Walk With Jennifer, Weight Loss Progress Report

Walk With Jennifer, AWAREmed, Dr. Dalal Akoury, weight loss, healthy lifestyle

Can you believe it?!

Jennifer has been working with the AWAREmed weight loss program for approximately 3 weeks and you can already see a big difference! Although obese patients want to see instant weight loss results, it’s a slow process, but, as you can see, even in a short period of time there is a visual difference.

Jennifer says:

“So far things are going very well, Im getting used to eating right, I havent had any cravings at all, I have been excercising everyday and I feel so much better. My blood pressure is almost at normal and I can breathe right for the first time in a very long time, it’s getting easier in some ways but I know I still have a long road ahead. I will not give up!

I am so determined to be successful with my weight loss and be 100 % as healthy as I can be! I think having to be accountable for my actions publicly makes me even more determined to not mess up! Showing myself on television was really hard, but the last show we did, I was much prouder of the way I looked on camera.

What I expect to gain from this is the knowledge of how to eat right and replace my bad habits with good habits, such as excercising everyday instead of sitting in front of the television eating whatever I want.”

Remember, not everyone will have the same weight loss results in the same amount of time.

The complete program with AWAREmed consists of meal changes and nutrition coaching with Patricia Coppola, specific supplements for the individual, and special IV therapy and injections, again, tailored to the individual. And along with this, and perhaps just as important to see results, is regular exercise. Jennifer has been walking as well as beginning twice a week workout sessions with a trainer.

Sessions with Jillian Maas Backman  help with setting new intentions, using a personal power statement to push through the times when it seems too hard, and motivation to take a deeper, more spiritual look inside and come to a new understanding of the self, before, during and after weight loss.

Even if you can’t do the complete weight loss program, you can still become a part of Walk With Jennifer by making the simple changes in diet and exercise. You can add the supplements, and you can add the IV therapy if you choose, but it’s not a requirement.

It’s your choice, choose to change!  Let’s help each other by spreading the word and this website!

If you still need to be visually motivated, check out this story about a young couple in St. Louis!

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Walk With Jennifer, Weight Loss Progress Report

 

 

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Getting active to Solve Heart Disease Problem

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Getting active to Solve Heart Disease Problem: There is Health in Exercise

Getting active to Solve Heart Disease Problem

Getting active to Solve Heart Disease Problem is just the starting point. A lot more can be done to prevent since prevention is better than cure

It is always said that there is health in exercise but many people do see it that way. Many people are 50-50 is appreciating this fact and that is why even though they know, they are still not handling matters to do with physical activities with the seriousness it deserve. Looking at the gap and how it impacts to the societies across the globe doctor Dalal Akoury resolved to offer her contribution by establishing a health facility (AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center) which promotes getting active to solve the heart disease problems and many other diseases related to being inactive. Physical activities is applicable to all ages and therefore whatever your age, you’re a candidate of exercise and being active now will make an immediate impact on your health and protect it in the future too.

Being physical active helps control your weight, reduce blood pressure and cholesterol and improve your mental health and thereby helping you to look and feel great. Many health problems can easily be avoided or solved by regular engagement in physical activities. Doctor Akoury says that the importance of being active is full of health and therefore even if you have a physical health problem which you feel interferes with your ability to be active, you must not stop there consoling yourself that because of that health condition you can’t be active. Everybody needs to be actively involved in the physical activities and so it is advisable that you consult with your doctor about your condition. By doing this you doctor will be able to help you recommend the amount and type of activity that is right for you after all there is health in exercise.

And for those who have a heart condition, or are at high risk of developing heart disease for example because you have high blood pressure, you must ensure that you act in speed and consult with the expert at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury today for immediate action. Remember that since there is health in exercise, you should aim to be active every day and build up to a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity on a weekly basis. And just points of reminder do not forget that every 10 minute counts. Even as you consider starting if you have not been doing so, it is necessary that you begin slowly and gradually, like for instance you may start with sessions of at least ten minutes in a day. From there you can graduate by building up the number of sessions you do each day as you get adopted to the exercise.

Getting active to Solve Heart Disease Problem: Where do I start?

You must have realized that I have already begun responding to this concern, however the benefits of being more active is derived from all kinds of physical activity. Whatever you settle on will add more value to you and the more you increase your time being active the better for your health says doctor Akoury. Back to the question “where do I start?” you could start from anywhere like for instance the traditional activities like swimming, exercise classes or playing a sport all count. Physical activity also includes the normal daily activities or duties you are doing like walking, gardening, climbing stairs and even the household duties like cleaning.

To keep on the objective, it is important that you choose such activities that you enjoy, helping you achieve your goals and keep you motivated. Are you a fun of ballroom dancing, tennis, trampolining, yoga or Pilates a try? You could try them nonetheless you should also do something that helps in strengthening your muscles at least twice a week. This could be exercising with weights, working with resistance bands, heavy gardening or carrying shopping.

Getting active to Solve Heart Disease Problem: Build on what you’re already doing

You might not realize just how active you already are. Can you take a moment and think about the activities you’re already doing and the ones you’d like to do in the future. Download and fill in your own activity diary sheet to find out how much you’re already doing. The easiest way to get active is to build it into your everyday life. It need not be a big change to your daily habits, but it could have a big impact on your health. Just some little tips on what you could incorporate:

  • Walking more each day. You don’t need to dress up in sportswear to get active.
  • Climb the stairs more often.
  • Avoid sitting down for long periods.
  • Meet your friends more regularly. Walk or cycle to and from local places whenever you can.
  • Do more activity in your leisure time. Exercising in a class or with a group is a good way to meet new people and make new friends

Getting active to Solve Heart Disease Problem: Your weight and heart disease

If you are overweight or obese you are more likely to develop coronary heart disease than someone who is having a healthy weight. The heart diseases can be very devastating and the sooner they are dealt with the better. As you consider taking on physical activities to prevent heart conditions, remember to consult with your doctor since not everyone with a heart condition can do exercise the same way. In this regard doctor Dalal Akoury will be very instrumental in advising you professionally if only you can schedule for that much deserving appointment with her today.

Getting active to Solve Heart Disease Problem: How does my weight affect my health?

There is no doubt that being overweight or obese is a serious factor in causes of heart diseases and other health complications. This has been established by the various research findings that being overweight or obese:

Doctor Akoury says that because these are risk factors for coronary heart disease, your weight can have a big impact on your long-term health. Remember that even if you don’t have any of these conditions, it’s still very important to keep to a healthy weight so you don’t develop them in future.

