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Drug-Free Treatments For IBS    

Among Them Are Stress Reduction And Special Diets    

There is a gastrointestinal condition called Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). It affects the processing time of the food matter inside the intestine. If the process is too slow, the result will be constipation, but if it is too fast, the intestine won’t be able to extract the water properly from the food matter, leading to diarrhea. In some cases, both conditions are present. It is treated by medications, but in some cases, patients do not respond to the medication, or cannot stand the side effects. However, there are some drug-free was to reduce the symptoms of IBS. One of them is reducing the stress level, which affects digestion. This is because the principal concentration of neurons besides the brain and spinal cord is in the gastrointestinal tract. Therefore, stress hormones, such as cortisol, can alter movement through the gastrointestinal tract (speeding it up or slowing it down). Among the stress-reducing techniques are meditation and mindfulness. These will reduce the frequency and severity of IBS-related symptoms, as well as abdominal pain and improve bowel habits. Other drug-free treatments are special diets, low in certain dietary sugars, and low in gluten. More info click here.


Proper Oral Hygiene Can Reduce The Risk Of Alzheimer's    

It Prevents Gum Disease Which Has Been Related To This Mental Condition    

Brushing the teeth is usually a normal activity in oral hygiene. However, in the long term, incorrect brushing increases the risk of suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. This is because brushing the teeth in a wrong way can result in gum disease, which is related to Alzheimer’s disease. According to a study, bacteria associated with gum disease has been found in the brains of patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. The bacteria spread from the oral cavity to the brain, where it destroyed nerve cells. Gum disease can be prevented if it is identified at an early stage, which presents a condition called gingivitis. This condition is caused by the inflammation of the gums, resulting from the bacterial plaque buildup on the teeth surface. It is a fairly common condition, suffered by 50% of the adult population, but it is reversible. However, if untreated, a series of bacterial pockets are formed between the tooth and the gum, leading to gum disease, or periodontitis. In this stage, the bacteria is almost impossible to eliminate, but there are several treatments for controlling its growth. Studies in mice have shown that this bacteria can migrate to the brain. Even though there are other conditions related to Alzheimer’s, it is a good idea to have proper oral hygiene to reduce the risk of this condition. More info click here.


This Relaxing Breath Technique Will Help Control Anxiety    

Other Benefits Are Lowering Blood Pressure And Migraine Symptoms And Treating Sleep Disorders    

There is a breathing technique that will help control anxiety. It is called relaxing breath, or 4-7-8 breathing technique, and consists of emptying the lungs, breathing in through the nose for 4 seconds, holding the breath for 7 seconds, and exhaling the breath through the mouth for 8 seconds. Among its benefits are reducing anxiety and controlling anger responses. It also helps people with sleep disorders, and fatigue, and reduces migraine and asthma symptoms and blood pressure, among others. It even helps to deal with cravings. The technique must be repeated four times, twice a day. There is an alternate technique in case it is not possible to hold the breath for 7 seconds or exhale for 8 seconds. More info click here.


Identifying The Symptoms Of Social Anxiety    

It Can Be Confused With Shyness And Introversion    

Social anxiety is usually confused with shyness. However, there are other signs that help to identify if the condition is social anxiety. There are two main types of this condition. One of them is social interaction anxiety, which occurs in meetings, social gatherings, and individual conversations. The other is called social performance and observations which happens in performances, such as presentations, interviews, or even games. In both cases, there is an excessive worry of being embarrassed in front of a group of people. This causes extreme anxiety in these situations and general avoidance of social situations. However, it also has physical symptoms, such as excess sweating, feeling tense, nausea, “butterflies in the stomach” and trembling. Shyness and introversion may be similar to social anxiety, but people with social anxiety disorder usually require treatment. More info click here.


A Heart Attack May Be Confused With A Heartburn Or Indigestion    

It Can Be Identified With Other Symptoms, Such As Dizziness, Sweating, Or Even A Sensation Of Panic Attack    

Pain caused by a heart attack can be confused with indigestion. However, there are ways to differentiate them. Heart attacks are caused by a reduced supply of blood to the heart, due to a blood clot or an obstruction in an artery. This damages the heart muscle, causing chest pain. However, sometimes this pain is sometimes not intense, which can be confused with heartburn or indigestion. Diabetes sufferers may not feel any pain at all. Therefore, to identify if there is a heart attack, it is important to check its other symptoms. Among them are lightheadedness or dizziness, sweating, and nausea. Other symptoms are shortness of breath, coughing or wheezing, and a feeling similar to a panic attack. More info click here.


Decaffeinated Coffee Has Health Benefits    

It Lowers The Risk Of Heartburn, Anxiety, And High Blood Pressure.    

