How to Avoid Chronic Disease

How to Avoid Chronic Disease

The cost of treating chronic diseases are high and is increasing continually. The cost of taking care of such medication conditions places financial, emotional as well as a social burden on the individual with the condition and close relatives as well as the society at large. Conditions such as stroke, arthritis, cancer, heart disease, COPD, diabetes, and obesity are the prevalent chronic conditions that plague the human population, and they contribute to the highest number of death in the world. This calls for concern because the number of death caused by these conditions are increasing and as such, steps should be taken to avert the occurrence of any of the diseases.

 

 

If you want to enjoy good health in the later stages of your life, then preventing chronic diseases is paramount and the trick is to eat healthy meals and remain physically active. For people that have experienced any chronic illness at their younger age, they can avoid the severe effects in their old age by managing the condition well before it becomes a big issue as they age on.

Engage in regular Exercise

Engaging in interval exercise will produce significant benefit primarily to individuals with heart disease. Exercise benefits all body health by strengthening your muscles, lowering your blood sugar level as well as control the severity and frequency of asthma attacks. Partaking in physical activities will help in boosting your energy as well as aid in weight control. It reduces pains and reduces the stiffness of the joints.

Prevent Chemical Contact

Exposing the body to certain harmful chemicals increasing the chances of developing any of the known chronic conditions. Minimising the rate at which the body and internal organs are exposed to these deadly chemicals will help in preventing the occurrences of these diseases. Some of the well-known everyday substances that are harmful to health include carcinogens and heterocyclic amines. Carcinogens and some other chemicals that disrupt hormones that are found in water should be avoided by ensuring that the water you drink is filtered. Most of the processed foods people consume contain heterocyclic amine a chemical that causes cancer. The chemical forms in seared meats and as such eating charred, well-done and processed meats exposes you to the adverse effects of the substance.

Avoid Junk Food

Another vital thing that people should avoid if they want to live healthy without having to pay the cost of maintaining a chronic disease when they are old is avoiding junk foods. Junk foods are particularly dangerous to health because they don’t contain many nutrients and they are dense in calorie. Junk foods cause an increase in insulin levels, and they contribute to high blood pressure due to their high sodium composition. They are also responsible for obesity and causes kidney, heart and liver diseases.

Maintaining healthy brain and getting plenty of sleep will also contribute toward preventing the development of chronic disease. Avoid actions the harm your bone such as excessive alcohol intake, smoking as well as colas drinking. Avoid stress or learn how to cope with it by controlling things that upset your mental balance.

If followed carefully, these tips and many others can help in living a healthy life in the later stages of your life as well as prevent the development of any form of chronic disease.

It’s never too late, before addressing any issue related to your smile, gums, teeth, and other oral or in general health issues, consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental prophylaxis or cleaning as previously mentioned including our check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities or minor problem before they start. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at https://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

Remember the best advice from your Dentist “Unaddressed issues will never get resolved by themselves”.

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The Good Effects of Red Wine on Your Health

The Good Effects of Red Wine on Your Health

A lot has been said about the impact of red wine on human health. Many people believe that consuming a glass of red wine a day contribute to a healthy lifestyle, while some other think that the hype that red wine enjoy is overrated. There is no doubt that red wine is good for the body; however, the aspect that is of great concern is how useful it is and how much benefit does it have on our overall health. Too much of everything is not good, so it is on red wine intake. Though it benefits the body, red wine contains a certain amount of alcohol, and as we know, excessive alcohol is not good for the body, as such moderation is paramount when consuming red wine.

 

 

Drinking red wine moderately has been shown to have health benefits due to its high composition of antioxidants and little alcohol content in the wine. They are often made by the fermentation of dark coloured whole grapes which high in antioxidants such as catechin, proanthocyanidins, resveratrol, and epicatechin. Red wine comes in a variety of types, colour as well as taste. The popularly known types of red wine include cabernet sauvignon, Zinfandel, Shiraz, pinot noir and merlot. These antioxidants reduce the damages caused by oxidation in the body, and they also help in fighting against cancer as well as heart diseases.

The health benefits of these antioxidants present in red wine also include protecting the body against blood clothing as well as fighting against any form of inflammation. Red wine consumption has been linked to decreasing the risk of developing depression among elderly and middle age people. It is believed that drink between two to seven cups of red wine per week reduces the risk of being depressed.

Red wine consumption is related to the prevention of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease compared to consuming hard liquor and beer. Though, moderation is what matters here because, since red wine contains alcohol, too much of it will cause alcoholic fatty liver disease. This type of wine has many health benefits, and one of the benefits is protecting the body against cancer. Prostate cancer is one of the cancers that red wine help to protect the body from. When you consume four to seven glasses of red wine per week, you will be cutting the chances of being diagnosed with prostate cancer by half. Breast cancer is another type of cancer that red wine protects the body from. Alcohol consumption increases the risk of developing breast cancer.

According to studies that have been carried out by scientist, have shown that the seeds of grape contain a chemical that increases the testosterone of pre-menopausal women as well as decreases their levels of oestrogen. Other health benefits of red wine include prevention of blindness, fights against type 2 diabetes in women, slowing down of the ageing process, fights against bowel cancer and improving the functioning of the ה.

It is evident that drinking red wine is good for the body, however, to avoid the harmful effects of alcohol, it has to be consumed in moderation.

It’s never too late, before addressing any issue related to your smile, gums, teeth, and other oral or in general health issues, consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental prophylaxis or cleaning as previously mentioned including our check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities or minor problem before they start. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at https://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

Remember the best advice from your Dentist “Unaddressed issues will never get resolved by themselves”.

Copyright DR. JEAN-JACQUES EDDERAI

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