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May, 2011

Asthma Symptoms

 

Asthma is a chronic disease of the lungs that blocks the air passages andcauses inflammation of the airways. This inflammation can cause the disturbance or obstruction of the bronchial air passage, leading to the production of extra

mucous which results in asthma. There are many factors that may trigger mild asthma symptoms, such as pollen grains, animal dander, and dust. Asthma Symptoms in Adults One can notice the onset of asthma symptoms with a bout of breathlessness.

 

Though these symptoms develop rarely, they can be triggered when exposed to asthma triggers or allergens. Below are some symptoms of asthma that are mostly observed in adults.

• One of the most common and noticeable asthma symptoms is wheezing, the muscles involved in breathing become hyperactive causing severe wheezing and rapid breathing.

• Some individuals experience profuse sweating before the onset of an asthma attack. An initial feeling of chest tightness can be an indication of a severe attack of asthma.

• Dyspnea or shortness of breath can be a common symptom of asthma.

Some individuals may be ignorant of the fact that they are experiencing dyspnea, which can be a life threatening condition as they are at a risk of a severe attack of asthma.

• Some patients experience a dry cough which can be painful and distressing This cough can occur at any time in the day and can be most disturbing when it occurs at night causing sleep disturbances.

• The neck muscles may tighten causing difficulty while talking.

• The individual may also experience increased heart rate with short

palpitations during an attack of asthma.

 

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, schedule an appointment with your doctor in the near future.

Five Minute Tips

By: Dr. Eyas Al Mousa

Senior Interventional Cardiologist

www.eyasalmousa.com

eyasalmousa@hotmail.com

 

Know your vital numbers

Vital numbers mean the following:

• What is your blood pressure?

• What is your sugar level?

• What is your cholesterol level?

 

Knowing these numbers is necessary for everyone, because the early discovery of blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol diseases leads to better treatment and prevention of further complications.

 

Try changing your lifestyle slowly and gradually

One of the most important reasons for peoples’ failure to change their lifestyle is because they are in a hurry for a radical and immediate change. Going on an extremely harsh diet plan from day one may lead to the inability of continuing through the diet. Therefore, you should gradually decrease the quantity of food eaten, while maintaining food quality. When people get used to this lifestyle, they begin to live healthier without feeling it.

 

Remember that anti-hypertensive and cholesterol lowering medications are safe, useful, may save peoples’ lives, and protect against heart and brain strokes

One of the most important scientific discoveries over the past century found that blockage of arteries leads to the death of humans, which can be prevented by taking medications to treat hypertension and reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood.

Developing Players Confidence

Generally, a player’s confidence from a youth recreational to a professional athlete is fragile. The challenge with building confidence is that it is such a weak construct. An athlete might be confident one minute and then a play or two later have their confidence shattered. The key is not eliminating all doubts and fear, but having the player gather up enough confidence to perform despite the doubts and distractions, along the way.

 

The coach plays a prominent role in both the development and maintenance of athlete’s confidence. They can proactively build confidence until it becomes solid and stable and then monitor and repair it during the inevitable storms. Here are a few steps to building, maintaining, and repairing a player’s confidence:

1. Describe what is possible: Building confidence begins with seeing the player’s future and describing it for them.

2. Develop a simple specific actionable plan: Once you have described what is possible, take them through the daily and weekly steps necessary to obtain their potential.

3. Enable their belief: Set high expectations and get them to believe that they are capable of achieving those expectations by highlighting proof points along the way.

4. Create early and often successes: Confidence is most fragile in the early stages, so structure practices and schedules to build in early successes.

5. Emphasize hard work: Hard work is not a sacrifice; it is something that is good for them and an investment in their potential.

 

If you can see the players’ and team’s potential, articulate a vision with actionable steps and create early success that can be reinforced, then your team will play with confidence and achieve many wins.

General Knowledge Questions

 

Test your general knowledge by answering the following questions:

 

1. How many legs do butterflies have?

 

2. Which country has the highest population?

 

3. Which is the non-contagious disease that is the most common in the world?

 

4. Which is the smallest ocean in the world?

 

5. The river of Jordan flows out into which sea?

 

6. Which is the World’s oldest known city?

 

7. Which is the biggest island of the World?

World Hypertension Day

 

World Hypertension Day (WHD) is designated on May 17 of each year.WHD has been established to highlight the preventable stroke, heart and kidney diseases caused by high blood pressure and to communicate to the public information on prevention, detection and treatment.

 

The WHD was first inaugurated in May 2005 and has developed into an annual event ever since. The aim of the WHD is to promote public awareness of hypertension and to encourage residents of all countries to prevent and manage this silent killer; the modern epidemic.

