweak in their mental health. Typically, the onset if baby blues usually begins within the first few days of delivery (mostly after the 2nd or 3rd day), and it can last up to a month or two after birth. It is usually expected to subside when the hormonal levels begin to return back to normal in the woman’s body.

However, for some new moms, theirs might acquire a long lasting effect known as postpartum depression. Postpartum depression can be unusually very severe in some women. Most times, this condition is usually misinterpreted. Postpartum depression is not a character defect or a weakness, and it is typically a complication of the birth process.

It could sometimes happen if the woman had a really long and stressful delivery. Postpartum depression gives off all the normal signs of depression. The only difference is that it begins only after birth. Postpartum depression can start anytime after birth (although it doesn’t exceed the first 4-6 months) and it can even last up to a year.

Research has shown that about 10-20% of new moms usually experience postpartum depression. At first, it is possible to misdiagnose postpartum depression as baby blues because at the initial stage, they both give off the same kind of symptoms but the difference between the both of them is that postpartum depression lasts a lot long longer and is more severe than baby blues.

There are signs to be noticed when a woman is experiencing baby blues and these symptoms include: intense mood swings, anxiety, sadness, irritability, the feeling of always being overwhelmed, crying, reduced concentration and focus, eating disorders such as binge eating and bulimia, lack of appetite in some women, intense trouble sleeping, some even may end up having night scares and so on.

Those are the signs that will be seen for baby blues, however, they don’t last long but for postpartum depression, the signs expected to be recognized are sullen mood and the feeling of always being depressed, severe mood swings, intense crying, difficulty or the inability to bond with your baby, withdrawal from both friends and family, loss of appetite or eating excessively much more than before, eating disorders such as binge eating and bulimia.

Other symptoms include difficulty in sleeping, inability to sleep,always feeling excessively tired and intense fatigue, sudden lack of interest in the things that generally give you joy and pleasure, severe anger issues, emotional irritability, fear of never being a good mother, the feeling of hopelessness, always experiencing the sense of worthlessness, shame, inadequacy, and guilt, reduced ability in concentrating and focusing on a particular task, inability to make appropriate decisions, restlessness, severe anxiety disorders, intense panic attacks, always having so many thoughts on how to harm yourself or your baby or both, and intense recurring thoughts of suicide and death.
Postpartum Disorder
Mature woman comforts crying daughter with baby

These are the symptoms one who has postpartum depression would likely experience, and if it is left untreated and unattended to, it can go on for many months and can span into something more substantial such as postpartum psychosis.

Guess what; new fathers as well can also experience postpartum depression as well. The feeling of having to take care of a newborn as well as providing for the baby can trigger the feeling of sadness, tiredness, and the sense of always being overwhelmed. They may also likely experience unusual changes in their sleeping patterns or generally the same symptoms a new mother would experience when going through this phase.

Most young fathers who already have a history of depression, experiencing relationship or family problems, or are already struggling financially before the baby was born tends to be more at risk of having postpartum depression than other fathers.

Postpartum depression in fathers otherwise known as paternal Postpartum depression can have the same adverse effect on partner, bonding relationships as well as child development just as postpartum depression in mothers would have as well.

There are some factors that can contribute to mothers or fathers having postpartum disorders, and they include:

1. Hormonal fluctuations and changes: After a woman gives birth to her newborn, there will be high hormonal fluctuations in her body hence causing her to have a hormonal imbalance. Intense hormonal level fluctuations can cause instability in the levels of hormones such as serotonin which is also part of the happy hormone family.

A decrease in this hormone or any other happy hormones which are endorphins and dopamine will cause the development of postpartum depression.

2. Situational risks: One of the significant experiences that changes a woman’s life forever is Childbirth. In fact, it is considered a major life transition and change. If another significant event such as death coincides with childbirth, it can cause a series of emotional fluctuations and can lead to postpartum depression.

3. Life stress: When there is an ongoing stressful circumstance, it can compound the pressure of having of having a newborn and can also trigger the development of postpartum depression. For example, when a new mother who is also an office employee is overly stressed, she can be seen to have emotional imbalances causing her to be at risk of developing postpartum depression.

Postpartum psychosis:

Postpartum psychosis is a sporadic condition. This occurs when the mother begins to lose her touch with reality shortly after childbirth. The woman starts to see things which aren’t there, and she begins to hear sounds and voices and eventually if not helped on time, she would start to believe them.

The symptoms of postpartum psychosis are unique and similar to those who have bipolar or manic episodes. Mostly, these episodes begin with the inability to sleep, feeling of restlessness and/or irritability.

