Sunday, August 4, 2013

Staying Safe In The Sun

Now that the ozone layer is depleting, many people are anxious about going under the sun even just for a short walk. Countries that are positioned right under the biggest holes in the  ozone layer encourage their countrymen to take extra care of themselves whenever they are outside their homes. Here are some practices which you can observe everyday.

Wear sunscreen - At this time, specialists recommend sunscreens with higher SPF. It is no longer enough to choose sunscreens with basic contents and good scent. There are sunscreens which  are highly recommended by anti-cancer organizations. It is best to choose one of these more than any other brand. Look for UVA/UVB indications. Apply the sunscreen generously on your skin to ensure maximum protection.

Wear clothes that will cover your whole body - But be careful to choose clothes that are light in color so that light will be reflected and not absorbed by the body. Clothes that do not hug the body are great as well because it allows your body to breathe. Under this category, one must wear hats and sunglasses too.

Keep yourself hydrated - Dehydration can happen  quickly when you are under the sun. It is always best to bring along a bottle of water wherever you go. Refrain from drinking carbonated and caffeinated drinks because they rob the body of much-needed water.

Friday, August 2, 2013

What You Need To Know About Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

An increasing number of women today find it difficult to have a baby because of the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or PCOS. This is brought about by the imbalance of hormones in a woman's body. Apart from not getting pregnant, PCOS can pose other health dangers like diabetes and heart disease. In truth, it can alter the way you look if it is not treated early.

Even though some studies prove that this is quite in the genes, some specialists say that they are also acquired because of the unhealthy foods that compose our daily diet.

The common symptom of PCOS is having only a few periods than the expected number in a year. Other symptoms include acne formation, gaining weight and trouble slimming down, thinning hair on the scalp but growing hair on the face, chest, belly and back.

As the term suggests, women with PCOS suffer from having cysts in the ovary which are not harmful. But they cause ovaries not to be fit to carry a baby. A series of lab tests will be advised for its clear diagnosis. Medicines will help your ovary be cleared of these cysts. Nonetheless, physical exercise, eating healthy foods and managing your weight are recommended in getting rid of the said cysts.