Best Tips for Better Sleep These simple tips will help you sleep better at night and be more energetic and productive during your waking hours. * Establish a regular bedtime routine and regular sleep-wake schedule (Both deep sleep time and growth hormone release can be maximized by following consistent bedtimes routine) * Best quality of sleep is achieved between 10pm-6am. Every ½ hour sleep before midnight is comparable to 2 hours of sleep after midnight. It is not how late you go to bed rather how early that effects the quality of sleep * Avoid daytime naps of greater than one hour and naps late in the afternoon as this can adversely affect dream sleep at night * Avoid drinking caffeinated drink (coffee, tea, soft drink) after 12 pm * Avoid exercising too late at night( 3-4 hours before bed time). Best time to exercise is early in the morning If your partner snores, move to another room * Create a sleep promoting environment that is quiet, dark, cool (19-20 C ), and comfortable * Avoid watching tv before bed * Avoid having any mobile phones and electrical appliances within one metre of your bed * Eat light meals at night. Your body needs to use its energy to rejuvenates itself rather than spend the night digesting the food you have eaten the night before

Stress Relief Tips Family problems, not enough time, trouble with friends these are just a few of the many things that cause stress. These seven tips can help. * Allow plenty of time. Being too busy is a big source of stress. * Exercise. It's a great stress buster. * Get plenty of rest and eat well. You'll be able to handle stress better when it does come up. * Discuss your problems with a friend or family member. * When stress hits big, take a time-out. A few minutes away from the problem can help. * Breathe deeply slowly in, slowly out. Think of something pleasant. * Ask for help. If you feel like your stress is just too much, talk with your family, a friend or a counselor.

Low Back Pain Relief Tips Here are examples of natural or home remedies that offer low back pain relief. * heat and cold applications such as electric pillow or an all-day heat wrap, hot showers/bath, ice packs or even a bag of frozen vegetables. * natural analgesic creams such as those with Capsaicin. * creams with bee venom extract. * acupuncture and reflexology. * massage and acupressure. * regular exercising, even during the pain flare up, but with gentle moves that don’t put pressure on the lower back etc.

Iron Deficiency Anemia Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency and the leading cause of anemia in the world. Iron deficiency at critical times of growth and development can result in premature births, low birth weight babies, delayed growth and development, delayed normal infant activity and movement. Iron deficiency can result in poor memory or poor cognitive skills and can result in poor performance in school, work,and in military or recreational activities. Iron Deficiency Anemia Symptoms. 1. Your fingernails break easily. 2. You may feel a lack of hunger. 3. You may be having a lot of headaches. 4. You may feel lethargic and weak 5. There might be a shortness of breath. 6. You may be feeling depressed or agitated. 7. Sometimes there are people that have a sore tongue. 8. Your skin color may be extremely pale. Treatments The treatments given are usually iron supplements unless the cause is kidney disease. Sometimes if the iron deficiency is too severe, a transfusion may be needed. Dietary changes will probably also be given. Eating foods that provide the body with iron such as raisins, dried beans, (in other words legumes), fish, and some meats. Liver is about the best iron source.

Tips for Sound Sleep After good sleep hygiene, the person feel refresh and energies throughout the day. * Warm shower bath is good before going to bed as it helps to relax for good sleep. * Proper and regular time for meal, medications, help to adjust your body clock and ease to smooth sleeping. * Brisk walk for 15-20 minutes preferably in the evening is good for sound sleeping. * Yogasanas, Pranayama and Mediation should be done on regular basis. * Try to avoid stress environment. * Meditation should be performed before going to bed every day as it helps to relax and lighten up your body and helps to give better sleep. * Rigorous exercise should be avoided as it produce stimulants that disturb the sleeping mechanism in the body. * Brahmi Oil helps calm and clear the mind, enhancing peaceful sleep. * Herbs like chamomile, passionflower, and skullcap to help calm the mind, soothe nerves and support sound, restful sleep. * Reading a book, listening soothing music may induce sleeping. * Avoid taking naps, especially after 3.00pm as it hinder in your night sleeping. * Caffeine, nicotine should be avoided, strictly after dinner as it may disturb the rhythm of your body and also not good for sleep hygiene. * Keep yourself away from alcohol and cigarette. * Going to bed hungry or taking heavy dinner both should be discouraged. * Give more weightage to salads and fruits in dinner. * Avoid sleeping pills as it may lead to develop different type of disorders in the body. * Bats sleeps 16 hours a day because its cave is quiet, dark and a little bit cool. We may also make our bedroom quiet, cool and dark for good sleep. * Unless and until you are feeling sleepy, do some work so to encourage your sleeping. * Massage of the head and foot is good for sleeping. To have a hygienic sleep.  

