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3003, 2017

Workplace Stress Linked To Mental Health Conditions

By |March 30th, 2017|Health, XPC|Comments Off on Workplace Stress Linked To Mental Health Conditions

It’s becoming more common than ever for people to take time off from the workplace due to extreme stress. In fact, 83% of Americans are under extreme stress at the workplace. After all, a lot of employees are struggling with issues like bad work relationships and poor support in their role. And while some pressure at work is good to spur you on to do a great job, too much of it can lead to you getting excessively stressed out. And as it says on http://nypost.com/2017/03/26/stressed-workers-seek-relief-with-drugs-and-alcohol/, some employees are even turning to drink and drugs to deal with the stress they are experiencing at work. When stress isn’t dealt with quickly, it can then lead on to serious mental health conditions. In fact, here are some conditions people have to deal with due to extreme workplace stress.

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Anxiety

It’s a scary fact that more people than ever have to deal with anxiety in their life. In fact, one in four young women has been linked to the condition. And while there are a number of factors that can cause anxiety, stress is one of the top factors. After all, when you become overly stressed, you can start fearing even the simplest of tasks. And you can become so anxious that it affects you on a daily basis. And work can actually play a bit part in the condition developing. After all, with stressful situations like meetings and targets, it’s easy for people to become so anxious that it leads to the condition. And medical professionals claim people believe it’s not a real condition so they don’t speak up. But to help the condition, they recommend you speak with employers. After all, your boss might be […]

3003, 2017

Inner And Outer Strength… The Unlikely Resources When You’re Living With A Disease

By |March 30th, 2017|Health, XPC|Comments Off on Inner And Outer Strength… The Unlikely Resources When You’re Living With A Disease

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Life-changing. A trial. A true test of your character. Living with a disease that is debilitating is often described as these things, and it is something that you would not wish on your worst enemy. The changes your body goes through, as well as the changes you may suffer on an emotional level as well as a personal one, will make you question everything you ever knew, and the stress it can place on your family or your own day to day life will be unlike no other. And you can wonder if you are able to cope. Well, you will, and here’s why…

There Is Help For You!

Thanks to the internet, there is a helping hand in one way or another for all of us. There are support groups online, chat rooms, and forums, but also ways to research life in how you treat your illness. There are supplements for neuropathy by Ahmed from Fitness To Go that can help you to cope with everyday symptoms, and a lot of these supplements can only be found by really trawling through the internet. There’s the story of a woman whose mother was given 60 days to live by doctors, so the daughter read everything she could on the disease her mother was suffering from, which was a form of cancer. She read 30 books in 30 days, and it saved her mother’s life! The point being, if we look hard enough for the solutions, they will present themselves to us, whether it is on the internet, in pill form, in book form, or in the manner of a support group that meets once a month, there is help for everyone. We just have to look […]

3003, 2017

The Major Problems In Healthcare Today

By |March 30th, 2017|Health, XPC|Comments Off on The Major Problems In Healthcare Today

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As an industry, healthcare is one of the most vital parts of any society, and it is something which we need to be able to trust as much as possible. It is for this reason that it can be quite shocking when or healthcare system fails, or when it doesn’t quite do everything it is expected to do. All cultures have problems with their various industries, but when it comes to healthcare we really should be doing everything we can to avoid those issues and fix them as soon as possible. There are a few major problems in healthcare which need to be looked at in particular, and today we are going to discuss what those are.

Unnecessary Care

This first problem might sound strange – it might ven be the opposite of what you would expect, but it is true that unnecessary care is doing great damage to our healthcare industries across the world. What do we mean by unnecessary care? Basically, this is when people use services when they do not really need to, therefore using up resources and money which could be better spent on genuine healthcare needs. An estimated one-third of all healthcare costs are spent on unnecessary care, so if we can do something about this, it could make a hugely positive difference to the healthcare industry as a whole.

Avoidable Harm

Sometimes, medical professionals cause harm to patients which could be easily avoided. When this happens, it is known as medical malpractice – and it is actually much more common than you might think. Patients who have suffered at the hands of medical malpractice might be pleased to learn that they can seek advice from the likes of medical malpractice firm Hastings Law, […]

2203, 2017

Hospital Admissions On The Rise: What’s To Blame?

By |March 22nd, 2017|Health, XPC|Comments Off on Hospital Admissions On The Rise: What’s To Blame?

There were 125.7 million hospital visits in the US last year. That figure increased by around 9% in the previous twelve months. We wanted to find out a little more about the reasons for the rise. Experts say the health care system in this country needs drastic reforms. 7.3% of people who visit the hospital end up staying overnight. So, it’s a good job we currently have 902,000 beds available at any one time. However, it would seem we’ll need more during the next few years to deal with the unexpected increase in admissions. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons more people are visiting the hospital than ever before.

