A dairy-free diet has many implications. While it is considered as a healthy option by many, it also means that you are cutting off your supply of calcium and even some amount of protein. Calcium, as we all know, is the life-giving force for the bones and joints, so it is important to include it in our daily diet. How can you get your dose of calcium without dairy products?
Here's a quick list!
Pack your diet with all the food groups for a balanced diet that will lead to a healthy lifestyle.
Dandruff is one of the most common chronic hair conditions. It is characterized by a white, flaky substance on the scalp. Dandruff is not a serious condition and neither is it contagious. However, people still want it gone so that their hair looks better.
Following are the misleading conceptions about Dandruff :
Myth 1: Dandruff results from bad hygiene? Fact: While regular shampooing can help keep dandruff under control, this condition does not stem from a lack of hygiene as even the most diligent hair washers can find themselves suffering from it. This is because dandruff is caused by various components, which include a characteristic overproduction of hair oil or an excess of parasitic microorganisms that live normally on our scalps.
Myth 2: Dandruff only occurs on the scalp? Fact: It's true that your scalp is the most widely recognised spot to experience dandruff, yet it's by all account is not the only possibility. A few individuals additionally observe that areas such as the eyebrows, ears, and around the nose are inclined to flaking too.
Myth 3: All flakes in your hair is dandruff? Fact: Sometimes flakes are only a consequence of dry skin on your scalp. While the difference between dryness and dandruff might be unclear to the common individual, medical experts do make a distinction between the two. If your flakes are relatively small and white, chances are you are dealing with a dry scalp - dandruff flakes tend to be larger and yellowish in colour.
Myth 4: Dandruff is contagious? Fact: Dandruff is not something that you can catch from someone else. The fungal bacteria that can lead to the appearance of dandruff are present on everybody?s scalp, which means all our scalps are naturally predisposed to the condition.
Myth 5: Dandruff can cause hair fall? Fact: Hair fall is at some point connected with dandruff and an irritated scalp; however, these conditions are not mutually exclusive. Hair fall is not brought about by dandruff, but rather might be prompted by the incessant need to scratch a bothersome scalp. When we scratch our heads, the activity causes breakage in the hair. The root cause of hair fall includes anxiety, diet and the overall health of your scalp.
The first question when you greet somebody is 'How are you?' and this often refers to our state of well-being. While most answers would be great, awesome or good, we usually think of how we are doing physically. Some of us may talk about physical conditions (say things like feverish, have a cold, etc.), not many would think of talking about mental health conditions. However, mental health is very important for overall well-being.
Can you think of someone who is severely depressed or anxious all the time and have good physical health? Chances are very bleak, and if you consider the overall health as a mix of mental and physical balance, this is not possible. Read on to understand how important mental health is and why you should start paying more attention to it.
Whatever the effect, mental health needs to be addressed as equally as we do physical problems, using medications, counselling, or lifestyle changes.
Fish oil for dialysis patients
A study in Kidney International 2013 has shown that kidney patients on dialysis with the highest levels of n–3 fatty acids have impressively low odds of sudden cardiac death, said Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal President Heart Care Foundation of India and Dr Ramesh Hotchandani President IMA New Delhi Branch.
Dialysis patients have dramatically low survival rates, between 35 and 45% at 5 years. Heart disease is responsible for 43% of deaths in this setting, and sudden cardiac death has now emerged as the leading single cause of mortality, accounting for approximately 25% of deaths.
Sudden death is defined as an unexpected ‘natural’ death within a very short time period in a person without any prior condition that would appear fatal.
Eighty percent of sudden deaths may be due to ventricular fibrillation.
A variety of kidney– and dialysis–specific factors favor the occurrence of this complication, including left ventricular hypertrophy, heart failure, volume overload, myocardial fibrosis, hyperkalemia, hyperphosphatemia, QT dispersion, QT–prolonging medication, sympathetic overactivity/autonomic nerve dysfunction and electrolyte and volume shifts during hemodialysis sessions.
Successful preventive strategies applied in the general population, such as the use of β–blockers, angiotensin–converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor antagonists, statins and implantable cardioverter–defibrillators do not appear to offer benefit in dialysis patients.
Long–chain n–3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids commonly found in marine and plant oils. They have beneficial effects on major cardiovascular outcomes, including sudden death, due to antiatherogenic, anti–inflammatory, antithrombotic, antihypertensive and triglyceride–lowering effects.
Three major n–3 fatty acids: eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are found in fatty fish (salmon, bluefish, mackerel, arctic char, sardines, and swordfish), and alpha–linolenic acid (ALA), found in specific vegetable oils (soybean, rapeseed, and flaxseed), walnuts, and some green vegetables (brussels sprouts, kale, spinach and salad greens).
The new recommendation is that dialysis patients should be supplemented with n–3 fatty acids.
About HCFI: The only National Not for profit NGO, on whose mega community health education events, Govt. of India has released two National commemorative stamps and one cancellation stamp, and who has conducted one to one training on" Hands only CPR" of 59455 people since 1st November 2012.
The CPR 10 Mantra is – "within 10 minutes of death, earlier the better; at least for the next 10 minutes, longer the better; compress the centre of the chest of the dead person continuously and effectively with a speed of 10×10 i.e. 100 per minute."
A Brow Lift, also called a Forehead Lift, is a surgical cosmetic procedure that corrects flaws in the skin above the eyes. It flattens the lines and wrinkles on the skin, tightens sagging skin that appears with advancing age and restores youthful skin. More and more people are undergoing the treatment every year with a high rate of success.
Features that can be corrected with Brow Lifts
Types of brow lift and the respective procedures
Post-surgical care and recovery
You have to stop smoking and taking anti-inflammatory or blood thinning medication for a few weeks before and after the surgery. Using a cold compress is recommended in case of post-surgical pain. Your head needs to be kept elevated when lying down for a few days. You should have gauze and clean towels in case there are minor bleeds. There may also be slight swelling and bruising on the non-operated areas of the face. The pain and itching sensations experienced during recovery are milder in case of traditional brow lift than in case of endoscopic brow lift.