What is Diabetes?
Diabetes, often referred to by doctors as diabetes mellitus, describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body’s cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both.
There are three types of diabetes:
Type 1 Diabetes:
The body does not produce insulin. Some people may refer to this type as insulin-dependent diabetes. People usually develop type 1 diabetes before their 40th year, often in early adulthood or teenage years.
Type 2 Diabetes (Gestational diabetes):
The body does not produce enough insulin for proper function, or the cells in the body do not react to insulin (insulin resistance).
Some people may be able to control their type 2 diabetes symptoms by losing weight, following a healthy diet, doing plenty of exercise, and monitoring their blood glucose levels. However, type 2 diabetes is typically a progressive disease – it gradually gets worse – and the patient will probably end up have to take insulin, usually in tablet form.
Type 3 Diabetes:
This type affects females during pregnancy. Some women have very high levels of glucose in their blood, and their bodies are unable to produce enough insulin to transport all of the glucose into their cells, resulting in progressively rising levels of glucose.
Symptoms/ Signs of Diabetes:
- Increased Urination
- Weight loss
- Excessive Thirst
- Slow Healing
- Skin Problem
- Blur Vision
Complications linked to badly controlled diabetes:
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Many latest technology and galleries full of products like oil, hair mask, conditioners etc. that have launched in the recent past to remove or reduce the hair fall problem, the most effective of remedies for hair fall is still the most effective. Hair fall is the popular problem for both men and women in today’s busy and polluted environment. There are some natural things which are made available easily in our homes and are used to prevent from hair fall. Both men and women can get benefits from these. The vitamins from these things are useful to prevent from hair fall.
Here are some hair Loss remedies for both men and women that you can try at your home easily. Continue reading
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Coughing means stimulation of sensory nerves in the lining of the respiratory passages – the tubes we use to breathe.
During coughing, a person intake short breath and the larynx (the voice box) close momentarily. The chest muscles and abdominal used for breathing contract, due to which more pressure needed to drive the air out the lungs when the larynx re-opens.
The result of this is blast of air comes out at high speed, scrubbing and clearing the airway to keep the respiratory passages free of irritating material.
Coughing is a common symptom when the airways are ‘tight’, as in asthma.
Coughing usually means the presence of something in respiratory passages that should not be there. This can be caused by breathing in dust particles in the air or when a piece of food goes down the wrong way.
It could also be a sign that an infection in the lungs is making the respiratory passages produce phlegm.
“The majority of viral coughs are safe to treat at home with natural home remedies. This is the natural way to treat the problem with no side effects.”
Cough is of many kinds and their treatments differ accordingly. The ten types of cough, their causes and their treatments are given below:
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Tuberculosis (TB) is very common and an infectious disease that is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB primarily affects the lungs, but it can also affect organs in the central nervous system, lymphatic system, and circulatory system among others. Most people who are exposed to TB never develop symptoms because the bacteria can live in an inactive form in the body. But if the immune system weakens, such as in people with HIV or elderly adults, TB bacteria can become active. In their active state, TB bacteria cause death of tissue in the organs they infect. Active TB disease can be fatal if left untreated. The disease was called “consumption” in the past because of the way it would consume from within anyone who became infected.
Symptoms of tuberculosis:
Most people who become infected with the bacteria that cause tuberculosis actually do not present symptoms of the disease. However, when symptoms are present, they include:
- continued or a persistent cough of more than three weeks that brings up phlegm
- presence of streaks or drops of blood in the coughed up phlegm or sputum
- weight loss and fatigue and loss of appetite
- fever for a long duration that is not explained by any other cause
- night sweat.
Causes of tuberculosis:
Tuberculosis is ultimately caused by the Mycobacterium tuberculosis that is spread from person to person through airborne particles. This can happen when someone with the untreated, active form of tuberculosis coughs, speaks, sneezes, spits, laughs or sings. Some primary causes of tuberculosis are: Continue reading
Asthma is a disease affecting the airways that carry air to and from your lungs. People who suffer from this chronic condition (long-lasting or recurrent) are said to be asthmatic.
