The most contagious pandemic, coronavirus is also known as SARS-CoV-2. The deadly virus took birth in the Wuhan city in China. Later within a span of few months spread the entire world and killed millions of innocent people. Still, people affected by the virus are suffering and struggling for life in the hospitals and among these America is the worst-hit nation.

These are the common facts we all are aware of. Since people who are alive on the planet are listening to the broadcast news. Besides this, there are many myths about coronavirus which is spreading more rapidly than the virus itself. Let us have a look at the most common myths and their related facts in detail.

Common coronavirus myths and its facts

Spraying chlorine or alcohol on the skin

Generally, chlorine and alcohol-based disinfection are used for the surface cleaning or floor. Not on the human body, it is very harmful when it gets in contact with the mouth or eyes. Finally, it doesn’t kill the virus inside the body.

Mosquito and fly carry the virus

There is no evidence that supports the mosquito and flies in the home spread the virus. It mainly spread through contact with droplets of an infected person. Also through the surface where the infected person’s droplets fell while sneezing or coughing.

Taking hot water bath and eating ginger

Another common myth got viral, especially in India. It is that whoever takes a hot water bath or has more amount of ginger in the food they intake won’t get a virus. There is no evidence that supports these things. Moreover, the only way to protect yourself from the virus by washing hands regularly and avoid social gathers by following social distancing.

Whoever gets coronavirus dies

Most of the people are suffering from corona anxiety. As there is no proper treatment or the medication for this virus so for. But the fatality rate for this pandemic is not so high compared to other deadly viruses like ebola. However, 80 percent of the world population showing mild symptoms. This can be treated by taking the WHO rules and doctor-prescribed medicines. From the home by maintaining strick social distancing.

Note: The Mild symptoms include Cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue, and shortness of breath.

Consuming methanol, ethanol and the bleach

Consuming these chemical mixed substances is very dangerous as they may damage the internal organs. Due to fear of pandemic many people around the world doing this crazy stuff like consuming these dangerous chemicals. These are generally used for external use to clean surfaces and floors. In fact, many lost their lives by believing in this myth.

Hand dries and hair dries kills the virus

Per day in social media, we receive multiple messages regarding the Coronavirus. Among this, one is using hair and hand driers to kill the virus which totally not correct. The only way to prevent this virus is by washing your hands regularly with soap or an alcohol-based sanitizer. Also, maintain social distancing.

Rinsing the nose with saline

There is no proper proof that a rising nose with saline stops coronavirus. However, a recent study stated that the chance of reducing upper respiratory infection by rinsing the nose with saline. But scientists never proved it to stop the infection from the virus so don’t try this until suggested by the doctor.

Garlic protects against virus

A popular myth that eating garlic prevents or protects the body against coronavirus. According to the research, there is no such evidence of controlling the virus. Perhaps it reduces the growth of the bacteria in the body, not the COVID -19.

Parcels from china spread corona virus

Scientist says that the chance of virus survival on the packages and letters are very less compared to direct connect. As the product or package takes days or weeks time to ship to a particular destination. As they keep parcels in the ambient temperature. Therefore, the parcels from china posses a very low-risk factor.

Note: By eating Chinese food you won’t catch coronavirus

Home remedies for the cure

Home remedies can’t protect you against the virus. That includes taking Vitamin C supplements and using sesame oil, garlic. Otherwise drinking water every 15 mints. The only way that can protect against this dangerous contiguous disease is following WHO steps. Cleaning hands regularly, not visiting places which are surrounded by people, especially coronavirus affected area are some of the tips. Reduce the risk of spreading the disease by following strict personal hygiene.

Conclusion

The above mentioned are the few common myths regarding the coronavirus. The best way to stop the virus is to avoid socializing, follow the WHO-led out steps. Washing hands, maintaining at least 3 meters distance from one another, wearing a mask whenever you step outside the home. Avoid hugging and handshaking. Stay home stay safe.

Whether prescription contact lenses are for vanity or general sight, anybody who needs them should know the advantages and disadvantages, and effects and side effects of wearing them. People should also know which type to wear, how to wear, and how to take care of them. This article will indicate the necessary information on owning these visual aids.

  1. Prescription Contact Lenses

Prescription contacts are lenses, prescribed by a doctor, that rest at the surface of the eye. A doctor’s prescription will include the base curve, diameter, material, and expiry of the contacts.

  1. Pros and Cons to Prescription Contact Lenses

Contact lenses come with several benefits. Apart from the evident correction in vision, here are a couple more advantages to wearing contacts:

  • Less hassle once worn on the eyes
  • Peripheral vision correction
  • Visually pleasing compared to glasses
  • Additional vanity

These benefits also come with risks. There are some side effects that people may get when wearing prescription contact lenses. These risks and other cons include but are not limited to:

  • Eye irritation in combination with medication
  • Oxygen blockage
  • Dry eyes
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Corneal abrasion, scratches, and scrapes
  • Corneal ulcer
  • Diminished corneal reflex which refers to how fast your eyelids react when foreign matter tries to come in contact
  • Ptosis which refers to the drooping of eyelids due to tears in the tissue
  • The additional workload in caring and wearing them

It now depends on the person if the benefits outweigh the risks. After all, most of the latter are just possibilities. It can also be avoided if the user wears their prescription contact lenses properly.

  1. Wearing Prescription Contact Lenses

There is a need to wear contacts correctly to avoid further scratches.  The following list can be used as a guideline when wearing them.

