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What Causes Asthma and How Can You Treat It

Friday, January 17, 2014 11:29:38 AM America/Chicago

Asthma is a chronic disease that can restrict the lung’s airflow, making it difficult to breath.  Asthmatics often have “triggers’’ which cause the inside of their airways to inflame, making it difficult to catch their breath and breathe.  Moreover, it increases the risk of a possible allergic reaction.

 

For the majority of asthmatics, their triggers are one or more of the following:

 

- Allergies .  Examples of allergies are dog hair, cat hair, cut grass, ragweed etc.


- Exercise. Running around, regardless of the shape they are in, can quickly become hazardous.


- Smoke, specifically cigarette or cigar smoke.  Asthma can be triggered even if they aren’t the ones smoking; simply sitting near a smoker can trigger it.


- Other illnesses.  Whether it’s a common cold, a sinus infection or a different ailment, a separate infliction can ignite asthma symptoms.


-  Environmental factors (i.e. ragweed or pollen season).


- Other mitigating factors, such as genetics.

 

Unfortunately, there is not a way to permanently cure asthma.  However, asthma can be treated and managed to ensure asthmatics are able to live a quality life.  Most asthmatics will take a puff out of a preventative inhaler each day in order to “stay ahead” of a potential asthma attack.  In addition, they may take a pill, or another form of medicine to manage and control their asthma.

 

Perhaps just as, if not more important, it is critical for asthmatics to do what they can to avoid their triggers.  Sometimes there is nothing one can do to avoid them; in those instances,  it is vital to have a “rescue inhaler” on hand.  Hopefully, the preventative approach will help an asthmatic avoid an attack, but if they do suffer an attack, it’s important they have their rescue inhaler.  The rescue inhaler is separate from their preventative one, as it provides instant steroidal relief and can help asthmatics avoid a trip to the emergency room.

 

Ultimately, it’s important for asthmatics to meet with their doctor and outline a treatment and prevention plan with them.  Also, it could be prudent to try a natural supplement, such as  L-Arginine.   L-Arginine assists asthmatics by opening up their pulmonary pathways, allowing them to breathe easier and more efficiently.  To learn more about how it can help asthmatics, please contact Sante Global today.

 

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The Top 5 Ways to Prevent Heart Disease

Thursday, November 14, 2013 2:38:19 PM America/Chicago

 

Although heart disease is the leading killer of both men and women in the United States, it is often labeled as an unknown or silent killer, as many people who suffer from it have minor or unrecognizable symptoms. Because women can have very different symptoms from men, heart disease is often diagnosed too late, or in some cases, not at all. 

 

There are ways to prevent the onset of heart disease while you’re still healthy. The proper diet, lifestyle, and exercise can greatly lessen the chances of heart disease taking over your life.

 

 5 ways to Prevent Heart Disease:

 

1. Proper Exercise - Exercise is a major factor in the successful prevention of heart disease. Walking at least 30 minutes a day, at least 3 times a week consistently, is a great way to remain healthy and strengthen the heart.

 

2. No Smoking - If you are a tobacco smoker, it is necessary to stop smoking in order to prevent it from affecting your heart. If you’ve never smoked, it is best to keep it that way. Smokers have a significantly higher risk of getting heart disease than non-smokers. By narrowing the blood vessels, nicotine makes the heart work harder to pump blood through the body. Studies have found that even non-smokers who are consistently around smokers, are in danger of inhaling second hand smoke. So stay clear of the tobacco products as much as possible.

 

3. Heart Healthy Diet - Eating a nutritional diet is one of the best ways to prevent heart disease. Foods low in cholesterol, fat, and sodium, are a part of a heart healthy diet plan. It is good to consume foods rich in healthy fats like omega 3. Salmon is one of those foods rich in omega 3 fats, and olive oil is also a great addition to a healthy eating plan. Steer clear of unhealthy fats, such as, saturated and trans fats. Red meats, deep fried foods, and many pre-packaged items are foods that should be taken off of your list.

 

4. Regular Check-Ups - Visiting the doctor at least once a year, for a physical exam, is another effective prevention method. Getting regular check-ups can help to prevent heart disease and many other health conditions. Finding signs and symptoms ahead of time can make a real difference in preventing and reversing the disease.

 

5. Maintain a Healthy Weight - Maintaining a healthy weight is one of the simplest, yet most challenging ways to prevent heart disease. If you find it difficult to eat healthily and exercise, seek counsel from your doctor who may have suggestions and referrals to a dietician or nutritionist that can help lessen the challenge.

 

Lastly, consider helping your heart by taking natural supplements.  For example, Arginine Infusion supplements from Sante Global can improve your cardiovascular health, especially when you take it in accordance with the aforementioned recommendations.

