Saturday, February 22, 2014

Three reasons why fast food is bad for you ..............


Most people now flock to fast food every day due to hectic schedules in the fast-paced world, which is really unhealthy and dangerous for your health. Below are three reasons why eating fast food is bad:

  • Obesity: Junk food is a major contributor to obesity, which increases the risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other chronic health problems. According to studies, kids who eat junk food regularly as part of their diet consume more fat, carbohydrates and processed sugar and less fiber leading to weight gain than those who do not eat fast food on a regular basis.  
  • Bad cholesterol level: Since most of the fast foods contain high levels of saturated fat, eating these foods regularly can up the levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) in the blood. High levels of cholesterol can cause heart attack and stroke.These foods also contain trans fat, which is the worst type of fat. Trans fat is linked to increased levels of bad cholesterol in the blood

stages of Urinary Tract Infection


Different types of Urinary Tract Infection


  •  You can get an infection in the lower (bladder and urethra) or upper (kidney and ureters) part of the urinary tract and doctors often describe them as lower or upper UTIs.  
  • Upper UTIs are potentially more serious than lower UTIs because there is a risk of kidney damage.
  • An infection of the bladder is called cystitis, and an infection of the urethra is known as urethritis.

Home remedies for Urinary Tract Infection


Friday, February 21, 2014

why women get them more often than men?


Simple tips to prevent Urinary Tract Infections

                       

          A urinary tract infection (UTI) can be defined as an infection involving the kidneys, ureters, bladder, or urethra. While not all urinary tract infections (UTIs) can be prevented, experts suggest one can still reduce the risk by taking certain steps and precautions.

  • Fluids intake: Drink plenty of water and other liquids, but cut back on caffeine and alcohol, which can irritate the bladder. This will make you urinate frequently, which flushes bacteria from your urinary tract. If the urine appears darker than the usual very pale yellow colour, you should increase the fluid intake.Cranberry juice has been shown to help prevent urinary tract infections.
  • Toilet hygiene: Do not hold your urine for a long time, urinate when you have the urge. When you're done, always wipe from front to back to prevent bacteria from the anus entering the urethra.
  • Constipation: Try to avoid constipation as it has bee linked to increase the chances of getting a UTI. Steps like increasing the amount of fibre in your diets, drinking plenty of water and other natural fluids can help relieve constipation.
  • Sexual intercourse: Take special precaution when you engage in sexual activity since it may also increase the risk as it can bring bacteria into the bladder area. Practice good hygiene by washing your genitals every day using a mild detergent and before having sex. Make sure that the bladder is emptied after intercourse by drinking plenty of water and other fluids.
  • Clothing: Avoid wearing tight-fitting undergarments, which is made of non-breathing materials. Instead opt for loose-fitting and cotton materials, which allows a woman's private part to remain dry preventing from bacteria growth.

 






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