Sickle cell anemia or SS hemoglobinopathy is an inherited form of anemia; it is a blood disorder that is characterized by fewer amounts of healthy red blood cells, this makes it difficult for adequate oxygen to be transported throughout the body.
Sickle Cell Anemia
The red blood cells of a healthy individual are round and flexible; but in the case of sickle cell anemia, individuals with this condition have a deformed structure of red blood cells, they are rigid, sticky, prone to rupture, fragile and shaped like sickles or crescent moons.
Sickle cell disease is one of the most common inherited blood disorders; it is common among Africans, Indians, and people from Saudi Arabia and the Mediterranean; many people around the world are affected by this inherited form of blood anemia.
These deformed red blood cells can get stuck in the blood vessels because their abnormal shape; this will slow or block the flow of blood and prevents oxygen from reaching all parts of the body.
Currently there is no cure for sickle cell anemia but there are treatments that are used to relieve pain and prevent health complications associated with the disease. Treatment is also directed primarily towards managing the individual features of the illness as they occur. There are also therapies employed to prevent the red blood cells from sticking together.
Types of sickle cell disease

There are four main types of sickle cell anemia and they are caused by different mutations in the genes that are responsible for creating hemoglobin; the four main types of sickle cell disease are:

    Hemoglobin SS disease: This is the most common type of sickle cell disease; it occurs when an individual inherit two copies of the hemoglobin S gene from both parents. This forms the hemoglobin known as SS; this is the most severe form of sickle cell disease. Individuals with this form of sickle cell disease experience the worst symptoms at a higher rate.
    Hemoglobin SC disease: This is the second most common type of sickle cell disease; it occurs when an individual inherits the hemoglobin C gene from one parent and the hemoglobin S gene from the other parents. Individuals with this form of sickle cell disease have symptoms similar to those with hemoglobin SS disorder; only that the anemia experienced is less severe.
    Hemoglobin SB+ (beta) thalassemia: This blood disorder affects the production of the beta globin gene; the size of the red blood cell is reduced due to less production of the beta protein. The symptoms of this blood disorder are not as severe as the two above.
    Hemoglobin SB 0 (Beta-zero) thalassemia: This is the fourth type of sickle cell anemia; it also involves the beta globin gene and has symptoms similar to that of hemoglobin SS anemia. The symptoms of this blood disorder are sometimes more severe and it is usually associated with a poorer prognosis.

Other types of sickle cell diseases are Hemoglobin SD, Hemoglobin SE and Hemoglobin SO; they are usually very rare and don’t have severe symptoms.
Causes and risk factors of sickle cell disease

This is an inherited mutation that occurs when one inherits two sickle cell genes from his/her parent. Sickle cell anemia requires the inheritance of two sickle genes while sickle cell trait requires the inheritance of one sickle cell gene and it is rarely dangerous.
Mutation in the gene is responsible for this health complication; this mutation affects the gene that tells the body to make red blood cells that are rich in hemoglobin.
Hemoglobin is a compound that forms part of the red blood cells; it is rich in iron and it is responsible for the red colour of the blood. This compound makes it possible for red blood cells to transport oxygen from the lungs to all parts of the body. In the case of sickle cell anemia; the abnormal formation of hemoglobin affects the shape and functions of the red blood cells.
For someone to be born with this gene; the both parents must’ carry a sickle cell gene or both must have the sickle cell disease. People with the sickle cell gene/trait are known as “carriers”, they are those with the genotype AS and SS are those with sickle cell anemia; that is why marriage is discouraged between couples that have the same type of any of this genotype.
Couples with the AS genotype each are not supposed to get married; likewise those with SS, they are not allowed to marry each other and AS and SS are not allowed to marry each other either because it leads to sickle cell disease in their children.
SS, SC, AC and CC are not supposed to get married to someone with the same genotype because they are carriers of a recessive disorder which is a very serious medical condition. They should only marry those with the AA genotype.
People with this sickle cell trait or disease AS and SS can marry those with the Genotype AA.
Symptoms of Sickle Cell Anemia

Virtually all the major symptoms of sickle cell disease are the direct result of the blockage of blood vessels by the abnormally shaped red blood cells and they include:

