When you visit your family doctor for a physical examination, you may be given a cholesterol blood test, diabetic screening exam, and a blood pressure check. While high cholesterol, diabetes, and high blood pressure are the most common risk factors in the development of cardiovascular disease, there are other, less common things that may also put you at risk. Here are three uncommon things that may increase your risk for heart attack or stroke, and what you can do about them:
29 November 2016
Over time, connective tissues in the knees, elbows, ankles and other joints start to degenerate. This can be the result of age-related osteoarthritis, and it can also result when joints take a beating, either in those who work in physical labor or those who engage in regular athletic activity. Joint supplements can also be helpful for those who have sustained sports injuries, such as torn anterior cruciate ligament tears, and need an extra boost to strengthen and nourish the repaired joint.
8 November 2016
It is difficult but not impossible to enjoy outdoor adventures if you are allergic to most of the things you are likely to encounter in your adventures. However, outdoor allergens such as pollen, dust, and mold should not ruin your love for the outdoors. Taking the following precautions will allow you to continue with your outdoor adventures. Know What You Are Allergic To It helps to know what you are allergic to so that you can avoid those things.
24 October 2016
If you've recently been placed in the sad position of planning a funeral for a loved one or close friend, you may be feeling overwhelmed with the sudden rush of responsibilities. This confusion and loss of direction can be even more profound when you're called upon to make difficult decisions (like choosing between cremation and burial or an open or closed casket) for a devoutly Christian person while you are relatively unfamiliar with this religion's beliefs surrounding death and burial.
6 October 2016
In today's hectic culture, many people struggle to get a full night's sleep. In fact, for about one in three people, insomnia is a problem. Healthcare professionals warn that not getting enough sleep is detrimental to your physical and mental health, so you need to address your insomnia. Although many people do take sleeping pills, a better option may be to use natural methods. Melatonin Melatonin has been found to help some people sleep better.
28 September 2016
If you suffer from chronic urinary tract infections (UTIs), you are not alone. This problem is very prevalent with women; however, there might things you can do to reduce your risks of developing another one of these infections. Here are some things that you can do or avoid doing that may help you with this issue. Wipe Carefully One major cause of a UTI is from feces. The bacteria in feces can lead to an infection in any part of the bladder system if it enters inside.
22 September 2016
Puppies can be a lot of work, and that includes training your puppy to listen to commands and respect the rules of the house. While you may already have an idea of how to get your puppy housebroken and how to teach it a few tricks, there are a few mistakes pet owners can make that will disrupt the training process. Here are some things to avoid while teaching your new canine companion.
1 September 2016
If you have diabetes, you are more susceptible to skin problems. This is partially due to the constriction of the blood vessels when your blood sugar is high. Keeping your blood sugar under control is the best way to avoid any complication. However, even if you have things under control, you will still have poor immunity to bacterial and fungal infections. A cut that would not be a big deal to a nondiabetic could end up causing a diabetic to lose a limb.
18 August 2016
One of the most difficult parts about undergoing orthopedic spine surgery is that the recovery period can be a bit unpleasant and painful. However, there are a few things that you can do to help make the recovery as easy as possible after the surgery, such as the three listed below. Slip-On Shoes The biggest activity that you will want to avoid once your surgery has been completed is to bend over when you do not have to.
3 August 2016
Do you have concerns about your alcohol use? Perhaps your concerns are related to changes in your drinking behavior such as increased consumption. You may have even experienced some strange happenings recently that have prompted you to take a serious look at drinking and how it affects you. You likely know some of the well-known signs associated with excessive drinking or alcoholism such as blackouts, but for many people, there are other concerning events that they experience in private that cause them significant worry.
21 July 2016