Introduction about Low Blood Pressure

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 Introduction about Low Blood Pressure

 Low blood pressure – also sometimes referred to as hypotension – is a condition where the arterial blood pressure is abnormally low. Blood pressure is a measure of the force that your heart uses to pump blood around your body. Usually, the lower your blood pressure, the healthier you are.

The heart

The heart is a muscle that is designed to pump a constant supply of blood around the body. When your heart beats, it pushes the blood around your body through tubes called arteries and capillaries. When your heart rests in between beats, the blood flows back to your heart through a network of veins.

Blood pressure

Blood pressure is a measure of the force of the blood on the walls of the arteries as the blood flows through them. It is measured in millimetres of mercury (mmHg).

When your blood pressure is measured, two measurements are recorded during a single heartbeat. The two measurements are known as the systolic pressure and the diastolic pressure.

    * Systolic pressure - is the pressure when your heart beats and squeezes blood into your arteries. At this stage, the pressure in your arteries is at its highest.

    * Diastolic pressure – is the pressure when your heart rests in between beats and the blood flows back to your heart through your veins. At this stage, the pressure in your arteries is at its lowest.

Your blood pressure reading will be given as two numbers, with your systolic reading first, followed by your diastolic reading. If your systolic blood pressure is 120 mmHg, and your diastolic blood pressure is 80 mmHg, your blood pressure is 120 over 80, which is commonly written as 120/80.

The highs and lows

As a general guide, the ideal blood pressure for a young, healthy adult is 120/80 or less. If you have a reading of 140/90, or more, you have high blood pressure (hypertension). This puts you at greater risk of serious health conditions, such as strokes or heart attacks.

Low blood pressure is also known as hypotension. People with a reading of around 90/60, or less, are commonly regarded as having low blood pressure. If you have low blood pressure, you do have some protection against factors that increase blood pressure, such as eating too much salt, not eating enough fruit and vegetables, or being overweight. You also have some protection against the diseases caused by high blood pressure.

Some people who have low blood pressure experience symptoms as a result of it. There may be an underlying cause which could need treatment.
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Smoking Effects on High Blood Pressure – How to Quit Smoking

Smoking Effects on High Blood Pressure – How to Quit Smoking

 Did you know that smoking and heart disease are related? Or that smoking increases blood pressure? Most people associate cigarette smoking with breathing problems and lung cancer. But people who smoke are more also likely to develop hypertension and heart disease.

About 30% of all deaths from heart disease in the U.S. are directly related to cigarette smoking. That’s because smoking is a major cause of coronary artery disease especially in younger people.

A person’s risk of heart attack greatly increases with the number of cigarettes he or she smokes and the longer a person smokes, the greater their risk of heart attack. People who smoke a pack of cigarettes a day have more than twice the risk of heart attack than non-smokers. Women who smoke and also take birth control pills increase several times their risk of heart attack, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease.

How Does Smoking Increase Heart Disease Risk?

The nicotine present in tobacco products causes:

    * Decreased oxygen to the heart.

    * Increased blood pressure and heart rate.

    * Increase in blood clotting.

    * Damage to cells that line coronary arteries and other blood vessels.

How Can Quitting Smoking Be Helpful?

If you quit smoking, you will:

    * Prolong your life

    * Reduce your risk of disease (including heart disease, heart attack, high blood pressure, lung cancer, throat cancer, emphysema, ulcers, gum disease, and other conditions).

    * Feel healthier. After quitting, you won’t cough as much, you’ll have fewer sore throats and you will increase your stamina.

    * Look better. Quitting can help you prevent face wrinkles, get rid of stained teeth, and improve your skin.

    * Improve your sense of taste and smell.

    * Save money.

How to Quit Smoking

There’s no one way to quit smoking that works for everyone. To quit, you must be ready both emotionally and mentally. You must also want to quit smoking for yourself and not to please your friends or family. It helps to plan ahead. This guide may help get you started.

What Should I Do First to Stop Smoking?

Pick a date to stop smoking and then stick to it.

Write down your reasons for quitting. Read over the list every day, before and after you quit. Here are some other tips.

    * Write down when you smoke, why you smoke, and what you are doing when you smoke. You will learn what triggers you to smoke.