The good news is that if you’re overweight or obese, you can reduce your risk of coronary heart disease by reaching and keeping to a healthy weight. You can make a real difference to your heart health with small lifestyle changes, by eating healthily, keeping active, and being aware of what affects your risk.

Getting active to Solve Heart Disease Problem: There is Health in Exercise

 

 

 

Diabetes and Coronary Heart Disease

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Diabetes and Coronary Heart Disease: Understanding the Effects of Diabetes

Diabetes and Coronary Heart Disease

Diabetes and Coronary Heart Disease. The many risks of heart diseases can and must be avoided. Health must come first

Diabetes is a serious factor in causing coronary heart diseases. If you have diabetes for instance, you are more likely to develop coronary heart disease than someone without diabetes. It is therefore very important that you understand the relationship between diabetes and coronary heart disease for you to be able to take the appropriate action in keeping healthy. Experts have established that diabetes causes high levels of glucose in the blood and when this happens, it impacts negatively on the walls of the arteries causing them to be more likely to develop fatty deposits commonly known as atheroma. If this atheroma is allowed to build up in the coronary arteries (the arteries that supply oxygen-rich blood to your heart) the individual affected is likely to develop coronary heart disease which can eventually cause heart attack and angina says doctor Dalal Akoury MD and founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center. Now let us try to understand diabetes better in the context of causing coronary heart disease.

Diabetes and Coronary Heart Disease: Types of diabetes

We have two common types of diabetes the type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes happens when the body lucks the capacity to produce insulin. This type of diabetes is very common with the children and young adults. Type 2 diabetes occurs when your body can’t produce enough insulin or the insulin doesn’t work properly. Type 2 diabetes is more common and tends to develop gradually as people get older usually after the age of 40. This type of diabetes is closely associated with being overweight, being physically inactive and having a family history of diabetes. Like most people in the south Asia origin and African Caribbean are associated with higher rates of diabetes. Nonetheless when diabetes is present, the most important thing is how to eliminate it and reduce the risk of other complications that come with it. Therefore you can effectively reduce your risk of developing diabetes by controlling your weight and doing regular physical activity.

The great news is that doing these things will also make you less likely to develop other cardiovascular diseases such as coronary heart disease and stroke as well as being great for your general mental and physical wellbeing. Whenever we mention engagement in physical activities many people do wonder how and whether they will achieve their set objectives. If this describes you then you need ton to worry for you are not alone. The most important thing to do is to resolve to take the first step of acknowledgement and willingness to lose. When this is done doctor Dalal Akoury will take you through the best and natural weight lose exercises in the most professional way that will leave you much healthier. Remember that by losing weight and being active, you will be succeeding in solving several health complications as already mention.

Diabetes and Coronary Heart Disease: How can I protect my heart if I already have diabetes?

If you have diabetes, it’s very important to make sure that you control your blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels to help reduce your risk of coronary heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases. To do this you can chose to:

  • To more physical activity
  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet
  • Control your weight, and
  • Stop up smoking.

If you are diagnosed with diabetes, you may also need to take a cholesterol-lowering medicine such as statins to help protect your heart.

Diabetes and Coronary Heart Disease: Family history

If you have a family history of cardiovascular disease, you have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular diseases such as coronary heart disease, angina, heart attack, heart failure and stroke. Ideally you will be considered to have a family history of cardiovascular disease if:

  • Your father or brother was under the age of 55 when they were diagnosed with cardiovascular disease or
  • Your mother or sister was under the age of 65 when they were diagnosed with cardiovascular disease.

Doctor Akoury says that if you have family history of cardiovascular disease, it will be very important that you consult with your doctor in good time for professional evaluation which may include checking on your blood pressure and cholesterol.

Diabetes and Coronary Heart Disease: How does family history affect me?

Genes can pass on the risk of cardiovascular disease, and they can also be responsible for passing on other conditions such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol levels. There’s no single gene that increases your risk of getting heart disease. It’s likely that several genes are responsible. Lifestyle habits, such as smoking or poor diet passed on from one generation to the next can also increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Diabetes and Coronary Heart Disease: Can I do anything about my family history?

This is very important but unfortunately there is nothing you can do about your family history. Having a family history of cardiovascular disease is sometimes called a ‘non-modifiable’ risk factor meaning that it’s a risk factor that you can’t change. However, whilst you can’t change your family’s background, you can choose your lifestyle.  So even if you have a family history, you can reduce your risk of getting cardiovascular disease by controlling other risk factors by:

  • Being physically active
  • Eating well
  • Keeping to a healthy weight and body shape
  • Not smoking
  • Managing high blood pressure
  • Managing high cholesterol, and
  • Controlling diabetes, if you have it.

Finally your risk of developing cardiovascular disease also depends on other things including your age. According to the several research findings, it has been established that the older you are, the more likely you are to develop cardiovascular disease. Therefore it is advisable that you be on top of everything when it comes to protecting your health. Talking to the experts is one way of being in the know. I would want to beseech you to call the experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center and schedule for an appointment with doctor Dalal Akoury for a comprehensive review of your health and treatment where is applicable.

Diabetes and Coronary Heart Disease: Understanding the Effects of Diabetes

 

 

 

 

High Cholesterol and Cardiovascular diseases

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High Cholesterol and Cardiovascular diseases: Causes of Heart Complications

High Cholesterol and Cardiovascular diseases

High Cholesterol and Cardiovascular diseases. The cardiovascular diseases could be prevented with proper control of cholesterol intake

Cholesterol is a fatty substance normally found in the blood. Whereas cholesterol is useful in human life, when it is in excess, it becomes chronic and can cause very devastating health conditions. Therefore if you have too much cholesterol in your blood, you stand a greater risk of contracting heart diseases and other cardiovascular diseases. To help us understand better the impact of high cholesterol and cardiovascular diseases, we spoke to doctor Dalal Akoury the MD and founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center and she is going to help us bring certain health matters into perspective. To begin with, let us first of all understand what cholesterol is in human life. Cholesterol is a fatty substance carried around the body by proteins. A combination of cholesterol and proteins will make a substance known as lipoproteins. With this combination come two types of lipoproteins:

  • Low-density lipoproteins (LDL) are known as the bad type of cholesterol. LDL carries cholesterol from your liver to the cells that need it.
  • High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is known as the good type of cholesterol. HDL carry cholesterol away from the cells and back to the liver to be broken down.

Doctor Akoury says that too much bad cholesterol (LDL) in your blood can cause fatty material to build up in your artery walls. This becomes even more risky if the concentration of bad of bad cholesterol is higher than that of the good cholesterol. It must be noted that cholesterol is measured in millimols per liter of blood (mmol/l) and the recommended levels is always under 4mmol/l, this is particularly necessary if you are at risk of or even if you already have heart and circulatory disease. With that done, it is also important that you aim to have your LDL under 2mmol/l and your HDL above 1 mmol/l.