  1. Prepare tissue paper in front of dry fingers.
  2. Wash hands with unscented soap before anything else.
  3. Slide the lens out of the case and catch with the palm.
  4. Clean and disinfect the lens.
  5. Dry fingers on tissue paper.
  6. Put the outer curve of the contacts on the tip of the index or middle finger, whichever preferred.
  7. Make sure the contacts are not inside-out with the shape, only forming one curve without any rim or edges curving outward. Otherwise, repeat the process until here.
  8. Relax eyes as the upper and lower eyelids are stretched apart by the other hand or the same hand, depending on preference.
  9. Place contacts while eyes are looking forward, upward, or sideward.
  10. Close eyes and let the lens position itself before blinking open.

Removing them may take some time to get used to, but requires less effort. The list is similar, but instead of placing the contacts, gently moving the contacts by touching it while looking away, then pinching will do the trick. Also, prepare tissue paper in front of the sink to avoid them falling into the drain. And the cleaning of the contacts will be done after using them before placing them back in the case with fresh solution.

Here are some reminders when wearing contacts.

  • Only wear prescription contact lenses for a limited time during the day.
  • Do not fall asleep while wearing them. The prevention of scrapes in the cornea relies on these limitations.
  • If the reason for wearing is only for vanity, only use during the actual time of the event and not the entire day.
  • Remove contact lenses when swimming and taking a shower.
  • Apply drops regularly.
  • Only use drops given by the doctor.
  • Wearing contact lenses before or after applying makeup depends on the user, whichever is the best decision for the eyes of the user.
  • The use of cream-based eye makeup is less likely to get into the eyes but irritates it more when it does.
  • Non-allergenic, water-based makeup goes best with contacts in terms of safety.
  • Remove contacts before removing makeup.

Not heeding these warnings can result in bacterial, acanthamoeba, or fungal keratitis. These conditions are corneal infections caused by bacteria, amoeba, and fungi, respectively. One of the leading causes of blindness in India is fungal keratitis.

  1. Taking Care of Prescription Contact Lenses

It is essential to know how to take care of the prescribed contact lenses because it comes in direct contact with the eyes. It can also be costly to keep replacing them.  A list is provided to help prolong their usefulness.

  • After use, clean contacts by rubbing it on the palm with the solution. Do this step three times.
  • Place the contacts in a cleaned case with a fresh supply of solution.
  • Never reuse solution or put the new one on the top of the old one.
  • If the contacts are rarely worn, clean them, and replace the solution weekly.
  • Change the case when there is damage or after three months.
  • When traveling, use a travel-sized contact solution straight from the brand’s bottle instead of using it from a possibly contaminated bottle.
  1. Places to Find Prescription Contact Lenses

Many eyeglasses stores also sell contact lenses. These stores should have a licensed doctor to conduct a comprehensive exam for a prescription of contact lenses. Some doctors also sell contact lenses. Users have many options to choose from, aside from the color. These options include silicone hydrogel, daily, bi-weekly, and monthly disposables, toric, and multifocal.  Choices range from material to expiry of the contact lenses. Consult with a doctor the best option.

  1. The Perfect Time to Buy Prescription Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are not for everybody. It requires some commitment to be able to work with it smoothly. It also requires one to be diligent in the cleaning aspects of it. It is most significant to be eligible for it. Some eyes cannot use contacts due to special conditions. If one is decided to buy a pair, it would be best to have a month’s dry run with it before any big event is to come.

  1. Making an Informed Choice

Is it necessary to buy contact lenses? This question depends on the person inquiring and their doctor. With all the information given, the future user should critically think if the risks outweigh the benefits since there are prevention methods, anyway. They also need to consider if they can manage the trouble of getting used to wearing and cleaning them. The internet can only offer so much, and there is no harm in window shopping and asking around. In fact, for this situation, it is encouraged. This article is only the basics of all anyone needs to know. Ask for further details from the doctor.

“Be good to your skin, you wear it every day for the rest of your life.”

Skin is the most delicate organ covering all of your body. Skin must be protected from outer damages like UV sun rays, bacteria, cold, hot and toxic things as well. For fighting all these elements skin needs to be rejuvenated through proper skin care. Some of you might have blooming clear complexions while others must be facing scabrous spotty skin. In both the conditions, you still need to maintain your skin on a daily basis. In the race of perfect skin, you have to need some Skin Care Products to help you win.

How to Build a Daily Skin Care Routine?

skin care routinesource: Foreo

“Beautiful skin requires a commitment, not a Miracle.” (Erino Lazlo)

Summer stays for long and so are various skin issues like acne to patchy skin and sunburns to oily skin. You need to take time out from those lazy summer daily routines especially if you are on a holiday. It means you have plenty of time to nourish your skin and make it glow. Make your skin even-toned and shining with these simple daily skin hacks.

1. Know your Skin

“Time to treat the skin you are ___in”

The first and foremost thing you need to know is your Skin type. Whether you got a

  • A clear, normal skin with no blemishes
  • A rough, dry skin( flakes around cheeks)
  • An oily skin ( greasy, glowy)
  • A combination of skin(a mixture of dry and oily parts)

You can give treatments to your skin according to skin conditions. Keep in mind all the above skin types and which one you have.

2. Cleansing

A cleanser purifies your skin from the dirt, sebum, and bacteria. You need to know before applying a cleanser which one comes for your skin.

