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How to give up drinking?

Posted by on Jun 9, 2016

How to give up drinking?

Have you ever had some questions about alcoholism? Have you ever wanted to know a little more about it, about its causes, symptoms, consequences? Well, if you have, then this is the right place for you. If you want to find out something about drinking problems, keep reading this.

Everybody usually starts drinking at a young age. Maybe it all starts with children watching their parents drink, and they wonder what it is in that beautiful bottle. Later, when they get a bit older, they go out with friends, and they try alcohol. That’s how everything begins. You start drinking more and more, every time you go out you must get drunk, and that happens every day. At least one bottle of some drink. The amount becomes bigger and bigger every day. In this way, you become an alcoholic, and you harm yourself, your health and people who love you and take care of you. A lot of individuals are not aware of the fact that this is an addiction that you cannot get rid of so easily, but it is possible.

If you have this problem, and if you want to quit drinking, you must make an effort. I’m talking about being ready to sacrifice everything just to make yourself feel better and be healthier. If you have a drinking problem, you will presumably not even try to help yourself. People who love you and take care of you will do it. By being concerned about you, they will ruin their health as well. Do you want that? I don’t think you do. You can stop this right now, by following just a few steps.

To get rid of this awful habit, you must get alcohol out of your reach. If you have a lot of it in your house, put it somewhere else. Give it to someone. Just do not look at it. I assume you are probably a real drinking lover and it will be hard for you to look at it and not to take even a sip. One more thing that you need to do is to talk to people. I mean, you usually drink when you’re not feeling well. You may be disappointed, broken, meager and this is just something that comforts you. But not for long. Drinking is not a solution. If you need to drink something, replace it with other drinks such as water, tea, lemonade or juice. All of them will keep you hydrated and healthier.

If this doesn’t work and if you are, for example, a real beer lover, put some water in a beer bottle. It may help you. But remember, it is not a solution. Somethingdrinking that will help you is avoiding bars and going out with people who do not drink. You should start exercising and do some sports. Alcoholism leaves some serious health consequences, such as slurred speech, breathing problems, confusion, memory issues, motor impairment, coma. It damages your liver and other organs. It also increases the risk of certain cancers. Make your life longer. Say no to alcohol.

For help with drinking issues consider reaching out to someone that is an ordained minister.

 

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Struggling with the flu

Posted by on Jun 9, 2016

Struggling with the flu

We know that most people do not take the flu so seriously, but that is not okay. You can have the simple flu with no consequences on your health, but if you do not talk to your doctor, you may have some serious complications. If you want to learn something about it and its treatment, keep reading this.

   The flu is usually caused by various viruses. There are so many of them that can cause it, but the most common are three of them called A, B and C. Each virus creates a different kind of flu, depending on the time of the year. It is not hard to notice the symptoms, and the most important thing is to react on time. The most common symptoms are a sore throat, headache, cough, runny nose, chills, high fever and muscle pain. We usually do not make a difference between the flu and the regular cold, but some of the symptoms written above prove it.

   When we have this, not so severe health disorder, we decide not to see our doctor. If we choose to see him after all, he commonly makes a diagnosis based on the symptoms we describe to him. So, that’s how most flues are diagnosed, but there are always a bit more severe cases. In those cases, the doctor has to do particular tests in the laboratory. In this way, he identifies if there is something unusual associated with the flu. A patient usually waits for the test results about three to ten days.

   flkuOnce you get your diagnosis done, it is time for you to be treated. There is no some special cure for this, but you commonly get the right medications. These medications are given to you to help you get rid of your cough, headache, and other pain. You may also get some sprays for your runny nose, maybe an antiviral, etc. Besides that, there are many things that you can do to make yourself feel better at home. It is important that you drink a lot of water to keep yourself hydrated and to eat much fresh fruit and vegetables to get necessary vitamins.

   When it comes to treatment, there is a need to have as much rest as possible in a quiet room. If you are surrounded by annoying people who make you feel sick and bored, you will feel much worse than before. Not just that you have your flu, you will also be extra annoyed and miserable. This will just make it harder for you to recover. So, the best for you is to take a rest and get the best out of it.

   We mustn’t forget to mention a few complications. The most common are ear infections that can be very painful, breathing problems that are present in493x335_ear_infection_slideshow_alt children with bronchitis and asthma, sinus infections, etc. You have to be very careful with pneumonia. All of these complications must be treated by your doctor. If you never want to get this problem that can have serious consequences, you can try to prevent it by washing your hands, keeping your home clean, carrying a tissue, staying away from sick people and getting a vaccine.

