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Say Farewell to Clogged Noses with a Few Changes

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Say Farewell to Clogged Noses with a Few Changes

Aclogged nose is everyone’s nightmare. If you can’t recover from coughing, congestion and similar ailments you may need to make small changes in your lifestyle to alleviate these symptoms. Say Farewell to Clogged Noses with a Few Changes

Studies show that your sensitivity to cold and flu can be related to how much sugar you eat or how dry your nose is during the winter. You can reverse this with a few minor changes. It is not enough for sunlight alone to enter the house to keep the doctor away. Nutrients, whose importance we do not even know about, can help strengthen your immune system. To ensure that your body and immunity work smoothly, top up your plate with plenty of colorful fruits and vegetables and drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water a day. Today’s article will focus on whether there is another reason for weak immunity for those who already consume immune-boosting foods.

Sugar does not just cause weight gain

Eating too much sugar not only makes you gain weight, it does a lot more harm too. In a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, it was discovered that eating 100 grams of sugar significantly inhibits the ability of white blood cells to kill bacteria for five hours.

You may not be drinking as much water as you should

When you are ill, there is a reason why your mothers and doctors always nag at you to drink water. Your body needs plenty of water to get rid of the toxins. Yes, coffee or tea are acceptable sources, but of course it does not exactly substitute for water. The amount of water consumed per day varies from person to person. If your urine has a light-yellow color, you are drinking the right amount of water.

You may need to lose weight

If you are overweight, this is unhealthy for your heart, brain and other organs. And it is also bad for your immune system. Patients who go through the flu in the most severe way tend to share the same characteristic, meaning their body mass indexes are over 40, so they are morbidly obese. Excess weight can lead to hormonal imbalances and inflammation that impairs the ability of the immune system to fight infection.

The quality of the water you drink is important

Interestingly, the cleanliness of the water you drink, whether you are sick or not, can play a role in your immune system. Arsenic affects the immune system response to several different cancers and swine flu. Researchers at the Dartmouth School of Medicine observed that when two groups of mice were vaccinated with H1N1 virus, a majority of the group drinking the arsenic-contaminated water was killed within five weeks, while the mice that did not drink the water got the flu, yet fully recovered in the end.

A dry nose can be a sign of immunity

Nasal discharge is actually a good defense against cold and flu. Yes, it may sound rude, but mucus catches viruses and cleans them from the body. If the nasal passages are too dry, the work of the micros will be much easier. If dryness is a temporary problem, make sure that your nasal passages remain wet with water such as saline solution. A moisturizer can also help. If dryness is chronic, consult your doctor to determine the main cause.

Stress may trigger your disorder

Yes, I know it is hard not to stress nowadays, but as I say every once in a while, stress is the mother of all evil. It is no coincidence that you have a tendency to catch colds after you do a great job or leave the big meeting you have been waiting for so long. According to a report from the American Psychological Association, long-term stress weakens the reaction of your immune system. In addition, if you are under stress and also have the flu, your symptoms may get worse.

Sleep irregularity and unhealthy life can be the cause of your flu

This means your immune system is not working at the top level. An average adult develops one or three colds every season, and this usually lasts 3 to 4 days. If you are getting sick more often, your body resistance may be low. More sleep, regular exercise and eating healthy vegetables and fruits can help you.

Yes, in this part of the article we have seen reasons that trigger our immune system to get weak. So, what are we going to do to balance our immunity between stress and sleep disorder? Let’s talk a little bit about them now.


Probiotics or “live active cultures” found in yogurt are healthy bacteria that keep intestinal tracts away from disease-causing microorganisms. A study conducted by the University of Vienna in Austria found that a dose of 200 grams of yogurt per day is effective in increasing immunity. In an 80-day study on 181 Swedish factory workers, it was observed that those drinking probiotics that stimulate white blood cells every day were 33 percent less sick according to placebo data.

Oats and barley

According to a study in Norway, these tiny grains contain beta-glucan, a type of fiber with antimicrobial and antioxidant properties stronger than Echinacea. When animals eat this compound, the likelihood of catching influenza, herpes, or even anthrax is low. It increases immunity in humans, accelerates wound healing and helps antibiotics work better.


Selenium helps produce white blood cells found in large amounts in shellfish such as oysters, lobsters and crabs, and cytokines which are proteins that help to bring flu viruses out of the body. Salmon, mackerel and herring are also rich in omega-3 oils that reduce inflammation, increase airflow and protect the lungs from colds and respiratory infections.

Chicken broth soup

The amino acid cysteine released from chicken during cooking is chemically similar to bronchitis medicine, which may explain the results. The soup’s salty water helps keep the mucus thinner in the same way as cough medicines. Adding spices such as garlic and onion can make the soup’s immunity-enhancing power even more effective.

