Tuesday, 10 June 2014

vitamin supplements

Most vitamin supplements have been extracted from natural foods.
  • Vitamin A comes from fish liver oil.
  • Vitamin B comes from yeast or liver.
  • Vitamin C is often extracted from rosehips.
  • Vitamin E is extracted from soy beans or maize.

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Baby constipation treatment

Baby constipation treatment

give your baby extra fluids
relax the baby by give him awarm bath
apply some cream like Vaseline around the anus.
put some oil or cream in your fingers and Massage your baby's tummy
do not put more than recommended amount of milk powder in his formula
you can  switch to a different brand
choose the formula that contain prebiotics
 you can give him fruit or vegetable if the baby  between four to six months old
 consult a doctor  if you can give laxatives if the case getting worse



Lower abdominal pain

Lower abdominal pain in women

causes

dysmenorrhoea cause pain from uterus
dyspareunia which is a pain during intercourse  
 constipation and diarrhoea may cause pain.
pain can occur due to the periods or menstruation
urinary disorder, such as bladder or kidney problems like  kidney stones
a bowel problem like  irritable bowel syndrome (IBS),
problems related to  pregnancy such as a miscarriage 
 a problem with the reproductive system – the uterus, Fallopian tubes and ovaries called endometriosisfibroids,pelvic inflammatory diseaseovarian cysts

Friday, 6 June 2014

Atopic eczema


Use cotton clothing it"s  less irritating
Avoid animal dander from cats and dogs
Reduce house dust mite levels,damp dusting, regular vacuuming, anti-allergen bedding
Moisturise the skin. Eczema is a dry skin condition
Treat infection by Antibiotic creams in combination with a steroid cream
Reduce inflammation by Steroid creams


Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Help your skin

Want good skin? Watch your diet. Higher intakes of vitamin C and a lower intake of fats and carbohydrates are associated with better appearance as your skin ages. Changing your diet will help your looks. Foods rich in antioxidants, such as fish, fruits, and vegetables, seem to help

Your anti-aging cream may contain vitamin C or E. Put these antioxidants to work from the inside, too. Eating foods rich in these vitamins, plus the mineral selenium, can help protect your skin against sun damage. They may even help reverse signs of aging, like wrinkles and skin

Caffeine in coffee and tea is dehydrating, so it may cause your skin to dry out. But a study found that when applied topically to skin, caffeine may help reverse sun damage and lower risk of some skin cancers 

Every day, your skin comes in contact with pollution -- cigarette smoke, car exhaust, or smoggy air. Keep skin healthy by keeping it clean. Depending on the needs of your skin, you can cleanse your face with a gentle soap or wash, or exfoliate nightly with gentle scrubs and toners to remove dead skin cells, and then apply a retinoid cream and moisturizer. (Oily skin still needs moisturizer; look for oil-free products.)  

Cold weather and wind bring on dry, flaky skin and can make eczema and rosacea worse. It's not just the weather outside -- dry heat indoors is harsh on skin, too. Fight back by using a humidifier at home, drinking lots of water, and applying moisturizer throughout the day. Remember the sunscreen when you go out. 

Reduce Wrinkles

Reduce Wrinkles

1.Avoid the sun
2.Wear sunscreen
3. Don't smoke
4. Get adequate sleep.
5. Sleep on your back.
6. Don't squint -- get reading glasses!
7. Eat more fish -- particularly salmon.
8. Eat more soy 
9. Trade coffee for cocoa
10. Eat more fruits and vegetables
11. Use moisturizer.
12. Don't over-wash your face

conjunctivitis

Your  are covered by a transparent membrane called the conjunctiva and when this becomes inflamed, it causes conjunctivitis.
There are three main types: irritant; allergic and infective.
'Infective conjunctivitis, caused by viruses, bacteria or sexually transmitted infections, such as chlamydia, is very common and causes about 35 per cent of all eye related problems in GPs' surgeries and different bugs cause different levels of discomfort,
Irritant conjunctivitis occurs when chemicals like chlorine, shampoo, smoke, or a stray eyelash irritate your eyes and rubbing them makes it worse. If your eyes are sensitive to pollen from grass, flowers or trees, you may develop allergic conjunctivitis, which becomes more common as summer approaches.
Common symptoms include reddened, oozy and itchy eyes, which may feel sticky when you wake up in the morning
'Some patients report a burning sensation, although their vision is not affected
'Although infected eyes are uncomfortable and look terrible, most symptoms normally clear up within a week or two and don't lead to long-term eye damage. Your GP can prescribe antibiotics if your inflammation persists.'
However, always see your GP if your newborn child develops conjunctivitis because babies are at risk of developing eye damage

stop bloating

ways to stop bloating

Stay hydrated

Make sure you drink plenty of water to help process foods and reduce bloating

Eat breakfast

Low-GI carbs and protein are best

Rye toast and lean bacon or poached egg; porridge with flax seeds, hemp seeds or cinnamon and berries are also great

Stress less

Stress can cause bloating. Aim for gentle exercises, lots of walking, core work, breathing exercises
Avoid really high intensity exercise and make time for fun things
Try peppermint tea, lavender balm and a warm bath in Epsom Salts

Headache

Headache

Tension headaches affect around 40 per cent of adults. 

‘Women are twice as likely to suffer as men. ‘They can be brought on by stress, poor posture, tiredness, depression, an ear infection, dehydration, eye strain, sinus problems or even teeth-grinding at night.’

Natural

To soothe an occasional headache, apply three drops of neat lavender essential oil to a cotton wool pad and apply to forehead and temples,

Over the counter

Take ibuprofen or paracetamol if the pain is severe

fireworks accidents

More children than adults get hurt by fireworks. Even humble sparklers are a major cause of burns as they can reach 2,000 ÂșC – 20 times the boiling point of water.
To avoid injuries, light sparklers one at a time – preferably wearing gloves. Ask children to stand back whilst you're lighting them.
Only give lit sparklers to children over five, and never leave children alone playing with them.
Once they've been used, dunk the hot end of the sparkler into a bucket of sand. Beware of children's loose clothes, such as scarves, catching alight.
'If someone does get a minor burn, firstly cool the area affected under a running cold tap for 10 minutes,' advises Rebecca Lefort from the Red Cross.
'Then loosely cover it with cling film or a plastic bag to keep it clean.'