    Anemia: The deformed red blood cells break apart easily and die; this makes red blood cells scarce in the body. A normal red blood cell lasts for 120 days before being destroyed and replaced but in sickle cell disease, the deformed erythrocytes lasts for 10 to 20 days; this leads to shortage of red blood cells thereby making it difficult for the body to get enough oxygen. This condition leads to anemia and it comes along with lack of energy and fatigue.
    Delayed growth: The main function of the red blood cells is to provide the body with nutrients and oxygen which are necessary for growth and when this is lacking normal growth and development is affected. A shortage of red blood cells also slows the growth and development in infants and children and it delays puberty in teenagers.
    Episodes of pain: Sickle cell disease cause periodic episodes of pain; this is commonly called crisis and is a major symptom of this health condition. This pain occurs when the sickle shaped red blood cells block tiny blood vessels and obstructs the flow of blood to the chest, abdomen and joints; it can even lead to bone pain, the intensity of the pain can vary and it can lasts for a few hours to a few weeks. Some sicklers have only a few pain episodes while others have a dozen or more in a year and in severe cases, hospitalization is needed.
    Vision problems: Obstruction of blood flow to the eyes by these sickle shaped red blood cells; damage to the retina occurs when tiny blood vessels that supplies the eyes with blood becomes plugged with sickle cells and this leads to vision problems because thel2 retina is the portion of the eyes that processes visual images.
    Painful swellings of the hands and feet: This pain and swelling is caused by the obstruction of tiny blood vessels by sickle shaped red blood cells; this blocks the flow of blood to the hands and feet.
    Frequent infections: This medical condition can overwork and damage the spleen which is an organ that fights infection; the red blood cells are also destroyed in the spleen. This weakens or prevents the spleen from functioning effectively leading to frequent occurrence of infection; antibiotics and vaccinations are usually given to children with sickle cell anemia to prevent life threatening infections like pneumonia.

Health complications that can result from sickle cell anemia

Sickle cell disease can lead to a host of medical problems and the common ones are:

    Stroke: A stroke can occur when the sickle shaped red blood cells block the flow of blood to the brain; stroke is a medical condition characterized by paralysis, signs and symptoms include numbness or weakness of the arms and legs, difficulties in speech which can be sudden and loss of consciousness. Seek medical attention if you notice any of these symptoms because stroke can be fatal.
    Heart and lung injury: Children with sickle cell anemia are prone to infection of the lungs (pneumonia); inadequate supply of blood to the lung can also result in tissue death, this can lead to acute chest syndrome, scarring of the lungs and pulmonary infarcts.

Children with sickle cell disease have enlarged heart; rapid heartbeat and murmurs are also common, the heart muscle is injured by infarcts and deposition of iron from the ruptured red blood cells. Overtime this weakens the heart muscle, the heart pumps blood more and more poorly.

    Liver congestion: The liver is actively involved in the removal of sickle red blood cells from the circulation of people with sickle cell anemia; it can lead to liver congestion and enlargement. The liver becomes congested with red blood cells; this can result in impaired liver function, jaundice, gallstone and inflammation of the gallbladder. All these problems can result in nausea and vomiting.
    Organ damage: This deadly condition can block the flow of blood to vital organs of the body (like the brain, spleen, liver, kidneys and heart) by obstructing the blood vessels with sickle cells; this deprives the organs of blood, nutrients and oxygen. In sickle cell disease, the blood itself is low on oxygen and when organs are starved of oxygen rich blood, they become damaged and in severe cases organ failure can occur.
    Splenic sequestration: This is the sudden pooling of blood in the spleen; red blood cells are destroyed in the spleen, in sickle cell disease, there is an accelerated destruction of red blood cells which leads to this condition.

Sudden pooling of blood in the spleen can result in severe anemia and death; sometimes the patients can develop shock and lose consciousness, transfusion of blood and fluid is usually carried out in this condition. The spleen is normally enlarged in children with sickle cell anemia; this is caused by splenic sequestration and impaired supply of blood to the spleen. The spleen gradually shrinks with scaring.