High Cholesterol and Cardiovascular diseases: What are triglycerides?

Triglycerides are another type of fatty substance in the blood. Like LDL cholesterol (the bad type), triglycerides are also bad. They’re found in foods such as dairy products, meat and cooking oils. They can also be produced in the body, either by the body’s fat stores or in the liver. Ideally, your triglyceride level should be less than 1.7mmol/l. If you have high triglyceride levels, you may have a greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease than people with lower levels. If you are very overweight, eat a lot of fatty and sugary foods, or drink too much alcohol, you are more likely to have a high triglyceride level.

High Cholesterol and Cardiovascular diseases: Causes high Cholesterol

There is no one single cause for high cholesterol. Many different factors can contribute to high cholesterol such as:

Having an inherited condition known as familial hyper-cholesterolaemia (FH) can also cause exceptionally high cholesterol even if you have a healthy lifestyle.

High Cholesterol and Cardiovascular diseases: What works in the reduction of cholesterol level?

Eat a healthy balanced diet - Eating lots of fruit, vegetables, and wholegrain is better than eating foods high in saturated or Tran’s fats. You can replace saturated fats with the healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats such as olive, rapeseed or sunflower oils and spreads. It is interesting to note that food stuff that people often ignore is actually the best in keeping the good health we all desire. Therefore only settle for foods that are high in soluble fiber like the beans, oats, lentils, nuts, fruits and vegetables. Soluble fibers are very effective and can help in lowering the levels of cholesterol.

Regular exercise - Regular physical activity can help increase your HDL cholesterol (the good type of cholesterol). Staying active is great way to keep your heart healthy. While this can be very simple to do, many have failed in maintaining the consistency of exercise. If you too is a candidate of inconsistency, then scheduling for an appointment with the experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center will be very helpful to you. This facility was established by doctor Dalal Akoury primarily to help people with such difficulties.

Quit smoking - Quitting smoking can help to lower your cholesterol and improve your heart health. Actually there is nothing good about smoking when it comes to your health. Even if it was not about cholesterol smoking generally is harmful and life threatening in all dimensions.

Patients who visit my office in relation to cholesterol often ask this question, “Will I need to take medication?” medication is necessary; however whether yes or no taking cholesterol medication is not a matter to decide on the street. It will depend on your overall risk of cardiovascular disease. Like for instance, cholesterol medications like statins are only prescribed to patients who are at greatest overall risk of cardiovascular disease.

When it comes to the roles of sterol-enriched foods in helping in the reduction of cholesterol level the effect varies between individuals, there is evidence to show that plant sterols and stanols can help to reduce LDL cholesterol by levels up to 10-15% when 2g per day is regularly consumed as part of a healthy balanced diet. It must be noted that even though there is an expectation that this would lead to fewer heart attacks, scientifically no clinical trials have been undertaken to show this. Nonetheless sterols and stanols is a common ingredients in several food products we use some of which may include margarines, spreads, soft cheeses and yoghurts.

High Cholesterol and Cardiovascular diseases: Will eating too many eggs raise my cholesterol?

For most people, the amount of saturated fat they eat has much more of an impact on their cholesterol than eating foods that contain cholesterol, like eggs, liver, kidneys and shellfish. Unless you have been told otherwise by your doctor or dietician, if you like eggs, they can be included as part of a balanced and varied diet. Finally in whatever you chose to do always make wide consultations with the experts before you proceed with the action. The experts opinion will help you avoid mistakes before they happen. Remember that with health there is no trial and error, everything has to be done well to perfection. This perfection you can only get at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center only if you can make that very important call today.

High Cholesterol and Cardiovascular diseases: Causes of Heart Complications

 

Effects of High blood pressure and cholesterol

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Effects of High blood pressure and cholesterol: How they affect the Heart

Effects of High blood pressure and cholesterol

Effects of High blood pressure and cholesterol. Blood pressure is preventable and all the preventive measures to be embraced for better health

The heart is one of the organs of the body that is very sensitive and plays very vital role in the body. A healthy heart is an indication that other organs which depends on its proper functionality are actually operating well. Despite being that important, it is very vulnerable to several attacks that hinder its abilities to function as is expected. Some of the attackers may include high blood pressure and high cholesterol among many others. For the purpose of this article, we want to center our discussion on the effects of high blood pressure and cholesterol. We spoke to doctor Dalal Akoury about these two factors and she is sharing with us some of the known effects of this tow to the heart. High blood pressure isn’t usually something that you can feel or notice, but if you have it you’re more likely to develop coronary heart disease or have a stroke says doctor Akoury. The best way of ascertaining whether you have high blood pressure is to have it measured. Doctor Akoury says that it is very important that people should get to know their blood pressure. It is very unhealthy to wait until you are sick for you to visit your doctor to determine your blood pressure. In fact health professionals recommends that people of 40 years and above should get their blood pressure taken periodically as part of health check up to assess their risk for getting cardiovascular disease.

Effects of High blood pressure and cholesterol: Blood pressure and High blood pressure

One may wonder if there is any different between blood pressure and high blood pressure. If you are wondering then you are at the right place and in a moment you are finding out the difference. Blood pressure is the pressure or force of blood in your arteries the vessels that is charged with transporting the blood from the heart to the brain and to the rest of the body. For this role to be effectively done, the body needs adequate pressure or force to push the assignment successfully throughout the body systems. The pressure of the blood flowing through your arteries is regulated with your heart beats (in other words they change as your heart beats). The pressure in your arteries will be at its highest when your heart is contracting and pumping blood around your body and lowest as it relaxes while it fills with blood before pumping again. That explains what blood pressure is, nonetheless high blood pressure also known as hypertension means that there is no fluctuation in the blood pressure. The blood pressure remains at a certain high point than it is recommended. Expert says that high blood pressure is not something that you can feel or notice easily. Nonetheless if this is not addressed in good time, it can cause an enlargement on your heart making your heart to be less effective in pumping the blood to the various parts of the body. This is what in many cases result in a condition known as heart failure.

Effects of High blood pressure and cholesterol: Heart attack and Stroke

Having high blood pressure increases your chances of having a heart attack or stroke. Even though this is a life threatening condition, it is regrettable that no proper reason is given as to how high blood pressure is caused. However it is believed that the following can play a part:

  • Luck of adequate physical activity
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Having too much salt in your diet
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Having a family history of high blood pressure.

