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What One Should Do in Case of A Heat Stroke

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With the rising temperatures each year the problems that are related to such heat have also elevated to new levels. The most common and the most dangerous among these heat related problems is the probability to catch a heat stroke. A heat stroke is a condition wherein the body’s internal temperature rises to 104 degree Fahrenheit or above. This condition is basically a result of being exposed to high temperatures for long periods of time usually in combination with dehydration, which leads to the failure of the body’s temperature control system. The common symptoms of catching a heat stroke are nausea, confusion, disorientation, head ache, sometimes the loss of consciousness and even the dropping of the body into a coma. A heat stroke can kill, or cause extensive damage to the brain or other internal organs of the body, and thus an instant first aid is suggested in case of the problem.

The problem of a heat stroke is much more severe than expected, in India heat strokes are the second deadliest natural calamity after lightening. There has been considerable rise of 61% in the deaths that have occurred due to a heat stroke in the past decade. Andhra Pradesh takes the lead in number of the deaths closely followed by telangana. According to the Hindustan times, solely the month of May 2017 witnessed the death of 1,100 people in India out of which 852 were from Andhra Pradesh only.

Medical help should instantly be seeked in case of a heat stroke, but till the medical help arrives there are certain things that can be done to ensure that the damage done by the condition remains controlled to its minimum. A certain list of the first aid actions that can be performed is given below:

  •  The solution of the problem lies in eliminating the source of the problem. Therefore, the first step that should be taken with regard to the problem is that the person should instantly be moved to a shade or to a cooler place, which would reduce the exposure to heat. The most common things that can be done here are removing the patient’s  clothes or shifting him to a car with an air conditioner.
  •  Once out of the heat, the temperature of the patient needs to be bought down. For this purpose the patient’s body can be covered with a damp cloth or it can be sprayed with water. Fanning them while the body is covered with the damp cloth would further help to reduce the temperature at the earliest.
  •  Using an ice pack over the patient’s body is also a great idea to cool down the temperature of the patient. If an ice pack is not handy, a bag of frozen vegetables can also do the trick. Such cold pressure should be applied to the areas of the body that instantly cause the change in temperature of the body like groin, armpits, neck and back.
  •  A cold shower or a cold water tub bath is also highly suggested. Since the patient would not be in a condition to follow through on his/her own assistance should be provided for the same.
  •  Mostly, a heat stroke is a result of dehydration combined with the heat, thus the basic premise of the disease must be changed by making the patient drink an energy drink or any other fluids.
  •  In case the body of the patient experiences shivering, because of the instant cooling pressure, slow down the process of cooling to a level where the body feels comfortable with the chill.

All the above said actions are mere first aid and a doctor must mandatorily be consulted in spite of the above mentioned actions to make sure that the damage is controlled and cured at the right time.


 

 

 


Reference link to the numbers mentioned:http://www.hindustantimes.com/india/61-rise-in-heat-stroke-deaths-over-decade-across-india/story-UPCxZAVYZXjJ1xyjdwtxQL.html

Are you fearing Dengue/Chikungunya? Here’s what you can do to avoid it!

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Come the season of monsoon and we are plagued with the dooming sense of discomfort, the discomfort that comes from even the sight a mosquito, the discomfort of consequences of a single mosquito bite and most of all the discomfort of having to come across the constantly rising number of patients plagued with Dengue and Chikungunya. The only solution to such discomfort being prevention of diseases to as maximum an extent as possible. But to evaluate the precautions we understand both the diseases first:

Dengue: The virus infection that spreads through the bite of an Aedes mosquito. The symptoms being high fever, severe headache and muscle/joint aches. Being a viral infection the disease cannot be controlled through antibiotics but an early detection and ample rest can help manage the disease a little. The best cure for the disease being precaution.

Chikungunya: This viral infection is spread through the bite of the Albopictus mosquito. The primary symptoms of the disease being severe joint pains with fever. Again there is no specific medication prescribed for this disease and thus the best cure becomes prevention of the disease.

Once the concept of these diseases is understood, we see that the best solution to the problem is its prevention. Listing here are some steps that will help prevent both the diseases dengue as well as chikungunya.

  1. Mosquitoes usually become most active in the monsoon season. So, as soon as the season starts ensure to get the insecticide or larvicide spray done in and around the probable areas mosquitoes could breed as it is going to drone out a number of mosquitoes and thus provide protection.

  2. Mosquitoes are most prone to breed in standing waters, so the primary step to avoid mosquitoes is to eliminate any standing waters. These standing waters can be found anywhere like planters, pots or any place that can hold a puddle of water.