    Acute chest pain: Sickle cell hemoglobinopathy can cause chest pain which is also known as sickle chest syndrome, it is followed by fever and difficulty in breathing; it can be caused by a lung infection or by sickle cells blocking the blood vessels in the lungs. This condition might require emergency medical treatment with antibiotics and other medications or treatment. The symptoms are severe chest pain, cough, fever, sputum production, shortness of breath and low levels of blood oxygen.
    Aseptic Necrosis and Bone infarcts: Inadequate blood circulation can cause the death of bone tissues known as bone infarction and aseptic necrosis also known as osteonecrosis or localized bone death can occur due to inadequate supply of oxygen to the bones. Any bone can be affected by these conditions but the most affected bones are bones of the thighs, legs and arms; this can result in permanent damage of the hip bone thereby deforming it, it can also lead to deformed shoulders and knees. Pains. Tenderness and disability are frequent with osteonecrosis; it can permanently damage large joints and in severe damage, total joint replacement maybe needed to restore function.
    Gallstones: The frequent breakdown of red blood cells in the bodies of sicklers can lead to the production of a substance called bilirubin; this substance can accumulate in the body and this will eventually lead to the formation of gallstones.
    Blindness: The deformed red blood cells can block tiny blood vessels that supplies blood to the eyes; overtime this can damage the retina which processes visual images and this will lead to blindness. This blindness is usually permanent but it can be prevented if bleeding into the eyes and retinal detachment are detected early and treated with laser treatment.
    Pulmonary hypertension: Sickle cell disease can lead to the development of high blood pressure in the lungs; it is more common in adults than children, it can be fatal and fatigue and shortness of breath are the common symptoms.
    Priapism: This condition happens in men with sickle cell anemia; it is characterized by a painful and long-standing erection, this is caused by an obstruction in the flow of blood to the penis by the sickle cells, this can damage the penis and lead to impotence.
    Leg ulcers: Sickle cell disease can cause open sores on the legs; the legs of sickle cell patients are susceptible to skin breakdown and ulceration, because of the stagnant flow of blood to the area. This can promote skin damage and ulceration. This condition is common in adults with sickle cell anemia; it usually forms over the ankles and sides of the lower legs, the ulcers can be severe and even encircle the whole legs. This infection can be chronic and resistant to infection; oral antibiotics and topical creams are often used.

How to Cope with Sickle Cell Anemia

Eat healthy foods: This will help the immune system and the body to overcome the symptoms and crisis of sickle cell; it will reduce the rate of anemia and fatigue experienced by sicklers. It has more benefits; so healthy foods should be taken regularly; avoid junks and processed foods, food additives and sweeteners.
Eat foods rich in folate daily: The bone marrow needs folic acid and other vitamins to make new red blood cells; the diet should involve whole foods, whole grains, herbs and colourful fruits and vegetables.
Omega-3 fatty acids: Eat rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids; this vital nutrient helps to reduce the episodes of severe pain (crisis). Rich sources of these healthy fatty acids are salmon, tuna, mackerel and fish oil supplements.
Quality hydration: Drink lots of clean water to reduce dehydration which can increase the rate of crisis in people with sickle cell anemia. Drink more than 8 glasses of water a day; take more in hot weather and when you exercise.
Increase your intake of Zinc: This vital mineral helps in preventing cell damage; it also speeds up the healing of wound and this can help in the case of leg ulcers experienced in Sickle cell anemia.
Avoid extreme temperatures: Exposing yourself to extreme heat and cold can reduce the risk and frequencies of crises.
Avoid stress and always rest properly: Stress and lack of proper rest and sleep can increase the symptoms of sickle cell disease; it can increase the frequency of crisis and anemia and increase the severity of the symptoms.
Engage in mild exercise regularly: This shouldn’t be overdone so that it will not increase the severity of fatigue and weakness experienced by sicklers.
Warm baths: Soaking in warm water can help mild to moderate sickle cell crisis; it is soothing and helps to relieve the symptoms, the warmth of the water helps to dilate the blood vessels and this will help greatly in relieving the symptoms. Make sure the water is not too hot or too cold so that it will not trigger another crisis as extreme temperatures are not good for sicklers.
Heat pads or warm moist towels: Heat pads can be bought from a pharmacy; it is applied on the painful area to relieve the pain. In the absence of heat pad; a clean towel can be dipped in warm water, squeezed lightly and applied to the painful area. This will help to relieve the symptoms of crisis.

Massage: A gentle massage can be soothing and comforting when one is in pain; it should be done in a warm environment. Baby oil or natural lotions can be used on the painful area to help relax blood vessels, muscles and increase the flow of blood.
Essential oils: Essential oils can greatly relieve pains without any side effects; they also improve relaxation and the functions of the immune systems. Peppermint oil can be used in massage and also applied all over the skin to reduce sore muscles and joint pains. Lavender oil can also be used, it is effective in reducing inflammation and helps one relax and mange stress. Citrus essential oil or grapefruit oil can greatly reduce the symptoms of fatigue. They should be used topically so that they won’t interfere with medications and cause another crisis.
It is hardly a revelation to discover that your eyesight is not likely to be as good as it used to be when you start heading towards retirement age and beyond, but it could be a dangerous assumption that your eye problems are simply age related.
Some problems with our eyes can originate not just from getting older and the aging process in general. You may actually be suffering from a new or progressively worsening vision disorder and the advice is always to make sure you have regular eye examinations, so that these problems can be identified as quickly as possible.
Watery Eyes
Macular degeneration

