It’s been a joke in our family. When someone is acting strange for whatever reason or has done something funny, we tell that person – “You’re bipolar”. It’s meant to tease the person and to have a laugh about it. But in reality, bipolar disorder is no laughing matter. It is a very serious mood disorder and people who suffer from it need professional help.
Diabetes is a deadly disease. According to the World Health Organization or WHO, it was estimated that 1.6M people have died in 2015 which can be directly attributed to diabetes. The global rate of prevalence for the disease has almost doubled since the 80’s from 4.7% to 8.5% at present time. It was also discovered that diabetes promotes blindness, kidney diseases, heart problems, stroke and body amputations. The reason for this? It’s a combination of factors like genetics, diet, lifestyle and environment.
Losing weight is hard for those who are always thinking about how fat they are and that it is impossible to shed off the excess pounds. I mean, where will you start if your mind is always concocting negative vibes? If you think positively and if you condition your mind that you want to be healthy and fit, you will be able to do it. After all, losing weight is about discipline and control. The only person that can help you with burning fats and expending excess weight is YOU and no one else.
Introduction to Hypertension
Hypertension, along with diabetes, coronary artery disease and cardiovascular disease, is among the most common medical conditions seen in individuals 35 and above. There are approximately 70 million Americans who are known to be hypertensive, and that number is growing as we speak. Hypertension presents with high blood pressure that if uncontrolled for a long period of time, can lead to heart attack, stroke and ultimately death.
Most of us are so engrossed with losing weight and trying to be prettier than we already are, but only a few are interested to know about how to take care of our mental health.
The National Institutes of Health reported that over 50% of adults in the United States take at least one dietary supplement each day. Some settle for multivitamins, supplements that contain a variety of vitamins and minerals in one tablet. There are others who drink three to four supplements in a day like Turmeric, Vitamin E, Zinc and Vitamin C.
Body Odor is that foul smell caused by bacteria when it breaks down the acids of your body sweat. In medical science, it is called “Bromhidrosis” and everybody produces such smell when they reach puberty. That’s because during puberty, the sweat glands of a person also starts to develop and the bacteria then attacks the sweat.
An eating disorder is a serious mental health issue involving an eating disturbance that becomes a habit. The person thinks that he or she is fat, overweight and disgusting which is why there is an eating condition. Even if the person is not at all fat or overweight, in his or her mind, the disturbing thought is there and it cannot be controlled. Symptoms and signs vary from one issue to another as there are more than one type of eating disorder.
Experts in mental health science consider Schizophrenia as a very serious mental health disorder. It is an illness of the mind because it changes the way a person thinks, feels and behaves which are not within the normal range. The person with schizophrenia can’t think rationally at most times and he or she is not “sane” enough to make a sound decision. People with this disorder can’t process their emotions well and they may also appear inappropriate or awkward when socializing with others. It is NOT multiple personality disorder.
Kleptomania is a disorder of the mind which on impulse, a person will steal, even if the object is immaterial. There is this compelling drive that makes a klepto unable to resist the urge to steal something not because they want to. They take things that don’t belong to them because they can’t help it. In their minds, they have to steal because with stealing, they can find comfort and relief. Before they take away something, kleptomaniacs feel stressed out and tensed. It’s not about the things they take or the value of those things. They just need to steal it to pacify their being.