Vibrance Health https://vibrancehealth.com Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:37:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 147520184 How to Recognize and Manage Your Stress Triggers https://vibrancehealth.com/how-recognize-manage-your-stress-triggers/ https://vibrancehealth.com/how-recognize-manage-your-stress-triggers/#respond Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:35:06 +0000 https://vibrancehealth.com/?p=1759 Stress – everybody has it. Even the ones who think they are not stressed, have stress. Maybe they manage stress better than you. Maybe they define stress differently. Maybe they are in denial. One study on stress done by Everyday Health found 57 percent of respondents felt paralyzed by stress. Others reported feeling energized by […]

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Stress – everybody has it. Even the ones who think they are not stressed, have stress. Maybe they manage stress better than you. Maybe they define stress differently. Maybe they are in denial.

One study on stress done by Everyday Health found 57 percent of respondents felt paralyzed by stress. Others reported feeling energized by stress. Causes of stress stemmed mostly from finances and career demands.

The Stress in America survey revealed 75% of Americans reported high levels of stress in the past month. In addition, 1 in 75 people deal with panic attacks and the levels of stress have increased over the past few years. Even more stressed out Americans are reporting mental health disorders that could be related to stress.

The survey also noted stress in adolescents, teens and young adults is on the rise. This makes learning how to recognize and manage stress triggers even more important. Before you do this, you must first understand what stress is and why it is dangerous.

Understanding Stress

Stress makes you uncomfortable emotionally, followed by changes in your behavior and physiology. Stress happens when you perceive something as threatening and you feel like you don’t have the power or resources to fight off the threat.

Your perception of a threat triggers the release of hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol into your system. Too much of any hormone can increase your heart rate, give you warm flushes, and gets your muscles prepped for action.

Not all stress is bad. It can help you get out of dangerous situations, like an internal warning signal. But other stress can be damaging to your body.

Types of Stress

There are two types of stress: acute and chronic. Acute stress is temporary and will disappear in a short time.

Chronic stress, however, lasts for long periods or shows up on a recurring basis. Both can be harmful if you don’t know how to recognize and manage your stress triggers.

Stress Triggers

A trigger refers to a sight, smell, touch, taste or something you hear that reminds you of a scary or traumatic event in your life. For example, a combat veteran may return home feeling fine. He or she attends a fourth of July picnic and when the fireworks are set off, they sound like gunshots.

The veteran is reminded of that time and starts to feel like they did when they were in war.

This trigger is related to post-traumatic stress disorder. Other triggers can be simpler in nature. You may see a former co-worker that reminds you of the stressful job you had. You may smell apple pie and that reminds you of baking with your grandmother who has since passed away, triggering your feelings of grief.

Examples of possible triggers include major life changes, natural disasters, unpredictable events like a car wreck or accident, abuse in a relationship, meeting new people, or workplace demands. Knowing how to recognize these triggers will lead to being able to manage stress.

How to Recognize Stress Triggers

Learning more about yourself is the best way to recognize your stress triggers. Below are a few tips on getting to know yourself better.

    • Listen to your body. When you start to pay attention to your body during stressful times, you will notice the changes in your body. These are stress triggers sending messages to your brain that something is not right. Messages like rapid heartbeat, excessive sweating, digestive changes, and your breaths increase and become shallower are just a few examples.
    • Listen to your thoughts. When something is wrong with our body, we often think about what could be wrong. If your head hurts, you may say, “My head is killing me.” When you notice yourself thinking and speaking this way, you are being triggered by stress.
    • Look at your life. What changes are going on in your life? Even when change seems exciting, like quitting your job and moving to the beach, stress can appear.
    • How often you forget or lose concentration. If you find yourself walking into a room but forgetting why you went there, struggling to stay focused at work, or feeling like you have a memory problem, it could just be stress.
    • Behavioral changes. Have you been eating junk food more than usual, or having a lack of appetite? Maybe you are sleeping too much, or not enough. Maybe you have picked up that smoking or drinking habit again. These are all signs you are dealing with stress.
    • Take an online assessment. If you aren’t quite sure what your triggers are, take an online assessment to learn more about yourself and stress.

The sooner you recognize your stress triggers, the sooner you can start managing stress properly.

Manage Stress Triggers

Prevention is always the best way to fight stress. Change your lifestyle and environment so you are better able to cope. If you are in a stressful job, think about changing jobs. If you are in a bad relationship, seek help from a counselor to determine if you should stay. Declutter your home, forgiveness, staying organized and having fun are other stress busters. Below are some of the most notable methods of combating stress.

    • Breathing exercises, because stress can lead to short, fast breaths that do not get the oxygen you need to your body, it’s important to practice deep breathing. Learn to slow your breaths and lower your heart rate and eventually calm down.
    • Practicing meditation helps you become more mindful of your body’s needs so you can fix any issues your body is having. Injuries, aches, and pains can all lead to stress.
    • The practice of yoga combines meditation and breathing so you can better cope with stress. Your entire body is involved in learning to manage your stress.

Just because everybody has stress, it doesn’t mean everybody has to suffer from the impact of stress. You can start taking steps today to learn to recognize and manage your stress triggers.

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What 20-Something Women Should Know About Their Hormones https://vibrancehealth.com/20-something-women-should-know-about-hormones/ https://vibrancehealth.com/20-something-women-should-know-about-hormones/#respond Mon, 12 Aug 2019 16:59:56 +0000 https://vibrancehealth.com/?p=1754 Hormones change with aging. The sooner a woman can learn about her hormones, the better prepared she can be as her body develops through the years. Because hormones contribute to physical and mental health, it’s important young women know how to keep their hormones regulated as much as possible. This allows your body to function […]

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Hormones change with aging. The sooner a woman can learn about her hormones, the better prepared she can be as her body develops through the years.

Because hormones contribute to physical and mental health, it’s important young women know how to keep their hormones regulated as much as possible. This allows your body to function in harmony, allowing you to feel healthy and happy.

Knowledge is power. The more educated a young woman, the more invested she will be in taking care of her health. If you don’t know much about your hormones, you may be likely to ignore dangerous symptoms. You may even try to self-treat your symptoms, causing greater hormonal problems.

Some women do not know the exact hormones that can cause hormonal imbalances. A good first step in your learning process, is to get to know the hormones.

What Young Women Should Know About Their Hormones

Estrogen is like the boss of female hormones. It is the primary hormone produced by the ovaries. Without enough estrogen, you may experience changes in mood, energy, periods, and even bone density.

