Saturday, November 13, 2010

Breast Cancer Prevention

Breast Cancer can be described as a lump or mass that start to develop when the rate of cell growth become faster than the rate the cells are dying. If it is at the early stage it can be located in one spot as a lump or mass and can be felt or noticed through self examination of the breasts.

When you observe something odd on your breast consult your doctor immediately for an easier and more successful treatment; this is because if you neglect this growth it can easily spread through the blood system to other parts of the body such as liver, lungs, bone etc.

Breast cancer can be deadly and the ability to know its signs is very important for any woman that seek to avoid or prevent this painful disease. The good thing about it is if detected at early stage it is curable. Therefore, breast cancer prevention is the proactive measure against having breast cancer; this is the ability to become familiar with your normal breast tissue and shape so that when there is a deviation from it you can quickly raise alarm.

Self Breast Examination
The best way to achieve
breast cancer prevention  is through self breast examination. Breast examination can be done in two major ways which are:

i. Looking through a mirror (Mirror Examination
ii. Feeling the breast with hands (Feeling Examination)
Stated below are steps to take for each self breast examination process:

A. Looking Through a mirror
1. Standing with both hands by you side;
2. Hold both hands above your head; and
3. Put both hands on your hips (Akimbo) and tighten your chest muscles with your hands still on your hips.

B. Feeling your breast with your hands
(1) Feel your breast for unusual lump, thickenings or nipple discharge by using your 3 middle fingers of your hand to examine the opposite breast.First press lightly, then increase the pressure, then squeeze the nipple lightly to check for any discharge.

(2) In another way you can also examine your breast lying down
(i.) Place a pillow or folded towel under your shoulder;
(ii) Put your right hand on your head then examine your breast gently with the other hand.

(3) Breast examination can also be better done under shower.

With these few information about breast cancer you can proactively prevent this deadly disease.
Start examining your breast today!
To read more information on cancer click here

Olufemi

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Strategies for a healthy Diet


Healthy nutirtion is about feeling great, having more energy and vitality as well as keeping oneself as healthy as possible.

Highlighted below are some tips on how to choose foods that will improve your health and how to avoid foods that raise your risk for illnesses:

a. Eat enough calories but not too many

Maintain a balance between your calorie intake and calorie expenditure; you are not to eat more food than your body uses.The average recommeded daily allowance is 2000 calories,but this is a function of age, sex, height, weight and physical activity.

b. Eat a wide variety of foods

Healthy eating is an opportunity to expand your range of choices by trying different kinds of foods such as vegetables, whole grains or fruits.

c. Keep Food Portions moderate

It is very advisable to maintain a moderate food portion of high calorie foods.


d. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, grains and Legumes

Eat other foods high in comples carbohydrates, fibre, vitamins,minerals, low fat and free of cholesterol.

e. Drink plenty of water

Water is about 75% percent of our body composition. It is very vital part of a healthy diet. Water assist in flushing human metabolism, especially the kidneys and bladder where waste products and toxins are sent out of the body.

f. Reduce sugary or salty foods and refined-grain products

Sugar is added to variety of foods while salt is used in many foods to taste, you should endeavour to reduce your sugar and salt consumption level.

g. Get Moving

A healthy diet will improve your energy and feelings of well-being while you are at the same time reducing risk of many diseases.

Food is one of the inevitable and basic needs of every human existence. And whatever one become or look is the function of what the person is putting to his mouth. With some of the above stated strategy you can better your health status and a better living.

Check here for more tips on healthy living


Olufemi

Friday, January 29, 2010

Ovulation in women

We cannot say what is the main problem and have to all test at proper time. Infertility main problem the women are facing with Ovulation. If the menstrual cycle is time to time then ovulation will be perfect. The normal menstruation time is 28-30 days. If the menstrual is more than 35 days then there is a problem with the ovulation which can affected on pregnancy.

As per the ultrasonography doctor can predict the ovulation procedure and time of ovulation. If the ovulation is not happening then they give the tablets like letrozole, clomid and other ovulation medicine.

Now a days this is the common problem with ladies for ovulation and they have to consult the infertility specialist who can give proper guidance.

Menstruation cycle day 1-5 is for normal bleeding, after 5 days the follicles developed in the ovary. Normally 80% of women can ovulate after 14 days of menstrual cycle if the menstruation is 28-30 days.

