Snoring Problem In Kids And Effective Steps To Overcome Them

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By Dan Reid

kidsIs your kid a noisy sleeper? Snoring is a pretty common problem that can happen to anyone- young or old, usually caused by blockages in the nasal passage. But oftentimes the seemingly harmless light snores can lead to some serious medical consequences. So if your child is suffering from any such sleeping disorder, it is time you consult a doctor.

Good food and a good night’s sleep is the secret to a happy and healthy life. And proper rest is all the more necessary for kids to regain their energy after a hectic day full of activity. Persistent snoring in children might be a symptom of sleep apnoea or worse. Mentioned below are some simple remedies you can try at home to curb your child’s snores:

Why do kids snore?

Listed below are some common reasons behind snoring in kids:

• Common cold, allergies and nose blockages

• Swollen tonsils or adenoids

• A crooked septum (i.e. the tissue and cartilage present in between the nostrils)

• Obesity (the throat muscles and tongue close down upon the air passage)

• Down Syndrome (i.e. the slopping chin might result in blockage)

The threats of sleep apnoea:

Occasional light snoring is pretty common among children but if the problem persists then it might be something serious. Some symptoms and threats presented by sleeping disorders are:

• Risk of strokes and heart attacks

• Morning crankiness and lack of concentration

• Swollen puffy eyes, headaches

• Restricted body growth

Snoring solutions:

Constant headaches, dark circles and daytime fatigue are among the most common symptoms of sleeping disorders. If your child shows any such signs such as irritable behaviour, hyperactivity or has trouble concentrating consult his paediatrician. You can even try out these simple solutions to help your child sleep better:

Nasal spray and strips:

A major cause behind those restless nights is troubled breathing, allergies, common cold or other infections often result in mucous accumulation in the inner linings of the nasal passage, leading to blockages. Nasal sprays and vaporizers are among the easiest options to overcome this problem. Available in almost every medical store, nasal sprays contain medicated liquid that clears the mucous linings in the nose. Spraying a cool misty vapour inside the nose opens up the air way helping your child rest better. Also nasal strips that look pretty much like a bandage enhance breathing as the miniscule plastic protruding clears the nose.

Correct sleeping position:

How your child is sleeping also determines the quality of sleep he gets. Sleeping in uncomfortable positions not only results in painful sprains but might also cause a stuffy nose. Sleeping on the back can trigger snoring as the throat muscles close down restricting the air flow. Try rolling your kid gently to his side at night, if that doesn’t work you can even add extra pillows under his head, elevating his head a bit higher assists in breathing. A bit of an inclination opens up the nasal passage thus reducing snoring.

groupkidswbgAir purifiers and dehumidifiers:

Oftentimes allergies are triggered by the invisible dust particles hovering about the house that stick in the air and tickle the nostrils. But no matter how vigorously you clean, these miniscule particles remain. Installing air purifiers in the central air conditioning system is a smart way to overcome this issue. Air purifiers and filters suck out the microscopic bacteria and dust particles leaving the air pure and fresh. Also consider installing dehumidifiers in your house if you are living in a hot and dry climatic zone. It balances the moisture content in the air helping you sleep better at night.

Some lifestyle changes:

A major cause behind sleeping disorders can be the irregular lifestyle and obesity. As a parent ensure that your kid goes to bed early and lives a routine life. Fixed sleeping hours help mould the body clock accordingly leaving you refreshed the next morning. Also monitor your child’s diet and daily activity. Obesity is a major problem among kids that if ignores can grow into something even serious. Add fresh fruits and veggies to his meals and try limiting the junk food intake. The fat accumulation in the throat restricts the breathing passage and

Comfortable and peaceful surroundings:

Some other small but significant changes that can be made are:

• Paint the kid’s bedroom in light soothing colours
• Keep the windows open at night to allow fresh air
• Ensure that the mattress and pillows are soft and comfortable
• Dust the bedroom regularly
• Regular clinical check-ups and visits to the doctor

The bottom line

Watching your child suffer is perhaps the worst thing you’d have to endure as a parent. Spare your children from the discomfort of restless nights follow these above mentioned tips to curb snoring problems in your kid.