Which Sleep Position is Healthiest?   Back Position Good for: Preventing neck and back pain, reducing acid reflux, minimizing wrinkles, maintaining perky breasts. Bad for: Snoring. Consider this: "Snoring is usually most frequent and severe when sleeping on the back," Olson says. Perfect pillow: One puffy one. The goal is to keep your head and neck supported without propping your head up too much. ******************** Side position Good for: Preventing neck and back pain, reducing acid reflux, snoring less, sleeping during pregnancy Bad for: Your skin and your breasts. Consider this: If you're pregnant, sleep on your left side. It's ideal for blood flow. Perfect pillow: A thick one. "You need to fill the space above your shoulder so your head and neck are supported in a neutral position". ************************ Fetal position Good for: Snoring less, sleeping during pregnancy. Bad for: Preventing neck and back pain, minimizing wrinkles, maintaining perky breasts. Consider this: Just straighten out a bit -- try not to tuck your body into an extreme curl. Perfect pillow: One plump pillow -- the same as side position, to give your head and neck support. *********************** Stomach position Good for: Easing snoring Bad for: Avoiding neck and back pain, minimizing wrinkles, maintaining perky breasts. Consider this: Do you snore? "Stomach-sleeping may even be good for you,". Facedown keeps your upper airways more open. So if you snore and aren't suffering from neck or back pain, it's fine to try sleeping on your belly. Perfect pillow: Just one (and make it a thin one) or none at all.

Treatment of High Blood Pressure It is important to take steps to keep your blood pressure under control. The treatment goal is blood pressure below 140/90 and lower for people with other conditions, such as diabetes and kidney disease. Adopting healthy lifestyle habits is an effective first step in both preventing and controlling high blood pressure. If lifestyle changes alone are not effective in keeping your pressure controlled, it may be necessary to add blood pressure medications. In this section you will learn about blood pressure-lowering lifestyle habits and blood pressure medications. హై బీపీ నివారణ ఈమధ్యకాలంలో ఎక్కువమంది ఎదుర్కొంటున్న సమస్య హై బీపీ. ఆహారపు అలవాట్లు, జీవన శైలి, ఒత్తిడి, మానసిక ఆందోళన, ఊబకాయం, కిడ్నీ సమస్య, హార్మోన్లలో మార్పులు, ఉప్పు ఎక్కువగా తినడం, వంశ పారంపర్య లక్షణం లాంటి అనేక కారణాలతో హై బీపీ వస్తుంది. కారణం ఏదైతేనేం అధిక రక్తపోటు సమస్య మూత్రపిండాల వ్యాధి, గుండెపోటు లాంటి ఆటుపోట్లకు దారితీస్తుంది. బ్రెయిన్ హామరేజ్ వచ్చే ప్రమాదం కూడా ఉంది. కనుక హై బీపీని అశ్రద్ధ చేయడానికి వీల్లేదు. బీపీ అదుపు తప్పకుండా చూసుకోవాలి. అందుకు ఎన్నో సులువైన మార్గాలున్నాయి. వాటిల్లో ఏ కొన్ని పాటించినా హై బీపీ నుండి బయట పడవచ్చు. అలాంటి రెమెడీలు మీ కోసం... * రోజూ వ్యాయామం చేయాలి. అందువల్ల రక్తప్రసరణ సవ్యంగా సాగి, హై బీపీ తగ్గుతుంది. * పచ్చటి చెట్ల మధ్య అరగంటపాటు వాకింగ్ చేస్తే రక్తపోటు నియంత్రణలో ఉంటుంది. ప్రాణాయామం, వజ్రాసనం, మత్స్యాసనం మొదలైన ఆసనాలు హై బీపీని తగ్గిస్తాయి. * తినే పదార్ధాల్లో ఉప్పు బాగా తగ్గించాలి. వత్తిడిని తగ్గించుకోవాలి. అందుకోసం మెడిటేషన్ చేయాలి. * సిగరెట్, ఆల్కహాల్ లాంటి అలవాట్లు ఉంటే తక్షణం మానేయాలి. * ఉసిరి పొడిని తేనెతో రంగరించి తింటే హై బీపీ తగ్గుతుంది. * పుచ్చకాయ జ్యూసు అధిక రక్తపోటును నివారిస్తుంది. అన్నీ తేలికైన మార్గాలే. వీటిల్లో ఏ కొన్నిటిని పాటించినా హై బీపీ నుండి బయటపడవచ్చు. ఇంత సులువైన మార్గాలను వదిలి ప్రాణాంతకమైన హై బీపీని పెంచి పోషించాల్సిన అవసరం లేదు కదా, మీరే ఆలోచించండి.

