Friday, 23 June 2017

How to Deal With Side effects of Medicine


Prescription drugs heal us when we're sick, ease our pain when we ache, and prevent or control long-term conditions. But sometimes, even when they do the job they're supposed to, they have unwelcome side effects.
Don't let that make you automatically rule out a medication, especially if it's an important part of managing a health condition. But you shouldn't accept unpleasant reactions without question, either.
Know What to Expect
Side effects can happen with almost any medicine. They're common with everything from birth control pills to cancer-fighting chemotherapy drugs.
Many prescription drugs, for example, cause stomach problems like nausea, diarrhea, or constipation because they pass through your digestive system.
Others -- like antidepressants, muscle relaxants, or blood pressure or diabetes meds -- may cause dizziness. Some might make you feel drowsy, depressed, or irritable.  Some may cause weight gain. Some may disrupt your sleep or your ability (or desire) for sex.
Ask for Help
When your doctor prescribes a new medicine, ask about common side effects.
"You, your doctor, and your pharmacist should be working together so everyone has the same information". "You should know which side effects are serious, which ones will go away on their own, and which ones can be prevented."
Once you start taking a drug, mention any unexpected symptoms to your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible. This includes changes in your sex life, Liu says, which many patients are embarrassed or afraid to talk about.
Some side effects go away over time as your body gets used to a new drug, so your doctor may recommend you stick with your current plan for a little longer. In other cases, you may be able to lower your dose, try a different drug, or add another one, like an anti-nausea medicine, to your routine.