  • A water base cleanser (acne and sensitive skin)
  • A creamy cleanser (dry and mature skin)
  • Foaming cleanser ( oily and combination skin)
  • Always wash your face with a good antiseptic cleanser in the morning and before going to bed.

3. Moisturizing

“The best foundation you can ever wear is glowing healthy skin.”

Exactly you can have a sheer natural skin only you moist it well. For each type of skin, you need it to moisturize daily. You can apply on damp skin or after drying. But make sure to use moisturizer according to your skin type.

4. Eye Cream

Your eyes are the most sensitive part of your face. To avoid dark circles and crow’s feet (wrinkles) around the eye you need to put on an eye cream. Always use 2nd next to your pinkie finger to your eyes and apply the cream in circular motions.

5. Sunscreen

UV rays are harmful to your skin and can lead to skin cancer. Sunscreens not only protect you from sun rays but it should be applied throughout the day. Even heavy lights, excessive use of makeup can cause skin damage. Buy products with SPF which has sunscreen added on to it.

6. Exfoliation and Masks

“Taking care of your skin is more important than covering it up.”

Your skin needs to be circulating and exfoliating not only face skin but the whole body needs it. It stimulates cells It is never recommended daily but once or twice a week is necessary for that extra glow. A face mask is good to make your skin look refreshing and soft.

What are Natural Treatments for Skin Care?

The most important project you will ever work on is yourself.”

Yeah___ your skin need your time too if you want it to look kissable and velvety. Whatever your skin condition is it should be treated well. It doesn’t mean you see a dermatologist and buy some expensive products for having vibrant skin. There are a few natural products in your kitchen which will do magical wonders to your skin.

Coconut and Argon Oil

Coconut oil and Argon oil can be a good moisturizer for dry and anti-ageing skin. People facing skin issues like eczema and allergy will get excellent results with coconut oil. Argon oil is best to use at nights as it nourishes your skin and keep it moist and is excellent for reducing wrinkles around your face.

Honey

Honey has anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties it helps in reducing acne, healing breakouts and wounds. It moisturizes your skin and makes it soft. Apply twice or thrice a week with rose water for an hour and wash it off.

Sea salt

Sea salt contains sea minerals which helps in soothing skin conditions like breakouts and removes dead skin. Aloe Vera, honey mix with sea salt is best skin exfoliation. Scrub gently on skin twice a week will glow your skin.

Avocado

Avocado is full of Vitamin A, D and E another skin nourishing nutrient. It gives a long lasting luscious look and soothes your skin from sunburns. Use with honey and olive oil on dry skin to make a face mask and apply for 15 to 20 minutes.

Drink Water

“Sleep, drink water and treat your skin.”(Georgia Louise)

Drinking a good amount of water keeps your skin dehydrated. You can always choose fresh fruit juices which helps in maintaining your metabolism and glowing your skin.

Healthy Diet

Apart from all above mentioned products a healthy diet including the balance of vegetables, fruits, steamed meat, seeds, and less spice is no doubt a good booster for your skin and body.

End Note

After having such a good treat for your skin you probably would be saying “I got 99 problems but my skin ain’t one.”  Make sure to build this healthy daily routine for a perfect soft skin you ever dreamed of.

Your skin is your best Accessory takes care of it.

“A huge part of losing weight is believing you can do it and realizing it’s not going to happen Overnight.”

Weight loss is something that lowers the probability of Diseases in your body. This sounds good but weight loss itself can be a symptom of a disease, in that case, it can be problematic and can causes harms to the body than benefits.

Do you ever realize your friend or any family member losing weight so quickly even they are not on any specific diet? There could be numerous reasons behind like an eating disorder, due to illness or depression. According to WHO 300 million people are facing depression around the globe. There is a huge rationale for having depression and loss of weight.

depression

What are symptoms of depression causing weight loss?

Depression itself is a disease which leads to severe changes in our body and daily activities. A loss of appetite for a longer duration due to depression makes you weak and ends up in rapid weight reduction. In other cases, some people face weight gain as they start eating much while they are stressed. It varies from individual to individual. The main reasons behind stress can be-

  • Insomnia
  • constant illness
  • No hunger
  • Fatigued
  • Broken heart
  • grief
  • Panic attacks
  • obesity
  • Lack of energy
  • Nausea

All these changes to the body which may seem minor at the initial stage. In fact, they are the reasons behind depression. Beware, swift reduction of weight due to stress is not worthy of praise. It’s something you must be worried about.

How Depression Affects Your Appetite?

Depression and weight loss are not good signs for your health. No one wished to be slim and stressed instead they need to be happy and fit. People in depression lose their energy due to fewer intakes of meals. The reduction in food will connect to an unhealthy weight loss which will give effect to many elementary as well as chronic diseases. An appetite loss can both be physical (weight loss) and mental (anxiety). Some individuals face the urge of eating more and more which make them Obese. These persons face immune and metabolic trouble. But commonly people face a loss of hunger which is relatively due to increased stress hormones.

Having anxiety or panic attacks prevents you from eating. People with such mental disorders tend to have less desire for food so they start skipping the food. Which affects the immune system and in turn your weight starts decreasing rapidly and it also promotes more and more depression which is not a good sign for your physical and mental health.

How to Overcome Depression?

First, you need to treat the cause of depression then you can move to a healthy diet and proper meals. One should consult the doctor and explain the sudden changes in your mood and eating disorders. The doctor may suggest some therapy, antidepressants, and a healthy diet plan which will recover your health issues. There are some tips to follow to reduce stress and eat healthily.