Meat foods

Zinc deficiency is one of the most common food deficiencies, especially for vegetarians and those who do not eat red meat, the main source of this immune-supporting mineral. This deficiency is not very favorable because even slight zinc deficiency can increase your risk of infection. Zinc in your diet is very important for the development of white blood cells, which recognize and destroy viruses and bacteria.


For centuries, people have preferred mushrooms for a healthy immune system. Today’s researchers know the reason for this. Studies found that mushrooms make white blood cells more active by increasing their production and activity. The mushroom will help you in building a strong immune system.


Check the quantities of vitamins A, B6, B12, C and D and chromium, copper, folic acid, selenium, calcium, and zinc minerals that need to be taken daily. At the same time, a test done by your doctor can identify the vitamins and minerals that are missing in your body. You can consume your multivitamins while eating a meal that contains some oil to absorb it better, and a glass of water will help dissolve the pill.

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Sağlığımızı korumak için almamız gereken bazı önlemler var. Vitamin ve mineral takviyeleri bunlardan biri olabilir mi? Multivitaminler üzerine birçok farklı araştırma, bir o kadar da faklı fikir var.

Kendimizi iyi hissetmediğimiz zamanlarda vitaminsiz kaldığımızı düşünmüşüzdür. Bazen kendi kararımızla bazen de doktor tavsiyesiyle takviye vitaminlere başvururuz. Hatta tek tek vitamin almak yerine birçok vitamin ve mineral içeren multivitaminler daha cazip gelir. Bunu sağlığımızı korumak adına yaparız. Ancak bazı uzmanlara göre, günlük multivitaminler sanıldığı kadar fayda sağlamıyor, bazılarına göre ise multivitamin takviyesi gerekli. Peki, ne yapmalıyız?

Multivitamin Kullanmalı mıyız?

Annals of Internal Medicine dergisinde yayımlanmış bir araştırmaya göre multivitaminler kalbin veya beynin korunmasında bir fonksiyona sahip değil. Bazı Harvard uzmanları ise hala umutlu. Öyle ki onlara göre multivitaminler herhangi bir risk oluşturmuyor, aksine avantajları var ve sağlıklı bir yaşam için gerekli.

Sağlığımız söz konusu olduğunda işin uzmanlarına güvenmemiz gerekir. Ancak uzmanlar bir noktada buluşamadığında bazen kendimize güvenmemiz ve vücudumuzun ihtiyaçlarını iyi anlamamız çözüm olabilir. ‘Nereden başlayalım?’ derseniz, öncelikle neden multivitamin kullandığınızı ya da kullanmayı düşündüğünüzü kendinize sorun. Eğer beslenmenizde yeterli vitamin alamadığınızı düşünüyorsanız, ilk yapmanız gereken kendinize daha sağlıklı bir beslenme planı oluşturmak olmalı. Bu konuda bir beslenme uzmanından yardım almak, günlük almanız gereken vitamin ve mineral oranlarını dengelemenizi sağlayabilir.

Multivitamin kullanmanız gerektiğini söyleyen doktorunuzsa, gerçekten gerekli olup olmadığını sorun. Vücudunuz tek bir vitamin yönünden mi yoksa genel bir vitamin eksikliği yönünden mi takviyeye ihtiyaç duyuyor öğrenmenizde fayda var. Böylece eksikliği, beslenmenizi düzenleyerek tamamlayıp tamamlayamayacağınızı değerlendirebilirsiniz.

Kendi kararınızla özellikle A ve E gibi bazı vitaminleri yüksek dozlarda ve çok sık almayın. Vücudunuzdaki toksik seviyenin tehlikeli bir noktaya gelmesine yol açabilir.

Takviye Multivitaminler Hastalıkları Önlemiyor

Physicians’ Health Study II araştırmacıları uzun süreli multivitamin kullanımının sağlık üzerindeki etkilerini inceledi. Yapılan çalışmada multivitaminlerin kanser ve katarakt riskindeki küçük bir azalma ile ilişkili olduğu ancak kardiyovasküler hastalıklardan ölümleri azaltmadığı tespit edildi.

The Journal of Nutrition’da yayımlanan bir çalışmaya göre ise ekstra mineralli multivitaminler kadınlarda kalp hastalığından ölümleri azalttı. Ancak yapılan çok sayıda farklı araştırmada, multivitaminlerin erken ölümü önlemediği sonucuna ulaşıldı.

Multivitaminler üzerine yapılan birçok çalışmadan çıkan sonuçlar çelişkili olduğu için bazı sağlık kuruluşları hastalıkları önlemek için vitamin ve mineral kullanımını desteklemiyor.


