General Questions

What are the rules of thumb for a layman to take care of his heart?

  • Diet – Less of carbohydrate, more of protein, less oil.
  • Exercise – Half an hour’s walk, at least five days a week; avoid lifts and avoid sitting for a long time.
  • Quit smoking
  • Control weight
  • Control blood pressure and sugar.

Is eating non-veg food (fish) good for the heart?

No. Balance diet is more important.

It's still a grave shock to hear that an apparently healthy person underwent a cardiac arrest. How do we understand it in perspective?

This is called silent attack; that is why we recommend everyone past the age of 30 to undergo routine health check-ups.

Are heart diseases hereditary?

Yes.

What are the ways in which the heart is stressed? What practices do you suggest to de-stress?

Change your attitude towards life. Do not look for perfection in everything in life.

Is walking better than jogging or is more intensive exercise required to keep a healthy heart?

Walking is better than jogging since jogging leads to early fatigue and injury to joints.

Why is the rate of heart attacks more in men than in women?

Nature protects women till the age of 45.

Can people with low blood pressure suffer heart diseases?

Extremely rare.

Does cholesterol accumulates right from an early age? I'm currently only 22. Do I have to worry about it only after I am above 30 years of age?

Cholesterol accumulates from childhood. However easy damage to cells of blood vessels wall due to free radicals is the real worry. Cholesterol actually works as band aid for this but repeated accumulation can cause plaque formation and obstruction.

How do irregular eating habits affect the heart?

You tend to eat junk food when the habits are irregular and your body’s enzyme release for digestion gets confused. Junk food and canned and tinned food gives rise to more free radicals in our body which is damaging.

How can I control cholesterol content without using medicines?

Control diet, walk and  MyHeaklthWorks Supplementations.

Can yoga prevent heart ailments?

Yoga helps.

Which is the best and worst food for the heart?

Fruits and vegetables are the best and the worst is refined oil.

Which oil is better - groundnut, sunflower, olive?

All oils are bad. However pure mustard oil in restricted quantities should be ok.

What is the routine check-up one should go through? Is there any specific test?

Routine blood test to ensure sugar, cholesterol is ok.

People of about 30-40 years of age are having heart attacks and serious heart problems. What is the main cause of a steep increase in heart problems amongst youngsters?

Increased awareness has increased incidents that are reported. The causes for this increase are sedentary lifestyles, smoking, junk food, lack of exercise. Asians are genetically three times more vulnerable for heart attacks than Europeans and Americans.

Many of us have an irregular daily routine and many a times we have to stay late nights in office. Does this affect our heart? What precautions would you recommend?

When you are young; nature protects you against all these irregularities. However, as you grow older, respect the biological clock.

Will taking anti-hypertensive drugs cause some other complications (short/long term)?

Yes, most drugs have some side effects. However, modern anti-hypertensive drugs are extremely safe.

Will consuming more coffee/tea lead to heart attacks?

No.

Are asthma patients more prone to heart disease?

No.

How would you define junk food?

Fried food like Kentucky, McDonalds, samosas, and even masala dosas.

Is there a relation between heart problems and blood sugar?

Yes. A strong relationship, since diabetics are more vulnerable to heart attacks than non-diabetics.

What are the things one needs to take care of after a heart operation?

Diet, exercise, medications on time, and recommended My HealthWorks regimen

My HealthWorks recommends for a healthy Heart the following regimen

Protomax ,Multimax , Primrose Omega , Gluta-C

Aloe Vera ,

What exactly is a joint?

A joint is where two or more bones are joined together. Joints can be rigid, like the joints between the bones in your skull, or movable, like knees, hips, and shoulders. Many joints have cartilage (KAHRT-lij) on the ends of the bones where they come together. Healthy cartilage helps you move by allowing bones to glide over one another. It also protects bones by preventing them from rubbing against each other.Keeping your joints healthy will allow you to run, walk, jump, play sports, and do the other things you like to do. Physical activity, a balanced diet, avoiding injuries, and getting plenty of sleep will help you stay healthy and keep your joints healthy too.

What exactly is “bone and joint health?”

Musculoskeletal problems include injuries to the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, or tendons,   as well as            conditions such as arthritis or osteoporosis. Many people experience these problems when they injure their            backs, knees, shoulders, hips or other parts of their bodies.

What causes joint inflammation?

The cause of inflammation is not completely known. Specialists are looking at a combination of factors such as, genetics, injuries that may occur, and one’s lifestyle. It isn’t yet known which one of these factors weighs in most heavily when deciding whether or not a person will develop joint inflammation, but it is known that a combination of the above three risk factors is involved.

What is arthritis?

Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints causing pain and stiffness. It is also one of the most prevalent diseases affecting bones and joints, and the leading cause of disability in those over 15 years old. Those with arthritis may have symptoms prevalent at all times or intermittently. Usually these symptoms get worse in wet or cold weather conditions. The symptoms can also develop after a traumatic event.

Currently, there is no cure for arthritis but there are methods to ease the symptoms associated with the disease. Women are more prone to arthritis than men, and it is equally prevalent across races.

How is arthritis diagnosed?

The most common method of diagnosing arthritis is by taking an x-ray of the joint and taking a good patient history. Physicians also use MRI, lab testing, and bone scans to rule other causes of symptoms in or out.

What are the symptoms of osteoarthritis?

There are many symptoms associated with osteoarthritis. However, the most common ones include: pain with weight bearing exercises, pain that increases during the day and decreases with rest, swelling, tenderness, and a grating or catching in the joints.

Is a bunion a form of arthritis?

No, a bunion is not a form of arthritis. It is a type of excess bone growth that is usually located on a person’s foot. Often, it is the body’s response to an increase of force in a specific area, causing excess bone growth.

What is tendonitis?

Despite what many people believe, tendonitis is not a form of arthritis. A word containing the suffix “-itis” is referring to an inflammation of a specific body part. Therefore, tendonitis is the inflammation of a tendon. Being that tendons attach to bones and are located near joints, tendonitis can often mimic arthritis.

What is gout?

Gout is an accumulation of uric acid crystals in the joints caused by an abnormal metabolism of purines. It is accompanied by sudden attacks of extreme pain and tenderness coupled with chills or a low-grade fever. Heat, redness, and swelling are also typically prevalent in the area with gout.

What is the treatment for Arthritis ?

MyHealthWorks recommends following regimen.

 

 

JOINT CARE

Reversal                                                        Recovery                       Restoration & Maintenance

GLUCOSAMINE SUPER-X SUNSHINE D3 PROTOMAX
X-PAIN X-PAIN OIL NANO CURCUMIN
PRIMROSE OMEGA-369 MULTIMAX
CALZIM-D SPIRULINA

First, what is healthy hair?

Healthy hair has the right amount of protein and moisture in it and the outer layer of the cuticle “shingles” lies down which, in turn, protects the inner layers of hair strands from damage, like say straightening. When the outer cuticles are not moisturized and coated with conditioner the outer “shingles” stand out and and hair is dry, dull, and rough.

To find out if your hair is healthy there are 3 easy tests.

1. Hold a strand between your hands and pull. The perfect balance is a hair strand that stretches a little and breaks with a loud pop. does anything else you need protein or deep conditioning treatments. curlynikki.com

2. You can also tell if your hair is not getting enough moisture. Put a strand in a bowl of water. If it floats, your good, if it sinks right away that means it’s too porous and absorbs water too quickly becuase it’s dry. Of course “dry” hair is not really “dry” it just means the outer layer is standing up and the water can fill into the inner layer of the strand (like a sponge) pulling the hair down into the water.

