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Obesity and migraine

Cautious migraine sufferers do a lot to help their headaches. From avoiding of bright sunlight and chocolate to use of pain medications, almost all are tried but prevention is mostly like a never achievable type task. But what if, we had a list of things which we could have avoided to lessen the chance of a migraine attack. Confused? For example when a pregnant female learns smoking is bad for herself and her baby, she tries to stop the habit for her self and the fetus’s benefit. Similarly if concrete information about various things that can precipitate a migraine were available migraine sufferers could have combated their headache better.

Researchers in John Hopkins found irrespective of the type of migraine (an episodic migraine or a chronic migraine) it has significant link with obesity. It appears to be that obesity is the evil of all. Obese people are more prone to such headaches than non- obese individuals. Therefore a weight loss program may benefit to avoid those painful episodes and also shred some of the long term side effects of the pain medications by decreasing their requirements.

Note: an episodic migraine causes less than 14 headaches a month whereas a chronic migraine causes more than 15 a month.

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Reference:http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/videos/news/Extra_Pounds_062613-1.html
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Hard Physical Labor and Health

For decades we got boosted with the concept that more physical work is equal to a more fit life. Very recently we spotted in news that experts are thinking about working in office on treadmills instead of stationary desks to avoid the sedentary type lifestyle of employees. This may help keep the heart disease risks away (LINK). What makes me both  love and hate medical science is its always confusing nature. What we knew yesterday, doctors might say something opposite tomorrow. With that much of introduction let me dive in the topic I am discussing here today- recently studies found that people who do physically demanding type labor jobs are more prone to get a heart attack or stroke, although the answer why such happens is yet not known.

Some believe, it might be because such group of people have lot of stress at work and are financially weak (hence they can’t access health care); although to some extent that might be true but what sounds most weird is how can so much physically active individuals get strokes or heart attacks when sedentary-obese type lifestyle was the prime accused before. Hope, in future the scientific explanations of such associations will unfold but if we try exploring our common sense it might say that too much of anything is bad i.e. nor too sedentary life is good neither too much of physical activity is good – may be an adjusted lifestyle in between somewhere is best although not always possible in real life.

A labourer of Agame
A labourer of Agame

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Dancing and Alzheimers disease

Do you love dancing? No you don’t need to be a dancer to dance you might dance casually alone in front of a mirror or in a party or maybe at some other interesting place. Dancing to any level you dance casual to professional probably you are getting few bonus points in life than those who don’t dance. Dancing not only gives you a good exercise benefit for your heart it might also protect you from dementia (i.e. loss of memory) in future life.

Dancers Vernon and Irene Castle. Gelatin silve...
A very common type of dementia that occur in humans is Alzheimer’s disease, a disease with no cure till date.Alzheimer’s disease, the name came from a psychiatrist and neuropathologist named Alois Alzheimer from Germany who first described the disease.

Once the disease starts the person initially loses his recent memory and gradually with time past memory is lost too and the person becomes dependent on other individuals for almost all of their daily activities and finally lead to death. Death occurs not because of the disease itself but as a result of inability to carry out their own activities like they might develop pressure sores on pressure areas because of immobility for long duration, can progress to infection and kill the person or even pneumonia can also claim the life.

Alzheimer’s disease also one of the those diseases that increase a lot of economic burden to the suffering individuals and their family. If there is a positive family history a person might be concerned of his or her chances of getting the disease.

Although you might not be able to protect yourself from the disease totally but certain things can be done to try preventing them. Here comes the role of dancing which is believed to help prevent the disease, no matter what type of dance rock and roll or hip-hop or salsa or any other type. That’s truly a bonus; so dancing for whatever purpose- career or fun, gives protection to your heart health and brain health.

Most of the steps we know to help preventing heart problems seems to be beneficial for prevention of Alzheimer’s disease too; like regular walking or exercising or consuming fish rich in good fatty acids. The concept is somewhat like this- all such exercising activities help increase the blood flow to the brain keeping our brain healthy. Lot of mental activity like solving a crossword puzzle or higher education might also help protect from Alzheimer’s disease.

In this disease a protein beta amyloid is found in the brain. Recently curcumin plant showed to decrease the accumulation of the protein beta amyloid plaque in brain of mouse although their effectiveness in humans are yet to be proved. Turmeric is made from Curcumin.

English: Curcumin Polski: Kurkumina
Curcumin

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