  3. Most probable to breed in rainwaters, these little beasts should be avoided by taking precaution against any puddles of rainwaters.

  4. Mosquitoes being weak fliers can easily be shooed away with the slightest blowing of the wind. So when planning to dine out or relax in the open, make sure you install a fan which would push the mosquitos away.

  5. Ensuring complete personal protection against mosquitoes is important, therefore personal mosquito repellants containing DEET can be used for treating the clothes during a wash. Natural mosquito repellants like eucalyptus oil and oil of lemon can be helpful too.

  6. Leaving the least skin exposed would help protect the covered parts from any attack from the mosquitoes. So, whenever the weather permits try wearing pants, full sleeved shirts and socks to minimise the risk.

  7. It is important to ensure protection during your sleep. Therefore, the use of air conditioning, mosquito repellants and mosquito netting is suggested in the night.

When it comes to the kind of diet that can be taken to prevent such diseases, a daily intake of Giloy is prescribed. The wonder herb by the name Giloy is known to prevent any fevers and body aches. This herb is an excellent blood purifier and a sure thing to break chronic fevers. The herb can be taken by boiling it in water and then drinking the same water or by having the Giloy capsules easily available in the market. This herb is extremely effective and is without any adverse side effects.

The above said precautions would reduce the risk of getting these diseases, but if in spite of the precautions, you develop a fever or any of the above mentioned symptoms, contact a doctor at the earliest and get yourself tested against dengue/chikungunya. To view a list of reliable doctors in your area visit www.eventuslife.com and book an appointment with your prefered doctor or order medicines from your local chemist with free home delivery and discounts from www.eventuslife.com.


How to reduce weight in one month

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With binge eating becoming a part of our lifestyle we are unknowingly adding oodles of extra flab to our body. This careless act on our part is spreading obesity like a wildfire among modern generations. And how are we fighting the same? Well we are starving ourselves to make up for all those extra cheese burgers we gobbled up one day. But do you know starving causes an extreme fluctuation in our body nutrients leading the way for other serious ailments to affect our low in immunity body!


The primary thing which people need to comprehend is that weight loss can’t be achieved overnight. It requires patience and a perfect admixture of a carefully laid out diet and regular exercise. We at Eventuslife have come up with a few weight loss tips which can help you lose up to 10 pounds in a month.


  • One pound of body weight sums up to 3500 calories. So in order to lose 1 pound you need to cut down your diet by 3500 calories. For achieving the same you can start by reducing intake of 500 calories on a daily basis to achieve your weekly target of 3500. Replace bigger meals with more regular smaller portions.


  • Weight gain goes hand in hand with a few delicious food items like processed foods, energy drinks, rice, pasta, bread, potato chips, sodas and candies to name a few. Thus staying away from these lip smackers would surely help you out in fighting your weight issues.


  • Drinking minimum 8 glasses of water not only detoxifies and hydrates our body but also acts as a healthier supplement to aerated drinking sodas. Water fills in our belly and minimizes our hunger cravings. You can sometimes sip in lime and orange juices as a calorie free yet tastier option compared to plain water. Green tea which is slowly becoming a rage amongst health freaks can also be tried out.


  • Nothing beats exercising when it comes to sweating out for shedding those layers of fat. Be it cardio training or plain squats they can stimulate weight loss as well as increase our metabolism speed which fosters faster burning of calorie.


  • In case intensive workouts don’t get you motivated, then brisk walking can set the ball rolling for you.

Healthy teeth will make you a happier soul

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A heartwarming smile holds the power to completely alter someone’s perception about you. Thus it’s our foremost job to look after the welfare of our pearlies as surely a toothless grin won't impress anyone much!


Why do we need them?


Ask us about the importance of teeth and we will hand over an endless list. From chewing food to pronouncing various types of sounds with utmost perfection, conveying our feelings via talking and last but not the least providing a perfect edge to our facial features – teeth act as silent pillars of support. It’s true that we don’t value them much but thinking of sustaining without them is sure to give anyone their worst nightmare.                                  


Where can it go dangerously wrong?


To begin with, it can get painful – really painful. Tooth decay can cause the requirement for crowns and fillings. Left untreated the decay may spread to the nerves causing abscess in the long run, the solution being uprooting of the entire tooth or root canal treatment.


Gum disease when left untreated can cause loss of bone around the teeth. However this can be prevented in advance by following proper oral hygiene and regular checkups.


Possible safeguards


Just a small change in your lifestyle can bring you a step closer to healthy living. Getting a healthy and happy mouth is no rocket science. Anyone can achieve the same by adhering to some simple procedures which have been discussed below:


  • Brush your teeth twice a day after big meals using fluoride toothpaste.