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Things To Ask Yourself Before Taking a Supplement

Monday, November 11, 2013 1:08:30 PM America/Chicago

Supplements help provide nutrients to your body that you may not otherwise be getting from the variety of foods you consume. These days, most adults seem to take a supplement every day or at least occasionally, ranging from vitamins to herbs. Common supplements include energy bars, fish oils, and minerals like calcium and iron.

Before you start taking a supplement, ask yourself—and ideally your doctor—some questions.

First, ask yourself this: “How will I potentially benefit from taking this supplement?” It’s best to consult a health care professional to get their opinion on whether or not you, in particular, should take a certain supplement. They should know more than you do about the benefits and the risks since they deal with supplement questions all the time.

Next, consider the following: What’s the proper dosage? How do I take this—in pill form, in liquid form, etc.? When should I take it--morning and night? Should it be taken on an empty stomach? And for how long a time period should I be “on” it? Is this something I should take daily for the rest of my life, or just something I should use during a certain time frame or season?

 

Now most of you think you can figure out what’s best for yourself when it comes to using supplements. However, the truly smart ones know that unforeseen circumstances can arise, making it necessary to do your research.  For example, some may interact well with other medications you are taking; however, some may not. That said, at least consider talking to a pharmacist, registered dietician, your doctor or a supplement representative—a real person in real life—so you can make a well-informed decision before putting certain supplements in your body.

Sante Global makes a supplement called “Arginine Infusion,” which many people have found to help restore blood flow through the entire body, restoring healthy oxygen levels to all organs. The “heart health drink” is a supplement you might consider—ask a health care professional about it, and see what they say. It might be right for you.

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Natural Ways to Reduce High Blood Pressure

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 9:07:13 AM America/Chicago

High blood pressure is one of the most common ailments afflicting Americans today. Also known as “hypertension,” high blood pressure is a medical condition where blood pressure in your arteries is elevated, forcing your heart to work hard to pump blood.


There’s a long list of why you or your loved one would not want high blood pressure, including stroke, heart attack, heart failure, aneurysms of the arteries, kidney disease, and, to top it off, a shortened life expectancy.

To combat high blood pressure, try reducing the amount of salt and alcohol in your diet. Eat more fresh fruit and veggies. And for goodness sake, don’t just say you’ll exercise, but actually engage in consistent aerobic physical activity a couple times a week. That means take a walk or jog around the block, go for a bike ride, or dance to music in your living room. It’s important to de-stress your life if you’re going to properly deal with high blood pressure.

However, there are also natural ways to combat blood pressure that won’t take up your time or drastically change the way you live your life.  Sante Global makes products with a substance called L-Arginine, an essential amino acid. L-Arginine converts to nitric oxide in the body, enhancing blood flow and supporting cardiovascular health.

When you have high blood pressure, the pressure on your arterial walls is intense. Nitric oxide relaxes those walls. Consider getting L-Arginine products from Sante Global, such as soft gels or berry-blend powder, in order to see if they help you or your loved one with blood flow and overall well-being if you (or they) are experiencing high blood pressure.

Source Used: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/hbp/

 

 

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How Sante Global Can Help Diabetics With Circulation Issues

Thursday, September 19, 2013 8:54:56 AM America/Chicago

People with diabetes often have problems with blood circulation in their body. Diabetics have to watch their diet, because it’s very easy for their blood sugar levels to rise quickly, and when that happens, sugar sticks to cells lining the blood vessel and arterial walls, causing them to swell. Over time, these walls become less elastic, which means the routes your blood would normally take to properly flow through your body for “normal” circulation get narrowed, hardened or blocked.

In essence, too much quickly consumed sugar is a bad thing for a diabetic because it messes up the “highway” the blood travels inside the body. Oftentimes, diabetics suffer from bad circulation in their legs and feet because the blood can’t flow as easily and freely as it normally would.

 

Honestly, poor circulation is not a good thing; it can lead to sores, infection, amputation (yikes!), stroke and heart disease. Do you want any of those problems? No way!

Some of the key ways you can avoid circulation problems as a diabetic are things you probably don’t want to do, but you need to do: quit smoking, eat healthier, and exercise regularly.

Additionally, Sante Global sells a product called L-Arginine, which is an advantageous product for diabetics. It’s a supplement made from natural ingredients that you could take to increase blood flow through your body. L-Arginine includes nitric oxide, which opens up blood vessels, allowing more oxygen to flow throughout your circulatory system. You should try it if you’re presently dealing with circulation problems due to diabetes or other factors, and enjoy the results.

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