 

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Smoking and its dire consequences

Posted by on Jun 9, 2016

Smoking and its dire consequences

Smoking is a topic that never gets old – cigarettes, stressful situations, young children, and adults. These are just a few words, but they bring out an enormous message for everyone. If you are a smoker, you probably won’t even finish reading this. But please, keep reading it for your good and good of your loved ones.

   I know it is an addiction. Once you try it, you will try it again and after that once more. And a few more times. So, how does it end? Here it is. You become an addictive smoker, you ruin yourself, you make yourself sicker and sicker every day, and you also destroy everybody around you. Do you want it? If you do, just bring it on. It is funny that every time you buy cigarettes, you will read that sign that says Smoking kills Smoking seriously harms you and others around you or something like that. But you still buy them. Why? Do you ever ask yourself this question? You are aware of everything, but no matter what, you keep doing it.

   The worst of all is that kids start smoking at a young age. Maybe because others lead them into it, they get curious; they want to try new things, not being aware of all the consequences.

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Let’s start with some serious “reasons” of smoking that everybody mentions, stress, school, work, love, family drama…. All of these may be the reasons you start smoking. I must confirm, cigarettes do reduce stress, but for how long? Not forever. It will last for a few minutes, or an hour, and then you will need another one and one more. This takes you nowhere. You think you’re helping yourself, but you’re doing an opposite thing.

   061515_smoking_THUMB_LARGENow let’s talk about consequences of smoking. First of all, you know that you stink. Every time you open your mouth to talk, you move, you pass by someone, you smell like cigarettes. People may not want to tell you this because you can get offended. Now, let’s mention teeth. Yellow teeth are not something you want, but if you keep smoking, you will have wrinkles. Trust me, and your skin will never look young again. You are aging, and in this way, you will age a lot faster.

  smoking-main  You must be aware of different diseases caused by taking this poison. I’m sure you do not want to get bronchitis, erectile dysfunction, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcers, periodontal disease, coronary artery illness, heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure. I do not even want to talk about mouth, throat, lungs, pancreas, kidney, bladder, esophagus cancer. Do you want to leave your kids without a father or a mother? Do you want to make them orphans? Do you want to kill yourself? Don’t you want to live? You’ve been given this life and do not try to waste it. Do not be one of those who stop smoking by dying. Do something right now. Make a step. The choice is all yours.

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Dreadful spring and pollen allergies

Posted by on Jun 9, 2016

Dreadful spring and pollen allergies

    If you are a parent and if you notice that your child’s eyes are tearing for no reason, it’s nose is runny, if he or she coughs, you may have a problem. It’s nothing serious, but you have to pay attention to it. Your child probably suffers from a pollen allergy.

    Do you know what is a pollen allergy? A pollen allergy is one of the most common allergies, and pollen apparently causes it. Different flowers, grass and weed produce it, and it is transferred to plants by the wind, and if you breathe it with air, you may get this awful allergy. People usually fight harmful viruses and bacteria successfully, but when it comes to allergens, it is a little harder. I mean, an allergen is a particular type of pollen that causes an allergic reaction.

  Olive-Pollen-AllergiesCan you recognize the symptoms? Well, at first you will start sneezing, coughing, your eyes will get watery, itchy and your nose will get runny. You may feel some sinus pressure that causes facial pain, and your throat may get a bit scratchy, etc. But if you do not treat this right, it may get a lot worse. Not everyone is the same. Their reactions neither. Some people have experienced symptoms such as total eyes closing, not being able to breathe. Trust me; it’s a serious allergy. You mustn’t ignore it.

You can get it every day. I mean, most of the people get it in spring when there are so many flowers out there, but you can get it anytime. The most important thing is to know something about it.

   There are plenty of plants that deliver pollen into the air, and there are a few types of this disease.

There are the ones caused by birch pollen, oak pollen, grass pollen and weed pollen. All of these types of pollen create a different kind of disease. How much do pollen0420you know about its diagnosis? Do you know how is it diagnosed? Of course, if you have these symptoms, you will see your doctor. He will diagnose your problem and help you. To confirm his diagnosis, he will presumably tell you to do an allergy test. You will meet an allergist, and you will describe your symptoms and medical history. The allergist will require information about the time it started, how many times you had it and everything else regarding the nature of the allergy.  If you already had that before, you probably know what will happen. No matter what, you must go to your doctor.

   Just like every other problem or illness, it is treatable. The most important thing is to avoid the allergen, even though it is tough to avoid. Once you open your door and breath that air, you face it automatically. But, you can reduce your exposure to it. Seek the help of others if your allergy can’t be treated quickly enough, so they can finish your outdoor work. If this doesn’t help, you will get some medications from your doctor, or you can opt for some homemade remedies.