3. Simple: split ends. End of the hair strand looks like a Y. If you do not get these trimmed immediately they can move up the shaft.

I have very thick hair of medium length and oily scalp. It itches a lot and does not have any shine. What should I do?

  • Before you shampoo you should brush your hair to remove any dirt and remove tangles.
  • After you shampoo try using vinegar as a rinse. It will help boost your hair shine.
  • You should gently massage your scalp in the shower to boost your circulation. Start at the front of your head and gently work your way to the back.
  • Drink between six and eight glasses of water a day, along with fruit juices.

My hair has no shine and looks hopeless, is there a home remedy that I can try?

  • Your hair requires a protein called “Keratin” to keep your hair in good health and glowing. When this protein is less in in the body, you get this kind of hair.
  • Try a deep conditioning “Keratin” based treatment to improve the softness and shine of your hair.
  • You also have to heal from the inside. You must eat healthy foods, greens, fruits, etc, and drink plenty of water.
  • Mix one tsp lemon or lime juice with 1/2 cup water and apply the mixture to your hair.
  • Massage scalp and leave on for 15–20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.

My hair that is too dry looks dull, feels dry, tangles easily and is difficult to comb or brush. It is often thick at the roots but thinner, and sometimes split, at the ends. What can I do?

  • Dryness can also be the result of a sebum deficiency on the hair’s surface, caused by a lack of or decrease in sebaceous gland secretions.
  • Use a nourishing shampoo and an intensive conditioner specifically for dry hair. Treat the hair as gently as you can: allow hair to dry naturally whenever possible.
  • Take a good diet consisting of lots of fruits and salads.
  • Try having a trim if you have split ends.

I have very dry hair and dry dandruff, it itches and is very embarrassing for me. What should I do?

  • Rinse wet hair with one cup of cider vinegar before you get out of the shower for incredible shine.
  • Rub sweet almond oil into your scalp and hair. Leave on for two hours, then massage plain yogurt into your hair. Wait an extra 30 minutes, then remove with a mild shampoo.
  • Wet hair. Pat with a towel to remove excess water, and then apply 4 tablespoons of mayonnaise. Wrap hair in a towel for 30 minutes and

 

 

Since hair is made from protein its deficiency can cause increase hair loss.

Free radical damage also can cause it.

 

My HealthWorks strongly recommends( in addition to Nutritious diet , regular exercise ) following regimen.

HAIR CARE
BIOTIN HAIRPLUS PRIMROSE OMEGA-369 COCONUT MIRACLE-X
AYURKESH HAIR OIL PROTOMAX ALOE VERA
MULTIMAX
SPIRULINA

How can you get infected with hepatitis B and C?

Hepatitis B and C are infectious blood borne viruses which can cause severe liver damage. A tiny amount of blood getting into your bloodstream from an infected person can cause infection, for example through an open wound, cut or scratch. Some of the main routes of transmission are mother-to-baby (during birth); sharing needles and equipment for use in taking drugs, tattoos or piercing; unsafe sex; and from medical treatment in a country with poor hygiene standards. To protect yourself, don’t share personal equipment, use a condom and cover all cuts and wounds.

Can you get vaccinated against viral hepatitis?

There is a vaccine against Hepatitis A , spread by infected food and water, which it is a good idea to have before travelling abroad . There is also a vaccine against Hepatitis B which all people in high-risk groups should have. People in high-risk groups include those travelling to visit friends and family for long periods in areas where the infection is common, including South Asia, China and Africa. People receiving blood products, with kidney or liver problems or needing medical treatment abroad should be vaccinated. Some people are at risk because their job puts them in contact with other people’s body fluids. Other people at risk are those who change sexual partners frequently; inject drugs or men who have sex with men. Particularly for hepatitis B, it is important to complete the course and if you are having the vaccine before you travel, allow plenty of time to have the course and for it to take effect.

What treatments are available for hepatitis B and C?

There are a number of medicines to treat both diseases, many of which are quite new. They generally need to be taken over a period of several months. For hepatitis C, they may help you clear the infection. For hepatitis B, they can stop or delay the progression of the disease. The treatments have side-effects though and so wherever possible, preventing infection is the priority.

Healthy Liver

My HealthWorks recommends following regimen for maintaining healthy Liver and\or recovery from any Liver disorder

 

LIVER CARE

Reversal                                         Recovery                                            Restoration and maintenance

LIVER-X PRIMROSE OMEGA-369 REJUVEX
GLUTA-C NANO CURCUMIN
ALOE VERA MULTIMAX
SPIRULINA

What does the liver do?

The liver is the largest organ inside your body, and is essential to life, carrying out 500 different functions. It is the factory of the body, making proteins, blood clotting factors, and products to help with digestion and energy release. Your body uses it as a store for energy and iron. It also purifies the blood of bacteria, by-products of digestion, alcohol and drugs.

How can Liver health be affected?

There are many causes of liver disease:-

Drinking too much alcohol, usually over many years, is the single largest cause.

There are also viruses that damage the liver; the most important are the blood-borne viruses hepatitis B and C.

Some people lay down fat cells in their liver, often connected with being overweight or having diabetes.

Other people carry genetic or develop autoimmune conditions that can lead to liver damage. It is also possible to suffer adverse reactions to medicines or drugs, resulting in liver failure.

Cancer is both a cause and a consequence of liver disease. Finding the cause is important in designing the right treatment and stopping the progression of the disease.

My brother has been told he has cirrhosis. Does this mean he is an alcoholic?

No, there are many different causes of cirrhosis. Alcohol is only one of these. Cirrhosis may be caused by viruses, iron overload, copper overload, metabolic disease, fat and autoimmune conditions.

What are the symptoms of liver disease?

Liver disease is sometimes referred to as the ‘silent killer’ as there are often only vague symptoms until liver damage is quite severe. Early symptoms can include feeling generally unwell or tired, having poor appetite, weight loss, a tender abdomen, feeling itchy or vomiting. These are symptoms that are common in other medical conditions as well, however. Most people with liver disease only find out during tests for an unrelated illness or a medical check-up. When liver damage is quite severe, people can experience some of the following symptoms including yellow eyes and skin, called jaundice; bleeding problems; drowsiness and confusion; fever; swollen abdomen and legs; and tarry black stools or vomiting blood. If you have any of the symptoms consult your doctor.

How common is liver disease?

Liver disease is on the increase and is now the fifth largest cause of deathin the UK. However, there are many more people living with liver disease and others who have a liver disease but are not aware of it. There are also a large number of people with a liver problem of some description, such as gallstones, and problems that resolve themselves over time without medical treatment. The British Liver Trust estimates that around 2 million people have a liver problem at any one time.

What is Stress ?

Stress is what you feel when you have to handle more than you are used to. When you are stressed, your body responds as though you are in danger. It makes hormones that speed up your heart, make you breathe faster, and give you a burst of energy.

Some stress is normal and even useful. Stress can help if you need to work hard or react quickly. But if stress happens too often or lasts too long, it can cause health problems.

What causes Stress ?

A lot of things can cause stress. You may feel stress when you go on a job interview, take a test, or run a race. These kinds of short-term stress are normal. Long-term (chronic) stress is caused by stressful situations or events that last over a long period of time, like problems at work or conflicts in your family. Over time, chronic stress can lead to severe health problems.

