A basic guide to understanding stress and managing it

A 2015 survey conducted by YouGov showed that 60 percent of the workforce in UAE suffered from stress in some form or the other. The survey also stated that 49 per cent of UAE residents are reportedly stressed about some issue daily.

Stress is a silent killer, and it may be managed or mismanaged. Stress if ignored can lead to chronic problems like asthma, ulcers, heart conditions, stroke, etc.

People need to be aware of the symptoms of stress because people consider stress to be a state of mind for a brief period of time rather than a medical condition. However, absence of any symptoms does not mean absence of stress. Frequent headaches, chest pain, insomnia, fatigue, irritability etc. are symptoms that must be taken seriously as they are signs that your body gives you to manage your stress.

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10 Tips for preventing Acne

There are many ways you could prevent acne, below are 10 tips which can help:

  • Keep your face clean – Whether or not you have acne, it’s important to wash your face twice daily to remove impurities, dead skin cells and extra oil from your skin’s surface. You can use lukewarm, not hot water to wash your face and also avoid scrubbing your skin harshly with a washcloth, an exfoliating glove or loofah. (more…)
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Establish Good Baby Sleep Habits

Here are some tips to help your baby settle down to sleep:
Give your baby a chance to nap frequently. For the first six to eight weeks, most babies aren’t able to stay up much longer than two hours at a time. If you wait longer than that to put your baby down, he may be overtired and have trouble falling asleep.
Teach your baby the difference between day and night. Some infants are night owls (something you may have gotten a hint of during pregnancy) and will be wide awake just when you want to hit the hay. For the first few days you won’t be able to do much about this. But once your baby is about 2 weeks old, you can start teaching him to distinguish night from day. When he’s alert and awake during the day, interact and play with him as much as you can, keep the house and his room light and bright, and don’t worry about minimizing regular daytime noises like the phone, music, or dishwasher. If he tends to sleep through feedings, wake him up. At night, don’t play with him when he wakes up. Keep the lights and noise level low, and don’t spend too much time talking to him. Before long he should begin to figure out that nighttime is for sleeping.
Look for signs that your baby’s tired. Watch your baby for signs that he’s tired. Is he rubbing his eyes, pulling on his ear, or being more fussy than normal? If you spot these or any other signs of sleepiness, try putting him down to sleep. You’ll soon develop a sixth sense about your baby’s daily rhythms and patterns, and you’ll know instinctively when he’s ready for a nap.
Consider a bedtime routine for your baby. It’s never too early to start trying to follow a bedtime routine. It can be something as simple as getting your baby changed for bed, singing a lullaby, and giving him a kiss goodnight.
Put your baby to bed when he’s sleepy but awake. By the time he’s 6 to 8 weeks old, you can start giving your baby a chance to fall asleep on his own.
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Understanding Aqualyx

WHAT IS AQUALYX?

Aqualyx is an injectable solution which is capable of dissolving stubborn areas of subcutaneous fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. It contains a substance called deoxycholic acid which is found in bile salts in the human body, where it is responsible for digestion of fat. It is a form of injection lipolysis, lipotherapy or intralipotherapy.

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Heart Failure: A guideline to optimizing care

Heart failure (HF) is a syndrome resulting from the structural or functional impairment of the ventricular filling or the ejection of blood. Approximately 1% to 2% of adults in developed countries are affected by HF. The risk of HF increases with age, and HF is thought to affect over 10% of adults above 70 years of age. Though common cardiovascular risk factors such as obesity, diabetes, and hyperlipidemia are all prevalent in patients with HF, hypertension is an important cause of HF. Common symptoms of HF include dyspnea, orthopnea, acute pulmonary edema, chest pain, tachycardia, fatigue, weight loss, nausea, and wheezing.

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