    * Stop smoking in certain situations (such as during your work break or after dinner) before actually quitting.

    * Make a list of activities you can do instead of smoking. Be ready to do something else when you want to smoke.

    * Ask your doctor about using nicotine gum or patches. Some people find these aids helpful.

    * Join a smoking cessation support group or program. Call your local chapter of the American Lung Association.

    * Talk to your physician who may recommend medications to help combat nicotine craving and also help with information on using nicotine substitutes, such as a patch or gum.

How Can I Avoid Relapsing?

    * Don’t carry a lighter, matches, or cigarettes. Keep all of these smoking reminders out of sight.

    * If you live with a smoker, ask that person not to smoke in your presence.

    * Don’t focus on what you are missing. Think about the healthier way of life you are gaining.

    * When you get the urge to smoke, take a deep breath. Hold it for 10 seconds and release it slowly. Repeat this several times until the urge to smoke is gone.

    * Keep your hands busy. Doodle, play with a pencil or straw, or work on a computer.

    * Change activities that were connected to smoking. Take a walk or read a book instead of taking a cigarette break.

    * When you can, avoid places, people, and situations associated with smoking. Hang out with non-smokers or go to places that don’t allow smoking, such as the movies, museums, shops, or libraries.

    * Don’t substitute food or sugar-based products for cigarettes. Eat low-calorie, healthful foods (such as carrot or celery sticks, sugar-free hard candies) or chew gum when the urge to smoke strikes so you can avoid weight gain.

    * Drink plenty of fluids, but limit alcoholic and caffeinated beverages. They can trigger urges to smoke.

    * Exercise. It will help you relax.

    * Get support for quitting. Tell others about your milestones with pride.

    * Work with your doctor to develop a plan using over-the-counter or prescription nicotine-replacement aids.

How Will I Feel When I Quit?

When you quit smoking, you may crave cigarettes, be irritable, feel very hungry, cough often, get headaches, or have difficulty concentrating. These symptoms of withdrawal occur because your body is used to nicotine, the active addicting agent within cigarettes.

When withdrawal symptoms occur within the first few days after quitting, stay in control. Think about your reasons for quitting. Remind yourself that these are signs that your body is healing and getting used to being without cigarettes.

The withdrawal symptoms are only temporary. They are strongest when you first quit but will go away within 10 to 14 days. Remember that withdrawal symptoms are easier to treat than the major diseases that smoking can cause.

You may still have the desire to smoke, since there are many strong associations with smoking. People may associate smoking with specific situations, with a variety of emotions or with certain people in their lives. The best way to overcome these associations is to experience them without smoking. If you relapse, do not lose hope. Seventy-five percent of those who quit smoke again. Most smokers quit three times before they are successful. If you relapse, don’t give up! Plan ahead and think about what you will do next time you get the urge to smoke.
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Earn Money Online Without Spending Your Own Money

Earn Money Online Without Spending Your Own Money

A friend once asked me: "Is there a way to earn money online without spending your own money first?" My reply was "Absolutely. Can you write intelligently about any topic?"

Of course, I was referring to blogging. There is no wonder why blogging has gotten so popular these days. It allows people to write about what they like to talk about and at the same time, make money from it. And you don't have to spend any money to get started. Yes, that’s right. Not a single penny. Let me explain.

First, you don't have to an expert in any particular field. You just have to write interestingly enough to make people want to read your blog. It could be about your experience with anything, your hobbies or your personal opinions about a particular topic.

Starting a blog is easy and requires no fee. That's right. You don't have to buy a domain name or pay to host your website. You can create a free blog from many websites on the internet. The most popular ones are, and Just register with any of these services to create your blog. It’s free. Start making posts that are worthwhile reading. There is a huge audience out there and any topic that you could write about could be of interest to hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people.

After making a few posts, you would need to promote your blog to attract your reading audience. There are many ways to promote your blog without spending a single penny. Get your blog listed in web directories like,, etc... Submit your blog entries to news sharing sites like, and Publicize your blog in your myspace page and other social networking websites. Submit your blog feeds to aggregator sites like FeedBurner, Squidoo, Feedboy, Jordomedia, FeedBomb, ect...