Personal problems that can cause stress

  • Your health, especially if you have a chronic illness such as heart disease, diabetes, or arthritis
  • Emotional problems, such as anger you can’t express, depression, grief, guilt, or low self-esteem
  • Your relationships, such as having problems with your relationships or feeling a lack of friendships or support in your life
  • Major life changes, such as dealing with the death of a parent or spouse, losing your job, getting married, or moving to a new city
  • Stress in your family, such as having a child, teen, or other family member who is under stress, or being a caregiver to a family member who is elderly or who has health problems
  • Conflicts with your beliefs and values. For example, you may value family life, but you may not be able to spend as much time with your family as you want.

What are signs of stress?

Emotional signs

Becoming fussy, suspicious, touchy, anxious, hopeless, guilty, insecure ,& Increased moodiness

Physical signs

Tense and aching  muscles, Irregular breathing, Sweaty palms, Cold fingers, Dryness of mouth, Palpitations

Nausea ,Increased frequency of urination , Diarrhea , Restlessness , Shaky hands and legs

 

Behavioralsigns

 

Increased smoking and\or alcoholism , Increased or decreased eating , Increased or decreased sleep , Nail-bitingHair pulling , Not mixing out with others , Neglecting hygiene , Reckless drivng , Tapping fingers grimacing , Non-stop talking, , Workaholism or absenteeism

What illnesses could be caused by stress?

Some of the diseases \ disorders either directly caused or precipitated by stress effects

 

High blood pressure, Palpitations and chest discomfort, Heart attack, Migraine and tension headaches, Chronic fatigue, Ulcer disease, Backache syndrome, Irritable bowel syndrome, Diabetes mellitus, Allergies

Colds and coughs, Anxiety, Phobia, Depression.

How could one cope with stress?

Positive coping strategies

Nutrition

Relationships

Exercise

Diversions

Removal

Negative coping strategies

Smoking, Drinking, Substance abuse

 

Does diet\Nutrition have anything to do with stress?

 

Yes. Research has proven that lack of appropriate nutrients in our daily diet can cause certain changes that affect mood, behavior etc. Appropriate cellular nutrition is beneficial as is appropriate supplementation.

 

We at My HealthWorks recommend the below given regimen.

 

 

STRESS & SLEEP

Reversal                                                Recovery                       Restoration and Maintenance

SLEEPWELL NANO CURCUMIN MULTIMAX
BRAIN-O-BOOST PROTOMAX
PRIMROSE OMEGA-369 COCONUT MIRACLE-X
SPIRULINA

What is Thyroid gland? What does it do in our body?

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped endocrine (hormone secreting) gland in the neck that is found on both sides of the trachea (windpipe).Hormones produced by the thyroid direct calorie consumption, oxygen usage, digestion, the brain and neuromuscular function. The thyroid secretes three important hormones—thyroxine (T4), triiodothyronine (T3), and calcitonin.  T3 and T4 are the thyroid hormones responsible for our overall metabolism and affect almost every cell in our bodies. Calcitonin helps regulate calcium stores in the body and also directs our bone-building process. Iodine is essential to form both T3 and T4. Populations around the globe with iodine-deficient soil are known to have thyroid issues.T4 is essentially the same in structure as T3, only it has an extra iodine molecule, which makes it the inactive form. However, when the thyroid gland is functioning properly, 80% of the hormone it manufactures is T4 while 20% is T3, so T4 is readily converted to T3.Important nutrients for the thyroid are iodine, tyrosine, B vitamins, vitamin A, selenium, zinc, and the essential fatty acids to name a few.

What is an endocrine gland / endocrine system?

The endocrine system is made up of a series of glands that produce chemicals called hormones. Thyroid gland is one of the many endocrine glands such as adrenal, pituitary, pancreas, testes, etc.

What is Underactive Thyroid or Hypothyroidism or Hypothyroid?

Deficiency of the thyroid hormone (Thyroxine) is called Hypothyroidism or Hypothyroid. It is one of those conditions which are often present for many years before they can be recognized and treated effectively. Estimated one in every 50 females and one in 1000 men tend to suffer with this condition. Underactive Thyroid is also called Hypothyroidism.

What are the types of Underactive Thyroid?

Underactive Thyroid can be of two types:

Primary hypothyroidism: Here the problem lies in the thyroid gland and hence it fails to produce sufficient hormones due to certain causes.

Secondary hypothyroidism: In this type, the pituitary gland is at fault and it is unable to produce sufficient quantity of TSH. Lack of TSH in turn causes decreased production of T3 and T4 by the thyroid gland due to lack of stimulus from the pituitary.

What are the causes of Underactive Thyroid?

Primary Hypothyroidism or Underactive thyroid can be caused due to several reasons such as follows:

  • Iodine deficiency
  • Inflammation of the thyroid gland
  • Post-thyroidectomy
  • Post-radiotherapy

Secondary hypothyroidism is commonly caused by the following:

  • Pituitary gland dysfunction
  • Hypothalamic dysfunction

How stress is related to Underactive Thyroid?

Stress is the commonest trigger for thyroid dysfunction: Read more in details on:Hypothyroidism Causes

What are the symptoms of Underactive Thyroid?

The symptoms of hypothyroidism are frequently missed out and especially in elderly females these are mistaken to be symptoms of menopause. The beginning of the symptoms is often not noted markedly and hence the condition remains under-diagnosed.

Patient may experience few of the following symptoms:

  • Fatigue, exhaustion, weakness, unexplained weight gain, cold intolerance
  • Hairloss, thinning of hair, coarse dry hair
  • Dry, rough, pale and itchy skin
  • Severe mood swings, depression, memory loss, irritability, reduced concentration
  • Abnormal menstrual cycles, increased menstrual flow
  • Decreased libido
  • Infertility, miscarriages
  • Puffy, swollen face and dull facial expressions
  • Hoarse voice and slow speech
  • Goiter (swelling of the thyroid gland)
  • Non-pitting edema (swelling)
  • Pitting edema (swelling) of the feet

Patient may have any kind of combination of the symptoms mentioned above depending on the duration and severity of the condition. Occasionally patient may be asymptomatic or may be having very subtle symptoms.

How is Underactive Thyroid diagnosed?

Diagnosis of hypothyroidism can be established based on the results of tests done to measure the levels of these hormones in the blood.

Commonly done investigations are as follows:

T3, T4 (levels of thyroid hormones) in the blood Thyroid stimulating hormone levels (TSH) Anti-thyroid peroxidase (anti-TPO) antibodies Ultrasonography (USG) of the neck and thyroid.

To read more in details about the underactive thyroid diagnosis

What is sub-clinical and clinical Hypothyroidism?

The sub-clinical cases have an elevated TSH with a normal T3 and/or T4

The clinical cases have an elevated TSH and a low T4 and/or T3

What are the complications of an untreated Underactive Thyroid?

If left untreated, hypothyroidism can lead to several other health issues like:

  • Goiter
  • Heart ailments
  • Mental health
  • Myxedema
  • Concerning females and child birth related issues

To read more in details about the complications, refer: Complications

I am a case of Underactive Thyroid, why am I not able to lose weight, on the contrary I am putting on more weight?

The main purpose of the thyroid hormone is to run the body’s metabolism, in case of underactive Thyroid, the metabolism is slowed down which leads to excess weight gain, accumulation of fat and water. Once you start responding to the treatment, one can expect so see a change in the weight as well.

Does every woman with Underactive Thyroid have to worry about infertility?

Undiagnosed and untreated thyroid disease can be a cause for infertility or recurrent miscarriage as it causes anovulation (failure to ovulate). Once the thyroid is corrected, and ovulation is occurring, fertility is usually very good and one can continue with the pregnancy.

I have Underactive Thyroid, what are the chances of my child having it?

