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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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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Oral Health is Overall Health

Often, as children, we were encouraged and compelled by our parents to ensure that we brushed and flossed our teeth twice a day. Although many of us back then might not have understood the insistence of our parents to inculcate these habits into us, as we got older we started to appreciate the good oral hygiene habits that we were exposed to.

1. Why is oral hygiene necessary?

Our oral and maxillofacial (jaws and face) components consist of 32 adult teeth and the upper and lower gums. When referring to oral health and oral hygiene, it is generally understood to reflect the condition of the teeth and gums.

The oral and maxillofacial cavity forms the starting point of our digestive system. Without the process of chewing of the jaws and the teeth, we would not be able to eat or digest the food that is necessary for our sustenance. In order to ensure that the rest of our body maintains its functions using the nutrition we derive from food, we first need to ensure that our teeth and gums are pain free and well maintained. Poorly managed oral hygiene can lead to conditions such as cavities, loss of teeth and gum inflammation that hinder our ability to eat healthy food.

The hindrance to eating however only forms the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the detrimental effects of poor oral hygiene. Some of the most common oral diseases and conditions are:

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5 most common yet ignored men’s health conditions

 

1. Cardiovascular diseases

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are a class of conditions involving the heart and affecting arteries, blood vessels, veins etc. that could cause heart attacks or strokes. 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.

While conditions of the heart are  among leading causes of deaths in the world, they are generally ignored because heart diseases can even occur with symptoms that do not involve the heart at all. Something that seem as simple as snoring, gum bleeding or fatigue could be a symptom of heart problems.

Common symptoms

Symptoms causing heart diseases can manifest itself in any part of the body. These include sweating, inflammation and shortness of breath. 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 and loss of coordination include important signs that show up.

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