There are many ways to make money from your blog. One of the ways is to add pay-per-click ads from services like Google Adsense, Yahoo Publisher Network, AdBrite and many others. Typically, these pay-per-click ads are targeted to the topic of your blog. If you are blogging about student loans, the ads that will show on your blogs will most likely be about student loans. Every time a visitor on your blog clicks one of those ads, you will earn some money. How much you will earn per click will depend on the kind of ads that are displayed on your blog and how competitive and lucrative that those ads are to advertisers.

Other ways to monetize your blog would be to sell ad space directly to advertisers if your blog receives a significant viewership. To get advertisers, you can list your ad space for sale on AdBrite, AdEngage, AdSpace-Auctions Ad Marketplace, etc... If your blog has a decent Google PageRank (PageRank is an estimation from 0 to 10 of how important Google thinks your webpage is), you can also get paid by webmasters to have their links on your blog. Webmasters typically try to get as many links as possible to their websites in order to increase their website popularity in the eyes of the search engines. The higher your blog's Google PageRank is, the more valuable a link to your blog becomes, and the higher webmasters will be willing to pay for a link. To get webmasters to buy links from your blog, join webmaster forums such as Digitalpoint, Sitepoint or WebmasterGround and post in their marketplace section about your offers.

These are just a few ways to earn money from your blog. Remember, it costs nothing to start a blog. Write about something that you can make interesting enough for people to read. Promote your blog. Add ads to your blog. And you are on your way to earn money. How much money you can earn from your blog only depends on how much effort you want to put in it. The sky's the limit.
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Weight Loss Through Balanced Diet

Weight Loss Through Balanced Diet

Many researchers have proved that people who are physically fit are usually considered efficient employees and frequently get jobs and promotions. Physical fitness is especially important if you are in a media show case business.

People want to have fit bodies and good health but they lack time and workable plan to achieve their goal. You can start working on your weight loss plan instantly by planning your daily calorie chart.

If you are fat, you might feel left out of a lot of activities and miss being the center of attention, you may dream of getting a beautiful body but your weight becomes hindrance.

If you want to lose weight then you have to check your diet. Whatever calories you are taking everyday cut them to half, you will notice the results within few days. But a point will come when you will stop losing your weight even after cutting your food to half then you have to take the next step.

The daily calories needed by human body are 2500 in numbers and you have to manage these calories very well. Most of these calories straight away burn during the metabolism and are used in the proper functioning of our body. The interesting fact is in every waking and sleeping moment we are burning calories. If we take them in proper amount according to our body mass index then we can easily reduce our weight.

If you are having sugar free drink and food then don’t forget that chemical used in the sugar free drink is also very dangerous for health and the food still contains fat in it.

With the proper food you have o keep your body active with physical activity; you can do indoor exercise or go outdoors for a walk or jogging. This way you can easily reduce your weight without getting into a lot of hassle.
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Health Tips - Back and Shoulder Pain

Health Tips - Back and Shoulder Pain

Although the article is titled 'back and shoulder pain', I have put down the matter comprising of the causes of both the conditions individually. This is to make your understanding simpler and this explanation, to-the-point. Back pain is perhaps, one of the most common complaints of people all over the world. It has been studied that most absentees in work suffer from back pain. Coming to shoulder pain, it is a little more serious than the former condition we have been talking about. Let's now go on to know about the back and shoulder pain causes in greater detail. Following this, there would be one more section throwing light on the methods which are followed to ease the pain and the symptoms.

Back and Shoulder Pain Causes

Causes of Back Pain
Any glitch that occurs in the working mechanism of the component parts of the back, manifests itself in pain. While there may be specific causes of back pain in some people, for others, the problem may just arise out of the blue. However, common factors which may be held responsible for back pain include strained muscles and ligaments, improper or heavy lifting of objects or even a sudden awkward body movement. All such actions result in spasm, which eventually leads to become a stubborn back pain. In some people, back pain may be the aftereffect of some structural problems. For example, those with sciatica (sharp pain that arises through the buttock and back of the leg), arthritis, osteoporosis, irregularities with the skeletal system, and ruptured or bulging disks, are the ones who stay vulnerable to be hit by back pain. Rarely, cancer in the spine or infection of the spine may also be the causes. For more information scroll through back spasms causes.

