World Health Day is celebrated on the foundation day of the World Health Organization (WHO), and this year is the 70th anniversary.
WHO’s guiding vision “Health for all” has been followed for seven decades now. Over half the world’s population are devoid of essential health services. Due to health care costs, around 100 million people have been forced into poverty.
If you are interested in contributing on World Health Day, donate to the United Nations Foundation.
We at Bel Marra Health will strive towards providing accurate information, playing our part to contribute to the world.
February 3, 2017 was National Wear Red Day, an event held by the American Heart Association that raises awareness about the high risk of heart disease among women. Women have nearly double the risk of dying due to a heart attack as men do, and education about the signs and symptoms is necessary in order to help reduce and prevent these potentially fatal events from occurring.
Continue reading to learn about the prevalence of heart disease in women, as well as how to identify common heart attack symptoms and what effect aging has on a women’s heart as she ages. Continue reading…
When it comes to our health, there are also numbers we must closely pay attention to, and one in particular we must keep a sharper eye on. We’re talking about blood pressure numbers; understanding your blood pressure reading can be the difference between life and death.
You see, the numbers that show when we take our blood pressure reveal a lot about our health. Keeping your numbers in a healthy range will help you continue a long, joyful life. If you don’t quite understand the importance of those numbers, let us break down some facts with the help of age and gender wise blood pressure chart to give you a better idea. Continue reading…
Triglycerides are a type of fat converted from the excess calories we do not immediately use. Mainly derived from the fat and carbohydrates we eat, triglyceride stocks are used for energy in between meals, but the problem arises when we take in more than we burn.
Although cholesterol and fat are essential for the body, keeping your levels within the norm is imperative, as high levels increase the risk of serious health issues, especially cardiovascular disease. Continue reading…
Liver disease comes with a number of unpleasant symptoms. While diet can help those who are suffering, yoga for the liver can also improve symptoms.
The liver happens to be one of the most important organs in our body. The liver plays a key role in all our metabolic processes. Common liver diseases include alcoholic liver disease, hepatitis, fatty liver disease, cirrhosis, and liver cancer. Yoga for the liver can stimulate the organ and help ease symptoms such as constipation, indigestion, depression, nausea, and brain fog.
Practicing different yoga poses for the liver can revitalize the liver. It is important to remember to breathe throughout the exercises and drink plenty of water to help flush toxins out of your body following the poses. Continue reading…
While they are both degenerative eye diseases, glaucoma and cataract are different. Here we provide you with an overview of glaucoma vs. cataract.
Well over two million Americans currently suffer from glaucoma, and by the age of 80, over half of those living in the U.S experience cataract. What is the difference between glaucoma and cataracts? Glaucoma is an eye disorder that damages the optic nerve that carries information from the eye to the brain. In most cases, it relates to high pressure inside the eye. This is called “ocular hypertension.” It is important to know that there are some situations where intraocular pressure is normal, yet a person still gets glaucoma. Continue reading…