Genetics do play a role in Underactive Thyroid, if one of the family members has Underactive Thyroid, then you have more chances of having it.

What are the other conditions associated with Underactive Thyroid?

Usually associated with other auto-immune disorder like insulin dependent diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, etc

Gout
Addison’s disease
PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)

I am a case of Underactive Thyroid, what kind of diet do I need to take and what should I avoid?

  • Food items that can are helpful for thyroid functions are: carrots, spinach, apricots, asparagus, olive oil, avocado, sunflower seeds, whole grain cereals, bananas, oily fish
  • Food item that may interfere with iodine uptake are and should not be taken in high quantity are: cabbage, kale, broccoli, kohirabi, mustard, lima beans, linseed, sweet potato, peanuts, soy products, so keep these to a minimum.
  • Avoid Stimulants like caffeine drinks like coffee, cola; avoid stimulants like smoking and alcohol as these all effect the thyroid function.
  • Reduce Stress: Stress is a major factor and is thought to be a contributing factor to the development of hypothyroidism.

What is the treatment for Underactive Thyroid?

Conventional treatment is basically a Thyroid Replacement therapy Hypothyroidism is treated with the levorotatory forms of thyroxine (levothyroxine) (L-T4) and triiodothyronine (liothyronine) (L-T3).

However My HealthWorks strongly recommends following regimen

 

THYROID

Reversal                                              Recovery                                 Restoration & Maintenance

THYRO-X PROTOMAX NANO CURCUMIN
PRIMROSE OMEGA-369 GLUTA-C
MULTIMAX ALOE VERA
COCONUT MIRACLE-X

What is Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes?

Though high level of sugar than normal is always associated with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, there are certain differentiators between the two as mentioned below.

    • Type 1 is usually diagnosed during childhood while Type 2 is usually diagnosed post 30 years of age
    • Excess weight is associated with Type 2 while it is not with Type 1
    • Type 1 is related to diagnosis of high level ketone than normal while Type 2 is related to diagnosis of high level cholesterol or/and blood pressure
    • Type 1 treatment is with insulin pump or insulin injections while Type 2 is without medication initially or with some tablets \ medications
    • Conventional Medicine for Type 1 is Insulin. while Type 2 is controlled with Oral Medication
    • However at My Health Work we have a 3R strategy with Reversal, Recovery and Restoration done with Nutraceutical\Herbal packages directed at Cellular Nutrition and Healing.(see below)

What are the factors that may lead to type 1 diabetes?

Though the perfect cause that leads to type 1 diabetes is unknown, some aspects that lead to this disease are:

    • A strong link in family
    • Damage to insulin producing Beta cells in Pancreas (free radical damage)

What are the factors that may lead to type 2 diabetes?

Individuals are affected by type 2 diabetes when their pancreas stops producing adequate insulin for maintaining normal level of blood glucose, or if their body is not able to utilize produced insulin. Some important factors that lead to type 2 diabetes include:

    • Age: People over 40 years of age are usually affected.
    • Weight: Obese or being overweight are aspects that may predispose to this ailment.
    • Genetics: Individuals with close relatives such as a sister, brother or parent having this disease are usually at risk of being affected.
    • Lifestyle aberrations like sedentary habits, high glycaemic index foods, low nutrition high energy diet are definitive causes

What are the signs and symptoms associated with type 1 diabetes?

Signs and symptoms that suggest presence of this disease are:

    • Excessive thirst feeling
    • Frequent urination; especially during nights
    • Tiredness
    • Loss of weight and muscle bulk
    • Skin infections and itching around genitals
    • Blurred vision
    • Cuts\wounds healing slowly
    • Dizziness
    • Leg cramps

What are the signs and symptoms associated with type 2 diabetes?

are usually diagnosed during check-ups. The reason for this is that these signs are mostly mild and gradually develop over years. Some signs associated with this disease are:

    • Frequent urination; especially during night
    • Thirst feeling
    • Tiredness
    • Unexplained loss of weight
    • Itchy feeling around vagina or penis
    • Slow healing of wounds or cuts
    • Blurred sight or vision

What complications are associated with diabetes?

Some complications associated with this ailment are:

    • Prone to stroke and heart disease: With presence of diabetes, likeliness of stroke or heart disease increases 5 fold.
    • Damage to nerves: High levels of glucose may lead to damaging blood vessels in nerves.
    • Retinopathy: This condition causes retina damage. Blood vessels present in retina may grow haphazardly or become leaky. This condition can damage vision.
    • Kidney disease: Kidneys stop functioning efficiently and for rare cases, kidney failure can occur.
    • Foot issues: Foot nerves are damaged and hence, small cuts remain unnoticed; leading to foot ulcer.
    • Sexual dysfunction: Erectile dysfunction is witnessed in patients who smoke while being infected by diabetes.
    • Stillbirth and miscarriage: Pregnant females with this ailment are at high risk for stillbirth and miscarriage

What tests are suggested for diagnosing diabetes?

The following tests are suggested for diagnosis of type 1 diabetes:

    • HbA1C
    • Blood sugarfasting & Post Prandial
    • Plasma Insulin levels

What is the lab values of tests required for diabetes?

Lab values of tests required for type 1 diabetes are as follows:

    • HbA1C: 4 – 5.6 percent (Normal) 5.7 – 6.4 percent (Rise in risk) > 6.5 percent (Diabetic)
    • Blood sugar: < or = 100 mg/dl (Fasting) < 140 mg/dl for age 50 or less, < 150mg/dl for age 50 to 60 and < 160 mg/dl for age more than 60 (Post lunch)
    • 115-126 mg/dl depicts Pre-Diabetes

Can you prevent diabetes?

Following are certain things you can follow in both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes to keep this ailment at bay:

    • Low Glycemic Index Foods
    • High Nutrition Low Energy Diet
    • Regular Exercise
    • 3R strategy based Nutraceutical\Herbal Packages (My HealthWorks Packages)

What are the different treatment methods for diabetes?

Treatment methods for this disease include:

    • 3R strategy based Nutraceutical\Herbal Packages (My HealthWorks Packages)
    • Low Glycemic Index Foods
    • High Nutrition Low Energy Diet
    • Regular Exercise

The following My HealthWorks Packages recommended for treatment.

    • My HealthWorks strongly recommends three packages.

 

 

 

SNO. REVERSAL RECOVERY  RESTORATION & MAINTAINANCE
1 DIABETES
GYMNEMA SUGARKEY PRIMROSE OMEGA-369 PROTOMAX
DIABCOL NANO CURCUMIN COCONUT MIRACLE-X
MULTIMAX
ALOE VERA

 

When a diabetic follows the regimen of My HealthWorks he\she gradually reports improvement in symptoms, sometimes amazingly within a week only. Then we monitor Blood parameters to record and demonstrate gradual recovery. Then under a doctor’s guidance gradually Insulin \ Oral medications are reduced and discontinued based on both clinical and laboratory parameters and recovery levels.

Finally the person continues some supplements and nutrients for Balanced Wellness.

This way we take the Diabetic from disorder to Recovery thru Cellular Nutrition, Reversal of Lifestyle Disorder and Restoration of Health and Wellness.

What is the Skin? How is it useful for us?

The skin is the body’s largest organ. It serves many important functions, including

The skin has three layers:

  • Epidermis
  • Dermis
  • Fat layer (also called the subcutaneous layer)

Each layer performs specific tasks

  • Protecting the body against trauma
  • Regulating body temperature
  • Maintaining water and electrolyte balance
  • Sensing painful and pleasant stimuli
  • Participating in vitamin D synthesis

The skin keeps vital chemicals and nutrients in the body while providing a barrier against dangerous substances from entering the body and provides a shield from the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation

How does Skin get its colour?

