…And That’s Why I say Believe in Miracles not Misfortune

Keep in mind when in dire straits or any other unfortunate event, or let’s just say things turn out for the worse, please don’t paint an ugly picture with thoughts of what’s happening currently, not getting better. This goes in hand with people who get sick and honestly tell themselves, I mean literally themselves, that they wont get better. It’s one thing if a doctor says so or someone who can provide a proper opinion, but you are your own person. You have the power to make anything better if you want things to be okay. This quotes applies to a lot in life obviously, and to be honest, many quotes capture the same idea that it’s providing, so why do we stay pessimists?

“Just like your body and lifestyle can be healthy or unhealthy, the same is true with your beliefs. Your beliefs can be your medicine or your poison.”
― Steve Maraboli

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Come on People, Lets Dump the Junk!!

Can’t stress it enough. Just when you get a bite of what’s so scrumptious, you don’t monitor yourself to be on the road to great health. It becomes an unhealthy habit which leads to an unhealthy life, which becomes an unhappy future…and we all want to be happy correct? SO COME ON PEOPLE!

“The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.”
– Ann Wigmore

Dump The Junk?!?

It’s a habit I have when i’m home in New York, but I can’t stop with the Potato Chips! I was watching Dr. Oz at my sister’s house and he had a kitchen Gadget guy speak about making smart health choices. I have no problem with trying to include certain oils or lessen on seasonings for a diet however, IM A TEEN! I NEED MY CHIPS!

This guy literally sliced beets, placed them in the microwave, and called them veggie chips. He said it’s best you turn to his option in snacks because what most prefer in the stores are deep-fried in oils and such. But, just to say, many of us should know, when we make our foods, in my opinion it is ten times better than buying what you think is best in the stores. Obviously because you can adjust the content of sugar, salt, oil, etc. My mom  tends to do this all the time even with drinks because our culture pretty much worked with that kind of resource. When eating the beet chips, Dr. Oz made it seem so appetizing. It was crunchy, not to mention the beet color which makes it look…Yummy. But really, it should just be called healthy flakes, it was so thin. Chips are chips. I love em, I should know. I guess I’ll try it out though. Probably wouldn’t hurt. In the end however, there is a question of dumping the junk. I for one will answer that when I’m ready though. Only through being stubborn. We all should make smart choices now. While we can make it a habit for the future and while we can still save ourselves. Should take my own advice… Might be some time ;P.

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Eighth Session of Mentoring in Medicine

When it comes to certain conditions in the human body, symptoms can be similar and it would be hard to diagnose a patient accurately. Today, we cleared up this issue with two heart conditions; cardiac arrest and heart attacks. Both share some of the same symptoms which goes as follows.

HEART ATTACKS (MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION)

  • Remember from previous posts that a circulation problem occurs and causes a heart attack when one of the arteries or more are blocked. The oxygen in the blood then cannot reach the heart which damages the heart muscle.
  • Symptoms would be chest discomfort or pain, upper body pains, stomach pains, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, sweating, and nausea and vomiting (keep in mind symptoms for women may turn out very different)

CARDIAC ARREST

  • This occurs when one of the hearts chambers develops an irregular rhythm which leaves them quivering instead of beating normally. The chaotic quivering motion of the ventricles renders the heart an ineffective pump that can no longer supply the body and brain with oxygen. After a while, this leaves the person unconscious with no pulse
  • Symptoms would include sudden collapse, no pulse, no breathing, loss of consciousness, fatigue, fainting, blackouts, dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath, weakness, palpitations, or vomiting. sometimes, cardiac arrest could be occurring, but the person may not experience any symptoms.

Arrhythmia, common word brought up when speaking about cardiac arrest. Arrhythmia is a condition in which the heart beats with an irregular or abnormal rhythm. However, there are different types which will be listed below.

Atrial Fibrillation

A chaotic, irregular rhythm originating in the upper chambers of the heart, or the atria.  It leads to a rapid and irregular heartbeat or pulse. Atrial fibrillation can be divided into three major categories: paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, persistent atrial fibrillation, and permanent atrial fibrillation.

Supraventricular Tachycardia

An arrhythmia that originates from above (“supra”) the ventricle. Symptoms include Palpitation, or racing heartbeat, which are the predominant symptoms in SVT. Occasionally, some patients have no awareness of rapid heartbeat, whose only symptoms may be fatigue and fainting. Other patients describe chest paint, shortness of breath, and a sense of fullness in the neck. This usually refers to three other types of arrhythmias which are, AV Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia, Atrial Tachycardia, Wolf – Parkinson-White Syndrome. 

Ventricular Tachycardia

is a rapid, regular heartbeat arising in the ventricles, the bottom chamber of the heart. When it occurs, it’s usually fatal.

Ventricular Fibrillation 

Is where electrical signals in the ventricles fire in a very fast and uncontrolled manner. This causes the lower chambers to quiver, and not pump blood. If the person does not receive immediate medical attention and a normal rhythm is not restored quickly, the patient will suffer brain and heart damage and die.

The treatment for irregular heart rhythms is a machine called a defibrillator. Defibrillation is the definitive treatment for the life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias, ventricular fibrillation and pulseless ventricular tachycardia. Defibrillation consists of delivering a therapeutic dose of electrical energy to the affected heart. This depolarizes a critical mass of the heart muscle, terminates the arrhythmia, and allows normal sinus rhythm to be reestablished by the body’s natural pacemaker, in the sinoatrial node of the heart. Click here for image: Defibrillator

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Seventh Session of Mentoring in Medicine

It seems as though we’ve never left the specifics of the cardiovascular system since about day 6. This is great because it leaves us with things that have been brought up constantly through repetition and deeper explanations. The things covered today was in a huge quantity, that it should be divided into two posts. From the misunderstanding of woman’s Heart Attacks to the understanding of Heart Attacks in the whole. What happens when one is occurring, why does it usually occur, what are a person’s reaction to one, what are some treatments, how are you taken care of surgical wise when you reach to the hospital. Due to its lengthy explanation, this post will be edited later. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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                                                                                                              Creative Gloves