3D Mammography Most Effective Technology Available For Breast Cancer Screening

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womanarmupThree-dimensional digital breast tomography, or 3D mammography, is the most effective technology available for early detection of breast cancer, said experts in the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine.

“Mammography technology has been rapidly advancing since the 1990s. We have cut breast cancer deaths 30 percent as a result of early detection,” said Dr. Emily Sedgwick, director of breast imaging in the Smith Breast Center at Baylor, which is equipped with 3D mammography equipment. “3D mammography is the latest advance in the field and an option all women should be aware of.”

3D mammography has several advantages over two-dimensional mammography, Sedgwick said.

More accurate cancer detection

While 2D mammography would catch approximately four cancers in 1,000 women, 3D technology catches almost double that, Sedgwick said. “There are fewer false positives and an improved cancer detection rate,” she said.

“One of the biggest issues with 2D mammography is the ‘structure noise’ created by overlapping tissue in the breast,” said Sedgwick. “3D mammography reduces that noise to eliminate overlapping structures.”

She used the example of a view of a loaf of raisin bread. “2D is like looking at the outside of the loaf, it looks like raisin bread but you cannot be exactly sure,” said Sedgwick. “There might actually be walnuts in there, or both. 3D gives you an inside view of the bread so you can tell the difference between what might be a walnut or raisin or in the case of breast cancer, benign or malignant growths.

The result has been a significant improvement in detection of invasive cancers –approximately 40 to 53 percent, Sedgwick said. “For these types of faster growing breast cancers, early detection in critical.”

Additionally, the technology is better at detecting cancer in dense breast tissue.

More images in short period of time

Like 2D mammography, 3D takes images in an arc over the breast in a short duration of time (4 seconds), Sedgwick said. “Fifteen images are taken with 3D versus four in 2D.”

Reduced radiation dose

seniorwoman2While radiation exposure in mammography is not a significant risk, 3D mammography has reduced the radiation exposure rate by approximately 45 percent.

“The amount of radiation exposure endured during a 2D mammogram is equivalent to the amount in an airplane on a cross country flight, so this is not a major concern but we’re able to use less exposure with 3D technology.”

Reduction in the recall rate, or need for additional pictures, is also a factor, Sedgwick said.

“The use of 3D mammography is a win-win-win situation for women,” said Sedgwick.

The technology, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2014, is still new and therefore not all insurance companies are paying for it, Sedgwick said. “Hopefully in the next year more payers will come on board.”

Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield are among the groups currently paying for it.

All women should receive a screening mammogram annually beginning at age 40, Sedgwick said.

Dry And Irritated Eyes: Effective Treatments From Your Kitchen

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By Melissa Holden

eyeSome common health ailments are uncomfortable enough to cry about. Those with dry and irritated eyes deal with temporary, and in some cases, long-term pain and discomfort. Causes vary and include old age, hormonal changes, and mucus production in the tear glands. Luckily, effective treatments exist, and even better, they can be found in the kitchen.

Causes of Dry and Irritated Eyes

Eyes get dry due to short or long-term issues. Eyes become dry because tears evaporate quickly or due to a lack of moisture produced by glands. Causes include old age, hormones, decreased oil or water, damage to tear glands, autoimmune diseases, lupus, and other ailments.

Behavior contributes to dry and irritated eyes. A decrease in blinking can irritate the eyes and may take place when watching too much television or working on the computer. When paying great attention to the screen, people ‘forget’ to blink, which results in dry and irritated eyes. Additionally, wearing contact lenses adds to dryness, irritation, and eye strain. Bacterial keratitis is linked to contact lenses; as the lens rests on the eye, free circulation and tears are obstructed, which leads to tear evaporation and dry eye syndrome.

Particular health conditions and a lack of vitamin A contribute to eye problems, specifically dry and irritated eyes. In addition to prescribed medications, solutions are found in the home.

Home Remedies for Dry and Irritated Eyes

Since dehydration can be the cause of dry eyes, water is a simple solution. Consuming 8 to ten glasses per day helps dry eye patients and aids in recovering from dry eye syndrome.

Eyes get dry when people are sleeping. A lubricant can be applied before going to bed so eyes stay moist through the night. A washcloth dipped in water is a simple solution. Also, abstaining from washing and overly drying eyes helps avoid irritation.

