Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Dangerous headaches

Many people suffer from a form of headache known as the coital or sex headache that impairs their ability to enjoy sexual relationships and undermines their relationships with their spouses or partners. The rare, but more dangerous “new onset” headache during sex may indicate a serious problem as it may be caused by a brain haemorrhage. Many patients describe the pain (similar to a sharp blow to the head) as the worst headache they have experienced. Patients should seek urgent medical treatment if they believe they have been hit by this form of headache.

In most cases, sex headaches are thought to be caused by an increase in blood pressure and muscle tension during sexual activity, says Shevel. The sex headache is a rare example of a headache form that is more common in men than among women. It occurs in men between the ages of 18 and 60. Factors that may put a person at greater risk of coital headaches include stress, tiredness and a history of headaches.

Women who are over 40, have recently started an exercise programme or already suffer from migraines or tension headaches are more likely to have coital headaches than most other women. The six weeks immediately after childbirth is also a high-risk time for coital headaches among women.

Says Shevel: “The good news is that benign coital headaches are usually easy to treat. Some patients report that they can avoid some headache attacks by slowing down their sexual activity and increasing their excitement more gradually. Switching to a less active position or relaxing after sex also often help.” Sex headaches often disappear when the patient is under less stress in his or her day-to-day life.

In some cases, and especially among women, sex headaches may reflect the sufferer’s anxiety about her relationship with her partner. In this case, she and her partner should seek relationship counselling.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Healthy Food For Diabetics

There is no doubt that diabetes is a disease complex and it is a necessary condition, suffering from diabetes, you have more time to understand the food you eat. You are what you eat and in a serious extent you believe you eat.

When you start to wrong decisions food ensures that the disease is even worse, and this last thing you want to do. It is therefore imperative that you get to eat a healthy diet.

We have to break some food and explain how they can help. Firstly, fibre; fiber is wonderful, because it helps control his blood sugar level. It does so by reducing and limiting the consumption of refined sugar. You can get a lot of fiber from fruit, vegetables, beans, peas and whole grains.
Protein has advantages, because it helps us feel more satisfied, in other words, less hunger. Suppose, for example, that had two dishes, rich in carbohydrates and high protein others, the latter will be more saved.
The bottom line is this protein no longer requires insulin, sugar absorb quickly and that is why you have ups and downs, even if there are dishes from carbohydrates.
That does not mean that you cut out carbohydrates, everything has its place and the body needs at least thirty grams per day. With regard to the proteins do not worry so much food as you like. In order to substantially reduce sugar and eat lots of protein.
Foods containing carbohydrates, bread, pasta and potatoes. We quickly fat, you want to avoid saturated fats derived from milk products, unsaturated fats "OK" in limited quantities. Your best fats are simple.
Finally, the key is balance and understanding that we eat, and there is absolutely indispensable ingredients.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Causes of Cancer

Several types of cancer, including cancer of the lungs, mouth, pharynx, skin and colon, can be prevented to varying degrees. What is required is efforts to reduce smoking, alcohol consumption, carcinogenic substances in the working environment, human-caused exposure to ionizing radiation (such as that used for radiography), ultraviolet radiation (from sunlight), overweight and radon in the environment. Efforts to reduce smoking would have the greatest effects by far, as about 25% of all cancer cases among men and 15% among women result from smoking. For example, smoking causes 85% of all lung cancer cases. Carcinogenic substances in the working environment cause about 3–5% of all cancer cases. Diet and exercise are also believed to be very important in the development of cancer, but this is difficult to quantify.
How can cancer be prevented?
Primary prevention targets the known risk factors for certain types of cancer, which are described under the targets for risk factors. Prevention aims at eliminating or reducing the exposure of the population or individuals to these risk factors. Attempts can be made to prevent a few types of cancer by screening: breast cancer, cervical cancer and cancer of the colon. Nevertheless, prevention through screening requires effective treatment at the preliminary stages of each type of cancer. Screening does not reduce the number of people with cancer but can reduce mortality. Screening for breast cancer, cancer of the colon and cervical cancer can reduce mortality from these types of cancer in the relevant age groups by an estimated 20%, 15% and 50%, respectively.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Facts About Obesity

The prevalence of obesity among those older than 16 years in Denmark increased from 5.5% in 1987 (250,000 people) to 9.5% in 2000 (400,000 people). The number of overweight people increased from 1.3 million to 1.7 million in the same period.
Obesity increases the risk of several diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, certain types of cancer and degenerative injuries from wear on the musculoskeletal system. Obesity reduces women’s fertility and increasing problem among children and youth. Most overweight teenagers remain overweight as adults. It is important that children develop healthy and regular dietary habits and derive pleasure from exercising. This can be achieved by creating health-promoting environments in children’s daily lives and by having the adults who spend time with children support and encourage them in developing good dietary and exercise habits.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Health is a Collective Responsibility

Health is created in interaction between individuals, families and the local and extended networks and communities in which individuals participate. Close, everyday relationships influence our attitudes, perspectives on life and behaviour, including in relation to health.

Health is also created by people’s living conditions and by the framework for people’s lives, such as housing conditions, the working environment, the external environment, food safety and the health services available.

The best way to develop and disseminate efforts to improve public health is by recognizing our responsibility and taking action based on this. Individuals are responsible for their own lives. Everyone has the right to live their lives as they wish: to make their own choices. But people’s choices affect them and may influence other people positively or negatively. Individuals have responsibility for themselves, for their family and friends and for participating in communities.

Communities are everyday contexts in which people participate such as schools, sports clubs, neighbourhoods and workplaces.

People have responsibility for one another in such communities. In communities people help to create each others’ lives. Communities – local social and extended networks – contribute to forming and changing our norms. This also applies to both positive and negative changes in health behaviour in a broad sense, including lifestyles, environmental behaviour and behaviour related to road traffic. Local social networks, such as the parents of the schoolchildren in one class, neighbours and co-workers, greatly influence how people act. Communities can support individuals and individual families, but they can also isolate and distance themselves from individuals, such as in bullying at school or mobbing at work.