Speed up weight loss, boost immunity with these 20 smart foods, drinks

So-called zero-calorie foods, like celery and cucumbers, contain fewer calories than the body uses to break them down. And although nutritionists account for the energy it takes to chew and digest them when they calculate how many calories we need, these eats deserve prime spots on our plates.
You can eat them in large quantities without busting your gut, and low-calorie doesn't mean low nutrients. "And, obviously, if eating very low calorie foods keeps you from eating higher calorie foods, that's a win," says Monica Reinagel, licensed nutritionist and creator of the Nutrition Diva podcast. So fill up your fridge with the following 20 foods that are loaded with vitamins and minerals -- not calories.
Cucumbers
If you're tired of fending off hunger by guzzling glass after glass of H {-2}O, snack on cucumber slices instead. "Eating foods that are high in water can help you feel full at least temporarily by taking up a lot of space in your stomach," Reinagel says. Cucumbers also pack vitamins K and C, potassium and a compound called silica, which helps to build and maintain connective tissue, like muscle, tendons, ligaments and bone.
Citrus fruit
Don't wait until cold season to fill up on oranges, tangerines and grapefruit -- they may help whittle your middle. People with higher vitamin C levels have lower waist-to-hip ratios than those whose bodies contain less of the antioxidant, according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition . What's more, University of Arizona researchers found that those with higher levels of vitamin C oxidized 25 percent more fat during treadmill sessions than those with lower levels of the vitamin.
Celery
Celery delivers serious crunch for next to no calories -- each medium stalk has about 6 -- but it's not shy on nutrients. One cup has a third of your recommended daily intake of vitamin K, along with vitamin A, fiber, folate and potassium. Celery also contains compounds called phthalides, which can relax muscle tissue in artery walls and increase blood flow, thereby helping to lower blood pressure.
Apples
An apple a day keeps your weight at bay! Just make sure to eat the skin. The peel contains most of the fruit's metabolism-boosting fiber, as well as ursolic acid, a compound that may prevent the pounds from piling on, according to a new study from University of Iowa.
Kelp
Don't be squeamish about eating your sea vegetables. Kelp is loaded with vitamin K, which helps keep bones strong, along with a natural fiber called alginate, which may help block fat absorption, according to research from Newcastle University in the U.K. For only 6 calories per 4-ounce serving, try mixing Sea Tangle Kelp Noodles into salads, soups and stir-fries.
Asparagus
A half-cup of cooked asparagus will set you back only 20 calories. Plus, you'll get hefty doses of vitamins K and A, and B vitamins such as folic acid. Since B vitamins play a role in breaking down sugars and starches, eating asparagus may help regulate blood sugar and fend off type 2 diabetes.
Apricots
Brimming with beta-carotene, apricots can help fight cancer and heart disease as well as protect your eyesight. Eating three or more daily servings of fruit rich in vitamins A, C and E and carotenoids like beta-carotene may lower your risk of macular degeneration, the dominant cause of age-related vision loss. When participants in a study published in the Archives of Ophthalmology ate this much fruit they were 36 percent less likely to suffer from the disease compared to those who consumed 1.5 servings or less of fruit daily.
Watermelon
This summertime fruit is loaded with arginine, an amino acid that may aid weight loss. Researchers found that obese mice that were fed arginine supplements burned more fat and gained more lean muscle than those that did not receive them, according to a Journal of Nutrition study.
Tomatoes
The lycopene in tomatoes can protect against prostate cancer and help keep skin looking young by eliminating free radicals that build up when you are exposed to ultraviolet rays. Tip: Cooking tomatoes spikes levels of lycopene and makes it easier for your body to absorb the nutrients, according to a Cornell University study.
Broccoli
Broccoli may be the nation's most-scorned veggie, but it doesn't deserve that reputation. One cup raw contains as much fiber and vitamin C as an orange.
Cauliflower
Counting your carbs? Try boiling, mashing and seasoning cauliflower to get a mashed potato substitute that tastes almost like the real thing. A half-cup of boiled cauliflower contains only 14 calories, but nearly half your daily recommended intake of vitamin C.
Strawberries
One cup of the summertime staple packs more than 100 percent of our daily recommended intake of vitamin C. Strawberries are also one of the most antioxidant-rich fruits you can eat. Compounds called polyphenols may protect your body from the type of cell and tissue damage that is linked to heart disease and certain cancers.
Leafy greens
Whatever variety you pick, you can't go wrong with piling a plate with salad greens. At 4 calories per cup, watercress is loaded with vitamins A, C and K, and a study in
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
found that eating 3 ounces of the peppery green daily increases levels of the cancer-fighting antioxidants lutein and beta-carotene. Spinach (7 calories per cup) is brimming with vitamin K, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc and selenium, and contains a hormone that allows muscle tissue to repair itself faster, according to research from Rutgers University.
Red chile peppers
Add a little spice to your cooking and slim down while you're at it. Capsaicin, the compound that gives a red chile pepper its kick, has been shown to help your body burn more calories. Plus, research shows that we tend to eat smaller portions of spicy foods because of the heat.
Mushrooms
Whether you saute them or eat them raw, mushrooms are an often-overlooked superfood. Dutch researchers found that when you digest mushrooms, your body produces cancer-fighting, immunity-boosting metabolites.
Red bell pepper
Any way you slice it, red bell peppers are a great source of nutrients. A medium-size one delivers 250 percent of your daily recommended intake of vitamin C, 75 percent of your daily vitamin A needs and 10 percent of your fiber goals. Chop them up and pair with hummus for a healthy snack.
Summer squash
Whether you love zucchini, butternut or acorn, all squashes are chock-full of vitamins and belly-filling fiber. But summer squash has one advantage: You can eat more of it without gaining weight. In fact, you can have two times more summer squash than winter squash for the same number of calories.
Turnip
The turnip sometimes takes a backseat to more popular root vegetables, like carrots and potatoes, but its nutritional benefits shouldn't be overlooked. The root contains cancer-fighting glucosinolates and is a good source of fiber, calcium and potassium.
Green tea
Whether you prefer it hot or iced, unsweetened green tea is calorie-free and high in an antioxidant called ECGC, which may reduce the risk of heart disease and some cancers while revving up your metabolism. Participants in a Tufts University study who drank the equivalent of three cups of green tea each day lost twice as much weight as those who did not drink the tea. Green tea drinkers also lost significantly more belly fat than non-tea drinkers.
Water
The importance of water can't be overstated. Staying hydrated keeps your metabolism humming, and can keep you alert and energized throughout the day. Drinking two glasses before a meal can also help you keep control over your portions. 

Stats that shows just how much Mourinho has proved the Media wrong


Media: Pep builds great squads & will use City's world class academy and Jose is a chequebook manager & will destroy United's youth.