Take breaks from working so eyes get enough rest. As mentioned, a lack of blinking leads to dry and irritated eyes. Make an effort to blink often to help eyes stay moist. Blinking also helps spread tears to the side of the eyes.

Those with dry eyes often rub, which causes inflammation as dust and microbes gain entry into the eyes. Avoid rubbing or touching around the eye area with unwashed fingers.

Cucumbers, freshly cut and chilled, can be placed on the eyes, which numbs the dry sensation and provides relief.

Flaxseed oil, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, helps treat dry eyes. Put flaxseed oil in fruits and drinks.

Castor oil helps retain water. It’s a great remedy for dry eyes. You can place drops of castor oil directly into eyes.

Mix a few drops of lavender oil with a cup of water. Dip a washcloth in the mixture and apply to affected eyes. The solution soothes eyes and makes for a readily accessible home remedy.

Dip a cotton ball in rose water or cold milk and apply to closed eyes. Leave the milk or rose water on for about 10 minutes, which allows the eyes to relax as it reduces strain.

One’s surroundings influences eye moisture. Use a humidifier or air cleaner to avoid dry eyes and to keep them moist. Those in particularly dry regions, such as Colorado, should use methods of countering the dryness in the air.

Aloe treats dry eyes. The gel or viscous liquid inside the leaf may be applied to the eyelid. Believed to reduce the symptoms of dry eyes, aloe is effective when placed on the lids but avoid direct contact with eyes, as it may increase irritation.

We are what we eat. Proper nutrition keeps eyes moist and healthy. Essential fatty acids are present in fish oil, and omega-3 and 6 acids are found in dried fruits and grains. Eat walnuts, sesame, grape seeds, almonds, and whole grains.

Grapes support eye health and are known to prevent retinal diseases.

Lastly, soaking a towel in warm water and placing it on the face for fifteen to twenty minutes maintains eye moisture.

What to Avoid

Common things add to irritation. It’s important to take note of what to avoid such as dry environments and air condition.

If you’re prone to dry eyes, avoid dry areas and situations, such as being around smoke or using a hair dryer.

Staying in air conditioned environments for a lengthy period makes eyes drier than normal.

Limit computer use. If you use a computer at work, take breaks often and rest your eyes.

Excessive coffee consumption intensifies dry eyes and has been linked to dry eye syndrome.

Acidic foods, such as tomato products, vinegar, and tamarind, aggravate affected eyes.

For some dry eyes and subsequent irritation is common, yet effective treatments are found in most households or at a local grocery store.

– Melissa Holden has been involved in natural healthcare most of her life. Aiming to spread the word further that nature can cure, she writes for health and wellness sites, green/eco sites and more. Read TheAlternativeDaily.com for additional home remedies that relieve dry and irritated eyes.

Moderate Exercise May Make Cancer Treatments More Effective

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News from Kansas State University

newsKansas State University kinesiology research offers encouraging information for cancer patients: A brisk walk or a slow jog on a regular basis may be the key to improved cancer treatments.

Brad Behnke, associate professor of exercise physiology, and collaborators have shown that moderate exercise on a regular basis enhances tumor oxygenation, which may improve treatments in cancer patients. Now Behnke is using a $750,000 American Cancer Society grant to study moderate exercise as a way to make radiation treatments more effective, especially for difficult-to-treat tumors.

“If we can increase the efficacy of radiation treatment, then the patient’s prognosis is enhanced,” Behnke said. “An intervention like exercise has almost universally positive side effects versus other treatments that can have deleterious side effects. Exercise is a type of therapy that benefits multiple systems in the body, and may permanently alter the environment within the tumor.”

The National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health recommends exercise for cancer patients and cancer survivors, but little research shows what happens within the tumors during such exercise. That prompted Behnke to combine his expertise in integrative physiology with cancer research. He also has received support from the university’s Johnson Cancer Research Center.

“I became interested in finding out what happens within the tumor during and after exercise as a means to enhance treatment outcomes,” Behnke said.