Predict the Ovulation Symptoms :
But normally women who are trying to conceive can make the chart as per below symptoms :
01. Temperature chart : After cycle day 10 shall make the temperature chart in the morning. If the temperature is high compare to normal days then there is a ovulation procedure start.
02. Cervical Mucus : After the menstruation cervical mucus disappeared, in the middle of cycle after 10 days there is egg white cervical mucus appeared and conception chances are moderate. But after 14 days of cycle the clear cervical mucus we can see and on that period the fertility chances are high.
03. Abdominal Cramping : After 10-14 days of cycle when ovulation is occurred then there is a bit of abdominal cramping.
04. Ovulation Predictor Kit : You can predict the ovulation using Ovulation Predictor Kit after 13 days from menstruation cycle.

Fertilization :
After making the relation on the fertile period from 14-20 days on regular cycle the fertilization can occurred in a week or 16 days.
If fertilization not occurred the shed of lining of uterus is take place for new menstruation procedure.
For more information visit: Baby Centre

What Is Swine Flu?

Swine Flu is a respiratory ailment which has identical symptoms to common flu. Swine Flu was considered to have originated with pigs, but now it has spread among human beings as well. Swine Flu also named as A(H1N1) has already been categorized as a global pandemic. Swine Flu outbreak is considered a serious threat to human life. 

An outbreak of Swine Flu has been considered a pandemic because numerous people at various places might become seriously sick at the same time. The effects of Swine flu can be quite lethal and fatal. Basic human activities and services can be severely affected by the spread of Swine Flu. 

Symptoms of Swine Flu

Highlighted below are some of the  symptoms of Swine Flu:

i.    Sudden dizziness;

ii.   Difficulty in breathing; 

iii.  Pain in the chest or abdomen;

iv.  Severe or persistent vomiting;and

v.   Fever with a rash
 

Prevention of Swine Flu

There are various precautions we need to take in order to prevent Swine Flu outbreak. The various steps which can be useful are:

1) We need to know the various symptoms of swine flu present in people. The symptoms are very similar to common flu. The various symptoms present may be fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Acute cases of Swine Flu may also suffer from diarrhea and vomiting. There is no certain way to judge if someone has swine flu unless a proper test is done at a medical center authorized to conduct Swine flu Tests.

2) We need to ensure that we are in good health. Make sure you get sufficient sleep, be active and manage your stress levels. One should also make sure that the diet he takes is nutritious and there is ample quantity of fluid intake. A person with a strong immune system will have less chances of getting Swine Flu.

3) We need to practice and maintain good hygiene. In case you sneeze, cover your mouth with a disposable tissue paper or at least a handkerchief. Always wash your hands especially before taking food and after sneezing or blowing your nose.

4) Avoid sharing utensils and drinks while dining. While having food it is a common practice for people to share utensils or share a drink. This should be completely avoided to be safe and away from Swine Flu.

5) Always wear a face mask or respirator as instructed by authorities. Face mask or respirators are potent weapons against Swine Flu and can be helpful in preventing the spread of the disease.
 

This article is adapted from indiastudychannel.com

Health Important Tips



  • Answer the phone by LEFT ear;


  • Do not drink coffee TWICE a day;


  • Do not take pills with COOL water;


  • Do not have HUGE meals after 5pm;


  • Reduce the amount of OILY food you consume;

  • Drink more WATER in the morning, less at night;


  • Keep your distance from hand phone CHARGERS;

  • Do not use headphones/earphone for LONG period of time;


  • Best sleeping time is from 10pm at night to 6am in the morning;


  • Do not lie down immediately after taking medicine before sleeping;

  • When battery is down to the LAST grid/bar, do not answer the phone as the radiation is 1000 times;

A word they say is enough for the wise.



Olufemi

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Achieving a healthy weight is possible

To achieve a health weight is very possible if you stick to the following instructions:

1. Have a commitment plan;

2. Have a not just any diet lifestyle for this is the reason most people gain useless weight back;

3. Exhibit strength and self control to stick to your slimming plan.

4. Rest and a clean diet, avoid nutrient deficiencies;

5. Regular exercises relieve stress, increase sense of well being, increase metabolism and burn fat and calories. It also improve shape and clean blood of toxins as well as promote sleep;

6. Reduce consumption of calories, fat, sugar and salt;

7. Expend more energy by burning more calories than you take-in and increase activity to burn more energy; and

8. Good nutrition prevent sickness and allow normal metabolism of the body without any abnormal growth.

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Olufemi