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Smoking Effects Most people know that smoking can cause lung cancer, but it can also cause many other cancers and illnesses.The effects of smoking on human health are serious and in many cases, deadly. There are approximately 4000 chemicals in cigarettes, hundreds of which are toxic. The ingredients in cigarettes affect everything from the internal functioning of organs to the efficiency of the body's immune system. The effects of cigarette smoking are destructive and widespread. Whenever you smoke your heart speeds up, from 10 to 20 beats per minute. The blood vessels constrict, or tighten, so that blood pressure goes up 5 to 10 points. The temperature of the skin drops by 6 degrees Fahrenheit (that's because the blood is rushing to the heart, where it would be needed in a real crisis) The level of blood sugar, the body's store of energy, falls, because the blood sugar is being burned up in a stressed out reaction. The hypothalamus, which regulates hunger, gets a “speed-up” message, so the appetite falls too. Effects of smoking • Smoking raises blood pressure, which can cause hypertension (high blood pressure) - a risk factor for heart attacks and stroke. • Couples who smoke are more likely to have fertility problems than couples who are non-smokers. • Smoking worsens asthma and counteracts asthma medication by worsening the inflammation of the airways that the medicine tries to ease. • The blood vessels in the eye are sensitive and can be easily damaged by smoke, causing a bloodshot appearance and itchiness. • Heavy smokers are twice as likely to get macular degeneration, resulting in the gradual loss of eyesight. • Smokers run an increased risk of cataracts. • Smokers take 25 per cent sicker day’s year than non-smokers. • Smoking stains your teeth and gums. • Smoking increases your risk of periodontal disease, which causes swollen gums, bad breath and teeth to fall out. • Smoking causes an acid taste in the mouth and contributes to the development of ulcers. • Smoking also affects your looks: smokers have paler skin and more wrinkles. This is because smoking reduces the blood supply to the skin and lowers levels of vitamin A. Do your very best to stay away from cigarettes as much as possible, After dinner, instead of a cigarette, treat yourself to a cup of mint tea or a peppermint candy. Have a healthy life.

Ayurvedic Medicine for Healthy Digestive System The human digestive system is a complex series of organs and glands that processes food. In order to use the food we eat, our body has to break the food down into smaller molecules that it can process; it also has to excrete waste. Most of the digestive organs (like the stomach and intestines) are tube-like and contain the food as it makes its way through the body. The digestive system is essentially a long, twisting tube that runs from the mouth to the anus, plus a few other organs (like the liver and pancreas) that produce or store digestive chemicals. Many digestive complaints and symptoms appear even in apparently healthy people. They frequently go undiagnosed because these complaints are not “serious”. Symptoms such as gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, belching, flatulence, food sensitivities, indigestion, malabsorption, irritable bowel syndrome, and the list goes on.... are so common that they are seen as normal. Consider that a sluggish bowel can retain pounds of old toxic fecal matter. This leads to a vicious cycle of autointoxication that taxes our defense systems and eventually leads to more serious disease. Here are few Ayurvedic tips which helps to keep our digestive system healthy. Ingredients: Trikatu Powder (Ginger, Black Pepper and Long Pepper) – 150 gms White cumin seeds (Soaked in lime water and dried )– 50 gms Balck cumin seeds (Soaked in water and fried then make it powder) – 50gms. Ajamoda – 50 gms Indus Valley Salt  (Soaked in starch then make it powder )– 50 gms Asafoetida – 50 Gms Mix all the ingredients and make it as powder. As shown in the video take ½ half spoon of powder and ½ spoon of pure ghee and have before you eat food, It would be a good ayurvedic medicine for all digestive problems. Avoid tea, coffee which is harm full to our digestive system, Instead coffee or tea powder you can use pomegranate leaves powder, or Dried Gooseberry powder which gives energy as well as it provides a lot of health benefits. Home remedy for Twitching sensation Ingredients Cloves Cardamom Instructions Mix both the ingredients in jiggery and have it twice in a day.

