Thursday, March 26, 2015

Should We Treat #Cancer or Prevent Cancer for #wellness and #longevity

Cancer is one of the biggest killers around the world. In America alone, 25% of all deaths are related to cancer.

Many people think of cancer as a single problem but in fact, it is a number of problems spread throughout the body. Generally speaking, if cancer is caught in the early stages of development, it can be treated and cured.

Although there are several different types of cancer, the most common ones are Lung, Prostate, Breast, Testicular, Skin and Colon cancers.

Genes control the multiplication and growth of cells. If these genes are defective in the first place, then the cells will not be able to grow or divide properly. As a result of this abnormality, cancerous cells are born.

There are a number of factors which cause cancer. Factors which are controllable by humans are smoking, toxic elements and radiation. These can be controlled to some degree and therefore it would be wise to avoid them by changing lifestyle habits. However, there are certain elements which are outside our control.
These include mutation and inherited DNA.

As a result of studies conducted by the American Cancer Society, more than 180,000 people have died as a direct result of smoking. Another 200,000 people have died due to lack of changing lifestyle habits. Obesity, laziness and malnutrition can have an effect on the growth of cancer. Needless to say, cancer has risen by more than 50% since 1995.

Let's take a look at some of these cancer causes in more detail.

Smoking: The most prevalent and easily avoidable type of cancer is the one caused by the use of tobacco. This includes the use of cigarettes, cigars and pipes. Even though smokers are addicted to nicotine, the fact that 200,000 people die every year due to smoking caused cancer should be enough motivation to quit. Some experts say that cessation of smoking can increase lifespan by up to 20 years.

Although nothing has been proven, studies indicate that stress may also be a contributing factor to cancer. Many cancer patients are also employed in stressful jobs. Some theologians believe that stress lowers the bodies immunity to cancer.

Exercise and Healthy Eating: Healthy eating and exercise is universally known to be beneficial in many aspects. But, many people don't know that food full of nutrition can reduce the risk of cancer. Specific foods such as fruit and veg can help prevent cancer whilst fatty foods such as meat can increase the likelihood of cancer.

Skin cancer can easily be avoided by simply listening to good advice. Wear sunglasses, hats, sun cream and other sensible items of clothing to avoid the onset of this type of cancer. Although this may seem like common sense, more than one million people have been diagnosed with skin cancer in a single year.

In summary, some cancers can be avoided. New research and studies are being conducted all the time. So, rather than concentrating on how to treat cancer patients, maybe we should all be looking for more ways to prevent the cancer in the first place.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

#Diabetics:Treatment Options for #Gestational #Diabetes, #diabetic

Once you have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes you will see an  endocrinologist and develop a treatment plan.  You may also see a nutritionist  or dietician to help you develop a food plan that will meat the needs of you and 
the baby and not be detrimental to your blood sugar level.

What you eat will have a major impact on your blood glucose levels.  It is not  only foods high in sugar that you have to avoid.  A good meal plan will make use  of the recommended food guide with several small meals spaced throughout the 
day.  Ideally, you should eat six times a day:  breakfast, snack, lunch, snack,  dinner, and a bedtime snack.  By eating frequent and small meals you can keep  better control of your glucose level by trying to keep a slow and steady supply 
of energy for your body.  Having a small amount of protein at each meal and  snack is beneficial in maintaining a healthy blood glucose level.

Physical exercise is also very important.  You can control and lower your  glucose levels by getting active.  Before you start any physical routine, be  sure to consult with your doctor.  The exercise you do does not have to be  vigorous.  You can take three small walks after breakfast, lunch, and dinner for 
15-20 minutes to help burn off the extra sugar in your body.

A strict diet and physical exercise are going to be used for any woman with  gestational diabetes.  But for woman who have higher insulin needs (and the need  for insulin is going to increase as the pregnancy progresses) they will have to 
have additional insulin by way of injections.  This isn't as scary as it sounds  and it is something you will get used to quite quickly.  With the help of your  doctor you will learn how to adjust your insulin based on your blood sugar 
readings from your glucose monitor.

Insulin is expensive! Keep at it!

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