Progesterone is connected to pregnancy. Testosterone helps you build muscle and burn fat. It also helps with your sex drive. Cortisol is the stress hormone and too much of this can cause weight changes, anxiety and depression.

The thyroid hormone helps keep your body regulated when it comes to the basics of breathing, heart rate and other vital signs.

Finally, DHEA is extremely important and shows up during puberty for most. It is the hormone that allows all the other hormones to appear later. It is like a signal telling the other hormones it is okay to do their job. It is also one of the first hormones to help protect your immune system.

Hormones are connected to weight gain, weight loss, sex, pregnancy, mental health, blood pressure, blood sugar levels, periods, menopause, and much more. Learning how they are connected can help you figure out what to do to maintain positive health in each area.

Below are additional reasons young women should learn more about their hormones.

Avoid Misdiagnoses

There are hormonal symptoms that can mimic disorders doctors may not consider to be related to hormones. For instance, if you suffer from headaches or migraines, your doctor may tell you to take medicine that can make the headaches stop. He or she may only diagnose your headaches as being a result of tension or stress.

They have not gotten to the source of your headaches, however, and it could be due to hormone levels in your system. Too much or too little of a hormone can cause headaches. Addressing the source, or hormone levels, could prevent headaches and you would no longer need to take medication for headaches.

Anxiety, depression, weight gain and fatigue could be related to your thyroid hormones, not chemical imbalances. Bipolar disorder has been mistaken for hormonal imbalances. Inability to concentrate and focus may be a hormonal imbalance, not attention deficit disorder.

Even birth control pills can create hormonal imbalances in young women. Therefore, it is so important for you to be able to recognize imbalances in your hormones.

Recognize Hormonal Imbalances

In young women, hormonal imbalances can appear in many different forms. When a girl has tender breasts, it is often associated with her menstrual cycle. But there are other times when tender breasts could be a system of a greater hormonal imbalance.

Hot flashes mostly happen during menopause, in women who are older. But if there are times when a young woman has hot flashes, receiving medical attention may be necessary. Other symptoms of an imbalance can be extreme fatigue, mood changes, clouded thinking, irregular periods, and excessive sweating.

Bloating, digestive issues, sleep disturbances, acne, brain fog, low sex drive, changes in breasts, and unhealthy skin could also be contributed to hormonal imbalances.

Get the Right Help

Acne, for example, often appears during teenage or young adult years. It is typically diagnosed as being a hormone related problem. But most doctors do not prescribe hormone related treatments to fix the acne. Instead, they prescribe chemical medicines to treat the symptoms.

If your doctor is simply treating the symptoms of a hormone imbalance, it’s time to seek help from a hormone specialist. Choose a doctor who focuses who take a varied approach based on your individual needs, including testing your hormones first.

Natural doctors may use detox diets, stress management, and sleep hygiene to help balance your hormones. They can test your hormones to see which are lacking. And then they can offer replacement hormone therapies.

Consider Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy

Natural hormone replacement therapy is a treatment in which doctors treat patients whose bodies are not producing enough of a hormone. And because of this, patients are experiencing negative side effects.

In a simple procedure, doctors can create as many identical hormones as you need to help you achieve rebalance. The hormones are created in a lab, often derived from natural sources.

The process is quick and very effective. It involves a simple injection. You can receive a treatment on your lunch break and return to work afterward. Replacement therapy doesn’t stop after the injection. Maintaining hormone health is part of the program.

Maintain Optimal Hormone Health

Working with a natural doctor, you can develop a long-term plan to keep your hormones balanced. This plan can focus on diet and nutrition, because what you eat and drink, can affect your hormonal balance.

Because stress can wreak havoc on your hormones, stress management techniques, including yoga and meditation, are important tools to use. Your doctor may also want to establish an exercise plan and therapies to replace vitamins and nutrients.

In conclusion, the more you know about your health, especially your hormonal health, the easier it will be to restore hormone levels. If you have been struggling with physical or mental symptoms that are unexplained, or don’t seem to improve no matter what you try, seek help from a professional hormone specialist.

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7 Best Foods for a Summer Detox Diet https://vibrancehealth.com/7-best-foods-summer-detox-diet/ https://vibrancehealth.com/7-best-foods-summer-detox-diet/#respond Thu, 25 Jul 2019 17:41:25 +0000 https://vibrancehealth.com/?p=1744 It’s summer. It’s hot. There are days where you may feel drained by the heat. You feel tired after work, thirsty because you are dehydrated, and your skin is just not looking as healthy as it should. You may even be feeling depressed because you lack energy. This lack of energy leads to eating foods […]

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It’s summer. It’s hot. There are days where you may feel drained by the heat. You feel tired after work, thirsty because you are dehydrated, and your skin is just not looking as healthy as it should. You may even be feeling depressed because you lack energy. This lack of energy leads to eating foods that are unhealthy that can cause weight gain.

And there is nothing worse than a summer cold. All of these are signs that you could use a detox.

Yes, your body has its own way of detoxing the bad stuff from your body. It does so through urine, sweat, and processing through your liver. But with the numerous toxins we encounter every day, from pollution to processed foods, our organs are overworked.

It becomes hard for your organs to function properly because they are overwhelmed.

A summer detox diet is the perfect way to help your vital organs eliminate toxins in your body. Plus, it offers many benefits.

Benefits of a Summer Detox Diet

According nutritionists, RIGHT NOW is the time for a summer detox diet. It’s a way to start over and implement new, healthy habits, ones that can lead to a lifetime of better health.

You can expect to see improved weight management, better digestion, more energy and the ability to better fight off illnesses. Some report their hair becomes healthier and shinier, skin becomes clearer and their complexion is enhanced, decreasing the signs of aging.

A detox can provide balance to your hormones and regulate blood sugar levels. Furthermore, there are mental health benefits of a summer detox diet, including better concentration and focus, improved mood and decreased anxiety.

How to Start

Now that you have heard the benefits of a summer detox diet, you are likely ready to get started. You may be fearing that like other detox diets, you will be starving yourself or just drinking liquids for a few days. The good news is that you will not be doing either of these.

What you will do, however, is give your body the right foods during the detox period. The right foods give your body nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and help in healing.

Below are 11 of the best foods you can eat while on a summer detox diet. They are readily available during the summer. Buy from an organic farm or local source for the freshest variety.

1. Watermelon

Not only does it taste delicious, it contains agents like citrulline that can help get rid of toxins. Watermelon is low in calories which can mean it will help with losing weight. It can also provide water to your system and help in rehydration.