  • Talk to a friend or family member about the stress.
  • Take a warm bath
  • Eat food that is full of different nutrients like whole grains, poultry, fruits and vegetables
  • Make a routine walk of 30 to 45 minutes daily
  • Go to the gym or do yoga and meditation which helps in the prevention of depression
  • Take care of a pet it will also release depression.
  • Listen to others and help them
  • Watch TV shows and listen to soothing music
  • Read a good novel or book

Reducing depression and weakness is not that easy it requires a whole lot of effort and a good diet plan.

Healthy Diet for reducing depression

Depression should be managed as early as possible or it may lead to severe health issues. With proper medications and a healthy diet plan, it can be reduced. A proper meal that can uproot the depression from your body, if consumed on a daily basis, includes the following ingredients:

Proteins:

Include high proteins in your daily diet like chicken, pork or lien, fish, beans, etc. They will boost your metabolism and improves the immune system. It will improve the energy level of the body.

Nutrients and Vitamins:

Vitamin C in Berries, citrus and vitamin E in oil nuts and seeds are a good source of energy. Deficiency of vitamin B, B-12 and tryptophan also cause depression. Leafy green vegetables and poultry are good examples of these vitamins. A good nutritional diet will lead to a better mood and a healthy weight reduction as well.

Mediterranean diet:

Some researchers find out that consumption of Mediterranean food which includes lots of nuts, healthy oil, legumes, meat which lower the stress levels.

Omega 3 Fatty Acids:

Omega 3 fatty acids mainly found in deep water fish helps in proper function of the brain which in turn reduces anxiety. Salmon and tuna are good examples of fatty fish. Omega 3 fatty acid is also present in flaxseed, walnuts, canola oil, and dark green leafy vegetables.

Conclusion

Rapid loss is not a healthy sign it may occur due to various reasons. Depression is one of the main reasons which can both lead to weight gain or weight reduction. Consult nutritionist before following a diet plan or taking any ketogenic supplement for overcoming depression and keep a check on your weight too. Because these two things are in relation to each other and can cause serious Side-Effects.

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck. This gland is the main part of our endocrine system, which is responsible for coordinating the body’s activities. The thyroid gland secretes hormones that are responsible for the regulation of your body’s metabolism. Thyroid disorders are fairly common affecting almost 20 million Americans. It is seen that 60% of those suffering from thyroid disorders are not aware of it. Moreover, undiagnosed thyroid disorders are at a higher risk of osteoporosis, cardiovascular disorders, and infertility.

Types and Causes of Thyroid Disorders

Abnormality of the thyroid causes various metabolism disorders from fatigue to lack of concentration. Symptoms depend on the type of thyroid disorders. Some of the common thyroid disorders are as mentioned below:

1 – Hypothyroidism

As the name suggests, this is a condition where the thyroid gland produces an insufficient amount of thyroid hormone. Some of the common symptoms of this condition are dry skin, constipation, fluid retention, cold intolerance, muscle aches, poor concentration, fatigue, depression, and excessive menstrual bleeding.

Some of the causes of hypothyroidism are as mentioned below:

  • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. It is an autoimmune condition, resulting in inflammation of the thyroid gland. Here, the body’s own immune cells destroy the thyroid gland and its ability to produce thyroid hormones.
  • Other types of thyroiditis like postpartum thyroiditis and acute thyroiditis.
  • Thyroid hormone resistance.
  • Surgical removal of the thyroid gland.

2 – Hyperthyroidism

This is a condition characterized by excessive production of the thyroid hormone. Symptoms hyperthyroidism are commonly associated with increased metabolism. Nervousness, tremors, heat intolerance, fatigue, increased heart rate, weight loss, excessive sweating, and frequent bowel movements are some of the symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Causes of hyperthyroidism are as follows:

  • Graves’ disease. It is an autoimmune condition where the body’s own immune system wrongly attacks the thyroid gland. As a result, the thyroid gland has to overproduce thyroid hormones to regulate metabolism.
  • Excessive iodine consumption.
  • Toxic adenomas.
  • Pituitary gland malfunctions.

3 – Goiter

Goiter is nothing but an enlargement of the thyroid gland. Goiter is not actually a disease. It can be associated with hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, or normal thyroid function. Goiter is treated only when it becomes severe.  Radioactive iodine or small doses of iodine is recommended if the goiter is due to iodine deficiency. Symptoms of goiter are similar to that of hyperthyroidism. Difficulty in breathing and swallowing can also be some of the symptoms associated with goiter.

4 – Thyroid Cancer

This is more commonly observed in females as compared to males. It is the commonest type of endocrinal cancer in children. Common symptoms of thyroid cancer include a tight feeling in the neck, a lump in the neck, swollen glands, hoarseness of voice, and difficulty in swallowing.

Thyroid cancer is the most common type of endocrine cancer in children, yet it’s still very rare. It is diagnosed in less than 1 out of every 1 million children under age 10 each year. The incidence is slightly higher in teens, with a rate of about 15 cases per million in 15- to 19-year-olds.

5 – Thyroid Nodules

Thyroid nodules are abnormal masses or lumps within the thyroid gland. They can be caused by benign tumors, benign cysts, of carcinoma of the thyroid gland. Thyroid nodules can be multiple or single and can vary in size. Large thyroid nodules can cause compression of the nearby structures.

The thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped gland and is an important part of the endocrine system. The thyroid secretes hormones based on the body’s requirement. Thyroid hormones play an important role to regulate our metabolism. Increase in thyroid hormones triggers metabolism and a decrease in thyroid hormone lowers metabolism. Treatment of thyroid disorders is seen to regularize the body’s metabolism.

If you have or not, you should know these. It may save your or others life

By Dr. Dipan Samanta, MBBS

In simple words, chest pain is the presence of pain anywhere in the chest. Making it more complex, chest pain can be caused by a variety of reasons ranging from heart issues, lung issues, even bone (cartilages) problems. Sometimes, nothing occurs in the chest but the pain is perceived to be coming from the chest. Like when you have heartburn or acidity in the stomach, there may be a burning sensation in the chest.

This article is intended to provide you with basic knowledge of chest pain and its type.

Firstly, I want to say you that chest pain can be from any part/organ which is present in the chest. In the chest, the organs/part of the organs found are:

  • Heart and blood vessels (5 Foods That May give you High Blood Pressure)
  • Lungs and respiratory canals
  • Issues from coverings of Heart or Lungs
  • Part of esophagus (food pipe, through which the food reaches stomach from mouth)
  • Big arteries
  • Diaphragm
  • Cartilages (Rib cage)
  • Breast ( in females well developed and prominent; in males rudimentary)
  • Nerves present in the chest
  • Muscles present in the chest
  • Pain from organs of abdomen like pancreas, stomach, liver, gall bladder, etc
  • Psychological
  • Endocrine problems
  • Lymphatics problems

The above list is little technical which is difficult to understand and interpret. Having said that, you can’t understand from where the chest pain is coming. But what you should do or the doctor may ask you is the nature of chest pain. Whether the chest pain is sharp, dull, burning, aching, stabbing, tight/squeezing/crushing, even variable. It is also crucial to inform the doctor the side of the pain. I mean to say right sided chest pain or left sided, or the whole chest pain. The description is quite important in the diagnosis of chest pain.

Most infection affects the chest including the upper respiratory tract. So, you can understand from all these descriptions, that, chest pain can be from a wide range of causes. Chest pain does not only mean heart issues, they can be due to many causes including breathing problem, bone problem, even gastric or digestive problem.

There is an idea in the general population that chest pain belongs only to elderly. But no, in reality, you can find people with chest pain belongs to different age groups. Even there may chest wall deformity or injury or chest muscle issues.

You should also correlate the pain with many aspects, like:

  1. Is the pain related to the meal?
  2. Is the pain always present or subsides?
  3. How is the pain? Is it stabbing, throughout the chest, pointed, burning, etc?
  4. When did the pain start and how long it lasts?
  5. How many times in a day or at what particular time it occurs?
  6. Does the pain move from one particular place to another?

If the pain is related to a meal (before or after) or hunger or after eating too much, it may be due to digestive system issue or may be due to diaphragm (the muscle that separates our chest cavity and abdominal cavity).

It is important for everyone to know that which type of pain occurs in which disease.

But I, being a doctor myself, strongly recommend you to have a check up, if you have chest pain.

  1. Sharp pain starts in chest and later spreads to arms, shoulder, upper back, even back of the chest. This may be due to Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). It is very common to see mid aged people to elderly people may have chest pain and they squeeze their hands on the chest. This type of squeezing pain may be from heart attack (otherwise know as Myocardial Infarction. Tearing pain, like something is tearing inside the chest, can also be rooted to problems arising from blood vessels that are present inside the chest.
  1. If the chest pain is related to meal taken. For example, if you are hungry, there is pain. Or if you have eaten too much you have chest pain. This type of pain occurs from digestive system, may be it can occur due to hyper-acidity. In the chest, the food pipe, through which the food goes and also your vomit comes, is present. This food pipe may tear or may have inflammation. In this case, additionally, you may have problem in swallowing.
  1. The chest has skeletal muscle. If these muscles experiences injury, tear, attacked by any disease, can be painful.
  1. Any issue arising from lungs like an infection (like tuberculosis; you should know how to protect from this), lung tissue diseases. The bag that contains the lungs may also have infection or tear. Even there may be fluid or blood accumulation between the walls of the bag and lungs. The air pipe, through which the air you breathe reaches the lungs, may get constricted (as in asthma) or may get torn, can be painful. There may be inflammation of the air pipe. But these cases will be accompanied by cough, breathing troubles, sputum expulsion, even blood vomiting.
  2. There may be psychological problems also. Anxiety and depression evidently may lead to chest pain.

So what you can understand from this, is the chest pain can occur due to several causes and the doctor has to find the underlying cause by means of diagnostic tests.

If you have chest pain and you visit the doctor, you should report him/her about:

  1. The Pain type
  2. The time of day when the pain occurs
  3. Digestive problem
  4. Respiratory or breathing problem
  5. Headache
  6. Neck ache
  7. Swollen feet.

There can be several tests that your doctor can give:

  1. Electrocardiography or ECG show you the electrical activity of heart
  2. Doppler Mode Ultrasound shows you the status or function of blood vessels.
  3. Chest X-Ray reveals any structural problem like size, position, accumulation of fluid, etc, in the chest. It also shows the fracture of ribs. It also shows the lungs, their sizes and any abnormality if present.
  4. Endoscopy reveals any tear, constriction, structural issues in the food pipe present in chest and also in abdomen.
  5. Blood Tests show the status of the blood cells, several protein levels, etc. If anything happens anywhere in your body (including infection), the blood tests mostly come abnormal.

