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  • 2 Years Ago

    Comment to Topic posted by Brenda WilliamsSelf Care For Osteoporosis
  •   Weight bearing exercise involves placing weight on your feet as you do when walking, stair climbing or jogging. A good strength bearing exercise is weight lifting. If you already have osteopenia or osteoporosis, you should ask your doctor for a referral to a physical therapist. A physical therapist can help you work out an exercise program that is doable, challenging and enjoyable. Planning a program with a physical therapist will also ensure that the exercises will be safe and effective. In addition to building bone and muscle mass, you also need exercises that help balance and coordination.
  • 2 Years Ago

    Comment to Topic posted by Brenda WilliamsSelf Care For Osteoporosis
  •   According to the US Surgeon General's office, men and women between the ages of 19 and 50 require 1,000 milligrams of calcium and 200 IU (International Units) of Vitamin D daily. Those who are past 50 should take 1200 milligrams of calcium daily. Individuals from age 51 to 70 require 400 IU of Vitamin D and those over 70 should have 600 IU. However, more recent research has increased the requirement for Vitamin D to 400 to 800 IU for those under fifty and 800 to 1,000 IU for adults who are fifty years or older. Adults on various medications should also evaluate their prescriptions. Some medications can cause loss of bone mass. Some examples are glucocorticoids and corticosteroids. People also increase their risk for osteoporosis by following an inactive life style. Exercise will build bone density as well as develop muscle strength. When you stress your bones by engaging in physical exercise, the body responds by building new ones. You need to engage in two types of activities: weight bearing exercise and strength bearing exercise.
  • 2 Years Ago

    Comment to Topic posted by Brenda WilliamsObesity Can Be Genetic
  •   Since childhood obesity often results in teasing and feelings of low self-esteem, children can worsen the problem by turning to food for 'comfort' as many adults also do. Developing strategies to eliminate childhood obesity, whether it is the result of genes or other factors, will also ensure our children grow up to be healthier, happier adults.
  • 2 Years Ago

    Comment to Topic posted by Brenda WilliamsObesity Can Be Genetic
  •   Today, the lives of both children and adults are far more sedentary than they used to be. People now while away many hours watching TV, using the computer and playing electronic games.

      Schools are now starting to pay more attention to the problem of childhood obesity. Some schools have banned sodas and chips from their campuses. Many schools have started a "healthy snacks" campaign to educate children to make informed and sensible food choices. Other schools have implemented special physical education programs to provide exercises aimed at weight loss in addition to games such as volleyball and basketball. Health agencies are also targeting parents with educational materials on healthy snacks, proper food portions, counting calories and eating healthy.
  • 2 Years Ago

    Comment to Topic posted by Brenda WilliamsObesity Can Be Genetic
  •   In the past, obesity, especially childhood obesity has not received a significant amount of attention from our educational and health agencies. But we now know that obesity is a risk factor for many other diseases such as Type 2 diabetes and many heart ailments.

      The World Health Organization reports that 400 million people around the world are classified as obese. Educational and health agencies are also beginning to recognize the increase and seriousness of childhood obesity.
  • 2 Years Ago

    Comment to Topic posted by Brenda WilliamsObesity Can Be Genetic
  •   Traditionally, scientists have found an association between FTO and obesity. Other studies have demonstrated that people who have two copies of the obese version of FTO tend to weigh more that those with other versions. These same people are also 70% more likely to be obese.

      Wardle stated that she hopes this study will provide researchers new insights into the causes of childhood obesity so scientists and health authorities can work together to develop strategies to deal with the problem.
  • 2 Years Ago

    Comment to Topic posted by Brenda WilliamsAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  •   One direct cause of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has not been found yet but there are a variety of contributing factors to the development of the condition. Genetic factors include a 75 percent chance that ADHD can develop in twins. Environmental factors include tobacco smoke exposure and alcohol exposure during pregnancy and exposure to lead in the early stages of life. Diet factors include additives such as artificial food coloring. Social factors include relationships with loved ones and other influential people in a person’s life. For instance, if a child has a strong relationship with his or her caregiver then that relationship has a profound effect on the development of the child.
  • 2 Years Ago

    Comment to Topic posted by Brenda WilliamsAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  •   Bipolar disorder is diagnosed in 25 percent of children with ADHD and they display more aggression and behavioral problems that those with ADHD alone. Anxiety disorder is more common in girls that have been diagnosed with ADHD. Obsessive compulsive disorder is thought to share a genetic component with ADHD as they both exhibit some of the same characteristics. People with obsessive compulsive disorder is when people have repetitive mental thoughts that result in compulsive behaviors such as making sure that all the edges of a piece of paper are not rigid but instead smooth.
  • 2 Years Ago

    Comment to Topic posted by Brenda WilliamsAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  •   There are six conditions that are associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Those six conditions are oppositional defiant disorder, primary disorder of vigilance, mood disorders, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. Oppositional defiant disorder is when the patient has anti-social problems such as aggressiveness, temper tantrums, lying, stealing or being stubborn. Primary disorder of vigilance is when the patient has poor attention and concentration. These children also have trouble staying awake. Children with this disorder tend to be hyperactive in order to keep themselves busy and awake. Mood disorders are more commonly seen in boys diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
  • 2 Years Ago

    Comment to Topic posted by Brenda WilliamsAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  •   The three most common symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are impulsiveness, hyperactivity, and inattention. Impulsiveness is acting before thinking about possible consequences, jumping from one activity to another, disorganization and the tendency to interrupt other people’s conversations. Hyperactivity is defined as restlessness, an inability to sit still, fidgeting, squirminess and a restless sleep. Inattention is defined as being easily distracted, day dreaming, not finishing their assigned work in school or at the office and having difficulty listening.
  • 2 Years Ago