Diarrhea – Ayurvedic Home Remedies Bacterial infections cause the more serious cases of diarrhea. Typically, infection with bacteria occurs from contaminated food or drinks (food poisoning). Bacterial infections also cause severe symptoms, often with vomiting, fever, and severe abdominal cramps or abdominal pain. Bowel movements occur frequently and may be watery. Ayurvedic Home Remedies For Diarrhea Thymol seeds - 50 gms Cinnamon – 25 gms Dry ginger – 25 gms Liquoriceroot powder - 25 gms Asafoetida ( It should be cooked in butter )– 12.5 gms Indus Salt – 12. 5 gms Instructions Make a powder of all the ingredients and mix with water and have it. It is a very good ayurvedic treatment for diarrhea patients. If you add ginger to these ingredients it would be a great solution for digestive problems. If the Diarrhea problem is very severe you can go with following remedy. Sweet podisha pala ginjalu 50 gms Dried Pomegranate skin 50 gms Bael fruit – 50 gms Tunga Mustalu ( gaddalu )- 4 Instructions Mix all the ingredients and make it a powder, and have it with butter milk, atleast for three times in a day. Remedy for Motions in babies Take Nutmeg and add little water and make it as paste. Then take little paste and put it on your baby tongue. Homemade Ayurvedic Shampoo Soap Nuts – 10 gms Shikakaya – 10 gms Dried Amla - 10 gms Fenugreek seeds – 10 gms Instructions: Soak all the ingredients in water and use it as a shampoo, This remedy is very useful for Dandruff as well as hair growth.  

Pregnant women and Health issues Every pregnancy has some risk of problems. The causes can be conditions you already have or conditions you develop. They also include diabetes and Jaundice. Gestational Diabetes Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes which affects pregnant women. It is believed that the hormones produced during pregnancy reduce a woman's receptivity to insulin, leading to high blood sugar levels. Gestational diabetes can harm you and your baby, so you need to consider about it seriously and start caring at once. The main aim of gestational diabetes treatment is to keep blood glucose levels equal to those of normal pregnant women. It needs a planned meal and scheduled physical activity, even blood glucose testing and insulin injections if required. If gestational diabetes is taken care of properly, reduces the risk of a cesarean section birth that high weight babies may require. Pregnant Wman and Jaundice Jaundice is not a disease but a symptom of liver dysfunction. It is not a common disorder in pregnant women with no previous liver problems although it can occur if the woman develops cholestasis of pregnancy, pre-eclampsia or an acute fatty liver. Non-pregnancy-related causes, such as liver disease, drug use or inflammation of the liver, can also bring on jaundice during pregnancy. Click below video to know how effects diabetic and jaundice on babies during pregnancy and what are the precautions we should to take.  

