The Nasal Problem Begins with Post Nasal Drip Written by Joe Miller
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Sinus pressure is a tolerable kind of nasal problem, but headache it can cause by spreading congestion into sinuses can become almost unbearable. In addition, sinus headache may be an indicator of a more serious level of nasal problem. Once a nasal problem reaches this point cure requires much more work, time, pain, and money.
Sinusitis is very common today. This nasal problem has single handedly wiped out entire classes of schoolchildren and entire offices of corporate employees for days or weeks. It finds easy access, especially to children, and it never wants to leave. Unless sinusitis is caused by a virus, it may not escalate much further than long-term discomfort. However, if it has become viral, this may be a serious enough nasal problem to merit sinus surgery.
Sinus surgery is of course option used in most severe case of a nasal problem, but it is still a possibility for anyone who lets post nasal drip accumulate for a long time. Infections can quickly result and become serious enough for surgery.
A nasal problem is not all that may result from unchecked post nasal drip. Post nasal drip also contributes to ear infection and even bad breath.
Prevention of a nasal problem or any other problem caused by post nasal drip is very simple. Xylitol, a natural bacteria repellant found both in fruits and vegetable and in human body, is used in some of leading nasal spray and chewing gum companies.
Just as washing hands frequently is prevention against germs we might pick up on a daily basis, using nasal spray to rinse out post nasal drip is prevention against bacteria infestation in nose, mouth, throat, or ears.
Joe Miller is an author of informational articles and online advertisements on health. More information on Nasal Problem or Post Nasal Drip is available at Xlear.com.
Vitamin E – Just the Facts, Ma’amWritten by Laura Gray
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The amount of vitamin E you need depends on your age, your weight, and problems you are trying to solve or prevent. Remember that supplements should be taken daily, and should be taken with food so that you will receive other nutrients to assist in their assimilation. Keep your supplements in a cool, dark place to protect their potency, and take them as part of your mealtime routine: • To maintain good health, you should take a minimum amount of 200 IUs daily. • To help lower raised cholesterol levels, especially in young adults, take 300 to 600 IUs daily. • For reducing menopausal symptoms, take 400 IUs daily. • To help combat coronary artery disease and poor circulation, take 400 IUs daily. Be Careful: It is important to understand different functions of vitamins if you are going to ingest them separately instead of within a multivitamin where formulation will ensure a proper balance. In case of vitamin E, there are a variety of concerns of which you should be aware: • Vitamin E should be taken under medical supervision if you are also taking blood-thinning drugs (anticoagulant medication). Vitamin E acts as a blood thinner, too. • Remember that vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin, and since it will be stored in body in fatty tissue, it can reach toxic levels. People who decide to take mega-doses of vitamins and don’t know what they’re doing can suffer from too much of a good thing with this vitamin. If you are taking a multivitamin supplement and a separate vitamin E supplement, make sure you are not taking a toxic dose. Anything over 1200 IUs should not be taken without consulting a health professional. • Be careful if you take iron as well as vitamin E. These two supplements should be taken at different times of day because iron in form of ferrous sulfate will destroy vitamin E. Organic forms of iron such as ferrous gluconate or ferrous fumarate, however, will not harm vitamin. Read label and make sure you know which form of iron you are taking. • Diabetics, people with overactive thyroids, and those with rheumatic heart diseases should be especially careful not to take more than recommended dosages of vitamin E. • If you suffer from high blood pressure, begin with 200 IUs of vitamin E per day and gradually increase dose over a period of six weeks until you reach desired level. • If you are taking vitamin E, you must also take a minimum dose of zinc as well, and some supplements will include necessary amount of zinc in Vitamin E tablet or capsule. Vitamin E is an important element in our arsenal of disease-battling nutrients, and there is an increasing lack of vitamin E in our diets because of our dependence on processed food and depletion of nutrients in soil. Fortunately, supplements allow us to obtain whatever amount of vitamin E we need to keep us healthy.
Laura Gray is currently freelance writing and enjoys providing tips to consumers about vitamins and multivitamins