Monday, August 8, 2016

Women's Health Tips for Heart, Mind, and Body

By Kara Mayer Robinson
WebMD Feature
Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein, MD
Looking for the path toward a healthier you? It's not hard to find. The journey begins with some simple tweaks to your lifestyle. The right diet, exercise, and stress-relief plan all play a big role.

Follow a Heart-Healthy Diet

There's an easy recipe if your goal is to keep away problems like heart disease and strokes.
  • Eat more fruits and veggies.
  • Choose whole grains. Try brown rice instead of white. Switch to whole wheat pasta.
  • Choose lean proteins like poultry, fish, beans, and legumes.
  • Cut down on processed foods, sugar, salt, and saturated fat.
When eating healthy, flexibility often works best, says Joyce Meng, MD, assistant professor at the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center at UConn Health. If you like to follow a strict diet plan, go for it. If not, it's OK. "Find what works for you."
Tricia Montgomery, 52, the founder of K9 Fit Club, knows first-hand how the right diet and lifestyle can help. For her, choosing healthy foods and planning small, frequent meals works well. "I don't deny myself anything," she says. "I still have dessert -- key lime pie, yum! -- and I love frozen gummy bears, but moderation is key."

Exercise Every Day

The more active you are, the better, Meng says. Exercise boosts your heart health, builds muscle and bone strength, and wards off health problems.
Aim for 2 and a half hours of moderate activity, like brisk walking or dancing, every week. If you're OK with vigorous exercise, stick to 1 hour and 15 minutes a week of things like running or playing tennis. Add a couple of days of strength training, too.
If you're busy, try short bursts of activity throughout the day. Walk often. A good target is 10,000 steps a day. Take the stairs. Park your car far away from your destination.
Montgomery exercises every day, often with her dog. By adding lunges, squats, and stairs to a walk, she turns it into a power workout. "I also am a huge Pilates fan," she says.

Lose Weight


When you shed pounds you'll lower your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer.

Lose Weight continued...

Aim for a slow, steady drop. Try to lose 1-2 pounds a week by being active and eating better.
"It doesn't have to be an hour of intense exercise every day," Meng says. "Any little bit helps."
As you improve, dial up the time and how hard you work out. If you want to lose a lot of weight, try for 300 minutes of exercise a week.
"Eating a healthy diet will go a long way," Meng says. Start by cutting sugar, which she says is often hiding in plain sight -- in store-bought items like salad dressing, packaged bread, and nuts. Try to avoid soda and sugar-laced coffee drinks, too.

Visit Your Doctor

Get regular checkups. Your doctor keeps track of your medical history and can help you stay healthy. For example, if you're at risk for osteoporosis, a condition that weakens bones, he may want you to get more calcium and vitamin D.
Your doctor may recommend screening tests to keep an eye on your health and catch conditions early when they're easier to treat.
Keep the lines of communication open. "If you have questions, ask your doctor," Meng says. "Make sure you understand things to your satisfaction." If you're worried about a medication or procedure, talk to him about it.

Cut Down Your stress

It can take a toll on your health. You probably can't avoid it altogether, but you can find ways to ease the impact. Don't take on too much. Try to set limits with yourself and others. It's OK to say no.
To relieve stress, try:
  • Deep breathing
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Massage
  • Exercise
  • Healthy eating
  • Talking to a friend, family member, or professional counselor

Create Healthy Habits

If you make the right choices today, you can ward off problems tomorrow.
  • Brush your teeth twice a day and floss every day.
  • Don't smoke.
  • Limit your alcohol. Keep it to one drink a day.
  • If you have medication, take it exactly how your doctor prescribed it.
  • Improve your sleep. Aim for 8 hours. If you have trouble getting shut-eye, talk to your doctor.
  • Use sunscreen and stay out of the sun from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wear your seatbelt.
Take time every day to invest in your health, Meng says.
It paid off for Montgomery. She says she overcame health problems, feels good, and has a positive outlook. "My life," she says, "is forever changed."
http://www.webmd.com/balance/features/health-tips-heart-mind-body?page=2

Friday, June 17, 2016

What is HEBERPROT-P - diabetic foot ulcer heberprot-p novel cure in Cuba



Diabetes can be managed effectively and controlled once it has been accurately diagnosed. The goal of diabetes management is to prevent short-and long-term complications of diabetes from developing.

Diabetic foot ulcer is a principal diabetic complication. Unfortunately, 84% of lower-limb amputations are an effect of so-called diabetic foot, chronic foot ulcers suffered by 15 to 20 percent of diabetes patients at some point in their lives. Ten to 25 percent of these patients will end up having some kind of amputation. It could be said that every 30 seconds, a diabetes patient of either sex is being amputated in a health center somewhere in the world. About 50 percent of these patients undergo a second amputation on their other lower limb. After a major amputation, fewer than 50 percent of amputees survive for more than five years.

HEBERPROT-P is a drug for stimulating and sustaining scar formation for chronic ulcers of all types on the lower extremities of diabetic patients

It's a new injectable medicine developed by eminent Cuban scientists at the national Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Center (CIGB), together with highly qualified professionals of the National Institute of Angiology and Vascular Surgery. Heberprot-P is an innovative Cuban product containing recombinant human epidermal growth factor for peri- and intra-lesional infiltration. Its therapeutic properties, method of application and niche indications are unique internationally. Evidence reveals it accelerates healing of deep and complex ulcers, both ischemic and neuropathic, and reduces diabetes-related amputations. Without any kind of disfiguring surgery, its application through intralesional injection into the diabetic foot ulcers accelerates their scar formation, even for deep and complex ones, also reducing the number and spread of extirpation and debridement of dead or necrotic tissue. In preventing recidivism, there is an evident reduction of time for scar formation, and other complications are avoided, such as gangrene and infections. Clinical trials of Heberprot-P in patients with diabetic foot ulcers have shown that repeated local infiltration of this product can enhance curing of chronic wounds safely and efficaciously. As a result, Heberprot-P was registered in Cuba in 2006, and in 2007 was included in the National Basic Medications List and approved for marketing. It has been registered in 15 other countries, enabling treatment of more than 100,000 patients. (http://www.doctorcuba.com/diabetes-heberprot-p-cuba.html)


Monday, May 9, 2016

Health Camp at Elpitiya, Haburugala, Ranthotuvila Mahavidyalaya - 4th May 2016

Omacx Healthcare (Pvt.) Limited conducted health camp at Haburugala, Ranthotuvila Mahavidyalaya as a  CSR initiative. Free medical advice, free medicine and free spectacles were distributed to the participants. There were 400 odd participants and 290 spectacles were distributed.






































































Thursday, March 31, 2016

CSR project at Calvary church, Ratnapura Road, Horana

Team Omacx conducted a health camp at Calvary Church, Ratnapra Road, Galedandugoda, Horana. Free blood check-up, eye check-up and free medical advice by consultants, free medicine spectacle donation was carried out at the venue.
Way towards to Calvary church, Horana

Participants are obtaining medical advice from medical consultants