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Are You Worried About That Stubborn Belly Fat? Try These Simple Tricks To Get Rid Of It Really Soon!

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Are you worried about the stubborn fat around your waist? Or do you have a flab around your abdomen? This extra fat around your stomach is downright unattractive, but more than that, it is a sign of being unhealthy. Unhealthy belly fat could be due to several reasons. These reasons could be lack of workout, unhealthy diet, excessive consumption of refined carbs and sugar or even genetics. Not only physical appearance but belly fat if not reduced it could lead to some diseases as well. These medical conditions are high blood sugar levels, heart diseases and some other diseases. Let us quickly have a look at some of the simple ways to cut down belly fat really quickly.

These super simple tips can help you melt down belly fat quickly:

  1. Eat lots of proteins

The wonder nutrient, proteins is extremely beneficial for melting belly fat. This is because proteins help boost metabolism and keep you full for a long time. This prevents you from overeating in the next meal. So, you can include healthy sources of proteins in your diet like chicken, whole eggs, fish, cottage cheese, tofu, quinoa and nuts.

 
  1. Eat lots of fibre

Fiber is also one nutrient that helps in melting down fat around your waist. It helps promote fullness and also aids in digestion. Therefore, you should include lots of fruits and vegetables in your diet. Include them in your salads, smoothies, soups or stews.

  1. Say no to junk food

Junk and fatty food like pizza, burger, French fries and pasta have high calories and lead to weight gain. Moreover, they have no nutritional value and you might feel hungry just after few hours. Therefore, if you want to cut down your belly fat home cooked meals are the best.

  1. Drink lots of water

Drinking water and other healthy fluids play an important role in reducing the fat around your belly. Drink a lot of water all day long and other fluids to boost your metabolism. These include water, coconut water, lemon water, fruit juices and vegetable juices.

  1. Say no to refined sugar

Refined sugar found in bakery stuff, chocolates, candies, sweets and other desserts are really harmful to your health. You must completely eliminate them from their diet. Instead use some healthy alternatives like jaggery and coconut sugar, that too in moderation. You can also have maple syrup or try some dates to satisfy your sweet tooth.

  1. Adequate sleep and manage your stress

Lack of sleep could also lead to excess belly fat. When you are sleep deprived, you tend to resort to junk or comfort food. Also, try managing your stress levels as it could lead to belly fat.

  1. Regular physical activity

Regular physical activity is a must to shed that extra fat. You must involve yourself in some activity. Whether it is swimming, jogging, walking or playing a sport.


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Hepatitis A Causes and Symptoms

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Generally speaking, hepatitis A is more common in parts of the planet that are developing. It’s for the fact that sanitation and food handling practices are by and large poor. However, medical experts say that living in developed countries can also put you at risk of having hepatitis A, but it’s really a rare occurrence.

Just like what’s mentioned earlier, hepatitis A is caused by the hepatitis A virus or HAV. It can be spread around by someone who has hepatitis A because he or she is a carrier of the virus behind it. It is said that a person with hepatitis A is most infectious about 2 weeks before he or she begins to experience signs and symptoms.

Here are some of the ways that hepatitis A is spread around:

 

Consumption of food that is prepared by a person who has hepatitis A. This is most especially true if he or she has not properly washed his or her hands.

Drinking of water that is contaminated with the hepatitis A virus.

Intake of raw or undercooked seafood obtained from contaminated water.

Close contact with someone who has hepatitis A. This includes having sexual intercourse with an infected person, especially when the rectal or anal area has been touched with the fingers, mouth or tongue.

Using illegal drugs, especially when paraphernalia contaminated with the hepatitis A virus are used.

Symptoms

Medical experts say that it may take a while before the various signs and symptoms associated with hepatitis A show up. They say that someone may experience them about 4 weeks after getting infected. It’s even possible for someone with hepatitis A to not experience any sign and symptom at all.