Kidney Stones and Causes The kidney acts as a filter for blood, removing waste products from the body and making urine. It also helps regulate electrolyte levels that are important for body function. Urine drains from the kidney through a narrow tube called the ureter into the bladder. When the bladder fills and there is an urge to urinate, the bladder empties to the outside through the urethra, a much wider tube than the ureter. What is a kidney stone? A kidney stone is a solid piece of material that forms in a kidney out of substances in the urine. How does the stone form? When chemicals crystallize in the urine, it form a kidney stone. These stones are very tiny when they form smaller than a grain of sand, but gradually can grow over time to 1/10 of an inch or larger. It obstructs urine from draining. How do people come to know about it? When the stone sits in the kidney, it rarely causes problems, but when it falls into the ureter, it acts like a dam, As the kidney continues to make urine, pressure builds up behind the stone and causes the kidney to swell and pain. Kidney Stone In Some people, chemicals crystallize in the urine and fprm a kidney stone. These stones are very tiny when they form, smaller than a grain of sand, but gradually can grow overtime to 1/10 of an inch or larger. The three phases of kidney stone: • Urolithiasis (presence of stones in the urinary tract)-Rarely causes problems • Nephrolithiasis (Kidney stones)- Size starts in the ureter)-Acts like a dam & creats pressure which causes swell and pain. The size of the stone doesn’t matter when it sits in kidney but when it falls in ureter it obstructs or prevents urine from draining which causes pain. Causes Kidney stones do not have a single, well-defined cause. When the urine contains more crystal-forming substances than the fluid can dilute, crystals can form. It may be caused by: Heredity: The majority of kidney stones are made of calcium, and hypercalciuria. The predisposition to high levels of calcium in the urine may be passed on from generation to generation. Geographical location: There may be a geographic predisposition, and where a person lives may predispose them to form kidney stones. There are regional “stone belts,” with people living in the southern united states having an increased risk of stone formation. The hot climate in this region combined with poor fluid intake may cause people to be relatively dehydrated, with their urine becoming more concentrated and allowing chemicals to come in closer contact to form a atone. Diet Diet may or may not be an issue. If a person is susceptible to forming stones, then foods high in calcium may increase the risk; however, if a person isn’t susceptible to forming stones, diet probably will not change that risk. Medications: People talking diuretics (or “water pills”) and those who consume excess calcium-containing antacids can increase the amounts of vitamins A and D are also associated with higher levels of calcium in the urine. Underlying illness: Some chronic illnesses are associated with kidney stone formation, including cystic fibrosis renal tubular acidosis, and inflammatory bowel disease. Symptoms & Signs Colicky Pain  Colicky pain :  The pain typically comes in waves, with a typical wave lasting 20 to 60 minutes. Nausea/vomiting: Embryological link with intestine-stimulates the vomiting centre. Hematuria: Blood in the urine, due to minor damage to inside wall of kidney, ureter and/or urethra. Pyuria: Pus in the urine. Dysuria: burning on urination when passing stones(rare).More typical of infection. Oliguria: Reduced urinary volume caused by obstruction of the bladder or urethra by stone, or extremely rarely, simultaneous obstruction of both ureters by a stone. Postrenal Azotemia: The blockage of urine flow through a ureter. Hydroneprosis: The distension and dilation of the renal pelvis and calyces. Diagnosis Clinical diagnosis is usually made on the basis of the location and severity of the pain, which is typically colicky in nature. Pain in the back occurs when calculi produce an obstruction in the kidney. X-Ray The relatively dense calcium renders these stones radio-opaque and they can be detected by a traditional X-ray of the abdomen that includes the kidneys, ureters and bladder. About 10% of stones do not have enough calcium to be seen on standard X-rays (radiolucent stones). Computed Tomography All stones are detected by CT without contrast is considered in the gold standard diagnosis test except very rare stones composed of certain drug residues in the urine. Ultrasound Gives details about the presence of hydronephrosis (swelling of the kidney) PREVENTION Take special research homeo medicine for few weeks helps in prevention of further formation of stone. Drink 12 full glasses of water every day. The risk forming a stone can be minimized by avoiding dehydration. Making certain that the urine remains clear and not concentrated ( dark yellow) will help minimize stone formation. Medication may be prescribed for certain types of stones, and compliance with taking the medication is a must to reduce the risk of future episodes. Drinking lots of water helps to flush away the substances that form stones in the kidneys. Take lots of water melon juice. Take Horsegram powder. Take Radish Take lots of coconut water

Parkinson Disease - Kampavatam Parkinson's disease, known in Ayurvedai as "Kampa Vata. Medical research has determined the cause of the condition to be a loss of function of specialized cells in the brain stem which stimulate the production of the neurotransmitter, dopamine (9,1). The cause of the functional disturbance is not known. It is known that Parkinson's disease can occur secondarily to several known causes including the ingestion of anti-psychotic drugs such as reserpine. If we found this Kampavta in early stages, there is a permanent solution for this disease in ayurvedic. To know more click below videos. Kampavatam Solutions Video 1 Kampavatam Solutions Video 2  