A common issue that a number of us will have to contend with at some point is AMD or age-related macular degeneration.
AMD occurs when the macula, which is the central part of the tissue that lines the back part of your eye known as the retina, becomes damaged. When this happens, it becomes much harder to perform tasks that involve central vision, meaning the small print gets even smaller when you are trying to read your way through it.
The most common form of AMD by some margin is the dry type of AMD. About 90% of people who suffer from macular degeneration will suffer from this type of AMD, caused by a subtle but progressive loss of vision due to the breakdown of cells in the retina.
Other symptoms for the dry type of AMD include hazy vision, the regular need for extra light to be able to see properly and colours appearing less vivid than they used to.
The wet type of AMD involves a sudden and extremely severe loss of central vision due to leaking blood vessels growing in or under your eye. There is actually no current cure for AMD but there are certainly treatment options available that can help to slow the progress of wet macular degeneration.

By the time you reach the age of 80, there is something like a 50% chance that you will suffer from cataracts.
Symptoms of cataracts can include blurry and cloudy vision, seeing halos around lights, sensitivity to light and glare and difficulty viewing an object when it is against a background of the same colour.
It is not actually known what causes cataracts but it is though that many years of exposure to sunlight, high cholesterol or blood pressure and diabetes are all contributory factors. You can get laser eye surgery to deal with cataracts very effectively and you can view a list of UK laser eye surgery clinics here.
Other retinal diseases

Glaucoma is a disease where you can suffer vision loss due to high pressure within the eye or poor circulation causing damage to the optic nerve.
It does not display any clear symptoms at an early stage, but as it can lead to blindness, it is a very good reason why you should have regular eye examinations.
Other retinal diseases to be aware of are diabetic retinopathy, which is a complication related to uncontrolled diabetes and retinal vessel occlusion which is a common complication associated with diabetes and glaucoma.
The best advice in order to try and avoid any permanent vision problems is to not just assume that your problems are age-related, and get a professional to see if there is an underlying problem that needs addressing.

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I’m pretty sure you will have some fun while reading the whole article. Our team of professionals will do their best to review ins and outs of the newest way of treatment. Basically, it involves consuming CBD oil for the purpose of dealing with diabetes.
Some of you might not even know how the illness affects peoples’ body. On general basis, organs of the patients cannot control existing levels of the sugar (Glucose is the one which we’re talking about). On the contrary, healthy ones have proper amount of insulin, produced by pancreas. It has the crucial duty of taking glucose fragments into various types of cells, which at the same time are used for generating energy.
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It does not really matter what type of diabetes customers have (Type 1 or the Type 2). In both cases, organs cannot produce proper amount of insulin.
Later on, shortage of the compound causes bunch of illnesses to come ahead.
Is CBD Oil Worth Purchasing?

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According to Dr. Allan Frankel, he has successfully managed to treat peripheral neuropathy due to diabetes with a help of cannabidiol based products. Yet, medical research organizations should continue doing their work in order to find little bit more specific uses of the solution.
Unfortunately, disease could not be treated straightaway. Above-mentioned compound can help thousands of customers get rid of its symptoms.
CBD for Diabetes – Uprising Cure of 2018

Let me introduce you to Dr. Raphael Mechoulam! He’s has been working for Hebrew University of Jerusalem for about five years already. According to his official interview, cannabidiol receptors are found in pancreas, near the islet cells. That’s the place where insulin is being usually produced. However, we cannot say that creation of the insulin is directly linked to endocannabinoid system, but conversely there is no study which proves the opposite.
Of course, customers from different parts of the world should try the pure CBD hemp oil for the purpose of dealing with disease symptoms. Regrettably, that’s the only way to find out the real truth.
Multiple medical organizations have wanted Raphael to continue the studies. Results seem promising enough to give another try. We’re constantly checking for latest updates and please do your best to check the information again in order not to miss the additions.
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    Balances Blood Sugar Levels

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Hearing loss can occur at any time to anyone. It can happen gradually or abruptly, and can be due to a large range of causes from ageing to infection. This guide will look at how we speak and hear sounds, the different types and causes of hearing lossConductive hearing loss and the treatments available.
Hearing LossSound, Speech and How We Hear

