A good digestive system enables good health. If we enjoy good digestion, the food we eat is absorbed and carried to its destination. However, at times, the food simply passes through the intestines without being digested, which make us feel uneasy and bloated. Many people are weighed down with annoying conditions such as nausea, bloating, gas, abdominal cramps, lack of appetite, foul smelling stools, or constipation alternating with diarrhea. Emotional stress is known to aggravate these symptoms, which are collectively known as the Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). IBS is characterized by a disturbance in the movement of the Gastro Intestinal (GI) tract. Wittingly or unwittingly, many of us abuse our GI tract with our habits of overeating and consuming excess quantity of sugar, coffee, alcohol, and maida. Further, inadequate chewing, lack of fiber, irregular eating hours, inadequate rest, and stress all add up to abuse our GI tract. A poorly functioning GI tract could be the root cause of several health issues. It is often confusing to know whether you really have IBS because most disorders of IBS and GI tract display similar symptoms. Moreover, there are a few other conditions such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitus that display … Continue reading What is irritable bowel syndrome →
The blood circulating in the blood vessels exerts a force on the wall of the vessel. If your arteries are narrow and rigid, there will be more pressure exerted on them by the pumping action of the heart. When the pressure is too high, it negatively impacts your health. High blood pressure can have symptoms such as a headache, giddiness, and nose bleeds. People vulnerable to high BP Those who are overweight. Those who are above 45 years of age. Those having a family history of hypertension. Those who smoke, drink, or consume excess amount of caffeine. Those who have an inactive or sedentary lifestyle. Those undergoing a lot of tension and stress. Those who don’t eat vegetables and fruits (Potassium rich foods). Those who eat too much salt, fried food and sweet. BP management is important High Blood Pressure can be termed as the bane of modernization because in the primitive cultures blood pressure was practically unknown. This disease, harassing thousands today, is a result of a destructive lifestyle, smoking, obesity, alcohol intake, insulin resistance and stress. A disease that reflects your heart health and it can be fatal too. It has three major consequences – stroke, heart attack … Continue reading High BP – the silent killer →
Joint pain is characterized by inflammation and a feeling of pain in joints such as the knees, elbows, and back. This happens because these joints are frequently subject to daily strain which causes them get swollen and cause us undesirable pain. While joint pain is not a very serious problem in the beginning, in many cases, it left untreated or ignored it could lead to serious health problems such as frozen shoulder, inability to climb up stairs etc. Home remedies for joint pain Medications and painkillers are commonly used to treat joint pain. But for long lasting relief it is best to turn to age-old home remedies. So here are six top home remedies to help ease joint pain and treat it once and for all! Epsom salt soak Fill a large bowl with warm water and add ½ cup of Epsom salt. Stir it around and submerge your sore joints in the liquid. If you are experiencing pain in a less convenient place to soak, such as your knees, you could take a bath with Epsom salts instead. To prepare the bath, fill a tub with warm water and add in 2 cups of Epsom salt. Soak in this bath for at … Continue reading 6 ways to ease joint pain at home →
If your stomach is on fire and this spreads up to your throat, you can put it down to what you have eaten. Yes, there are people who are naturally prone to heartburn but in most cases it is not so. There is no deciding age and it is not limited to old age alone. Understanding Acidity Most of you have seen the ad, which shows a man screwing up his face in agony after a heavy meal and the visual of a stomach with raging fires flashes on the television screen. Let us explain how this happens. Your food pipe is a long narrow tube, which has a muscular ring called the oesophagus oriticer at the bottom. This connects the food pipe to the stomach. The ring allows the food to pass into the stomach and then shuts tight. If this does not shut the digestive juices and acids from the stomach as well as from the partly digested food flow up into the food pipe resulting in heartburn, pain and irritation. This results in damage to the food pipe lining which is very tender. Avoid These Foods! Now let us go on to explain how certain foods cause this … Continue reading Don’t let your heart burn →
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