Weekly health news roundup: Tinnitus, chronic kidney disease, schizophrenia, blood pressure, and diabetes

By: Bel Marra Health | Health News | Sunday, October 09, 2016 - 09:00 AM

tinnitus-dietThis weekly health news roundup presents the latest news on tinnitus, chronic kidney disease, schizophrenia, blood pressure, and diabetes. This week, we discussed the foods to eat and avoid for tinnitus, a safe chronic kidney disease diet, natural home remedies for schizophrenia, exercise guidelines for blood pressure, and how diabetes increases the risk of eye diseases.

Tinnitus diet: Foods to eat and to avoid for managing tinnitus

Tinnitus is a hearing condition in which a person hears constant noise even when it is absent.

If not well managed, tinnitus can negatively impact a person’s life, and although there is no cure, it can be managed with natural remedies.

Diet is one of these natural options to improve hearing. Below you will find the foods to eat and foods to avoid for better managing tinnitus. Continue reading…

chronic-kidney-disease-dietChronic kidney disease diet: Food list, recommendations, and recipes

Chronic kidney disease is a condition affecting close to 20 million Americans. Kidney specialists (nephrologists) suggest that changing your diet can help protect your kidneys. Diet can also help control other health conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, which in fact can lead to kidney problems.

If you suffer from kidney disease, paying close attention to what you eat and drink could help you stay healthier. Renal dieticians can help design a specific chronic kidney disease diet plan, but there are some basic guidelines that people with the disease should know about.

It’s important for those with chronic kidney disease to maintain a healthy weight and eat a well-balanced diet that is low in salt and fat. A chronic kidney disease diet menu limits certain foods to prevent minerals that could cause further damage from building up in your body. Continue reading…

schizophrenia-natural-home-remedies-diet-and-exerciseSchizophrenia natural home remedies: Diet and exercises

Schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder associated with hallucinations, paranoia, lost touch with reality, and an inability to express emotions. The most common treatment for schizophrenia is with medications such as antipsychotic drugs, but natural remedies can also go a long way in treating schizophrenia.

Often known as alternative or complementary therapy, natural remedies for schizophrenia help maintain a person’s overall health while improving their condition. Continue reading…

blood-pressure-and-exercise-guidelinesBlood pressure and exercise guidelines: Safe exercise tips to lower high blood pressure

High blood pressure – hypertension – is a contributing factor to many dangerous and even deadly illness and conditions including heart disease and heart attack. High blood pressure is a growing problem in the U.S., but it is preventable, particularly with exercise.

Blood pressure is the pressure with which our blood hits the artery walls. When we take a blood pressure reading, we are presented with two numbers: The top is systolic pressure (pressure in your arteries when heart muscle contracts) and the bottom is diastolic pressure (which is pressure in the arteries in-between the heartbeats).

A study found that regular physical activity and exercise can help maintain healthy blood pressure readings. The researchers pooled results from 13 studies on physical activity and blood pressure involving 136,846 participants. Over 15,600 participants developed high blood pressure during the follow-up period. Continue reading…

diabetes-and-eye-diseaseDiabetes and eye disease: How diabetes affects vision and eye health

One of the complications associated with diabetes is eye disease. Diabetes can wreak havoc on your vision and eye health, in some cases leading to vision loss. If you have diabetes, it’s important that you keep your condition well managed. If you don’t, you should take the necessary preventative measures to reduce your risk and protect your vision along with overall health.

Regardless of the type, diabetics have a 25 percent higher risk of vision loss, compared to the general population without diabetes. In diabetes, your body cannot store sugar properly. This fluctuation in blood sugar levels can damage your blood vessels, especially those that supply blood to your eyes. As a result, diabetes means an increased risk for eye complications, including cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. Continue reading…


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