Decaffeinated coffee is obtained from a process that removes 97% of caffeine. It contains 3 milligrams of caffeine per cup, while normal coffee has 85 milligrams. Also, it is known that coffee is a great source of antioxidants. Decaffeinated coffee does not have the same amount of antioxidants, but it has several benefits. Studies have proven to increase the performance of cognition-related tasks in la animals. Also, it lowers the risk of developing rectal cancer. It also lowers risk factors, such as inflammation and depression, lowering the mortality rate. And one of the main benefits is related to caffeine intolerance, which results in acid reflux. heartburn, and gastric issues. It also decreases the side effects of regular coffee, such as anxiety, fatigue, high blood pressure, and sleeplessness. There are also medications that can have a negative effect if taken with caffeine. In these cases, decaf is a healthier choice. Also, coffee has been related to a lower risk of conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, in these cases, both regular coffee and decaf have shown positive results. More info click here.


Kissing Has Man Health Benefits    

It Increases The Production Of Saliva, Fighting Oral Diseases, And Also Lowers Blood Pressure    

Kissing is not only a romantic gesture. It has also health benefits. It helps with lower stress levels due to a lowering of the hormone cortisol, and increases the relationship satisfaction, and also elevates the mood, as a result of the production of the dopamine and serotonin. It also has oral health benefits, increasing the saliva production, getting rid of bacteria causing for tooth decay, cavities, and dental plaque, More saliva production also helps fighting dry mouth, which creates an environment that promotes bacterial growth and bad breath. Another benefit of saliva production is cleaning food residues from the mouth. It also has benefits for the cardiovascular system, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels, caused by an expansion of the blood vessels. Additional benefits are a toning of the facial muscles, providing a younger and healthier look, and an increase of the adrenaline production, lowering the pain sensation, which helps with chronic pain, and also increases immunity. More info click here.


Wearable Devices Can Forecast Emotional Distress    

They Can Monitor Depression And Even Predict Suicidal Thoughts    

There are several wearable devices for fitness tracking and sleep for health and monitoring, among others. The objective is to monitor the physical body signals, such as heart rate and blood pressure, and provide information about an individual’s health. Now, similar devices can track the psychological health, detecting signs of emotional distress. Specialists who treat mental disorders base their diagnosis on the information their patients give them. These type of monitors can offer more objective and reliable information. There are several physical signals that can help predict the mood. For example, reduced movement and sleep are signals of depression. Stress can be identified with excessive perspiration and higher heart rate. A study has shown that a wearable device that tracked psychiatric patients’ movement, skin conductance, and body temperature could able to predict suicidal thoughts about one day before they arose, with a 75% accuracy, alerting the specialist and family. This does not mean that the devices replace mental health specialists, but are meant to provide an additional level of information. More info click here.


Energy And Sports Drinks Can Be As Harmful As Sugary Drinks    

The Acidic Content Can Affect The Tooth Enamel, Promote Bacterial Growth In The Mouth And Cause Acid Reflux And Anxiety    

Many people that energy drinks and sports drinks are healthier than sodas because of their low sugar content. However, they have a high acidity level, which can damage tooth enamel. Even though tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, an acidic environment can temporally soften them, increasing the risk or wear. Energy drinks have twice the acidity level of sports drinks. Acidity is measured by pH. A lower pH means higher acidity. Saliva has a pH between 6.8 and 7, which is considered neutral. A sip of an energy drink will lower the pH of the saliva to 2, taking 30 minutes to return to a normal level. During these 30 minutes, the enamel is exposed to a highly acidic environment. However, people do not take a sip of an energy drink, they take a full can or bottle or even several cans. The low sugar level gives people a false sense of security, but there are other risks besides the wear of enamel. The acid in the drink promotes the growth of bacteria, leading to tooth decay and gum disease. Energy drinks also cause acid reflux, which will also result in cavities if the stomach acid returns to the mouth. Another risk is a sense of anxiety, which can lead to tooth grinding. More info click here.


Excessive Coffee Ingestion Can Lead To A Caffeine Hangover    

Among The Symptoms Are Sleep Disorders, Headaches, Acid Reflux, Excess Anxiety, And Heart Palpitations    

Sometimes a deadline, final exams, or preparing a presentation can demand us working late for several nights. Most think about avoiding sleepiness with a good cup of coffee. And when one cup is not enough, the solution may be two or three more until the job is done. But what happens with the body when there is excessive caffeine ingestion? It can suffer from a caffeine hangover. People have different degrees of tolerance for alcohol. The same happens with caffeine. One symptom is a strong headache, however, caffeine is included in many headache medications. Specialists believe that excess caffeine can increase the risk of headache due to medication overuse. Another symptom is insomnia, even after many hours of taking the last cup. This is because the metabolism slows down with age, delaying the absorption of caffeine. The heart also can suffer, with a fast rate or palpitations. Excess caffeine in the body can affect the gastrointestinal system, promoting acid secretion in the stomach, and relaxing the gastroesophageal valve, which causes the food matter to return to the esophagus and throat, causing heartburn. In the case of patients already suffering from heartburn, it worsens this condition. Too much coffee also causes excess anxiety by stimulating the release of the hormone cortisol, which sets the body in a fight-or-flight situation. More info click here.