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Stress complications anxieties

Stress complications anxieties

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Stress complications anxieties: Drug addiction stress disturbance

All the stress complications anxieties are triggered by drug addiction. We will be making references over this from time to as we progress into this discussion. We have a lot in store for you eve as we continue with the campaign of creating awareness about the effects of drug addiction on humanity. In that strength, we want to focus on how drug addiction is associating with stress and anxiety and how we are affected by that in the current lifestyle we live. Speaking to the experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury MD it is very evident that where there is stress, there will be depression and possibly anxiety.

If these were to find the preexistence of drug abuse in the system, life will become much more frustrating to the victims. Some of the health conditions associated with drug addiction and stress may include heart disease, stroke, cancer and low immunity among many others that we will be discussing progressively in our subsequent articles. In the meantime, if you are struggling with drug addiction stress elements, you can always call on doctor Akoury for help on telephone number 843 213 148 and you will be assisted professionally.

Stress complications anxieties: Heart disease

This is not going to be the first time we are mentioning something about heart disease because we have done it before however, in this discussion, it is important to appreciate that the full impact of mental stress on heart disease is just coming to light but the underlying mechanisms are not always clear says doctor Akoury. Stress can influence the activity of the heart when it activates the automatic part of the nervous system that affects many organs, including the heart itself. Such actions and others are likely to affect the heart negatively in several ways including:

  • Sudden stress increases the pumping action and rate of the heart, while at the same time causing the arteries to constrict (narrow). This restricts blood flow to the heart.
  • The emotional effects of stress alter the heart rhythms, which could pose a risk for serious arrhythmias (rhythm abnormalities) in people with existing heart rhythm disturbances.
  • Stress causes the blood to become stickier (possibly in preparation for potential injury).
  • Stress appears to impair the clearance of fat molecules in the body.
  • Stress that leads to depression appears to be associated with increased intima-medial thickness, a measure of the arteries that signifies worsening blood vessel disease.
  • Stress causes the body to release inflammatory markers into the bloodstream. These markers may worsen heart disease or increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke.
  • Studies have reported an association between stress and high blood pressure, which may be more pronounced in men than in women. According to some evidence, people who regularly experience sudden spikes in blood pressure (caused by mental stress) may, over time, develop injuries to the inner lining of their blood vessels.

More evidence is still needed to confirm any clear-cut relationship between stress and heart disease. However, research has linked stress to heart disease in men, particularly in work situations where they lack control. The association between stress and heart problems in women is weaker, and there are some evidence that the ways in which women cope with stress may be more heart-protective.

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Healing heart diseases naturally

Healing heart diseases

Healing heart diseases naturally is very important and it start with quitting cigarette smoking

Healing heart diseases naturally: Taking heed of your health needs

Good health is everybody’s desire. This is only possible with a health and functioning heart. Because of the delicate nature of this organ, we must take all the precautions to keep it healthy. Healing heart diseases naturally is the way to go. In fact, one of the perfect ways of preventing heart diseases is by being physically active. As simple as it looks, many have failed in this. Because of that, we want to help you start little by little. Speaking to doctor Dalal Akoury MD president and founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center, about this discipline, she advises on the following:

Healing heart diseases naturally: Building on what you are 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

Healing heart diseases naturally: Being overweight and how it affects your health

Overweight and obese people are more likely to develop coronary heart disease than those with a healthy weight. 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.

Finally, 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:

  • Raise your blood cholesterol levels
  • Increase your blood pressure
  • Increase your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

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.

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Metabolic syndromes and inflammation

Metabolic syndromes

Metabolic syndromes and inflammation put together can trigger serious chronic health problems

Metabolic syndromes and inflammation: The effects on human organs

Inflammation has recently been linked with metabolic syndromes, which is a cluster of symptoms that raise your risk for chronic conditions such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Those symptoms include hypertension, low levels of HDL (good) cholesterol, above-normal blood glucose and triglyceride levels, and a large waist. Most people with metabolic syndrome are obese and inactive, so these symptoms have become associated with obesity. However, many obese people don’t have those symptoms. They fall into a category called metabolically healthy obese. What that means explains doctor Dalal Akoury is that they don’t look very good in a swimsuit, but if you look at their blood, they’re in pretty good shape. This is probably because they don’t have chronic inflammation. Meaning that among other inflammation effects, we may not say that obesity causes inflammation, but we can comfortably say that inflammation drives obesity.

