The Importance Of Vitamins To Your BodyWritten by Charlene J. Nuble
The body needs a minimum amount of vitamins and minerals each day to remain healthy and function properly. A balanced diet normally supplies sufficient vitamins. However, serious disorders can still develop if diet does not meet your bodyís needs. Symptoms of a deficiency in vitamins and minerals usually appear when lack is already in a relatively advanced level.
For instance, people who do not have enough of vitamins A, B1 and B2 suffer from recurring tiredness, mental or emotional disturbances, loss of appetite and chapped lips, among others.
The common causes of these vitamin deficiencies include poor eating habits, alcoholism, emotional stress, improper absorption of vitamins and minerals (usually due to liver or intestinal disorders), intake of medicines that interfere with ingestion of vitamins and lack of exposure to sunlight.
If you constantly feel sluggish and suffer from chronic health-related inconveniences, you might be short of vitamins your body needs to function properly. Doctors will usually prescribe supplements that address lack of vitamins and minerals in body. However, also keep in mind not to overdo it, as an excess of vitamins can also be harmful.
Do you still need to take vitamins even if you maintain a healthy diet? The answer is yes. Proper food consumption should be accompanied by right vitamins and minerals. Vitamins serve as buffers in event that your diet does not meet your daily requirements fully. Surely you canít calculate how much vitamins and minerals your body takes in with every meal you consume. And while most people take vitamins to avoid common deficiency-related diseases, not all products available cater to what your body requires. There are those that still lack what you need.
How Does A Person Acquire DiabetesWritten by Charlene J. Nuble
Diabetes is a condition where body, or to be precise pancreas, loses its ability to create insulin, chemical necessary to regulate blood sugar levels. As we take in food, a substance called glucose enters through bloodstream, and it is insulin's role to make sure that that glucose is carried to different parts of body, in turn fuels us with energy we need. Diabetes is often considered as a silent disease, much like cancer and nearly five out of ten people are unaware that they have diabetes.
So how did we get such a disease? A known fact about diabetes is that it can be hereditary, especially if a family member has a history of diabetes. Obesity is also one of most common factors, leading to lack of exercise and high blood pressure levels. US studies have shown that diabetes can also develop when a mother gives birth to a child who weighs more than 9 pounds.
There are two types of diabetes: The Type 1 diabetes inflicts mostly children when pancreas completely loses its ability to secrete insulin. Common diabetic symptoms include excessive thirst, frequent urination and continued weight loss despite of excessive hunger. They begin to be insulin dependent and its dire results may also include blindness and amputation of certain limbs in body.
Type Two diabetes is far more common than Type One. Its symptoms may include those of Type One, but its leading concern is that nearly half of diabetics may not be able to have such symptoms and cause of hereditary diabetes to children. They are often considered as non-insulin dependents, in which an excessive secretion of insulin passes through bloodstream, causing body to develop a high resistance to chemical. The end result would be high blood glucose content, which can be treated with regular exercise and a high protein diet of starch and carbohydrates.