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8 Alzheimer’s Disease Risk Factors

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disorder that affects brain functions. It commonly disrupts people’s ability to remember. They start to forget conversations, events, and names of familiar people and places. At the late stage, they need more assistance because they cannot function independently. They need more attention and help with their daily activities such as eating, bathing, and dressing. 

Researchers cannot really identify the causes of Alzheimer’s disease but they found common risk factors that can lead to it. It is better to be aware of and prevent these risk factors to reduce the chances of an Alzheimer’s attack.

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6 Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention and Management Strategies

Having Alzheimer’s disease as well as caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s can be challenging, especially due to the changes in behavior and personality. It not only affects our memory but also your stress coping ability. The people suffering from Alzheimer’s get stressed with the symptoms, and the carers can feel tired and stressed due to the symptoms. 

If you are a caregiver, you have to be patient whenever the patients are having eating and sleeping difficulties, hallucinations and wandering off.  It’s important that you understand the reason for their behavioral issues so that you’ll know better how to manage them.  

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4 Common Causes of Alcoholism in Adults

The World Health Organization has an increasing concern about alcohol-related accidents and harmful actions for adults, because of the increasing number of adults exceeding the recommended amount of alcohol intake that sometimes leads to addiction.

Moderate alcohol consumption may actually reduce cardiovascular diseases and the possible risk of diabetes. But, heavy drinking was linked to nervous system damage, liver diseases, mood disorders, and dehydration.

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5 Common Signs and Symptoms of Age-related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye disease that causes severe and permanent vision loss, and people over 50 are more susceptible to it. It happens when the macula of the retina was damaged causing a severe vision problem. 

AMD has 2 forms: dry (atrophic) and wet (exudative).  The most common is the dry form where it develops drusen or yellow deposits in the macula. This leads to blind spots in the center of your vision. On the other hand, the wet form happens when abnormal blood vessels grow in the macula and leak blood or fluid causing distorted vision. 

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4 Ways To Improve Your Gut: All Disease Begins In The Gut

The father of modern medicine, Hippocrates, lived in Greece about 2,500 years ago and said that all illnesses and diseases can be cured if we fix the gut. Must have been something in the water. When you go on vacation and get an upset stomach, that is your gut saying that you have eaten or drank something that you shouldn’t. The phrase “Trust your gut” shows that you should remain in connection with your internal feelings and know yourself.

Your gut is your core. It houses your good and bad bacteria and regulates digestion, mood, metabolism, and general health.

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4 Things You Should Know About Drug Addiction

Studies show that about 8% of all people treated for narcotics, painkiller or heroin addiction in 1996 were from the 50 to 59-year-old age bracket. That number increased to 36% by 2012 and remains on the increase today

Senior Citizens are at Risk

Senior citizens are the age group most likely to receive long-term prescriptions or to consume multiple medications. They’re the most likely to suffer from chronic pain, and high exposure to prescription drugs increases their chances of accidental misuse and addiction. It can result in poor health, pain, emotional problems and difficulty with daily activities such as walking, shopping and socializing.

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4 More Simple Steps To Take To Improve Your Sleep

If you have managed to start our first 4 step programme to improve your sleep, these next 4 steps can take control of your sleep to the next level. Sleep is important, and no, we will not stop going on about it. It is an important part of your day and very important for your health.

Step 1: Reduce your alcohol intake, especially before bedtime.

Alcohol can affect the quality of your sleep. Too much alcohol can make you fall asleep quickly, but wake up feeling awful and not get a good night’s sleep. Alcohol is a liquid, and we all know the effects of too much liquid of any sort before bed. Alcohol needs to be digested through the body before sleep to get better quality sleep. Finishing your last glass of wine or beer around 7 PM or 8 PM is better for a good night’s sleep.

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4 Simple Steps You Can Take To Improve Your Sleep: Start Today

Improving your sleep will improve your health. Sleep helps to regulate your diet and your brain helps your muscles to regenerate, helps to reset your mind and body after your busy day. Sleep is the best cure and preventative medication for many illnesses and conditions.

Step 1: Create a good sleep pattern that allows for between 6 to 9 hours of sleep every night

Consistency is key. Going to bed at the same time each night and waking up at the same time every morning sets your circadian rhythm in your body. This rhythm affects your metabolism, your brain functions, and your body’s clock. Being consistent with your sleep sets a consistent pattern for all other elements of your body.

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3 Ways To Manage ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD is a medical condition that affects a person’s impulses and levels of attention. People with ADHD struggle to control their impulsive reactions and struggle to focus on one thing. They are usually restless, they have an inability to focus and are regularly active. This can affect their relationships with others at home, school, in their community or at work.

Symptoms of ADHD 

Children with ADHD have trouble concentrating on their lessons, have difficulty sitting still and often interrupt a conversation to get attention. When they get old, ADHD may also interfere in building a relationship with the people around them. They have tendencies to become forgetful, difficulty in paying attention and it may manifest in excessive fidgeting. 

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5 Ways To Reduce Heartburn

Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES) is a muscular valve at the end of your stomach entrance. LES usually closes once food passes through to stop acid moving upwards from the stomach to your esophagus. A burning sensation called “heartburn” takes place when LES fails to do its job. If you’re experiencing this symptom frequently, it is likely that you have acid reflux disease also known as “gastroesophageal reflux disease” (GERD).

Symptoms of Acid Reflux

Here is a list of some of the common symptoms of acid reflux. If you experience any of these on a regular basis you should consider seeking professional assistance:

  • Constant heartburn – a painful burning feeling in the chest, abdomen, and throat.
  • Bloating
  • Burping
  • Hiccups lasted for more than a few minutes.
  • Dysphagia – difficulty in swallowing.
  • Weight loss for no reason.
  • Hoarseness, sore throat, or chronic dry cough.
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