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Tips for Correct Use of Medicine

•    The patient should take the bronchodilator medicine at the earliest signs of asthma episode – such as cough, chest tightness, wheezing, or shortness of breath. An asthma episode is easier to control if medicine is taken as soon as the symptoms start. •    Cromolyn should be taken before the patient comes in contact with a known trigger (for example, before visiting the house of a friend or relative who has a dog). •    If side effects occur, the medicines should not be stopped... 

Bad carbs good carbs and the truth about sugar free

Bad carbohydrates: Carbohydrates, which are digested and absorbed rapidly, are termed as bad carbohydrates. Rapidly absorbing sugar, fruit juices, white bread, polished rice, cakes, ice creams and cola drinks are some of the examples. They are considered bad because they lead to rapid rise in blood sugar levels leading to release of large amount of insulin, which reduces blood sugar level rapidly. As a result, the person feels hungry and eats again.  

Diagnosis and treatment for TIA

TIAs can be mimicked by tumors, seizures, low blood sugar, or balance-labyrinthine disorders (dizziness-producing disorders). A careful diagnosis must be made. Doppler ultrasonography, magnetic resonance angiography, or invasive arteriography can confirm the presence of stenosis and identify the affected artery. If patients with carotid TIAs have a documented obstruction of > 70 per cent in the carotid artery, endarterectomy significantly reduces the chance of a stroke compared with medical therapy...