Total cholesterol level can be determined through a simple blood test, and in fact, an at-home test kit is available and can be just as accurate as the standard tests procured in a doctor's office. So how do you know if youre at risk for heart disease or blood clots from cholesterol? The first step is to know your number. In other words, have your cholesterol level checked.240 mg/dL and over People with cholesterol levels over 240mg/dL are at increased risk for heart attack and stroke. If your cholesterol level is 240 mg/dL or greater, consult your doctor and follow his/her advice on lowering that level.200239 mg/dL Consult your doctor. Your doctor will be best equipped to interpret the results and test further for LDL andHDL levels.Less than 200 mg/dL This is where your cholesterol level should be. Even so, to ensure that you have the right balance more HDL than LDL cholesterol you should follow the Guidelines for Healthy Living.Although these levels are important guidelines, they do not give the whole picture they are really just rough guidelines. The LDL cholesterol level is a more important indicator of overall cardiovascular health, but having your cholesterol level checked will not necessarily give you your LDL cholesterol number.LDL LevelsLess then 130 is optimal;130-159 is borderline, increasing your risk for heart disease;160 or greater puts you at greater risk for heart disease.HDL LevelsLess then 40 increases your risk for heart disease;60 or greater decreases your risk.Traditional cholesterol testing is a good indicator for assessing heart disease and stroke risk; however, there are many variables that can not be controlled in this traditional testing, such as genes, race, age and past medical history. A person may appear heart healthy, at a good weight, fit, and eating a balanced diet, and still have unacceptable "cholesterol levels" . On the other hand, another person may have acceptable cholesterol levels even acceptable HDL cholesterol levels and still be at risk for heart disease. There is still much research to be done on cholesterol and our bodies manufacture and control of cholesterol levels.Fortunately, there is another test available, rather than the traditional cholesterol testing, which provides a more in-depth study of cholesterol levels. This is the VAP, or Verticle Auto Profile. This test not only indicates the HDL and LDL cholesterol levels, but also provides an analysis of the many subclasses of cholesterol and it offers a more comprehensive indication of who may be at an increased risk of heart disease. In fact, statistics show that the VAP has a 90% detection rate for persons at risk for heart disease, whereas traditional cholesterol testing may miss up to 60% of the patients at risk! Please see the VAP website for more information on the importance of this test, especially for anyone at risk for heart disease, and for information on taking the VAP.
Are you a sufferer of Eczema? If so it may surprise you to know that you can gain considerable relief from it just by a few changes to your everyday lifestyle. Ive laid out some tips below, so put them into place today to start getting ahead!Moisturize-A lot!Many people will say the worst part of Eczema is the itching. Well heres some news, if you keep your skin moisturized enough you can all but eliminate that pesky itch. The key is to moisturize regularly, and at the correct times. Ideally, twice a day after bathing or showering would be perfect. The reason its done after bathing is so you can seal some of the moisture from the bath or shower into your skin. To do this, lightly dab yourself with a very soft towel, leaving the skin slightly damp, then apply the moisturizer directly to the damp skin. Its a little tougher to work it all in, but its certainly worth the extra effort.Improve Your Diet!Your diet and the food you eat play a huge role in how Eczema is able to attack your body. In short, if you are able to eat more of the foods that aid regeneration of your skin, your skin will be able to regenerate better, and this extra regeneration can really help eliminate your Eczema. As a general rule for this, big salads with lots of greenery are very good. Also, bear in mind that foods with a high acid content have been directly linked to increased Eczema. Its well worth seeing a dietician to get some tips on how to reduce this, and even taking some supplements to reduce or neutralize this. Kelp supplements can be perfect, as they are very high in alkali and will neutralize the acid very naturally.Be Smart-Many people amaze me by complaining about Eczema and then doing all the things they shouldnt do, all the time making it worse. You can beat Eczema by being smart. Avoid itchy clothing-woolens are definitely out, and try to find clothing only of the softest 100% cotton. Also avoid perfumes and scents of any kind, especially applied directly to the skin. Its also possible for the scenting agents in your detergents and toiletries to have a negative effect, so you may want to take the time to find some natural products which are not scented.Take care of your skin!Keep your skin well hydrated all the time, by drinking plenty of water. If you are going to be in the sun, use plenty of the appropriate strength sunblock. It sounds obvious, but carrying a small bottle of sunblock with you at all time can prevent those accidental sunburn occasions, which can obviously have terrible consequences with Eczema.You really can find some great Eczema relief if you apply the tips above. Eczema is a real curse in anyones life, but fighting back and fighting smart can have some real benefits.