The inside walls of an asthmatic’s airways are swollen or inflamed. This swelling or inflammation makes the airways extremely sensitive to irritations and increases your susceptibility to an allergic reaction.
As inflammation causes the airways to become narrower, less air can pass through them, both to and from the lungs.
Symptoms of Asthma:
Its symptoms are given below:
- A chronic dry cough that becomes worse at night.
- Disturbing sleep.
- Sometimes wheezing while sleeping.
- Shortness of breath.
Causes of Asthma:
An irritating night cough is often the first sign of asthma, especially in children, but it can develop at any age. Continue reading
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A smoker’s cough refers to coughing that normally occurs in people who are long-term smokers. It is a persistent cough —”persistent” meaning that it is present for more than 2 or 3 weeks.
At first it may be dry in smokers who have not smoked for very long, but over time it usually produces phlegm. This phlegm can be clear, white, yellow, or even green in color. The cough is usually worst upon awakening, and improves over the remainder of the day.
Symptoms of smokers cough:
Shortness of breath
Due to smokers cough, it seems to be harder to catch breath or it is harder to climb a flight of stairs.
Coughing up blood
coughing up blood, even a small amount on a single occasion can be symbol of smokers cough.
When cough is accompanied by wheezing, it could suggest asthma; but a common saying in medicine is that “not all that wheezes is asthma.” It could be a symbol of smokers cough.
Unexplained weight loss
If cough becomes old (more than two three weeks) and weight is also loosing, it can be the symbol of smokers cough.
A hoarse voice that lasts more than a few days or is not accompanied by other typical cold symptoms, could be the symbol of smokers cough.
Causes of smokers cough:
The airways are lined with cilia. Cilia are tiny hair-like cells that catch toxins in inhaled air and move them upwards toward the mouth. Smoking paralyzes these cells so they’re unable to do their job. Instead of being caught in transit, toxins are allowed to enter the lungs, where they settle and create inflammation. Continue reading
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Whooping cough, known medically as Pertussis, is an extremely contagious disease caused by the bacterium ‘Bordetella pertussis. Whooping cough is called the 100 days’ cough in some countries. This disease usually affects children between 1 to 5 years.
Whooping cough Symptoms:
The initial signs and symptoms of this condition are quite similar to that of the common cold. Sneezing, a runny nose, Night cough, Sore throat, Tears while coughing, Vomiting, Loss of appetite, Tiredness, low fever and a mild cough are some of the symptoms of this condition.
After about 1 to 2 weeks, the dry, irritating cough evolves into coughing spells. During a coughing spell, which can last for more than a minute, the child may turn red or purple. At the end of a spell, the child may make a characteristic whooping sound when breathing in or may vomit. Between spells, the child usually feels well.
Because of whooping sound it is called whooping cough.
Causes of Whooping Cough:
Bronco-pneumonia, Infection of middle ear, Micro-organisms like Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis, through tiny drops of fluid from an infected person’s nose or mouth.
The actual cause of the disease is unhealthy diet i.e. feeding the children with refined and demineralised foods and the absence of sufficient quantity of fresh fruits and salad vegetables in their diet. This results in accumulation of excessive quantities of catarrh and mucus in the child’s system.
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Hair can look healthy without visiting high priced salons, paying for expensive treatments and trying many conditioners and shampoos.
A variety of home remedies for healthy hair can be easily found in our kitchens for better results. From beer to bananas, shiny healthy hair is easy with a variety of these home remedies. No worries if you are man or woman, just try any remedy with the ingredients from the following which is available to you. The only difference is men have to try more than women for getting best results. As all the things are natural, so they have no side effects; so you can try this any number of time accordingly you want.
We can use many home made ingredients to prevent hair from becoming dry, damaged and brittle.
Strong hair is made up of protein. Everyday styling and environmental pollution can strip moisture out of your hair. The best way to put moisture and shine back to your hair is by getting a protein treatment. Protein smoothens the cuticle of the hair, creating smoother and stronger hair. Homemade protein treatments are all natural and with frequent use you get a good result.
These home remedies can be used for both men and women. But men’s hair take more time to get normal, so be patient and kindly try these remedies more than once to get results.