Prevention is always the best and therefore if you are not having high blood pressure, living a healthy lifestyle is very important as it is one of the best ways of preventing this problem from occurring in the future.

Effects of High blood pressure and cholesterol: How does my General Practitioner know I have high blood pressure?

Like we had said before, this is measurable and your doctor will do just that. If your blood pressure is 140/90mmHg or higher you will probably have to have this rechecked several times. It is necessary to note that everyone’s blood pressure varies during the day. Some people have a condition known as ‘white coat hypertension’ or ‘white coat syndrome’. This is a condition where your blood pressure rises only because someone is taking your blood pressure, and not because you have an underlying medical problem. If you have white coat hypertension, your blood pressure will return to normal when your doctor or stops taking it. It can be very difficult to diagnose and this is why you may need to have your blood pressure rechecked several times, or you may be sent home with a 24 hour blood pressure monitor for the same reason.

Effects of High blood pressure and cholesterol: What do the numbers mean?

If you have been to a health institution for high blood pressure measurement, you must have noticed that every blood pressure reading consists of two figures or measurements shown as one number on top of the other and measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg). If your reading is 120/80mmHg for example, you might hear your doctor or nurse saying your blood pressure is 120 over 80. The interpretation of the figures is that the top figure represents the highest level your blood pressure reaches when your heart contracts and pumps blood through your arteries – your systolic blood pressure. An example might be 130mmHg. The second (or bottom) number represents the lowest level your blood pressure reaches as your heart relaxes between beats – your diastolic blood pressure. An example might be 75mmHg. Not unless stated otherwise the human blood pressure should be below 140/90mmHg.  But as for those struggling with heart or circulatory disease the recommended blood pressure should be below 130/80mmHg.

Effects of High blood pressure and cholesterol: What can I do to reduce my blood pressure?

Finally if it has been established that you have high blood pressure, then it would be advisable that you consider changing your lifestyle and engaging in healthy physical activities, losing weight, reducing the salt content in your diet, cutting down on alcohol and eating a balanced, healthy diet. In the event that you have done all these and still the high blood pressure persists, then you may need to consult with your doctor for professional advice to help you reduce the risk of having a heart attack or stroke.

Effects of High blood pressure and cholesterol: How they affect the Heart

 

 

 

 

The Known Dangers of Cardiovascular disease

Heart health

The Known Dangers of Cardiovascular disease: Smoking as a Risk factor

The Known Dangers of Cardiovascular disease

The Known Dangers of Cardiovascular disease must be addressed in good time even as we look towards investigating the unknown

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is not any disease that one would even wish for his worst enemy. The disease comes in various ways including all the diseases of the heart and circulation including coronary heart disease, angina, heart attack, congenital heart disease and stroke. It’s also known as heart and circulatory disease. The known dangers of cardiovascular disease are not anything to be happy about but one that needs all our combine effort to eradicate from our societies by all means says doctor Dalal Akoury. Your heart is a very sensitive organ and must not be protected in the best way possible.

The Known Dangers of Cardiovascular disease: How are cardiovascular diseases linked?

This is a very interesting question one which must be addressed with a lot of openness. Coronary heart disease (angina and heart attack) and stroke may be caused by the same problem which in many cases would be atherosclerosis. This is when your arteries become narrowed by a gradual build-up of fatty material (also known as atheroma) within their walls. In time, your arteries may become so narrow that they cannot deliver enough oxygen rich blood to your heart. This can cause angina a pain or discomfort in your chest.

If a piece of the atheroma in your arteries breaks away it may cause a blood clot to form. If the blood clot blocks your coronary artery and cuts off the supply of oxygen-rich blood to your heart muscle, your heart muscle may become permanently damaged a condition which is known as a heart attack. When a blood clot blocks an artery that carries blood to your brain, it can cut off the blood supply to part of your brain and this will result in a condition known as stroke.

The Known Dangers of Cardiovascular disease: What are the risk factors of cardiovascular disease?

Before we get into the discussion of risk factors, doctor Akoury explains what risk factors really are. She says that a risk factor is something that increases your vulnerability of getting a disease. Doctor Dalal Akoury says that there are several risk factors for CVD, including:

  • Smoking
  • High blood pressure
  • High blood cholesterol
  • Being physically inactive
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Diabetes
  • Family history of heart disease
  • Ethnic background
  • Sex – men are more likely to develop CVD at an earlier age than women.
  • Age – the older you are, the more likely you are to develop CVD.

Besides these she says that how you deal with stress, the amount of alcohol you drink, and the type of job you do may also influence your risk of developing CVD. It is however very important that you get to note that the more risk factors you have, the higher your risk of developing CVD. And even though you can’t change all your risk factors, there is plenty you can do to reduce your risk and help to protect your heart. And for us to understand better these factors, we are going to be looking at them (the risk factors) one by one and find possible solutions of avoiding them so that we may be safe from all the attacks of CVD. In this article, we are going to look at smoking as a factor in this condition while the others we will discuss in our subsequent articles. So you need to keep glued on the link to get the best of health information you need to keep healthy for generations to come.

The Known Dangers of Cardiovascular disease: Smoking

Of all the factors that cause cardiovascular diseases, cigarette smoking is one which contributes the most in the complications of the heart. Therefore if you are struggling with any heart condition and at the same time you are addicted to smoking, the best gift you can give to yourself is quitting smoking. This sing act will reduce the complication significantly and improve on your heart health almost instantly. The health of your heart is pegged on you quitting smoking and living a much healthier lifestyle thereafter says doctor Akoury. By quitting you’ll be improving your own health by dramatically reducing your risk of coronary heart disease, stroke and a variety of cancers. You’ll feel better, and have more money to spend on other things that you enjoy in other words there will be savings in the sense that the resources you ought to have spent in the treatment of heart diseases will now be channeled to other worthy investments.

The Known Dangers of Cardiovascular disease: How does smoking damage your heart?
  • Smoking increases the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, which includes coronary heart disease and stroke.
  • Smoking damages the lining of your arteries, leading to a buildup of fatty material (atheroma) which narrows the artery. This can cause angina, a heart attack or a stroke.
  • The carbon monoxide in tobacco smoke reduces the amount of oxygen in your blood. This means your heart has to pump harder to supply the body with the oxygen it needs.
  • The nicotine in cigarettes stimulates your body to produce adrenaline, which makes your heart beat faster and raises your blood pressure, making your heart work harder.
  • Your blood is more likely to clot, which increases your risk of having a heart attack or stroke.
The Known Dangers of Cardiovascular disease: Second hand smoke

When non-smokers breathe in second-hand smoke which is also known as passive smoking, it can be harmful. Research shows that exposure to second hand tobacco smoke is a cause of heart disease in non-smokers, which means you could be harming the health of your children, partner and friends.

