Sunday, July 30, 2017

Relationship between Blood pressure, salt intake, stress, obesity and sedentary lifestyle

Hi this is Michael again,

I came across this article about Ten Causes of High Blood Pressure. There are very basic, but yet a lot of people are taking it for granted.

High Blood Pressure
High Blood Pressure

This article is prepared by Irene S. Roth, an expert author writes for teens, tweens, and kids about self-empowerment. She is the author of over thirty-five books and over five hundred online articles. She also has four hundred and sixty published book reviews both online and in print.

Below is her sharing ....

Ten Causes of High Blood Pressure
By []Irene Roth

Because of our growing population and the ever increasing of dementia it is especially important for us to preserve our overall health and well-being. One of the best ways for us to do so it is to regulate our blood pressure.

However, before we can regulate our blood pressure, we must become aware of some of the major causes of it. Many of these causes can be avoided with a bit of awareness and self-control as well as a commitment to our overall health and well-being.

Here are the ten of the main causes of blood pressure.

1. Excess salt intake in our diet is a major cause of hypertension. Excess salt intake tightens the blood vessels and increases the resistance to the flow of blood, resulting in hypertension.

2. Excess sugar also causes blood pressure problems. The sugar that we consume when we drink too much pop, eat too much cereal or too many cakes biscuits or muffins can cause difficulties for us.

3. Obesity also causes high blood pressure. Obesity is a growing problem in our western world. Excess fat squeezes the major blood vessels in the body which in turn causes hypertension.

4. Smoking contributes to hypertension. So, we should think of getting rid of our nicotine habit, if we have one. With every puff of smoke you take, your blood turns a little less red and a little blue, depriving your brain of the energy it needs to function properly.

5. Excessive and persistent alcohol intake can lead to higher blood pressure. Excessive drinking is defined by the medical literature as two or more drinks a day.

6. A sedentary lifestyle may be increasingly imposed on us by modern life's demands and the wired world. We certainly sit a lot more than our ancestors did. And this is increasing our blood pressure and obesity rates at an alarming rate every year.

7. Insufficient or poor quality sleep can also contribute to high blood pressure. Sleeping in long enough to feel rested is not a luxury. It is an opportunity for the brain to rejuvenate itself and for the proper blood supply to reach our brains.

8. Persistent loneliness, high anxiety and depression can also cause hypertension. These conditions can impair our mind and the flow of the blood to our heart.

9. Excess stress can cause problems too. This is because when we are stressed our arteries get overworked and clots and clogs are possible over the long term.

10. Noise also can cause an increase in heart rate. This is especially the case for noise that is irritating to the ears.

By trying to avoid some of these causes of stress, you will be working towards reducing your blood pressure. And this is so important for overall quality of life. This is because without an effectively functioning heart, you cannot have a good quality of life.

Irene S. Roth writes for teens, tweens, and kids about self-empowerment. She is the author of over thirty-five books and over five hundred online articles. She also has four hundred and sixty published book reviews both online and in print. In addition, she has several books published about living well with chronic illness. Please double click on this link to read about one of them:

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Some basic information about Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes happens when the immune system destroys cells in the pancreas called beta cells, which make insulin. Some people get a condition called secondary diabetes. It’s similar to type 1, except that it is not the immune system which destroys the beta cells. They’re wiped out by something else, like a disease or an injury to the pancreas.

Insulin is a hormone that helps move sugar, or glucose, into body's tissues. Body Cells use it as fuel. Damage to beta cells from type 1 diabetes throws the process off. Glucose doesn’t move into body cells because insulin isn’t there to do it. Instead it builds up in blood and the body cells starve. This causes high blood sugar.

What problem will a person with Diabetes type 1 faced?

1. Dehydration
When there is extra sugar in a person's blood, he/she pee (pass urine) more. That's how the body try to get rid of the extra sugar. A large amount of water goes out with the urine, causing the body to dry out.

2. Weight Loss
The glucose that passes out with urine takes calories with it. That's why many people with high blood sugar lose weight. Of course, dehydration also cause body weight to loss.

3. Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)
If the body cannot get enough gluscose for fuel, it breaks down fat cells instead. This creates chemicals called ketones. The liver also release sugar it stores to help up in providing fuel for the body. But the body cannot use the released sugar in blood without insulin. Thus the blood sugar and the acidic ketones level rise. The combination of extra glucose, dehydration and acid buildup is known as "ketoacidosis" and can be life-threatening if not treated in the right way.

4. Damage to the body
Over time, high glucose level in the blood can harm the nerves and small blood vessels in eyes, kidneys and heart. They can also lead to hardening of the arteries, or atherosclerosis, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes.

It's rare that a person will get Type 1 diabetes. Only 5% of people with diabetes have diabetes type 1. It's more common in whites than in races with darker skin color. It affects men and women equally. Although the disease usually starts in people under 20, it can happen at any age.

Doctors do not know all the things that lead to type 1 diabetes, but they do know human's genes play a role. They also know type 1 diabetes can result when something in the environment, like a virus, tells the immune system to go after the pancreas. Most people with type 1 diabetes have signs of this attack, called autoantibodies. They’re present in almost everyone who has the condition when their blood sugar is high. Type 1 diabetes can happen along with other autoimmune diseases, like Grave's disease or vitiligo.

The symptoms of type 1 diabetes are often subtle, but they can become severe. They include:

  • Heavy thirst
  • Increased hunger (especially after eating)
  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Pain in the belly
  • Frequent urination
  • Unexplained weight loss (even though after eating and feel hungry)
  • Fatigue (weak, tired feeling)
  • Blurred vision
  • Heavy, labored breathing (doctor will call this Kussmaul respiration)
  • Frequent infections of the skin, urinary tract, or vagina

If a doctor diagnosed that a person has type 1 diabetes, he will check the blood sugar levels, test urine for glucose or chemicals the body produced when there is no enough insulin in the body. Right now there is no way to prevent type 1 diabetes.

Many people with type 1 diabetes live long, healthy lives. The key to good health is to keep the blood sugar levels within the range advised by doctor. It is important to check of blood sugar level frequently and adjust insulin, food, and activities as needed.

This is a link to a girl who had Type 1 diabetes since 12 years old. She is sharing her experience on managing the problem.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Loss body weight and control blood sugar - Type 1 Diabetes


She had Type 1 Diabetes since 12 years old. With body weight and blood sugar level that run out of control, she had struggled through her teenage. She was devastated and embarrassed about her Type 1 diabetes.
Over the years, she tried everything but failed - until she found a powerful fundamentals that help her to have the body weight and blood glucose level she wanted!

She decides to share her knowledge on the tested step by step program and formula to help those that facing same problem on Type 1 Diabetes to attain and sustain weight loss, blood sugar control and A1c reduction.

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