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Can beer be a healthy drink? Despite the common myths surrounding alcohol consumption and the adverse effects that it has on a person in the long run, a controlled and well-balanced intake of beer is not as bad as it would seem.
Here are a few reasons proving that beer can be healthy for you if taken in the right amount and quantity.
- In comparison to other alcoholic beverages, beer is relatively healthier for your kidneys. As a matter of fact, studies show that a bottle of beer can actually reduce the risk of acquiring kidney stones by up to 40%.
- Fiber, as we all know, plays a vital role in digestion. The presence of up to one gram of soluble fiber in just a 30 ml glass of beer (dark beer, in particular) makes the beverage very beneficial for digestion.
- Fiber present in beer can also help reduce the level of LDL cholesterol (a harmful proponent of cholesterol).
- It has been proved that beer is a rich source of various B vitamins like vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12.
- The presence of both nicotinic acid and Lactoflavin in beer makes it an effective cure for insomnia.
- Beer is also helpful in the prevention of blood clots.
- The presence of high levels of silicon in beer is responsible for bestowing a stronger bone density.
- Studies have concluded that beer can also reduce the risk of suffering a heart attack.
- Unlike their non-drinking counterparts, beer drinkers are less vulnerable of experiencing dementia or Alzheimer's disease.
- Because of the presence of certain vitamins, beer has a ton healthy nourishing benefits for the skin.
- Beer is also useful in fighting against stress.
What are the recommended safe limits of Beer?
- Men should drink no more than 14 units of Beer per week, these units should be spread out through the week and they should have at least two alcohol-free days a week.
- Women should drink no more than 14 units of Beer per week, these units should be spread out through the week and they should have at least two alcohol-free days a week.
- Pregnant women or women trying to conceive should not drink alcohol at all. If they do choose to drink, to minimise the risk to the baby, they should not drink more than 1-2 units of beer once or twice a week and should not get drunk.
- Despite the above people with increased Triglyceride, Uric Acid should be restricted for consumption of alcohol. People with fatty liver patient with other medication for hypertension, etc. also should refrain from drinking.
People with diabetes who drink should follow these alcohol consumption guidelines:
- Do not drink more than two drinks of alcohol in a one-day period if you are a man, or one drink if you are a woman.
- Drink beer only with food.
- Drink slowly.
- Avoid "sugary" mixed drinks, sweet wines, or cordials.
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When a powerful stench wafts from a man's crotch, it can be a major source of embarrassment. As bad as penis odor may be when the penis is safely behind a pair of trousers, imagine how much worse it will be when the penis freed from its confinement. Does that sound like the kind of situation that will inspire a partner to invite the penis over for entertainment? Practicing appropriate penis care is essential for combatting penis odor, but it also pays to know the cause. One of the causes may not be so obvious: trichomycosis pubis, a condition which primarily affects the hair shafts of the penis and scrotum.
What it is?
Trichomycosis is a condition that more frequently develops in the armpits, but it can also make a home in the penile area, hence the designation of "pubis" in the name. It's a mouthful of a name, but what exactly is it?
"Tricho" is a term referring to hair; "mycosis" tends to refer to a fungal infection. Thus it would seem that trichomycosis would be a fungal infection of the hair. But the name is deceiving. Trichomycosis does indeed affect the hair, but it is a bacterial infection, not a fungal infection.
In trichomycosis pubis, an issue develops in the pubic hair of the penis and/or scrotum. Hair shafts leading to sweat glands become covered with sticky nodules, typically of a yellow, black or red hue. This creamy secretion clings to the hair, forming small clumps.
What it does?
The nodules are bacterial-based, derived from bacteria in the sweat which pours out, travels along the hair shaft and congregates there. Not all bacteria cause the condition, only specific members of the cornebacterium family.
When these guys get together and create the clumps, they also often bring with them an intense urge to scratch. They can cause some redness to appear on the skin near the base of the hair follicles, creating a rash-like condition.
In many instances, trichomycosis pubis is accompanied by an overwhelming stench. This is due to both the nature of the bacteria involved, the over-accumulation of these bacteria in a small area and the heat-and-sweat conditions that are typically associated with the groin. In a man already inclined to penis odor, this can create a truly overpowering smell.
Men who sweat more are increasingly likely to become targets of trichomycosis pubis. It is also not unusual for a man with the condition in the crotch to also develop it in the armpits (or vice versa).
Typically, doctors recommend shaving the infected area as the first step in treating the problem. Antibiotic creams are then applied for a given period of time.
Most cases do go away relatively quickly with treatment; however, many men have frequent recurrences, especially if they do not take steps to ensure proper hygiene in the groin. Those who suffer from frequent recurrences might want to 'manscape' on a regular basis or keep the area shaved altogether.
