Diabetes doesn’t only affect blood sugar levels; it can adversely affect other parts of the human body, damage vital organs and cause havoc in your system. Diabetes is diagnosed when your blood sugar levels are too high. Since the same blood flows throughout your entire body, it’s likely to affect other parts of the body as well. Lack of Concentration It is seen that an increase in your sugar levels, affects your concentration power and makes it harder for you to concentrate on your daily tasks. Dry Skin In the case of diabetes, your skin finds it difficult to retain moisture. Due to lack of moisture, your skin gets dry and cracked. Stomach Problems Due to too much glucose, the food stays longer in your stomach, which causes bloating, heartburn, nausea, etc. Your stomach gets upset more severely and frequently when you are diabetic. Eye Problems The damaged blood vessels of your eyes cause issues like floaters, which if not treated on time might lead to loss of eyesight. A diabetic person needs to go for regular eye check-ups as it is mandatory to monitor your vision to avoid blindness. Heart Disease When you suffer from diabetes, there is an additional … Continue reading 5 effects of diabetes on your body →
High blood pressure refers to a common condition where the long-term force of blood against our artery walls is high enough to eventually cause health problems such as heart disease. Our blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood our heart pumps and the extent of resistance to blood flow in our arteries. In simple terms, the more blood our heart pumps and the narrower our arteries, the higher our blood pressure. Here is a list of the symptoms of high blood pressure. Common symptoms of high blood pressure Consistent headaches Feeling of nausea & uneasiness Discomfort in the stomach with a consistent urge to vomit Dizziness & feeling lightheaded Feeling of unsteadiness & vertigo Blurred or double vision (diplopia) Nosebleeds Palpitations Breathlessness or shortness of breath Common symptoms for children with high blood pressure Regular headaches Feeling of fatigue Blurred vision Nosebleeds Bell’s palsy (an inability to control facial muscles on one side of the face) High blood pressure (HBP) or hypertension is a major health issue today, which typically do not have many symptoms, but can have serious health consequences, if not treated in time.
Cholesterol is a wax like substance found in our blood stream. Liver is responsible for production of 2/3rd of the cholesterol in our body yet what you eat has a deep effect on your cholesterol level as the remaining 1/3rd is obtained from our diet. Why cholesterol can be a problem Most of the cholesterol that ends up narrowing your arteries and contributing to heart disease come from your diet mainly whole milk products and meat. Though we know cholesterol mostly as the “bad” guy some cholesterol is required by the body for functions like maintaining cell membranes, insulation of the nerve fibers, manufacture of bile and Vitamin D and most importantly for production of steroid hormones, and sex hormones. But when level of total cholesterol crosses 200mg/dl it is a high risk factor for inviting several health problems like heart attacks, strokes and arthrosclerosis. Cholesterol friendly foods Healthy eating habits form the cornerstone of any cholesterol control plan. I am sure you have heard of oat bran’s power to lower cholesterol. It has a special kind of fiber called beta-glucan. It binds with cholesterol in your digestive tract and helps in its elimination. But, guess what! Oats are not … Continue reading Cholesterol Cutting Chutney →
Methi seeds possess some of the most useful and unbelievable medicinal qualities. Include them into your daily diet to help manage your diabetes better. Here are 3 reasons why methi seeds are an ideal food for diabetics. Rich in fiber Methi has been used since ancient times for managing diabetes. It is rich in fiber and clinical tests show that it can bring down blood glucose and cholesterol. Improved digestion Methi seeds help improve digestion while reducing phlegm. One teaspoon of methi seed powder taken twice a day before meals for a month can help reduce blood glucose levels in some diabetics. Reduction in drug dosage If you are on diabetic medication, you may be able to reduce drug dosage in about a month with the consumption of methi seeds daily. However, before restoring to the above mentioned home remedies, we advice you to consult your doctor first.
You know you’re suffering from dry lips when your lips will be constantly chapped, sore, peeling, or crack easily. Contributing factors majorly include weather, dehydration and smoking. This can lead to a painful condition if left untreated. Here are 4 simple home remedies to best treat dry lips. Sugar + honey Sugar exfoliates dead skin cells and honey will make your lips soft and moist. Mix together 2 teaspoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of honey Mix to make a paste, then rub onto the lips Leave on or 20 minutes then wash off Green tea bag Green tea will help moisturize your lips and keep them hydrated. Soak a green tea bag in a cup of hot water for 1 minute Dab the tea bag onto your lips for 5-10 minutes Repeat daily for best results Coconut oil This oil is most effective in moisturizing lips, thus preventing them from cracking and drying. Massage a little coconut oil onto your lips Leave on, do not was off Repeat 2-3 times daily for best results Lime juice + cream Lime juice helps replenish skin while cream will make your lips smooth and pink. Mix together 1 teaspoon of cream and … Continue reading 4 great home remedies for dry lips →
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