Things You Should Know About Hernia

Hernia is common here in Singapore but there are others who are not familiar with it. It is important that you know Hernia so you can prevent it. If you notice any swelling or lump in your abdominal wall or groin, there is a chance that you have hernia.

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Here are some facts behind hernia:

  • Signs and symptoms: Hernias commonly develop in one’s abdomen. Signs and symptoms vary depending on the type. For example, if you have inguinal hernias, a bulge in the groin is noticeable. There’s pain. The patient may also suffer nausea, fever or vomiting.
  • Causes: Hernia has many causes. If you lift weights often, you have higher risks of hernia. There are also other causes like incorrect posture, blows to the abdomen, poor nutrition, smoking and many more.
  • Types of hernia: There are different types of hernia to include inguinal, femoral, umbilical, incisional, diaphragmatic and many more.

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  • Diagnosis: Doctors can confirm hernia through physical examination. For hernias that are painless and small, doctors will usually use the wait-and-see approach. For painful hernias, it needs surgery.
  • Treatment: If doctors identified that it is hernia, immediate treatment should be considered. Here in Singapore, there are over 1,000 cases of hernia every year. This is according to the Singapore General Hospital. Immediate surgery should be performed to fix the damaged intestine.
  • Complications: As mentioned earlier, hernia should be treated immediately or it may cause obstruction and other complications. Complications include obstruction of bowel and or strangling of the tissue. Other complications include inflammation, haemorrhage, irreducibility and hydrocele.

Hernia is a non-life-threatening condition but that doesn’t mean you need to ignore it.

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All About Napping

Ideally, an adult needs seven to eight hours of sleep every night. Unfortunately, not all adults get the sleep they need or deserve because of many things happening. Not getting enough sleep for Singaporeans is common. You may think that it is nothing but you will be surprised of its impact on your health. This is where napping comes in.

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What are the benefits of napping? Well, for one it can energize you. According to experts, it can also help improve your heart health and more importantly, it can boost your mood. If you want to know more about napping, here are some details:

  • Naps can help you focus: There was a study in 2010 conducted by the University of California-Berkley. The study found out that a group of young adults who were given ninety minute nap performed better in learning exercises than those who did not. The study proved that those who take a nap feel refreshed which can help the group focus. When you are sleepy or groggy, you do not remember things.
  • Naps reduce heart disease: Naps are simple yet its influence is great. It can help reduce the risk of heart disease. People who sleep less than six hours every night are more likely to suffer heart diseases in the long run. If you sleep less than six hours a day, naps are important for its restorative effects. A 45 to 60 minute nap can make a difference.

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  • Ideal time to nap: If you visited Spain, you will notice that after lunch, everything seems to shut down for their afternoon siesta. This has a scientific explanation. At around 2pm and 4pm, your body will experience a natural drop in physical and mental energy. You have to be careful though napping late in the afternoon (say 5pm or 6pm).
  • When to see the doctor: Occasional napping for people who do not get enough sleep at night is normal however, for people who get enough sleep and still feel tired and sleepy, that presents a problem. This is the time that you see your doctor.

If you worry that you might not get up on time, you have to make use of your alarm. There are people who only use alarm during night but during midday naps, alarms are valuable too. It will help you ease the anxiety of over sleeping.

Singapore is a busy place that it seems everyone is not sleeping. No matter how busy or hectic your schedule is, sleep should be observed. Let go of other things except sleep or nap.

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Things to Have to Live Over 100 Years Old

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nowadays, it is shocking if you have a family member who aged 100 years old and above. If there is, he is one of the few people who reach the age of 100.

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While it is believed that it is because of their healthy lifestyle, many experts believe that people who reach 100 years old is said to have extraordinary powers. It’s funny but it’s intriguing. On the other hand, if you want to achieve this age, you perform the following:

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  • Find some hobby: The more you enjoy life, the more you live longer. Exercise is a good hobby and it is proven to have good effects to out physique. Also, having a hobby will make your life happier than you expected which means – happy life equals to long life.
  • Floss your teeth: This is only a simple matter, you have no reason to skip this activity. Flossing is very simple. After you brush your teeth, you floss. In this way, you can lessen the risk of having stroke and heart failure.
  • Have a vacation: Giving yourself a break is also one way of eliminating stress. Plan a one-week vacation together with your family, your loved one or maybe your friends to discover many things. Stay in a place wherein it is far from the city.
  • Give yourself a good rest: Seven up to eight hours is the exact number of sleep. You should not go beyond or shorten your hours of sleep because it will ready affect your body. Having a quality sleep is giving yourself a healthy future.

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