The Known Dangers of Cardiovascular disease: The dangers of chewing tobacco

Chewing tobacco is not a healthier alternative to smoking; it can increase your risk of mouth cancer, throat cancer and cancer of the esophagus (food pipe). It can also make your teeth more vulnerable to tooth decay and can cause tooth loss. Finally we all appreciate that cigarette smoking is very addictive and quitting may not be easy. That is why doctor Dalal Akoury made a decision to create a medical center (AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center) whose main objective is to transform each individual’s life through increasing awareness about health and wellness and by empowering individuals to find their own inner healing power. This is what we want to help you achieve and progressively you will not have problem quitting. Remember that Dr. Akoury’s practice focuses on personalized medicine through healthy lifestyle choices that deal with primary prevention and underlying causes instead of patching up symptoms. We care for you and all you need to do is to schedule for an appointment with the experts at this facility and you will not regret it all the days of your life.

The Known Dangers of Cardiovascular disease: Smoking as a Risk factor

 

Understanding exactly what Chronic Stress really is

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Understanding exactly what Chronic Stress really is: Effects of Stress on the Body

Understanding exactly what Chronic Stress really is

Understanding exactly what Chronic Stress really is, is the starting point for lasting treatment solution

We all live with it but what exactly is stress? In this article, we want to concentrate on the understanding exactly what chronic stress really is since it affects us individually and collectively. Our reference is going to be from the experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center a medical facility which was founded by doctor Dalal Akoury primarily to offer health solutions to the suffering public. Doctor Akoury says that stress can come in many forms including:

When stress set in an individual’s life, it wills not matter the kind of stress it is since the body understands stress in the same way irrespective of the type. How then does stress affect the body? The effects of stress are many and may include the following:

  • It can lower your immune system
  • Increase your cholesterol
  • Blood sugar and blood pressure
  • It can cause sexual dysfunctions
  • Arthritis’s
  • Heart disease
  • Weight gain
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Ulcers
  • Cancer as well as lower thyroid function and metabolism

Normally when a person is under stress the body will switch into a fight or flight mode.

  • This will then trigger several physiological responses and you will have a decrease of all noncritical processes.
  • Your energy will be mobilized to your muscle.
  • Digestion will be turned off (50 percent of people have digestive complaints)
  • Detoxification will be impaired
  • You will have a decrease in cellular repair
  • You will be placed in a catabolic (breaking down) state. This catabolic state will weaken all your systems.

Understanding exactly what Chronic Stress really is: Different states of stress

  • You can be in a sick state- This is when your stress levels are higher than your resistance levels.
  • You can be in an average state of health – This is when your stress levels and resistance levels are about equal. These are the people who feel good until something stressful happens then they get symptoms.
  • The last is a state of good health – This is when your resistance is much higher than your stress levels. This leaves you with two choices; reduce stress, or increase resistance. The easiest one to do is to decrease stress. Unfortunately some people are unable to do this, therefore we must increase resistance. This means you need to support your hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis.

It is obvious that stress and sex hormones are all derived from cholesterol. It therefore means that if you are under constant stress, you will produce more stress hormones, and therefore you will need more cholesterol to make those hormones. This is how stress can lead to elevated cholesterol. When you’re continuously making stress hormones your body will decrease production of sex hormones, as well as aldosterone, this is called cortisol steal. Lower sex hormones will lead to hormonal imbalances such as irregular menstrual cycles, infertility and low libido. Lower aldosterone levels will prevent your kidneys from absorbing sodium and therefore spilling sodium into the bladder. Wherever sodium goes, water follows. This will cause dilute urine and frequent urination, as well as the craving of salt.

Understanding exactly what Chronic Stress really is: Stress and Sexual functions

Stress affects sexual function as already mentioned. It is also worth noting that sexual arousal is a parasympathetic nervous system response, whereas orgasm and ejaculation are a sympathetic nervous system response. When you have high stress, this stimulates the sympathetic nervous system, decreasing stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system and not allowing arousal to take place. Insulin is the only hormone that lowers blood sugar, whereas cortisol, epinephrine, norepinephrine, glucagon and growth hormone all raise blood sugar. Cortisol, epinephrine and norepinephrine are all stress hormones. This is how stress will increase blood sugar, causing insulin levels to rise, to lower the blood sugar and ultimately causing insulin resistance.

Understanding exactly what Chronic Stress really is: Gastrointestinal tract

Stress will also have effects on the gastrointestinal tract. It will decrease hydrochloric acid (stomach acid) and mucus production, slow the motility of the small intestine and increase the motility of the large intestine. When you have a decrease in stomach acid and mucus production, this will decrease the amount of gastric protection of the stomach. The high cortisol levels from stress will decrease immune function, therefore making it a favorable environment for Helicobacter Pylori to proliferate, and causing a gastric ulcer. If the small intestine is slower to recover from stress the motility is impaired and constipation results. When the large intestine is slower to recover from stress, motility is increased and diarrhea results.

Understanding exactly what Chronic Stress really is: Threats of Cardiac Unrest

Stress will increase cardiac risk in many ways. It will increase blood pressure. It can increase cholesterol for production of the stress hormones as already mention. The stress hormones (catacholamines) are detoxified through methylation this could decrease the methylation capacity to detoxify homo-cysteine. High levels of homo-cysteine are very toxic to the cardiovascular system. As stated earlier, cortisol, epinephrine and norepinphrine raise glucose levels. The higher blood sugar level will cause the release of insulin. Insulin will increase cholesterol, LDL, triglycerides and decrease HDL. The increase in body fat caused by stress as already mentioned is another cardiac risk factor.

Cortisol has a half-life of 100 minutes meaning that if you are under stress and have a cortisol release, in 100 minutes you will have 50% of that cortisol still in your system, after 200 minutes 25% and so on. If you are under constant stress you will continuously have high cortisol levels and have the physiological responses of that cortisol. Finally and like had indicated that it will not matter the kind of stress that affects you. All have the same effects and the body response to them in the same way. If you are under any kind of stress, it would be very important that you look for immediate solutions to prevent other illnesses that may be triggered by stress itself. In this case, scheduling for an appointment with doctor Dalal Akoury would be the first step you can take towards getting lasting solutions for a better health thereafter.

Understanding exactly what Chronic Stress really is: Effects of Stress on the Body

 

 

The best Herbs for Cancer Pain Management

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The best Herbs for Cancer Pain Management: The Benefits of Herbs in Cancer pain treatment

The best Herbs for Cancer Pain Management

The best Herbs for Cancer Pain Management are equally beneficial.

