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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…