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Monday, April 27, 2009
DEFINATION OF BACK PAIN:
Back pain can be caused due to various factors such as muscle strain, sprain or slipped disk. Being overweight can make back pain worse. One of the most common causes of back pain is doing work that you are not used to such as carrying heavy objects or engaging in strenuous physical work.
What is a slipped disk?
The bones that make up your spine contain disk-like structures between them. When a disk gets swollen and presses against the nerves, the condition is called slipped disk. It can be extremely painful and can affect the quality of your life.
The condition is usually caused while trying to lift heavy objects. Sometimes you may not be aware as to what caused your slipped disk. The good news is that slipped disk and other forms of back pain can be relieved by doing some simple exercises and/or medications. Getting your muscles in better shape and improving your posture when you are sitting, standing and sleeping can also help in preventing back ache.
Back pain relief
If you have hurt your back and suffering from backache, follow these steps to get some quick relief:
1. Lie on your back on the floor with pillows under your knees as shown in the picture.
2. You may also keep your feet on a chair with your hips and knees bent as depicted in the picture
3. Do this simple procedure for 1–2 days.
4. Do not do this procedure for long as it can weaken your muscles and delay pain relief.
5. Walk for 5–10 min once in a while, even if you have pain as physical movement can aid in faster recovery.
Other procedures such as using heating pads, ice packs and body massages can also provide relief. But it is best to consult your doctor before doing any of these procedures.
Seeking medical help:
If you experience one or more of the following symptoms, get in touch with your doctor immediately:
1. Your back pain spreads down up to your knees.
You feel numb in your groin, rectal area, legs and foot.
2. You have fever, weakness and sweating.
The pain is so unbearable that you are not able to move.
3. The pain does not go away even after 2 or 3 weeks.
Preventing back pain
The following tips will help you guard yourself from hurting your back:
1. When you lift heavy objects, keep your knees bent and squat while lifting the object. Do not bend to lift it.
2.While carrying the object hold it close to your chest, keep your spine erect and straight.
When you lift heavy objects, keep your knees bent and squat while lifting the object. Do not bend to lift it.
3. While carrying the object hold it close to your chest, keep your spine erect and straight.
4. When you are lifting the object, do not twist your body.
5. When you move heavy objects, push it instead of pulling it.
6. Do not remain seated for long hours. Get up once in a while and stretch your body.
7. Do not wear high heeled footwear.
8. Exercise regularly. Lack of it can cause back ache.
When you stand for long hours, shift your body weight from one foot to the other. You can also keep one foot in an elevated position by placing it on a stone, stool or raised platform. Stand straight and maintain a good posture.
Use chairs with straight backs which provide adequate support to your lower back. When you want to turn, turn by moving your entire body. Do not twist your body at the waist. This can cause back strain. While driving, sit straight with your seat forward within easy reach of the controls.
Sleep on your side with your knees bent. Put a pillow under your head to support your neck. If you sleep on your back, put pillows under your knees and a small pillow under your lower back.
Certain exercises can help you strengthen your back. However, consult your doctor before doing these exercises; your doctor knows what is best for you.
Friday, April 24, 2009
The transcript of the Questions & Answers is given below. Useful for everyone.
Qn: What are the thumb rules for a layman to take care of his heart ?
1. Diet - Less of carbohydrate, more of protein, less oil
2. Exercise - Half an hour's walk, at least five days a week; avoid li fts and avoid sitting for a long-time
3. Quit smoking
4. Control weight
5. Control blood pressure and sugar
Qn: Is eating non-veg food (fish) good for the heart?
Qn: It's still a grave shock to hear that some apparently healthy person
gets a cardiac arrest. How do we understand it in perspective?
Ans: This is called silent attack; that is why we recommend everyone past the age of 30 to undergo routine health checkups.
Qn: Are heart diseases hereditary?
Qn: What are the ways in which the heart is stressed? What practices do you suggest to de-stress?
Ans: Change your attitude towards life. Do not look for perfection in everything in life.
Qn: Is walking better than jogging or is more intensive exercise required to keep a healthy heart?
Ans: Walking is better than jogging since jogging leads to early fatigue and injury to joints .
Qn: You have done so much for the poor and needy. What has inspired you to do so?
Ans: Mother Theresa , who was my patient.
Qn: Can people with low blood pressure suffer heart diseases?
Ans: Extremely rare
Qn: Does cholesterol accumulates right from an early age
(I'm currently only 22) or do you have to worry about it only after you are above 30 years of age?
Ans: Cholesterol accumulates from childhood.
Qn: How do irregular eating habits affect the heart ?
Ans: You tend to eat junk food when the habits are irregular and your body's enzyme release for digestion gets confused.
Qn: How can I control cholesterol content without using medicines?
Ans: Control diet, walk and eat walnut.
Qn: Can yoga prevent heart ailments?
Ans: Yoga helps.
Qn: Which is the best and worst food for the heart?
Ans: Fruits and vegetables are the best and the worst is oil.
Qn: Which oil is better - groundnut, sunflower, olive?
Ans: All oils are bad .
Qn: What is the routine checkup one should go through? Is there any specific test?
Ans: Routine blood test to ensure sugar, cholesterol is ok. Check BP, Treadmill test after an echo.
Qn: What are the first aid steps to be taken on a heart attack?
Ans: Help the person into a sleeping position , place an aspirin tablet under the tongue with a sorbitrate tablet if available, and rush him to a coronary care unit since the maximum casualty takes place within the first hour.
