High Heel Causes Arthritis & Joints Pain

Pain From High Heels

Heel is an updating fashion. Most women love heel for looking better. Different Styles of heel are in market. 1/4th of women wear high heels every day or frequently. This statistics was found by a poll in UK. Researchers have now found a harmful risk associated with wearing of High Heel.

The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists found that high heel make a risk of getting the debilitating condition. High heels affect body posture, placing more pressure on foot, ankle and knee joints. This leads to stress to the cartilage and lead to the onset of osteoarthritis.

Pain From High Heels
Pain From High Heels

Yet the poll of 2,000 people found that 22% thought arthritis was an inevitable part of getting older and 36% of people did not know much about the condition. Poor footwear, together with increased levels of obesity and people living longer, could cause an “arthritis crisis”, the society warned. Majority of people in the UK already suffer from this painful joint arthritis condition, which causes pain and stiffness in joints, and levels are rising. Using the best treadmills could be the better option to tackle this scenario.

60% of cases are in feet and arthritis is both more common and more severe in women. “For daily wear, the recommendation is to opt for a round-toed shoe with a heel height of no more than 2-3cm (one inch) and with a shock-absorbent sole to help minimize shock to the joints.” More than three quarters of both men and women surveyed in the poll did not wear shoes specifically designed for the sport they played when exercising, also increasing the likelihood of developing osteoarthritis.

While 65% have suffered stiffness or pain in their lower body and feet, only half have sought help for their symptoms.

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How to Treat Paracetamol Poisoning

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Paracetamol is most widely used medicine for treatment of fever, pain and other inflammations in different famous brands like Panadol or Calpol but few of us only knows that it is potentially lethal if taken in overdose. Paracetamol overdose cause Hepato-celluar necrosis which is hall mark of its toxicity. Paracetamol is included in OTC medicines as it can purchase without any prescription. In case of suicidal attempts or cases associated with accidently intake by any person, we should know the guidelines to treat Paracetamol poisoning and measures that can decrease its potential harmful and toxic effects.

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There are several factors that enhance toxic effects of Paracetamol poisoning.

Late administration of antidote.
Multiple overdosing with specific regular intervals
Person previously affect by AIDS or Glutathione deficiency.
Person taken medicines like Carbamazepine, Phenobarbitone or anit-Tb medicines like Rifampicin or Isoniazid.
Alcohol addict

Important Parameters for Initiating the Treatment

1 – Severe liver damage may occur if person intake more than 10gm of dose ( 20 tablets) in period of less than 8 hours.

2 – There is great risk of Hepato-toxicity if no treatment is giving within 8 hours.

3 -Hepato-toxicity may produced if person taken intense or sustain release doses of Paracetamol.

Symptoms of Paracetamol Toxicity

Abdominal pain, vomiting, hypoglycemia, jaundice, hepatomegaly (increase liver size).

Diagnostic test

CBC or FBC, Urea and electrolyte test, LFT, prothrombin index and sugar test should make if ingestion time is more than 8 hours.

Immediate Treatment

Administered 50% dextrose 50mL IV (NOTE: Review blood reports if patient is hypoglycemic)

Plot the serum Paracetamol level on the Paracetamol nomogram for all patients presenting between 4 and 24 h after an acute if non single ingestion of Paracetamol (if nomogram is available) . The treatment nomogram has been simplified from previously, with a single treatment line now for all patients following Paracetamol ingestion. A raised PTI (INR) or alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels >1000 IU/L define significant hepatotoxicity.

NAC Injection Administration

N-Acetyl Cysteine injection should administer to patient having ingestion within 8 hours.

Initiate administration of NAC immediately without waiting for results of diagnostic and lab values. Stop treatment if ALT or INR level drops to normal. It should also note that serum Paracetamol levels are difficult to interpret in cases of staggered ingestion. Monitor the PTI (INR) and ALT regularly instead and seek specialist toxicologist advice. For administration of NAC, use adult infusion protocol for NAC below.

(1) Accurately calculate dose of NAC. Read from the drug-insert infusion dosage guide the volume in millilitres of NAC 200 mg/ mL to be added to the 5% dextrose, according to the patient’s weight. Weight specification are:

(a) 150 mg/kg in 5% dextrose 200 mL IV over 15 min.

(b) 50 mg/kg in 5% dextrose 500 mL IV over 4 h.

(c) 100 mg/kg in 5% dextrose 1000 mL IV over 16 h.

(2) Stop the infusion :

(3) Give Promethazine 12.5–25 mg I.V and hydrocortisone 200 mg IV.

(4) Once symptoms have settled, re-commence the initial infusion at a slower rate (e.g. 150 mg/kg over 1 h).

Reference: Emergency Medicine (Diagnosis And Management) , 6th Edition, by Anthony FT brown and Michael D Cadogan.

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What a Cup of Tea Can Do with Us?

According to Chinese legend, the Chinese emperor Shennong, reputed to have reigned in about 3000 BCE, accidentally discovered tea when he noted that when certain leaves fell into boiling water, a fragrant and restorative drink resulted

When we heard the word “Caffeine” the first thing comes to our mind the world most widely used chemical ingredient of the century and off course a stimulant and mind freshener . Yes it has many medicinal and healthy uses but have a little negative end that is the addiction associated with its uses and side effects of overdosing or over taking tea. Let me give you an overview of the role of caffeine in depression and pain killer and its addictive property. You should conclude after reading this article and that either caffeine have more useful aspects or negative effects!

What’s Century biggest disease?