Sound travels in waves, which are essentially vibrating molecules being pushed through the air. Our vocal cords are two sheets which are stretched and controlled by a set of muscles to create sound waves. When we speak, the muscles contract and create tension in the vocal cords, whilst the air we are exhaling carries the sound waves out. The reason we all speak differently is due to many factors, such as the different sizes of our vocal cords, the sound created by them is changed as it passes through the vocal tract and the fact that these sounds are changed in to words by our mouths, lips, teeth and tongues.
Our ears are developed to collect, amplify and transmit sounds and speech to the brain. The outer ear is shaped as it is due to the fact that it is like an antenna, created to pick up sound waves which are directed down the ear canal to the ear drum. Sounds coming in make faint vibrations on the ear drum, which must then be picked up by the middle ear, amplified and passed on to the inner ear. The amplified vibrations are then converted in to electrical signals which are passed on to the brain.
Types and Causes of Hearing Loss

 Generally speaking there are two types of hearing loss that people can suffer from or a combination of the two together. The most common is sensorineural hearing loss and the other is conductive hearing loss, with the main difference between them being the physical location within the ear that is causing the problem.
Conductive Hearing Loss

Conductive hearing loss occurs when sound waves are physically blocked from entering the inner ear. The causes can include fluid in the middle ear, a build-up of wax in the ear canal, a punctured ear drum and irregular growth of the middle ear bones.
Sensorineural Hearing Loss

 Sensorineural hearing loss arises when the auditory nerves, or the hair cells, of the inner ear are damaged. This damage can be caused by ageing, exposure to loud noises, head trauma, side effects from medicine or genetically.
Treatments for Hearing Loss

There are many treatments available, but these will depend on the type and severity of the hearing loss. For conductive hearing loss, some of the effects may only be temporary. Sometimes the treatment can be very easy, such as clearing the fluid or wax from the ear canal. There are a range of medicine, surgeries and hearing devices that can get the sound waves to the inner ear and restore hearing as much as possible.
With sensorineural hearing loss however, the damage to the auditory nerves is permanent and there are no ways of returning them to the working state. The only way to restore hearing successfully is by using hearing aids or cochlea implants.
The world has changed a great deal over the last decades. People seem to be taking more responsibility for the health and for their fitness, and there is a great deal more information available to guide people on just about anything they want to do. This means that the personal trainer’s role has evolved a little bit to meet the new demands and new understanding of clients in the gym. In this article will take a look at how you should choose a personal training course that equips you fully for the new demands of the workplace now and for years to come. Get training course advice at NRPT
Personal Training
Focus on experience

Any quality personal training course should be staffed by people that have worked in the industry for many years. The benefits of their experience can really help you to grow as an individual and as a personal trainer. A lot of the techniques that you need is a personal trainer can now be learned through YouTube videos and the diverse other media that are available at the touch of a button these days. However, access to real life experience is far less accessible and should be an important aspect of what you look for in any personal training course.
Understanding of technology

Your personal training clients in future will have used smartphone applications in order to find out about different training methods and track their progress. If your course doesn’t give you the opportunity to access different applications, or at least space to investigate them with experts, you may want to look elsewhere. Technology is a vital part of personal training these days when a mean equipment that people are using or the applications and supporting information and access to the Internet.
How widely accepted are the qualifications

We live in ever more transient workforce. More people are choosing to jump from gym to gym in their roles, and even from country to country. If you are the kind of person that has the travel bug then you may want to consider personal training courses that are accepted overseas as well as in the UK. By choosing the right course you can open up the opportunity to travel around the world whilst doing the career you love. This can open up more cultures and more experiences that can help you recover much more complete personal trainer. Imagine doing personal training in Vietnam, then China. How would those experiences benefit you?
The point of this article really is to help your to understand that the world is changing. The personal training clientele that you meet today are not the same as they will be in five years time. They certainly aren’t the same as you would have encountered five years ago. When you are looking for personal training course you need to think about whether it is progressive and will give you the skills and capacity to evolve with the times. If it is too rigid and technique focused then you may end up being obsolete as a personal trainer in the future. If it gives you the diverse portfolio of skills and knowledge that need to thrive now and into the future then you will have a much happier and more profitable career.