Heart Attack and The Facts A heart attack is a frightening event, and you probably don't want to think about it. But, if you learn the signs of a heart attack and what steps to take, you can save a life–maybe your own. We all think that heart attack is sudden intense, where a person clutches his or her chest and falls over. But the truth is heart attack starts slowly, as a mild pain or discomfort. If you feel such a symptom, you may not be sure what's wrong. Your symptoms may even come and go. Even those who have had a heart attack may not recognize their symptoms, because the next attack can have entirely different ones. Medical experts say the body likely will send one or more of these warning signals of a heart attack it could be like.. Uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing or pain in the center of the chest lasting more than a few minutes. Pain spreading to the shoulders, neck or arms. The pain may be mild to intense. It may feel like pressure, tightness, burning, or heavy weight. It may be located in the chest, upper abdomen, neck, jaw, or inside the arms or shoulders. Chest discomfort with light headedness, fainting, sweating, nausea or shortness of breath. Anxiety, nervousness and/or cold, sweaty skin. Paleness or pallor. Increased or irregular heart rate. Feeling of impending doom. There is no rule that those all symptoms should occur in every attack. But If you notice one or more of these signs in yourself or others consult your immediately. Causes of Heart Attack Age this is considered to be the largest risk factor. When a man is over 45 years, and the woman is over 55 years of age, their risk of having a heart attack starts to rise significantly. Angina Angina is an illness where not enough oxygen is reaching the patient's heart. This raises the risk of a heart attack. In some cases a diagnosis of angina was wrong - it could have been a mild heart attack instead. The main difference between a heart attack and angina is that the patient with angina will feel better about 15 to 30 minutes after taking medication, while the heart attack patient won't. Blood cholesterol levels  Iif a person's blood cholesterol levels are high, he/she runs a higher risk of developing blood clots in the arteries. Blood clots can block the supply of blood to the heart muscle, causing a heart attack. Diabetes People with diabetes have a higher risk of developing several diseases and conditions, many of them contribute to a higher risk of heart attack. Diet  A person who consumes large quantities of, for example, animal fats, or saturated fats, will eventually have a higher risk of having a heart attack. Genes  You can inherit a higher risk of heart attack from your parents, and/or their parents. Heart Surgery Patients who have had heart surgery have a higher risk of having a heart attack. Hypertension (High blood Pressure)  Tthis could be due to lack of physical activity, overweight/obesity, diabetes, genes, and some other factors. Obesity, Overweight As more and more people are overweight, especially children, experts believe heart attacks will become more common in future (if the overweight children become overweight adults). Physical Inactivity  People who do not exercise have a much higher risk of having a heart attack, compared to people who exercise regularly. Previous Heart Attack  Anybody who has already had a heart attack is more likely to have another one, compared to other people. Smoking People who smoke heavily or regularly run a much higher risk of heart attack, compared to people who never smoked and those who gave up. Smoking regularly means smoking every day. Check your Family History If a close relative is at risk of developing coronary heart disease from smoking, high BP, high cholesterol, lack of physical activity, obesity and diabetes, then you could be at risk too. How to prevent Heart Attack 1. You are what you eat! Eat nutritious, healthy food. 2. Choose foods low in saturated fat. Make sure you include servings of fruit, vegetables and whole grains which are rich in starch and fiber, but low in fat. 3. Cutting down on dietary cholesterol consumption can help bring down blood cholesterol. Egg white, and foods from plant sources do not have cholesterol. 4. Read food labels. Look for the amount of saturated fat, total fat, cholesterol and total calories per serving on the nutrition label. 5. Stress can be harmful by raising blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and making your heart beat faster. Relax, smile, don't get angry often. 6. Bring down high blood pressure. You can do this by minimizing risk factors, making lifestyle changes, or by taking medication if necessary. 7. Stop smoking. Stub out that cigarette butt - Now! 8. If you drink, do so in moderation. A limit of two drinks per day is good for your heart. 9. Fight the battle of the bulge! Obesity is bad. Stay slim and lean. 10. If you are overweight, try and lose the excess. 11. Don't try crash diets - instead opt for a slow, steady and sustained program to lose weight. 12. An active lifestyle is healthy. Exercise regularly. 13. Try and incorporate a higher activity level into daily activities like taking a walk, riding a bike to the supermarket, climbing stairs instead of using the elevator and playing sports like badminton and basketball. Risk factors for heart attacks have often been talked about. Let us now focus more on the positive side of cardiac well being.

