Epilepsy - Seizure First Aid: A seizure is an electrical disturbance in the brain that can cause confusion, muscle jerking, and loss of memory. A person who suffers more than one seizure is said to have epilepsy. Poorly controlled seizures can lead to injuries, limitations at school or work, and an inability to drive. If you are with someone who has a seizure, it is important to have a general idea of what to do, and what things to avoid. Also, be aware of things to look for that would require calling emergency medical services.
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Living with epilepsy means learning about the condition, getting support from others, being prepared for seizures and making your environment as safe as possible.
In honor of Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, team heatheo360 put together an infographic to further spread the ways in which to prevent cervical cancer and to distribute crucial information about the disease.
Health Benefits of Air Purifiers: We all may feel like we are protected from our environment’s pollution when are inside the comfort of our homes but that is not the case. Our homes trap odors, dust, pollen, and harmful particles that float around in our personal space. Vacuuming is not enough and has no affect on air controlling the air quality. Air purifiers are appliances designed to clean the air we breathe, tackle allergens, and reduce concentrations of pollutants and other particles that are harmful to our bodies. If you smoke in your home and/or are a pet owner, it is highly advised to purify the air in your home. Pets drag in germs and dander into homes and passive cigarette smoke inhalation can cause lung cancer in non-smokers. We should not be breathing in air that is tampered because it can also tamper with our health! Try out air purifiers in your home to notice the following changes:
8 Easy Stretches to Relieve Back Pain: Back pain is one of the most excruciating sensations one can experience. Pain can be caused by a chronic condition such as ankylosing spondilitis or scoliosis, a sudden accident, lack of activity, or constant strain. It causes us to slow down and even quit some tasks that used to be manageable. If back pain gets bad enough, it may even leave some bed ridden. Medicine or hot/cold patches may provide temporary relief, but eventually the pain will return. Stretching helps the muscles activate and build strength to support the spine - leading to reduced frequency and intensity of pain. Below are some simple exercises that can have you back on your feet in no time:
Micronutrients - Eat the Rainbow: In order for our bodies to function properly, we require certain vitamins and minerals known as micronutrients. The most popular micronutrients you may recognize are Vitamins A, C, and E, calcium, potassium, zinc, and magnesium. While only needed in minor amounts, micronutrients play crucial roles in optimizing our physical and mental performance. Lacking them can lead to inhibited growth and higher risk for diseases. To ensure your body has enough micronutrients, the easiest way is to consume healthy and diversified foods, or “eating the rainbow.” This essentially means that by consuming a variety of colorful fruits and veggies, meeting daily micro nutritional needs is no hassle!
Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndromes (APS) - Types 1 & 2: APSs include a wide variety of autoimmune disorders that are divided into a very rare juvenile type 1, and a relatively common adult form type 2. There is also a third type that does not affect the adrenal glands. APS type 1 typically occurs in early childhood, while type 2 most often occurs in one's 30s or 40s. Type 1 is caused by mutations of the autoimmune regulatory (AIRE) gene on chromosome 21. It is inherited in a autosomal recessive manner, meaning both parents must be carriers and pass on the faulty gene in order for their child to be affected. The mutation results in the production of defective proteins which cause the autoimmune destruction of target organs. Type 1 can be diagnosed via genetic testing, but not type 2 since it is caused by complex genetic interactions. Check out this infographic to learn more about autoimmune polyglandular syndromes types 1 & 2:
Not all wounds will heal at the same rate. The healing process will be dependent on the severity of the injury and the area of the trauma. If you are struggling to say goodbye to a troublesome cut, read our six helpful tips on how to quickly heal a wound.
1. Wash Your Hands
Clean your hands with soap and warm water before you attempt to treat a cut, as this will decrease the likelihood of infection. You should then dry your hands with a clean paper towel. However, if the wound is located on your hand, we recommend keeping soap away from the cut, which will cause further irritation to the wound.
Our eyes are one of the most vital organs we have in our bodies - yet they are also one of the most fragile. It’s important, then, that we take every step we possibly can in order to properly look after our eyes and see that no harm comes to them. Eye conditions are quite common, especially in the elder demographic, so you should arm yourself with the proper knowledge to ensure that you aren’t doing anything which could potentially damage your eyes or increase the risk of developing any serious eye-related conditions. There are, in fact, a number of simple ways you can introduce into your day to day life to help ensure that no harm comes to your eyes. Just a few of them have been compiled here, to act as a good place to start for anyone who requires a little bit more information on how to properly look after their eyes and eyesight.
There are times in our life when we have faced a health crisis. It may be a broken bone, or it may be the need for surgery to remove a cyst, and these types of health issues are a worry, but the good news is that they are typically short-lived; but what about when the health issue is considered chronic? Chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis are with you for the long term, and you need to be able to manage your illness, rather than your illness manage you. Here are 3 tips to cope with a chronic condition.