To understand the importance of the correct home gym devices for correct wellness and fitness exercise, let us consider our whole body as a whole website. This valuable website can be the house of wellness and fitness only if we are working on the websites i.e. the areas of one’s whole body, which are regularly designed and developed by God. This website needs our attention and dedication; if we are to keep the links i.e. the joints updated and flexible. We are to look for on the internet home gym devices stores to find the desired tool for improving the design and exposure of our website (our body) and for optimizing it accordingly. One site we can recommend that reviews fitness equipement is fitnessgeko.
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The internet is well acquainted with the term ‘Search Engine Optimization’. SEO helps you improve the exposure of your website or a website in google. The better the SEO, the better the pagerank. Likewise, if we wish to get in shape and improve the exposure of our whole body, we have to look for some on the internet ‘Health and Fitness Marketing Tips and Techniques’. For this purpose, on the internet home gym devices stores are the genuine friends. All we need is to look for the one that is the complete home of wellness and fitness in all aspects.
Health optimization is the best option, we must opt to keep all the websites of our whole body operational and to get optimal results in optimum time and conditions. So, let us be optimistic to avail this fantastic opportunity of wellness, wellness and fitness, and wellness. This dream of wellness and fitness can come true only if you go on the internet, identify the on the internet home gym devices store, browse the variety of affordable home gym devices, compare prices from the best names in home gym devices and get ready to start working on HFO i.e. Health insurance coverage Fitness Marketing regularly.

If you want to optimize your weight, look for the affordable weight trainers. If freshness of skin is your starting point, you need to find yoga devices. If muscular flexibility is your desire, you can have a variety of devices including treadmills, rowing machines, and resistance devices. To help create a well-shaped and toned whole body, you can identify stationary bikes to be toned at home. As you know all websites are equally important, so we should concentrate on optimizing the flesh and bones of all areas of one’s whole body accordingly. Excessive weight needs to be well optimized before the website of our human is barred. All whole body WebPages must be fully functional to avoid being penalized socially.

By the way, what is the website of our body? You will be smiling, won’t you? Well, the website is the overall look and feel of your whole body. It is determined by the overall wellness and fitness of all areas of one’s whole body. The way you are indexed in the eyes of people you come across, or the way you get higher page rank in the area you live in depends mainly on the wellness and fitness density or the level of wellness optimization of your whole body you have. You can make your whole body a genuine home of wellness and fitness with the help of great home gym devices. To maintain a great level of wellness optimization, all you require is to choose wisely the right Fitness Equipment for the right wellness and fitness exercise.

If you are approaching your 60s and would like to shed a few pounds, don’t center your workout on cardiovascular exercise alone. A new study shows that weight training in seniors combined with a sensible low-calorie diet, can help preserve lean muscle mass that can be lost when performing aerobic workouts.

Weights vs Cardio: What does the Research Say?
Seniors Lose Weight
The study, which appeared in the November 2017 edition of the journal Obesity, involved 249 adults in their 60s who were overweight or obese. For a period of 18 months, participants either combined diet and aerobics, diet plus weight training, or dieting alone. The results were clear: those on the weights/diet program, lost a total of 17 pounds, compared to 16 pounds for the walking group and 10 pounds for the diet group. While the results in the first two groups seem almost the same, they are not – in the diet plus walking group, about four pounds of the weight loss was made up of muscle, while in the weight training and diet alone groups, muscle loss only comprised two pounds. Researchers also found that loss of fat was associated with a faster walking speed, while loss of muscle was associated with reduced knee strength.

Why Should Seniors Work to Prevent Muscle?
Seniors who frequently gain and lose weight should be particularly vigilant with muscle loss, since they do not typically regain muscle; they regain fat. The battle of the bulge is particularly tough for people in this age group, since our metabolic rate begins to slow down as early as 20, and the decline continues more dramatically at age 40 (for men) and 50 (for women). The most important reason for this phenomenon – is muscle loss, caused by three main reasons: genetics, hormones, and inactivity. Paradoxically, we need muscle to stay slim. Muscle is metabolically active, fat-burning tissue. Muscles contain a plethora of fat-burning enzymes so the more we have, the more we are able to burn calories.

Doctors are increasingly warning us of the effects of obesity and the sedentary lifestyle, which can cause some of America’s most common diseases – including cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, and cancer. The world’s wealthiest nations may have coverage against these diseases, yet our lifespan could significantly increase by keeping them at bay. Another important study, published in 2016 in the journal Preventive Medicine, found that older adults who meet twice-weekly strength training guidelines, have a better quality of life and a lower risk of death. As noted in the study, “Older adults who strength trained at least twice a week had 46 percent lower odds of death for any reason than those who did not. They also had 41 percent lower odds of cardiac death and 19 percent lower odds of dying from cancer.”

