Amongst the many factors that lead to high blood pressure like smoking, alcohol intake, obesity, diabetes, insulin resistance etc, stress seems to be a major player in precipitating high blood pressure. Although stress is universal, individual responses to stress are different for eg. You have the Type A personality, highly pressure prone and totally work oriented. He or she is usually aggressive, short-tempered, with a capacity to work more than others. He/She is not interested in any fun-loving activity and considers it a waste of time. He/She is always striving to be rewarded and noticed. He not only is a hard worker but also drives people around him to deliver and enjoys being internally stressed. Such a person is usually more prone to develop hypertension than a relatively easy going person. Stress will cause high blood pressure in a stress sensitive person if he is exposed to such conditions over a prolonged period of time. The blood vessels get constricted as a response to stress and this constriction causes the blood pressure to rise. One way to combat mental stress is to meditate, take a holiday or to simply relax. Think of what the poet Thomas Gray said “The paths … Continue reading How stress effects your blood pressure →
Obesity and type 2 diabetes are actually two sides of the same coin. Both are characterized by insulin resistance (ineffective insulin) and hyperinsulinism (excessive insulin). About 85% of type 2 diabetic are obese and most obese people have insulin resistance and hyperinsulinism that leads to diabetes. Obesity is known to play a central role in increasing insulin resistance in the human body. Insulin resistance in the body results in increased production of insulin and consequent hyperinsulinemia. It seems that at some point a loss of control of blood glucose begins to emerge, resulting in dietary glucose intolerance ultimately resulting in type 2 diabetes. Obese individuals may develop different degrees of insulin resistance, but not all individuals develop glucose intolerance. This is where genetics play a role. A family history of diabetes predisposes the individual to develop a greater degree of glucose intolerance in comparison to the counterparts without any family history of diabetes. The association of obesity with the insulin resistance syndrome and cardiovascular risk is not only related to the degree of obesity but also seems to be critically dependent on body fat distribution. Thus, individuals with greater degrees of central adiposity develop this syndrome more frequently than do … Continue reading Obesity and type 2 diabetes →
Looking at that gorgeous woman in a commercial ad makes you wish for that glowing skin. However, due to either hectic routine, improper sleep, unhealthy diet, and many more such issues, your desire for getting a healthy skin takes a back seat. Leave your worries and try these 5 magical home remedies for getting that flawless skin. Tangy Oranges Now, every time you eat oranges don’t forget to store its peel. Dry those orange peels and grind them to fine powder. Mix it with little milk and apply all over your face daily. Within a week you will see what difference this magical mixture makes to your skin. Aloe Vera Aloe vera is a plant with antibacterial properties. It works to reduce inflammation and prevents bacterial formation on your skin. Simply apply the gel on your skin directly and follow this routine daily for visible results. Lovely Tomatoes This fruit contains natural bleaching properties that helps you lighten your skin tone. Just rub the tomato pulp on the all over your face and leave it for 15 minutes. Wash off with cold water and see the difference in no time. Goodness of Oats Oats work great as an exfoliator. Due … Continue reading 5 ways to get a glowing skin →
One of the most significant aspect of weight loss is keeping an optimistic attitude throughout your journey. In order to shed kilos and stay slim permanently, you must follow a healthier lifestyle every day. Losing a good amount of weight is very much possible, however, one must try to eat lesser calories and burn more. You don’t have to mindlessly count calories, just keep track of a healthy and low calorie meal plan. At Health Total, our doctors follow a unique 4-step process of Detoxification, Rejuvenation, Balance and Maintenance. Also, in case you are fortunate to lose weight and reach your goals, it can be sometimes challenging to stay slim for life. However, below mentioned are some easy ways to lose weight and keep it off for a long time. Stick to your changes: It took real effort to make those healthy changes which helped you lose weight, hence its best to stick with most of them. High Protein, Low Calorie: Eating a low calorie but high fiber diet like salad, steamed vegetables, helps in keeping your digestive system smooth. Adding protein in every meal increases a feeling of fullness in your stomach. This helps in avoiding mindless overeating habits. … Continue reading How to lose weight and keep it off for life →
Most women are likely to develop small and ropy varicose veins at some point in their lives. This often makes them self-conscious about how their legs look, to an extent that they force themselves to spend their entire summer clad in long pants and stockings. It is not easy for them to bare their legs when those red and purplish veins are glaringly obvious. Let’s first understand what varicose veins mean. They are enlarged veins that are swollen and raised above the surface of the skin. They can be dark purple or blue, look twisted, and bulging. Varicose veins are commonly found on the backs of the calves or on the inside of the leg. They develop when valves in the veins that allow blood to flow toward the heart stop working properly. As a result, blood pools in the veins and causes them to get larger. Thus, it becomes vital for women to know the various reasons that lead to this ugly disease. The causes of varicose veins vary from person to person. The major reason for the cause of varicose veins could be due to weak or damaged valves.
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