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11 Signs You Are About To Have a Heart Attack

Heart disease is either the number 1 or number 2 killer of Americans. Heart attacks present themselves differently in each person and even between the sexes.

However, there are enough common symptoms that if you experience one or two of these symptoms suddenly, you may want to either call 911 or visit the ER.

Risks include age (over 65), sex (male), family history, race (African descent), smoking, obesity and diet, lack of exercise, high cholesterol, alcohol consumption, and stress.

You don’t have to have risk factors to have a heart attack, so be aware of symptoms!

11. Chest Pain
Both men and women tend to experience chest pain. In general, chest pain may be pain or may feel like pressure, squeezing, or fullness.

The pain often comes and goes and will last a few minutes. It may occur over several days. People describe the pain differently. Men describe it as an elephant sitting on you; women as a squeezing or feeling of fullness.

Chest pain occurs when your heart is not getting enough…

15 Home Remedies For Bad Breath (Halitosis)

Bad breath, breath odor, or halitosis is an embarrassing condition in which the mouths oozes unpleasant breath.

Bad breath usually occurs due to poor oral hygiene. Poor brushing and flossing regime can cause sulfur compounds to be released by bacteria that has built up on the tongue or in between the teeth.

Factors that can increase the likelihood of having bad breath include; tobacco smoking, gum surgery, dentures, cavities, eating odorous foods, drinking coffee, sinus infection, throat infection, maintaining a poorly-balanced pH diet, as well as gum diseases ( such as gingivitis).

Maintaining a good oral hygiene via brushing at least twice a day, flossing, and tongue scraping can help control bad breath.

Furthermore, drinking an adequate amount of water daily would help maintain fresh breath. You could also swish water in your mouth and spit out, after a meal, to help loosen food particles stuck in your mouth and also to clean your mouth.

Here are some tips and good practices, to con…

10 Foods And Home Remedies To Improve Your Memory

Memory challenges are quite common especially as we get older.

It is normal to forget things once in a while such as forgetting where we dropped our keys or forgetting to pick up an item from the grocery store. However, if you are a senior and discover you forget things more often than people of the same age as you, you may have a mild cognitive impairment.

Your memory problems may be considered serious if you forget how to use your phone or where your home is.

Factors that can adversely affect your memory include; stress, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, nutritional deficiencies, sleep deprivation, overactive or underactive thyroid, and certain medications.

Additional factors that could lead to severe memory problems include; depression, dementia, head injuries, Alzheimer’s disease, and stroke.

Below are some tips and good practices, to consider, if you are dealing with memory problems;
Endeavor to maintain a well-balanced diet that is rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant…

Guyabano Leaves Tea Benefits

Guyabano trees have gained a lot of attention due to the health benefits associated with its leaves. Guyabano leaves tea has the potential to kill cancer cells, and thus invokes the interest of many medical studies across the globe. Though Guyabano trees are native to Central America, South America, the Caribbean, and the sub-Saharan African countries, they have been cultivated for ages for their fruit – soursop, in the Southeast Asian region, namely the countries of Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

Known by various names such as guanabana, graviola, pawpaw, mullaathaa, hanumanfal, laxmanfal and soursop, guyabano trees thrive well in tropical regions. Guyabano tree has oval, dark green, smooth and shiny leaves of 7-20 cm length with pointy ends. The leaves have been found to contain many beneficial compounds such as niacin, vitamin B, vitamin C, riboflavin, thiamine, phosphorus, calcium, zinc, iron and others. The leaves also contain polyphenols, fiber, and pantothenic acid.


Home Remedies for Swimmer’s Itch

Summers are perfect weather to swim, but swimming in freshwater ponds and lakes can cause a parasitical infection commonly known as Swimmer’s itch. Medically known as cercarial dermatitis, it can even occur in salt-water bodies as well.