Anadrol is a strong oral androgen with a highly acute anabolic component. The international pharmaceutical company Syntex introduced Anadrol, for the first time in 1960. Anadrol is the U.S. brand name for oxymetholone. Anadrol is a DHT-derived compound, and is 17-Alpha-Alkylated steroid. Primarily, the compound (oxymetholone) was initiated to assist anemia patients, and has since been used very successfully to relieve people suffering from diseases where weight loss is a worry. It is rather dependable in its ability to step-up red blood cell (RBC) fabrication, and showed up excellent results in treating severe anemia.In this way, Anadrol is truly a successful agent for encouraging weight gain, increasing hunger, gaining potency, and raising Red Blood Cell (RBC) count. Anadrol is highly androgenic plus anabolic. It is the most preferable steroids for muscle-builders in the off season, and the most potent oral steroid in the market. The bodybuilding community considered Anadrol as the most efficient oral steroid in ramping up body power and mass. The normal dosage is from 2-4 tablets per day. However, it is highly noxious to the liver. About 50% of users reported gynecomastia after its usage. The various fallouts linked with the drug (Anadrol) include loss of hair, pimples, stomach pains, headaches, giddiness, gynecomastia, hypertension, and heavy water retention. Strength and weight reduction generally haps after the cycle. Anadrol also closes down normal testosterone fabrication. It is very easy order Anadrol online. Now, with the fast developments in the Internet technology, pharmaceutics have started offering medications online. You can easily "order Anadrol online" while sitting at your home by filling up a simple online form available at different websites. You can check out all online drug suppliers and choose the best to order Anadrol online. It is very safe to order Anadrol online, as according to federal rules, the consumer safety is the main concern and a legal responsibility for every online pharmaceutics. When you order Anadrol online, remember that the pharmaceutical store you opt, should be marketing FDA approved drugs, because buying prescription from an illegal online drugstore is highly risky.
Fareston, the registered trademark of GTx, Inc. in the United States, is popularly under its chemical name as Tremifene Citrate. It is a SERM (Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator) that helps to inhibit the actions of estrogen in the body. The drug is popularly termed as Fareston-Toremifene Citrate. "Fareston-Toremifene Citrate" is medically used to treat breast cancer. It helps to treat breast cancer by secreting estrogen antagonistic effects in breast tissue. It is sometimes also used for prevention of prostate cancer. The FDA has approved the drug for use in treating advanced (metastatic) breast cancer in the United States. Fareston-Toremifene Citrate is also effective in preventing abnormal growth of breast tissue in men.Fareston-Toremifene Citrate comes in tablets that are taken orally. The active ingredients of the drug include colloidal silicon dioxide, starch, povidone, lactose, magnesium stearate, sodium starch glycolate, and microcrystalline cellulose. The chemical formula of Fareston-Toremifene Citrate is C26H28ClNO. The drug acts as an estrogen antagonist in the hypothalamus and pituitary in order to increase testosterone levels in body.Often, Fareston-Toremifene Citrate is compared with Nolvadex, but it differs from that drug in several ways. First, Fareston-Toremifene Citrate has fewer side effects as compared to Nolvadex, and secondly, its lowers down the risks of various deadly diseases, such as cataract, Stroke, and pulmonary embolism. As compared to Nolvadex, Fareston-Toremifene Citrate has greater ability to increase the LH levels. In a steroid cycle, Fareston-Toremifene Citrate helps to prevent gynecomastia. That is why, many bodybuilders feel that [*_*] is better than Nolvadex.[*_*], however, has its own side effects. According to a North American Study, [*_*] is responsible for causing Hot Flashes in 35% of users, Sweating in 20% of users, Nausea in 14% of users, Vaginal Discharge in 13% of users, Dizziness in 9% of users, Edema in 5% of users, Vomiting in 4% of users, and Vaginal Bleeding in 2% of users. Some of the other side effects associated with the use of [*_*] include cardiac failure, arrhythmia, corneal keratopathy, glaucoma, thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, leukopenia, asthenia, alopecia, jaundice, and depression.These side effects are the major reason that [*_*] is not approved by FDA, which has sent warning letters to its manufacturer, and ordered the company to stop the production of the drug immediately. GTx, Inc. is presently conducting clinical trials on the drug.