For the latest research, Behnke is using prostate cancer tumor models to find ways to enhance oxygen delivery to tumors. When a tumor is hypoxic, or has low oxygen, it is often very aggressive, Behnke said. Because oxygen is a “radiosensitizer,” it helps destroy cancer cells. As a result, low-oxygen tumors often are resistant to traditional cancer therapies, such as radiation therapy, and interventions, such as concentrated oxygen breathing, are used to get more oxygen to the tumor before treatment.

“If we manipulate all the systems in the body — the lungs, the heart and the blood vessels — with exercise, we can take advantage of the dysfunctional vasculature in the tumor and enhance blood flow to the tumor,” Behnke said. “The tumor becomes the path of least resistance for the elevated cardiac output of exercise, which results in a substantial increase in tumor oxygenation during and after exercise.”

But the key is moderate exercise, said Behnke. Too little exercise may have no effect, but too much exercise may have a negative effect and may shut down blood flow to the tumor region or impair the immune system.

Moderate exercise is an activity that uses 30 to 60 percent of someone’s aerobic capacity, Behnke said. The activity is nonstrenuous and is something that most people can perform, such as a brisk walk or a slow jog.

Research also has shown that moderate exercise can help cancer patients counteract some of the side effects of treatment — such as low blood count, fatigue, cachexia and lost muscle mass — which has led to many researchers labeling this as “aerobic exercise therapy” for patients with cancer, Behnke said.

“There really aren’t any negative side effects of moderate-intensity exercise,” Behnke said. “Exercise is often prescribed to improve the side effects of cancer and treatment, but what exercise is doing within the tumor itself is likely beneficial as well.”

Behnke and collaborators have published their exercise and cancer research in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

At Kansas State University, Behnke is collaborating with Mary Lynn Higginbotham, assistant professor of clinical sciences; Katie Heinrich, assistant professor of kinesiology; and David Poole, professor of kinesiology. The American Cancer Society grant, “Modulation of tumor oxygenation to enhance radiotherapy,” also involves University of Florida researchers in tumor microenvironment biology.

Top 10 Effective Ways To Combat Anxiety – Part 2

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By Agnes Jimenez

Continued from part 1 of this article…..

SleepingWoman5. Get back to the basics.

Are you getting enough sleep at night? Are you eating well-balanced nutritious food or drive-thru garbage? What you eat makes a big difference in how well you handle stress. Sadly, many people turn to drugs and alcohol to self-medicate their worries away. Taking care of your mind, body, and spirit is one of the top ways to effectively treat anxiety.

6. Use visualization.

Close your eyes and see yourself in a place that feels peaceful. Picture yourself walking along a sandy beach or playing with a cute little puppy. Let these good feelings wash over you until you feel relaxed. Ahhh, feel your toes in the warm sand?

7. You’re not perfect and you never will be.

Aren’t you surprised, especially in today’s society, how much pressure is placed upon people to be perfect or extremely successful? But guess what? You don’t have to be the best at everything you do. Failure is simply a learning process. The more you fail, the more you learn. Sounds like success to me.

8. Meditation is a superior calming tool.

Meditating, or calming the mind, is a superb way to get rid of anxiety. Anxiety stems from a racing mind. Meditation is the opposite of that. Meditation is simply stopping your rampant mind chatter in order to bring you instant peace. It’s not wishy-washy. Trust me, it’s good stuff.

9. Be honest with yourself.

If you were ever in a certain situation that justified fear like getting mugged or being personally attacked, that’s understandable. However, what are the chances that it will ever happen again? Virtually zero. Let it go.

10. Give yourself a treat.

If and when you do face your fears, be sure to reward yourself. Reinforce your success with things that please you like a professional massage, a meal at your favorite restaurant, or buying a new CD. It doesn’t matter what it is, as long as it makes you happy. Perhaps a new car? Wow! You really did conquer your fears!

– Agnes Jimenez is a professional blogger and writer. She writes for many online establishments and currently partners with ComprehendTheMind.com in spreading awareness about the day to day psychological stresses ordinary individuals have to deal on their own. Comprehend The Mind is a diagnostic and treatment center for a variety of mental health, developmental and educational difficulties that offer neuropsychological, psychological and educational evaluations and testing as well as forensic assessments.

