Commonly Ignored Men’s Health Issues

 

1. Cardiovascular Disease

  • A general overview of the disease

Cardio means heart and vascular means relating to arteries, blood vessels, veins etc. Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are a class of conditions involving and affecting the aforementioned. CVD generally include conditions that cause narrowed or blocked blood vessels that ultimately cause stroke or heart attacks. Cerebrovascular heart diseases, affecting the blood vessels supplying blood to the brain, congenital heart disease causing malformation of the structure of the heart since birth, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism causing blood clots in the leg veins are common CVD.

  • What are the symptoms

Symptoms causing heart diseases can manifest itself in any part of the body in various ways like sweating, inflammation, shortness of breath etc. Symptoms like discomfort in the chest for a few hours, severe pain in the neck, jaw, heartbeat that is slower or faster than usual, fainting, changes in vision, loss of coordination etc. are important signs that help recognize heart problems before it becomes a heart attack which is the obvious indicator of a heart disease.

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Management of Hypertension During Ramadan

Hypertension, commonly known as high Blood Pressure, affects 1 in 3 people globally and is the cause of 9.4 million deaths annually worldwide. Hypertension is rather rampant among Emiratis and approximately 40.8% of Emirati adults between the ages of 35-70 years suffer from hypertension, as revealed by a study conducted by the Dubai Health Authority.1

BP is the pressure of the blood in the blood vessels and is recorded as two figures, the first being the systolic pressure which is the pressure in the arteries when the heart contracts and the second number is the diastolic pressure which is the pressure in the arteries when the heart relaxes. An individual is said to have high blood pressure, if either of the two numbers, systolic/diastolic or both are higher than normal. (more…)

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Asthma Triggers in Children

Asthma is a chronic condition characterized by the inflammation of the airways to the lungs. The inflammation and narrowing of the airways releases mucus which makes it extremely difficult to breathe normally and is symptomized by coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. The effects of asthma may be of varying degrees. For some people it is could be similar to an allergy, while for others it can cause life-threatening situations every time an asthma attack takes place. Being a chronic condition, asthma manifests itself at a very young age. And although it becomes easier to deal with the symptoms and triggers of asthma as one becomes older, the same thing is very difficult to do for children.

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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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