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.
With amazing medicinal qualities, herbs are one of the best ways to fight a bout of cold. Here are 4 amazing herbs that help you fight a cold: Ginger Well known for its medicinal properties, Ginger is a hot favourite when it comes to curing a cold and coughs. It works like an expectorant and controls mucous build up. So, the next you have a bout of a cough, try a teaspoon of freshly squeezed ginger juice mixed with honey around two to three times a day. Ginger also helps improve digestion and fortifies the immune system. Echinacea It exhibits antiviral and antibacterial properties and hence strengthens the immune system. It is especially potent in fighting the cold virus and the herpes virus. You should use Echinacea when you sense a cold coming on. It helps avoid precipitating a cold. This herb is a native to the US and is available in health stores around the world. Elderberry This herb is especially effective in curing headaches associated with colds. Moreover, it helps a great deal in controlling fever during a cold. It contains a bioflavonoid compound that fights the cold virus. Eucalyptus Oil This is a highly effective remedy for … Continue reading 4 amazing herbs that help fight cold →
Many experts now see inflammation as arising from an immune system response that’s out of control. When you catch a cold or sprain your ankle, your immune system switches into gear. Infection or injury trigger a chain of events called the inflammatory cascade. The familiar signs of normal inflammation — heat, pain, redness, and swelling — are the first signals that your immune system is being called into action. In a delicate balance of give-and-take, inflammation begins when pro-inflammatory hormones in your body call out for your white blood cells to come and clear out infection and damaged tissue. These agents are matched by equally powerful, closely related anti-inflammatory compounds, which move in once the threat is neutralized to begin the healing process. Our bodies weren’t designed for a daily barrage of toxins, infectious agents and stress, seen and unseen. This kind of demand requires a lot of support to maintain your immune’s system resilience. Our go-go lifestyle just doesn’t make room unless we pay attention to everything: what we breathe, eat, drink and absorb and feel. It all has a pro- or anti-inflammatory effect, and for most of us, the factors are skewed toward inflammation. One thing that’s certain … Continue reading Why is chronic inflammation on the rise? →
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 →
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