Qn: How do you differentiate between pain caused by a heart attack and that caused due to gastric trouble?
Ans: Extremely difficult without ECG.
Qn: What is the main cause of a steep increase in heart problems amongst youngsters? I see people of about 30-40 yrs of age having heart attacks and serious heart problems.
Ans: Increased awareness has increased incidents. Also, edentary lifestyles, smoking, junk f o od, lack of exercise in a country where people are genetically three times more vulnerable for heart attacks than Europeans and Americans.
Qn: Is it possible for a person to have BP outside the normal range of 120/80 and yet be perfectly healthy?
Qn: Marriages within close relatives can lead to heart problems for the child. Is it true?
Ans : Yes, co-sanguinity leads to congenital abnormalities and you may not have a software engineer as a child.
Qn: 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?
Ans : When you are young, nature protects you against all these irregularities. However, as you grow older, respect the biological clock.
Qn: Will taking anti-hypertensive drugs cause some other complications (short / long term)?
Ans : Yes, most drugs have some side effects. However, modern anti-hypertensive drugs are extremely safe.
Qn: Will consuming more coffee/tea lead to heart attacks?
Ans : No.
Qn: Are asthma patients more prone to heart disease?
Ans : No.
Qn: How would you define junk food?
Ans : Fried food like Kentucky , McDonalds , samosas, and even masala dosas.
Qn: You mentioned that Indians are three times more vulnerable. What is the reason for this, as Europeans and Americans also eat a lot of junk food?
Ans: Every race is vulnerable to some disease and unfortunately, Indians are vulnerable for the most expensive disease.
Qn: Does consuming bananas help reduce hypertension?
Ans : No.
Qn: Can a person help himself during a heart attack (Because we see a lot of forwarded emails on this)?
Ans : Yes. Lie down comfortably and put an aspirin tablet of any description under the tongue and ask someone to take you to the nearest coronary care unit without any delay and do not wait for the ambulance since most of the time, the ambulance does not turn up.
Qn: Do, in any way, low white blood cells and low hemoglobin count lead to heart problems?
Ans : No. But it is ideal to have normal hemoglobin level to increase your exercise capacity.
Qn: Someti m es, due to the hectic schedule we are not able to exercise. So, does walking while doing daily chores at home or climbing the stairs in the house, work as a substitute for exercise?
Ans : Certainly. Avoid sitting continuously for more than half an hour and even the act of getting out of the chair and going to another chair and sitting helps a lot.
Qn: Is there a relation between heart problems and blood sugar?
Ans: Yes. A strong relationship since diabetics are more vulnerable to heart attacks than non-diabetics.
Qn: What are the things one needs to take care of after a heart operation?
Ans : Diet, exercise, drugs on time , Control cholesterol, BP, weight.
Qn: Are people working on night shifts more vulnerable to heart disease when compared to day shift workers?
Ans : No.
Qn: What are the modern anti-hypertensive drugs?
Ans : There are hundreds of drugs and your doctor will chose the right combination for your problem, but my suggestion is to avoid the drugs and go for natural ways of controlling blood pressure by walk, diet to reduce weight and changing attitudes towards lifestyles.
Qn: Does dispirin or similar headache pills increase the risk of heart attacks?
Ans : No.
Qn: Why is the rate of heart attacks more in men than in women?
Ans : Nature protects women till the age of 45.
Qn: How can one keep the heart in a good condition?
Ans : Eat a healthy diet, avoid junk food, exercise everyday, do not smoke and, go for health checkup s if you are past the age of 30 ( once in six months recommended) ...
65 minutes of connection between mobiles.
We assembled something as per image:
Initiated the call between the two mobiles and allowed 65 minutes approximately...
During the first 15 minutes nothing happened;
25 minutes later the egg started getting hot;
45 minutes later the egg is hot;
65 minutes later the egg is cooked.
Conclusion: The immediate radiation of the mobiles has the potential to modify the proteins of the egg. Imagine what it can do with the proteins of your brains when you do long calls.
Please try to reduce long time calls on mobile phones.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
2. Avoid maida(white flour)based foods.Switch to whole wheat bread.
3. Restrict sugar intake as far as possible.
4. Increase intake of fruits and vegetables.
5. Switch to low fat milk instead of 'bhaiya' or 'dabba' milk.Anything less than or milk which is presumably low fat.
6. Avoid fried snacks,and switch to high-fibre low-fat snack foods made from whole wheat or millet or bran or soya nuts.
7. Drink a glass of vegetable juice everyday made from carrot and beet root,or tomato and coriander,or mint or dudhi juice,or ginger-lime-coriander.
8. Eat whole fruit instead of drinking its juice.You get the added benefit of its soluble fibre (which is heart-friendly) which includes pectins and gums.
9. Take a brisk walk for 30-40 minutes at least 4-5 days in a week.
10. Consume 2 tbsp of 'Alsi' seeds daily as they are rich in Omega-3 fats which are fabulous for the heart.
People who want to lose weight can go on a fruit-only diet
This is a Myth.The body needs a balanced diet in order to be healthy. Eating only fruits will deprive the body of the necessary nutrients not found in fruits.
Popping a Vitamin C capsule is just as good as eating an orange
This is a myth. Fruits and vegetables contain numerous phytochemicals. For example, broccoli alone may contain as many as 10,000 phytochemicals. Although phytochemicals have been found to benefit the body in some ways, the safety of large doses of isolated, purified phytochemicals, as found in supplement capsules, has not been investigated thoroughly. So, the best and safest source of phytochemicals is an actual fruit and not a supplement