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Protect your heart at all costs: How to have a healthy heart

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Protect your heart at all costs: How to have a healthy heart

Studies show that heart attacks are one of the main diseases leading to death for both men and women. In its simplest definition, a heart attack can be explained as plaques formed in the blood vessels for various reasons preventing blood and oxygen from reaching the heart and thus stopping the system. Due to the vital importance of cardiovascular diseases, whose reasons have been investigated numerous times, it is important to know the most important prevention measures and adapt them to our lives in a timely manner. Protect your heart at all costs: How to have a healthy heart.

Sleep 7-8 hours every day

Research points out that regular and adequate sleep is one of the most important steps to protect heart health. A study that included people who sleep less than six hours a day and others who sleep between seven to eight hours revealed the relationship between adequate sleep and heart attacks. Accordingly, those who sleep less than six hours a day are twice as much at risk than those who sleep seven to eight hours a day.

Sleep helps regulate the level of insulin in the blood. When you do not sleep well enough, your cells become resistant to insulin, which causes your blood sugar to rise, weight gain, and you can develop long-term cardiovascular diseases. Regular and adequate sleep, which we do not pay enough attention to, is important enough to cause long-term cardiovascular diseases.

Waist circumference

Your weight is an important clue to your health. The increasing rate of obesity in recent years has led scientists to examine health problems associated with obesity. According to studies, being overweight invites many vital diseases, especially cardiovascular disease. Some of the recent studies stress that your waist circumference is as important as your height-to-weight ratio. The likelihood of developing cardiovascular diseases increases in direct proportion to your waist circumference. According to scientists, a woman’s waist circumference of over 89 centimeters (35 inches) and a man’s waist circumference of over 102 centimeters increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

According to scientifically proven data, losing 5-10 percent of your total weight is enough to significantly reduce your chances of developing cardiovascular disease.

Exercise regularly

Regular exercise is a miracle-like wish for those who are lost in a busy working tempo and city life. However, we must not forget that health is acquired through discipline. Studies have shown that doing aerobics three days a week for 30 to 60 minutes regulates cholesterol levels, controls high blood pressure and reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. If you follow a healthy diet program along with regular exercise, you can reach these results much more effectively and quickly.


Laughing is the best medicine ever discovered. Studies have shown that laughter is extremely beneficial for vascular health. When you laugh, a serious decrease in the level of cortisol, known as the stress hormone, occurs. Decrease in stress and cortisol levels regulates blood pressure, strengthens our immune system and makes us feel happier. Scientists studying the effects of human psychology on diseases state that stress increases the risk of heart attacks.

Take aspirin

Plaque emerging in the blood vessels for various reasons prevents blood flow, leading to a heart attack. Aspirin naturally distributes blood clots. If you suspect someone is having a heart attack near you, one of the first things you should do is to make them chew aspirin (not swallow). Thanks to this intervention, the clot that is causing congestion in the blood vessels will dissipate in a short time.

Learn about your genetic history

Your chances of getting cardiovascular disease are closely related to your genetic heritage. In particular, if there is history of cardiovascular disease among your close relatives get regular checkups. Early diagnosis is of vital importance in cardiovascular diseases as in many other diseases.

Beware if you snore

Studies show that snoring is an important sign of heart disease. If you are snoring, you may need to contact a specialist. Being overweight causes various diseases in a linked manner. One of them is sleep apnea that stops you from breathing during sleep. Studies have revealed that sleep apnea significantly increases the risk of heart attack.

Cut down on salt intake

Salt’s harms have long been discussed. In particular, the claim that cardiovascular disease is closely related to high salt intake is a subject everyone is aware of. According to studies, cutting down on your daily salt intake even by a single teaspoon is enough to reduce the pressure on your heart.

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Psoriasis: Symptoms and Treatments

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Psoriasis: Symptoms and Treatments

Psoriasis, which is mostly chronic, is a common dermatological disease with different appearances in different people. The disease is not an infectious one and it can occur in people of all ages, even if it is generally seen in people 15 to 30 years old. Although the reason for its emergence is not completely known, it is thought that it occurs as a result of an interaction of the immune system, genetics and environmental factors. Psoriasis: Symptoms and Treatments

A frequently asked question is, “How do you understand whether a skin rash is actually psoriasis or not?” This article examines the description of psoriasis, its types and treatment alternatives.

The disease takes its name from some of the most common symptoms which are white, bright and dry dandruff on a red skin eruption. It can appear with the hardening of the soles of the feet and palms, and cracks in the skin. It can occur with a rash-like appearance in the folding parts of the body, such as the armpits or belly button. In patients with psoriasis, small pits on nails, yellow-red stains like oil drops, hollow and thickening nails, bleeding under nails and disorder on the surface of nails can be observed. The disease can occur on the skin with hair, knees and elbows, sacrum and hips. Sometimes, it can be mistaken for eczema or allergic skin diseases.