Watermelon helps in reducing inflammation in your body and is a good source for potassium, glutathione and dietary fiber.

2. Lemon

Occasionally, your body may become too acidic. Lemons can help balance out the acid and make it more alkaline. Lemons cleanse the kidneys and stimulate the liver, helping it process toxins out of the body.

No one likes to slice open a lemon and eat it, even though you can do that. It may taste too sour for some. If this is the case, squeezing the lemon juice into a water filled cup is a great way to ingest it, and meet your water goals for the day.

3. Celery

Celery is an admired food for dieters. It contains virtually no calories. It is mostly water, making it good for rehydration.  It is also great for digestion since it helps the digestive system work properly.

Celery contains antioxidants, vitamin C, and folate.

If you have a juicer, blend celery and water to create a celery juice. This is a trend that is growing in popularity.

4. Cucumbers

The next time you fill up you glass with water, drop a few slices of cucumber in for a more refreshing drink. Cucumbers are exceptional for detoxes due to their ability to assist the urinary and digestive systems. It has even been called “detox water” by many.

Cucumbers deliver antioxidants, lowers blood pressure, improves bone health, and makes your skin look healthier.

5. Berries

Berries are little bites of deliciousness. They are also packed with beneficial vitamins. Raspberries, blueberries, elderberries, mulberries and any other berry available to you during the summer is great for a diet detox.

They are low in calories and low in carbohydrates. They are a low glycemic food. Unlike some other fruits, they do not spike blood sugar levels.

You can eat berries raw or blend them in a juicer with ice and make a homemade fruit smoothie or slushie.

6. Avocados

If it’s fiber you are looking for, avocados are the right choice. And fiber is a great asset to a summer detox diet. It cleanses the colon of toxins.

Just a few of the vitamins in an avocado include magnesium, potassium, iron, riboflavin, and folic acid. It also contains all the vitamin Bs, C, E, and K. It can even help strengthen your eyes. It is the super food needed for every detox diet.

7. Kale

Kale supplements any diet, especially for detoxing. It’s a great source of fiber and aids in elimination. It helps neutralize and reduce inflammation. And it has 200 percent of the recommended daily value of Vitamin C.

Having so much vitamin C means it can help boost the immune system to better help you fight off illnesses.

Kale also provides a large dose of omega-3s which can lower cholesterol. It can even reduce anxiety.

If kale is not something you like to eat alone, you can always mix it with berries and ice in a blender for a great tasting juice.

In conclusion, these are just seven of the many foods you can eat while on a summer detox diet. Working with a Certified Lifestyle Physician can help you create the perfect food list based on your goals for good health.

They know how to get you on the right path toward the healthy life you deserve.

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What You Need to Know Before You Practice Yoga https://vibrancehealth.com/what-need-know-before-practice-yoga/ https://vibrancehealth.com/what-need-know-before-practice-yoga/#respond Wed, 17 Jul 2019 21:23:11 +0000 https://vibrancehealth.com/?p=1739 Are you interested in becoming one of the 36 million people in America who practice yoga? If so, you can look forward to many benefits. People start practicing yoga to relieve stress and become more flexible, but these are just two of the numerous advantages. Yoga has been helping people improve mentally, physically and spiritually […]

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Are you interested in becoming one of the 36 million people in America who practice yoga? If so, you can look forward to many benefits. People start practicing yoga to relieve stress and become more flexible, but these are just two of the numerous advantages.

Yoga has been helping people improve mentally, physically and spiritually for thousands of years. Now it can start helping you thrive in these areas as well.

Benefits of Yoga

Other than improving your flexibility and reducing stress, yoga can improve your posture, increase your energy, as well as your concentration and focus.

Yoga has been shown to improve mental health too. Some report a reduction in anxiety and depression symptoms and cognitive well-being. Additional benefits include improved sleep, boosted immune system, and reduced chronic inflammation.

It’s obvious yoga can help you. But before you buy your yoga mat, there are things you need to know before you start posing and stretching.

One of the most important things is to join a yoga class with an instructor who has mastered the practice of yoga. It is not something you want to learn from a YouTube video because yoga is so much more than how you stretch.

Joining a yoga class gives you access to expert advice and guidance. And it does this at the level that meets your beginner needs.

Below are a few more tips on what you need to know before you practice yoga.

Yoga Class Etiquette

Don’t stumble into the yoga classroom talking to your best friend who is on speaker on your cell phone. In fact, don’t take your phone with you into the yoga studio, which needs to be a peaceful, welcoming space for everyone.

Don’t bring items into the studio that could get in the way, including your shoes, car keys, or bags. Most yoga studios have lockers or safe storage space where you can leave these items while you are in class. It is a good idea to leave your children at home too, unless they are practicing yoga too.

Be on time, don’t leave early, and pay attention to the instructor. Be respectful of those around you in the class and avoid getting into their space.

Finally, stay focused and avoid distractions. If you become distracted, this may trigger others to become distracted. Relax, and enjoy the process.

Don’t Expect Perfection

You are a beginner in practicing yoga. It’s important your expectations are realistic and beginner level oriented. Do not expect yourself to be a master of all poses after a few classes. It can take months, even years, for some people to become experts.

Work with your instructor to learn a pose you can fall back into if you are unable to hold a more difficult pose. Over time, and with practice, it will get easier.

Pay attention to your body’s limits and respect those limits. If you body says no, stop what you are doing. Gradual progress is much better than forcing your body, possibly causing trauma to your muscles. Don’t try to keep up with the more experienced class members either.

You are all moving forward at a different, individualized pace.

Don’t Worry What Others Are Thinking

A common fear among new yoga class members is that others in the group will laugh at them or judge them in some way. This may be true, and it may not be true. You can’t control what others think, feel or do.

What you can control is what you think, feel and do. The fact that you are starting yoga says you are a person who wants to feel good and live a good life. Be proud that you are taking charge of your life and joining a program to help you improve mentally and physically.

Focus on all the positive outcomes you will have as a result of practicing yoga and ignore negative thoughts. You can do this, you can make positive changes, and you can become a great yoga student.

Know the Type of Yoga Class to Attend

There are many different types of yoga being practiced around the world. Each of these class have their own expert levels, as well as their own purpose. Some classes focus mostly on stretching, using only your body and a mat.

Other classes may focus on building strength and use mats, blocks and bands.

It’s important you read the class descriptions and pick the class that helps beginners and focuses on the goals you wish to reach.