In our painful moments we have resorted into doing all manner of things just ensure that some pain is off loaded and the intensity reduced. While we were introducing this discussion in our last article we dealt with the first element which was the importance of understanding and getting control over our pain. If you are getting to this link for the first time, then you may want to make reference to that article so that we can move together. The previous article was titled management of cancer pain using herbs however in this second part we are discussing the second part which is concerning some herbal some herbal treatment procedures worth embracing. With the guidance of experts from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury, we want to interrogate the best herbs for cancer pain management and we hope that by the time we are through with this discussion, you shall have made up your mind appropriately in all matters concerning cancer pain and how to deal with them.

The best Herbs for Cancer Pain Management: Herbs for the treatment of cancer related pain

Many people across the divide are open to natural pain relief, but that poses a different problem. There are quite a few supplements to choose from and it can be hard to know what to do. However the good news is that it’s generally safe to try any combination whether two, three or as many different types as you may like. You can take them all together. In doing all these it is important to note that many supplements are effective in suppressing pain without any form of side effects with some even working to treating the cancer source itself. Most of the helpful herbs for the treatment of pain have anti-inflammatory properties that work by blocking the enzymes that trigger swelling and subsequent pain.

The best Herbs for Cancer Pain Management: Turmeric extract

  • Turmeric is a herb that originates from Indonesia and South India. It’s well-known as a main spice for curry.
  • It’s also commonly found in Indian food, usually either in curry powder or yellow mustard.
  • Curcumin is an extract from the turmeric root. If you were to take pure turmeric powder, curcumin would comprise about three percent of it.
  • Both turmeric and the curcumin extract have anti-inflammatory properties and potent antioxidant properties.
  • Curcumin in particular is credited with anti-cancer properties, including the ability to reduce pain and slow deterioration in the body.

This anti-inflammatory herb is able to search for and destroy free radicals in your body that cause pain. Studies have established that turmeric is more precise than other medications like aspirin when it came to stopping inflammation. It works by shutting down the COX2 enzyme that causes pain. And like many other herbs turmeric does not have any known side effects.

The best Herbs for Cancer Pain Management: Papain

Papain is an enzyme found in papaya fruit. Specifically, it’s a proteolytic enzyme derived from the sappy, milk-like latex that comes from unripe papaya skins. That latex is dried and made into a powder.

Papain has been shown to attack tumor cells. It’s also effective at boosting your immune system. It works by breaking down proteins, though its mechanism of action isn’t fully understood.

In animal studies, papain has also been shown to work as a shield against the damaging effects of radiation.

Papain is often administered topically but can also be taken as a supplement when it comes to pain management. Topical creams are used to treat painful problems like bed sores, burns, and surgical wounds.

As for side effects, some people report of gastrointestinal distress while taking oral papain, and topical remedies have been reported to occasionally prompt a mild burning sensation.

Bromelain is another enzyme (made from pineapples) that’s an effective natural pain reliever and anti-inflammatory, although I don’t know that it has the specific anti-tumor and radiation-protective benefits found in papain.

You can easily buy papain and bromelain in supplement stores, either separately or together in one pill.

The best Herbs for Cancer Pain Management: Ginger extract

Ginger is a well-known natural treatment for nausea, but it also reduces pain and inflammation. It works thanks to the ability to lower your number of prostaglandins, the messenger molecules that tell you when you’re in pain
Some studies show that ginger also helps reduce the nausea and discomfort associated with chemotherapy. Ginger is extremely versatile as food. Ginger products come from fresh or dried ginger root, and you can get the herb in capsule form, tinctures, extracts, and oils. You can also grate the fresh root as a spice for food, or prepare it as tea. Side effects are rare unless you take ginger in incredibly high, unwarranted doses.

The best Herbs for Cancer Pain Management: You deserve natural pain relief

The benefits of natural pain management extend far beyond just relieving your pain. They also give you emotional relief and satisfaction. Because when you’re dealing with consistent pain over time, you’ll likely have less tolerance for the side effects that come from traditional pain medicines. Turning to pain relieving herbs like the ones already mention means you don’t have to just deal with the pain but you can lessen it or get rid of it completely, and without side effects. Herbs make it easy to spruce up meals. They motivate you to look into fresh or new recipes. They’re a simple, beneficial way to bringing some fun back into your life if you or a loved one is facing cancer.

It is generally important to note that pain relieving and anti-inflammatory supplements don’t pack the wallop of drugs and certainly not of morphine but they can greatly reduce your need for medication. Their advantage is that you can take them all the time, they not addictive and they have a whole range of benefits other drugs don’t have. Finally it is time for you to think outside the box and professionally seek for help when it is due. Cancer and the pain associated with it don’t need reluctance even for a day. If you have any suspicion of any kind and in fact you don’t have to feel something for you to go for checkup. This should be a routine in your health calendar and you must choose to be discipline with it after all your health is the best asset you will ever have. Talk to doctor Dalal Akoury today and get started if you have never done so.

The best Herbs for Cancer Pain Management: The Benefits of Herbs in Cancer pain treatment

 

Management of Cancer Pain Using Herbs

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Management of Cancer Pain Using Herbs: Proven Herbs for Managing and Healing Cancer Pain

Management of Cancer Pain Using Herbs

Management of Cancer Pain Using Herbs. Natural medication is quickly becoming the pain solutions patients need to be safe from pain

Have you ever been into some pain and I am talking about the physical pain and not emotions. When you are going through pain, it may not matter the source, pain is pain and the very first thing that will come to your mind is how to eliminate it. It is no wonder that the chronic pain that accompanies a disease like cancer for example goes beyond physical discomfort. We are going to zero in our discussion on one single pain and that is cancer pain. Cancer as a disease is life threatening and the pain that comes with it can be very devastating. It is because of this threat that we want to look at the possible measures that we can take in the management of cancer pain using herbs for example. And like I have indicated that when pain knocks on your door and severe pain for that matter, the most obvious thing you would want to do is to get rid of the symptoms as first as you can. Even though this is what everyone will do and put aside the treatment of the root cause for a while, this mentality is not the better option since majority of the medication for pain are damage contributors to your already deplorable painful condition. Doctor Dalal Akoury says that no matter the degree of pain it is important to find natural ways of dealing with that pain.

A lot of mistakes have been done in the past and for many years people have misunderstood cancer pain. In this state of disparity many cancer patients have received morphine as medicine’s knee jerk reaction to cancer pain. To correct this I want to share with you some two elements as follows:

  • The first is the importance of understanding and getting control over your pain.
  • The second is concerning some herbal treatment procedures worth embracing.