Melanin is a pigment produced by cells called melanocytes found in the malpighian layer of the epidermis. Melanin gives the skin its color. Different quantities of this pigment lead to various skin colouration. Melanin also protects the skin by absorbing the ultra violet rays of the sun. When the skin is subjected to sunlight for a prolonged duration, it results in tanning.  Amount of melanin produced is directly proportional to exposure to sunlight.

When does skin show white patches of discoloration?

Two diseases associated with skin pigmentation are – Albinism and Leucoderma.

 

Differentiate between Albinism and Leucoderma. Albinism – is a hereditary disease in which there is a complete absence of melanin (pigmentation) in the body. The skin of an Albino looks pinkish and the hair, eyebrows and eyelashes look golden. Leucoderma – it is a condition in which skin pigmentation is lost in patches of various sizes from different parts of the body. It is a harmless disorder and the cause is unknown.

Why do we get sweating on our skin ?

The sweat glands are highly coiled glands found in the deeper layers of the dermis. They are the derivatives of the Malpighian layer.

The sweat glands open on the surface through a long duct as small openings called sweat pore.

Each sweat gland is surrounded by a network of capillaries

Sweat glands secrete sweat under hot conditions. The gland cells extract water and excess salts from the blood which form sweat. The sweat comes up to the body surface, evaporates and causes a cooling effect. Hence, sweat glands play an important role in excretion as well as temperature regulation of the body. Composition of sweat:  it is made of water, mineral salts and urea.

Why our skin becomes dry some times ?

Sebaceous Glands are lobulated glands consisting of many sacs that open into the hair follicle through a common duct.

The glandular epithelium of these cells produce an oily substance called sebum. This lubricates the hair, makes it oily and water proof. The sebum also keeps the skin soft and supple. It prevents the skin from drying. Any decrease in this can cause dryness. Also when there is decrease in water content of our body called dehydration, the skin can get dry. These normal skin texture and hydration is also regulated by some natural nutirents like Omega-3 ,Vit D , Magnesiun etc. Any deficiency of these can also cause dryness to begin with

How do we get ‘goose-bumps’ ?

What is goose flesh? The erector muscle is a smooth muscle extending from the dermis of the skin to the side of the hair follicle. In its normal position, the hair is arranged at an angle to the surface of the skin. Under conditions of cold or stress  (fear) , these muscles contract and pull the hairs into  a vertical position resulting in what is commonly called” goose flesh” or “goose bumps”.

Why does our skin feel sometimes cold and sometimes hot ?

Humans are warm blooded or endothermal . This means that their body maintains a constant body temperature which is usually about 370C. This is achieved by a group of reflex responses that are controlled by a region in the brain called the hypothalamus.

 

Vasodilation

  1. When outside temperatures are high and the blood temperature increases, the hypothalamus stimulate nerves that cause the peripheral blood vessels of the skin to dilate.
  2. Thus, the blood flow to the skin is increased.
  3. As a result, the sweat glands extract more water ad salts from the blood and sweat production is increased.
  4. Evaporation of the sweat causes cooling. This lowers and returns the body temperature to normal. b. Vasoconstriction
  5. When outside temperatures are low and the blood temperature falls below normal, the hypothalamus stimulate nerves that cause the peripheral blood vessels of the skin to constrict.
  6. As a result, the flow of blood to the skin decreases.
  7. The sweat glands extract less water and salts from the blood. Thus, less or no sweat is produced.

4. Heat loss is reduced and the internal body temperature is raised.

What is healthy skin ?

Healthyskin is smooth, with no breaks in the surface. It is warm (not hot or red) and neither dry and flaky nor moist and wrinkled. Healthyskinis a mirror of a healthybody.

How can my skin health get affected ?

The skin can be affected in two ways

One is getting exposed to dust, dirt, infections and harmful chemicals or rays\radiations. Hence cleaning your skin when you bathe or wash your face etc is a daily requirement. Soaps are also mostly chemicals unless natural substances are used to make bathing soaps or liquids. Keep away from chemicals in your toiletry. Use face washes \ bathing gels or soaps where natural plant based ingredients like aloe veraetc are used. Glycerine is also good for  washing \bathing. Coconut oil is also good for skin.

 

Secondly when internally there is either nutrient deficiency and\or toxins accumulating in our body that can affect skin too. Like deficiency of Omega-3 can affect hydration and health of skin. The top layer cells survive for lesser time and can affect skin. Lack of Protein on a daily basis can also badly affect maintenance of healthy skin. Vitamin D , Magnesium ,Vit E etc can affect health of skin. It is now known that free radical damage because of low levels of Anti-Oxidants can cause skin cancers and other diseases. Hence diseases of skin can be because of Skin health getting affected owing to systemic disorders like Diabetes , Psoriasis ,  Thyroid disorder , Rheumatoid disease , etc .

How can I keep my skin healthy?

Your skin can reveal the stories of your life, from the fabled glow of pregnancy to the less-welcome spots that surface from sun damage. You hear a lot about how to protect your skin from the sun’s rays, but there are many other simple health moves that can keep your exterior in fabulous shape, decade after decade.

 

Protect yourself from the sun

 

One of the most important ways to take care of your skin is to protect it from the sun. A lifetime of sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots and other skin problems — as well as increase the risk of skin cancer.

For the most complete sun protection:

  • Use sunscreen. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. Apply sunscreen generously, and reapply every two hours — or more often if you’re swimming or perspiring.
  • Seek shade. Avoid the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when the sun’s rays are strongest.
  • Wear protective clothing. Cover your skin with tightly woven long-sleeved shirts, long pants and wide-brimmed hats. Also consider laundry additives, which give clothing an additional layer of ultraviolet protection for a certain number of washings, or special sun-protective clothing — which is specifically designed to block ultraviolet rays.

Don’t smoke

Smoking makes your skin look older and contributes to wrinkles. Smoking narrows the tiny blood vessels in the outermost layers of skin, which decreases blood flow and makes skin paler. This also depletes the skin of oxygen and nutrients that are important to skin health.

Smoking also damages collagen and elastin — the fibers that give your skin strength and elasticity. In addition, the repetitive facial expressions you make when smoking — such as pursing your lips when inhaling and squinting your eyes to keep out smoke — can contribute to wrinkles.

In addition, smoking increases your risk of squamous cell skin cancer. If you smoke, the best way to protect your skin is to quit. Ask your doctor for tips or treatments to help you stop smoking.

Treat your skin gently

Daily cleansing and shaving can take a toll on your skin. To keep it gentle:

  • Limit bath time. Hot water and long showers or baths remove oils from your skin. Limit your bath or shower time, and use warm — rather than hot — water.
  • Avoid strong soaps. Strong soaps and detergents can strip oil from your skin. Instead, choose mild cleansers.
  • Shave carefully. To protect and lubricate your skin, apply shaving cream, lotion or gel before shaving. For the closest shave, use a clean, sharp razor. Shave in the direction the hair grows, not against it.
  • Pat dry. After washing or bathing, gently pat or blot your skin dry with a towel so that some moisture remains on your skin.
  • Moisturize dry skin. If your skin is dry, use a moisturizer that fits your skin type. For daily use, consider a moisturizer that contains SPF.

 

Manage stress

Uncontrolled stress can make your skin more sensitive and trigger acne breakouts and other skin problems. To encourage healthy skin — and a healthy state of mind — take steps to manage your stress. Get enough sleep, set reasonable limits, scale back your to-do list and make time to do the things you enjoy. The results might be more dramatic than you expect.