Types and symptoms

Plaque psoriasis: Plaque psoriasis, the most common one, is red lesions covered by blotchy, inflammatory, white and nacred flakes. These plaques, which can be itchy and painful, can be seen anywhere in the body. However, the most common areas are the elbows, knees, waist and scalp. Eighty percent of patients with psoriasis have this type.

Guttate Psoriasis: Guttate psoriasis is the second most common disease after plaque psoriasis and mostly appears in childhood or young adulthood. Its frequency among all psoriasis types is 10 percent. It is seen on the skin of the chest, arms, legs and other parts of the body as small, red, separate spots. These spots are generally not as thick as plaque lesions.

Pustular psoriasis: Pustular is a rare type of psoriasis seen mostly in adults. It is usually observed on a small area on the hands and feet as white blisters filled with non-inflammatory liquid but it can spread to other areas.

Inverse Psoriasis: This is seen on the armpits, groin, inframammary fold, backs of the knees, sexual organs and other skinfolds on the hips. This type appears as nacred, smooth, bright and red inflammatory lesions.

Erythrodermic Psoriasis: This is an inflammatory type of psoriasis which is seen frequently. This disease is the most severe as it covers a great part of the body, more than 75 percent, with itching and redness on the skin and painful, exanthematous flaking.

Psoriatic arthritis: Along with typical psoriasis symptoms on the skin, there can be rheumatic problems. Swelling, pain, redness and mobility restriction can be seen among its symptoms that affect the joints. In many patients, effects such as heel spur, elbow pain, waist and back pain, can also be observed. In some cases, psoriasis negatively affects the fingernails and toenails. Nails generally thicken and the disease causes some effects such as dents on the nails and nail separation from their bed.

As psoriasis can be mistaken for other skin diseases, consulting your doctor can help with getting a proper diagnosis and the best treatment plan for you.

Treating psoriasis

The treatment of psoriasis should be planned, considering the general health, age and lifestyle of the patient and the type of psoriasis. The first thing that should be done while struggling against the illness is to prefer soaps that do not dry the skin, and moisturizing creams and lotions should be applied in order to clear up the dryness and to stop the flaking. The itch should be taken under control in this way as well.

Psoriasis is treated with various methods, such as steroid medicines, light therapy and edible medicine.

Topical medicines that are among the treatment methods that are applied to the skin directly, i.e., creams and sprays. Some of them contain a steroid, some have an analog of vitamin D, some have both a steroid and vitamin D and some contain retinoid.

More naturally, honey is applied to the skin and is accepted as a treatment option.

If topical medicines don’t provide adequate relief, your dermatologist can prescribe oral medicines that you take two times a week or a day. One of the recommended medicines that is generally prescribed is Apremilast. For some people, Acitretin, which is a derivative of vitamin A, is also recommended as an alternative, but you should inform your doctor about any medicine, like vitamins, food supplements and et cetera, which you use. You should also let him/her know about any allergies, health problems that you have or had, like pregnancy and surgery, before using this medicine.

If you use another medicine, the effects of Acitretin can change. This situation can both increase side effect risks and also prevent the medicine from working the way it should. Acitretin cannot be taken with some chemotherapy medicines, like Methotrexate and Tetracyclines. As a result, serious side effects can be observed. The treatment can be practiced by natural (solar) rays and artificial UV rays. In this practice, treatment can be done together with other medicines.

UVB phototherapy: UVB phototherapy can increase the symptoms of light and moderate psoriasis while it can treat spots, common psoriasis and problems that are resistant against the topical treatments. Its side effects can be itching, redness and skin dehydration.

Psoralen plus UVA: UVA rays can penetrate into deeper regions than UVB rays. Its short-term side effects are nausea, headache, burning and itching while long-term effects can be dry skin, increased sun sensitivity and skin cancer risk.

Atomic laser: This is used for light and moderate illnesses and applied to only the problematic skin area.

Injections: You can bid farewell to psoriasis with biological treatment – the success rate of which is between 80 and 90 percent – which is a much safer alternative that has fewer side effects. Injections are given every other week or once every three months to treat the illness.

However, medicines are expensive so be sure to consult with your doctor before deciding on a treatment plan.

If you’re suffering from this disease, you should definitely see a dermatologist instead of thinking that there is no cure.

Triggering factors for psoriasis

Mechanic trauma, such as sunburn, bath-glove or wax, that cause skin injury

Smoking and alcohol

Vitamin D deficiency

Dry skin

Stress, emotional trauma

Strong painkillers, some heart and malaria medicines

Infection and hormonal changes like pregnancy and menopause

Irregular nutrition

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