You probably think many more things can go wrong during surgery as compared to after surgery. However, you are wrong. The chances of infection after surgery are very high and it used to be the highest cause of unsuccessful surgery in the past before it was known just how deadly infection is. A doctor, however, cannot monitor everything afterwards. Therefore, it is crucial you know and takes care after the surgery.
Here are some ways in which you can do so:
1. Keep it dry
It is crucial that you keep the incision dry for whatever period of time the doctor tells you to keep it dry as otherwise the chances of infection increase dramatically. Some of the things you should do to keep it dry is to not take a bath, scrub the incisions or put lotions on it. In fact, you should also not expose it to sunlight.
2. Keep the incisions
You must trust your doctor as the doctor is trained and usually knows better than you. Therefore, if the doctor tells you to keep the incisions then keep them. Do not scrub, rub or put powder on them either.
3. Check for signs of infection
This may be the easiest thing to do as there are many symptoms of an infection. These include a change in the colour, size, or odour of the incision, fever, redness, hardening or heating of the surrounding area or in extreme cases more bleeding and pain than usual.
4. Changing a dressing
This is a major cause of infections among surgery patients and the only way to prevent it is to follow the doctor's instructions to a tee. Once again, trust your doctor and remember to wash your hands and put on medical gloves. Do not put alcohol, iodine or hydrogen peroxide either.
You must see your doctor if there are any changes in your body or a feeling of weakness, uneasyness, unwellness or fever.
I don't stop when I'm tired, I stop when I'm done! I don't work hard because I hate my body. I workout because I love it!
Old age is the most fathomed stage of any human’s lifecycle. By the time all the hair are greyish white, teeth are weak, and falling off; there is almost nothing left to fuel the sparks of desire to live. It is scientifically proven that during old age an average human faces the maximum amount of problems.
When an individual is all old and wise, they often become victims of various psychological conditions, which include depression, loneliness, and anxiety. All these terms are overlooked as they are old people waiting for the death, but what their children and younger ones, fail to realize is that all they need is a little bit of guidance and counseling to feel better and stay happy and content till their last breath.
Why is counseling required in old age?
Counseling at old age is not a shameful thing or activity in vain. It is very much essential to ensure that our elders are confident and happy during their last stage of life.
Brain tumours vary in shape and size and the same is the case with their symptoms. The location of the tumour affects the symptoms greatly. Just like in any other type of a malignant tumour, brain tumour has a rapid growth and proliferation of abnormal cells that may have its origin in affected site or areas adjacent to it.
As per studies, every 2 in 1,00,000 people are said to be affected by brain tumour in India. However, it may come as a relief to some as not all brain tumors are cancerous or life threatening. Some are benign tumors and seldom pose any threat to the affected individual.
Types of Brain Tumor:
Brain tumors may be primary or secondary.
Symptoms or warning signs associated with brain tumors:
Some of the signs and symptoms that may be indicative of a brain tumor include
The symptoms may not necessarily indicate a brain tumor but it is always wise not to neglect the symptoms either.
Many people feel hungry throughout the day. They are lethargic until they lay their hands on food. These sessions of hunger go on like a vicious circle and if not resisted it can lead to health issues.
Some ways are given below to prevent unnecessary hunger:
We may be lost in progression and may have a lot to achieve in life, there may be things that we just cannot let go off, such as success and in such a rush for advancement and success we may be overlooking health in the bargain. Though we may not realize it, as age progresses, the health takes a toll and the disease-fighting and sustenance abilities of the body also start to decline. One of the most common problems that a lot of people go through is the weakening of the bones.
There may be instances, particularly in women, where they may feel fatigued and tired and this is something that most women may ignore so that they may be able to concentrate on the other aspects of life. However, more than often, the problems that the women face are known to be symptoms of health issues such as Osteopenia. Osteopenia is a problem of the bones where they gradually lose their natural ability to make sufficient amount of calcium necessary for the health and safety of the bone structure and when the problem takes a severe turn it may lead to osteoporosis.
Knowing the symptoms:
The problem of osteopenia may not have obvious symptoms in the beginning but people who suffer from the problem may complain of the following issues:
Though there is no confirmed cure for the issue, it is possible to be able to control the problem and limit its ill-effects or symptoms. With a revision of dietary habits to include foods that help in the increase of calcium, you may be able to control the problem to a great extent. It may also be possible to keep the issue under check by following healthy lifestyle habits such as quitting smoking or following regular exercise routines or taking the right treatment or medications as suggested by a specialist. Sometimes a disease can be a result of an underlying illness that you are unaware of, which is why self-diagnosis or treatment may not be advised and it is always wiser to take help from your physician.
Tired of slogging alone in the gym? Well, it has been seen that people with fewer friends or a gym buddy tend to skip their sessions more often. Reasons like "too tired, too much rain, too much sun," so on and so forth, tend to crop up. But, if you have a health buddy, things become much more bearable and you actually look forward to that time of the day instead of avoiding it.
This is true for diet control, exercising and a host of other health-related activities as well. So, come and figure out how to find a health buddy and how having a friend can motivate you to stay healthy!
So get yourself a healthy buddy and make a commitment towards health and fitness!
Eating right and exercising are key to healthy weight loss. In no case should you ever consider crash dieting or any form of extreme diets. There are many different types of diets popular today. The most common side effect of dieting is that in most cases weight loss stops the moment a diet is stopped and the individual begins to put on weight instead.
Here are a few other after effects of dieting.
In your day to day life, it has become very difficult to maintain routines and habits to the optimal level. But in order to function efficiently and to put your body in full functioning capacity, here are five energy-boosting foods you must try:
1. Honey - This natural sweetener is extremely low on the glycemic index and acts as muscle fuel, thus, helping you to replenish the muscles during and post exercising. It is literally nature's counterpart to energy drinks that can be added to tea, water or even your yoghurt.
2. Banana - One of the most popular and well-loved energy food, bananas being mostly composed of sugars, can provide a head-on energy boost.
3. Nuts - They are extremely important in converting sugar into energy. Also, they are extremely handy to munch on when feeling lethargic or low in energy. Nuts like almonds, cashew nuts or hazelnuts are rich in magnesium and help to keep blood sugar levels even and supply protein to keep the hunger away.
4. Cardamom - This popular spice is well known to help boost energy by promoting blood flow. Indulge in a cardamom laden curry or a tea infused with cardamom to combat low energy levels.
5. Apples - Since they take much longer to digest in comparison to other fruits, these beautiful fruits provide a more prolonged energy boost. Being high in fibre, they're easy to carry around and munch on.
This is not an exhaustive list, and there are several more in this list. Pick out the food items that are easily available to you, and keep them handy so that you can pick them whenever you feel exhausted.
Tired of slogging alone in the gym? Well, it has been seen that people with fewer friends or a gym buddy tend to skip their sessions more often. Reasons like "too tired, too much rain, too much sun," so on and so forth, tend to crop up. But, if you have a health buddy, things become much more bearable and you actually look forward to that time of the day instead of blatantly avoiding it. This is true for diet control, exercising and a host of other health-related activities as well. So come and find out how to find a health buddy thus Friendship Day, and how having a friend can motivate you to stay healthy!
So get yourself a healthy buddy this Friendship Day and make a commitment towards health and fitness!