Monthly Archives: January 2014

Jon

Important tips for heart patients

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heart with stethoscopeIn today’s busy and hectic life, people are forgetting to take proper care of their health. Due to which they are getting prone to many health problems and disease. Such carelessness is causing many Heart problems which are life-threatening for both men’s and women’s. However, itcan be prevented and get protected you from such deadly problems. Controlling weight and doing regular exercise are very important for keeping your heart healthy. In addition to exercise, it is also essential to take care about what you can eat and what you don’t, which can help you to maintain your cholesterol level low, maintain blood pressure and sugar level.

Below are some important tips that a heart patient should follow regularly to keep himself healthy:

1. Maintain a healthy diet:

  • Consume food containing more FIBER in your daily diet (25 to 30 grams per day) by eating raw vegetables and fruits, whole grains and beans.
  • Consume lean meats and poultry and remove the skin
  • Try to consume less salt in your daily food, as much less than 6 grams
  • Don’t eat foods containing partly hydrogenated vegetable oils or “trans fats,” such as hard margarine and shortening, and most baked goods.
  • Have at least two servings of sea foods (fish) per week in your diet
  • Limit consumption alcohol
  • Consume as much possible as low fat dairy products

2. Daily physical activity every day

  • Include a 30 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activities like brisk walking for five days a week
  • Do 20 minutes jogging for at least three days of week.
  • Include light exercise as part of your daily life routine liketake the stairs instead of elevators or escalators, do garden work or walk around while talking on the phone
  • Maintain your blood pressure to less than 120/80 mmHg
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Manage diabetes (diabetics patients are 2 – 4 times more likely than non-diabetics patients to develop cardiovascular disease)
  • Reduce blood cholesterol to less than 200 mg/dL
  • Avoid stress and tension
  • Quit smoking
  • 3. Monitor Your Health Status regularly
  • Blood pressure
  • Blood sugar levels
  • Body mass index (BMI)
  • Cholesterol levels (Total, HDL, LDL and triglycerides)
  • Waist circumference — man with waist size more than 40 inches and women with waist size more than 35 inches are considered to be at high-risk to getting into trouble of cardiovascular disease
Jon

What is Glaucoma?

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glaucomaGlaucoma is a disease that causes damage to eye’s optic nerve and gets worse day by day. If it is left untreated the patient may lose eye vision and even cause permanent blindness within a few years. Glaucoma likely to be inherited and may not show any symptoms until later in life.

There are mainly two types of glaucoma:

  1. Angle-Closure glaucoma: It is also known as narrow angle glaucoma or chronic or acute angle closure. angle closure glaucoma can come Read More…
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