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Workplace/personal injuries

A significant number of people who turn up at hospitals in the US do so because of a physical injury. Many of them are related to workplaces and other public areas. The personal injury lawyer industry has a role to play here. As more people learn about their right to compensation, we can expect to see more admissions. Citizens realize that medical evidence is essential when fighting a case of that nature. So, they are more inclined to visit the emergency room and document their injuries. We also need to consider health and safety as a prime cause. More companies than ever before are placing their workers at excess risk.

 

Alcohol and drug abuse

There are millions of alcohol and drug addicts in this country. The number has increased every year for a long time. Hospitals now report they are dealing with more addiction cases than ever before. Lots of people build a physical dependence on alcohol. When they don’t get their daily intake, their bodies can begin to shut down. If that […]

1403, 2017

One in Four Women Between the Ages of 16 to 24 Now Has a Mental Health Condition

By |March 14th, 2017|Health, XPC|Comments Off on One in Four Women Between the Ages of 16 to 24 Now Has a Mental Health Condition

This shocking statistic far outstrips the number of young men who have mental health problems. Girls are also three times more likely to report symptoms of depression and anxiety than boys in their age group. This has led to an increase in self-harming amongst young women. So why are girls more likely to have mental health problems, and what can we do to help their mental wellbeing?

The Pressure to Be Perfect

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There is an argument that suggests girls are under far more pressure to be perfect, and from a very young age. Images they see on television, in magazines, and in advertising all promote a certain type of look. Young girls can feel pressurized into trying to replicate this look and feel upset and unhappy if they fail.

The only way to really help your daughter, friend, or loved ones, is to understand their world. Watch a television program with them and have an open dialogue. Be careful not to simply reject what they want to watch. Instead, start a conversation about the messages behind what they’re watching. Discuss whether or not the images you’re seeing really reflect real life. Try and encourage young women to see beyond the surface value of the media they consume. This will help them to see that they don’t have to put so much pressure on themselves.

Social Media Scandals

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The pressure doesn’t end there. For young women, social media is a big part of growing up. As adults, it’s our job to make young people aware of the dangers. Talk to your child or friend about being pressure online. Remind them that it isn’t private and that anything they send could be seen by anyone. Reassure her that she should […]

1403, 2017

Thousands Of People Are At Risk In Their Own Homes

By |March 14th, 2017|Health, XPC|Comments Off on Thousands Of People Are At Risk In Their Own Homes

It’s only natural that people would want to feel as though they are safe in their homes. After all, if you can’t feel safe at home, then your life is going to be extremely stressful a lot of the time. There is so much pressure and danger out in the world that they idea of having to bring any of that into their homes is enough to cause a lot of people no shortage of panic.

This is why it’s so shocking just how many homes might be secretly putting people at risk. There is a surprising number of dangers that face typical residents and homeowners every single day. Some of them are things that are incredibly difficult to notice but can have serious, long-lasting consequences.

These kinds of dangers are usually fairly easy to avoid. However, they can often be difficult to identify. Here are some of the ways people’s homes are putting them at risk on a daily basis.

Asbestos

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Many residents and homeowner assume that asbestos is no longer an issue and that they simply don’t need to worry about it. Sadly this is not the case. It is true that asbestos was banned in 1977, but this means that any property build before that point potentially contains asbestos in a variety of locations. When it becomes airborne, asbestos can present significant health risks to anyone who is exposed to it, including putting them at risk of developing certain cancers later in life. The most common danger from asbestos is when it becomes airborne. This means that you could have been living in your home for a long time with no problem, but as soon as any area of your home containing asbestos, such as […]

803, 2017

Is Acid Reflux To Blame For Your Sensitive Stomach?

By |March 8th, 2017|Health, XPC|Comments Off on Is Acid Reflux To Blame For Your Sensitive Stomach?

At some point in your life, you may develop an unpleasant medical condition called acid reflux. In a nutshell, it’s where the contents of the stomach come back up through the esophagus. It happens because of an incomplete closure of the junction between the stomach and the esophagus.

If you have a sensitive stomach, it could be that you are suffering from acid reflux. Or, to give it the official medical term, gastroesophageal reflux disease. Believe it or not, the problem is quite a common one, especially with many people that lead busy lifestyles. As you may have guessed, poor eating habits can contribute to acid reflux.

Should you suffer from acid reflux, it’s important to find out why you’ve got it and stop it affecting your life. Otherwise, it could lead to other medical complications and even cancer in extreme circumstances. Here are some telltale signs that you could have acid reflux and how to avoid it getting worse:

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You have chest pains

Assuming you’re in otherwise good health, chest pains can be a symptom of acid reflux. That’s because you’ve got stomach acid splashing into your esophagus.