  • Make sure your toothbrush has round ended, multi tufted, soft to medium nylon bristles for extensive gum care. The brush head needs to be of a small size so that it can get extensive reach into all the corners of your mouth.

  • You must change your toothbrush every 3 months as it becomes less effective with time.

  • Cut down on sugary snacks and aerated drinks which are the ultimate nemesis of your white beauties.

  • Use dental floss or interdental brushes to clean the space in between your teeth at least once a day.

  • Pay a visit to your dental expert on a regular basis to avoid bigger mishaps. They can help remove build ups on your teeth and cure gum decay. You can get the contact details of some of the best dental care experts in and around your locality from our web portal www.EventusLife.com.


Conclusion


Act now if you want to hold on to that effervescent smile. Take proper care of your teeth today and say hello to a healthier tomorrow.


A HEALTHY MONSOON: 5 SIMPLE TIPS

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The monsoons bring in a whole lot of excitement and refreshment that helps people drive away the summer heat. It’s a change welcomed by most, even from those who do not like to get their feet wet. However, the change of season also brings with it a lot of uninvited elements, like water borne diseases and ailments, which are more likely to affect us due to low immunity during the season. Here are some healthy tips that can help you stay healthy and enjoy the monsoons this year.

AVOID STREET FOOD
With monsoons, everyone develops a taste for savory snacks like the gol-guppas, bhajiyas and other mouth watering chaats. However, the water used in the preparation of these delicacies by the local vendors is quite questionable, and should therefore be avoided during the rainy season. If you still feel the craving, have some home-made snacks instead.

CARRY YOUR OWN WATER
Avoid drinking water from taps outside or other watering points as water borne diseases are at peak during the monsoons. Carry your own bottle of RO purified or boiled water as much as you can. If not able to do so, make sure that you buy bottled water from reliable vendors. Also avoid drinking shakes and juices from outside.

EAT LIGHT FOOD
Make sure that you eat sumptuous yet light meals during the monsoons. Deep fried and spicy foods are rich in salts and cause water retention, acidity and indigestion. Try lighter home-made foods like fresh fruits & salads, moong daal, khichri, corn and oatmeal that help with an easy digestion.

LOW IMPACT EXERCISES
The monsoon season is high in humidity levels and therefore leads to a water drainage from the body. So, if you are a regular fitness person, try avoiding the high intensity exercises and gym session. You can follow a light regime like yoga, swimming and stretching to avoid excess drainage from your body, while maintaining that healthy streak.

CARRY RAINCOATS & UMBRELLAS
Rains in India are unpredictable and erratic to say the least. Make sure that you carry your required protection while stepping outside your home or office. Stay drenched in rain for longer periods can fluctuate body temperature. Several compact raincoats and umbrellas are available in the market that are easy to carry and can keep you sheltered from the rains as you enjoy its beauty. 

Get in shape and soothe your mind on this International Yoga Day

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We usually associate the word Yogasan with burning out those extra calories. But that’s only the superficial effect of Yoga. It actually goes in much deep and calms our nerves and soothes our senses. Our rich Indian cultural heritage has passed on invaluable gifts to us in the form of hundreds of both fast paced and gentle Yogasanas.

The word ‘Yoga’ refers to union. Thus by practicing this celebrated art, we can experience unity of thought and action, mind and body, fulfillment and restraint. Yoga is the perfect gateway through which we can experience the functioning of the mechanics of life. Some of the myriad advantages of Yoga are as jotted down below:

  • Induces relaxation, ushers in flexibility of spine and strengthens the lower back.

  • Boosts emotional, mental and physical development.

  • Helps in improving postures, managing stress and sharpens memory.

  • In the present world where competition is everywhere, yoga helps in reducing stress.

International Yoga day which is celebrated on 21st June was first declared by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi while he was addressing the United Nations General Assembly on 27/9/2014. The curtain raiser of this event was witnessed on 21st June 2015 where 170 countries including Canada, China and USA came ahead to take part.

The event presented to us yoga competitions, yoga training camps and thousands of other activities focused on increasing awareness about the benefits of yoga among common masses.

Pranayama a very simple form of yoga which usually precedes other asans teaches us to perform miracles to our body by simply controlling our breathing pattern. Some of the most popular yoga forms include Tadasana, Marjariasana, Uttanasana, Naukasana, Halasana, Matsyasana, Bhujangasana, Dhanurasana, Vrikshasana, Ushtrasana, Ardhachandrasana, Gomukhasana and Trikonasana to name a few.

So what are your plans on this 21st of June? Share with us at www.evetuslife.com. Till then keep healthy and keep exercising.