Top 10 Effective Ways To Combat Anxiety – Part 1

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By Agnes Jimenez

stressNo matter how anxious or scared you feel, there’s always something you can do to help yourself. Try to keep in mind that YOU are not your fear. Rather, you are the observer of your fear. Just knowing this should already make you feel better. Americans have the highest level of anxiety in the world at around 28%. And as a nation we spend $42 billion on our anxiety disorders.

Here are 10 successful ways to help you alleviate your anxiety.

1. It’s probably not as bad as you think.

When you’re upset or worried about something whether it’s your job, a test at school, or an argument you had with your spouse, the problem is likely not as bad as you think. What’s the worst thing that can happen? The worst thing that can happen is you let your fears get the best of you and you develop a panic attack. Pointless, right?

2. Take a timeout.

It’s hard to think clearly if you’re swimming in anxiety or fear. Your heart is racing and your palm’s are sweating because of the increase in adrenaline. Slow down and make yourself breathe slowly. Many times, taking a brisk 20 minute walk will do wonders to decrease anxiety. Exercise for anxiety is a very useful tool at relieving stress. Other calming techniques include sipping a hot soothing cup of tea or soaking in a warm bubble bath. Some people think skydiving is a stress reliever – I’m not one of them.

3. Face your fears.

Every time you embrace your fears, it makes them easier to deal with the next time you feel them. After a while, they have less and less power over you. Come on, show them who the boss is.

4. Talk it out.

Talking to a close friend or family member about your anxiety instantly takes a lot of your fear away. Or you can talk to your dog. Actually, they’re better listeners.

Stay tuned for part 2 of this article shortly…..

– Agnes Jimenez is a professional blogger and writer. She writes for many online establishments and currently partners with ComprehendTheMind.com in spreading awareness about the day to day psychological stresses ordinary individuals have to deal on their own. Comprehend The Mind is a diagnostic and treatment center for a variety of mental health, developmental and educational difficulties that offer neuropsychological, psychological and educational evaluations and testing as well as forensic assessments.

RadioMD Reveals That High Death Rate For Pancreatic Cancer Linked To Lack Of Effective Screening Methods

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newsThe tragedy of pancreatic cancer is that in 80 percent of cases, it is only diagnosed after it spreads to other parts of the body, which explains why it is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. Dr. Madappa Kundranda,PhD, a medical oncologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Western Regional Medical Center, was a guest on http://radiomd.com’s ‘Managing Cancer” radio show, where he noted that according to the American Cancer Society, the rates of pancreatic cancer have been slowly increasing over the past 10 years, and today it is the 10th most common cancer..

“The danger of pancreatic cancer is that there is not an effective screening method, so by the time we see patients exhibiting signs of this cancer, which includes back ache, fatigue, weight loss and jaundice, it has usually spread to other parts of the body, such as the lymph nodes,” said Dr. Kundranda, .whose main focus is on patients with gastrointestinal cancers, but he also treats a variety of other types of advanced-stage and complex cancers.

Dr. Kundranda noted that pancreatic cancer is diagnosed through blood tests and radiological testing, and if a growth is identified early, it can be resected and the cancer is eliminated. Stage 4 cancers require surgery, radiology and chemotherapy.

“The key to treatment is taking a multi-disciplinary approach, involving professionals in many fields, including therapists and dieticians, who can help enhance the performance of patients in everyday tasks to improve range of movement and reduce pain,” concluded Dr. Kundranda.

The “Managing Cancer” show is hosted by Melanie Cole, MS and can be heard on http://radiomd.com, and this particular show is in the archive on located here.

ABOUT RadioMD

RadioMD.com is a “talking” health information source featuring top guests and experts in the world of health and medicine that provide vital health and wellness content in spoken word form. Produced in a talk radio, easy to listen to conversational style, RadioMD shows help listeners understand everyday health issues as well as complex medical conditions. In addition to its variety of live, interactive talk audio features and programming, RadioMD offers an Audio Library of top talk shows on just about every health and wellness, diet & fitness subject.

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5 Effective Exercises To Get Flat Belly

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By Kathy Mitchell

exerciseballBenefits of Exercise:

If you want to live a long life with health and fit body, you need to take out 30 minutes from your busy daily schedule and dedicate it to exercise. Make in your mind that exercise is the king and diet is the queen of your healthy living. You have to do exercises, if you want to live a healthy life.

