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Pain in legs may indicate heart attack risks!

How often do we tend to ignore leg pain? If it is not wrong, the answer is almost everytime. Most of the time we assume a leg pain to be an result of excessive strain or result of a back ache. But that can’t be the case everytime as a study has proved otherwise. This was revelaed when a 57 year old man was suffering from excessive leg pain and he assumed that to be because of  lack of exercise, so he started exercising his legs but only to find out that the pain got more worse. Only then when he visited his doctor for a check up, it was revelaed that his there were several blockages in the blood vessels of his legs. In fact the arteries going to his lower body was 100 percent blocked. Isnt it shocking?

The reason behind this was revelaed after various test and examination, the main reason being excessive smoking, high calorie food and junk foods which caused in rise of his cholesterol levels and formation of blood clots inside his blood vessels. It is normally assumed that arteriosclerosis  (clogging of the arteries) happens only in the heart but this study proved them wrong as arteriosclerosis can happen any where in the body and this condition is called peripheral arterial disease (PAD). PAD causes pain in legs in some cases which is a direct indication of a risk of a massive heart attack or probably a stroke.

Actually, nearly a one fourth of individuals who have leg discomfort due to PAD will be deceased in five decades, mostly due to strokes and other heart related illnesses, experts say. For individuals  whose leg discomfort kept them from strolling even brief ranges, the likelihood is even worse: as many as 50 percent will die by five years.Fortunately a patient named Dow who also was diagnose dwith PAD got clinically diagnosed and handled before that occurred to him. Stanley conducted a avoid function to start his clogged leg bloodstream, just like the bypasses that heart patients have. "For sure, it's a wake-up call," says Dow, who has stop cigarette smoking and modified his dietary routines. "You know that old saying, 'Where there's  smoke, there's fire'? I'm sure that I not only have the vascular issues in my reduced arms and legs, but I'm sure I have them in other areas of my body system."

Now the question arises as to, who's most at risk for PAD? Individuals over 50, smokers, those who diabetes, those who hypertension, those who high cholestrerol levels, and the ones who are overweight or obese, Stanley explains. In other words, it's the same group of individuals who have a dangerous of cardiac problems. So, the advice for preventing PAD, or stopping it before it gets serious, is largely the same as the advice for preventing cardiac arrest or stroke: Quit smoking, eat healthier, get more exercise, control your  sugar levels if you have diabetes, lose weight, and get your hypertension and cholestrerol levels checked. And ask your doctor if you should take a daily aspirin to prevent clots, or drugs to reduce your hypertension and cholestrerol levels. PAD can be easily diagnosed by perfoming a Doppler examination. The Doppler test can tell whether someone has PAD and how bad the obstruction might be. Based on the outcome, the physician might suggest an MRA (magnetic resonance arteriogram) of the leg, or a traditional arteriogram that includes treating dye into the leg bloodstream through a system known as a catheter.

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Healthy digestive tract always keeps you on track - Mar 04
Whenever we eat food we just care about what we like to eat and keep flooding our mouth with whatever we crave for. While we eat we just forget about our poor digestive system ...
Healthy digestive tract always keeps you on track
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  • Whenever we eat food we just care about what we like to eat and keep flooding our mouth with whatever we crave for. While we eat we just forget about our poor digestive system which has to break down and process all the food particles that we have eaten. A good and healthy digestive tract breaks down the food into nutrients without any complications like heartburns, sores, gastritis etc. We all are blessed with healthy digestive system, but how we maintain it depends upon our lifestyle habits.

    Good bacteria: They are very much essential for a healthy digestive tract. Probiotics promote smooth functioning of the digestive system. Hence ensure that you include yogurt and other dairy products in your daily diet.Dietary fiber: Fruits, whole grains and vegetables provide the dietary fiber which help in proper functioning of the bowels. Snack on veggies and fruits as they help us feel full and are instantly absorbed by the body.

    Work outs: Physical workouts play a great role in maintaining healthy digestive tract. The intestinal contractions during workouts ensure active movement of the stool accompanied with less amount of water loss. And also Ginger have been used since ages as a herb in preparing food as well as used as an alternative to cure common ailments. According to herbal boks, it has been stated that the active compounds in ginger are gingerol, shogaol and zingiberene.

    Drink water: Water is the most important fluid without which proper and healthy functioning of the digestive system is not feasible. Hence drink lots of water so that the digestive system is hydrated and efficient.Chew more and eat less: Chew your food properly as chewing is the first step of digestion. Proper chewing increases the secretion of digestive enzymes in the mouth which thereby eases the overall process of digestion. Also it is found that greater you chew your food the lesser you eat.

    Eat healthy and consciously: Fried, canned and processed junk foods sit in your digestive system and increase the acid production. Hence avoid such foods and your stomach will heave sigh of relief. Do not indulge yourself too much during festivals and parties; listen to your stomach when it is saying it is full.

    A healthy digestive system is the basic requirement to live a long and healthy life. This plays a very important role. So do not ignore it and watch what you are putting in your mouth. Love the food and digestion loves you and health is always happy.

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