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Archive for March, 2019

Passing Out Or Fainting, What Causes Them And What Are The Remedies.

Mar
29

Date: March 29th, 2019

Passing out Or Fainting, What Causes Them And What Are The Remedies.

Fainting or syncoperefers to a sudden and temporary loss of consciousness, usually because of a lack of oxygen in the brain.

A feeling of lightheadedness, weakness, and dizziness usually follow fainting or passing out episodes.

Though fainting isn’t a medical condition, it is most times a symptom of an undiagnosed medical issue.

Causes of fainting

Many reported cases of fainting usually have no clear cause, but there are a few factors that may lead to passing out. Some of them are:

What are some of the five common emergencies and how to handle them?

Mar
26

Date: March 26th, 2019

Five common emergencies and how to handle them

An emergency refers to any circumstance that may constitute or lead to damage of lives, health, property or an environment.

Practically any emergency requires a swift response to prevent it from getting worse; this explains why it’sessential to understand and know ways in which one can curb emergencies.

First aid training for emergencies and CPR certification are conventional ways of curbing emergencies, it is also critical to know some frequently occurring emergencies and how you can handle them.

This is why I have provided a list of five of the most common emergencies and how to handle them. Without wasting much of your time let’s delve in.

  • Scalds and burns

A burn is any skin damage that happens when a person comes in contact with dry heat.This dry heat may be from hot metals, fire, high electric current, friction or corrosive chemicals (Acids or Alkalis).

10 Reasons you could be struggling to breathe

Mar
21

Date: March 21st, 2019

Asthma

Asthma is a chronic disease of the airways that transport air to and from the lungs. A person with asthma has the insides of his airways (bronchial tube) swollen or inflamed due to an increased sensitivity to irritations caused by allergens.

A minor case of asthma does not severely affect the life span of a sufferer, and can be effectively managed by using rescue inhalers and control inhalers.

Chronic asthma can last for years and sometimes a lifetime. This severe case of asthma requires a longer lasting inhaler or oral steroids that keep your airways open – these are the first aid equipment for asthmatic patients.

Healthy obese people are not at a higher risk of death

Mar
01

Date: March 1st, 2019

Obesity in a healthy manner

The Toronto-based study has concluded that provided you are healthy, your obese state does not expose you to an increased risk of death. This conflicts with vital studies done in Europe.

How the study was done

In order to carry out this study, the researchers examined 54,089 participants of both genders, all obtained from five cohort studies through 2017. The York University’s Faculty of Health researchers compared the otherwise healthy participants to those who had elevated lipids, blood pressure or glucose, or other metabolic factors such as ethnicity, lifestyle, smoking status and age.