The Vitamin Breakdown

Written by Ruth Stattmiller

Vitamins are organic compounds thatrepparttar human body cannot produce and therefore must acquire throughrepparttar 146058 diet. To help maintain good health, humans need 13 different vitamins. These include: vitamin A,repparttar 146059 various B and D vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin K. Deficiencies of these essential vitamins can causerepparttar 146060 body to enter a diseased state. Deficiencies of different vitamins manifest themselves with differing diseased states. For example, night-blindness is linked to vitamin A deficiency, while Rickets is linked to vitamin D deficiency.

The relationship between foods and maintaining health has been recognized for centuries. For example, in 1747, Dr. James Lind discovered that citrus fruits prevented scurvy. Some stores of vitamins withinrepparttar 146061 body can last well over a year, as isrepparttar 146062 case with vitamin B12. Others can deplete more rapidly—lasting only a couple of weeks. A vitamin can be either fat or water soluble. Water-soluble vitamins are not stored inrepparttar 146063 body. Often they need to be replenished more frequently. Fat-soluble vitamins, however, are stored inrepparttar 146064 body. Excessive intake of fat-soluble vitamins can cause toxicity inrepparttar 146065 body. Fat-soluble vitamins include A, E, D and K.

Today there is debate among experts overrepparttar 146066 benefits of vitamin supplements. Some believe supplements must be taken in conjunction withrepparttar 146067 daily diet. This is because many foods are processed and artificially enriched—which can reducerepparttar 146068 nutrient level naturally found in these foods. Moreover, even fresh fruits and vegetables are picked prematurely and shipped long distances before arriving on grocery shelves. For this reason, some physicians recommend taking vitamins.

Understanding an Ear Infection

Written by Joe Miller

Ear Infection

An ear infection is an infestation inrepparttar ear, caused by either bacteria or by virus. The adult ear infection andrepparttar 146033 inner ear infection are other names by which it is called. The scientific name is otitis media.

Ear Infection Causes

An ear infection may be caused by one or a combination ofrepparttar 146034 following factors. Withinrepparttar 146035 ear are tiny bones which help translate sound waves torepparttar 146036 brain. The sound waves travel to these bones throughrepparttar 146037 Eustachian tube, which in children is placed in more of a level position. When liquid is introduced torepparttar 146038 ear through swimming or bathing, and ifrepparttar 146039 liquid is not cleaned out by a swab, it may linger there and allow bacteria to fester. Thoughrepparttar 146040 Eustachian tube is more slanted in adults, similar infestation may occur if water is not cleared.

Even without water, ear wax may build up, also leavingrepparttar 146041 ear open to bacterial infestation. Ear wax build up should be cleared regularly, especially because viruses may speed uprepparttar 146042 possibility of infection.

Ear Infection Symptom

There are many ear infection symptom to be aware of. Feeling pressure inrepparttar 146043 ear, or even an earache, is indicative ofrepparttar 146044 general build up of fluid or pus inrepparttar 146045 infected area. The infection may cause dizziness, nausea, or a feeling of fatigue.

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