Complications linked to diabetes that is not controlled

Complications linked to diabetes that is not controlled



I have discuss here possible complications that are link to diabetes.  These complications can happen to you if you don’t control your diabetes. Diabetes type 2 usually lasts a lifetime, and but it can be controlled with exercise, weight control and even diet and there are reports that after some months of proper management, the diabetes symptoms have reduce.
1         Watch your Foot – Ulcers of the foot are serious complications due to diabetes these are complications that can happen to you if you do not control your diabetes. It is serious because your foot may have to be amputated for it to be treated well.
2         Your Eyes can also be affected- Diabetic retinopathy and even cataracts are some eyes complications that are linked with diabetes. This happens when pressure builds up in the eyes due to the effect of diabetes. They can be treated with drugs and sometimes with surgery.
3         Skin issues – Persons living with diabetes are more likely going to get skin infections or skin disorders compare with persons living without diabetes. Please avoid bleaching of your skin if you are diabetic and control your diabetes by taking your medications, weight control and taking the right diet.
4         Hypertension and Heart problems –These complications are common with people living with diabetes. And this can also lead to other health complications like kidney disease, stroke and even heart attack. This can happen when there is shortage of blood to the heart and other important organs in the body due to the effect of diabetes.
5         Mental health issues – If you don’t control your diabetes, you are at risk of having mental health issues. Health problems like anxiety and depression can be linked to uncontrolled diabetes.  
6         Gastroparesis – I fear this disease. It is when the muscles of the stomach stop functioning properly. And it is charaterise with bleeding in the stomach,
         indigestion and even stomach ulcer.
7   Ketoacidosis – Acidity in the blood is a health complication that can be linked to diabetes. It is when you have accumulation of ketosis and acidosis in the body due to the effect of uncontrolled diabetes.
8         Neuropathy – Nerve damage can happen to you if you don’t control your diabetes. Ataxia, Bell's palsy, Brachial neuritis, Distal muscular dystrophy and so many other neuro diseases are link to uncontrolled diabetes.
9     Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Nonketotic Syndrome - This is a serious complication. It is when the blood sugar levels goes up and it will be difficult to bring it down.
10     Stroke –People with uncontrolled diabetes have a high risk of having a stroke because if your hypertension  due to high cholesterol levels and high blood sugar levels are not controlled you might have stroke.
11    Erectile dysfunction –Men with diabetes that is not controlled are associated with male impotence. It is very common with men and it can be treated by controlling you diabetes and seeing your health care provider for proper investigation and treatment.
12     Healing of wounds –Persons with uncontrolled diabetes have cuts that take more time to heal. Unlike people without diabetes. This due to high level of blood sugar.
Sickle cell anemia and yellow eyes

Sickle cell anemia and yellow eyes


Look at your eyes using a mirror you will see that the white part of your eye called sclera is yellow. Sickle cell anemia and Yellow eyes go together.  It is a  common symptoms with people living with  sickle cell anemia.  jaundice is the main culprit. Its major symptoms is the coloring of the skin and the eyes and it can also be called icterus.  When you have this yellow colored eyes as a sickle cell patient you should know you are very closed to a sickle cell criss.  Now that we know what causes your eyes to turn yellow as a sickle cell anemia patient, lets move away from there and discus the possible solutions.  
To get the solution you must know what happens to your body that turn your eyes, skin and even fluid in the body yellowish  
The problem with sickle cell patients is the red blood cells. The red blood  cells of a sickle cell patients don't live   Long like the other persons. They die often and are broken down by the body as waste to be sent  out of the body as fluid or excreta. In the process of breaking  it down for excretion it is converted to bilirubin for easy excretion by the liver by converting it into bile.
The average sickle cell don't live long they live less than 12 days so you will have more red blood cell been broken down and been excreted by the body. This will make the body to be overloaded with bilirubin and thus giving the liver much work to do. 
To clean your eyes of those yellowish rubbish as a sickle cell patient and make your as white as sown, you need to drink a lot of water just as i wrote in my other blog post   http://yourhealthandmy.blogspot.com.ng/2015/08/sickle-cell-anemia.html?m=1 To hydrate your body and this will help break down the bilirubin and also help the kidney to get rid of other waste in the body system thus living the liver to concentrate on removing the bilirubin from the body. 
To get that white eyes you desire even when you are living with sickle cell anemia, you must help your liver stay healthy by eating the right foods, vegetables and fruits and also staying away from foods and substance that can harm the liver. I mean things like alcohol, the more alcohol your liver break down and remove from the body system, the more weaken it becomes. So as a person living with sickle cell disorder you must stay away from alcohol. 
Medications, some medications are very harmful to the liver even some vitamins supplement like vitamin A And D. To avoid damage to your liver you should always take the recommend dose.     
You should not consumed too much protein and fatty foods. They can be harmful to your liver and makes your liver not to function well 
Some of us take herbs without consulting our health care provider. This is not advisable because some  
Herbs contain chemicals in them that can cause damages to your liver.
In conclusion take care of your liver because this the organ that can help your system stay clean.  Drink plenty  of water even when you wake up at night and pamper your liver with good food. 

The Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity

Overweight and obesity  are similar and can be defined as excessive fat that have accumulated in the body abnormally for a long time. And to tell you the truth it is very dangerous to the health. To measure obesity, you have to divide the persons body mass index (BMI), by the square of his or her height (in metres). If your BMI is 30 or more, you then considered to be obese. While a person that have a BMI that is more than 25 is considered to be overweight.
It seems some persons like to be obese or Overweight because they are not ready to do anything about it. The truth is obesity is a major risk factors for a number diseases like stroke, hypertension and even some form of cancer. In this blog post i will be writing on some of this diseases,.
diseases that are related to obesity

Type 2 Diabetes

Apart from family history and other causes, obesity is another major cause of diabetes. It  is a disease in which blood sugar levels are higher above normal. This disease is related to heart disease, like hypertension, kidney disease, stroke and even blindness. Diabetes is a major or leading cause of death in the world. Other causes of type 2 diabetes are lack of activities, poor feeding and excess body weight around the waist.

High Blood Pressure

High Blood pressure is the force at which blood pushes against the walls of the arteries while the heart pumps blood. And obesity and over weight play a major role in the fats build up. If The measurement reads 120 systolic and 80 diastolic, depending on the body weight of the person you would say 120/80 mmHg. And this is normal but if it is higher than this it is called hypertension or high blood pressure. If this pressure rises and it is not control and it stays high for a period of time, it can cause ill health and even damage some vita organs in the body.


Stroke

The risk of you having a stroke is very high if your BMI also increases. As fat build up in your body, it also build up in your arteries and this is called plaque. These plaque can rupture anytime and this can curse a blood clot to form. And if this clot forms close to your brain, blocking the flow of oxygen and blood to the brain then you will have a stroke  Being overweight or obese can lead to a buildup of plaque in your arteries. 

Abnormal Blood Fats

Obesity and over weight are the major causes of blood fats. You are at risk of having abnormal high levels of blood fats if you do not watch and control your weight. These fats include high levels of bad cholesterol also called triglycerides and low levels of HDL also called good cholesterol.
Abnormal levels of these blood fats especially the bad cholesterol are a risk factor for heart diseases. 

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a disorder in which you have pauses in breathing it can also been called  shallow breaths while you sleep.
It happens when you have more fat stored around the neck region. Obesity and over weight can also cause this disease. The store fats around your neck  can narrow the airway, making it difficult for you to breathe while you sleep.

The solution is in change of lifestyle. Watch what you eat and get more active to burn those unwanted calories.


Exercise: 5 benefits of regular physical activity

Nothing makes me feel better every morning like a good exercise. It gives me enough energy to carry on and it is on record that it can even help you live a longer life. I tell you the truth for good health, Look no further than exercise. There are many health benefits of regular exercise and physical activities. And in this blog post i will be writing about five of these health benefits that can improve your life, regardless of your age or sex or even your physical ability.

No. 1: Exercise can help you control your weight

Exercise help prevent weight gain. The type of exercise you are into is not the issue.  you  can chose to park your car few meters to your office and take a walk to your office or you jog for 30 minutes every day, you will still get the health benefit of losing or burning calories. You don"t need to make a retaiuls or set time aside everyday for exercise or exercising just take a walk now and then. Use the stairs instead of the elevator. The more intense the activity, the more weight or calories you will burn. 