We have entered in 21 century still failed to overcome on different problems the most common among all is depression. Half of the world is suffering in depression. Different people adopt different ways to overcome depression but the most helpful as we all knows is caffeine.

What is Caffeine How it reacts with us?

Caffeine is known medically as trimethylxanthine, isolated in pure form. The chief source of pure caffeine is the end result of the process of decaffeinating coffee and tea. It’s important to know that caffeine is an addictive drug and it operates using the same mechanisms that amphetamines, cocaine, and heroin use to stimulate the brain. but caffeine’s effects are milder than amphetamines, cocaine and heroin. Caffeine is a substance that may induce anxiety symptoms, Caffeine, the main ingredient found in coffee is a stimulant. It causes your heart rate to increase, your pupils to dilate, and your muscles to tighten up. Caffeine injects adrenalin into your system to give you a boost and make you feel good.

What Caffeine can do?

It can’t be wrong if I say take a cup of coffee keeps tension away. Coffee is actually one of the healthiest beverages billions of people consume regularly. Coffee containing with bitter orange, hydroxy citric acid, and chromium can encourage an increase up to 30% in metabolic rate.

Caffeine is a substance that may induce anxiety symptoms, and in patients with panic disorder, it may even induce panic attacks, but don’t forget excess of everything will be dangerous for health.
Negative aspects of Tea/coffee

Coffee is safe for most adults. Drinking more than 6 cups/day might cause “caffeinism” with symptoms such as anxiety or agitation. Consuming large amounts of coffee might also cause headache, anxiety, and agitation, ringing in the ears, and irregular heartbeats. Insomnia, nervousness and restlessness, stomach upset, nausea and vomiting.
What Can you conclude?

You may worry about drinking coffee thanks to periodic warnings about it stunting your growth or causing cancer and heart disease. There is research, however, that suggests that drinking a moderate amount of coffee a day could actually protect your health,so take a cup of coffee keeps your tension away.

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Tips To Prevent Hair Loss

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* Hair loss in women affects roughly 50%.
* 40% of men have noticeable hair loss by age 35, 65% by age 60, and 80% by age 80.
* Normal hair loss is considered to be 100 hairs per day, based on the average scalp containing 100,000 hair follicles.

1.Excessive use of Shampoo may promotes hair loss , use shampoo daily once that is sufficient for your hair. Always select mild, non-medicated, non-alkaline shampoo and avoid harsh soaps. Those who have dry hairs may follow shampoos with oil-based conditioners.
2.Use of Tobacco, alcohol and excessive caffeine intake causes dandruff and dryness to hairs that promotes hair loss.

3.Avoid use of caffeine and nicotine (Tobacco).

4.Avoid use of salts. More salts in body make more hair loss.

5.Do Head stands once daily for 5 mins . ( Head stand is a position of lowering head below body)

6.Massage scalp by hand, or with an electric vibrator or massager.

7.Mental stress and mental load cause vaso-consitriction of scalp blood vessels that make inadequate supply of blood to scalp hairs and as a result promotes hair loss. For This, Medication and mental relaxation techniques are useful.

8.Nutritional deficiencies are major cause of hair loss. Minerals are more important growth factor for hairs as compare to proteins. Mineral Deficiencies also causes greying of hairs. Use balanced diet containting mineral and organic components essentail for hairs. Zinc also play an important role in hair growth.

9.Use of fruits and juices provides anti-oxidants to the body that prevent the chemical reactions that affect the hairs or promote the hair loss.

10.Use adequate water intake daily to overcome dryness of hair and scalp. It also prevent pre-aging.

11.Old remedies for dandruff is use of Apple-cider vinegar, applied as a rinse.

12.Vitamin E massaging on sclap also prevent hair loss and dandruff.

13.Rinse your hairs immediately after swiming in chlorinated water or treated water.

14.Prolong exposure to ultra violent rays of sun cause damage to hairs. The Intensity of Sun light is maximum from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm.

15.Stress factor in teenagers also retard the growth of hairs. Teenagers should manage the stress and take everything lightly and relaxly.

16.Avoid Hair dryer machines and also the parlor hair euqipments to curl or straight the hairs.

17.Exercise and healthy and hygenic food promotes hair growth.

18.Some hair loss is due to genetic make-up. By accepting your genetic changes without any stress is the best way to cope your stress related to loss of hairs.

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Dark Chocolates May Protect Brain After Stroke

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Researchers at John; Hopkins have discovered that a compound in dark chocolate may protect the brain idler a stroke by in­creasing cellular signals already known to shield nerve cells from damage.

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Ninety minutes after feeding mice a single modest dose of epicatechin (a compound found naturally in dark chocolate), the scientists induced an ischemic stroke by essen­tially cutting  blood supply to the animal brains. They found that the animal suffered significantly less brain damage than the ones that had not been given the compound.

While   most   treatments against stroke in humans have to be given within a 2-3 hours time Window to be effective; epicatechin appeared to limit further neuronal, damage when given to mice 3.5 hours after a stroke. Given six hours after a stroke, however, the compound offered no protection to brain cells.

Sylvain Dore, Ph.D., associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine and: pharmacology and molecular sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medi­cine, says his study suggests that epicatechin stimulates two previously well-established pathways known to shield nerve cells in the brain from damage. When the stroke hits, the brain is ready to protect itself because these pathways – Nrf2 and home oxygenase 1 — are activated.

The study now ap­pears online in the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and

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Eventually,   Dore says, he hopes his re­search into these pathways could lead to insights into limiting acute stroke damage and possibly protecting against chronic neu­rological degenerative conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related cognitive disorders.

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