Wednesday, 29 July 2015

STRESS.....Has the potential to MAKE you and MAR you .....

Stress is everyday fact of life . Its is something , which cant be avoided . It creeps in stealthily and has the potential to make you or mar you.

Important is how best you can cope with it and lead a healthy, preventive and progressive life. Modern  life with  its fast pact, occupational  achievements, personal  ambitions,  social pressures environmental  poison  and our  orientation  to  sedentary mental work,  present  almost all  of  us  with  constantly  stressful situations.Though  we  all  have  our  own environment and deal/ react  in  different way to  stresses fact  remains  that  all  of  us  are  affected by it  in some  way  or other, at  some  time or the  other.

In simple team, stress is a reaction / response to any kind of change.  It is the physical and emotional response to situation,which are perceived as  novel ,frightening,confusion, exiting or tiring. It is not  only gets precipitated  by  external demands,but also be generated  from with  in  by  our hopes,  fears, expectations and beliefs. It act  like  a  signal  for the  mind  and  body  to get prepared  for  any  eventuality.
Stress  places a demand  on human  mind  and body with right  attitude and in  right  amount ,  it make  us  well  managed in a  particular   situation and  it is  good to take  a  beautiful amount  of stress  to get out beautifully  from any unfavorable  situation and we  “glow up”. and become more active , refined , more sensitive , understanding , and more productive. Its important to decide a right amount of stress in any situation that can build and destroy you. 

However, when stress become prolonged and chronic,(long team) stress can then become  too demanding and debilitating. Not only can it destroy your looks, but also your vitality and eventually your health.It  create  a lot of  pressure  and  tension on the bodily system.The body& mind are in high alert  without  much  required  periods  of  rest.That ultimately cause major damage in the Form of burn out". 

At initial stage of burnout it can be controlled with in by knowing its exact cause and by adaptation and modification of behavior . Check on persistent  irritability,  anxiety , high BP, insomnia,forget fullness,  inability  to  concentrate, headaches , any  dependency etc . If any  thing  you  found abnormal  then consult  once any counselor or find out your stresses and work on  it  to  manage with  in  yourself  or  with  the help of  any  right  person. If stress is not controlled in   initial stages it may  cause psychosomatic  disorders and severe damage then you need a counselor to help you to make right coping strategy.

Friday, 10 July 2015

World Population Day ...2015...“Vulnerable Populations in Emergencies”

Today  the whole world is celebrating World Population Day 2015 . The theme of 2015 is “Vulnerable Populations in Emergencies”. 
Theme is bit unclear when we read it .To understand it there is a definition , that can make it understandable .
"Vulnerable populations can be defined broadly to include those who are not able to access and use the standard resources offered in disaster preparedness and planning, response, and recovery."
Current Indian population 1,289,391,256 (1.28 billion) As of July 10, 2015 & current worlds population is more then 7 billion.
World Population Day is a great event being celebrated all through the world annually on 11th of July. It is celebrated to increase the awareness of the people towards the worldwide population issues. It was first started in the year 1989 by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

What is the significance of this day - As the population will increase then there will be shortage of resources and unequal distribution is natural , The basic need of food , shelter , cloth ( roti , kapda , or makan) is chief concern . Other then this one more very imperative need is health care , its growing demand of man power and  cost  for lifestyle diseases is arising as a major issue .

11 NOVEMBER 2013 | RECIFE, BRAZIL - The world will be short of 12.9 million health-care workers by 2035.

Chronic diseases could cost global economy $47-trillion, That number, $47-trillion (U.S.), is so staggeringly large as to be almost unbelievable. But that is how much five chronic illnesses will cost the global economy over the next 20 years, according to a new study commissioned by the World Economic Forum.

The research is a bitter cue that the five conditions – cancer, diabetes, mental illness, heart disease and respiratory illness – do not merely pose health challenges for individuals but an economic challenge for the world for decades to come.

