Blood pressure is a serious health disorder affecting more and more people these days. It is not a health disorder to lose sleep over. Feeling stressed over having high blood pressure levels and having to stay with it only worsens it. When the doctor has an inkling of symptoms of high blood pressure or hypertension signs in the patient investigative examination comprising of physical examination, blood tests, electrocardiogram, urine analysis, ECG test are ordered. So, if it gets confirmed that you are suffering from high blood pressure,prescription medication, dietary dos and don’ts are also provided by the doctor. Additionally, these are the 8 foods you should incorporate in your diet for controlling your blood pressure levels.
1. Green Tea-
Green tea is a not so tasty cousin of the ubiquitous and much relished milk tea. There are a host of benefits green tea gets with itself. One of them is, that green tea consumption widens the arterial diameter. 2 cups of green tea daily has the capability of increasing diameter of arteries by 40%. This is good for the arteries as the blood flow can happen easily and without any obstruction.
Hearing is a wonderful gift of the nature bestowed upon mankind. Externally we merely see two ear lobes which receive all the sound in our surroundings and help us to hear. But within, is an extremely intricate and complex network of bones, muscles, membranes, nerves which help to conduct the sound waves to the brain and actually help in perceiving the sound and noise.
But what will happen if we are not able to perceive noise and sound? Even this thought is frightening, isn’t it? However, such situations may arise, leading to loss of hearing ability. This is when doctors will recommend tests to check your hearing capability.
One of the investigative tests done to assess presence and intensity of hearing loss is Audiometry Test. Audiometry test is affordable at cost. It can also be done for patients experiencing tinnitus (buzzing sound in the ears) and dizziness.
Before getting into details about audiometry, let us first understand some basics of the ear.
The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a unique technique which uses magnetism, radio waves and a computer to manipulate properties of water molecules (mostly H+ ions) in our bodies to produce an image.
The H+ ions (protons) possess paramagnetic properties because of which they easily align themselves in a peculiar fashion in presence of a magnetic field. Once the patient is inside the scanner, radio waves and magnetic resonance (MR) together create a variable environment which alters the ‘spin’ of protons after absorption of energy. The field is then switched off during which protons return to their normal energy state, known as precession. The radio signals produced in this state are picked by scanners which finally produce an image.
Result?? A detailed picture of both the hard and soft tissues with the benefit of no harmful/non-ionizing radiations.
In routine settings, an MRI machine is a hollow cylindrical structure in which the patient has to stay for sometime (in a lying down position) till the image is taken. A magnetic strength of about 0.2-3 Tesla is applied for 90 minutes, or more.
Types of MRI:
MRI scans can be classified in a variety of ways depending on its construction, properties and applications. Here we will go through a few of them to understand their similarities and differences.
Breast implant is a surgical procedure which enhances the volume and appearance of a well developed breast tissue. To know more about this procedure it is important to be well versed with the anatomy of breast.
A well developed breast tissue is a characteristic feature of the female gender. It plays an important role in the reproductive functions of women. Breast tissue is composed of muscles, glands, ducts, supporting ligaments, fatty deposits and parenchyma. Development and growth of breast tissue begins around puberty in females. They grow in volume and develop a rounded appearance. A central dark portion known as nipple is surrounded by a small patch of dark skin known as areola.
Dental implants can be dated back to civilizations as early as the Egyptians, Mayans, Phoenicians and the Hondurans. The first attempts of tooth transplants were made in Europe in the earlier part of 19th century. The 20th century saw the evolution of implant materials from gold to stainless steel to titanium.
Dr. Per Ingvar Branemark with his experiments in 1950s, revolutionized the way implants are seen today. With his detailed explanation of osseointegration, implants are a long lasting mode of treatment in not only dental but other medical conditions as well.
A dental implant is defined as a a component which is inserted surgically into bone to support future dental prosthesis such as bridge, denture, crown or as an orthodontic anchor.
Perfect vision is a blessing bestowed upon mankind by mother nature. While many people enjoy this gift without any problems, there are many others who are not so lucky. Many people wear glasses to obtain normal vision. But it can be a source of discomfort for many people. New users may experience a constant irritation around their nose initially when they start wearing glasses. Some people may also feel that wearing spectacles interferes with their appearance. Hence for cosmetic purpose they may want to avoid using glasses.
People may also have tendency to forget their spectacles when they go anywhere. This is another reason why spectacles prove to be a disadvantage for some. There are some newer methods and techniques which are being developed recently to provide with a more permanent ways to get relief from visual errors. LASIK is one of these methods. It is the most sought after surgical method which helps to correct visual abnormalities and help the person see clearly.
Homeostasis is a tendency of interdependent elements to attain a state of constant equilibrium. Balance is the key to maintaining healthy bodily functions. Core temperature, blood glucose, sodium and chloride levels, body pH are a few systems the living body aims to take care of constantly.
The difference between acidity and alkalinity of the body is known as pH (potential of Hydrogen). It is calculated on a scale of 0-14, with 0 being most acidic and 14 most alkaline. Our body, functions to its optimal capacity at a pH of 7.3-7.45. This pH is essential for cells to perform their activities efficiently. Any upward or downward deviation in pH value can put the body in a state of excess alkalinity or acidity. Proteins may lose their original structure (denaturation), enzymes will not function properly and even death may occur in a few cases. Diseases mostly find their home in an acidic environment, which is why it becomes all the more important to take care of our health.
The Internet has introduced every household in India to the world of premium health care services at their doorsteps. Majority of people these days are conscious of their own health and also their family’s physical well-being due to awareness. However, obesity and other life-altering diseases are sadly becoming the order of the day. Although, awareness about the same is rising all thanks to the media.
Different health check packages offered by hospitals big and small are playing the role of modern-day messiahs for safeguarding health of common people. Done every once in a while, these health packages could easily prevent the person from footing huge hospital bills in future. If prescribed by doctor, it shouldn’t be taken as a cause of huge concern, as tests just help the doctor in confirming or disproving chances of any ailment.Continue reading Take Advantage Of These 12 Amazing Health Packages→
The female reproductive system comprises of the ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes and the female hormones Estrogen and Progesterone. These hormones are synthesized in the ovaries. These hormones control most of the body functioning of the female in general, and all of the functioning of the female reproductive system. The levels of these hormones vary depending on the phase of the menstrual cycle. Timely production and release of these hormones in adequate quantity is essential for normal functioning of the female reproductive system. Normal menses, pregnancy, delivery, menopause are the physiological components of the female reproductive system.
The synthesis of Estrogen and Progesterone are under control of two other hormones named Luteinizing Hormone (LH) and Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH), secreted by Pituitary gland. FSH is responsible for formation and development of the female egg. LH acts on the ovaries and facilitates the release of the matured female egg from the ovary (commonly known as ovulation).