There are more and more tests available and new tests are coming. The above list is too short and the most common tests that can be given.

What You Can Do When There Is Chest Pain?

  1. Sharp and severe pain in the left: You must go to a clinic/nursing home/hospital for this. Even a doctor does not have the machines or infrastructure to investigate and manage this.
  2. Burning Sensation after meal: Take antacid like Aluminium Hydroxide or Magnesium Hydroxide. If this happens to you everyday, consider taking H2 blocker of Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) 15 minutes before the each meal.
  3. If chest pain due to cold and cough, consider taking an antibiotic. Professional prescription is highly suggested.
  4. If there is too much pain, for a primary management, you can also take aspirin. You can also read about Paracetamol.
  5. If there is sputum coming out or blood, consider going to a physician without any delay.
  6. Also you must take care of your weight. Weight Loss is one of the best preventive care for cardiovascular problems.

In every case, you must get to know if anything is wrong inside. So, you must give a visit to a physician. There is no alternative choice. But for the first management, you may do the above things.

I believe that one of the worst things to happen to the Black Hair Industry was weaves! You don’t need weaves.  They are weapons of hair (and scalp) destruction!

I’ve heard clients tell me that they wore a weave and broke out in a rash or couldn’t stop itching their scalp and skin.  This is not uncommon – your body simply does not like foreign objects and will indicate this with the itching and rashes.  This is your own body’s defense mechanism at work.

In spite of these issues, women continue to wear them.  So let’s have a quick look at two reasons why women of color continue to wear weaves and the two most common problems associated with weave wearing.

When a woman of color puts that weave on, she looks different and feels different.  Suddenly, she’s like a better version of herself when she looks in the mirror (if the weave looks good).

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She walks down the street and heads are turning, and the compliments are rolling in.  There’s a bounce in her step as she walks – her confidence has been boosted by the weave. She smiles more, she’s happier and feels good about herself. Wearing a weave can increase your confidence.

weavesCredit: Get The Gloss

Reason #1: Conform to European Beauty Standards

Another main reason why women of color tend to wear weaves or do not wish to stop using them is that of the European beauty standards that they want to conform to.  This is why you will often hear comments like “I have to look a certain way when I’m at work.”  I certainly understand.

Now that we’ve seen why women wear them let’s look at some of the common problems that can arise with weaves.

Problem #2: The Itching Machine

If your scalp is itchy, then chances are it’s reacting to the weave, or your scalp just needs a good old wash. But itching/scratching your scalp all the time should be taken seriously.  Using oil to soothe it is like trying to put a band-aid on a broken bone.

If your scalp has been itchy since you put a weave in recently, then the itch is probably because your scalp has become dirty and needed a wash or your scalp is reacting to the weave. If the itching persists even when you take the design out and appropriately shampoo and condition your hair, then you may still have to seek medical help as something more serious may be going on.

Problem #3: Baldness

Over 30% of the women that come to see me have at some point worn a weave and have gotten their scalps and hair into a lot of trouble as a result.   Weave wearing is one of the major causes of Traction Alopecia where the person suffers hair loss as a result of the weave being too tight or being removed from the hair without being gentle.

The sad thing about this type of baldness is that it is HIGHLY preventable.  If you first put a weave in and it’s so tight that you can’t sleep, then why continue to wear it? Common sense dictates that you really should remove it immediately!  Again, this is your body protecting your hair and scalp from serious problems later in life. This is also a chronic back pain symptoms according to studies.

If you have symptoms of Traction Alopecia or a stubborn patch that simply refuses to grow as a result of a weave accident or the constant use of weaves, then you will find the 3-month hair growth course very useful indeed.  You should sign up for the 3-month hair growth course that will teach you, guide you in all hair wisdom for your hair type and texture and help to correct most hair issues early on.

The course is one-on-one, can be started at any time and will give you the exact blueprint that you need to bring out the potential of your hair growth in the quickest possible time.

This article is about the side effects of Blood cancer. In this article, we will discuss the types of blood cancer, symptoms of blood cancer, sides effects of blood cancer and mainly the Long Term Side Effects Of Blood Cancer.

Blood Cancer

Blood cancers effect in a systemic way as they affect the whole body. It affects your blood cell’s production and functions. Mostly, these types of cancers start in your bone marrow where blood is created. Stem cells mature and developed into three types of blood cells:

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  • A myeloid stem cell matures into a myeloid blast which can form a Red Blood Cell
  • One of several types of White Blood Cells.
  • or platelets.

Types of Blood Cancers

In most blood cancers, the uncontrolled growth of an abnormal type of blood cell interrupts the normal blood cell development process.
Blood cancer is an umbrella term which is for cancers that affect the blood, bone marrow and lymphatic system. This is the type of cancer, which is the fifth largest group of cancers in the UK and includes:

  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Myeloma

Leukemia:-

Leukemia is cancer which starts usually the bone marrow (in blood-forming tissue) and causes the making of large numbers of abnormal white blood cells (which help in defending the body against infection).
These abnormal/cancerous cells cause hurdles in carrying out the normal functions to white blood cells.

Types of Leukaemia:
There are three types of lymphocytes,

  • B lymphocytes that make antibodies to
    fight infection
  • T lymphocytes that help B lymphocytes
  • Natural killer cells that attack cancer cells
    and viruses

Leukemias are titled after the type of blood cells involved. Those which involve the granulocytes, red blood cells, platelets and monocytes are called myeloid leukemias. those which involve the lymphocytes are called the lymphocytic leukemias.