Manchester City Transfer:

Gündoğan £20m
Nolito £14m
Zinchenko £2m
Leroy Sane £37m
Marlos Moreno £5m
Stones £47m
Claudio Bravo £16m
Gabriel Jesus £27m
Total £171m

Sold
Edin Džeko £11m
Stevan Jovetić £12m
Total £23m

Net Spend £148m

Academy players minutes played: PL + Europe

Alex Garcia 76
Kelechi Ihanacho 631
Pablo Maffeo 62
Tosin Adarbariyo 90

Manchester United Transfer:

Eric Bailly £30M
Zlatan £0
Paul Pogba £89m
Henrikh Mkhitaryan £27m
Total: £146m

Sold
Paddy Mcnair & Donald Love £5.5m
Morgan Schneiderlin £24m
Memphis Depay £22m
Sean Goss £0.5m
Total: £52m

Net Spend £94m

Academy Players mins: PL+Europe

Rashford 2470
Lingard 1895
Tuanzebe 305
TFM 192
Mctominay 96
Harrop 90
Mitchelle 90
Pereira 90

Total 5230! [ Also, United gave the most minutes to under-21 players in the Premier League this season]

2016/17 season,

Pep: Cup SF, CL QF, 3rd in PL & 9 wins in a row

Mourniho: Shield, League Cup, FA Cup QF, 6th in PL, Europa League

Myth buster.

The Best Treatment for Aches, Pain and Fever

When you're sick, all you want is to feel better. It may take a while for your body to fight off what ails you, but relief from your aches and fever can come sooner.
You can treat many common symptoms of colds, the flu, and sinus infections with over-the-counter medications and some simple self-care.
Medication
Acetaminophen. Drugs with this ingredient affect the areas of your brain that control body temperature and pain. These medications can fight fevers and chills, ease headaches, and soothe sore throats and body aches.
Check with your doctor before taking acetaminophen if you have severe kidney or liver disease, or if you drink three or more alcoholic beverages a day.
Many multi-symptom cold medicines contain acetaminophen. Check the labels of any products you're taking to make sure you're not overdosing.
NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). This group of meds includes aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen. Each is different, but they all reduce fevers and pain. NSAIDs may work better than acetaminophen at lowering a fever. They may do a better job of relieving sinus pain, too, since they reduce swelling.
Check with your doctor before you use NSAIDs if you have a history of stomach problems, heart, liver, or kidney disease, or if you're taking a blood thinner.
Don't give aspirin to a child under the age of 19. It can cause a serious illness called Reye's syndrome.
Never take more than one type of NSAID. Since ibuprofen and acetaminophen control pain differently, you may be able to use both on the same day -- but check with your doctor first. You don't want to take more medication than you need.
Other important things to know about OTC pain relievers.
They can make other medicines less effective. So talk with your doctor first if you're taking a prescription medicine or a daily dose of aspirin to prevent a heart attack.
Taking more than the recommended dose won't make medicine work faster. It could be dangerous.

Take Care of Yourself;
Stay cool. Place a damp washcloth on your forehead, arms, or legs. Or take a slightly warm (not hot) bath. Both things can help bring down your fever.
Don't overheat. If you get the chills, remove extra clothing and blankets. Bundling up causes your body's temperature to rise, making chills worse.

Eat healthy foods
Sugary snacks and drinks may slow down your recovery. Nutritious choices help fuel your body's defenses.

When to See Your Doctor;
A cold usually goes away on its own. But call your doctor's office if you have a fever over 101 F, vomiting, pain in your face or head, a severe sore throat, or a cough that won't go away.

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Savage!! Segun Wire Blasts Falz For Saying Musicians Should Stop Hailing Fraudsters In Their Music

Chache Master, Segun Wire who went viral after he said He wanted to be a Yahoo Yahoo Boy in the Future, has ripped Falz apart after the latter urged his colleagues to stop hailing fraudsters in their music.

 n an Instagram post, Obviously not written by the 8 year old, Segun ripped into the Lawyer turned Singer.. and it’s not funny.

He wrote:
You know not the struggle !! So why speak ill of it please , how many futures have the yahoo boys destroyed abeg! Shebi na judge they collect bribe for back even before court case and so na senior advocates never destroy futures ?? !! You speak of SOFT WORK ….only GOD knows your own definition of SOFT WORk and why is nobody coming out to judge you for that term SOFT WORK ..now person talk CHACHE you they complain shey na your lappy them they use
….Because you are privileged to shine with MUSIC and not the witty occupation called LAW full of lies and deceit …Let’s take us back to the foreign music we listen to most of the musicians over there speak of drugs and ammunition just to tell the tale of their experiences but there wasn’t any foolish advocate or whatsoever
…MIND you every artist in this country is entitled to the kind of message they want to pass out there to their fans …so why complain bitterly out of ignorance …if you so want to help , first of remove the BHAD GUY in your name as it portrays a bad example to the young ones and please MR man avoid tapping ass In all your videos with those half naked girls !!!
Check your self properly before throwing shades at anybody!! Many are out there unprivileged, unlike you born with a silver spoon from a better school in Nigeria to schooling abroad !! While the poor masses are out here hawking pure water just to send their kids to school and yet they are still been harassed by law makers like your self ..
MY GUY the beautiful ones are not yet born as the country is full of corruption…even your PAPA gather do corruption if na lie ….make we investigate !!
Many awesome Yahoo boys and kind hearted artist are at least using those money to open foundations programs and helping the poor masses !!
They are the new generation ROBIN HOOD !! Stealing from the rich to feed the poor …at least BABA they don do something ……instead make you mind your state you they use media take they feed your hungry self with Pep talk …shebi na your mate send small boy go school still they build house for him parents ….how many people have you helped ?? BABA AMVCA with no lens ….