Management of Cancer Pain Using Herbs: Here’s why conventional medicine can’t solve this problem

The pain that comes from cancer often starts with the disease cancer itself. Did you know that tumors can put pressure on bones or organs, or even nerves? The pain we feel often doesn’t originate from the presence of cancer alone. Instead the chemicals produced by a tumor can also create a lot of pain. This is a case where you want a root-cause solution, not just something to mask the problem. And besides, it must be said that conventional treatment often causes additional pain. Take for example surgery is very painful painful, radiation can cause burning sensations and chemotherapy automatically introduces a host of painful side effects including the nerve damage and mouth sores. As if that is not enough many doctors often give opioid prescriptions like codeine and morphine. The truth in under these circumstances is that such opioids only succeed in suppressing the pain for a while and not addressing the root cause of the problem. The most painful thing is that such medications will cause severe side effects to the patient.

To get the clear picture let us look at the common opioid painkillers. What do you know about them? They cause constipation, sedation, and possible addiction. Typically, it takes larger and larger doses to do the job as the patient develops a tolerance for the drug. NSAIDs like aspirin and ibuprofen carry the danger of gastrointestinal bleeding. They are, in fact, a leading cause of ulcers and death. Acetaminophen (the active ingredient in Tylenol) damages the liver. Acetaminophen is not an anti-inflammatory and in my view is the least satisfactory solution to pain. It’s of no benefit at all in treating the underlying condition, whether it is cancer, arthritis, allergies or something else.

If you we given a chance to make a choice between addressing the root cause of the problem and finding a quick solution for the pain you are going through, like many other people you will opt for pain relief. This is where all of us go wrong and doctor Dalal Akoury is one of the medical professionals who is standing out to bring a positive difference in the life of people. Realizing that patients across the globe including cancer patients are causing more problems by opting for the short term solutions, she made a decision to create a medical center (AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center) whose main objective is to transform each individual’s life through increasing awareness about health and wellness and by empowering people both the direct and indirect victims into finding their own inner healing power. The purpose of this is to create awareness to people so that instead of going for the short cut, they can have a little endurance and have the real issue addressed.

It will however interest you to note that Dr. Akoury’s practices are primarily focusing on personalized medicine through healthy lifestyle choices that deal with the primary prevention and underlying the real causes instead of patching up symptoms. For over two decades now doctor Dalal Akoury has been offering solutions to people across the globe and your condition will not be an exemption. Therefore if you or anyone you know is painfully struggling with cancer pain or even cancer disease, then you can be that good ambassador for healthy change that will deliver health and comfort for all the suffering communities. All you need to do is to schedule for an appointment with the institution of experts (AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center) and doctor Dalal Akoury will be there to help you in great confidence and professionally. Finally management of cancer pain using herbs is very essential for all cancer patients. We have covered the first portion and in our next article we are going to take time into understanding how herbs can be of benefits in solving the problem of chronic pain that is associated with cancer. I encourage you to stay on the link to continue getting more informative health information with the real experts.

Management of Cancer Pain Using Herbs: Proven Herbs for Managing and Healing Cancer Pain

 

Management of Cancer Pain from Bone Metastasis

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Management of Cancer Pain from Bone Metastasis: Elimination of cancer pain

Management of Cancer Pain from Bone Metastasis

Management of Cancer Pain from Bone Metastasis is crucial if cancer patients are to experience pain relief.

Cancer pain is one element that keeps many patients worried of the next minute. If you have been to that place you understand what I am alluding to. The problem is even complicated if the cancer has spread to the bones. Whether it right at the place where the cancer has metastasized or in areas surrounding it, the level of pain may be worse at night and when you rest or it may be better when you rest and worsen when you are moving. This level of pain is what is triggering the discussion about the management of cancer pain from bone metastasis in this article. Pain is actually the single common denominator with all cancer patients irrespective of how it (pain) behaves. It is estimated that about 70% of all cancer patients with metastases (“mets”) have pain on the bone. Pain can be frightening more so when in your mindset you think that you can’t do anything about it. This is a very wrong opinion because there is always something you can do about pain caused by bone metastasis. In fact there’s a lot we can do to reduce the pain, doctor Akoury says. And for sure there’s no reason why any cancer patient should live with excessive pain. That is why experts from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center have developed this guide to help you get started and defeat cancer pain from your life. AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center is a health facility founded by doctor Dalal Akoury to help people get medical assistance and if you or any of your loved ones is struggling with this problem then you can schedule for an appointment with her today and get the insight of dealing with pain.

Management of Cancer Pain from Bone Metastasis: Understanding and Tracking Bone Metastasis Pain

It is always said that our people suffer because of lack of knowledge. Doctor Dalal Akoury is making effort to fill the gap by impacting health information that stand out in helping the society prevent all preventable conditions. She says that metastatic cancer cells damage bones and cause pain several ways some of which include:

  • They produce substances that can dissolve and weaken bones. This may cause a bone to break, which is painful.
  • As the tumor grows in the bone, nerve endings in and around the bone also send pain signals to the brain.
  • They may make bones harden. This is called sclerosis.

Because most of the cancer pains are as a result of metastasis, many people often think that all pains are caused by metastasis. This may not be the case because other pains like one suffering from a severe shoulder pain could not necessarily come from metastasis but even from a frozen shoulder or tendonitis, she says. Therefore what will inform you if this is actually a cancer pain? One difference is that cancer pain persists while other types of pain are more likely to come and go. But better still, even though this is an indicator, it’s still very important to get any new or changing pain checked out in good time.

If you have persistent bony pain for example, bring it to the attention of your oncologist. It is better that you keep your doctor busy even with very obvious things than to suspect something and assume it. Making an assumption is a very poor way of seeking for help. Therefore I want to encourage you to call with any questions, our team of experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center will be there to help you solve the situation in good time.

Management of Cancer Pain from Bone Metastasis: For the Best Pain Relief Keep a Diary

If you have bone metastasis, you can help manage the pain by keeping track of it. A clear understanding of the pain is going to help the most. Doctor Akoury advises that you need to keep all records of pain in a pain diary so that you can respond effectively to the questions asked by your oncologist. Some of those questions may include:

  • When is your pain the best and worst for example, with movement or when lying down?
  • How severe is the pain on a scale of 1 to 10?
  • What is the pain like? Is it burning? Sharp? Dull?
  • Where is the pain located? In one place? In several places?

For effective treatment, provision of such information responses is very important. It will not only give you the best treatment solution, but a good communication is equally going to get you the best pain relief, say doctor Akoury.