Metabolic syndromes and inflammation: Depression

Doctor Akoury says that inflammation may drive depression in a similar fashion. The links between inflammation and depression are complex and we are just beginning to understand how they affect each other. Though it is possible that depression may lead to changes that cause inflammation, experimental studies have shown that increases in inflammation can promote depression.

According to Canada’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health findings, it was established that people suffering from depression had 30 percent higher levels of inflammation in the brain. This was one of the first studies to show concretely that inflammation is present in depression even when other conditions are absent. Moreover, depression is still complex and unlikely to be caused by inflammation alone just like obesity.

When I started my career in the medical profession, and like many of my colleagues, I generally thought about depression as a psychiatric disorder or a mental health problem and I believe that many people still think of it that way. But nevertheless what I have come to realize is that depression is also a disorder with deep biological roots. It is as much of a physical issue as a mental one, and we should start talking about it that way. Like for instance, if you were to compare depression to a more physical illness. When you have the flu, your body’s immune system springs into action to fight it off, including increasing inflammation. In addition to nausea and fever, you also have symptoms of depression: fatigue, aches, mental fog and an unwillingness to leave the house. In a contagious illness, those symptoms help us rest and avoid spreading the disease, but in the depression, they’re nothing but trouble.

Metabolic syndromes and inflammation: Minimizing inflammation

Tests that indicate your levels of inflammation are available, but they can be expensive and aren’t always conclusive. They almost certainly aren’t covered by insurance unless you have an autoimmune disorder. It, therefore, means that you may never know your true levels of inflammation; however, you can still do your part to control it. Controlling inflammation is a balancing act. You need some, but not too much. By far, the best drug we have for this is diet.

Certain staples of the recent American diet promote high levels of inflammation. The two largest culprits are omega-6 fatty acids and insulin spikes brought on by consuming starchy carbs. The combination of insulin and omega-6 fatty acids is like a match and gasoline you get an explosion of this low-level inflammation.

To reduce it, the best foods are those with omega-3 fatty acids and high levels of polyphenols, the compounds in fruits and vegetables that give them color. These good fats and colorful fruits and vegetables, along with lean protein, make up the majority of his anti-inflammatory meal plan. Along with diet, a healthy lifestyle and stress reduction techniques help reduce levels of inflammation, especially in the brain. It is also important to maintain a healthy diet, stay active, keep a regular sleep schedule and limit the psychological stress we experience. And in all these ensure to consult with the experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center for professional advice from time to time.

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Protecting heart functions from diabetes

Protecting heart functions

Protecting heart functions from diabetes and other health complications for the general good health of the body

Protecting heart functions from diabetes: Blood sugar control

Diabetes diseases is a serious threat to the heart functions. And because of the increase in diabetes infections, protecting heart functions from it must be prioritized. We spoke to the experts from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury about this and it is evident that if one has diabetes, he/she be on treatment program by controlling blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. These will help reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases. Doing this will mean that the patient must be physically active, eat a healthy diet, stop smoking and ensure a healthy weight. Besides these, the following are also important.

Family history

Coming from a family history of the cardiovascular disease makes you have higher risks of developing cardiovascular diseases like coronary heart disease, angina, heart attack, heart failure and stroke. 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. If this is the case, you need to consult with your physician immediately for timely evaluation.

Protecting heart functions from diabetes: Effects of family history

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.

Protecting heart functions from diabetes: What you can do about 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 the 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 an appointment with doctor Dalal Akoury for a comprehensive review of your health and treatment where is applicable.

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Coronary heart problems and diabetes

Coronary heart problems

Coronary heart problems and diabetes are not just problems for the elderly

Coronary heart problems and diabetes: The known effects

Diabetes plays a major role in causing coronary heart problems. With this, diabetes patients are more likely to develop coronary heart disease than diabetes-free people. The relationship between diabetes and coronary heart problems is important for all patients. This will enable them to take the most appropriate action in keeping healthy. And just for further illustration, from the various studies, experts have established that 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 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 patient 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.

Coronary heart problems and diabetes: Types of diabetes

We have two common types of diabetes namely: Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes happens when the body lacks the capacity to produce insulin. This type 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 the African, the 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 complications/disease and stroke as well as being great for your general mental and physical well-being. 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 not worry for you are not alone. The most important thing to do is to resolve to take the first step of acknowledgment and willingness to lose. When this is done you can now seek for a more professional help from doctor Dalal Akoury MD who will take you through the best and natural weight loses 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.

Coronary heart problems and diabetes: The known effects

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