Friday, 28 February 2014

ASTHMA

Advancing of industrialization improvement of status and life style gave birth to the disease which is not much fatal in past and prognosis is good but now due to disturbance of environment by variety of pathogen which are responsible for production of disease while inhaling  that air.The pathogen due to environmental factors influence upon then make them more resistance and stronger against us.Today open minded life people love to chose the sedentary life style and great value to appetite that is why obesity is common in developed countries; obesity is mother of diseases this will influence approx all the diseases asthma is one of them. Asthma affect 300 million people world-wide. Asthma is develop due to continuous inhalation of expose allergen(any substance induce our body immunity). Asthma is  under the heading of obstructive diseases 
  • Extrinsic Asthma(this is due to expose allergen to body)
  • Intrinsic asthma(family history of asthma)
SIGN AND SYMPTOM
First notable symptom is shortness of breath with whistling sound when expire the air (wheezing), chest tightness (with or without pain), disturbed sleep due to shortness of breath, change color of mucus when you cough up...  

HOW TO CONTROL  ASTHMA

SUBSTANCE TRIGGERS YOUR ASTHMA
To stop or avoid the trigger's of asthma. Plenty of substances which may trigger the asthma but fact is that out of those substances which one is involve to acerbate your asthma (you quit able to identified by noticing yourself that which things acerbate yours asthma). Asthma triggers by carpeting (instead use wood floors), Stuffed animals in bedroom, dust mites, smoking, pets, cockroaches, molds, emotional related problems, cold environment, exerciser....




NO MORE SMOKING
Smoking acerbate asthma. Smoking is either active(person is smoking) or passive(person inhaled the smoke of other) both acerbate asthma. So if you are smoker quit it, if your friends are smoking leave the place to avoid smoke and ask your family and friends to stop smoking.





ALLERGIES
If you are allergen to some specific food, cold air, dust, pollen, polluted air, smoke, a lot more, identified the cause of allergen and avoid that substance or condition or environment. Use washable blankets and other stuff of regular usage.





PETS, STUFFED ANIMALS
Pet trigger the asthmatic attack so keep the pet away if someone refuse to give it away then bathe the pet weekly or every 5th day that helps you to reduce the asthma attack. Stuffed animal also trigger asthma and child especially doesn't  give it away one way to clean your stuffed animal from dust mites to place it into freezer for a day in week and after that wash it freezing kill the dust mites and washing help to clear the residues of dust mites.





PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND EMOTIONAL STATUS
Strenuous exercise enhance the asthma it doesn't mean you never exercise. Limit your activity while air pollution is high (see t.v, radio for calculated value of air). Strong emotional news, problem.. enhance asthmatic attack even thunderstorms and extreme of temperature(freezing temperature) exacerbate asthma. So keep calm and avoid peak of emotion and exercise.  





OCCUPATIONAL ASTHMA
Asthma is due to occupation of person is occupational asthma. Main agent is isocyanates, flour and grain dust, animals, fluxes, wood dust, latex... cause occupational asthma and the worker most reported asthma is of paint sprayers, animals handlers, bakers and pastry-makers, welders, nurses, chemical workers, timber workers, food processing workers.. This can be avoided by simply changing the occupation or wear safety masks and follow safety precautions about particular substance and asthma.





RESPIRATORY INFECTION 
Respiratory infection is more common in patient with asthma (infection like pneumonia, acute respiratory disease...)




POOR HYGIENE AND LOW ECONOMICAL STATUS
Rate of asthma is high with low hygiene and mortality (death) due to asthma is high in poor living status.





NEVER HAD A INFECTION
Studies shows rate of asthma is high in also who never infected by a infected organism (bacteria...)

CONTROLLED ASTHMA
If the daytime symptoms of asthma is not appear(2 or less in a week), asthma doesn't make limitation in your activities, no history of nocturnal symptom or awakening is present (2 or less in a week), no need of rescue reliever treatment(2 or less in a week), lung function is normal, no exacerbation of asthma that mean your asthma is controlled no need of treatment required.






TREATMENT
Asthma is controlled as short term and long term. Short term agent (like Albuterol..) use to relive the attack, long term reviler (like salbutamol..) use to stop the attack.




SEE THE DOCTOR
See the doc. if symptoms is worsen day by day.


By HARIM NAZ

    Friday, 7 February 2014

    DARK CHOCOLATE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES

    Chocolate is very popular product of any market. All the people including child are either ate, eating and will eat chocolates. Most important concept which i would like to put in; that every sweet thing is not always harmful for the health as we all know high glycemic index food is harmful better to avoid it but some good thing scarf behind the sweet chocolates. So selection of food is totally dependent on its benefit which i got over its harm.