No. 2: Exercise help combats health conditions and diseases

Fear no heart disease like hypertension or low-density lipoprotein called bad cholesterol if you can exercise always. Because been active help boast high-density lipoprotein called good  cholesterol that will help control the bad cholesterol which will now help your blood flow smoothly to all the vita organs in the body. Regular exercises can help treat, prevent and manage some diseases like type 2 diabetes, arthritis, some type of cancer and even depression.

No. 3: Exercise can improve your mood

Are you down cast or you want to relive yourself of some emotional problems and even stress? A workout for at list 20 minutes will do the magic. Physical activity help to release some brain chemicals that can make you live happier and look better. Looking better can boost your confidence and equally improve your self-esteem.

No. 4: Exercise help boost energy

Regular exercise can improve and build up your muscle and strength your body and thus boost your endurance. As i said earlier, Exercise help blood flow to all the organ in the body and in the process deliver oxygen and nutrients to vita organs like the heart and lungs. And these two cardiovascular organ will boast your energy level and you will have enough energy to perform your daily chores.

No. 5: Exercise can help you sleep better
Stay away from those sleeping drugs because exercise can help you better. Physical activities will help you relaxed and you will sleep fast and even deeper but do not exercise few hours before you go to bed.
Please for health reasons before you start any form of exercise it is good you see your doctor or health care provider. And if you have not been in physically activity for a long time

causes and treatment for indigestion

causes and treatment for indigestion

Indigestion is cause by digestive disorder in side the digestive system or a bad eating habit. Indigestion goes with pains in stomach and bloating, Heartburn and nausea are common features of indigestion  and even vomiting. Other common symptoms of indigestion include, feeling full always and not being able to eat more food, having a burning sensation in side the stomach or within esophagus and also having excessive gas in the stomach or belching. Terminal diseases like stomach cancer can also cause indigestion that is why you must not over look or ignore any form of indigestion.  See your doctor right away especially if you are experiencing  any of the following, severe vomiting, vomit that is bloody, several and unexplained weight loss or dark stools
Common Causes of Indigestion
Apart from the issue of terminal diseases like cancerIn some cases, indigestion is cause by overeating or when you eat too fast. Foods that are too spicy and greasy can also cause indigestion  and even fatty foods can also increases the risk of you having indigestion. As I wrote in my other post http://yourhealthandmy.blogspot.com/2016/06/natural-ways-to-treat-heartburn.html,   lying down too soon after you have eating can also trigger indigestion. There are other causes of indigestion that you might not know like smoking, too much alcohol and side effects of medication. 
Diseases that can also cause indigestion include acid reflux, gastric cancer, pancreatic or bile duct problems and even peptic ulcer. Sometimes indigestion happens because of abnormal muscle motility This can be called functional dyspepsia or squeezing action.
Treatment for Indigestion
some medications can treat indigestion and there are so many Over-the-counter drugs like antacids that can help you treat indigestion but you need to see your health care provider for proper medical investigation if the indigestion is caused by any of the causes mention above.
I will advice you go for lifestyle changes to treat your indigestion problems because medication is not the only treatment option to improve digestion. Examples are, 
1, Eat smaller meals anytime you want to eat.
2, Avoid any spicy and fatty foods that can trigger indigestion.
3, Do not rush your food while eating 
4, After eating, stay for at list 3 hours before lying down.
5, Stop smoking.
6, Reduce the amount of alcohol you consume.  
7, Lower your stress by getting plenty of rest.

