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Stages and Symptoms of Congestive Heart Failure

November 29, 2019 by lcarscom  

Nearly 60 percent of the world population suffer from heart diseases. There are people as well as infants who suffer from heart diseases. Out of all the ones, there comes congestive heart failure.

What is congestive heart failure?

CHF is a chronic progressive condition. It mainly affects the pumping energy of your heart muscles. Often known as heart failure, CHF is that stage in the body where the building starts increasing. It builds up around the heart and pumps inefficiently.

You already know the structure of your heart. It has got 2 chambers. CHF occurs when your ventricles are unable to pump enough blood volume to your body. Thus the blood and other fluids get stacked up inside the lungs, abdomen, liver and lower body. The condition could be a threat to your life. It is very important to seek medical help when someone is suffering from the condition.

Common Types of CHF

Left-sided CHF is the most common type of Congestive Heart Failure. It occurs mainly when the left ventricle does not pump enough blood to the body. Gradually the blood is stored in the lungs making breathing difficult.

Systolic heart failure happens when the left ventricle does not contract properly. It reduces the level of force for blood circulation.

Diastolic failure, or diastolic dysfunction, occurs when the left muscle in the left ventricles becomes stiff. The heart is not able to fill enough blood with beats.

On the other hand, Right-Sided CHF occurs when the right ventricle has a problem in pumping blood to the lungs. Blood backs up in the blood vessels. This results in fluid retention in your lower extremities, abdomen, and other vital organs.

What are the different CHF stages?

Stage I

You will not be able to experience any specific symptoms at this stage. But you can manage it in the first place itself. With a proper lifestyle, maintaining healthy habits, heart medications and monitoring, you can prevent yourself.

Stage II

You will be comfortable while resting. Any sort of physical activity might cause fatigue, palpitations, and shortness of breath. You can manage yourself at this stage with proper changes in your lifestyle, heart medications and careful monitoring.

Stage III

Again here you are comfortable during rest but face problems during physical activity. Mild exercises cause fatigue, palpitations, or shortness of breath. Treatment is a bit complication. You need to talk to a heart specialist during this stage.

Stage IV

You will have problems with every physical activity as well as during the rest period. At this stage, it is the ultimate call. There is still a palliative care option. Reach out to the doctor and prevent yourself from reaching this stage.

Symptoms of CHF -

     fatigue

     irregular chest pain through the upper body

     swelling in your ankles knees and feet

     coughing developed through congested lungs

     weight gain

     wheezing

     increasing need to urinate

     shortness of breath at a rapid rate

     fainting

To diagnose CHF, there are loads of things that are put into consideration. It depends upon the doctors on how they will review your report. An electrocardiogram is one of the processes that records your heart's rhythm. Echocardiogram makes use of sound waves for recording the heart's structure and motion. An MRI is when it takes the image of your heart. There are also blood test and stress test. If you are having any such symptoms, it is advised to seek expert's help before turning yourself on medications.

Stages and Symptoms of Congestive Heart Failure

November 26, 2019 by lcarscom  

Nearly 60 percent of the world population suffer from heart diseases. There are people as well as infants who suffer from heart diseases. Out of all the ones, there comes congestive heart failure.

What is congestive heart failure?

CHF is a chronic progressive condition. It mainly affects the pumping energy of your heart muscles. Often known as heart failure, CHF is that stage in the body where the building starts increasing. It builds up around the heart and pumps inefficiently.

You already know the structure of your heart. It has got 2 chambers. CHF occurs when your ventricles are unable to pump enough blood volume to your body. Thus the blood and other fluids get stacked up inside the lungs, abdomen, liver and lower body. The condition could be a threat to your life. It is very important to seek medical help when someone is suffering from the condition.

Common Types of CHF

Left-sided CHF is the most common type of Congestive Heart Failure. It occurs mainly when the left ventricle does not pump enough blood to the body. Gradually the blood is stored in the lungs making breathing difficult.

Systolic heart failure happens when the left ventricle does not contract properly. It reduces the level of force for blood circulation.

Diastolic failure, or diastolic dysfunction, occurs when the left muscle in the left ventricles becomes stiff. The heart is not able to fill enough blood with beats.

On the other hand, Right-Sided CHF occurs when the right ventricle has a problem in pumping blood to the lungs. Blood backs up in the blood vessels. This results in fluid retention in your lower extremities, abdomen, and other vital organs.

