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Blood Sugar Levels And Healthy Eyesight

April 17, 2019 Billy Kamerskin 0

There are certain foods such as sweets and sugary desserts which if eaten in excess can cause a spike in blood sugar levels. Some examples of these foods include cakes, commercially prepared pies and donuts. Also, certain foods that are made from white flour and other processed foods do contribute to the problem of a spike in blood glucose levels. It is also important to take into account the fact that foods that are considered to fall into the category of simple carbohydrates are also contributing factors as well that can cause an unhealthy increase in blood sugar levels.

Here are some nutritional tips that can help you to control your glucose levels and keep them in a healthy range that encourages healthy eyesight: Stick to eating foods that fall into the category of low glycemic index foods. These are the kind of foods that don’t cause a spike in …

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Treatment of Obesity

April 15, 2019 Billy Kamerskin 0

The fundamental basis for bariatric surgery for the purpose of accomplishing weight loss is the determination that severe obesity is a disease associated with multiple adverse effects on health which can be reversed or improved by successful weight loss in patients who have been unable to sustain weight loss by non-surgical means. It even helps in the reduction of cardiovascular disease (CVD) as well as other expected benefits of this intervention. The ultimate benefit of weight reduction relates to the reduction of the co-morbidities, quality of life and all-cause mortality.

Specific criteria established by the NIH consensus panel indicated that bariatric surgery is appropriate for all patients with BMI (kg/m2) >40 and for patients with BMI 35-40 with associated comorbid conditions. These standards have held up over the long years, although specific indications for bariatric/metabolic surgical intervention have been recognized for persons with less severe obesity, such as persons with …

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About Feet Injuries and Podiatrists

April 15, 2019 Billy Kamerskin 0

Talking to a doctor is a great idea if you have a health condition, such as diabetes. Similarly, if you have a cardiac disease, you should consult a specialist.

Here, it is important to note that you should never use home remedies to treat some serious foot problems. Instead, you should see a good doctor. Below is a list of such problems:

  • Deformities
  • Fracture
  • Severe sprains
  • Animal bite
  • Psoriasis
  • Pinched nerve
  • Kaposi’s sarcoma
  • Lump in the foot
  • Unexplained swelling, pain and tenderness

Apart from these situations, the decision of seeing a doctor depends upon some other factors as well, such as the duration of the pain or discomfort. If you have severe pain, you should know that you have a serious problem to deal with. In order to pinpoint the actual cause of the pain, we suggest that you consult a specialist.

If the pain doesn’t go away in a …

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Skin Grafts Fight Diabetes

April 14, 2019 Billy Kamerskin 0

Since the engineered skin graft can have a longer lifespan for the mice, it is conceived to use the technique to treat a range of conditions in human as well.

The findings of the study

The clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats or CRISPR technology was used to create a skin graft by manipulating the genome with a greater efficacy. Xiaoyang Wu, assistant professor of the research, believes that this finding could turn out to be a cheaper form of stem cell transplant with a better outcome. If its efficacy stands potential for humans, it is effective in warding off a wide range of conditions including genetic disorder hemophilia.

Why Engineered Skin Graft a Safer and Better Gene Therapy Option

The gene editing using CRISPR is quicker and safer as compared to current methods of DNA patch editing in humans as they pose some risks. The administration process of the …

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Blood Sugar Levels

April 13, 2019 Billy Kamerskin 0

Metabolic Syndrome refers to a group of metabolic risk factors that often occur together such as abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and triglycerides, insulin resistance, inflammation and tendency to form blood clots. Hyperglycemia or high blood sugar is one of the main causes of metabolic syndrome. High blood sugar is caused by having excessive carbohydrates in the body. Some observers claim that hyperglycemia can be simply called “excess carbohydrate disease”.

That is a little simplistic, however, as not all carbohydrates have the same effect on body function. The differences between ingestion of simple sugars and more complex carbohydrates and their subsequent health effects are becoming more widely understood every day.

