Thursday, February 26, 2009

Dangers of Obesity

Obesity is defined as BMI of greater than 30. BMI is calculated by dividing weight in kilograms by height as meter square.

Obesity is risk factor for coronary artery disease and can lead to heart attack, stroke and leg amputations.

Obesity can lead to Hypertension, Diabetes, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, and low HDL.

Obesity can be a cause of Sleep Apnea, Asthma, and can lead to accumulation of carbon dioxide.

Obesity increases risk of breast cancer and several other types of cancer and also increased death rate from them.

Obesity can increase chance of blood clot in legs and lungs.

Obesity can lead to Depression and low self esteem.

Obesity increases over all mortality and morbidity due to all above reasons.
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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Sleep Hygiene Tips for Better Sleep

  • Avoid napping during the day time
  • Eliminate distractions from the bed room
  • Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool and comfortable room
  • Use the bed for sleeping and sex but no TV or reading
  • Follow a regular schedule for bed time
  • Establish a regular bedtime routine
  • No vigorous exercise before bedtime
  • Watch what/when you eat
  • Avoid large meals close to bedtime
  • Avoid caffeine, nicotine and alcohol close to bedtime
  • Refuse to worry by properly managing stress
  • Listen to quiet music, take warm bath and relaxation exercises before bedtime

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Reasons to Quit Smoking.

Smoking causes deadly diseases and conditions.

It can cause Heart attack, irregular heart beat, Atrial fibrillation,
Hypertension and Stroke with resulting paralysis. It can lead to
Peripheral vascular disease and resulting amputations. It is a risk
factor for erectile dysfunction.

It can cause COPD, Emphysema, Asthma and type of Scarring
in the lungs. It can worsen Sleep Apnea.

It can cause Lung cancer, Head and Neck cancer, food and wind
pipe cancer, Pancreatic cancer, and Bladder cancer.

It can cause indirect detrimental affects on environment and your
loved ones around you.

Isn't it time to pay attention and quit. Talk to a Pulmonologist
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Saturday, February 21, 2009

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep Apnea is when your throat collapses five or more times per hour and usually accompanied
with excessive day time sleepiness.

Sleep Apnea is a risk factor for heart attack and stroke. It is the number one cause of Hypertension. It can cause fluid to build up in your legs. It can be a cause of Pulmonary
Hypertension and irregular heart beat. Can cause erectile dysfunction. It decreases your
life expectancy.

Sleepiness associated with Sleep Apnea can lead to motor vehicle accidents, job related problems and poor quality of life. It affects thinking capabilities and concentration ability.

Diagnosis is by spending a night in a sleep lab hooked 0n to wires but in a comfortable
environment and follow up with a sleep specialist. To see me get more info at,

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Prevent Lethal Diseases. .

We need to know our blood pressure and blood sugar. We need to know our cholesterol level.

Once reaching 50 yrs we need Colonoscopy and males need their prostrate and PSA checked.

Females need pap smear in their reproductive years and Mammograms
after reaching 40.

Keeping weight at BMI less than 28 is important and exercise for at least
20 minutes daily.

Take at least one multi vitamin daily. I like Nutrilite Vitamins from organic

Any more questions; Don't hesitate to ask.