Eat a healthy diet

A healthy diet can help you look and feel your best. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins. The association between diet and acne isn’t clear — but some research suggests that a diet rich in fish oil or fish oil supplements and low in unhealthy fats and processed or refined carbohydrates might promote younger looking skin. Drinking plenty of water helps keep your skin hydrated.

  1. Nutrient\Herbal Supplementation for Healthy Skin

 

My HealthWorks strongly recommends internal cellular nutrition for healing and health sustenance of Skin Health.

 

 

SKIN CARE

Reversal    &  Recovery                                                                    Restoration and Maintenance

NANO CURCUMIN MULTIMAX
COCONUT MIRACLE-X PROTOMAX
ALOE VERA GLUTA-C
PRIMROSE OMEGA-369 SPIRULINA

What is Cancer?

Cancer is a common name for a group of diseases characterised by uncontrolled proliferation of abnormal cells.

Cells divide for growth of an organ, for repairing tissue damage and to maintain functions of the organ. The divided cells are the exact replica of the parent cell. Sometimes due to some faulty mechanism or due to factors which are unknown yet, the divided cells are abnormal i.e., their structure is not the same as that of its parent cells. They cannot discharge the functions like the normal cells but requires the same food as the normal cells. These cells start dividing and a large number of abnormal cells are produced.

As a result of the proliferation of abnormal cells the body organs do not function normally and the persons nutrition is impaired rapidly. These cells cluster to form lumps, swellings, and sometimes produce ulcers in the respective organs.

However in the case of blood cancer — Leukaemia – the abnormal cells start circulating throughout the blood streams so, no visible lump or swellings are observed. (Cancer is known by its different types like sarcoma, lymphoma, leukaemia, myeloma, carcinoma etc.).

The most important characteristic of cancer is that the cancer cells breakaway from the tissue or organ of origin and starts spreading to other parts of the body through lymphatic channels or cavities or blood vessels.

They then deposit themselves in other parts of the body where it grows again. This is known as the metastasis. Because of this unique characteristic it becomes difficult to cure or to control cancer when it has spread.

How does Cancer start?

The exact mechanism of transformation of normal cells to become cancerous is still not known. However, several factors are known to produce cancer-like tobacco in the form of smoking and chewing, alcohol, radiation, asbestos, certain chemicals, excessive fat consumption, viruses etc.

However research has proven that Oxidative stress at cellular level caused by Free radical damage to the DNA of the cell causes cancer. Nutrient deficiency of Anti-Oxidants and other important nutrients which reduces the Immunity also makes it possible for Cancer to spread.

Does a lump always mean Cancer?

No. A lump can occur in any part of the body which may or may not contain cancer cells. Investigations including biopsy if required helps in differentiating and pinpointing cancer.

Is Cancer Hereditary?

Certain cancers are seen to occur in families. This does not mean that the disease has been transmitted from parent to children through genetic material. The same life style usually run in families and this could as well be the reason. Scientists believe that if there is a hereditary component, its effect is indeed very little.

Do Viruses cause Cancer?

There is good evidence to suspect that viruses may cause cancer in humans – leukaemia, nasopharyngeal cancer, liver and cervix cancer are considered now as being caused by viruses.

Is Radiation a cause for Cancer?

Radiation is widely used to diagnose many diseases. Radiation is also a very successful method to treat cancer. These are absolutely proper and safe uses. However Radiation is extremely dangerous and can cause cancer when not properly handled. Over exposure to X-rays, or by-products of atomic radiation can contribute to the development of cancer especially leukaemia.

Does Tobacco Chewing or Smoking cause Cancer?

Tobacco chewers develop cancer of cheek, tongue, gums etc. They are chronic chewers, often starting the habit at a young age of 15 or 18 years. They keep the tobacco quid [pan] in the mouth for a long time and often keep the quid even while asleep. Smoking cigarettes is the cause of 75% of all lung cancers and 25% of all cancers in the Western countries. Smokers are also likely to develop cancer of the mouth, pharynx, oesophagus [Gullet] pancreas and urinary bladder. In Asia, almost 50% of all cancer in men are caused by heavy tobacco chewing and smoking; rather it is worse. The bidi contains more toxic harmful chemicals than in cigarette which produces cancer.

Tobacco smoking is also the major cause of heart disease, gastric ulcers, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema and often the smoker dies young.

How is Cancer Diagnosed?

The diagnosis of cancer can be made only after a careful clinical examination and several laboratory tests arerequired to accurately know the primary site of origin of cancer, type of cancer and to learn the extent of spread of the disease. These are necessary for planning effective treatment.

Identifying cancer cells with the help of a microscope in an aspirate of body issue or scrapings of fluids aspirated by a needle and syringe is called cytology.

The examination of a piece of body tissue after processing is called biopsy and histopathology examination.

Endoscopes passed in to the body are used to diagnose cancer of deep seated internal organs like oesophagus, stomach, intestines, thoracic and abdominal cavities.

For diagnosing leukaemia, blood examination is essential.

Plain X-ray pictures are used to diagnose cancers of bone. Sometimes special X-rays like Barium X-rays, angiograms etc. are taken. Ultrasound scanning, CT scanning, NMR scanning and scanning by radio isotopes are also used depending the site of cancer.

Certain biochemical tests are undertaken to diagnose multiple myeloma. Generally, the doctor will do two or three tests for a suspected cancer.

How is an early cancer detected?

One should know the warning signals of cancer. These need not always be due to cancer, but when a symptom is noted, promptly undergo a through medical examination by a competent physician or cancer specialist.

Secondly, self-examination methods and periodic self-examination of mouth and breast can detect many cancers in early or precancerous stages. In case of uterine cervix a simple cervical smear test high early detection.

How does early diagnosis help?

When cancer has not spread beyond its site of origin a complete cure is often possible. When a cervix cancer is localised, almost 100% cure is possible but when it has spread to nearby bladder or rectum, not even 20% will live upto 5 years.

Similarly, an early breast cancer when treated adequately, would have a more than 85% chance of surviving more than 5 years whereas when it is spread to lungs less than 10% would survive 5 years. Thus early diagnosis ensure a better cure rate

Pain is not a symptom of early cancer, it is a symptom of advanced cancer.

Is it possible to prevent cancer?

It is recognised that some cancers can be prevented. Most mouth cancers can be prevented by not chewing tobacco and most lung and throat cancers can be prevented by not smoking. Certain cancers are produced by chemicals used in industry. If workers are protected against contact with such occupational factors, some cancers can be prevented. In fact by stopping exposure to hazards we can reduce or even neutralise risks of cancer.

A well balanced diet with less fat and green leafy vegetables, citrus fruits, milk etc. can protect people. Above all, even though not all cancers are preventable, many deaths due to cancer can be prevented by early detection and proper treatment. A knowledge of the warning signals of cancer helps one to get an early diagnosis and a successful treatment.

What are the warning signals of cancer?

  • A sore or ulcer that does not heal within 3 weeks with antibiotics especially in mouth. Pearly white patches in the mouth. Inability to hold salty food in mouth.
  • Unusual bleeding or discharge from any orifice.
  • Thickening or lump in breast or elsewhere in the body.
  • Repeated abdominal cramps, indigestion. Difficulty in swallowing which lasts more than 3 weeks. Changes in bowel habits [Diarrhoea & Consumption] lasting for more than 3 weeks.
  • Hoarseness of voice, nagging cough; persisting even after treatment for 3 weeks.
  • Difficulty in urination, blood in urine, especially if you are above 45 years of age.
  • Change in wart or mole.
  • Listlessness, anaemia, intermittent fever which are not controlled by conversational medication.
  • Impairment in vision, white patches the eye, often shining at night.