Natural ways to treat heartburn

Heartburn is an uncomfortable and unbearable burning sensation in your chest right behind the breastbone. Heartburn is caused by acid reflux, There is a ring of muscle that allows food into your stomach, if this born relaxes when it shouldn’t. there will be problem because it will allow acid from the stomach goes back up to your esophagus, and when there is too much acid in the esophagus, there will be heartburn. As painful it might be there are natural ways to treat heartburn 

   natural ways to treat heartburn


1. baking soda
A baking soda or sodium bicarbonate as it is called can help curb that burning, sensation in you chest caused by acid reflux. Baking soda, has a PH close to 8.0 and can neutralize stomach acid. It can treat heartburn naturally because it is a base substance. Just add 1 teaspoon of baking soda into one glass of water, stir the mixture and drink at once and that mixture of one glass is okay for one day. please do not take for more than a week because it contain a lot of salt which can curse some side effect.
. 2 Aloe juice
Aloe juice is one of the natural ways to treat heartburn because it contain some ant inflammation compound that help heal burns and it can also help with heartburn because it can reduce inflammation. Just take a glass of aloe vera juice before any meal or when you just notice the heartburn and it will calm the system down. You can take it whenever for it has no side effect. While buying get the one that has the laxative component remove.
3. Chew gum
Dental Research  have show that if you chew sugar free chew gum, it helps clear heartburn within minutes because as you are chewing gum it stimulate the salivary gland to produce more saliva and all the acid built up in your esophagus will be diluted and cleared away.  Mind you, sugar free chew gum. After a meal, take one sugar free gum into your mouth and chew for about 40 minutes to clear out any possible heartburn.
4.  don’t lie down just after eating
Heartburn will be worse at night, so do not lie down after you just eat. Stay at list 3 to 4 hours after meal. If you lie down few minutes after meal the digested content and fulid will move back into the esophagus and this will curse more acid in that region. While you sleep elevate your head about 5 inches i will not advice you use a pillow because you can slip off the pillow while sleeping. Just place a wedge-shaped pillow under your foam or mattress while dressing in it before bed time.
5. Change eating habit
One of the ways to treat heartburn is to check your eating habit I mean how you eat, when you eat and what you eat.  Don’t take giant size mouthfuls of food into your mouth. Smaller bites is better so that your stomach will digest the food easily and still perform the functions of removing excess acid out of the stomach. Mind what you eat because there are some foods that can trigger heartburn, foods like citrus fruits, deep fried foods and even spicy foods. Foods like banana or apple are good they contain natural antacids. 

home remedies for a stomach ulcer

A stomach ulcer, can also  be called gastric ulcer, this is a sore that occurs in the lining of the stomach. It can also develops in any other or upper part of the intestine. Stomach ulcers is cursed by harmful effects of acids in the stomach and this too much acid in the stomach is curse by a bacterial called H. pylori.
It is know that about four hundred million people alive have stomach ulcers and two in every 20 people suffers from stomach ulcer during their lifetime. Some times ulcers can recur and more than once in a life time, you need and some times it can come along with serious complications like bleeding, But before it gets to that stage that you now have to call your health care provider, there are trusted and tested home remedies that can help you treat that stomach ulcer 

Some home remedies 

1.
Cabbage
I never believe this until i tried it myself it works like magic Cabbage is a powerful remedy for stomach ulcer. it contains a lot of lactic acid and some amount of vitamin c, cabbage produces amino acids that help blood flow to the stomach lining. When there is much blood flow to the stomach, the lining of the stomach is strengthen and the ulcer is healed.
2.
Bananas
To treat stomach ulcer, bananas are very effective. You can use ripe or unripe bananas to treat ulcer. Bananas are very common and some of us never knew it can be used to treat ulcer. Bananas contains antibacterial compounds can limit the growth of H. pylori the bacterial that curses stomach ulcer.
Bananas also help in wiping out acid from the stomach lining thus living the lining strengthens. And it also contain some compounds that helps reduce inflammation in the stomach lining.Eating up to four ripe bananas a day will help treating it. I like it dry just dry up the bananas and eat like that or mix it with honey and take the mixture always.

3. Cayenne Pepper
The first time i heard about cayenne pepper as a home remedies for stomach ulcer i never believe it. But Surprisingly cayenne pepper is a powerful remedy for treating stomach ulcers. As a medical personal i have come to understand that It is the capsaicin compound in it that helps treat ulcer. This compound stops  the secretion of stomach acids, helps in the production of alkali, and boast the production of mucus  and help gastric blood flow, thereby healing the ulcers.
I will advice you take cayenne capsules and it is found at any health food stores.  But see your health care provider before you start taking it. 

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