 

There are many reasons which contribute to an individual’s risk of developing high blood pressure. Some of the risk factors are: age, family history, smoking, diet and kidney problems. Therefore, having your blood pressure checked is an important part of a regular health maintenance routine, and should be done at every doctor visit.

 

There is now good evidence that high blood pressure can be prevented in many people. The keys to prevention are:

 

• Keeping your weight moderate;

• Cutting down on salt;

• Exercising regularly; and

• Quitting smoking.

 

Follow the above preventative measures and take advice from your health care provider this WHD, to help keep your blood pressure at a healthy level.

World Hypertension Day

World Hypertension Day (WHD) is designated on May 17 of each year.WHD has been established to highlight the preventable stroke, heart and kidney diseases caused by high blood pressure and to communicate to the public information on prevention, detection and treatment.

The WHD was first inaugurated in May 2005 and has developed into an

annual event ever since. The aim of the WHD is to promote public awareness of hypertension and to encourage residents of all countries to prevent and manage this silent killer; the modern epidemic.

There are many reasons which contribute to an individual’s risk of developing

high blood pressure. Some of the risk factors are: age, family history, smoking, diet and kidney problems. Therefore, having your blood pressure checked is an important part of a regular health maintenance routine, and should be done at every doctor visit.

There is now good evidence that high blood pressure can be prevented in many people. The keys to prevention are:

• Keeping your weight moderate;

• Cutting down on salt;

• Exercising regularly; and

• Quitting smoking.

Follow the above preventative measures and take advice from your health care provider this WHD, to help keep your blood pressure at a healthy level.

 World Hypertension Day

World Hypertension Day (WHD) is designated on May 17 of each year.WHD has been established to highlight the preventable stroke, heart and kidney diseases caused by high blood pressure and to communicate to the public information on prevention, detection and treatment.

The WHD was first inaugurated in May 2005 and has developed into an

annual event ever since. The aim of the WHD is to promote public awareness of hypertension and to encourage residents of all countries to prevent and manage this silent killer; the modern epidemic.

There are many reasons which contribute to an individual’s risk of developing

high blood pressure. Some of the risk factors are: age, family history, smoking, diet and kidney problems. Therefore, having your blood pressure checked is an important part of a regular health maintenance routine, and should be done at every doctor visit.

There is now good evidence that high blood pressure can be prevented in many people. The keys to prevention are:

• Keeping your weight moderate;

• Cutting down on salt;

• Exercising regularly; and

• Quitting smoking.

Follow the above preventative measures and take advice from your health care provider this WHD, to help keep your blood pressure at a healthy level.

 World Hypertension Day

World Hypertension Day (WHD) is designated on May 17 of each year.WHD has been established to highlight the preventable stroke, heart and kidney diseases caused by high blood pressure and to communicate to the public information on prevention, detection and treatment.

The WHD was first inaugurated in May 2005 and has developed into an

annual event ever since. The aim of the WHD is to promote public awareness of hypertension and to encourage residents of all countries to prevent and manage this silent killer; the modern epidemic.

There are many reasons which contribute to an individual’s risk of developing

high blood pressure. Some of the risk factors are: age, family history, smoking, diet and kidney problems. Therefore, having your blood pressure checked is an important part of a regular health maintenance routine, and should be done at every doctor visit.

There is now good evidence that high blood pressure can be prevented in many people. The keys to prevention are:

• Keeping your weight moderate;

• Cutting down on salt;

• Exercising regularly; and

• Quitting smoking.

Follow the above preventative measures and take advice from your health care provider this WHD, to help keep your blood pressure at a healthy level.

 World Hypertension Day

World Hypertension Day (WHD) is designated on May 17 of each year.WHD has been established to highlight the preventable stroke, heart and kidney diseases caused by high blood pressure and to communicate to the public information on prevention, detection and treatment.

The WHD was first inaugurated in May 2005 and has developed into an

annual event ever since. The aim of the WHD is to promote public awareness of hypertension and to encourage residents of all countries to prevent and manage this silent killer; the modern epidemic.

There are many reasons which contribute to an individual’s risk of developing

high blood pressure. Some of the risk factors are: age, family history, smoking, diet and kidney problems. Therefore, having your blood pressure checked is an important part of a regular health maintenance routine, and should be done at every doctor visit.

There is now good evidence that high blood pressure can be prevented in many people. The keys to prevention are:

• Keeping your weight moderate;

• Cutting down on salt;

• Exercising regularly; and

• Quitting smoking.

Follow the above preventative measures and take advice from your health care provider this WHD, to help keep your blood pressure at a healthy level.

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