- increased or abnormal heart rate,
- tension in the shoulders and neck,
- and digestion problems like nausea, heartburn, constipation and/or diarrhea.
Saturday, May 12, 2012
8:59 AM Posted by Karmic Wheel
Dangers of stress and what you can do to limit the effects that stress has on your body read all about it below.
If you are under an enormous amount of pressure either from work or school or family life at home or all of the above plus anything else you can throw into the mix then you really do need to know the dangers of stress and learn how to deal with it as soon as possible.
Increased levels of stress in our lives can cause:
You may also find that you get sick more often. This is because prolonged exposure to stressful situations can deplete your immune system and leave you with nothing to fight off even the most common germs that bombard us every single day.
Prolonged exposure to stressful situations can also have an effect on the one thing that keeps us all going every single day of our lives, our heart. Stressful situations can lead to high blood pressure.
High blood pressure can lead to heart attack, blood clots that can cause stroke, and even death.
If you have been under an increased amount of stress lately and have noticed any of these symptoms, you should get to your doctor as soon as you can and get a physical.
Maybe you just need someone to be a sounding board to get things off of your chest. You may be surprised how talking to someone can alleviate many of these symptoms.
I do not mean you have to go out right now and find a counselor but anyone who will listen and help you get things off your chest can do you a world of good. Never underestimate what a good friend and a cup of coffee can do for you.
Since we all know that stressful situations are dangerous and bad for us and finding ways to deal with our stress after the fact can be difficult, we should learn techniques to deal with things as they come and eliminate the possibility that it will cause future health problems.
There are numerous techniques that can teach you how to reduce the amount of tension you feel in your life, some as simple as relaxing in a nice, hot bath or taking a walk.
Just being out in nature is said to be a huge stress reliever. If you have access to a nature preserve or state park, take the family on a nature walk, or go by yourself. Breathe the air and watch the birds and animals all around you. You will feel a lot better in the end.
Other forms of exercise will benefit you, as well. Join a local gym and go work out all of your frustrations on the weight machines or treadmill. Do whatever you can to alleviate all the stressful situations in your life and you will not have to worry about the dangers of stress affecting your overall health in the long run.
Friday, May 4, 2012
11:53 AM Posted by Karmic Wheel
Acne is not the same as having a few zits, or a few pimples appearing on your face. Acne can even spread to different parts of the body, including your neck, your back, and your chest, and can be a very embarrassing skin condition.
Those who have severe acne should most certainly seek the advice of a dermatologist for possible treatment options. For those who do not have acne, most of the time, you can prevent it from ever occurring. The following paragraphs will take a look at a few ways to prevent this skin condition.
Most people do not realize it, but our skin is the largest organ that expels waste from our bodies, in conjunction with our intestines, bladders, and colons.
Because of this, how we eat will be reflected in by the condition of our skin. By eliminating unhealthy foods from our diets, we are decreasing the amount of toxin being expelled from our pores. Thus, we can help prevent an acne outbreak from development by eating a healthier diet. Nutrients recommended to add to your diet to help with acne prevention include:
- vitamin A
- vitamin E
- vitamin B6
Each of these vitamins and minerals can aid in the prevention of acne in their own way. While zinc, especially in the form of zinc gluconate or zinc sulfate, can reduce the androgenic hormonal effects on our skin. Vitamin A can help reduce sebum production. Vitamin E helps protect skin cell membrane from damage, as well as helps maintain healthy skin my eliminating harmful free radicals from our bodies, that can often be generated during physical activities.
Vitamin B6 helps prevent premenstrual acne, and reduce the sensitivity to the effects of testosterone. By adding foods rich in these vitamins and nutrients to your diet, you can reduce your chances of getting acne.
Getting regular exercise can also help prevent acne. When we exercise, we are increasing the blood flow to our skin, and providing more oxygen to our skin cells. Sweating moderately also cleans our skin pores from the inside out, also aiding in the prevention of acne. Regular exercise and moderate sweating are excellent ways of helping to prevent acne, but taking a shower immediately afterwards is very important.
Detoxification is the process of removing harmful toxins from our bodies.
Many different types of cleansers are available to help prevent acne, including:
- colon cleanses
- liver flushes
When there is a toxin build up in vital parts of our digestive system, the toxins begin to excrete themselves from our skin pores, increasing the chances of an acne outbreak. By eliminating the build up of toxins, we are helping to prevent acne.