The Nasal Problem Begins with Post Nasal Drip Written by Joe Miller
A nasal problem is a very general description of a variety of very specific problems that all hearken back to same culprit: post nasal drip. It is important not to make mistake in thinking that post nasal drip is cause of every nasal problem. It is more accurate to say that a nasal problem is result of letting post nasal drip go unchecked.
Post nasal drip is a sensation of mucous or liquid buildup in back of throat. It is very common and not very dangerous unless left unchecked. When you spot a sinus infection symptom, it probably began with ignored post nasal drip. But a sinus infection, or sinusitis, is only one kind of nasal problem. This article will describe various nasal problems, in order to provide helpful information about relationship between something as small as post nasal drip and something big enough to be called a nasal problem.
The following are considered sinus infection symptoms which indicate onset of a nasal problem, and they generally begin with post nasal drip:
Nasal congestions begin if post nasal drip is left unchecked as it accumulates. Because throat and nose are so closely connected, accumulation of liquid and mucous can move into nasal passages creating blockage. This is a minor nasal problem that could easily become a major one.
As blockage remains, nasal problem becomes greater. The sinus pressure itself is not a result of blockage; it is more result of blockage remaining a stagnant pool in nasal passages. Those pools of accumulation become infested with bacteria, which will lead to a bigger nasal problem.
Vitamin E – Just the Facts, Ma’amWritten by Laura Gray
It is important to understand that we are ultimately responsible for our own well-being and should do whatever is necessary to maintain our health and assist our bodies in resisting and fighting disease. Since health practitioners agree that vitamins are essential for life and health, we must ensure that we receive adequate amounts for our bodies to function properly and to protect us from illnesses. Vitamin E is one of vitamins to which we should pay particular attention. A vitamin is an organic substance essential for life that regulates metabolism and assists processes that release energy from digested food. Vitamin E, discovered in mid-twentieth century, assists in strengthening our immune systems and helps protect us from a variety of problems as well as several serious illnesses. This vitamin can be obtained from food or supplements. There are two kinds of vitamins and both are needed by body. Vitamin E, like vitamins A, D, and K, is a fat-soluble vitamin that can be stored within body in fatty tissue. Vitamin B complex and vitamin C are water-soluble vitamins that cannot be stored and excess amounts are excreted in urine. Fat-soluble vitamins – with exception of vitamin A – are measured in international units (IUs), and studies by U.S. government’s National Institute on Aging have shown that at least 200 IUs daily of vitamin E are needed to garner any significant benefits from taking this vitamin. How Does It Help? • Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that protects tissue against free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that usually contain oxygen and can interaction with DNA and other molecules leading to an impaired cell function. Vitamin E, one of chemical compounds that prevents oxygen from reacting with other compounds, neutralizes free radicals, and is, therefore, one of body’s natural defenses against cancer and cardiovascular disease. • Vitamin E is also important in formation of red blood cells and helps body use vitamin K. Vitamin E improves circulation, is necessary in repair of tissue, promotes normal blood clotting and healing, and can reduce scarring, too. • Women find it useful in treatment of premenstrual syndrome and fibrocystic disease of breast. • Older adults take it to help reduce blood pressure, relax leg cramps, help prevent cataracts, and, perhaps, to assist in reducing age spots. • Vitamin E also helps prevent anemia, maintains healthy nerves and muscles, and promotes healthy skin and hair. Where Do We Find It? Food sources of vitamin E are nuts (e.g., almonds), sunflower seeds, cold pressed vegetable oils, whole grains (e.g., wheat germ), olives, legumes, and dark and leafy vegetable (e.g., asparagus and spinach). There are also significant quantities of this vitamin in such foods as brown rice, cornmeal, eggs, kelp, milk, and organ meats. Some herb vitamin E sources are alfalfa, bladderwrack, dandelion, flax, nettle, and rose hips. Vitamin E, like all other vitamins, is not only available from food sources, but also as a supplement. It can be purchased in form of a tablet, a capsule, or a liquid, and as a powder that can be mixed with water or juice or added to gels or bars. It can also be administered by injection. Read labels carefully so that you purchase only those supplements that have been extracted from a natural food source and have no harmful additives included. A proper balance of vitamins are needed in body because they work in synergy, or cooperative action, and high doses of one vitamin can induce a depletion of another. You can take vitamin E safely in a one a day multivitamin, or as single vitamin supplement if you wish to take an amount higher than is included in a multivitamin. Visit a vitamin store and watch for opportunity to purchase your vitamins at a discount. How Much Do We Need?