Be aware that chest pains can also be a sign that you are having a heart attack. Take a look at this article on heart.org to recognize the symptoms of that, in case you aren’t sure.

It gets worse when you lie down

When you have a bad stomach, does it get worse when you lie down? Or perhaps when you bend over? If so, that’s another classic sign of acid reflux. As you can imagine, the stomach acid will be easier to get into your esophagus if you’re in a horizontal position.

You’re in pain after you eat a meal

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203, 2017

Protecting Your Greatest Asset- Health. A Guide to Antioxidants

By |March 2nd, 2017|Health, XPC|Comments Off on Protecting Your Greatest Asset- Health. A Guide to Antioxidants

Our bodies have a lot to put up with. We eat foods covered in pesticides, breathe air that’s laced with pollution and smoke, even the water we drink can be harmful. In order to fight back, stay healthy and protect our bodies we need antioxidants. These little molecules help to prevent the damage caused by unstable substances which can eventually lead to cancers and other illnesses. These including everything from heart disease, diabetes, and macular degeneration to name a few!. They’re the defense system you really need in your body to neutralize and deal with incoming threats.

Getting More Antioxidants

Antioxidants come in many forms and can be found in lots of common food items. You have flavanols which are found in cocoa. Resveratrol which is found in wine (hooray for the occasional glass of wine being good for you!) There’s also Lycopene which is the antioxidant found in tomatoes. You need a range of different antioxidants to protect the body since they all have different functions, no single type can fully protect you, so you need to work on getting a variety of sources. Include plenty of fresh produce in your diet to boost your antioxidant levels. Blend up smoothies for breakfast or slice fruit onto your cereal. Pile up your plate with salad at lunch and dinner, or make sure at least a third of your plate is vegetables to up your intake.

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Antioxidants and Illness Protection

Free radicals are compounds which are found in the environment and are also produced by our bodies. Then can be useful in the sense that they fight off viruses and other illnesses. However, it’s easy to end up with too many of them which can be dangerous and lead […]

203, 2017

Don’t Let Friends Fight Drug Addiction On Their Own

By |March 2nd, 2017|Health, XPC|Comments Off on Don’t Let Friends Fight Drug Addiction On Their Own

There is always someone in your life who needs a little help to fight their own demons, someone who goes through a little more stress and pressure than the rest. Drug abuse is surprisingly common, and it often starts as a way of coping with stress or with a difficult situation. So you, too, might know someone who is currently struggling with an addiction to drugs and who needs your help and careful medical and psychological assistance to get finally clean and take a fresh start in life. Don’t dismiss drug addiction as a lack of willpower; addicts wish nothing more than to be able to stop. But it’s a long journey, and it’s one where you should be there for them.

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Recognize The Issue
If you are not aware of it, addiction is an active transformation of your brain process, forcing the victim to prioritize the addiction above more normal behavior. It’s been long proven that addicts need psychological support in the same way than depressed patients need support to break out free from their vicious cycle. So if you suspect that a friend might be falling victim of drug abuse, you need to be looking for the common signs of an addicted behavior. Isolation is a result of hiding the addiction and losing interest in social activities. Violent mood swings, from anger to depression can happen until they can revert to the drug again, and improve their mood dramatically. Lastly, you will notice regular money troubles too: It is indeed difficult to lead a normal life when your household budget disappears in an expensive addiction.
Discuss Solutions With Them
The first step is a difficult one that most people […]

2802, 2017

Men: Look After Your Little Man

By |February 28th, 2017|Health, XPC|Comments Off on Men: Look After Your Little Man

Sexual health for men is one of the last topics that a lot of society sees as a taboo. Yet, in a man’s life, it’s also one of the most important. Not only is being able to have a happy sex life an important aspect of health for a lot of men. Failing to look after yourself down under can have very serious consequences.

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Your habits hit downstairs

Erectile dysfunction might not be fatal, but it can have a big impact on a man’s life. It can cause a lack of confidence, issues in a relationship, and can get in the way of the many healthy benefits of a sex life. To keep finding what makes ourselves tick, we need to look after the rest of the body. Bad habits like too much indulgence in alcohol and generally unhealthy lifestyles play a huge role in how easy we find it to get sexually active.

Stay thoroughly clean

The vast majority of men wash themselves well. But some don’t do it as thoroughly as others. Urinary tract infections, increased risk of STIs, and other infection risks are heightened by a lack of cleanliness. For some men, finding where to go to get circumcised can make it a lot easier to get thoroughly cleaned. Most uncircumcised men, those who don’t have foreskin that is too tight and the like, won’t have issues with washing, but can still be more prone to infections all the same.

Check yourself

Infections can be a very dangerous affair, but the pale in comparison to the danger of cancer. We do very well as a society reminding women to familiarize themselves with their breasts, but not enough men take the same kind of care where their […]