Pay Attention to Breathing

Oxygen flowing properly throughout the body helps your body function at its best. Yoga helps oxygen enter and exit the body through breathing techniques.

Deep breathing is something you can begin learning and practicing before starting a class. There are books, articles and even cell phone Apps to help you breath better.

When you attend yoga class, your breathing will be an important part of each exercise. Understand the meaning of a yoga breath, when you inhale but not forcibly. The air slowly flows to the lungs and makes your abdomen rise.

Once your lungs are full, begin your slow exhale. Simple techniques like that will help you in learning to properly stretch your body.

Know the Terminology

Most yoga instructors are happy to teach you the many terms associated with yoga. But this is also something you can do on your own, before you begin your classes.

Researching the terminology of yoga can be fun and can give you a boost of confidence as a beginner. In your first class you will already know what the instructor means when using each term.

In addition to terms, you can research the history of yoga and the purpose behind the practice. Begin practicing mindfulness and listening to your body. You can even figure out how practicing yoga can influence positive changes in your professional and personal lives.

Afterall, this journey is about you. It is about transforming your life mentally, physically and spiritually.

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Stem Cell Therapy as an Alternative Treatment for Chronic Pain? https://vibrancehealth.com/stem-cell-therapy-alternative-treatment-chronic-pain/ https://vibrancehealth.com/stem-cell-therapy-alternative-treatment-chronic-pain/#respond Tue, 25 Jun 2019 00:00:21 +0000 https://vibrancehealth.com/?p=1713 If you have chronic pain, then you are probably interested in learning more on treatments available to help ease your pain. And there are a lot of treatments used to help ease pain today. Some current treatments include over the counter medications, acupuncture, acupressure, physical therapy, and prescription medications. Other treatments include surgical implants, trigger […]

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If you have chronic pain, then you are probably interested in learning more on treatments available to help ease your pain. And there are a lot of treatments used to help ease pain today.

Some current treatments include over the counter medications, acupuncture, acupressure, physical therapy, and prescription medications. Other treatments include surgical implants, trigger point injections, exercise and even psychological counseling.

Not every treatment works for every person. Sometimes it can take working with your pain management specialist to use a trial and error process to figure out which technique helps you the most.

Stem cell therapy is another type of treatment for chronic pain that has been found to be successful. Keep reading to find out more on the positive connection between this type of therapy and easing pain.

Understanding Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is persistent. Meaning, it does not leave after what is a normal time of healing. Chronic pain lasts longer than three months and can greatly interfere with how you function.

What created the pain in your body can typically be defined. However, once that area heals, and the pain continues, it can be difficult to figure out why the pain is sticking around. Some doctors find it hard to diagnose the source of chronic pain in some patients.

This is because it could be related to nerve damage, inflammation, or some other cause. To reduce inflammation and nerve related issues, many pain management specialists are using stem cell therapy.

Stem Cells 101

Stem cells are found in every person and are a big deal. They help your body in the healing process. Your body holds on to your stem cells. When you get injured, the stem cells move toward the injured site and work to heal you.

Stem cells are like chameleons. They can transform into the cells that you injured, in order to replace and regenerate that part of your body. For instance, when you cut yourself, your stem cells rush to the area of the cut and turn into skin cells to replace the ones you cut.

The whole process if quite magnificent. Stem cells can work to heal ligaments, tendons, muscles and even bones.

What Is Stem Cell Therapy?

Stem cell therapy is a form of regenerative medicine, which simply helps your body use its own abilities to heal itself, but at a faster and more effective rate.

During the therapy process, your doctor can inject extra stem cells into the area of your pain. Stem cells can come from a variety of sources, from animals, blood cells, and even from your own fat stores.  Some of the most effective stem cells are platelet-rich plasma (PRP).

Doctors gather the right cells to treat your problem and inject them directly into the area causing pain.

How Do Stem Cells Ease Pain?

Using stem cells to treat pain is seen as beneficial because it facilitates the body’s healing process, and gets the body back to its normal state quicker. Stem cells reduce inflammation, which can be a big source for pain. For instance, if you have lower back pain, there may be inflammation in that area creating pressure on your nerves.

Stem cells can reduce the inflammation, easing the pressure and the discomfort.

Stem cells can improve your range of motion and allows you to be more flexible. They can even help you sleep better, allowing the brain to do its work in restoring your body.

Using Stem Cell Therapies to Combat Pain

Chronic pain typically develops from an injury. However, there are medical conditions that can also lead to chronic pain. Stem cell therapy can help improve these conditions.

Autoimmune diseases are rising in numbers among people across America, such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus can be treated with stem cells.

These diseases occur when your own immune system starts attacking its own tissues, cells and organs. Stem cell therapy can replace the damaged tissues, cells and organs and help your body continue to function properly.

Liver diseases, Parkinson’s, neuropathies and Alzheimer’s can benefit from stem cell therapies. Furthermore, cancer and heart disease can be treated with restorative and regenerative medicine.

Orthopedic conditions and spine diseases can also be treated with stem cell therapy. It can help ease discomfort associated with the pain created from these types of disorders.

Stem Cell Therapy Is a Non-Invasive Procedure

Some procedures to reduce pain can create new areas of pain. If you have a surgery to correct an injury, the area of the incision will be another source of pain.

Stem cell therapy treatments are non-invasive, and you can often see immediate results. With just a simple, pain-free injection, your pain can be treated.

The procedure takes just a few minutes and can be done in your doctor’s office. In addition, there are no major side effects associated with stem cell therapy. You can even get treated on your lunch break and return to work right after.

What to Look for in a Doctor

The process of getting stem cell therapy is just as easy as the procedure itself. The most important part is finding the right doctor.

Choose a doctor who specializes in restoration and regeneration practices. He or she should have cutting edge treatment tools, as well as the right certifications. They should have a passion for helping people heal and provides the best environment for the patient.

It is also important to find a doctor who properly evaluates whether you are a good candidate for stem cell therapy.

In conclusion, chronic pain is not something you have to live with for the rest of your life. It is also not something that can only be treated with pain killers or invasive procedures.

You have better options, such as stem cell therapy.

Make treating your pain and healing your body from within a priority today. The sooner you seek help, the sooner you can begin to enjoy your life without pain.