What is swimmer’s itch?
As the name suggests, swimmers itch occurs as an allergic reaction to certain parasites that enter human body during swimming in fresh water lakes and ponds. It manifests itself as itchy, red-coloured blisters that look like pimples. Scratching them can cause bacterial infection and may take longer to heal.

It is a common occurrence across the world, with most cases being reported during the months of summer.

Home Remedies for Swimmers Itch
It usually does not require medical attention, and the symptoms gradually go away after a week or two. However, the following home remedies and preventive measures can help you deal with the condition –

1. After swimming, make sure you take a shower
After taking a waddle in a lake or ocean, make…

Home Remedies for Swollen Inner Cheek

Swelling in the cheeks can make them appear larger than normal. Swollen cheeks can also be painful and make it quite uncomfortable to eat and drink. Mouth sores and inflammation, known as stomatitis medically, can affect any part of the mouth and vary in the way they look and the size of the lump. While the most common cause of swelling in inner cheeks is the accumulation of the fluids in the tissues, there are some other cases that may cause the cheeks to swell up. Let us look at the probable causes.

What causes swelling in inner cheeks?
Dermatological processes like tooth extraction can cause fluids to collect up in the tissues of the cheeks and cause swelling. It may also cause acne, cyst, sores, inflammation and skin infections or skin growths. An injury, a trauma, tooth abscess, recent surgery can also cause swollen and painful inner cheeks. Sometimes, swelling in the cheeks is a result of some serious allergic reactions that need immediate medical attention. Viral infections such…

11 Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Blackheads

Blackheads and clogged pores are among the most common skin problems faced by teens and young women. These irritating blemishes most often accumulate around the nose, making them highly noticeable. Blackheads are often raised but not painful like pimples. Do not resort to squeezing them out as it can lead to eventual scarring or inflamed skin, resulting in even dangerous skin problems.

11 Home Remedies to Get Rid of Blackheads
Quite often, getting rid of blackheads can be quite a pain, after all not everybody has time for weekly facials and nose strips. Here are a few simple home remedies that will help you get rid of blackheads using simple ingredients lying around your home.

1. Apple Cider Vinegar
ACV is a multipurpose ingredient and a potent chemical that can be used for a number of skin problems. Its anti-bacterial properties kill harmful bacteria in the skin, cleaning out pores and reducing blackheads. All you need is a few drops of apple cider vinegar and a cotton ball. Use the c…

15 Natural Home Remedies for Heartburn

Unfortunately, heartburn is something most adults experience at least a few times in their lifetime. Heartburn is a sharp pain that shoots from your chest and rises up your throat. The uncomfortable burning sensation is more of a symptom than a disease. It is caused by acid reflux, which is when some of the acid contents of the stomach find its way up into the esophagus, into to the gullet, creating the sensation of heartburn.

15 Natural Home Remedies for Heartburn
While there are several off the counter medicines you can opt for, natural remedies are the perfect solution if you want to seek treatment without any harmful side effects. These are just a few natural home remedies that will help you cope with heartburn:

1. Aloe Juice
Want a quick home remedy to ease the symptoms of acid reflux? Aloe Vera is a natural agent that is proven to relieve heartburn and reduce the risk of acid reflux. Aloe has certain healing properties that soothe the esophagus tract, providing you relief from irr…

Natural Home Remedies for Diabetes

Diabetes develops when the pancreas produces none or very little of the hormone insulin, which primarily functions by storing and using the sugar and fats consumed by the body. Diabetes, also called Diabetes mellitus, is defined as a group of metabolic diseases that occur when high level of blood sugar is experienced for long periods.

Aside from too little or no production of insulin, diabetes can also be the result of the body’s inability to respond properly to insulin. Diabetes affects millions of people worldwide. Unfortunately, there is no specific cure for this serious health condition, and patients must control it by maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Diabetes is classified into three types: type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes. Type 1 diabetes develops when the pancreas, which is located behind the stomach, is unable to produce proper levels of insulin. Type 2 diabetes, or often called insulin resistance, occurs when body cells are unable to respond properly to insulin. Some …