Cheer Up Your Old Man With Loads Of Love And Amazing Gifts This Father’s Day

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From giving us the first piggyback ride to teaching us how to ride a bicycle, he has always been there by our side whenever we needed them. Even when he is under extreme work pressure, he never forgets to smile at us and take us out for movies on weekends. He is the person all boys idolize and all girls want their life partners to be like. He is the Shaktimaan of our life, he is our Father!

Repaying back his efforts is something which we can’t even dare to complete in one lifetime. But we can do something to make his eyes light up on the occasion of Father Day. With only a few days left for 18th June, have you planned how will you surprise your old fella?

You surely don’t need to splurge all your savings for buying the most extravagant gift. The fact that you will be make an effort in doing something is enough to make him teary eyed. From his favorite audio cd’s to a pin striped t-shirt - the choices are endless when you visit a gift store. And in case you have some extra creative cells in your body then you can go ahead and draw him a postcard or even make a wall hanging with his childhood pictures.

However, no one can deny that the best gift is ensuring his medical well-being. For that, you can register him with us at www.eventuslife.com where you will get hordes of services like booking appointments with doctors and getting medicines delivered to your house. May this never happen but imagine a situation when your father suddenly experiences chest pain at the dead of night. Surely doesn’t paint a very pretty picture right? But with www.eventuslife.com by your side, you don’t need to worry as we can instantly provide you with a list of doctors near your locality and chemist shops which have home delivery facilities. So something to think about that’ll last beyond a day - a gift of health and wellness always!

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!!


Fatty Liver

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Fatty liver, or steatosis, is a term that describes the buildup of fat in the liver. While it’s normal to have some fat in your liver, more than 5 to 10 percent of your liver weight is fat in the case of fatty liver.

Fatty liver is a reversible condition that can be resolved with changed behaviors. It often has no symptoms and typically does not cause permanent damage.
The liver is the second largest organ in the body. The liver’s function is to process everything we eat or drink and filter any harmful substances from the blood. This process is interrupted if too much fat is in the liver. The liver commonly repairs itself by rebuilding new liver cells when the old ones are damaged. When there’s repeated damage to the liver, permanent scarring takes place. This is called cirrhosis.

Fatty liver is common. Around 10 to 20 percent of Americans have too much fat in their liver, but no inflammation or damage is present. Most cases of fatty liver are detected in people between ages 40 and 60. When fatty liver is caused by an underlying condition, it can become harmful to the liver if the cause is not recognized and treated.

Types of Fatty Liver:

There are four types of fatty liver:

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver: Nonalcoholic fatty liver (NAFL) develops when the liver has difficulty breaking down fats, which causes a buildup in the liver tissue. The cause is not related to alcohol. NAFL is diagnosed when more than 10 percent of the liver is fat.

Alcoholic Fatty Liver: Alcoholic fatty liver is the earliest stage of alcohol-related liver disease. Heavy drinking damages the liver, and the liver cannot break down fats as a result. Abstaining from alcohol will likely cause the fatty liver to subside. Within six weeks of not drinking alcohol, the fat will disappear. However, if excessive alcohol use continues, cirrhosis may develop.

Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis: When the fat builds up enough, it will cause the liver to swell. If the original cause is not from alcohol, it’s called nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). This disease can impair liver function.

Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy: Acute fatty liver is a rare complication of pregnancy that can be life-threatening. Women who are pregnant will be screened for this condition. Most women improve after delivery and have no lasting effects.

Symptoms of Fatty Liver: Fatty liver typically has no associated symptoms. Excess fat can cause liver inflammation. If your liver becomes inflamed, you may have a poor appetite, weight loss, abdominal pain, weakness, and confusion.


Causes of Fatty Liver: The most common cause of fatty liver is alcoholism and heavy drinking. Fatty liver develops when the body creates too much fat or cannot metabolize fat fast enough. The excess fat is stored in liver cells where it accumulates to form fatty liver disease. Eating a high-fat diet may not directly result in fatty liver.

Risk for Fatty Liver: Fatty liver is the buildup of extra fats in the liver, it’s more likely to develop if you’re overweight or obese. Having type 2 diabetes also may increase your risk for fatty liver. Fat accumulation in the liver has been linked to insulin resistance, which is the most common cause of type 2 diabetes.

Prevention of fatty liver: Protecting your liver is one of the best ways to prevent fatty liver. If you choose to drink alcoholic beverages, do so in moderation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “moderate alcohol consumption is defined as having up to one drink per day for women and up to two drinks per day for men.”

Follow your doctor’s instructions, and take medications for diabetes or high cholesterol as directed. Additionally, aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise most days of the week to maintain a healthy weight.