How Hyperglycemia Leads to Insulin Resistance

When a person consumes excess carbohydrates his pancreas will secrete insulin in order to move excess glucose from his blood into his cells where glucose will then be used or stored for …

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Anthocyanin Rich Berries

April 11, 2019 Billy Kamerskin 0

Eye Health Benefits of Anthocyanins in Berries: Anthocyanin plant nutrients are abundant sources of antioxidants. One of the main causes of degenerative diseases such as macular degeneration relates to an increase in free radical activity that causes damage to healthy cells in the eyes. Berries consist of anthocyanins that are rich in antioxidants. These antioxidants are able to reduce the negative effects of free radical cells on our eyes. These antioxidant rich foods fight these rogue cells that cause the breakdown of healthy cell DNA. Therefore, they are useful in protecting the eyes from age related vision disorders such as macular degeneration.

Anthocyanins protect Heart Health: Scientific research studies show that there is a link between regular consumption of anthocyanin rich foods and protection from cardiovascular disease. A study that evaluated the effects of Anthocyanins in heart health was conducted on 87,000 participants. The study assessed the health progress of …

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Sunflower Seeds

April 10, 2019 Billy Kamerskin 0

Eye Health Benefits: the vision supporting nutrients in sunflower seeds includes Vitamins A,C,E Lutein and Beta Carotene to name a few. Vitamins A, C and E are major antioxidants critical in improving eyesight due to their protective properties in safeguarding eye cells from free radical damage. Sunflower seeds are particularly rich in vitamins A and C. Research shows that people with high antioxidant blood levels were able to cut their risks for age related eye diseases such as cataracts. Research also supports that people who consume a variety of healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables and certain types of nuts rich in a variety of vitamins such as Vitamins A, C and E were able to cut their risks for macular degeneration.

Better Heart Health: Vitamin E is a major antioxidant that supports better heart health. It plays a role in increasing cardiovascular health by blocking damaging free radicals responsible …

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Deal With Severe Lower Back Pain

April 7, 2019 Billy Kamerskin 0

Do Not Ignore Back Pains

Getting the right help for severe lower back pain is essential. While you may be tempted to try home remedies, you should definitely see a qualified medical professional if the pain persists for more than a day or two or if the pain gets progressively worse over even a single day. Seeking the right medical help at the earliest will prevent your back pain from escalating into something much worse and landing you in the hospital. Therefore, visit a good back pain specialist right away.

Getting Professional Help

Finding a good medical professional who can help you with your severe lower back pain can be a challenge. If you have not been to a doctor before for back aches, you will need to start from scratch hunting for the right doctor. Do not opt for the first doctor who comes your way. On the other …

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Preventing Plantar Fasciitis

April 5, 2019 Billy Kamerskin 0
  • Pronation in your Foot – Does your foot tend to roll inward while you are walking or jogging?
  • Inflexible Ankle Joint – Are your ankles stiff? Limited ankle dorsiflexion is sometimes associated with plantar fasciitis.
  • Being Overweight – Extra weight can cause additional stress on your plantar fascia, causing irritation.
  • Certain Types of Footwear – Shoes without adequate cushion and support may increase your risk.
  • Sudden Increase in Physical Activity – Sudden increases in activity may cause too much pressure to be put on the plantar fascia, damaging fibers, and leading to long term pain.
  • Jogging / Running – Plantar fasciitis is sometimes caused by overuse. Running on certain types of surfaces may also be a factor.
  • Dancing / Aerobics – Repetitive jumping or pounding over extended periods of time may lead to inflammation of the plantar fascia.
  • Certain Types of Jobs – Occupations where you are engaged in extended
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Gingivitis

April 4, 2019 Billy Kamerskin 0

Bacteria cause gingivitis. And bacteria are considered to be responsible for bad breath.

Sometimes, I could even see the bloodstains that the hygienist quietly wiped away with a towel. It was embarrassing enough to know that I wasn’t controlling my gingivitis problem, but to know that she was actually trying not to make a big deal out of it was troubling.

I knew my dentist was concerned because she gave me a bottle of alcohol based mouthwash to try and mentioned that she wanted to see how I looked next time. I don’t like using it; there is too much alcohol and the taste is not very pleasant. Alcohol may also dry the mucous membranes in the mouth.

The Problem

Bacteria can stick to your teeth and secrete acid onto them contributing to cavity formation. They can also infect the gums, particularly around the gum line, causing gingivitis. This can …