Management of Cancer Pain from Bone Metastasis: The best Treatment Is Best for You

The normal practice is that your doctor will carry out an evaluation and consider many factors when determining your treatment options. They may consider the location of the pain. For example, metastasis in a weight-bearing bone is more painful than in other bones. This may affect the approach to treatment.

Pain management may also depend on how widespread the pain is. If pain is just in one place we would manage that somewhat differently than if it is in multiple places.

If you have pain only in one or two spots, it is possible to target the cancer with radiation therapy. This uses high-energy X-rays to kill cancer cells and help relieve bone pain. Often, though, the pain is in several spots. It is not possible to focus a directed therapy such as radiation on many spots. In such cases the use of a more total body treatment for the pain, such as drug therapy may be applicable.

Finally management of cancer pains from bone metastasis is very effective but the patient must be proactive for treatment to be very rapid and timely. It may sound less important but the information that will come out of the answered question derived from the notes you kept will be very useful in treatment solutions. This disease is not very friendly and anything however little you have concerning the disease cancer is worth sharing with the specialist. We recommend that you schedule for an appointment with doctor Akoury for all your concerns to be professionally addressed.

Management of Cancer Pain from Bone Metastasis: Elimination of cancer pain

 

The Use of Alternative cancer treatments

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The Use of Alternative cancer treatments: The benefits of alternative medicine

The Use of Alternative cancer treatments

The Use of Alternative cancer treatments is equally important in cancer treatment

The treatment of cancer has become very expensive and many people are today struggling with the disease because of the escalating cost. This has made many to look for alternative means of getting help with the devastating pain that is associated with cancer. Even though some of the methods sought for may not be certified, the alternative cancer treatments are being embraced as a possible solution in cancer management. While introducing this discussion in our previous article, we looked at the use of alternative cancer treatments and listed ten of them. We now want to continue with the discussion progressing with the remaining seven and with the expertise of doctor Dalal Akoury MD and founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center; you can afford to miss out in this discussion. Doctor Akoury has a heart for you and she understand what you are going through in your struggle with cancer. She has been in the medical practice for well over two decades and is vastly experiences in offering timely solutions to those who need help. You can schedule for an appointment with her today even as we progress into the discussion to cover the remaining portion of the use of alternative cancer treatments.

The Use of Alternative cancer treatments: Massage

Massage is one of the applicable alternative cancer treatments and must only be done by a professional massage therapist. The process of massage is that your practitioner kneads your skin, muscles and tendons in an effort to relieve muscle tension and stress and promote relaxation. There are several massage methods applicable and they are normally light and gentle, or they can be deep with more pressure. There is evidence from past studies that massage can be helpful in relieving pain in cancer patients. Besides that massage can also help relieve anxiety, fatigue and stress. It is important to note that when going for massage the choice of a knowledgeable massage therapist is very paramount and you need to consult wisely with your doctor so that you don’t begin on a wrong footing. While doing this there are certain things that you must have knowledge on like for instance:

  • Don’t have a massage if your blood counts are very low.
  • Ask the massage therapist to avoid massaging near surgical scars, radiation treatment areas or tumors.
  • If you have cancer in your bones or other bone diseases, such as osteoporosis, ask the massage therapist to use light pressure, rather than deep massage.

The Use of Alternative cancer treatments: Hypnosis

Hypnosis is a deep state of concentration. During a hypnotherapy session, a therapist may mesmerize you by talking in a gentle voice and helping you relax. The therapist will then help you focus on goals, such as controlling your pain and reducing your stress. This is ideally helpful for cancer patients who are experiencing anxiety, pain and stress. Besides that it may also help prevent anticipatory nausea and vomiting that can occur if chemotherapy has made you sick in the past. This should under all circumstances be performed by a certified therapist for safety purposes. Ensure that if you have had in the past some history of mental illness, then this information must be disclosed to your therapist says doctor Akoury.

The Use of Alternative cancer treatments: Meditation

This is a situation or a state of positioning your mind into a deep concentration when you focus your mind energies on one image, sound or idea, such as a positive thought. During meditation, you may also do deep-breathing or relaxation exercises. The benefits of meditation to cancer patients are that it will be helpful in relieving anxiety and stress. Doctor Akoury reiterates that meditation is safe and you can do it on your own at home for a few minutes twice daily or alternatively you may take lesions with an instructor.

The Use of Alternative cancer treatments: Music therapy

During music therapy sessions, you might listen to music, play instruments, sing songs or write lyrics. A trained music therapist may lead you through activities designed to meet your specific needs, or you may participate in music therapy in a group setting. Music therapy may help relieve pain and control nausea and vomiting. Music therapy is safe and doesn’t require any musical talent to participate. This service is available in many medical centers with certified music therapists on staff.

The Use of Alternative cancer treatments: Relaxation techniques

In the busy society we live in many times we often overwork ourselves and forget to have some time to rest. Relaxation is a technique that enables you to focus your attention on calming your mind and relaxing your muscles. Such techniques may include activities like visualization exercises or progressive muscle relaxation. Experts recommends it for relieving anxiety and fatigue this way it can be helpful to cancer patients in causing then to sleep comfortably. It is important to appreciate that relaxation techniques are safe. For a start a therapist will lead you through relaxation exercises and eventually you may be able to do them on your own or with the help of guided relaxation recordings.

The Use of Alternative cancer treatments: Tai chi

Tai chi is a form of exercise that incorporates gentle movements and deep breathing. Tai chi can be led by an instructor, or you can learn tai chi on your own following books or videos. Practicing tai chi may help relieve stress. Tai chi is generally safe. The slow movements of tai chi don’t require great physical strength and the exercises can be easily adapted to your own abilities. Nonetheless it is still very important that you talk to your doctor before beginning tai chi and avoid doing any tai chi moves that causes you pain.

The Use of Alternative cancer treatments: Yoga

Yoga combines stretching exercises with deep breathing. During a yoga session, you position your body in various poses that require bending, twisting and stretching. There are many types of yoga, each with its own variations. Yoga is likely to provide some stress relief for people with cancer however, it has also been shown to improve sleep and reduce fatigue.

Finally all these alternative cancer treatments can be applicable collectively or individually depending on individual patients. Like for instance deep breathing during a massage may provide further stress relief. But like I had mention before, always consult with your doctor regularly whenever you are taking any decision. Remember that at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center we have highly trained and experienced professionals who will be there to help you in overcoming all your cancer pains in the most efficient way. You can schedule for an appointment with doctor Dalal Akoury the head of this facility for commencement of the treatment exercise.

The Use of Alternative cancer treatments: The benefits of alternative medicine

 

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