    Comment to Topic posted by Brenda WilliamsForms of Diabetes
  •   Diabetes is a chronic disease that does not have a cure; yet. Doctors will emphasize proper care and medical attention for diabetes patients to avoid short term and long term chronic problems like the ones listed above. Strokes of the ischemic type can also be caused by chronic diabetes. Pay attention to your doctor, use insulin when needed, keep a level blood pressure, eat healthy and maintain a normal body weight for a specified height and diabetes shouldn’t be a factor in your life.
  • 2 Years Ago

    Comment to Topic posted by Brenda WilliamsForms of Diabetes
  •   Preventing diabetes can be done. If you live a healthy life by eating the proper foods, keeping your body weight at an ideal number, not smoking and avoiding alcohol excessively then diabetes shouldn’t be a problem unless it is in your family history. An increased amount of physical activity will help with maintaining a proper body weight as well as help to fight off any signs of diabetes.
  • 2 Years Ago

    Comment to Topic posted by Brenda WilliamsForms of Diabetes
  •   Doctors recommend various diabetes screenings throughout one’s life and especially if you are between the ages of 40-50. Anyone with the diabetes risk factors; obesity, family history of diabetes or high-risk ethnicity, should be screened at an earlier age. The high-risk ethnicities are Hispanics, Native Americans, Afro-Caribbeans, Pacific Islanders and South Asians. Anyone with these ancestries should be screened for diabetes at an early age and should be screened often.
  • 2 Years Ago

    Comment to Topic posted by Brenda WilliamsForms of Diabetes
  •   The three most common symptoms of diabetes are increased urination due to increased thirst and an increased appetite. These symptoms can develop as quickly as one to two weeks in Type 1 diabetes and extremely quickly with children. With Type 2 diabetes, the symptoms take much longer to develop. Diabetes, both types, are partially inherited from a family member although Type 1 diabetes is most commonly triggered by a viral infection of some kind.
  • 2 Years Ago

    Comment to Topic posted by Brenda WilliamsEczema
  •   For people who suffer from dermatitis, corticosteroids are often used because they are highly effective in reducing symptoms. For mild to moderate eczema, for example, a weak steroid such as hydrocortisone or desonide is used while more severe cases of eczema may use a higher potency steroid such as clobetasol propionate or fluocinonide. These types of medications will usually require a written prescription from a doctor, however.
  • 2 Years Ago

    Comment to Topic posted by Brenda WilliamsEczema
  •   While it has been suggested that eczema is often seen as a type of allergic reaction to the excrement from house dust mites, there are certainly other things that aggravate eczema in those who suffer from it. For instance, dermatologists typically suggest avoiding the following litany of activities which might exacerbate the issue. For example, avoid harsh detergents or soaps (such as Ivory) that tend to dry out th skin. When choosing a soap, try to choose one that has an oil or fat base such as goat milk soap. Eczema sufferers may also want to look into using unscented soap or a non-soap based cleanser. After getting out of the shower, eczema sufferers may want to consider using an after-shower moisturizer to help lock moisture in. Such basic items like petroleum jelly/Vaseline do just this. Baby oil may also be used. It is also advisable that those with sensitive be wary of how they dry their skin. For instance, you should “pat” yourself dry versus rubbing your skin as any abrasive movements will only provoke the existing situation.
  • 2 Years Ago

    Comment to Topic posted by Brenda WilliamsEczema
  •   I remember when I was younger how we found out that my little brother had eczema. His case was severe enough that he needed special cream to treat the issue (which was on his feet). In more severe cases of eczema, symptoms will include dryness, itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, oozing or bleeding. Additionally, temporary skin discoloration can occur at the site with scarring at a minimum if not rarity. Typically, eczema occurs on the flexor aspects of joints and first made its appearance in young children towards the latter half of the 20th century.
  • 2 Years Ago

    Comment to Topic posted by Brenda WilliamsBeing Safe Driving at Night
  •   I couldn't believe what I had just witnessed. If I hadn't had the foresight to slow down when I did, these people would have struck me, and I don't doubt for a second that it very well may have caused my Jeep to flip over due to their high rate of speed and the way in which they would have impacted me. As I approached their car, I saw that both of their airbags were deployed and the two young guys promptly hopped out of the car. Up ahead, the poor driver of the semi-truck probably had no idea what had hit him. I noticed that he had slowed his truck down and pulled off to the side of the road and was now getting out of his cabin to see what caused the damage. Both of the young guys were laughing and rubbing their heads. I made sure that they were ok and asked if they needed any assistance. They responded that they did not and so I continued on my way. Both of them were very clearly under the influence of either some sort of drugs and/or alcohol.
  • 2 Years Ago

    Comment to Topic posted by Brenda WilliamsGuide to Zoloft
  •   What conditions mean that the patient should not take Zoloft? If someone is diagnosed with kidney or liver diseases than they should avoid taking the medication. As well, patients with a prior history of seizures, epilepsy, bipolar disorder, or a history of drug and alcohol abuse should avoid Zoloft. Due to the increased suicide risk, it is crucial that the drug be avoided if the patient has prior history of suicidal thoughts.
  • 2 Years Ago

    Comment to Topic posted by Brenda WilliamsGuide to Zoloft
  •   Some people are allergic to the popular SSRI – How do you know if you are allergic? Most reactions will include hives found on the skin, or a rash on the torso and extremities, swelling of the face, tongue, lips or throat and even difficulty breathing. If these symptoms occur it is crucial that a health care professional be contacted immediately.