Fighting penis odor, especially when trichomycosis pubis is involved, requires keeping the health of the penis at the forefront of the fight. This is best accomplished by regular use of a top notch penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). For optimal results, selecting a crème that includes vitamins A and D is strongly advised. Because of the role of bacteria in creating penis odor, an effective antibacterial ingredient is needed, and vitamin A fits that bill. Vitamin D is also welcome. Vitamin D has demonstrated proven benefits in fighting diseases and supporting healthy cellular function. With the best crème, proper penis health is far easier to come by.
Toe Walking: What You Need to Know
Some children walk on their toes rather than their feet. This looks similar to standing on your “tiptoes.”
- Toe walking is common among infants first learning to walk.
- A majority of children will stop toe walking on their own without intervention.
- Physical therapy, bracing and casting are used to treat toe walking, with surgical procedures available if these methods are unsuccessful.
What is toe walking?
Toe walking is when a child walks on the toes or ball of the foot without the heel or other parts of the foot coming in contact with the floor. Sometimes there is an underlying condition that can cause a child to walk on the toes, but other times there is not.
What are the symptoms of toe walking?
Children who persistently toe walk may develop tightness in their ankles and benefit from treatments that stretch the calf muscle.
Toe Walking Diagnosis
A physical exam is usually all that is needed to diagnose toe walking, but during the exam, the provider will also assess the child’s gait, range of motion and muscle tone.
Children should also be assessed for any neurologic abnormalities that could be contributing to the toe walking. Sometimes a child can be found to have a muscle tone imbalance or neurological finding that prompts further evaluation for an underlying cause of the toe walking. But if there are no abnormal findings, the child likely has idiopathic toe walking, meaning there is no found reason for the toe walking other than that he or she has a preference to do so.
Toe Walking Treatment
1. Physical Therapy
Several sessions to work on stretching the tight muscles may be beneficial to decrease the amount of toe walking. Children will also benefit from completing stretching exercises at home.
Some children may benefit from an ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) to help encourage a flat foot with walking. The AFO is a custom brace used during the daytime to help stretch and encourage a flat foot position. If worn at night, the AFO can help stretch the tight muscles while a child is sleeping.
3. Serial Casting
Short leg casts can be applied for one- to two-week intervals to progressively work on stretching the tight muscles and improving the position of the foot and ankle. Children are able to walk in these casts. The addition of Botox injections to help stretch the tight muscles in casts may be more effective in some children.
4. Achilles Tendon or Gastrocnemius Lengthening
When physical therapy and serial casting are ineffective in correcting the tight ankle, a surgery may be necessary to achieve a flat foot position with walking. A lengthening is a surgical procedure in which the tight Achilles tendon or gastrocnemius muscle is lengthened to allow greater range of motion and function of the foot and ankle. The lengthening also allows children to better tolerate AFOs and achieve a flat foot position with walking.
General guidelines for peanut allergy
The key to an allergy-free diet is to avoid all foods or products containing the food to which you are allergic. If you are allergic to peanuts, you will need to avoid peanuts and foods that contain peanuts. It is necessary to read all food labels.
How to read a label for a peanut-free diet:
In addition to peanuts, avoid foods that contain any of the following ingredients:
Artificial nuts (Nu-Nuts)
Foods that may contain peanuts
These foods may also contain peanuts:
African, Chinese, Mexican, Thai, and other ethnic dishes
Chili, spaghetti sauce
Flavoring (natural and artificial)
Hydrolyzed plant protein
Hydrolyzed vegetable protein
Ice creams, frozen yogurts, Tofutti
Other sources of peanuts
These food sources may also contain peanuts:
Studies show that most people with allergies can safely eat foods containing peanut oil—except peanut oil that is cold-pressed, expressed, or expelled.
Ethnic foods, commercially prepared baked goods, and candy can be cross-contaminated with peanuts since peanuts are often used in these types of foods.
Peanut butter and/or peanut flour have been used in homemade chili and spaghetti sauce as thickeners.
Hydrolyzed plant and vegetable protein may be from peanuts in imported foods.
One of the side-effects of monsoon, besides waterlogging, is the health hazard the rain brings with it - cases of vector-borne, fungal, allergies and parasitic infections. The worse hits are the children, who are susceptible to viral and skin infections after getting wet.
We should avoid getting drenched and should always carry an umbrella. Even when we are drenched, we must immediately follow preventive measures because if left untreated, it can leave permanent scars on the skin. In case of a skin infection, use an anti-fungal powder to avoid any further infection. Always keep your skin dry. Don't wear wet clothes. Also, wet shoes should be changed instantly. These small precautions go a long way in having a healthy and infection-free skin.
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