Can one prevent cancer?

Many scientists are now studying this factor to establish a cause – effect relationship. It is generally suggested that a high fat diet can cause cancer of Intestine, Colon, Rectum, Prostate, Uterus and Breast. In Japan the use of salted pickles, is believed to be the cause for the high stomach cancer rate. By the use of grilled meat reached oil, one consumes significant quantities of certain chemicals that can produce cancer. Certain food additives and colouring agents are also highly suspected to cause cancer.

 

Diet with plenty of fibre is shown to be protective against Intestinal cancer. Studies in Japan and other western countries have established that there is a strong protective effect for green leafy vegetables, carrot, milk, citrus fruits etc. against many forms of cancers. The American Cancer Society is now propagating the use of fresh green leafy vegetables and fruits in their campaign against cancer.

My HealthWorks strongly recommends healthy nutritious diet, regular exercise and meditation and also a regimen of Nutrients, Antioxidants and Herbals beneficial for health and protection against free radical damage.

What Is Cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that occurs naturally in the body and is made by the liver. Cholesterol is also present in foods we eat. People need cholesterol for the body to function normally. Cholesterol is present in membranes (walls) of every cell in the body, including the brain, nerves, muscles, skin, liver, intestines, and heart.

Why Should I Be Concerned About Cholesterol?

Too much cholesterol in your body means that you have an increased risk of getting cardiovascular diseases such as heart disease. If you have too much cholesterol in your body, the cholesterol can build up inside the walls of the arteries that carry blood to your heart. This buildup, which occurs over time, causes less blood and oxygen to get to your heart. This can cause chest pain and heart attacks. Too much cholesterol can also increase your risk of stroke.

What's the Difference Between "Good" and "Bad" Cholesterol?

HDL (high density lipoprotein) cholesterol is known as “good” cholesterol. HDL takes the “bad,” LDL (low density lipoprotein) cholesterol out of your blood and keeps it from building up in your arteries. LDL cholesterol is known as bad cholesterol because it leads to the development and build up of plaque on the walls of your arteries. That increase your chances of getting cardiovascular disease. When being tested for cholesterol, make sure you get numbers of total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol and LDL cholesterol.

How Much Cholesterol Is Too Much?

Total CholesterolRange 200 mg\l; 200-239 mg\l; >240 mg\l

LDL Cholesterol; <100 mg\l – 150 mg\l

Total HDL range; 40-60 mg\l

Triglyceride range ;< 200 mg\l

Can I Lower My Risk for Heart Disease If I Lower My Cholesterol?

Your risk for heart disease is lower when you have low total cholesterol and low LDL. Remember, a higher HDL number is better, however.

What Makes My Cholesterol Levels Go Up?

Eating foods such as red meat, whole milk dairy products, egg yolks, and some kinds of fish can make your cholesterol levels go up. Being overweight can make your bad cholesterol go up and your good cholesterol go down. Also, after women go through menopause, their bad cholesterol levels tend to increase.

Which Risk Factors for High Cholesterol Are Controllable and Uncontrollable?

A person can control lifestyle options to maximize their potential to control high cholesterol levels with a healthy diet, exercise, weight control, and avoiding or quitting smoking.

However, there are some situations that are beyond control of the individual. Family history and genetic predisposition to high cholesterol, aging (men older than 45 and women older than 55), and diseases that cause the liver to produce more cholesterol or prevent it from metabolizing cholesterol are risk factors for high cholesterol. These risks can be minimized by living a healthier lifestyle but may require cholesterol-lowering medication.

What Can I Do To Lower My Cholesterol Levels?

You can lower your cholesterol levels by making changes to your lifestyle. Here are some tips.

 

  • Eat foods with less fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol.
  • Take off the skin and fat from meat, poultry, and fish.
  • Eat food that has been broiled, baked, roasted, or poached instead of fried.
  • Eat lots of fruits and vegetableseveryday.
  • Eat cereals, breads, rice, and pasta made from whole grains, such as whole wheat bread or spaghetti.
  • Get at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous exerciseeveryday. Talk to your doctor about the safest and best ways for you to exercise.
  • Lose weight if you are overweight.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Take your cholesterol medication as prescribed by your doctor.

At What Age Should People Begin Having Their Cholesterol Checked?

It is important to have your cholesterol level checked when you are young, since clogging of the arteries (atherosclerosis) is a gradual process that takes many years. Total cholesterol should be measured at least every five years starting at age 20 and more often if you have a family history of high cholesterol.

What is the treatment ?

MyHealthWorks regimen recommended is as below:

Reversal \ Recovery \ Restoration

CHOLESTEROL & BP
REVERSAL RECOVERY
LDL-X PROTOMAX
BP-NORM MULTIMAX
PRIMROSE OMEGA-369 ALOE VERA
NANO CURCUMIN GLUTA-C
DIABCOL

What is high blood pressure?

Blood pressure is the force of blood against your artery walls as it circulates through your body. Blood pressure normally rises and falls throughout the day, but it can cause health problems if it stays high for a long time. Find out more about high blood pressure.

What are the symptoms of high blood pressure?

High blood pressure is sometimes called the “silent killer” because it usually has no warning signs or symptoms. Many people do not know that they have high blood pressure. That’s why it’s important to get your blood pressure checked regularly.

Why don't I have symptoms?

High blood pressure is a fairly symptomless condition. Many people think they’ll know if they have high blood pressure if they feel nervous, sweat a lot, have trouble sleeping, or experience facial flushing, nosebleeds, or headaches. None of these is a real symptom of high blood pressure. The only way you know for sure is to get a blood pressure measurement.

If I can't feel high blood pressure, is it really a problem?

Yes. High blood pressure affects every system in your body, starting with your arteries. Healthy arteries are able to stretch to allow blood to flow easily. Over time, the continued force of the blood on the arteries causes them to stretch beyond healthy limits, causing damage. The problems of too much force range from weakening and scarring of the blood vessels to organ damage caused by lack of oxygen due to narrow arteries restricting blood flow.

I've just been told I have resistant hypertension. What does that mean?

Resistant hypertension is when you are taking a diuretic (“water pill”) and at least 2 other blood pressure medicines, and you’re still not able to lower your blood pressure. Resistant hypertension has several underlying causes, including a problem with the hormones that control blood pressure, clogged arteries leading to the kidneys, sleep problems, such as apnea and obesity, or heavy alcohol intake.

What can you do to reduce your risk?

There are several things that you can do to keep your blood pressure in a healthy range—

  • Get your blood pressure checked regularly.
  • Eat a healthy diet.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Be physically active.
  • Limit alcohol use.
  • Don’t smoke.
  • Prevent or treat diabetes.

 

 

My HealthWorks recommends strongly (in addition to Lifestyle changes including Regular Exercise, Yoga, Meditation and a Nutritious diet)  the following Nutrient\Herbal remedies.

  • Reversal\Recovery\Restoration

 

CHOLESTEROL & BP
REVERSAL RECOVERY
LDL-X PROTOMAX
BP-NORM MULTIMAX
PRIMROSE OMEGA-369 ALOE VERA
NANO CURCUMIN GLUTA-C
DIABCOL

How much do you have to drink to get liver disease?