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Why Your Heart Needs a Good Night’s Sleep https://vibrancehealth.com/heart-needs-good-nights-sleep/ https://vibrancehealth.com/heart-needs-good-nights-sleep/#respond Sat, 15 Jun 2019 16:00:08 +0000 https://vibrancehealth.com/?p=1707 Seven to eight hours. Not six, not nine, not five. Research shows that adults need to get seven to eight hours of sleep each night to maintain a healthy heart. Between seven and eight hours is considered a “good night’s sleep”. While there are many factors that contribute to having a healthy heart, getting quality […]

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Seven to eight hours. Not six, not nine, not five. Research shows that adults need to get seven to eight hours of sleep each night to maintain a healthy heart. Between seven and eight hours is considered a “good night’s sleep”.

While there are many factors that contribute to having a healthy heart, getting quality sleep is one of the most important. This is because during sleep, restoration takes place in your body. This can only happen, however, if you have good sleep hygiene.

If not, you will notice symptoms of poor sleep.

Symptoms of Poor Sleep

You may have already experienced some of the downfalls of lack of sleep. Yawning throughout the day, feeling groggy, or the inability to fully concentrate are a few symptoms. Others include a lack of energy, irritable mood and poor eating choices.

All these symptoms are warning you that your heart is at risk of disease due to a lack of quality sleep.

There are many risk factors directly connected to the health of your heart through a good night’s sleep. Keep reading to find out how each one impacts your heath.

Obesity

When you do not get the right amount of sleep, the hormones that regulate hunger and appetite are affected. Sleep deprivation affects the amount of leptin produced. Leptin is a hormone that tells your body to be less hungry and to get rid of energy.

Ghrelin and cortisol are other hormones associated with weight gain when they are not properly functioning. They are also hormones that operate at top performance when you get the right amount of sleep.

If you are not getting restorative sleep, you are likely to gain weight, especially around your waist. This increases your chances of heart problems. There have been reports showing people who sleep well eat fewer calories. Eating fewer calories promotes healthy weight and good heart health.

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure happens when an increase in blood flow puts pressure on your blood vessels. Stress can lead to increased blood pressure. When you get a good night’s sleep, your body can better regulate stress hormones. However, if you lack quality sleep, your body is not able to fight stress properly. This can lead to high blood pressure.

High blood pressure is directly related to heart disease and stroke. It is commonly accompanied by other risk factors, like cholesterol.

Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a substance, some call it waxy, in your blood. Your body needs cholesterol to build healthy cells. Your body makes about eighty percent of your cholesterol, with the rest coming from the foods you eat.

When you have excessive amounts of cholesterol in your blood, it can form clots or clogs. These can break and cause a coronary event like a stroke or heart attack.

Research has shown that getting too much sleep, and too little sleep, can have negative effects on cholesterol levels. This can put you at risk for heart disease.

Diabetes

Diabetes is associated with many factors, including lack of good sleep. Diabetes is when the body is unable to produce insulin as it should to maintain good health. It leads to an increase of glucose in your blood. It also affects how the glucose is metabolized in the body.

Type 2 Diabetes has been associated with chronic lack of good sleep through poor metabolism, weight gain, and changes to the autonomic nervous system. All of these can lead to problematic cardiovascular disorders.

Immune System

Protective cytokines are produced during sleep. These cytokines increase when you are feeling sick or are trying to fight off germs, bacteria and viruses. If you are not getting adequate sleep, your body is not able to produce cytokines to protect you, leaving you vulnerable to disease.

This means your body cannot reduce inflammation or get rid of toxins if you are deprived of good sleep. If it cannot protect you, it cannot protect your heart, leaving it exposed and at risk for damage.

Good Sleep Hygiene

To avoid the above risk factors, it is important you have good sleep hygiene.

To have good hygiene, you form positive habits and routines that lead to good health outcomes. For instance, good oral hygiene consists of you brushing your teeth and flossing every night before bed and every morning with you wake up. Some of you brush after each meal.

To have good body hygiene, you shower or bathe each day using soap and water. You shave, wash your hair and use additional products to make your body clean and fresh.

The same is true with sleep hygiene. You must form habits that promote good health.

Some tips for creating good sleep hygiene include going to bed around the same time each night so your body’s internal clock can adjust and remain stable. Prepare your sleeping environment for quality sleep. Turn off electronics and televisions.

Make sure the room is dark so your eyes will not be fooled by light and tell your body it is time to wake up. Get the right mattress, pillow and linens that make you feel the most comfortable. You want to create a space that makes you excited to fall asleep, instead of making you feel dread because you know you will be uncomfortable.

Don’t eat late at night and avoid caffeine for at least four hours before you want to fall asleep. If you have a sleep disorder such as restless leg syndrome or insomnia, seek treatment as soon as possible, from a lifestyle medical practitioner.

Getting Started

You can start immediately making lifestyle changes that improve heart health by reducing your risks for high blood pressure, diabetes and more.

One of the best pieces of advice is to work with a lifestyle medical doctor who can analyze your risk factors through a heart health screening.

With your doctor, you can create a plan to make necessary changes to improve how well you sleep, so you can improve your overall health.

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Signs of Hormonal Imbalance + How to Fix It https://vibrancehealth.com/signs-hormonal-imbalance-how-fix-it/ https://vibrancehealth.com/signs-hormonal-imbalance-how-fix-it/#respond Wed, 29 May 2019 19:11:59 +0000 https://vibrancehealth.com/?p=1696 Hormones play a special, integral role in your overall health and wellness. They travel throughout your body and tell each organ how to function, what to do, how to do it, and when to do it. For example, your appetite and metabolism are regulated by hormones. Your sleep can be affected by your hormone levels. […]

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Hormones play a special, integral role in your overall health and wellness. They travel throughout your body and tell each organ how to function, what to do, how to do it, and when to do it. For example, your appetite and metabolism are regulated by hormones. Your sleep can be affected by your hormone levels. Even sexual functions, moods and stress require balanced hormones for proper functioning.

The causes of hormonal imbalance differ depending on gender, and vary from person to person. Because of this, there’s a wide range of signs and symptoms to heed.

Additionally, hormone imbalances often mimic other ailments, making it extremely important to work with a doctor for effective testing and evaluation. Test results can concretely identify imbalances (if any), as well as determine if your symptoms are in fact hormone-related.

Read on to learn more about the most common symptoms in further detail below.

Weight Fluctuations

Many women with hormonal imbalance complain of weight gain, despite staying active and eating a healthy diet. As mentioned before, hormones regulate metabolism, which processes calories into energy. The slower your metabolism, the harder it will be to lose weight.

You may have higher levels of estrogen and cortisol and lower levels of thyroxin. These inconsistencies can lead to unwanted fat accumulation in the body, especially around the waist.