Causes of Shoulder Pain
As mentioned, shoulder pain is a bit too serious a matter when compared to the pain in the back. This is due to the reason that, pain in the shoulder may arise as an indication of several medical conditions affecting the person. Common ones may include bursitis, cancer, heart attack, infection, multiple sclerosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, separated shoulder, septic arthritis, shingle, sprains and strains, tendinitis, torn cartilage, etc. Conditions like frozen shoulder, dislocated shoulder, or separated shoulder may also be common. Read through shoulder pain causes for more information.

Back and Shoulder Pain Relief

This section will give you some tips on lower and upper back and shoulder pain relief. If OTC pain relievers do not work, then there must be no time to hesitate to show to a doctor. If your pain is mild to moderate, your doctor may prescribe you strength pain relievers. And if they do not help show any improvements, then muscle relaxants may be the next in queue. Apart from treating the problem internally, you must also pay attention to manage it externally. This you can do by getting an aid of a physical therapist. He would work with you with several techniques which can help recover the back and shoulder muscles in their normal mode and reduce the pain. As the pain starts improving, you may be put on dedicated exercises to improve the flexibility of your back muscles and those of your shoulders. Back and shoulder pain from sleeping is also a common scenario with most people. Following some proper sleeping techniques provide a great deal of help in easing the symptoms.

Then comes injections. There are chances that the above methods fail to show much improvements and the pain may radiate down to the lower parts of body. In such cases, the doctor may recommend the use of cortisone injection. This drug decreases inflammation and takes care of the pain, but only for less than a few months. Probably, patients might be required to take repeated shots if their pain persists. Read through back pain relief and shoulder pain: causes and treatment for some more details.

In rare cases, patients of back and shoulder pain may require to undergo surgical procedures. This is an option left for those people who are not doing well with conservative treatment methods and still suffer from that unrelenting pain. In most cases, patients benefit from surgical intervention, as it gets them rid of their pain for good.
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Top 6 Tips Must Knows to Building a Successful Online Business

Top 6 Tips Must Knows to Building a Successful Online Business

Every day, hopeful men and women join the ranks of those who want to build a successful business on the Internet or by using the Internet. What begins out as "stars in their eyes" may soon turn to tears in their eyes.

The sad truth is, most will fail. It's not for lack of desire but rather that they miss one of the most important aspects of running a business - using the Internet. They fail to understand the absolute importance of running their business like a business. It's as simple as that.

Having owned and operated my business for 16 years, I have witnessed far too many people miss incredible opportunity because they buy into hype, rather than laying a foundation for success.

The fact is you have to work at building your business. AND... you MUST treat it like a business.

For me, the transition from brick and mortar to online was not too much of a stretch on the business side. I already had a very substantial foundation, including a DBA (doing business as), business license, and we incorporated very early on.

In addition, I did all of the following. These are the same recommendations I make to virtually anyone who wants to build a viable business.

1. Keep accurate financial books. Set up your systems so you are paying your taxes throughout the year rather than getting stuck with a huge tax bill at the end of the year. I speak for U.S. business owners, as I do not know the tax laws in other countries.

A skilled bookkeeper or accountant is a must.

2. Be willing to invest in your education. However, as you learn new information, apply it. It never ceases to amaze me how many people will either not invest anything in their knowledge base or buy so much, without applying anything.

Education application is a discipline.

3. Secure the services of a top-notch mentor. Mentors who have "been there, done that" can cut years off your learning curve.

4. Develop a solid marketing plan. Marketing plans are not stagnant. Developing your plan is a fluid process.

5. Commit to the long term. Far too many people give up way too soon because they are not making thousands a day within a month of starting a business.

6. Enjoy the process. There will be times you wonder, "what the heck was I thinking?" Yet, one day, you begin to see progress and you say, "aahhh, yes, this is what I was thinking."

By following these simple steps you are way ahead of most. The fact is the business-mortality rate online far exceeds what we have traditionally heard about brick-and-mortar businesses.

On the flip side, when you build your business and treat it like a business, the potential for a highly successful business with an incredibly high-profit margin is yours to enjoy.
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