A user’s guide to medication: how to avoid becoming a statistic
Article contributed by Paisley Hansen – A freelance writer and expert in health, fitness, beauty and fashion. When she isn’t writing she can usually be found reading a good book or hitting the Gym. You can Connect with her at Google+
The irony that I encountered prior to my hear surgery 2 years ago was being told that I already had multiple heart attacks that resulted in half of my heart muscle being “dead” after my angioplasty procedure.
Since it is vital that we must know what to prevent so that it does not becomes fatal, here is an article for your perusal…
Prevention Of Heart Attacks
A thousand apologies to my regular readers or visitors of my blog for being insensitive about the need to update my blog periodically so that you can read or digest something for your health or whats-not.
To be frank, as an owner of several blogs and coupled with my slowness to improve my health after my major triple heart bypass surgery 18 months ago, it really affected me in a huge way when it comes to writing articles for my blog. My concentration level had dropped tremendously as I gets tired easily. Lately my eye gets dryer and tired even after 2 hours online. What I suspected most is that my medication is the real “culprit”. Have you any similar experiences?
My main concern for this blog is more on the communication aspect because each time an article was posted, there rarely is any feedback or comment from the visitors. Without it, there is no way of knowing whether my article sucks or is acceptable to the readers. What surprises me is that I have an average of 20 subscribers daily even though I had not posted any article for the past 2 months. Are these legitimate subscribers or Spammers? I have no answer!
Pain in the limbs can comes in different forms, it could be an arm or a leg or sometimes just a particular area like your calf or wrist etc. The pain could start in the bones, joints or muscles or in some cases all three. In any case it is always advisable to get it checked out.
Various reasons for Pain:
1. Arthritis: This is more common with the older people.
2. Systemic disease
3. Injury (muscle or nerve)
6. Blood clots in veins and arteries
7. Varicose veins
8. Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
9. Muscle fatigue
11. Weak bones
12. Central Nervous System (CNS) effects
Sudden pain in the limbs can sometimes cause mild inconvenience like not being able to move for a while or in serious conditions, the person could be in so much pain that he/she will not be able to move and perform basic duties. In some cases there could also be psychological effects. Usually if it is just a muscle pull, a little bit of stretching or a gentle massage could always help. But as the old saying goes, a healthy man is a wealthy man! It always helps when you maintain your ideal weight. Obesity brings a whole lot of limbs related problems.
If your job requires you to stand in one position for too long a time or use a particular limb for too long, it is always advisable to move around a bit whenever possible by taking frequent breaks. Try to do some stretches if possible to help the blood circulate and let the muscles relax once in a while. Tense muscles can be relaxed with a warm bath or a nice relaxing massage.
Pregnancy, beautiful as it is, can takes a toll on a lot of women. Sudden pain in limbs becomes a frequent visitor. It is mainly because your body uses up all reserves of calcium for the foetus’s development and your bones and muscles become weaker. Hence, gynecologists usually prescribe a calcium intake for pregnant women to strengthen their bones. The additional weight you carry on your body and the decreased blood circulation to various parts of your body are also sometimes responsible for sudden pain in the limbs during pregnancy. Mind you, sudden pain in your limbs could sometimes be an indication of the start of the labour pains.
Serious illnesses like Deep Vein Thrombosis or DVT, Varicose veins and systemic diseases need to be checked by the GP and are usually covered under the ehic card. (An european health insurance card services) These are pains which cannot be taken lightly and sometimes a surgery or treatment is required immediately. Physical examination can easily revel the causes of these sudden severe pain and sometimes further investigation like an X ray or scan may be required. The clots in the veins can be removed through medications or surgery and further occurrences of these can be reduced by wearing support stockings or weight loss etc.
It is always best to start any exercise with proper warm up and preparation. Taking care of one’s eating habits and striving to maintain the ideal BMI can also greatly help avoid sudden pain in limbs. Basically, any sudden pain in limbs may or may not be life threatening. It needs to be examined based on its intensity. Therefore specific management of pain taking into consideration the persons needs usually plays a vital role.
# My appreciation towards the contribution of this article by Maria who is recommending European Health Insurance Card ( https://www.ehic-uk.org/ ) which could be useful to all the readers or visitors of this blog who might have some health challenges like what was mentioned in this article. ** I am not affiliated with the program in any way!
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It’s been almost a fortnight after New Year 2013 came along and after a month of solid holidaying with sumptous meals and drinks in between Christmas and New Year Day Celebration, many people have actually put on a considerable amount of weight to their body.
It’s Time To Take Stock Of Your Health Status
Most people goes into a self-denial regarding the need to shed a few pounds or kilograms of their weight despite the fact that they indeed needed one.
Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!
My apology to all my visitors here who have been following me for some times and also to those who were referred here. I was “distracted” like any other people with challenges and had been rectifying it ever since.
During these period of time, my waistline increases by 2 inches and my health deteriorate a little due to lack of exercise, taking lesser supplements and most critical of all, not getting enough sleep due to anxiety and lack of concentration. All a NO-NO in life to be healthy!
Guest Article by Rina S
Stress effects are not limited to mental pressure and strains that one faces in daily life but they are extended to the bodily pain and energy constraints. Today’s busy schedule makes one to experience excessive mental pressure, worries, tension and anxiety that disturb the normal lifestyle and habits. Stress usually happens when an external consequence affect one’s mind that exceeds their tolerance capacity causing strain in thinking and congested in mind with a mild pain.