Excessive Sweating

Some people notice their skin is sweatier than the skin of other people. Others wake up in the middle of the night sweating excessively for no reason. Both can be signals that your hormones are imbalanced.

Hormones regulate body temperature. If not balanced, you can experience unusual temperature changes. There may be times where you are wearing a sweater to keep warm when your friends are wearing t-shirts and shorts. Or, you may be wearing light clothing and no coat in winter, when everyone else is freezing.

If this sounds familiar, it is time to meet with a hormone expert.

Decreased Sex Drive

No one would likely complain if hormone imbalances caused an increase in sex drive. Unfortunately, just the opposite happens. Variations in both estrogen and progesterone lead to a lower sex drive.

For women, sex hormones are produced in the ovaries and when too low or too high, can change your desire for intimacy. It can make the vagina dry and unable to lubricate naturally, making sex painful. When a woman finds it hard to have sex, she may feel shame, guilt and fear. This can become a bigger problem for their relationship. However, it is a problem that can be fixed.

Hair Loss

This is a fear for both men and women. Even with normal hair loss, like the kind that you pull out when brushing your hair each morning, can produce a little fear. Hair is important.

When hormones such as the thyroid and the adrenals are not properly functioning, it is likely a problem with your hormones. And problems with these hormones can mean you have an imbalance.

Extreme Fatigue and Tiredness

You eat a healthy diet, you exercise, you get plenty of rest and yet you still feel tired all the time. This can be so frustrating and defeating, especially since you are doing everything right.

What you may not realize is that your hormones can cause you to feel fatigued, even when you should feel energized. Your thyroid malfunctioning could be the culprit.

The thyroid has so many duties, including regulating stress and sleep. These two functions can also contribute to feelings of fatigue when not working correctly.

If you have tried without success to fight fatigue, it may be time to meet with a hormone specialist.

Skin Problems

Rashes, dry skin, oily skin, and acne are just a few of the skin problems associated with hormonal imbalance. Not only can these issues be painful, they can be embarrassing. Having these issues can make a fun event stressful.

Androgens or testosterone levels are usually to blame for skin related issues. If levels of hormones get too high, more significant problems can occur, such as infertility, insulin resistance and even polycystic ovary syndrome. The sooner you seek treatment from a hormone professional, the better.

Digestive Problems

You may not have known this before, but the lining of your intestines has hormone receptors. Both estrogen and progesterone can be found in the gastrointestinal tract. The hormones, when balanced, allow the gastrointestinal system to function normally and you feel no negative symptoms.

However, when hormones are imbalanced, your digestive system will react accordingly. You may experience irritable bowel, abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, vomiting, nausea and even negative changes during menstruation. Many of these symptoms can be caused by other ailments so having a hormone specialist diagnose you is key to getting help.

Hormonal Headaches

When estrogen drops, headaches can occur. And as you know, they can also be caused by allergies, tension, stress, pre-menstrual syndrome, hangovers, lack of sleep, eye strain and a myriad of other reasons.

This is one reason working with a doctor to determine the correct cause of your hormonal headaches. If they find your headaches are caused by hormonal imbalances, there are many treatment options to offer you relief.

Mood Swings

Nothing can make you angrier than hearing a friend or family member, especially a spouse, complain about your mood swings. They may even get brave and ask you if your mood is related to hormone changes.

Sometimes, your answer can be a definite, “yes”. Hormones contribute to mood swings. You may react easily and allow anger, depression or anxiety to take over. You may cry for no reason. You may even find yourself crying one minute and literally five minutes later, find yourself screaming at the dog.

Mood swings are common for people with hormonal imbalances. Finding a way to regulate your mood can be done with help.

In conclusion, there are many signs of hormonal imbalance in both men and women. Even if your symptoms are not listed here, they could still be related to hormones. Hormone replacement therapy could be one way to resolve your imbalance. Meet with a specialist who can discover why your hormones are imbalanced and apply the right treatment. They can help you begin eliminating hormone imbalance signs today.

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How Detoxification and Cleansing Can Support a Healthy Immune System https://vibrancehealth.com/detox-cleanse-support-healthy-immune-system/ https://vibrancehealth.com/detox-cleanse-support-healthy-immune-system/#respond Wed, 15 May 2019 19:51:15 +0000 https://vibrancehealth.com/?p=1689 Lead, polychlorinated biphenyls, chorine, fluoride, cyanide, formaldehyde, pesticides, steroids, anti-biotics, copper, mercury, ethanol, triclosan and dioxins. These are just a few of the toxins you could be exposed to on a daily basis. Toxins are found in the household chemicals used to clean your home, exhaust from the car you drive, pollution in the environment […]

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Lead, polychlorinated biphenyls, chorine, fluoride, cyanide, formaldehyde, pesticides, steroids, anti-biotics, copper, mercury, ethanol, triclosan and dioxins. These are just a few of the toxins you could be exposed to on a daily basis.

Toxins are found in the household chemicals used to clean your home, exhaust from the car you drive, pollution in the environment and even in the food and drink you consume. They are everywhere and it would be nearly impossible to avoid toxins.

All these toxins affect your immune system. With a weakened immune system, you will find it hard to fight off infections. You may notice yourself “catching the colds and flu” that go around. You may even acquire a more serious illness.

There are specific signs that may signal your body has high levels of toxins.

Signs of Toxicity

The symptoms associated with toxins in your body are very noticeable. They may come and go, or they may be persistent and cause you pain on a regular basis.

If you feel tired often, this could be a sign of toxins. They are commonly connected to fatigue and an overall sluggishness. Another sign is headaches. It is a good idea to begin documenting how often you have a headache and the intensity.

Joint pain, digestive problems, and skin irritations such as rashes or hives can also be indicators you have a buildup of toxins. Furthermore, toxins can cause serious mental health issues. Both depression and anxiety are linked to toxicity.

To avoid the damage toxins can cause, it is extremely important you take actions that will help support a healthy immune system.

One way to do this is to detox and cleanse your system.

What Are Detoxes and Cleanses?

When toxins enter your body, they are not automatically flushed out of your system like the digestion process. Unfortunately, toxins can build up in your system and can remain for long periods.

Participating in detoxes and cleanses are essential for preventing illness, maintaining longevity, reversing any negative effects caused by toxins, and helping you feel healthy so you can live life to your fullest.

Detoxes and cleanses are very similar and when combined, promote overall wellness. To cleanse means to clean. You are cleaning your system from all the bad things that are stuck inside.

