After menopause, your risk of certain medical conditions increases. Examples include: Heart and blood vessel (cardiovascular) disease When your estrogen levels decline, your risk of cardiovascular disease increases. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women as well as in men. So, it’s important to get regular exercise, eat a healthy diet and maintain a normal weight. Ask your doctor for advice on how to protect your heart, such as how to reduce your cholesterol or blood pressure if it’s too high. Osteoporosis This condition causes bones to become brittle and weak, leading to an increased risk of fractures. During the first few years after menopause, you may lose bone density at a rapid rate, increasing your risk of osteoporosis. Postmenopausal women with osteoporosis are especially susceptible to fractures of their hips, wrists, and spine. Urinary incontinence As the tissues of your vagina and urethra lose elasticity, you may experience frequent, sudden, strong urges to urinate followed by an involuntary loss of urine (urge incontinence), or the loss of urine with coughing, laughing, or lifting (stress incontinence). You may have urinary tract infections more often. Sexual function Vaginal dryness from decreased moisture production and loss of elasticity … Continue reading Menopause complications →
The acid alkaline balance in the body can be defined as the fine line between good health and the verge of illness. The human body feels good at a pH of 7.0 to 7.4. Any value below or above this range causes an imbalance in its functioning and sets the ground for disease. Acidosis This is a condition when the body chemistry becomes overly acidic. The PH values of saliva may go down to 6.0 and below. This can be easily tested by using a litmus paper. Test your saliva on an empty stomach preferably on waking up. You can also test saliva one hour after meals. All you have to do is just spit into a bowl and dip the pH strip in it. Check the colour of the paper after one minute. If it corresponds to values of 7.0 to 7.3 it is considered healthy. A reading of 4.5 to 6.0 indicates acidosis and this state is likely to promote disease conditions in the body. In addition to the litmus test, there are certain frank symptoms that reflect acidosis. Bodyache, headaches, strong acid perspiration, foul smelling stools, hard stools, alternating with diarrhoea, sunken eyes, water retention, insomnia are … Continue reading Acidity and your body →
Good and beautiful hair is something every woman wants. But sadly excess pollution, unhealthy diets, and our hectic lifestyles leave our hair dull, damaged, and lifeless. But beautiful hair is not out of your reach. Try our easy home remedies and fall in love with you hair all over again! Fancy fenugreek Fenugreek works effectively to increase the length of your hair. Simply make a paste of fenugreek seeds with two tablespoons of coconut milk and apply it all over your hair. Leave it for 45 minutes and wash it off. This will not only give you healthy hair but also make your hair silky and smooth. Hibiscus flower This flower is also known as ‘flower of hair care’. Just make a paste of hibiscus flower with coconut oil and apply all over your hair. It not only treats dandruff but also improves the quality of your hair. Aloe vera If want to work some magic on your hair, go the aloe vera way. You can simply apply aloe vera on your scalp and wash it off or make a mixture of aloe vera gel and 1 medium sized egg to add some extra shine to your tresses. Satin pillows Say … Continue reading 5 healthy tips for good hair →
Your blood pH level plays a vital role in your overall health. In case your blood pH level is acidic, your cells cannot function properly. When the pH of the body fluids (blood, saliva and urine) goes down, acidosis sets in. An acidic pH promotes disease states in the body. Simple saliva and urine test In order to check your pH levels, one can undertake a simple saliva and a urine test. Test your saliva on an empty stomach and one hour after meals. Average pH values The average pH values of our urine and saliva are 6.8 to 7.4. How to conduct saliva test Purchase a pH paper at any drugstore and test your saliva by spitting in to a bowl. Dip the pH strip in it and check the colouring after a minute. How to interpret the reading A reading of 4.5 to 6.0 indicates acidosis and is likely to promote disease conditions in the body. A reading of 6.0 to 6.8 is less likely to give rise to disease conditions. Values between 7.0 and 7.5 are considered healthy. Acidosis occurs when the body loses its alkaline reserves. Acidosis can be managed effectively through proper nutritional planning.
Are you one of those who will get affected with the slightest of weather change? Here are some of the best ways to boost your immunity, especially if a cough, cold, and flu are frequent visitors: Go Garlic Garlic is known to have antimicrobial elements and works great as an immunity booster. Include it in your diet, either in your curries or eat it raw early in the morning to see the desired results. Raw Fruits & Veggies If you really want to stay away fit and fine in this monsoon, then you have to include fresh fruits and veggies in your diet. An increased intake of raw fruits and veggies is sure to boost your immunity. For The Love of Sleep Here’s a piece of good news for all those who just love to sleep. Sleeping for adequate hours helps you boost your immunity. Improper or erratic sleep hours could affect your immunity in a major way. Citrus Fruits Citrus fruits contain Vitamin C which is known as the best cure for an immunity boost. Vitamin C increase the production of white blood cells and help you fight against infections. Goodness of Yogurt Vitamin D enriched yogurt helps regulate your … Continue reading 5 natural ways to boost your immunity →
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