Four main types of leukemia:

  1.  Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) –  AML starts in the bone marrow and moves into the blood. Afterward, it spreads into other parts of the body including the liver, brain, and spinal cord and testicles. Acute Myeloid Leukaemia is caused by the production of too many immature white blood cells in bone marrow, by the stem cells. These immature white blood cells are named as blast cells.
  2. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) – when the body makes too many lymphoblasts, a type of white blood cell, it causes acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). It can affect the person of any age but most commonly, it is found in the kids of the aged 2-5 years.
  3. Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) – It causes the body to make too many white blood cells. patients, who are affected by CML,  produce too many granulocytes and other myeloid cells.
  4.  Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL) – A type of slow-growing leukemia that affects developing B-lymphocytes, a specialized white blood cell.

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Lymphoma:-

Lymphoma is a type of cancer that affects the cells which are the part immune system of the body. If you’ve Lymphoma cancer, you must know what type of Lymphoma cancer is it because it affects your treatment options and your prognosis.
If you have Lymphoma, you may feel the lymph nodes in the:

  • neck
  • upper chest
  • armpit
  • stomach
  • groin

And the common early symptoms of lymphoma include:

  • bone pain
  • a cough
  • fatigue
  • enlarged spleen
  • fever
  • night sweats
  • pain while drinking alcohol
  • itchy rash
  • rash in skin folds
  • shortness of breath
  • skin itching
  • stomach pain
  • unexplained weight loss

Types of Lymphoma:
There are two major types of Lymphoma cancer:

  1. Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  2. non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Hodgkin’s lymphoma (HD):-

Once it starts making progress, it makes it difficult for the body to fight with the infection.

In people, who are affected by HD, infected white blood cells grow abnormally and spread beyond the lymphatic system.

HD can be of two types. Either of classic Hodgkin’s disease or of nodular lymphocytic predominant Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NLPHL). The type of HD is based on the types of cells involved in the patient’s condition and their behavior.

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma:-

A type of blood cancer by which, the lymphatic system is affected.

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma usually starts in a lymph node at one or more than one body parts. It spreads from one lymph node to another. It can also spread to the bone marrow, spleen and liver.

Sometimes, non-Hodgkin lymphoma starts in the stomach, bone, skin, brain and spinal cord. This process is known as extranodal disease.

Myeloma:-

Myeloma, also known as multiple myeloma, is cancer which forms in mature white blood cells, called plasma cells. Plasma cells produce special proteins, known as antibodies or immunoglobulins, which help to fight infection.

Types Of Myeloma:
Myeloma is classified on the basis of its affections. In a majority of patients, infection affected in multiple bone marrow sites at diagnosis. In this case, the disease is called multiple myeloma.

It can also be classified by the type of immunoglobulin being secreted by the myeloma cells, and its affection on the body.

Symptoms
Common symptoms of Myeloma are:

  • Anaemia, tiredness, fatigue, weakness, and dizziness
  • Increased bleeding or bruising
  • Bone pain
  • Elevated blood calcium level
  • Frequent or repeated infections

Types Of Blood Cancer Treatments And Their Side effects

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Types:

  • Stem cell Transplantation
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy

Stem cell Transplantation:

when stem cells have been damaged or destroyed by disease, a stem cell transplant is used to replace them.

Side Effects:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Yellowing of the skin and eyes
  • belly pain
  • Weight loss
  • Mouth and throat pain
  • lung problems
  • Graft-versus-host disease
  • Bleeding and transfusions

Chemotherapy

In this treatment, a wide amount of drugs is used to kill cancer. Its effectiveness depends on the stage of cancer.
Side effects:

  • Mouth and throat sores
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Blood disorders
  • Weakness or numbness in the hands, feet, or both
  • Shaking or trembling
  • Loss of balance

Radiation therapy:

It is a local treatment, aimed at and affects only the part of the body which is being treated. The main moto of radiation treatment is to damage cancer cells.
Side effects:

  • Skin problems
  • Fatigue
  • Dry mouth
  • Mouth and gum sores
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Stiffness in the jaw
  • Nausea
  • A type of swelling called lymphedema
  • Tooth decay

Long-Term Side Effects

Heart Problems

Chemotherapy and radiation therapy to the chest can cause heart problems. Survivors who are expected to have a higher risk include:

  • Those who received treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma in childhood
  • Anyone aged 65 and older
  • One who received higher doses of chemotherapy
  • Those who received medicines, such as trastuzumab and doxorubicin

Hypertension

If you have a blood pressure problem, you must talk to your doctor.  You may need to track your blood pressure more closely during cancer treatment.

Ask your doctor if you’re using any of the following medicines:

  • Bevacizumab (Avastin, Mvasi)
  • Sorafenib (Nexavar)
  • Sunitinib (Sutent)

Lung problems

Chemotherapy and radiation therapy to the chest can damage your lungs.