What are the different CHF stages?

Stage I

You will not be able to experience any specific symptoms at this stage. But you can manage it in the first place itself. With a proper lifestyle, maintaining healthy habits, heart medications and monitoring, you can prevent yourself.

Stage II

You will be comfortable while resting. Any sort of physical activity might cause fatigue, palpitations, and shortness of breath. You can manage yourself at this stage with proper changes in your lifestyle, heart medications and careful monitoring.

Stage III

Again here you are comfortable during rest but face problems during physical activity. Mild exercises cause fatigue, palpitations, or shortness of breath. Treatment is a bit complication. You need to talk to a heart specialist during this stage.

Stage IV

You will have problems with every physical activity as well as during the rest period. At this stage, it is the ultimate call. There is still a palliative care option. Reach out to the doctor and prevent yourself from reaching this stage.

Symptoms of CHF -

     fatigue

     irregular chest pain through the upper body

     swelling in your ankles knees and feet

     coughing developed through congested lungs

     weight gain

     wheezing

     increasing need to urinate

     shortness of breath at a rapid rate

     fainting

To diagnose CHF, there are loads of things that are put into consideration. It depends upon the doctors on how they will review your report. An electrocardiogram is one of the processes that records your heart's rhythm. Echocardiogram makes use of sound waves for recording the heart's structure and motion. An MRI is when it takes the image of your heart. There are also blood test and stress test. If you are having any such symptoms, it is advised to seek expert's help before turning yourself on medications.

 

Top 5 home remedies to remove tan from your skin layer

November 26, 2019 by lcarscom  

Facial tan is one of the types of disappointment to many women. Today, not only female even male have an issue of dark skin layer. The best thing that you can do is apply some home remedies. There are many chemical rich products available in the market. But, it is good to avoid. The question on how to remove tan will be answered in this content.

Top tips to remove tan from your skin  

1.       Gram flour face pack

The gram flour specially known as besan in India is available right at home. You have to make a pack with it to remove tan from skin. You have to take a mixing bowl. Add two tablespoon of gram flour, a pinch of turmeric, rose water and mix for mixing the stuff. Make a semi solid paste. Apply it over your face keep till kit dries. Then remove with luke warm water.

2.       Honey and lemon juice

The honey is very easily available at every home. Thus, using it for a tan pack will be a good idea. But, you have to add lemon juice in it. The two ingredients lemon juice which is natural bleach and the honey that makes your skin smooth and soft can solve your problem how to remove tan. Just take a spoon of honey with 2-4 drops of lemon juice. Apply it on the areas where you have tan,

3.       Cucumber and rose water

You can use this face pack in tow different ways. First you can slice one cucumber and add the rose water over its slice. Then apply it over the skin where you have tan. Alternatively you can blend the cucumber and extract juice from it. Then add a spoon of rose water in it. Mix it and use a cotton ball to apply it all over your face. Let it drya nad then you can wash away.

4.       Yogurt and tomato

Something which is sour in taste must have citrus. It is the natural element which removes the dark tinge. May it be from skin or any other metal? Now, both tomato as well as yogurt is sour in taste. Thus, it can easily remove the unwanted tan layer from your skin. Take one table spoon of yogurt and same quantity of tomato. Mix and apply on your skin, You will get magical result.

5.       Potato with lemon juice

Potato is a wonderful cleansing agent. Even if you have dark circles under your eyes potato can easily remove it. Now, in order to remove the sun burn and tan layer from your skin make a perfect combination of lemon juice and potato. Just slice potato and put it in blender. Get out the juice from it. Now, add lemon juice in it. Apply it with cotton ball and let it dry. Remove it with luke warm water.

The issue on how to remove tan has been easily resolved. But, for all the remedies mentioned above in this article one thing is very common. You should apply these face packs atleast twice in a week. You can get results in a month.

4 Different Ways to Follow Low Carbohydrate Diet

November 21, 2019 by lcarscom  

Low carbohydrate diet has been popular since ages now. The topic has become highly controversial. Low-carb diets are highly useful for weight loss. They help in different health benefits including blood triglycerides, HDL (good) cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure.

Here are some of the best ways being on low-carb diet -

Typical Low-Carb Diet

There is no fixed diet.