Home Remedies for Toothache Good teeth are the indication of good health, but often these are prone to infections, as these are overused and exposed to a variety of food and drinks. Toothache is a most common complaint. "Toothache" usually refers to pain around the teeth or jaws primarily as a result of a dental condition. In most instances, toothaches are caused by tooth problems, such as a dental cavity, a cracked tooth, an exposed tooth root, or gum disease. However, disorders of the jaw joint (temporo-mandibular joint) can also cause pain that is referred to as "toothache." The severity of a toothache can range from chronic and mild to sharp and excruciating. The pain may be aggravated by chewing or by cold or heat. A thorough oral examination, which includes dental X-rays, can help determine whether the toothache is coming from a tooth or jaw problem and the cause. Few Dental Causes of Toothache Tooth Decay Pulpitis TOOTH Abscess Pain Sensitive Teeth Gum Recession Periodontal Disease Tooth Fractures Wisdom teeth pain Bruxism TMJ Disorders Damaged restorations Denture Pain Dental Treatments Trapped Food Dental implant pain Teething pain Non Dental Causes of Toothache Sinusitis Ear infections Heart disease Trigeminal Neuralgia Cluster headaches and migraines Home Remedies for Toothache Mix a pinch of pepper in clove oil and put this oil directly in to the cavity to stop toothache. Garlic Clove when placed on the aching tooth provides immediate relief from pain. Cut off a piece of potato and put on your sore tooth for about 15 minutes. Put an ice cube on the aching tooth or on the nearest cheek for 15-20 minutes at least 3 or 4 times a day. Gargle a glassful of water mixed with 1 tsp of salt after each meal and at bedtime. Chewing leaves of guava tree will also provides immediate relief from pain. Chew a small onion daily. This will clear off all the germs hidden between and keep the gums fresh. Lemon juice is an effective home remedy for toothache. Citrus fruits like lemon, orange are rich in vitamin C and keep the teeth and gums healthy and strong. Try gargling some Listerine antiseptic. Asafoetida is very useful ready for toothache problems. It is rich in mineral and vitamins and helps in increasing the strength of the teeth enables them to bear the pain. Prepare a paste of the bark bay berry in vinegar. Applying this paste on the teeth relieves toothache and also helps in strengthening gums in the long run. Proper cleaning of the teeth is very essential to prevent tooth decay and consequent toothache. There are many theories on how best to clean the teeth. The consensus of dental opinion however seems to back using a circular motion with the brush, so as to ensure that all dental surfaces are cleaned.

  TB Symptoms and Treatment The term ‘tuberculosis’ (or TB) has been derived from the name of its causative bacterium Tubercles bacillus. Tubercles bacillus is a strain of the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is a very deadly and a serious infection. TB has been found to show fatal results in about 50% of its patients, if left untreated. About one-third of the total worldwide population has been found infected with TB. It is also estimated that every second at least 1 person is infected with TB. The symptoms of Tb are common in Asian and African countries whereas the count is quite less in the US. The immune system attacks the TB bacteria within 2-8 weeks after a person is being infected. In some cases the bacteria can die and the infection can clear completely, but in others the bacteria can stay in an inactive state in the body and cause no TB symptoms. In still other cases the infection can develop in to active TB. Symptoms of TB Pulmonary tuberculosis is the most common form and coughing is often a common and only initial indication of tuberculosis. Other signs and symptoms of active tuberculosis includes – Severe cough which lasts for three weeks or longer which produce bloody or discolored sputum Night sweats Slight fever Chills Fatigue and weakness Pain in the chest Loss of appetite Unintentional weight loss  TB treatment Diagnosis of TB signs and symptoms is usually done by taking samples of sputum or fluids from the lungs or other body parts. Modern medication for TB has proved to be very effective TB cures in TB treatment. Active TB treatment consists of multiple antibiotics combinations Medication for TB includes drugs combinations to prevent patients suffering from TB becoming resistant to treatment. These medications have to be continued for a period ranging from a minimum of six months to a year. Medication for TB cures take time to show their effectiveness. The medications for TB treatment are effective only if doses are not missed in between. Any reduction in, or discontinuation of the prescribed dosage can prolong or worsen the symptoms and can cause complications in some cases. Nonetheless, besides being viewed as TB cures, these medications carry some side effects. Some side effects of TB medications that can include: Jaundice Abdominal pain tenderness or soreness Nausea Fever for 3 days or of a longer duration Dark colored urine Vomiting Blurred vision The most important step is to find, isolate and treat all disease carriers until they are no longer an infective risk to others. It is always advisable not to get too close to people who are coughing; equally, people with a cough should be aware of those around them and try not to cough near them. Pregnant women with TB must be treated urgently as the disease may progress rapidly with high risk to both mother and baby.