Someone has rightly said that it is better to dig the well before you are thirsty. So you have to do your exercise from the beginning, not when your morale is defeated by diseases. Thus here we suggest you 5 effective exercises to get a flat belly and to live long and healthy.

5 Effective Exercises to get Flat Belly:

You may be familiar with these 5 effective exercises to get a flat belly, if not, just read it. You will know how effective these exercise are and how you would do these exercises.

1. The Stomach Vacuum Exercises

Why it’s Effective: Stomach vacuum needs to blow out air from your lungs and suck in your stomach. It will make your belly go inside by reducing the excess fat. This exercise works on your internal abs.

How to do the Vacuum Exercise:

– You need to keep your knees and hands on the floor, so that your back stays curved. This can also be done in standing position with your hands on a table.

– Start blowing out air from your lungs.

– Then suck your belly in.

– Hold your air for about 10 seconds

– Release the air out.

– Breathe again, before repeating it.

– Start repeating it.

2. Power Plank:

Why it’s Effective: Power Plank is the most incredible fitness exercise that gives you a well-toned & sculpted stomach and abs.

How to do the Power Plank:

– You have to lie face down.

– Then extend your legs.

– Maintain your body position with the help of your forearms.

– Then maintain your toe position, so that you are slightly raised above the ground.

– Hold this position for 10 seconds.

– Continue it and manage it to hold about 1 minute.

womantwisting3. Seated Crossover:

Why it’s Effective: Seated crossover exercises help to build strong muscles. It makes you abs to go inside and give you flat belly.

How to do the Seated Crossover:

– Take a chair and sit in straight position.

– Your position should be such that your back is straight, arms down straight and elbows bent at an angle of 90-degree.

– Then bring your right elbow close to your left knee making them contact each other.

– Repeat this process for the next set of elbow and knee.

– Do it for 10 minutes. Then continue it for the more duration.

4. Side Plank

Why it works: This exercise is more difficult than its counterpart power plank. This needs you to get stable on two points instead of four. This has the same benefit as that of power plank.

How to do it Side Plank:

– You have to lie on your left side.

– Position should be your elbow directly beneath your shoulder and legs stacked

– Then move your right hand on your left shoulder.

– Try to balance it for 10-20 Seconds.

– Repeat it and try to add more time duration to this position.

5. The Bicycle Exercise:

Why it’s Effective: This bicycle exercise helps to tone your stomach and legs. If you continue doing it you can easily tone your lower body portion.

How to do the Bicycle Exercise:

– You have to first lie down in straight position.

– Then your hands should be behind your head.

– Then try to bring the knees close to your chest.

– Then lift yourself without pulling on the neck.

– Then switch your side and do the vice-versa workout, i.e. bring left elbow towards the right knee, same for your right elbow towards the left knee

– Repeat this motion for 1-3 sets.

Conclusion:

After reading these 5 effective exercises to get a fat belly, you must start doing it. It can lead to pain in the beginning of exercise, then you get habitual to these 5 effective exercises to get fat belly. Along with these exercises you can go for 30 minute morning walk, you will burn fat and will breathe fresh air.

– Kathy Mitchell is an American content writer and MA in English literature. She is writing articles on weight loss tips and cellulite creams. She is contributing to ConsumerHealthDigest.com from 2011.

Smart And Effective Steps To Help You Lose Weight With Hypothyroidism – Part 2

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By Avelina Kongoi

Continued from part 1 of this article…..

broccoli2. Start To Eat More Healthy, and Nutritious Meals That Are Rich in Vegetables and Protein

After getting yourself checked out by your local doctor the next most important thing you are ever going to do is make sure that you begin to eat really healthy meals. This means that every meal you make should contain a good portion of vegetables and also a good portion of protein.

You might be surprised to hear that protein is the most satisfying of all the macronutrients out there… even more than fats and carbohydrates. But the other benefit of protein is that it will help to maintain that muscle mass which is very important to keeping that metabolism revved up!

But as with anything out there, not all protein sources have been created equal. The best out there is Whey protein and the one that I’d recommend simply because it contains a lot more branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) which are very, very good for your muscles. On top of that this protein is a lot more satisfying to your hunger than the others that are out there.

