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Constipation in Newborn Babies

Constipation in Newborn BabiesBy Anselm AnyohaShe was only seven days old. 'For three days, my baby has not passed stools,' the mother said, anxiously. The infant squirmed in discomfort and strained to the point of turning red.She had been on baby formula since birth. While in the hospital she had passed stool regularly every day, mostly after each feed, sometimes several times a day, until three days ago when suddenly she stopped moving her bowels and had been mostly crying and uncomfortable.While the baby was on the examination table, and after I had watched and saw how uncomfortable she was, twisting her abdomen from side to side, I knew I had to intervene to relieve her of the discomfort.When to interveneI don't always choose to interfere with the natural process of bowel evacuation in newborns.When to intervene or help with bowel movement in the newborn depends on a clinician's experience and the mother's anxiety level. Where a mother or a caretaker is very an…

8 Natural Remedies for Diabetic Neuropathy

8 Natural Remedies for Diabetic NeuropathyBy Ann Pryam BagongonYes, Diabetic Neuropathy is nasty. It happens once in a while then goes away, leaving you without a clue. It bothers the hands and feet described as weakness, tingling sensation, sometimes paralysis and occasionally a throbbing pain. But what is really distressing about it? Think about those days when neuropathy runs your life. It's like an animal biting your nerves, muscle, and organ that you cannot catch because it hides everywhere. It stops you from doing what you ought to do and as if it detains you with an excruciating feeling like no one else can define what kind or where that pain came from. It's never easy to live with it. Its kinda typical to find some remedies that can help relieve it. You mean ease it now, or else suffer the entire period.In this post, we are going to talk about the following:
Natural Remedies for Diabetic NeuropathyWhat do you mean by Diabetic Neuropathy? Including the cause, types and t…

Diabetic Nutrition - Meal Planning In Action

Diabetic Nutrition - Meal Planning In ActionBy Ann Pryam BagongonDiabetic nutrition, diet, and weight control are the foundation of diabetes management. The most objective in dietary and nutritional management of diabetes is control of total caloric intake to maintain a reasonable body weight and stabilize the blood glucose level. Success of this alone is often with reversal of hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes. However, achieving this goal is not always easy. Because nutritional agreement of diabetes is so complex and a registered dietitian who understands diabetes management has major responsibility for this aspect of therapeutic plan. Nutritional management of diabetic patient includes the following goals stated by American Diabetes association, Evidence-Based Nutrition Principles and Recommendations for the Treatment and Prevention of Diabetes and Related Complications, 2002:
Provide all the essential food constituents like vitamins and Minerals needed for optimal nutrition.Meeting …

14 Weight Loss Tips for Type 2 Diabetes

14 Weight Loss Tips for Type 2 DiabetesBy Ann Pryam BagongonTo loss weight actively is considered to be a hard time unless if you are getting use to the gym life then only a minimal push through is needed for compliance in the program. But if you're not, or never been to a workout plans in your whole life then you better get some compelling reasons to do so here. Going to the gym for the right ground is not forceful but it's a graceful move of saying "Yes, I still want to live healthy", or "Yes, I want to feel great about myself", in spite of diabetes. Once you got an illness that you have to go through in a lifetime, it requires an invisible drug called "self-accountability". Self-accountability means you own the responsibility of taking good care of yourself for the sake of many noble reasons. What is good about this is, simply, you are in control of what is going on with your time and can deliberately choose where efforts will be spent. In the …

Self-Esteem: A Booster Dose for Diabetes Self-Care

Self-Esteem: A Booster Dose for Diabetes Self-CareBy Ann Pryam BagongonSelf-esteem is a complete realization and expression of your self-worth. It's how you view yourself and it reflects your own attitude towards others. It can be your "self-image" beliefs, emotional state, and "self-worth" or "self-concept" that mirrors positivism or negativism. The world echos your self-respect. This is vitally important in the aspect of self-care because of the following:
Your compliance to treatment depends on your self-worthIt helps you manage your emotional state especially when you are just newly diagnosedYou will seek solid educational foundation regarding Diabetes for the long-term managementYou will adhere to the dos' and don'ts' to prevent the dreadful consequences of diabetesYou will make time for the people who matters to you like your family or significant othersYou will become skillful in taking good care of yourself because you find happines…

An Ultimate Guide to Look Young

An Ultimate Guide to Look YoungBy Wang Xiang Struggling with dull looking skin? Well, for most of us, our skin starts to lose its glow as soon as we turn thirty (The number varies depending on your skin care habits). I get it that there are a few factors we cannot control. They include low levels of estrogen, genetics and our natural bone structure. But, there are plenty of other things we can control. As soon you see the tiniest wrinkle, frown line or an age spot, you should immediately start with your skin care regimen. Haven't established a skin care regimen until now? Don't worry, here is an in-depth guide that will help you look young.1. What goes into your body matters as much as what goes on your skinAs soon as you visit a dermatologist, he/she will advise you to tweak your lifestyle a bit. This is so because you cannot entirely depend on a bunch of creams and lotions to make your skin look young and rejuvenated. Your skin is the largest organ of your body. It feeds on …