 

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How to be healthy during pregnancy?

Posted by on Jun 9, 2016

How to be healthy during pregnancy?

Pregnancy is a beautiful thing, but your health is in jeopardy throughout the whole nine months. How to stay healthy during this wonderful period of your life? Keep reading this, and first of all, keep yourself healthy by following the steps, and second of all enjoy pregnancy. Once you decide to have a baby, you have to be ready to do everything to make her healthy while growing inside of you, and to keep yourself healthy too. It requires some care, but nothing special.

   First of all, do not forget to see your doctor once you find out that you are blessed. He will organize your whole pregnancy and give you some advice. Always know that there is nothing more important than that baby and you, and do not expose yourself to any stressful situations. Do not listen to those who say that you must “eat for two’’ now. It is not true. The truth is that you need to try to eat as healthy as possible and to accomplish that; you will need to eat different kinds of food. You should have at least about five portions of fresh fruit and vegetables per day. You should also eat a lot of rice, pasta, bread because you need lots of fiber. What you also need is meat, fish, eggs, nuts, milk and dairy products.

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    You must get yourself a lot of vitamins and healthy fats. Just please be careful when it comes to food because you may be allergic to something. Avoid all the strange food that you’ve never eaten before. What you also need to be careful about is food hygiene, you do not want to risk when it comes to your baby. Make sure you wash it correctly because you do not want to get any infection. In this way, you can get it easily. When it comes to meat, cook it thoroughly; wear gloves when you touch some soil, etc.

  xhealthy-pregnancy2.jpg.pagespeed.ic.ZRZEJIx2G2To stay healthy during pregnancy, a lot of exercises is necessary. You can try to do some regular exercises at home, or you can go to the gym with your pregnant friends too. You will want to become stronger, and in this way, it will be easier for you to get rid of extra weight and to get back in shape after pregnancy. Pick something that it is not hard to do. Maybe yoga, swimming, and pilates are perfect for you. If you already play some sport, keep doing it until it becomes uncomfortable. Don’t put your baby’s life at risk by getting injuries.

   Remember to quit all the bad habits. Of course, I’m speaking of alcohol, cigarettes and unhealthy drinks such as coffee, soda drinks, and energy drinks. You must give up smoking and drinking. I’m sure you don’t want to kill your baby by not giving up these awful habits that could kill you too. Her or his health is the most important here, just like yours. That’s why you need to have a lot of rest and not to expose yourself to stressful and other situations like those.

 

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How to get your anger under control?

Posted by on Jun 9, 2016

How to get your anger under control?

We all know that there are so many stressful situations which will make us angry. It is normal to feel this way, just like to have any other emotion. When something does not work out, when it isn’t the way it is supposed to be, when something isn’t the way we want it to be, it makes us angry.

    People can also make us feel like this because some of them want it to happen. They want to drive us crazy on purpose. But, the most important thing is to keep our anger under control. I know it sounds stupid, and it is not something that you just put under your carpet and feel better instantly, but if you want to reduce your anger, then you must try. I know that people are different, and they also react to situations differently. Some of them will express all of their feelings immediately, and on the other hand, there are the ones who will not. They will try to suppress it, and not to face it. None of these are healthy ways of dealing with anger, obviously. But you can learn how to control it.

    If you are not that kind of person who hides their feelings, you must be someone who explodes because of everything. Various events, individuals drive you Angernuts. Your friends, or family, or colleagues mistreat you, or they underestimate you and your work. Of course, you feel angry. But, you must control yourself. If you think that everyone will respect you a little more because you react like this, you’re so wrong. It is okay to stand behind your thoughts, intentions, be confident and to be yourself. But, this is how people see you, bossy person that explodes every time something doesn’t feel right for him or her.

   You need to help yourself. You must be aware of the fact that various human beings surround you, and all of them have their needs, just like you. Imagine that all of them explode and start yelling at work once they feel like you. How would it work? Don’t you think they should be gone? I think I’m right. If you want to keep your job, keep your anger under control too. At first, try to breathe. Calm down, think about everything that is happening around you. If nothing works, you may want to go to one of different therapy sessions. Professionals may help you.

   But, if you’re not like this, you have a problem too. Somebody thinks that is much better to ‘’hold it in’’, but trust me it’s not. While you’re trying to suppress it and ignore it, it’s hitting you harder. Anger can leave some serious consequences, too. You do not have to keep quiet, and it is okay to say if something bothers you. Just make sure you do not express it in an aggressive way. Always be positive and don’t let anyone affect you too much. If you want to stay healthy, control yourself.

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