To detox means to aid your body in its natural style of processing out toxins. Because toxins can hinder the body’s abilities, it sometimes needs help. Detoxes and cleanses are the way to do this. They are strong enough to eliminate toxins but gentle enough to allow your body to gain strength so once the detox is done, it can continue the process on its own.

This means your body can use the benefits of a detox and cleanse to further support a healthy immune system. Keep reading to find out how.

Digestion Controls Your Immune System

Your digestion system, when functioning properly, breaks down food into nutrients, which are sent to all parts of the body. Nutrients such as carbohydrates, amino acids, fats and vitamins.

These nutrients help provide your body in repairing damaged cells, growth, energy.  The only way to get the nutrients is by eating food.

If these nutrients cannot reach all parts of your body, then the parts quit working properly. This means your immune system cannot function properly to protect you from negative elements.

Many foods we eat contain toxins, so one of the first steps is to eliminate the remnants of contaminated foods. These typically include heavily processed foods.

Improves Metabolism

Your metabolism is related to how well your immune system reacts to diseases that can become chronic and even fatal. Examples are obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular issues.

Metabolism is the way your body regulates and manages energy. A strong immune system requires energy.

Detoxes and cleanses rid your body of excess toxins that tend to slow metabolism and cause symptoms such as excess fat around the waist, fatigue, frequent urination, excessive thirst, and high blood sugar. Any or all of these can be dangerous to the immune system and overall health.

Balances Hormones

Your body relies on the thyroid, your adrenal glands, and hormones such as testosterone, progesterone and estrogen, to stimulate immune functions. If these hormones are imbalanced, either too high or too low, the immune system can malfunction.

Imbalanced hormones can lead to acne, depression, anxiety, poor concentration and memory, fatigue, mood swings and weight gain. All of these are symptoms of an unhealthy immune system caused by hormonal imbalance.

Detoxes and cleanses rid the body of toxins and excess hormones. This allows your body to regain balance of hormones and restore your immune system so it can defend you.

How to Detox and Cleanse

It seems there are hundreds, maybe thousands, of people offering advice on how to complete a detox and cleanse. Trying to figure out which one to do can feel overwhelming and may deter you from reaching your goal.

The solution is to contact a licensed medical professional who specializes in getting the body back to its most natural state, so it can help you maintain quality health on its own, not with prescription medications.

A good doctor will take time to get to know you personally, not just your lab work. He or she will develop a plan of action, which can include lifestyle changes such as your diet. They will also help you get the vitamins and nutrients you can’t get simply through a diet.

To make these changes easier, your doctor should start your treatment with a detox and cleanse that will get rid of toxins and boost your immune system. In just a few days you will notice an improvement in your skin, energy levels, and you may even lose weight.

If you are tired of feeling tired, and sick of feeling sick, it is time to reach out to a healthcare provider who can manage and monitor your detox and cleanse, providing safety and encouragement throughout the process.

 

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7 Science Backed Ways to Stay Healthy as You Age https://vibrancehealth.com/science-backed-ways-healthy-aging/ https://vibrancehealth.com/science-backed-ways-healthy-aging/#respond Tue, 30 Apr 2019 22:56:06 +0000 https://vibrancehealth.com/?p=1682 There are so many great things going on with those who are aging in America today. Over 20 percent of those over the age of 65 are choosing to continue working rather than retire. In addition, the educational levels are on the rise, the poverty rate is decreasing, and the life expectancy is increasing. Aging […]

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There are so many great things going on with those who are aging in America today. Over 20 percent of those over the age of 65 are choosing to continue working rather than retire. In addition, the educational levels are on the rise, the poverty rate is decreasing, and the life expectancy is increasing.

Aging doesn’t have to be a dreaded event that takes place against your will. Aging doesn’t have to be feared and you certainly do not have to give up living your best life. These are facts backed up by science, proving you can stay healthy and happy as you age.

Below are seven things you can do to make the very best of aging.

1. Get to Know Your Body and Mind

Your mind and body are connected. When your mind feels great, you feel better physically too. When your body is ill, your mind notices and your mental health can suffer.

Getting a full evaluation each year is a preventive technique important to remaining healthy as you age. Choose a doctor who considers both mental health and physical health as a whole unit and finds treatments to benefit both when needed.

The more you know about your whole body, the better prepared you will be to conquer aging with style. Take part in assessments and testing to verify you are healthy. With the results, you will be able to move forward with the other tips to stay healthy.

2. Stay Physical as You Age

There are many positive health benefits attributed to staying physical as you age. Being active decreases blood sugar and blood pressure. It can lower cholesterol but increase endorphins, the happy chemicals in the brain and gut.

The more you move your muscles, joints and bones, the more you are preventing stiffness and achiness. Being physically fit leads to feeling better mentally as well. It is a cycle, the more you exercise the better you feel, and the better you feel the more you want to exercise.

3. Act Your Age or Younger

You may be 65 but feel 45. You may be 85 and feel 60. Act the age you feel, not the age you think you are supposed to feel.

Don’t let yourself feel limited because of your age. There are no rules that say you must stop participating in fun activities when you turn 65. If you feel like doing something fun, do it. Find activities that make you feel younger.

Laughter and participating in fun activities have been linked to a better physical and mental health.

4. Getting Good Sleep Is Essential 

During sleep, your brain tells your body to restore itself, heal it from the day’s pains, and get it ready to go for the next day. Therefore, getting good sleep is extremely important when trying to stay healthy as you age.

Getting good sleep means allowing yourself at least eight hours of positive rest. To get this, turn off the television and electronics, turn off the lights, and allow your body to determine the right amount of sleep it needs.

Pamper yourself with a relaxing bath, essential oils, and herbal teas to help you sleep. Use an eye mask to keep light from interrupting your sleep. Take naps as needed. Find the time to allow your body to heal itself, just as it was designed to do.

5. Positive Social Commitments

Feeling valuable and like you belong to a group can lift your spirits and give you a sense of purpose. You can gain all of these through positive social commitments. Avoid becoming isolated and withdrawn from friends and family.

Instead, make plans as much as you can. Find fun things to do with your loved ones, travel, take classes, and start new hobbies. These are just a few ways to stay positive and help you stay healthy as you age.

6. Finds Ways to Stress Less

Stress can do serious damage to your body. It can eventually lead to heart disease or stroke, which can lead to death earlier than expected. Stress can make you gain weight and create digestive problems. It can even prematurely age your skin, making you appear older than you are.