Factor Affecting Skin Aging And How To Cure Them

Factor Affecting Skin Aging And How To Cure ThemBy Sharon GroganSkin is a body part that is exposed to several kinds of harsh forces like the weather, sun or other factors and skin aging is a reality as we all face it. There are several factors that result in skin aging like out diet, lifestyle, obesity, stress and sun exposure, which gives us problems like pigmentation, dark spots, acne or wrinkles. With increasing age, our skin faces several problems as it becomes rough and slack with less elastic tissue and thinning of the surface layer of the skin.Here are a few factors that affect skin aging:• Sun damage: UV rays of the sun cause great damage to the skin fibres namely elastin and with these fibres damaged the skin starts sagging or stretching. There are also bruises caused on the skin and there is pigmentation caused due to it. It is important to wear a sunscreen when stepping out in the sun. • Changes below the skin: with aging the skin on the cheeks, chin, nose or eye area lose…

Type 2 Diabetes - Ten Great Weight Loss Foods For Diabetics

Type 2 Diabetes - Ten Great Weight Loss Foods For DiabeticsBy Beverleigh H PiepersIf you are dealing with Type 2 diabetes, maintaining a healthy weight should be one of your top priorities. This is a must if you are going to come out ahead in controlling your blood sugar levels and sustaining a healthy body for the years to come.Uncertain of which foods will help you reach your weight loss goals? Let us look at some of the best weight loss foods that are also diabetic-friendly...Egg whites. This 100% pure protein source is high in nutrients and ideal to help you meet your daily protein requirements.Salmon. Rich in both protein and omega-3 fatty acids, salmon will boost your insulin sensitivity and help assist with the weight loss process. It is slightly higher in calories so serve it in moderation.Leafy green vegetables. Feel free to eat as many leafy green vegetables as you can. These are low in calories and high in nutrients so will not lead to weight gain. As long as you use low-ca…

Type 2 Diabetes - What Does the Mother Having Gestational Diabetes Mean to the Child Years Later?

Type 2 Diabetes - What Does the Mother Having Gestational Diabetes Mean to the Child Years Later?By Beverleigh H PiepersAccording to a study performed at the Laval University in Quebec, Canada, children of Gestational diabetic pregnancies have more belly fat than children from a regular pregnancy. The study was reported on in December of 2017 in the journal Clinical Obesity. A total of 56 children from mothers diagnosed with Gestational diabetes during their pregnancy and 30 from non-diabetic pregnancies, were examined. The average age of the children was 6.6 years. Children of Gestationally diabetic mothers had a higher amount of fat in general and a higher amount of fat around their waist, as well as higher HbA1c levels than children from non-diabetic pregnancies.Newborns from Gestationally diabetic pregnancies can have macrosomia or obesity at birth. Blood sugar from the mother enters the baby's blood through the placenta and turns to fat, just as it can in an adult. Surprising…

Manage Stress Without Stress

Manage Stress Without StressBy Nitika MehraStress is an uneasy experience which affects our health in a negative way. The simplest way of coping up with stress would be modifying or removing its source, which is not always possible. However there are some techniques which decrease your stress level significantly. Successful coping with stress is dependent on many factors. A person's perspective of control on the situation, his personality, availability of support from friends and family and social circle are some very important factors which play a crucial role in the moderation of stress. Resilience of a person also makes him more or less susceptible to stress. More resilience, tolerance and optimism are some individual qualities which help a person to handle stress effectively. Under a stressful situation a person can utilize many strategies which focus on taking steps to alleviate or modify stress. Let me explain to you about them.1. Management of body reactions When you are st…

15 Reasons To Drink Green Smoothies

15 Reasons To Drink Green Smoothies
By Nicole English Green smoothies have become so popular lately. After making them for nearly a decade, I can certainly vouch for the reasons behind their popularity. While it hasn't always been easy to get my kids to eat other healthy meals, the same can't be said for green smoothies. Besides tasting amazing, they come with the added bonus of packing some equally amazing health benefits. Taking the time to make green smoothies part of your lifestyle is a brilliant investment of your time. Here's just a few reasons why:15 Reasons to Drink Healthy Green Smoothies

Fast and simple: Blending simple fruits and green vegetables into a smoothie is quick and super-easy. Drink it at home or on-the-go, it's fast food at it's finest.Get your daily dose: Many people struggle to get the daily recommendations of fruit and vegetables into their diets. It's even more difficult to get some children to eat enough fruit and veg. By blending a cou…

My Brain and I

My Brain and I
By Dr Giora RamThe chief commander of our central nervous system is the Brain. It contains billions of neurons each connected to other neurons by synapses. They communicate via axons that carry the messages to our body cells. Our brain has unique capabilities to acquire, perceive, process and store information.Brain researchers are quite familiar and knowledgeable about the operations of individual brain cells, however, they still do not understand the way brain cells cooperate in groups of millions of cells. Some would consider the brain to be as a biological computer, however this assumption and modelling is far from reality and cannot simulate the complexity of the brain.The basic brain functions such as breathing, regulating heart beats, controlling movement and other basic skills were known to scientific researchers from fossil records first appeared in worms many million years ago. Since then our brain went through evolution processes of acquiring more and more sop…