The first and most important step to take is to decide to take charge of your child's asthma. Parents of asthmatic children suffer a range of contradictory feelings. Strongest is the natural concern for their child. Are you giving them the best treatment, or is there something you have not thought of or are unaware of? Then there are the doubts about being over or under protective. If they have non-asthmatic siblings do you treat all of your children the same? Perhaps there is some guilt that asthma may have been inherited and it is your fault your child has the condition.Let's take charge of the situation and dispel this myth straight away. You have not willed it onto your child. It is nobody's fault or a judgement of some sort any more than an inherited ability that makes someone more likely to be good at sports or singing. You can also take charge by educating yourself about the condition. Do not waste time worrying if there are better treatments or medications for your child. Find out. Use the medical profession, library and internet. The best prescription is knowledge.The next step is to be aware of your child's health. One problem with having an ill child is their inability to clearly explain how they feel. An asthmatic child may not come to you in the middle of the night and mention difficulty breathing, or persistent coughing. Instead they may leave their condition to worsen until their lungs have expanded enough to start pressing on their stomach. At this point they may mention they feel sick.Some children just take a rest when their breathing becomes difficult and never mention they feel out of breath.If you suspect your child may have asthma you probably know the classic signs to look for: coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, changes in color of skin, nails, or lips, and a tightness of the chest. But also be aware there are other signs that suggest there may be a problem: nausea, lethargy, and low appetite. Also notice if your child has to hunch forward as they exhale if they are feeling short of breath.If possible take a look at your child's breathing as they sleep. This will enable you to see how they breathe when they are relaxed. Then you will be able to tell when their breathing becomes labored.Next, ensure your child takes any inhaled medication properly. Many asthma medications are delivered by inhalers and it is often difficult for a child to understand and perform the necessary sequence of breaths to take these medicines. How long did your child take to learn to blow their nose properly? I know of one child who insisted they were holding their breath while they kept their lips firmly together as they breathed through their nose. Many children feel they cannot hold their breath for the required interval and end up dramatically gasping for air. If your asthmatic child has to take medicines through a metered dose inhaler it is often best to use it with a spacer or aero-chamber.You need to be prepared for an asthma attack. Know what to do. If your child suffers an asthma attack keep calm and resist the urge to cuddle your child. Though this is perfectly natural it will constrict their chest and make it harder for them to breathe.If you are driving your child to ER or a physician while they are having an asthma attack you must still buckle them into their child seat. Do not hold your child. Imagine what would happen if there was an accident.To deal with asthma effectively you have to understand the disease and understand your child. You may be tempted to let your doctor make all the decisions, but there is so much more you can do than just administer medication. You can improve the condition by making changes to the home environment, to your child's diet, to how they breathe, and to the exercise they take. The more you know about asthma the more effectively you can control it.