Coping with Chronic Illness
We live in a world beset with stress of all kinds, be it from work, relationships, deadlines and even traffic! By virtue of being human we are also susceptible to various illnesses, but dealing with long term or chronic illness is definitely not very easy. People's limits are often stretched and it is easy to lose one's sense of perspective at such times. But there are ways in which we can step back a little and gain a few insights about life and living that only an illness can teach. And there are ways in which we can make it easier for ourselves to navigate through this difficult period, whether you are the one going through the illness or it is your loved one.
Insomnia is a disorder that is characterized by difficulty falling and/or staying asleep. Various Studies indicate that sleep disorders at present affect 5%-10% of general population in India with its prevalence increasing as people age.
When there is a sudden complete blockage of an artery that supplies blood to your heart, a heart attack happens.
Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary Artery Disease occurs when your arteries (the arteries which supply blood to the heart) become narrowed by a gradual build up of fatty deposits within their walls.
The Sugar Coated Problem!
Changes in lifestyle are an important step that you can take to prevent Type 2 Diabetes. The sooner you start, the better!
Lifestyle Choices and Your Health
The lifestyle that you choose to lead can have an enormous impact on your health and may even cause certain lifestyle diseases to develop. Despite having choice and control when it comes down to lifestyle factors - such as what we eat, how often we exercise, whether we choose to smoke and the amount of alcohol we drink, lifestyle diseases are becoming the leading cause of death in India - with heart disease being the most prevalent.
Parents Get Mad Too!
Remember that if you are tired, fatigued or stressed, you may react by lashing out at your child. It happens to most parents at some point or another. Fortunately, there are steps parents can take to minimize or avoid the likelihood of over-reacting and remain in control when stress is high.
Stress Proofing Your Child
If you feel that stress affects only adults and if you have been thinking, "but childhood means being carefree and happy, isn't it?", then think again. In a world of academic pressures and where tough competition exists with the need to perform to one's best, you may be worried about your child's future career and success. While many of these expectations can be motivating, excessive pressure can result in psychological ill-health and lower levels of well-being for children.
How I Achieve Balance
In our rush "to get it all done" at work and at home, it's easy to forget that by doing so our stress level escalates and our productivity plummets. Stress is the antithesis of work life balance. While we all need a certain amount of stress to motivate us and help us perform at our best, the key to managing stress lies in that one magic word: balance. This article tells you more on this...
Emotions are a part and parcel of life. It is not uncommon for most of us to experience emotions of happiness as well as sadness at various times in our lives. For most of us, these episodes of joy and sorrow are relatively short lived, and justified. In other words, we feel them for a short while, and for a specific reason. But this statement doesn't hold true for approximately 0.4% to 2% of the population, who suffer from what is called Bipolar Disorder.