Today, the big five kill 36 million people a year (of the 57 million deaths in total). By 2030, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) will claim 52 million or 80 per cent of all deaths.
Best way to deal this crisis in future is prevention ( true prevention ) , adopting a healthy lifestyle i.e good nutrition and exercise . As  Indian we should proud honorable prim minister Modi ji to give  " yoga day " to the whole word , best thing to control lifestyle diseases epidemic. We all should adopt yoga in our routine .  

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Sunday, 5 July 2015

FAT .. Transfat ...FATTY LIVER ....Metabolic Disorders

Few days back there was a news in TOI (Times of india) about the fatty liver, Liver transplants in India are facing a strange hurdle — fatty liver”, not shocking to me, In routine i am interacting with fatty liver patients and understand the problems they  face in there routine and how they land up in sever life threatening metabolic disorders if not get a proper guidance in early stage of fatty liver that can be reversible .

According to the news top surgeons say nearly 50% of livers from live donors and 80% of those from cadavers are rejected because there is excess accumulation of fat in the organ.
We all know there is continuous increase in metabolic disorders , like obesity, diabetes, etc  and hand to hand the artificial food too in the market without any strong regulation. Things will be more worse if we will not get aware and conscious about these health & food issues in our golden sparrow – turning to IT eagle

In Indian our eating habits are so bad and the use of transfat is so much , thanks to TOI for its another news , “Indian snacks are loaded with trans fat”. Both of the news are correlated and must read.

What is this fatty liver, what are its causes and what we can do to prevent this condition that can be a major cause of metabolic disorders and visa versa.

What is a fatty liver?

A fatty liver is the result of the excess fat in liver cells. Fatty tissue slowly builds up in the liver when a person’s diet exceeds the amount of fat his or her body can handle. A person has a fatty liver when fat makes up at least 5% of the liver . Simple fatty liver can be a completely benign condition and usually does not lead to liver damage. However, once there is a buildup of simple fat, the liver becomes vulnerable to further injury, which may result in inflammation and scarring of the liver . 

What causes fatty liver disease?

Genetic predisposition, lack of exercise, and a diet rich in ghee, sugar, and oils, all conspire to make fatty liver a major health problem in India.
Other causes of fat accumulation within liver cells are excessive alcohol intake, many drugs (particularly chemotherapeutic agents and certain antiviral medications), pregnancy, and chemicals such as carbon tetrachloride.

Nutritional causes of fatty liver disease are:

  • starvation and protein malnutrition,
  • long term use of total parenteral nutrition (a feeding procedure that involves infusing nutrients directly into the blood stream),
  • intestinal bypass surgery for obesity,
  • rapid weight loss.
  • Trans fat in our daily diet

Certain conditions often accompany and may contribute to fatty liver disease:

  • obesity
  • diabetes mellitus,
  • hyperlipidemia (elevated lipids in the blood),
  • insulin resistance and high blood pressure.
Trans fat as a major cause :

Partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) / Artificial trans fat , are widely used in bakery products (cakes, biscuits, pizzas, pastries, etc), fried products (potato, corn chips, etc), deep fried foods like French fries, doughnuts, fried chicken and various Indian deep fried snacks, coffee creamer, margarine etc. In India, trans fat is consumed a lot in the form of vanaspati, a cheaper source of fat that improves taste as well. Indian restaurants use vanaspati for cooking bhaturas, paranthas, puris and tikkis among others. Repeated use of the same oil for frying adds to the problem. 

There is no regulation of artificial trans fat in India. Manufacturers merely put a label on them, mentioning the trans fat content, but it is written in a small font that's hard to notice, and we consume in our daily routine

A fatty liver is reversible in its early stages through right dietary correction and lifestyle modification.

If the offending causes are curtailed or ceased, but continued injury can ultimately cause progression to NASH (non alcoholic fatty liver), cirrhosis, and liver cancer.

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