It is simply referred to as a low-carb or carb-restricted diet. The eating habit is to be low carbohydrate diet and high in protein. You can emphasize more on eating fish, eggs, seeds, nuts, vegetables, fruits and healthy fats. Cut down the excess intake of high-carb foods like grains, potatoes, sugary drinks and junk foods.

You can follow a particular range. 100 to 150 grams for maintaining your weight. Intake of plenty of fruits and some starchy foods as well. Coming to 50 to 100 grams segment, here is the way for slow and steady weight loss. Include plenty of fruits and vegetables in your diet. If you are under 50 grams, you will e geared towards fast weight loss.

KETO Diet

The ketogenic diet is a very low-carb diet. This diet aims to keep carbs too low. This will help your body to undergo a metabolic state known as ketosis. During this phase, your insulin levels plummet and your body tends to release a huge amount of fatty acids.

A lot of these fatty acids are transferred to your liver. This could turn them into ketones. Ketones are water-soluble molecules that will help in crossing the blood-brain barrier. It supplies energy to your brain. Rather than running on carbs, your brain will be focusing more on ketones. Your body produces a small amount of glucose needed by your brain through a process known as gluconeogenesis.

Keto diet is famous for fat loss. It is an effective way of losing fat and causes a major reduction in appetite. The diet involves carbs limited to 50 or low at 20-30 grams per day. Now, there are different variations, Targeted ketogenic diet where you can add small amounts of carbs during a workout. The cyclical ketogenic diet includes eating a ketogenic diet on most days. But then you can switch to a high-carb diet for a week or two.

Low-Carb, High-Fat (LCHF)

It is mainly a very-low-carb diet. It puts greater emphasis on whole and unprocessed foods. The main focus is on meats, fish, shellfish, eggs, healthy fats, vegetables, dairy products, nuts, and berries. Recommended carb intake for this diet could range from 20-100 grams every day.

Low-Carb Paleo Diet

This form of diet is the world's most popular ways of eating. It helps your eating such food that is available in the Paleolithic era. As per the paleo proponents, focusing on this form of diet has been an ancestral record. It improves health as humans have been evolving and adapting to eating such foods.

Research and studies have revealed that a paleo diet causes weight loss, reduces blood sugars and improves risk factors in case of heart diseases. It aims at eating meats, fish, seafood, eggs, vegetables, fruits, tubers, nuts, and seeds. The strict diet eliminates eating of processed foods, sugar products, grains, legumes and dairy products.

There are loads of different low carbohydrate diet that you can follow. It is not that you need to skip meals rather segregate your meal into healthy sections. This will further lead you to a healthy and proper lifestyle.

How to Cook Brown Rice

November 21, 2019 by lcarscom  

Knowing how to cook brown rice is a high-level kitchen skill. Chewy brown rice with grilled chicken is outstanding. You need to know that uncooked brown rice could be stored in the cupboard. And it is best within a few months of purchasing. Keep it fresh by storing it in the fridge or an air-tight container.

Toasting the rice does not change the texture. It gives the rice a nutty and toasted flavour with is lip-smacking. Just saute the rice with one tablespoon of olive oil before adding water. Keep stirring it until the smell the fragrance. It is up to you whether you want to opt for the step.

Resting is important

After you cook the rice, make sure you rest it from the heat for about 10 minutes. This will help the rice to absorb the last of the moisture in the pot. If you skip the process, the rice might become sticky and grumpy.

How to Cook Brown Rice:

We will learn How to Cook Brown Rice

Place the rice in a fine-mesh strainer. Rinse it thoroughly under cool water. No need to dry the rice before cooking. A little bit of moisture is good to go.

Heat some oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the rice and toat until dry and start cooking it slightly. It will smell nutty and toasted.

If you are not toasting the rice, place the rice in a small pan. Pour the water into the pot with the rice. If you toast the grains, the water will steam and bubble at first. Add some salt.

Bring it to a boil and reduce the flame and then cover. The liquid will be barely simmering then over the pan. Cover for nearly 45 mins. Let the rice cook undisturbed for 45 minutes.

Uncover to check the rice and if water has been absorbed. Add a little water if the bottom is very fine. The rice has to be chewy and tender. It will not be crunchy. Add a little more water and continue cooking. Check every 10 mins until the rice is done.

Take the rice off the heat and cover again. Let the rice sit for 10 to 15 mins. This will prevent the rice from getting sticky. Use a fork to fluff the rice and serve the dish.