Smoking has been popular regardless of the gender of the smoker. More and more women nowadays are smoking or are exposed to second hand smoking. Below are the 10 reasons why a pregnant woman should quit smoking during pregnancy but it is always ideal not to go back to the bad habit after bearing the child because smoking for lactating mothers can be dangerous to the breast feeding baby because of the numerous toxins cigarettes have. Continue reading
What if you stop smoking at this very moment? Have you ever thought about the benefits it could cause to your body, to society, and to the environment? Gone were the days when cigarette smoking is a cool thing. Gone were the days when cigarette smoking is legal indoors. Continue reading
The World Health Organization (WHO) has defined the term hypertension as, “a persistent elevation of the systolic blood pressure above 140 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure above 90 mmHg.” The blood vessel type that is being measured in this case is the arterial pressure. When systemic arterial blood pressure is elevated, this indicates that the heart is working harder than it should to be able to pump the blood throughout the whole body. The normal value of blood pressure is 120/80 mmHg in adults.
The assessment and management of pain can be very complex that the whole process of managing and living with the pain could be very difficult to some people and health care professionals. The goal of administering pain medications is to alleviate pain and suffering, enhance movement, and to enable a person to do his activities of daily living. Continue reading
Acute pancreatitis refers to the inflammation of the pancreas. The pancreas is not a very “popular” organ, so to speak, since it is not as vital as compared to the other organs such as the heart, the liver, the lungs and the kidneys. Nevertheless, the pancreas which lies behind the stomach does carry important responsibilities in the digestive systems. Certain factors which contribute to acute pancreatitis thus cause one to feel pretty miserable. Let’s have a deeper understanding about this disease. Continue reading
Alcohol abuse is one of the problems being faced by society today. Just like drugs, alcohol is very accessible and very cheap that is why it is the most immediate source of comfort and relief for most people. So many people get addicted to alcoholic beverages. They abuse alcohol and use it to get rid of the hurt and the negative feelings they experience. Alcohol dependence is an increasing problem that never seems to go away.
Alcoholism or alcohol dependence is a primary, persistent illness with genetic, psychosocial and environmental aspects affecting its development and symptoms. It is considered as a progressive illness that can be fatal if it is not well treated. Alcoholics keep on abusing alcohols in spite of severe adverse health, personal, job-related and financial effects. Continue reading
When someone significant is addicted to alcohol, it is common for you to misunderstand them. People usually judge them for what they do and this only aggravates the situation. They handle their alcohol in different ways. Some just treat alcohol as part of social gatherings but others make alcohol part of their daily lives. You have to understand that people make alcohol as their best friend because of the environment and the emotional or mental health that the person has. If alcohol is already making your life problematic, then it is a real drinking problem already. Making alcohol a non-essential part of the person’s life could be really hard especially for the family and friends concerned.