3. Begin To Eat Foods High in Fiber and Avoid Foods Filled With Sugar

If you’re absolutely serious about losing that excess weight then you’ll want to do whatever you can to avoid eating sugary foods because they will completely destroy your chance of losing weight! On top of that they are just bad for your overall health, which is never good!

Instead of consuming junk foods you should instead focus your time and effort on eating foods that are high in fiber. The reason for this is because not only are they far more satisfying but they will also help to prevent any sort of constipation to come about as a result of your hypothyroidism.

4. Exercise As Often As Possible

joggersEven if you’re the busiest person in the world you don’t have any excuse because you can still dedicate 10 minutes a day to doing some form of exercise. You literally only need 10 minutes a day, every single day to help boost up your metabolism. Do so consistently and you will begin to shed those excess pounds in no time at all.

Not only are you going to start to see the benefit of shedding weight from completing your fitness routine but you will also notice that your muscle mass will begin to increase slowly but surely. And as a lot of you already know the more muscle mass you have on your person the higher your base metabolic rate will be.

And of course the higher your metabolism is the more calories you are going to be burning over time. On top of that you are going to start to look really amazing too, so much so that you will begin to notice that people will start to compliment you on how great you look.

So you see, while it may be a little harder for you to lose weight when you have hypothyroidism… it isn’t at all impossible and if you just stick with the process and put in the hard work every single day!

Guest article written By Avelina Kongoi of hypothyroidismdietplan.org

Smart And Effective Steps To Help You Lose Weight With Hypothyroidism – Part 1

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By Avelina Kongoi

scaleFrom personal experience I can tell you with confidence that you are only ever going to be able to truly appreciate how hard it is to shed weight when you have hypothyroidism is when you’re actually suffering from the disease yourself. You won’t just be limited to weight related issues when it comes to having an underactive thyroid. In fact you’ll more than likely end up suffering from many other symptoms too.

There are an estimated 30 million individuals across America right now who are actually suffering from the disease right now. But even more shocking that this fact is that there are many, many more individuals across America and the world who have yet to be told officially that they have the condition.

Another disease that is getting even more common among normal people is something that is known as subclinical hypothyroidism. A person who has this condition will experience a lot of the symptoms of hypothyroidism without actually suffering from the disease itself. This usually occurs because of poor nutrition, and simply improving their diet will totally change things around.

If you have hypothyroidism it essentially means that your metabolism will have slowed right down which means that you will burn far fewer calories than a normal individual. It really is as simple as that.

You will basically run into weight related issues when you have thyroid glands that aren’t working as they should be. The reason that this happens in the first place is because your thyroid glands are not producing enough thyroid hormones (T3 and T4) which are largely responsible for maintaining your bodies metabolism and also making sure that every cell in the body gets the energy that it needs to get through the day properly. So you can say that these hormones are largely responsible for helping your body burn the calories they need to burn.

Not having enough thyroid hormones basically means that you will not burn as many calories as a normal individual. This is the very reason why people with an underactive thyroid find it so difficult to lose excess weight.

Easy To Follow Tips To Help You Shed Weight With Hypothyroidism

1. Ensure Your Local Doctor Officially Tests, Diagnoses and Treats You

The most important step of all is to make sure that you get yourself down to the local doctor to get officially tested and given a proper diagnosis. This is the first and most essential step of all to get your health back on track.

The most important step of all is to make sure that you get yourself down to the local doctor to get officially tested and given a proper diagnosis.

Your doctor will basically give you a blood test, which will measure the amount of T3 and T4 in your system. On top of this, the blood test will measure the amount of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) that is running about in your body. If the final results that come out show that you have high levels of TSH and low levels of T3 and T4 then it’s a good sign that you may be suffering from hypothyroidism.

If it is known that you’re actually suffering from hypothyroidism then your doctor will more than likely prescribe you with something that is known as levothyroxine. In essence this is a synthetic form of T4, which will help to slowly but surely build up your thyroid hormones back to the level they should be.

Stay tuned for part 2 of this articles shortly…..

Guest article written By Avelina Kongoi of hypothyroidismdietplan.org