Any arthritis patient will vouch that living with arthritis is painful, to say the least. The inflammation of the joints can lead to pain in the joints. In severe cases, this pain in the joints is a constant companion, and on some day so worse that the patient experiences great difficulty in performing simple daily activities.
People who have arthritis in knees may have problem in walking or climbing stairs, while those suffer from arthritis in hands may experience great pain while performing various functions of a normal life, such as combing their hair or writing.
What is Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and is caused by chronic degeneration of cartilage in the joints. The condition causes pain and stiffness in the joints, and is degenerative in nature. Due to this reason, osteoarthritis is also referred as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease.
The parts of the body that are typically affected osteoarthritis include: lower back, hips, and knees.
Today, the term ‘Cholesterol’ figures repeatedly in health discussions, health articles, and health forums. The reason for this is this is not hard to comprehend. Cholesterol is a major cause of myriad of health problems, such as obesity, heart-related diseases, and high blood pressure. But is all cholesterol in the body bad? Not really.
Cholesterol is of two types: good cholesterol (HDL) and bad cholesterol (LDL). Cholesterol is an essential component required by human body to function normally. While certain amount of cholesterol in our body is essential, it is the presence of excessive amount of bad cholesterol, or LDL in the body that is undesirable and cause of various health problems.
How excessive LDL affects blood flow
Cholesterol is a lipid substance. When the levels of LDL are more than normal, LDL builds up in the arterial walls. As a result of which our arteries become clogged and are not able to transfer blood smoothly.
Alzheimer’s disease is a condition of pre-senile dementia. Though, millions of people today have Alzheimer’s disease, its cure is yet to be discovered. The road to freedom from Alzheimer’s, as of now appears a long one, as scientists and doctors are yet to unearth the causes of this disease.
Though, Alzheimer’s was first described in 1906, many misconceptions are still attached to this disease. Even today, most people incorrectly perceive Alzheimer’s as a disease in which elderly people lose all control over their mental faculties and memory. A lot of blame for this misconception goes to media, which has repeatedly portrayed Alzheimer’s as this.
Generally, the first signs of Alzheimer’s appear when a person is in forties or fifties. Earliest symptoms include loss of short-term memory; the individual fails to recall recent events, such as whether he/she took the morning’s medicines. Memory impairment is then followed by noticeable deterioration in the thought and speech process, such as being unable to do simple calculations, or inability to find words to describe simple items. Alzheimer’s is a degenerative condition; as the disease progresses, the patients may become totally incapable of caring for themselves.
Millions of people, worldwide suffer from acid reflux, a condition in which gastric juices containing acid regurgitates into the esophageal tube.
The condition of acid reflux in long run can lead to various serious complications. Our body requires gastric acid to digest the food we eat, but in acid reflux this acid is regurgitated upward. This upward release of gastric acid can damage the esophagus, which can have serious health implications.
What causes acid reflux?
Unlike many other health conditions, acid reflux most often occurs due to the factors that are totally in our control. Some of the factors that put you at an increased risk of developing include: improper diet, unhealthy behavioral habits, and improper mental state.
There are innumerable factors that can lead to high blood pressure, which is a health condition that can have serious complications. To control high blood pressure, one needs to analyze his/her daily routine, as what we do or not do daily generally govern the state of our physical health.
Most of us live a busy life. A busy schedule and being always on the run is the perfect recipe for elevated blood pressure.
Though, researchers are yet to prove a direct link between continuous high stress levels and high blood pressure, it is largely believed that stress, directly or indirectly contributes to the condition of high blood pressure.
If you check your blood pressure at times you feel stressed, invariably the findings will show it to be higher than normal blood pressure.
Is cholesterol really the ‘axis of evil’ it has been made out to be, or truth about cholesterol has been somewhat conveniently sidelined in the mad rush to put a blame on something for astronomical increase in the cardiovascular diseases in recent years.
If you were to ask what cholesterol is, most folks will unequivocally reply that it is a bad substance. Whoever is to blame for this incomplete knowledge about cholesterol, it is about time we learn the complete truth about it.
Dementia is a serious health condition in which the patient gradually loses his/her cognitive abilities. Studies done on this disease show there are numerous conditions that can cause Dementia. While, some of these conditions are treatable and can be avoided by making certain changes in lifestyle, there are others conditions about which not much can be done.
What is Dementia?
Dementia is a condition in which a person gradually loses his/her mental ability. The condition degenerates with time and as the condition worsens, patients experience a complete loss of their cognitive abilities.
What causes Dementia?
The condition is a result of gradual degeneration of brain cells in cerebral cortex, part of the human brain responsible for higher brain processes, such as thinking, reasoning, sensation, and memory. When the brain cells in cerebral cortex – the ‘grey matter’ of our brain – dies, patient loses their cognitive abilities. When this happens, patients face extreme difficulty in doing everyday tasks or reasoning through simple problems.
Acid reflux, or Gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD), is a condition in which the gastric acids released by our body are regurgitated upward, toward the esophagus. Most common symptoms of acid reflux are: heartburn and chest pain.
If you frequently experience the symptoms of acid reflux, it is important that you take adequate steps to control this condition. Acid reflux is not a health condition you would want to ignore, because if left unaddressed, it can lead to complete erosion of esophagus, or the wind pipe, as it is commonly called.