known as the silent killer, diabetes can do a lot of damage if you do
not manage to understand the early signs of it. Type 2 diabetes is a
very common form of diabetes and is a result of lack of exercise and
a times your skin shows you the symptoms and it is preventable if you
exercise and maintain normal weight. As per reports around 90% of
cases of diabetes are apparently preventable if measures are taken on
time. Furthermore, if diabetes type 2 is left untreated then it could
also lead to life threatening health complications like heart attack,
kidney failure and strokes.
why are the warning signs not taken seriously, is one question that
haunts many. The reason could be as simple as not taking them as
signs but simple health issues that could fade away with time or just
taking notice and delaying checkup till it’s forgotten.
let us run down some of the signs that could help you alert around
type 2 diabetes.
Frequent Washroom trips
– high blood sugar means kidneys work hard to remove the excess
sugar form the blood and hence it is considered to be an alarm for
diabetes if one has to frequently wake up to go to pee.
Frequent urge to drink
water – Due to frequent urination, even the urge to drink
water increases due to dehydration
Fatigue – The energy levels
of type 2 diabetes people are low due to deficiency of sugar through
the blood stream to the body cells.
Hunger pangs – Due
to lack of energy people suffering from type 2 diabetes tend to feel
hungry on a constant basis even if they’d have eaten recently
Blurry Vision – At
times high sugar could damage vision and result into blurred vision
in one or both the eyes
Yeast Infections –
Excess sugar in body could lead to yeast infection. The affected
areas could get red, sore or itchy.
Tingling and Numbness
– Due to rise in sugar levels people with this condition could
experience tingling and numbess in their hands and feet. Known as
neuropathy this condition has chances of worsening with time and
hence early intervention is required.
Skin Darkening – For
people suffering from diabetes, dark, velvety and soft patches
appear on skin anywhere around the armpits, groin or neck.
Perhaps, its not that difficult to be alarmed if we only pay attention at the signs. Early intervention could help deal with diabetes in a better way and also keep other life threatening conditions at bay.
A First of its kind study has revealed that physical activity can aid
in reducing depression even if there is a higher genetic risk. The
study was carried out by author Karmel Choi, Ph.D and her colleagues
at the Massachusetts General Hospital of Boston. They used the
electronic and genomic data records of 8000 participants in Partners
biobank for the study. The study was spread across 2 years wherein
the lead author Choi and his team studied through millions of data
points in order to look into people having any depression related
They also calculated the genetic risk score for every participant by
combining information around every participant complete genome to
come to score that determines their genetic risk for developing
depression. The data also revealed that people with high genetic risk
score could be diagnosed about it anytime in the coming 2 years. But,
those who were active physically even with higher genetic risk of
depression were less likely to experience depression.
As per Choi an average 35 minutes of exercise on a daily basis could
help you reduce the risk of depression and even protect you against
depression bouts in future. The findings of the study Choi said that
“our findings strongly suggest that, when it comes to depression,
genes are not destiny and that being physically active has the
potential to neutralize the added risk of future episodes in
individuals who are genetically vulnerable”.
Well, exercise is always a good idea because it is useful and sparing out 30 to 35 minutes for yourself every day is the least you could do for your own wellness. A fit body definitely helps to keep you mind fit. So, invest in exercising atleast half and hour a day and you’ll see the difference in your overall fitness levels soon.
a new idea really, as there have been studies earlier around
relationship study between mental health and climatic conditions.
But, as the climatic conditions seen to be changing drastically and
global warming issues and more are becoming the talk of the town,
even the psychological health issues are becoming the areas of focus.
earlier studies primarily were carried out for a short period of time
and only have been able to identify the links between mental health
as well as temperature but the research till date only involves short
time period and more focused on connection rather than causal
factors. Moreover, this findings have so far not yielded any
substantial conclusions. So, the researchers with this study are
hoping to get answers to their questions that are not answered as
researchers for their study has gathered data from various sources
including Californian emergency departments, collecting data and
analyzing information from the data of mental health diagnosis visits
during the period of 2005 – 2016.
even mined for data around suicides in America during 1960 – 2016
period. These information was based on statuses that were
individually self-reported. After drilling the climatic temperature
in US down, the researchers managed to develop ‘’fine spatial and
the study the researchers concluded that the mental health outcomes
decrease as the temperatures cool and the increase mental health
issues with rise in temperatures. Statistically speaking they found
that there was a rise in 0.48% rise in mental health visits with a
rise in average monthly temperature of 10 F and even a
rise in suicides by 0.35%
short, the rise and drop in temperatures has a significant impact of
the mental health because the authors of the study also showed
stability in the estimates even when accounted for socio economic
status and air conditioning adoption.
As for suicide rate, it rises only if there is a rise in temperature amid the growing season because growing season is all about crop yields. If the temperature rises, the crop yield reduces and leads to financial issues that in turn increase the risk of suicides.
The winter has
almost arrived, and with it has arrived the season of Indian Jujube,
or as we call them locally BER. Not many are aware that they are
also known as the Korean date or Chinese date or even Indian Date.
A bite sized fruit, it is relished by many but very few of us really know about its umpteen health benefits. Here’s a run down some of them –
Rich Source of Vitamin C – Jujube’s are known to be
loaded with vitamin C as well as antioxidents and we all know the
role of Vitamin C in revitalizing our skin, building immunity as
well as fighting free radicals. Just consuming around 100 gms of
Jujube can give you 69 mg of Vitamin C. Hence, eating jujube could
be a great way of getting vitamin C as our body is not capable of
producing the same.
Strength – Want strong bones? Eat Jujubes. Yes, you read that
right. Jujubes are also power packed with calcium, iron as well as
phosphorous thus helping in improving. Hence, it’s a tasty
alternative for people with oesteoprosis and bone degrading.
soother – This fruit is known to have a calming effect on the
brain as well as the nervous system. Jujube as well as its oil
extract is known have sedative effects and relax your body down by
working on the hormonal levels.
Relief – Jujube is known to provide great relief to people
suffering from chronic constipation. As per statistics over 20%
Indians suffer from chronic constipation and still its not been on
the list of concerns. As jujube’s are a rich source of fibre, they
help in digestion and regulation of bowel movements.
Well – Jujubes are rich in antioxidant pythochemicals,
sapnins, flavonoids and polysaccharides known to have sedative
properties. Hence, it helps in sleeping well by calming the nerves.
So, people if you are suffering from insomnia, try jujubes.
Well, as this fruit is rich in fibre as well, its also considered to aid people looking at weight loss. Perhaps, its high time you make it an integral part of your fruit consumption or diet may be.