Stress can make your skin appear wrinkled, produce acne, and can make your eyes either have bags under them or dark circles around them.

Doing anything you can to decrease the stress in your life will be beneficial. Taking yoga classes, meditating, and even meeting with a counselor or life coach are a few ways to de-stress.

7. Take Advantage of Available Treatments

Today there are many modern treatments provided by certified doctors and naturopaths that can make you feel and look wonderful. Take advantage of these.

If your hormones are out of balance, you may feel the signs of aging faster than if they are balanced. Natural hormone replacement therapy is a great way to fight the signs of aging. You can see an increase in libido, fewer mood swings, balanced weight and improved mental health with this type of treatment.

You may want to try skin rejuvenation that uses stem cells to help your natural cells produce better. This will help you fight wrinkles and other signs of aging.

If your vitamin levels are low, you will notice significant changes in your mental and physical health. It is likely you are not getting all the nutrients you need through the foods you eat. Getting vitamin infusion therapy, you are assured to get all the vitamins your body needs to stay healthy while aging.

In conclusion, aging is not what it used to be. It is improving and being seen as something to look forward to rather than dreading.

You can control many aspects of how well you age. Get help assessing the needs of your physical and mental health. Stay social, eat right, stay active, sleep well and reduce stress. Most importantly, have fun.

Implementing simple strategies like these can help you stay healthy as you age.

 

 

 

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In Matters of Health, Prevention Is Better Than Cure https://vibrancehealth.com/matters-health-prevention-better-cure/ https://vibrancehealth.com/matters-health-prevention-better-cure/#respond Fri, 12 Apr 2019 16:00:45 +0000 https://vibrancehealth.com/?p=1449 The United States has multiple heath crises today. Seven out of every ten people, according to the Centers for Disease Control, die from chronic disease. They continue to report that almost half of Americans have been diagnosed with some form of illness that is completely preventable. As reported by USA Today, drug and alcohol abuse […]

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The United States has multiple heath crises today. Seven out of every ten people, according to the Centers for Disease Control, die from chronic disease. They continue to report that almost half of Americans have been diagnosed with some form of illness that is completely preventable.

As reported by USA Today, drug and alcohol abuse accounts for nearly 7 percent of America’s health crisis. Chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, represent an additional 5 percent. Almost 12 percent involve mental health issues. Nearly 20 percent of Americans are struggling with high blood pressure and cholesterol issues – either separately or combined. Most of these are preventable diseases.

Many of these issues could have been avoided with preventive health care. When it comes to health, prevention is better than cure. By maintaining proper health, people can find themselves living longer, healthier lives.

Many people are not aware of the exact meaning and importance of preventive health, and this may be a reason they are not taking advantage of it. Below is a good explanation of preventive health and its many benefits.

What Is Preventive Health?

Preventive health means you do not wait until you are sick, addicted, or in a mental health crisis to reach out for help. Instead, you can take actions early in your life that give you a better chance at avoiding health problems when you are older. Your personal physician can help with this.

Preventive health encourages you to make positive lifestyle choices, giving you the best chance of avoiding chronic problems such as diabetes, addiction, and mental health issues.

Routine checkups and assessments are an important part of preventive health care. If a health matter arises, you will experience the value of early detection through timely treatment.

Below are more reasons explaining the importance of preventive health in improving health outcomes.

Role of Health Screening in the Prevention of Illness

One feature of preventive health is having regular screenings that can detect anything in your blood and body that could potentially lead to a health crisis. There are non-invasive tests you can take early on, making it easier to both treat early symptoms and prevent further progress.

Screening tests can include tracking heart health for the early detection and prevention of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). Other routine check-ups and exams for preventive health include hormone balance, sleep hygiene, diet and weight management, and vitamin levels. Early testing gives you a jump start on making changes that can improve your quality of life and increase healthy outcomes.

There are preventative screenings and tests for almost every disorder. Most are simple and quick, and they can provide you with a great deal of knowledge about your health. These assessments can often give you information on how you can improve and extend your life.

Prevention Costs Less Than Treatment

As you may already know, having health problems costs a lot of money. Health care is expensive. Depending on your insurance plan, you may be struggling with meeting premiums and deductibles, as well as out of pocket expenses. You may not even qualify for the best insurance plans due to a pre-existing condition or two.

Seeking preventive health care can help reduce these costs, because you are taking steps to avoid potential long-term health issues. Anything you can do to improve your physical health now will help your financial health in the future.

Long-Term Benefits of Preventive Health Screening

Everyone wants to live longer. The good news is that by putting preventive health methods into action now, you have a higher chance at not only living a long life, but enjoying it more too.

When it comes to health, prevention is much more effective than cure. But nonetheless, the sooner you learn that something is wrong with your health, the sooner you can act to make it better. If you are screened early for diabetes and learn that you are pre-diabetic, you can take immediate action to change your lifestyle – and can even reverse the diagnosis.

When you are diagnosed with an illness, you can receive early treatment and maintenance. There are many evidenced-based strategies you can utilize to improve your health and quality of life at every stage of an illness, from prevention to diagnosis, from treatment to prolonging life.

Screening to Improve Patient-Specific Health Outcomes

The more you know, the more power and control you have over yourself and your life. Preventive health care provides you with valuable information specific to your health maintenance needs. It gives you insight into your body and how well it is functioning. This knowledge is what can help you make the right decisions for your life, and ultimately, for your health.

Once you are thoroughly educated on your health, your desire to improve your physical condition may increase. There is no more guessing what might be wrong – preventive healthcare can tell you those answers.

Many health problems can be prevented by making simple lifestyle changes in your personal or professional life. For example, parts of your lifestyle can include personal relationships, smoking and drinking habits, job stress, financial stressors, neighborhood factors and much more. You may not realize how much these factors can affect your health – but your doctor knows.

Stress management is an important technique that your doctor may prescribe at any stage of a diagnosis. Yoga and meditation in particular have shown to play a big role, not only in the prevention of illness, but even helping to reverse some illnesses. These calming methods are also effective for your sleep patterns and sleep hygiene.

Whatever your specific health needs, there are treatments available. If you are lacking in vitamins, you can replenish them through techniques like vitamin infusion therapy. If you struggle with digestion issues, you may want to try a medically-supervised diet detox.

In conclusion, committing to preventive health screenings and routine check-ups has many advantages. Aside from preventing potential illness (or further damage from illness), you gain valuable insight into your specific health needs and medical history. It truly is the key to improving your health outcomes throughout your lifetime.

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