Whether you sit in the wrong position for too long or you lift heavy items for your job, chances are, you have had lower back pain at some point in your life. It is a universal experience and a common cause for visits to the doctor. If you frequently experience lower back pain or you had it once and don’t want it to happen again, you probably have a lot of questions. So, how can you relieve or prevent lower back pain?
Lower back pain is rarely serious. You can take simple measures to prevent or relieve them. The most important way to prevent lower back pain is to eat healthfully, get regular exercise, maintain good posture, and avoid prolonged sitting. If prevention fails, you can always use simple home treatment and proper body mechanics. In most cases, lower back pain is not caused by anything serious and will get …
Inflammatory bowel disease, also called IBD, represents a group of intestinal disorders causing prolonged inflammation of the digestive tract. Our digestive tract comprises the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and large intestine. Its job is to break down food, extract the nutrients, and remove any unusable material. Inflammation that happens along the digestive tract disrupts this process, causing pain, and in some cases, may even be life-threatening.
IBD is actually an umbrella term that is used to describe a disease involving chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. So, what are the different types of inflammatory bowel disease?
Two major types of inflammatory bowel disease are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Crohn’s disease involves any part of the gastrointestinal tract from the mouth to the anus. It is characterized by inflammation of the lining of your digestive tract which usually spreads deep into the affected tissues. Ulcerative colitis, on the other …
Are you considering undergoing a gastric sleeve surgery because you have tried exercise and diets for a long time, but still have a lot of excess weight to lose? Still not sure what the benefits of a gastric sleeve surgery and how it can help you?
The main benefit of gastric sleeve surgery is to help people who are obese to lose their excess weight. On average, the procedure help patient to lose about 60% to 70% of their extra weight. Numerous studies have also suggested that the procedure is very effective at treating diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension), and other medical conditions linked with morbid obesity. The procedure can also boost patients’ confidence and vitality, especially since they can engage in more activities.
Before we discuss the benefits of gastric sleeve surgery, let’s take a look at the basics of the procedure.
Understanding gastric sleeve surgery
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Coronary artery disease (CAD) is one of the most common types as well as one of the main causes of death in the world. The condition happens when plaque blocks the coronary arteries, the blood vessels that carry blood to your heart. As a result, the blood flow through your coronary arteries is reduced and the flow of nutrients to the heart is disrupted, leading to serious medical problems. Plaque is a buildup of a combination of sticky cholesterol, fat, and other substances. This buildup happens over time, even starting as early as childhood and makes the walls inside your arteries become narrower and harder. The process in which the plaque collects inside your arteries is known as atherosclerosis. The following is some of the risk factors of coronary artery disease:
- You smoke tobacco.
- You have an inactive or sedentary lifestyle, meaning you don’t exercise regularly.
- You have a poor
A stroke is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the blood vessel that carries nutrients and oxygen to the brain is blocked by a clot or ruptures. The blockage prevents that part of the brain from getting the oxygen and nutrients it needs, causing brain cells to become damaged and die within minutes. It is one of the leading causes of death as well as one of the main causes of disability in many countries around the world. A Stroke falls into three main types, depending on what caused it:
- Ischemic stroke is the most common type of stroke, which happens when the arteries to your brain are narrowed or blocked. The blockage reduces the blood flow to your brain. This type of stroke is further broken down into two categories: thrombotic stroke and embolic stroke. A thrombotic stroke happens when a blood clot (thrombus), or build-ups of plaque, forms