Cancer survivors who received both chemotherapy and radiation therapy are more likely expected to have a higher risk of lung damage. Some of the drugs that may cause lung damage include:

  • Bleomycin (Blexane)
  • Carmustine (Becenum, BiCNU, Carmubris)
  • Methotrexate (multiple brand names)

The effects may include the following:

  • A change in how well the lungs work
  • Thickening of the lining of the lungs
  • Inflammation of the lungs
  • Difficulty breathing

Bone, joint, and soft tissue problems

In the medical field, there’s a term used, osteoporosis, which is, thinning of the bones, or joint pain. Steroid medications, chemotherapy, or hormonal therapy may cause osteoporosis. To reduce the risk of these conditions, survivors must be physically active.

Survivors can reduce the risk of osteoporosis in these ways:

  • Avoiding tobacco products
  • Eating foods which have a high quantity of calcium and vitamin D
  • Becoming physically active
  • Limiting the use of alcohol (if any)

Brain, spinal cord, and nerve problems

Radiation therapy and chemotherapy can cause long-term side effects to the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. The late effects include:

  • Hearing loss from high doses of chemotherapy, especially drugs like cisplatin (multiple brand names)
  • Increased risk of stroke from high-dose radiation therapy to the brain

Digestion problems

Both, chemotherapy and radiation therapy and surgery may affect the digestive system of a person. Surgery to the abdominal area may cause tissue scarring, long-term pain, and intestinal problems which may affect digestion.

Emotional difficulties

Survivors often experience various positive and negative emotions, which include:

  • Relief
  • A sense of gratitude to be alive
  • Fear of recurrence
  • Anger
  • Guilt
  • Depression
  • Feeling alone

The short answer: It depends. The details are important in determining your risk.

Herpes is a sexually transmitted viral infection that cannot be cured. It is spread via skin to skin contact and has two types: Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1) and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV2). HSV1 flourishes in and around the mouth, and HSV2 generally infects the genital area. These and other delicate areas of the skin: vaginal, anal, penile, eye, nose, mouth, and broken skin from a rash, burn, or cut anywhere on the body, are vulnerable to infection. You may be able to get online herpes medication.

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Herpes can cause intermittent outbreaks called flares, in which blisters or sores may become visible and the person with herpes may feel feverish or generally unwell. These can be frequent, infrequent, or completely absent; everyone is different. Not everyone with herpes has symptoms, so it is important to get tested regularly to determine whether or not you’ve been exposed to and contracted the herpes virus. Unlike other viruses like the flu, herpes cannot be cured and is a lifelong condition that requires careful management and precautions when coming into contact with sexual partners and vulnerable or immunosuppressed people. Herpes is most easily spread during a flare and when someone comes into contact with the fluid from an open sore. Herpes virus sheds itself in the skin and most effectively during a flare.

Usually, you cannot get oral herpes from kissing someone with oral herpes on the mouth, but this is only if they’re not having an outbreak (they don’t have sores). If the person has an oral herpes sore, it is contagious. If they are asymptomatic, you cannot contract oral herpes from a kiss on the mouth.

The Challenges

The challenge comes in when a person with genital herpes receives a kiss anywhere near their genital area, or touches an open genital sore and touches any of the vulnerable skin types mentioned above on an uninfected person without washing their hands (hand sanitizer does not kill viruses, so hand washing is the only way to be sure). Unlike oral herpes, genital herpes is always contagious, regardless of the presence or absence of a flare or open sores. In addition, if someone with oral herpes experiencing a flare kisses any other part of the body with the aforementioned vulnerable areas, such as the vagina, penis, or anus, the recipient may contract oral herpes in the genital area.

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If you or a loved one or partner is concerned about the spread of oral or genital herpes, antiviral medications may help reduce the frequency or severity of herpetic symptoms, and reduce the chance of giving it to a sexual partner by about half. However, always use caution, get tested regularly, and speak to your doctor to assess your level of risk in contracting or infecting someone with herpes. Your doctor may discuss the best methods and practices for managing your condition and help you decide whether and which type of medication is right for you. If you have concerns about privacy or convenience, there are online platforms for receiving a diagnosis and treatment plan from the comfort of your own home. Herpes alert is one service that can connect you to a network of medical professionals purely online, from the comfort and privacy of your home.

The short detailed answer is: No, you cannot get oral herpes from kissing a person with oral herpes on the mouth, who is not having a flare or presenting with open sores. If there are oral sores or one plans to kiss the genital area of a person with genital herpes, you can contract it, regardless of whether the genital area has sores. Oral herpes may be passed to the genital area of an uninfected partner if there are open oral sores.  Practice safe sex, use condoms, and have honest and open communication with your partner about your concerns.

Ayurveda is the science of life and longevity which originated in the pristine land of India around 5000 years ago. The word ‘Ayurveda’ is the combination of two root words ‘Ayu & Veda’ where ‘Ayu’ means life & ‘Veda’ means the knowledge. This is the oldest healthcare system in the world and it is a naturalistic system of medicine which combines medicine and philosophy. Ayurveda aims at preventing and curing diseases.

‘Swasthasya Swaasthya Samrakshanam Athurasya Vikara Prasamanam’

Means maintaining the Health and longevity of a Healthy Individual and To Cure the Ailment of a Diseased Person. There is a close relation between Ayurvedic science and great Indian culture. This science is upaveda of adarvaveda which has been followed since the age of Aryans and Dravidians. Ayurveda has the power of bringing an individual back into stability with their true life and being through the use of natural laws. Through ayurveda one learns ‘how to live ‘or ‘how to lead a perfect life’ or ‘how to maintain a healthy body and mind’. This treatment ensures the wellbeing of both body and mind. Ayurveda is based on the understanding that a healthy brain resides in a healthy body and vice versa.