How Can Seniors Maintain Optimal Muscle Strength?
Researchers at Harvard note that strength training is definitely not only for the young. One study involving over 10,000 healthy middle-aged and senior men, found that those who took part in strength training gained very little abdominal fat, compared to those who only did cardio; strength training led to muscle gain, and, therefore, a faster metabolism.
It is important to eat the right foods to promote muscle gain. Muscle is built from protein. The current recommended daily consumption of protein stands at around 0.8 grams per kilogram of body weight per day, but the American Journal of Physiology – Endocrinology and Metabolism, published data in 2014 indicating that older adults should consume double this amount, to stop muscle from wasting away.

Light Weights are as Good as Heavy
Don’t be put off from starting a weights training routine by the thought of hug barbells and agonizing bench press routines. New research shows that lifting light weights for 20 to 35 repetitions is just as efficient as building muscle size, as lifting heavy weights for less repetitions. “Fatigue is the great equalizer here,” says Stuart Phillips, senior researcher, “Lift to the point of exhaustion and it doesn’t matter whether the weights are heavy or light.” While elite bodybuilders usually go for heavier weights to obtain maximum strength, those of us who simply want to put on muscle and obtain important metabolic/fat burning gains, can stick to lighter weights for a more enjoyable, sustainable workout.
Those in their 60s who wish to lose weight, have much to gain, including better heart health, a lower cancer risk, and a longer, happier life. It is important to ensure we follow a sensible dietary plan and do weights/strength training exercise, to ensure that we do not lose muscle mass along with fat. Muscle is important for increasing our metabolic rate and fat burning, but it also ensures we are stronger and less likely to suffer from falls and other injuries related to weakness. If you are new to weightlifting, see your doctor to ensure this type of exercise is indicated, and enlist the help of a trainer, who will help you formulate a well-planned workout that is as varied as it is effective.

Modern life is fast paced and often leaves little time to consider the best things to eat.  It is much easier and quicker to pick up something from a fast food place or to purchase processed food that is quick and simple to cook. However, there is an increasing amount of research which shows that this type of eating is detrimental to your health.  If you have gained weight and been unable to lose it or are someone who is constantly yo-yo dieting you will probably have lost faith in diets. In many cases diets simply do not work because it is the type of food you consume which makes a difference.
Weight Loss
Train your brain

Firstly you must accept that weight loss is not and never will be an instant thing. The safest way to lose weight is to lose a small amount each week; this will also help you to keep the weight off. Secondly you need to understand the difference between food types. Counting calories is not sufficient, one hundred calories of different types of food; such as vegetables or sweets, will have a completely different effect on your body.
Thirdly your brain has become accustomed to the food you put into your body, this is why it craves it. You must commit to educating yourself and gradually changing your eating habits.  Over time your brain will actually crave healthier food.
The long game

Whenever you consider making a change to your diet you should consider whether it is a feasible change to make long term. You may need to consider the cost of the food items or the practicality of eating eighteen tiny meals a day. If it is possible to do it over a long period of time then you can include it in your new eating habits.

It is much easier to achieve anything when you have the support of loved ones. Enlist your family or your close friends to either support you or even join you on your new lifestyle choice. They may well benefit to!

As well as the support of friends you can stay motivated by giving yourself small, achievable goals, when you achieve them you will feel inspired to move on to the next one.

There are several key pitfalls which can prevent you from achieving your dietary aims; you need to be aware and prepared for all the following:

All the above pitfalls can be avoided by training your brain and establishing your own goals.
Pay attention

One of the worst things you can do when starting a new diet is give in to emotional cravings. Instead you need to identify why you are eating and take appropriate behavior to correct the issue. You also need to pay attention to what you are eating. Do not rush your food and always try to stop before you are full; it can take your body twenty minutes to tell you that you are full; by which time you have eaten way too much!

No diet should prevent you from having a little of what you fancy. In fact, this balance is key to the success of your diet. Have the foods you crave but limit the amount of them you are allowed. You should also consider controlling food portions, eating less during the day will aid weight loss.
No lifestyle change is complete without adding a little exercise. You will need to pick the exercise that suits you the best and that you enjoy doing; this will increase the likelihood of you sticking to it! If your goal is to build muscle, you might want to supplement your diet with maca root. It is an excellent energy booster and mood stabilized. Maca root contain a powerful mix of nutritious ingredients such as fatty acids, phytonutrients, amino acids and vitamins. It helps with the weight loss process too.

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