    ADVANTAGES OF USING DARK CHOCOLATE

    GOOD FOR HEALTH
    Small amount of chocolate twice or thrice a week can lower your blood pressure hence protect from the damages to circulatory system related to high blood pressure.This also improve the blood  flow hence reduce the clotting hence protected from micro damages.





    GOOD FOR BRAIN
     We heard some relation between the chocolate and love; because chocolate contain 'phenylamine' normally our brain create this when you are fall in love with someone so dark chocolate provide us this chemical. This chemical encourage our brain to release 'endorphins' both make you happy so consuming dark chocolate is healthy choice.Dark chocolate improve blood flow to brain hence improve cognitive functions. Dark chocolate contain caffeine but less then in coffee approx 27mg in 1.5 ounce dark chocolate.




    LOWERS THE CHOLESTEROL
     By lowering the cholesterol reduce the heart related problems(mainly atherosclerosis,stroke,angina..). It contain the 'flaovnoids' (vitamin P) protect the heart.

     




    CONTROL THE BLOOD PRESSURE

     Dark chocolate have low glycemic index.Flavonoids reduce insulin resistance hence help our cells to function naturally; also keep the vessel healthy and protective against type 2 diabetes. Flavonoids also reduce coagulation.
     




    AS ANTI-OXIDANT AND AGING
     Dark chocolate contain a lot of anti-oxidant as we all know oxidant(the free radical) damage our cell mainly the damage caused by oxygen specie the oxidative damage to cell this will lead to destruction of body structure also promote the aging process. So anti-oxidant help to protect against these damages.






     HEART PROTECTIVE
     As we enplane earlier that they reduce cholesterol level in blood,contain 'flavonoids' protector of heart, low cholesterol level reduce risk of atherosclerosis hence angina.





     ROLE OF THEOBROMINE IN DARK CHOCOLATE
     If you take the sweet chances of getting cavities more but dark chocolate contain theobromine which harden enamel of tooth so protect the teeth. It help to suppress cough.




    HIGH IN VITAMINS AND MINERALS
     Dark chocolate contain Potassium, Copper, Magnesium, Iron in high concentration.
    •  Potassium and Copper: prevent stroke and heart problems.
    • Iron: protect iron deficiency anemia(most common form of anemia across world)
    • Magnesium: prevent diabetes type 2.. 

      

      PREVENT CANCER(colon) 
      Animals studies shows that cocoa(chocolate raw material) help to prevent colon cancer.
       




       DISADVANTAGES OF DARK CHOCOLATE

       HIGH CALORIES PLUS SUGAR AND FAT
      Dark chocolate is harm in a scence that it have  high calories due to sugar and fat(fat content of body may be increase).




      ADDICTIVE PROPERTIES ELEMENTS
      Caffeine, theobromine(in cocoa), phenethylamine(source to release endorphin), and sugar these are the element which have addictive properties so you may be avoided addictive properties of these by consuming twice, thrice a week not a whole week.
       




      ROLE OF VASOACTIVE AMINES
       Vasoactive amines dilate the blood vessels of brain; it may be due to associated with migraine problems.

       


      HIGH LEVEL OF ARGININE
      People with herpes  infection recommended to avoid the dark chocolate because herpes virus use arginine for replication and dark chocolate rich in arginine.



       BOTTOM LINE 
      When ever you select the food must see the good and bad points if food with good points over bad you can use that food hence dark chocolate give you a lot of benefit with low disadvantages so it is wisely to use dark chocolate.

      With HARIM NAZ

          Sunday, 2 February 2014

          FISH AND MILK COMBINATION

          Fish the God gifted creature.Fish is very very beneficial for our body they help to increase our high density lipoprotein (HDL) the good cholesterol and reduce the LDL bad cholesterol that's why protect the body from a lot of adverse effect on circulatory system.
          Milk is good source of nutrition produce by  mammary gland of mammals.






          MISCONCEPTION
          Well people all around the World especially south Asia(Pakistan..) believe that fish consumption along with milk lead to special type of discolouration of skin(de-pigmentation) some religious perspective of Jews,Hindus and Catholics also believe this.





           TRUTH
          In the beginning i was very much confuse between these;in fact i also believe but when i asked this question to the dermatologist and other doctors; i found nothing but a old wives' tale. I further confirm but there are no such harmful reaction in body that lead to the de-pigmentation of skin because of consuming of fish and milk at same time.I thing in the past some one ate a bad fish after that he may drunk milk and become ill and put the blame on that combination.
          In-fact variety of fishes even baked in the milk,Salmonella served with cream sauce.





          BOTTOM LINEFish and milk consuming at same time doesn't effect the skin and body.It is nothing but a old myth.