Some of the initial signs and symptoms of hepatitis A include:

Tiredness and malaise
Achy muscles and joints
Pain in the upper right section of the abdomen
Loss of appetite
Mild fever
Headaches
Sore throat
Diarrhea or constipation
Hives or raised rash that’s itchy

These initial signs and symptoms associated with hepatitis A can last anywhere from a few days only to a couple of weeks. Afterwards, as the infection of the liver progresses, the following may be experienced by the individual:

Jaundice, which is the yellowing of the skin as well as the whites of the eyes (sclera)

Pale colored stools
Dark colored urine
Skin itching

Tenderness and swelling of the upper right section of the abdomen

Although it rarely happens, hepatitis A can cause liver failure. When such develops, the person who is infected may experience severe vomiting, frequent bruising, bleeding of the nose and gums, drowsiness and confusion.

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Busting myths around blood donation

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As per the World Health Organisation (WHO) norms, ideally, one per cent of the total population should regularly donate blood to meet the requirements, which is anywhere between 1% and 3% of country’s population that would require blood in a year.

Contrary to the myth about blood donations making a person weak or anaemic, the body replenishes the lost blood in a matter of a few days, say experts.

“A healthy bone marrow makes a constant supply of red cells, plasma and platelets, so there is no question of becoming weak, much less anaemic. It is a myth and should not deter people from donating blood,” says Dr RK Singal, chairman, internal medicine department, BLK super-speciality Hospital.

 

The donors can give either whole blood or specific blood components, as there is sophisticated equipment available these days that extract relevant components from blood and the rest of the blood can be transfused back to the donor.

As per the World Health Organisation (WHO) norms, ideally, one per cent of the total population should regularly donate blood to meet the requirements, which is anywhere between 1% and 3% of country’s population that would require blood in a year.

About 65% of India’s population is young and if this section donates blood regularly, chances of the country facing blood shortage will be remote. Hence, there is all the more reason for people, especially youngsters, to come forward and be regular blood donors.

How to prepare

Have enough fruit juice and water in the night and morning before you donate

Have a full meal 3 hours before donation; never on an empty stomach

Have some rest for about 10-15 minutes after donation

Have some snacks or a juice with high sugar content after donation

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Erectile dysfunction’s connection with lifestyle

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healthy-lifestyle-can-reverse-effects-of-hypertensionAll over the world, but perhaps more so in India, men are embarrassed to admit that they may have a problem getting or keeping an erection — a condition known as erectile dysfunction (ED).

All over the world, but perhaps more so in India, men are embarrassed to admit that they may have a problem getting or keeping an erection — a condition known as erectile dysfunction (ED). From my research, I have found a strong link between ED and stress. Other major causes include smoking, drinking, diabetes, hypertension or high blood pressure and cholesterol levels. My advice to these patients is — do not get even more stressed over this situation. Instead, focus on taking the right medication and making some changes to your lifestyle, so you can once again enjoy a satisfactory sexual life.

 

DIAGNOSIS OF ED

We normally diagnose ED and its underlying causes by asking the patient a few questions about his medical and sexual history. This is sometimes done by sharing a questionnaire with the patient. The questions that we ask are designed to help us understand the cause of ED in the particular patient.

We also do a physical exam, ask for certain blood tests to rule out other medical conditions responsible for erectile dysfunction, and recommend imaging tests (if required) to determine whether the person is physically able to have an erection or not.

SHORT-TERM SOLUTION, LONG-TERM CURE

Underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and hypercholesterolaemia (high cholesterol levels) can cause ED. In these cases, ED can be reversed once the patient starts treatment.

In my experience, many men suffer from ED because of work stress, family pressure and anxiety. So, changes in lifestyle with regular exercise, yoga, abstaining from alcohol and smoking, and proper counselling help in treating ED. Along with this, medicines for ED are usually prescribed for about 3 to 6 months by which time lifestyle changes start to take effect and the patient is physically and mentally healthier, which helps resolve the problem.

An estimated 16% to 25% of men experience ED at some point in their lives. I would urge them not to be embarrassed about it. Seek medical help from a urologist or andrologist; get the necessary advice/medication; and go on to enjoy a healthy, fulfilling sexual life.

The author of this article is Dr Anjani Kumar Agrawal, head, andrology, department of urology sciences, Max Smart Super Speciality Hospital, Saket

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