How Does Smoking Cause Harm to Every Organ of the Body?

July 1st, 2016

Most individuals want to enjoy a happy and healthy life.

Good health is one of the major ingredient of happiness. Good health is normally achieved as the result of positive actions taken to prevent bad health. We must not wait until we are mature adults to begin planning and working towards having good health.

The sooner you realize that you are responsible for avoiding bad health habits and strive for positive health habits, the more likely you will live a longer, healthier and happier life.

What are the Harmful Effects of Smoking on Children?

June 29th, 2016

Today, children are at great health risk and danger from cigarette and tobacco smoke.

Children belong to a high risk group as they get exposed to passive smoke, environmental tobacco smoke or better known as the second-hand smoke.

The effects of cigarette smoking effect on children is very dangerous, because at their young age, their bodies are still developing and maturing. A child’s breathing rate is faster than the adults. Since a child breathes more frequently, the cigarette smoke effect becomes more intense as they take in more air that is filled with cigarette smoke.

What are the Effects of Cigarette Smoke?

June 27th, 2016

Second-hand smoke is bad enough for the average person’s health, but for the millions of people-both adults and children-around the world with asthma, second-hand smoke exposure can be the trigger for a severe asthma attack.

What’s more, frequent exposure to cigarette smoke can greatly exacerbate your asthma symptoms, causing them to evolve to full-blown emphysema or worse, lung cancer.

An asthma attack happens when an asthma trigger irritates your airways, which leads to inflammation and difficulty breathing. The reaction to a trigger is very much the same to how sensitive skin reacts when exposed to irritants or allergens.

Can the Risks of Having a Stroke be Controlled?

June 24th, 2016

Stroke is a phenomenon impossible to ignore because of its frequency and serious consequences: death, disability, long and difficult recovery. Worldwide, it is one of the top causes of death and the leading cause of disability.

This means that in the world, one in ten deaths are caused by stroke.

Besides the typical stroke – ischemic or hemorrhagic – with known neurological manifestations (paralysis, impaired speech or vision, severe headache) or transient ischemic attack (neurological symptoms disappear within a few minutes, maximum 60 minutes), there are silent strokes.

What are the Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention of Strokes?

June 22nd, 2016

When the blood supply to the brain is interrupted or blocked for any kind of reason, the consequences are dramatic. Control over perception, movement, speech, or other mental or bodily functions is impaired, and consciousness itself may be lost.

Interruption of blood circulation to the brain may result in a stroke — a disorder that occurs in two basic forms, and both are potentially life-threatening.

Blood clots are formed near the brain. Almost all strokes are due to blockage of the oxygen-rich blood flowing to the brain. Ischemic strokes are triggered by either a thrombus (a stationary clot that forms in a blood vessel) or an embolus (a clot that travels through the bloodstream and becomes lodged in a vessel).

What are the Facts about Stroke Risks?

June 20th, 2016

Most of us are aware of strokes and the fact that they can severely impair the way we live our lives. No one wants to suffer one, which is why finding out more about them is a good way to help lower the odds of having one in the first place.

Every single year, hundreds of thousands of people suffer from a stroke. When most people think of illnesses that result in death, they tend to think of heart disease and cancer as being the biggest killers. This is indeed true, but strokes come in third place on the list, so you can see they do account for many deaths each and every year.

What Differentiates Chronic Bronchitis from Emphysema?

June 17th, 2016

Chronic bronchitis and emphysema are characterized by chronically blocked breathing passages.

Collectively, asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema or any combination are referred to as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Usually Bronchitis and Emphysema occur together.

The most common chronic lung diseases, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases is more common in men than women, probably because, until recently, men were more likely to smoke heavily. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema do not always produce symptoms. sometimes there is only slight disability in many people.

Both of these diseases tend to worsen over time.

Can the Summer Heat Cause Breathing Issues?

June 15th, 2016

When you think of summer, the first thing that will usually come to mind is the heavy, hot air that encompasses most days. The air can sometimes feel so thick that breathing it in can make you feel tired and drained.

Can you imagine what it would be like for someone already dealing with limited breathing issues? Can you imagine how much that overheated air would further limit or restrict their oxygen intake?

Summer Heat and Your Body

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