Selasa, 28 April 2009

Does Stress Cause Hair Loss?

Yes, stress can definitely cause a person to lose their hair! However, it is important to note that the type of stress we are referring to in this article is not the everyday stress experience that most of us go through. In terms of hair loss, the type of stress that causes this condition is the result of sudden emotional shock or a very disastrous physical accident.

This type of hair loss is known as “telogen effluvium”. When an extremely stressful incident occurs, what happens is that the hair follicles that are actively growing are suddenly shifted forward into the “regression phase”. Soon after, the follicles then begin the “resting phase” and when the growth cycle of a hair follicle reaches this resting place, it falls out rather easily.

How soon after a stressful event does person's hair begin to fall out?

When a person goes through a physiological or an emotional event, hair does not begin to fall out anywhere from a few weeks to a few months after the event. But once it has begun, hair loss continues at a fast pace.

And because it takes some time for their hair to start shedding after the stressful event, the person is usually not aware that it is related to that past experience. It never occurs to them that the hair loss they are experiencing is not because of a new “sickness” or anything of the sort, it is simply the aftermath side effect of the stress they went through a few weeks or a few months ago.

What are some examples of severe stressful situations that would cause hair loss?

As we stated earlier, “stress” in terms of hair loss does not mean the standard stress most people experience from work, financial, relationships, etc. Instead, occurrences such as going through the sudden death of a loved one would be an example of a stressful situation that could result in hair loss. Getting a divorce would be another example. Having to take care of someone close to you who has a terminal disease may also fall into this category.

And of course, physical experiences that cause a lot of damage to a person's body will also produce stress at such high levels that hair loss is an eventual side effect. For example,a heart attack or a major surgery may cause a person's hair to fall out. Sickness that keeps a person in a long period of deterioration, such as the flu or malaria, may cause hair loss. And also, accidents such as vehicle crashes or any other similar situation where the body undergoes sudden physical damage, may cause hair loss.

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Diabetes Reaching Epidemic Proportions?

Over 300 Million At Risk Globally!

The Truth About Diabetes
By Geoffrey Leigh., MSc., N.D.
(About The Author)

What you don't know can kill you!

Do you find that headline alarming? If you did, good for you! This silent killer must be stopped. The only way that can happen is by each of us taking personal responsibility for ourselves and those we know and love.

Let's take a look at some facts:

According to endocrinologist Frank Vinicor of the CDC (Center For Disease Control):

"We're seeing the greatest increase in obesity and lack of physical activity in people in their 30's, so therefore it is not surprising to find the 70% increase in just 8 years.

We are now beginning to see the consequences of physical inactivity and weight gain that go well beyond feeling good about yourself or cosmetic issues."

Did you know that approximately 17,000,000 Americans have diabetes? This equates to 6.2% of the population. And, at the current rate of increase, there are about one million new cases per year.

The really frightening part of this is that this is probably an "under estimation" because it is not uncommon for diabetes to go undetected for as long as 12 years before being properly diagnosed.

Sadly, many of us will lose friends and family before they are even diagnosed! Why? Because research shows that the following consequences of diabetes occur statistically in the USA per annum:

* Premature death from heart disease - 70,000
* Amputations of the lower limbs - 80,000+
* Problems associated with kidney disease - 115,000
Loss of sight and blindness - 25,000

If it seems like a dismal picture . . . it is! So what can we do? You need to see your physician or clinician and obtain the proper tests to determine your own risk factors. But, before you do that, you need to be informed.

Sometimes the best offense is a good defense

Knowledge is power and the more preparatory knowledge you are armed with before your visit, the greater the odds of understanding what you will be told by the medical profession. And the better chance of having your concerns given more than just lip service.

Let's face it people, the entire medical industry is in chaos. We read the headlines every day about people who "slip through the system" or are mis-diagnosed. We are losing our best physicians due to the demands of the health care "business."

You need to take control of your health and well being because no one else can do it for you. A doctor who spends 5 minutes with you in an exam room once or twice a year is not in a position to do it.

Diabetes is a very real threat to you and those you hold dear. The solution is knowledge. You need to know:

1. What is it?
2. What are the types of diabetes?
3. What is insulin?
4.How does insulin affect the body?
5. What is hypoglycemia?
6.What does hypoglycemia have to do with diabetes?
7. What are the symptoms?
8. Is it treatable?
9.What are the specific risk factors?
10.What is the function of the pancreas?
11. How does the pancreas affect diabetes?
12. How does stress contribute to diabetes?

You could spend months of research or years of education to get the answers to these and other pertinent questions. Or, you can click the link below and have the answers at your fingertips in less than 5 minutes.

Diabetes is a very real threat. You need to take action to protect yourself and your loved ones now! Don't wait 12 years for a negative diagnosis when an ounce of prevention could add years to your life! Do it now. Your family will thank you.

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What Is Macrovascular Disease & Can Exercise Prevent It?

What is the number one piece of advice that you will find in every book on diabetes, every article on diabetes, or coming from every doctor when faced with the illness of diabetes? They all say the same thing: that you MUST exercise. But why? What is the benefit of exercise after one has been diagnosed with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes?

The answer to that question is simple: exercise will help prevent macrovascular disease. Macrovascular disease, amongst other severe complications that arise due to diabetes, is when a person has a stroke, suffers from heart attacks, or faces a situation when there is diminished flow of blood to the legs.

As you can see, these are very serious and life-threatening complications that a person with diabetes must tend to every day of their lives. The good news is that a diabetic can live a long and healthy lifestyle so long as they are taking care of their illness and doing the right things for their body, in which exercise should be at the top of the list.

Macrovascular Disease Does Not Just Affect People With Diabetes

If you're reading this information and are fortunate enough to be healthy non-diabetic, it is important for you to realize that you do not have to have type 1 or type 2 diabetes in order to come down with macrovascular disease. This is why exercise is so important for overall health and well-being and to prevent disease of the body for men and women of all ages.

Below are a few ways in which exercise helps prevent macrovascular disease:

1. Exercising regularly helps to lower blood pressure.

2. A person's stress levels are also lowered my daily exercise.

3. By sticking to a regimen of aerobic and anaerobic activity, exercise aids in weight loss. This is vital to people with type 2 diabetes.

4. By exercising regularly, you minimize or completely rule out the need for insulin and other drugs.

5. Exercises helps reduce bad cholesterol, as well as triglycerides, while raising good cholesterol.

Sometimes the best offense against diabetes is a good defense.

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