It varies from person to person, but by staying within safe guidelines and giving your liver at least two (but preferably three) consecutive days alcohol-free each week, you are unlikely to get liver problems from alcohol. The British Department of Health current guidelines are that both men and women should not regularly drink more than 2 to 3 units of alcohol in a single day (no more than 14 units in a week). If you are overweight, are using medicines or have viral hepatitis, your liver can be more at risk from alcohol.

If you stop drinking alcohol, can your liver disease get better?

In the early stages, yes if alcohol was the cause of your liver problem. However, once your liver becomes scarred, called cirrhosis, giving up alcohol won’t be enough to reverse the problem although it can help delay the progression. Alcohol puts a burden on the liver, so regardless of the cause of your liver disease; alcohol can make the problem more serious and speed up the damage.

What are the Common Sexual Wellness issues ?

Sexual Wellness/Intimacy obstacle can be broken down into four main categories:

  • Sexual Arousal
  • Orgasm Disorder
  • Sexual Desire
  • Pain/Trauma

Men

  1. Erectile Dysfunction
  2. Premature Ejaculation
  3. Performance anxiety

Women

  1. Orgasm difficulties
  2. Painful intercourse

Couples

  1. Differences in desire
  2. Loss of attraction
  3. Difficulty initiating sex
  4. Frequent arguing about sex
  5. Differences in sexual style
  6. Life changes

The Elderly 

  1. Physical changes
  2. Medical/Pathologic conditions

The Disabled 

  1. Sexual response difficulties
  2. Injuries causing physical difficulties
  3. Psychosocial difficulties

How to recharge my love life?

He’s feeling amorous. But after a day of work, chauffeuring the kids, cooking, and doing the laundry, you are way too tired to even think about sex. Four days later, you are rested and in the mood; but he’s so stressed about the plummeting stock market, he just wants to grab a beer and go to sleep.

You used to be so sexually compatible. Is the honeymoon really, finally, over?

Relax. Relationship experts say your problem is just a simple case of “desire discrepancy.” It’s common – but if ignored, it can wreak havoc on your love life.

“Desire discrepancy,” says psychoanalyst Gail Saltz, MD, “is probably the most frequent complaint that you hear and it goes both ways. Saltz is an associate professor of psychiatry at the New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill-Cornell School of Medicine in New York City and the author of several books including a new one on women and sexuality. “More often, the man wants more sex than the woman. But sometimes, it’s the other way around, and women may feel embarrassed about it.”

Mismatched sex drive is the number one problem that is seen in couples.

The good news: There is something you can do! Indeed, you and your partner can take steps to re-sync your sex drives, restore sexual compatibility, and rev up your libido. With a few steps, you can get your relationship back to where it used to be.

 

 

 

And doing so can be as easy as 1 (analyze), 2 (compromise), and 3 (energize)!

Step 1: Analyze your love life

The first step to restoring sexual compatibility is to figure out what’s going on — or not going on — in the bedroom and why.

Experts recommend delving into your love life to see if there is a reason one of you doesn’t feel like making love. “Is it hormonal? Is it stress?” asks Cadell. “Is it because you are really angry with your partner and don’t want to make love?” Resentment, she says, is the number one reason that sex drives in relationships get off kilter. But in the long run, you are much better off telling your partner why you are angry rather than putting him off in the bedroom. “Communication,” Cadell says, “is the key.”

But resentment is not the only reason that your sex life may be taking a dive, says Saltz. If you used to really enjoy making love but now it’s the last thing on your mind, you need to rule out medications and/or medical conditions that could be causing the change. See your doctor, Saltz recommends, for an exam and any tests she thinks necessary to make sure all systems are go. If it turns out there is a problem, then getting treatment can easily put the sizzle back in your love life.

 

Step 2: Compromise for sexual compatibility

The next step is to recognize that sometimes partners have to meet each other halfway — even in the bedroom.

“You have to acknowledge there is a sexual compatibility issue in your relationship and one or both of you may have to compromise,” Saltz says.

But that should not require either partner to be demanding, says Cadell. And neither partner should feel the other is being “greedy.”

Even if you are not in the mood, give it a whirl, says Saltz. “Usually after you get started, you can become aroused.” Compromise is not difficult, she says, if each partner is willing to do a little more to please the other.

“I think it’s the one with the lesser interest in sex who has the responsibility to satisfy the one with the greater interest,” says Pepper Schwartz, PhD. Schwartz is a professor of sociology at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is also the author of several books including Prime: Adventures and Advice on Sex, Love, and the Sensual Years.

 

Step 3: Energize your love life

For many couples, the final step in synchronizing sexual compatibility is to go back to the way things were when you were newly in love. One great way to do that, say experts, is to “date your mate,” putting aside a special time of the week — or month — when sex becomes your top priority. You might even take turns initiating or deciding what to do; that way if she wants a bubble bath and massage while he wants rough and tumble sex, both get their needs met.

However this is where the revitalising regimen strongly recommended by My HealthWorks is greatly beneficial .

SEX
REVERSAL RECOVERY MAINTENANCE
VIGOR-X  

PROTOMAX

MULTIMAX
ASHWAMAX PRIMROSE OMEGA-369 GLUTA-C
REJUVE-X
SPIRULINA

How Much Sleep Do I Need?

It depends, but adults generally need 7-8 hours per night. Kids and teens need more.

The exact amount varies from person to person, based on many things, including your age.

If you didn’t sleep well last night, you may need more to make up for it. As you get older, your sleep patterns may change, with lighter and shorter periods of shut-eye.

The best way to know if you get enough rest is to notice how you feel during the day. If you’re drowsy or want to nap — or even fall asleep while the sun’s out — you probably need more Zzz’s at night.

What Is a Sleep Disorder?

Everyone has a rocky night every now and then. That can happen if you’re under stress, for instance.

But if it happens often, ask your doctor to help you figure out what’s going on.

How can we have good healthy sleep ?

Keep regular sleep habits. Establish a rhythm by going to bed at the same time each night and wake up at the same time each morning, including weekends and days off.

Exercise regularly, preferably in the morning. If not possible, finish at least three hours before bedtime.

Relax. Take a warm bath, drink a cup of warm milk, or read a book.

Eat healthy, and while a light snack before bedtime can help promote sound sleep, avoid large meals – especially late.

Caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol prior to retiring are additional factors that can worsen one’s ability to fall asleep and stay asleep.

Create an environment conducive to sleep. Make your bedroom cool, dark, and quiet.

Leave your worries at the bedroom door. If you’re concerned about something, make a list of the steps you’ll take to solve the problem or leave yourself a voicemail message.

Your bed should be for sleep or sickness only. If you are unable to fall asleep or stay asleep, leave your bedroom and engage in a quite activity elsewhere. Do not permit yourself to fall asleep outside the bedroom. Return to bed when – and only when – you are sleepy. Repeat this process as often as necessary throughout the night.  Do not read, watch TV, or do work in bed for an extended time.

Avoid napping during the daytime. If daytime sleepiness becomes overwhelming, limit nap time to a single nap of 20 minutes of less, and no later than 5 p.m.  

Does diet utrition affect sleep ?

Nutrition and sleep share several similarities, and the regulation of both is physiologically linked. Research has demonstrated several mechanisms by which nutrition promotes sleep. Sleep can affect nutrition, and sleep abnormalities may disrupt energy homeostasis. Dietary changes can help treat certain sleep disorders.

 

 

 

MyHealthWorks recommends below given regimen for reversal of Sleep disorder and stress management

 

 

 

STRESS & SLEEP

Reversal                                                 Recovery                        Restoration and Maintenance

SLEEPWELL NANO CURCUMIN MULTIMAX
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