We all have different skin types, but the only thing common in all the skin types is ACNE. This causes pimples with Redding effect in certain parts of our face. Many women and girls suffering from constant acne spend a bucket full of money on various beauty and skin care products. Some of these may produce a desired effect but that is also for a short period of time. The rest of the products are either ineffective or further damage the area. One needs to follow just some basic hygiene and eat right to get a smooth and glowing skin.
High blood pressure
For the constant supply of oxygen and energy in our body, the heart pumps blood around it. As the blood moves, it pushes against the sides of the blood vessels. The strength of this pushing is our blood pressure. If the pressure is too high, it results in extra strain on the arteries and heart which may lead to heart attacks and strokes.
High blood pressure or hypertension is caused when blood flows through our blood vessels at a higher than normal pressure. It makes the heart work harder to supply blood out to the body and contributes to hardening of the arteries or atherosclerosis, stroke, kidney diseases and development of heart failure.
Arthritis is the most common disease responsible for joints and body pain. Especially in patients above age of 60 years, this disease is very common, in which the patient suffers from swelling and stiffness bones with joint pain. Arthritis is also aggravated by cold weather, as lack of exercise during winters and deficiency of sunlight adds to the problem. Similarly, uric acid in body is a major cause of gout arthritis, about which we have already discussed in an earlier post ‘Uric Acid and Gout’.
Types of Arthritis: Broadly Arthritis is classified in three types, viz. Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis & Psoriatic Arthritis. But apart from these three, there are other types as well. Continue reading
Different problems cause pain in different body parts and our food plays a vital role in alleviating or aggravating this pain in body, because different food products have different effect on our body. So just by managing and monitoring the food, which we eat, we can treat body pain and get relief from it.
Body ache, has become a very common problem today. Not only people suffer from it in old age, but it has become major issue in youngsters as well. Body ache is no longer only associated with hard labour work; youngsters working in offices, doing desk jobs are also suffering from it. In today’s lifestyle when body ache has emerged as a major issue, it is important to understand its types and various diseases, which are characterized by body pain. Continue reading
Uric acid today has become one of the major reason for causing body and joint pains. Higher concentration of uric acid in blood may form hard crystals in joints leading to pain in knee, finger joints. Such pain should not be neglected by thinking pain due to fatigue. This medical condition is called gout.
In Ayurveda, it is believed a healthy digestive system is the key to a healthy life. A number of diseases in the body are because of improper digestive system. Constipation is the biggest indicator of an unhealthy digestive system and root cause of a number of diseases in the body. It is believed if one treats constipation, then his body is automatically cured of lot of other diseases.
In previous two posts, ‘Headache due to Sinus’ and ‘Insomnia can cause Headache’ we have learnt that more often than not, headache is not the problem, but a symptom of some other problem. Continuing in that series, another major cause of headache can be flatulence or gas (as commonly referred to as).
Like insomnia, another major diseases that causes headache is Sinus. In such situation it is important to identify sinus as the cause of headache and treat sinus, instead of taking medication for headache. Headache due to sinus is characterized by severe cold, mild fever and pain starting from eyebrows and effecting half head. If untreated, sinus can lead to other major diseases like asthma. Continue reading
Headache is a common symptom of insomnia. Most of the times patients suffering from insomnia or lack of sleep, feels severe headache and keeps on taking medicine for headache, when the real problem is lack of sleep. Patient suffering from insomnia is not able to sleep at night and he thinks it is because of headache, when actually it is the other way round and headache is due to insomnia. So its important to identify headache caused because of lack of sleep in order to treat the correct problem. During headache because of insomnia, it is difficult to locate one part of head with pain. Also the headache is felt in back of the head and moves towards neck and shoulders.