 

10 Ways to feel better now



You wake up with a sore throat. Then come the coughing, sneezing, and sniffling. There’s no denying it -- you’re sick. Sadly, there’s no cure for the common cold or the flu. But you can find relief faster with these smart moves.

"Take it easy"
 When you’re sick, your body works hard to fight off that infection. It needs more energy than usual. Make rest your top priority. Stay home from work or school, and put your daily routine on hold until you feel better.

"Go to bed"
Curling up on the couch helps, but don’t stay up late watching TV. Skimping on sleep makes your immune system weak, making it harder to fight germs. Head to bed early, and take naps during the day. Are your symptoms keeping you up at night? Try using an extra pillow to raise your head. It can ease sinus pressure and help you breathe easier.

"Drink up"
Getting plenty of fluids thins your mucus and breaks up congestion. It also prevents the headaches and fatigue that dehydration causes. Keep a glass or reusable bottle on hand, and refill it with water. Skip caffeinated sodas, coffee, and alcohol, which can dry you out.

"Gargle with saltwater" It’s a good way to soothe a throbbing throat. The saltwater eases swelling and loosens mucus. Stir one-quarter to one-half teaspoon of salt into a cup of warm water until it’s dissolved, and gargle a few times a day.

"Sip a hot beverage"
 It’s comforting to curl up with a mug of tea. Plus, research shows that the heat can also ease cold symptoms such as sore throat and fatigue. Try sipping non-caffeinated herbal tea, lemon water, or warm broth.

"Have a spoonful of honey"
 This sticky stuff can coat your throat and soothe a cough. In one study, kids who ate about half a tablespoon of honey at bedtime slept more soundly and coughed less than those who got a placebo medicine. Stir it into a cup of decaf tea or lemon water.

 "One warning: Don’t give honey to babies younger than 1 year old.

"Take a hot shower" Breathing in steam may moisten a scratchy throat and nose, as well as loosen your congestion. Although the research is mixed on whether this remedy works, there’s no harm in trying it. The heat can also help relax any aching muscles.

"Take an over-the-counter remedy"
You may find relief with one of these medications. Take them as directed, and don’t give them to children under age 6 without your pediatrician’s OK.
Pain reliever for fever and aches. Doctors usually recommend acetaminophen. If you’re taking another cold medicine, though, check that it doesn’t already have the drug. It’s a common ingredient in many OTC remedies, but getting too much can be dangerous. So check the label, and don’t go over the limit of 3,000 milligrams per day.
Lozenges for a sore throat. They have herbs and other ingredients that can soothe the stinging.

"Decongestant for stuffiness"
This medicine shrinks blood vessels in your nose so your airways can open up. But the liquid or pill form may make you feel jittery. Using decongestant sprays and drops too much can cause more congestion, so don’t use them for more than 3 days.

"Expectorant to thin mucus"
It can help loosen some of that thick discharge.
Antihistamine to dry up a runny nose. This drug blocks the chemical in your body that causes sneezes and sniffling.

"Use a saline spray or flush"
Over-the-counter saltwater sprays make your nostrils moist, which makes it easier to blow your nose. You may also want to try nasal irrigation. That’s when you gently pour a saline solution into one nostril and let it flow out of the other. It washes away dried mucus so you can breathe easier. You can buy sinus rinses or use a bulb syringe or neti pot. If you do it yourself, always make the saltwater solution with distilled or cooled, boiled water.

"Eat chicken soup"
 This sick-day staple really can make you feel better. Research shows that chicken soup can calm inflammation in your body. This may ease some of your symptoms, such as aches and stuffiness. What’s more, this meal also has liquid and calories to give your body energy.