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July 27, 2017

It’s normal to sweat when you’re nervous or hot, but if you’re soaking through your shirt and socks at the end of each day, you may have a real medical problem called hyperhidrosis. Instead of trying to cover up heavy sweating, see your doctor. Excessive sweating isn’t normal, and it’s not something you have to live with. It can be treated. If you’re embarrassed to talk about your problem or don’t know how to begin the conversation with your doctor, here are a few tips to ensure that your first appointment is no sweat.

When to Call Your Doctor About Heavy Sweating

How do you know that you have a problem with excessive sweating? Here are a few clues:

  • You produce so much sweat that you soak through your shirt, pants, or socks
  • You sweat even when it is cool outside or you aren’t exercising
  • You sweat at night, especially if you soak through your sheets
  • You have other symptoms, such as chest pain or heart palpitations, shortness of breath, fever, or unintentional weight loss

A number of different doctors treat hyperhidrosis. You can start by seeing your primary care doctor or call for an appointment with a dermatologist.

What to Tell Your Doctor About Your Heavy Sweating

When you go in for your first doctor’s visit, it helps to know a little bit about your sweating patterns and what seems to trigger heavy sweating. In

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July 27, 2017

You can do a lot to lower your odds of getting heart disease. Taking action will improve your health — and, possibly, save your life. Get going on these 8 ways to get on track. 1. Quit smoking. If you smoke, you are more than twice as likely to have a heart attack as nonsmokers, and you’re much more likely to die if you do have a heart attack. 2. Improve cholesterol levels. You’re more likely to get heart disease if you have: Total cholesterol level over 200 HDL (“good”) cholesterol level under 40 LDL (“bad”) cholesterol level over 160 Triglycerides over 150 Cholesterol isn’t the only thing that matters. Your doctor will consider the big picture, including all your potential risks. To help lower cholesterol levels, eat a diet low in cholesterol, saturated fat, and refined sugars and high in fiber. 3. Control high blood pressure. More than 50 million people in the U.S. have hypertension, or high blood pressure, making it the most common heart disease risk factor. Exercise and healthy eating as well as avoiding salt help. Some people may need medicine to control their blood pressure, too. And, if you snore or feel extremely fatigued throughout the day, getting tested for sleep apnea may be important. If you have it, treating it also will help control high blood pressure. 4. Get active. People who don’t exercis

July 13, 2017

Constipation: Dates are often categorized as a laxative food. This is why they are so frequently eaten by people suffering from constipation. In order to achieve the desired laxative effect of dates, you should soak some of them in water over night, then consume it in the morning when it becomes like a syrup, to get the most optimal results. They have high levels of soluble fiber, which is essential in promoting healthy bowel movements and the comfortable passage of food through the intestinal tract, which can relieve symptoms of constipation. Bone Health and Strength: The significant amounts of minerals found in dates make it a super food for strengthening bones and fighting off painful and debilitating diseases like osteoporosis. Date contains selenium, manganese, copper, and magnesium, all of which are integral to healthy bone development and strength, particularly as people begin to age and their bones gradually weaken. So eat your dates and give a boost to your bones! Intestinal Disorders: The nicotine content in dates is thought to be beneficial for curing many kinds of intestinal disorders. Continuous intake helps to inhibit growth of the pathological organisms and thus, they help stimulate the growth of friendly bacteria in the intestines. In terms of digestive issues, they contain insoluble and soluble fibers, as well

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July 10, 2017

Many of us won’t know much about kidney diseases until it’s too late and the symptoms become severe. This is the reason, we thought to write a knowledgeable blog about kidney diseases and cure. According to Andrew Narva, M.D., Director of the National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP), the kidney disease symptoms don’t occur until it’s in its advanced stage. This is the reason one should keep on updating his medical tests from time to time. An important step in the kidney testing is that your doctor should measure the level of serum creatinine in your blood to estimate your glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Other than that, measuring of urine is important too. Regular blood pressure check is highly advisable. Most importantly, if one is suffering from diabetes or heart disease or if there’s any such family history of kidney diseases, the regular checkup should be more often. Types of Tests: There are two main types of tests: 1. GFR: In this type, there’s blood test conducted which shows how much blood your kidneys filter each minute. As explained earlier, it is also known as GFR (glomerular filtration rate). A GFR of 60 or higher is in the normal range and if it’s below that, then you might be having some kidney disease. 2. UrineProtein: In this type, the urine test has conducted that shows if the protein is leaked in urine

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July 10, 2017

If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you might be worried about how to control the blood pressure to make it down taking medicines. Lifestyle plays an important role in increasing your blood pressure. If you are sucessful in controlling your life style, you might avoid, delay or reduce the need for medication. Here are some of the steps you can take to control your blood pressure.

1. Control your weight

Blood pressure often increases as your weight increases. Being overweight also can cause disrupted breathing while you sleep (sleep apnea), which further raises your blood pressure. Weight loss is one of the most effective lifestyle changes for controlling blood pressure. Losing just 10 pounds (4.5 kilograms) can help reduce your blood pressure. Besides shedding pounds, you generally should also keep an eye on your waistline. Carrying too much weight around your waist can put you at greater risk of high blood pressure. In general:

  • Men are at risk if their waist measurement is greater than 40 inches (102 centimeters).
  • Women are at risk if their waist measurement is greater than 35 inches (89 centimeters).

These numbers vary among ethnic groups. Ask your doctor about a healthy waist measurement for you.

2. Exercise regularly

Regular physical activity — at least 30 minutes most days of the week — can lower your bloo

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June 8, 2017

It is well-known saying that prevention is better than cure hence we at Oriana Hospital strive to give you major tips to take care of your health. This week, we are sharing some great tips that you can follow in order to stay away from viral diseases such as fever, cold, flu, etc. Check below: 1. Sufficient Sleep: hospital-in-sharjah-uae Having a good night sleep is always important. Try sleeping for 7 to 9 hours every day for stronger immune system. 2. Multivitamin and Vitamin D Intake: oriana-hospital-sharjah-healthy-tips Taking a multivitamin also keeps your body healthy and strong. One per day i.e. half in the morning and a half in the afternoon is recommended. Also, our bodies usually lack vitamin D so make sure to provide sufficient vitamin D to your body. Consult with a doctor for checking the level. 3. Washing and Sanitizing Hands:

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September 5, 2016

Diabetes is becoming very common these days. So we have to have the knowledge about diabetes in order to prevent or take care of it. At Oriana hospital, we’ve the complete treatment for all kinds of diseases including diabetes. Check below and get to know what diabetes is and what its types are.

Diabetes:

Diabetes is when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Blood glucose is basically present the main type of sugar that is present in our blood and gives us energy. While we consume glucose through the food that we eat and is also made in our liver and muscles. What our blood do is carry the glucose to all the cells of the body in order to use energy.

On the other hand, the pancreas that is located between the stomach and spine helps in digestion also releases a hormone named as insulin. It is released into the blood. When the blood glucose levels get too high, it can diabetes.

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Signs of Diabetes:

There are many signs of diabetes. Some of them includes being very thirsty, urinating often, hunger, tiredness, lose weight, itchy and dry skin, blurred vision etc. We can completely verify diabetes through t