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Your Finger Nails Can Tell Your Health May 3, 2009

Posted by Wen in : Health Tips , 10comments

Do you know that your finger nails can tell a lot about your health? Let us find out how you can tell about your health by just looking at your finger nails.

The nails are present at the end of each finger tip on the dorsal surface.The main function of nail is protection and it also helps for a firm grip for holding articles.It consists of a strong relatively flexible keratinous nail plate originating from the nail matrix. Under the nail plate there is a soft tissue called nail bed.Between the skin and nail plate there is a nail fold or cuticle.Normal healthy nail is slight pink in colour and the surface is convex from side to side.Finger nails grow 1 cm in three months and toe nails take 24 months for the same.

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Importance of nails in disease diagnosis:

The colour ,appearance,shape and nature of the nails give some information about the general health and hygiene of a person . Nails are examined as a routine by all doctors to get some clues about underlying diseases. Just looking at nails we can makeout the hygiene of a person.The abnormal nail may be congenital or due to some diseases.The cause for changes in the nail extend from simple reasons to life threatening diseases.Hence the examination by a doctor is essential for diagnosis .Some abnormal findings with probable causes are discussed here for general awareness. (more…)

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Herbal Supplements is it worth the risk? April 10, 2009

Posted by Wen in : Herbal Supplements , 5comments

Many people nowadays are turning to “organics” and “naturals” otherwise known as herbals. The rising popularity of herbal supplements has created a new fad if not a new health lifestyle. But before you join the bandwagon, here are some things you need to know about this mean, “green” dietary supplementing machine.

What is the difference between a drug and a dietary supplement?

According to the definition set by food and drug administrations in different countries, drugs are chemicals that can prevent, prolong the life, treat other effects of a health condition, improve the quality of life, and/or cure ailments and diseases, or alter the function of any part or chemicals inside the body. These drugs have approved therapeutic claims. For example, paracetamol is a drug given to bring down the body temperature in fever. Ascorbic acid is indicated for the treatment of scurvy. Iron supplements are given to treat mild cases of anemia.

Herbal supplements are not classified as drugs but as dietary supplements. The main difference is that they do not have approved therapeutic claims unlike in the case of drugs. Moreover, dietary supplements could either contain vitamins, minerals, herbals, or amino acids, all aimed to add to or supplement the diet of an individual. They are not intended to be taken alone as a substitute to any food or medicine. (more…)

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Discussing Men’s Health Issues January 27, 2009

Posted by Wen in : Men's Health , 5comments

Why Is Discussion Of Men’s Health Issues Important?

As compared to females, males face more stress and pressure conditions. In one way, there are many problems, which are not often discussed and these have serious implications on men’s health. Thus, it is important to discuss the issue in special.

Challenges Faced By Men’s Health

There are many problems that challenge men’s physical soundness. Some of them are stress to improve financial condition, smoking and drinking habits, more exposure to risks, bad eating habits and irregular lifestyle. They face these challenges mainly because men stay outdoors most of the time.  These are some of the challenges that constantly come in the way. But the bad news is, men do not consider these as hurdles and take them as a part of life. Thus, they do not entertain frequent health checkups and visit to physicians.

It’s Time For Men To Be Health Conscious

Merely because of ignorance and lack of time, men neglect health issues and in this way, they are actually subtracting the number of minutes from their life span. According to the statistics, men’s health is at a risk more than females’. Diabetes, cardiac arrests, cholesterol, obesity are some of the problems that men may have. They are more prone to such disorders. Thus, the message is to awake now, it’s time that men’s health is taken care of. (more…)

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Health And Wellness Are Important For The Wellbeing of Our Life December 23, 2008

Posted by Wen in : health wellness , 1 comment so far

A lot of time we have the misconception that money will bring us the comforts of life. That is the reason why many of us are running after money without giving any consideration to health and wellness. The world is moving fast, so people are changing to keep a track with the global change. Even the eating and drinking habits have undergone drastic changes without giving consideration to the nutrition value of the food stuff. At this crucial scenario, it is very important to discuss the needs of health and wellness, as it is given least consideration now. Wealth is not at all an assessing factor to judge our level of health and wellness. Wealth will lose its value if you neglect your health and wellness.

In this era of globalization and privatization, the concept of health and wellness has undergone a huge change. The urban lifestyle with lot of pollution, junk food habit, indoor entertainment and lot more factors tumbles the balance of our life. Those who are professionally successful are giving less importance to their health and wellness. The increasing rate of multi-specialty hospitals in the urban areas and surgeries have become a normal thing and this is a clear indication to the fact that people are ignoring their health in the normal routine. (more…)

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Modern Essential for a Healthy Life: Health Supplements December 10, 2008

Posted by Wen in : Health Supplements , 8comments

Now a days, everyone wants to stay healthy. But a 24 by 7 lifestyle and numerous pressures at personal as well as professional levels never let a person stay calm. Due to this lifestyle, many a times we are not able to eat meals thrice in a day, staying healthy is a distant dream.

People have become more conscious about their health these days. They keep a tab on what they eat, how much they work out and especially, women care a lot to stay in perfect shape. But this does not help to avoid health problems. Our body requires minerals, vitamins and other constituents in a proper amount and if we restraint ourselves from eating a particular food item, maybe we lack some essential nutrients, which can pose health problems in near future. So what is the best way for one to stay healthy as well maintain his body posture? Undoubtedly, health supplements. Health supplements can be considered as energy packs or in other words, external or an additional source of energy as well as essential nutrients, which our body needs. (more…)

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