Breakthrough in Alzheimer’s disease through precautionary advice

Alzheimer is a dreaded disease that is affecting an estimated 5.1 million Americans and the likelihood of getting it increases with the person reaching an age of 65 years or above. Within two years of its diagnosis, this disease can turn an individual into dud or lame duck with symptoms like incapability of recalling basic information, unable to communicate the simplest of thoughts and other linked up symptoms. Alzheimer disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States with more than $100 billion a year being spent on health care costs.

As per the opinion of Dr. P. Murali Doraiswamy – Professor of Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center and coauthor of the book “The Alzheimer’s Action Plan”, there is no magic bullet and no strategy that has been proven to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. However, there are certain tips or advice through which the Alzheimer’s disease can be avoided. Some of the advice or more prominent treatments that have gained attention include:

Asthma – Responsible for absence from school in kids

Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease and is now a most common phenomenon in both adults and children. Asthma is causing about 10.5 million missed school days among children each year in the United States. It is also one of the leading contributors of illness and missed sleep in urban kids according to latest research. The research was carried out as a study that is published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. The study found that the children particularly in cases of Hispanic children were frequently absent from school, experienced limitation in sporting activities and visited the emergency room quite often.

The study was conducted under the lead authorship of Dr. Lauren Daniel at the Bradley Hasbro Research Center of Brown Medical School involving parents of about 147 children under the age group of 6 to 13 years old. Dr. Lauren Daniel informed that children from urban backgrounds with asthma are at increased risk of disrupted sleep and is therefore impacting their daytime functioning. Dr. Lauren Daniel recommends that it is important for healthcare providers and parents to routinely monitor sleep in children with asthma in order to minimize the sleep disruptions and ensure proper asthmatic control.

Food, Beverage and Physical Activity Choices Matter for a Healthy Heart

A number of people out there have a family history of heart disease. It’s becoming more and more common today with our sedentary lifestyles. The reasons for this could be a mixture of genetics, environment, lifestyle and being physically inactive.

The good news is we can change it. If we want a healthy heart, it’s in our own hands. We have to make informed and appropriate choices when it comes to food, beverages and physical activity. It’s just not enough to sit up and pay attention, we have to get up and move.

We hear all the time about how physical activity is good for our health. We have to be smart about picking a physical activity when it comes to the health of our heart. A cardiovascular exercise like walking or jogging will prove appropriate. It’s good for the heart, muscles and bones. This is very important for women nearing their 40s.

 

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