Metabolism is a life-sustaining chemical process in which your body converts food into energy. The body uses this energy for various physiological and anatomical functions. These functions include blood circulation, repair of cells, breathing and protein buildup.
A person’s metabolic rate is dependent on several factors such as; body size, age, genetic disposition, gender, activity level, etc.
Factors that can lower your metabolism include; eating poorly, not getting enough sleep, dieting or fasting, being stressed out and having a toxic body.
Some common symptoms of a person with low metabolism include; high body fat, dry skin, fatigue, weakness, constipation slow pulse, and constipation.
Bronchitis is a condition where the lining of the bronchial tubes, between the nose and the lungs, gets inflamed, swollen or infected due to bacteria, virus or irritating particles. Bronchitis could either be acute or chronic.
Acute bronchitis is caused due to cold or flu virus. Thus are infectious due to their viral nature. When the bronchitis is caused by a virus, it is termed a viral bronchitis.
Chronic bronchitis is caused by irritants such as smoke or other air pollutants. Chronic bronchitis is not infectious.
Early signs of bronchitis include fatigue and shortness of breath. Bronchitis often follows flu or cold incidence.
Symptoms of bronchitis include fatigue, nasal congestion, cough with mucus, muscle aches, chest pain, difficulty breathing, fever, etc.
There are several home remedies that provide relief to the symptoms caused by bronchitis.
A sprain occurs when a ligament is torn or injured. As such, an ankle sprain is the twisting, tearing or injuring of the ankle ligament. An ankle sprain is very common especially on people that are heavily involved in rigorous kinds of sports, exercises or people involved in lifting heavy equipment.
Ankle sprain could also occur if you wear high-heeled shoes or if you are running or walking on uneven ground.
Symptoms of ankle sprain include; inflammation, pain, skin discoloration, tenderness, and difficulty to move ankle.
Dry skin is common during the winter period. Cold dry air tends to increase the tendency of your skin getting dry. However, there are other factors that cause dry skin. These factors include; poor nutrition, aging, medication, and genetic disposition.
There are several lotions and creams that you can pick up over the counter to soothe and moisturize your dry skin. However, the could be quite expensive.
Acne, also known as pimples, zits, spots, papules or pustules, is a very common skin ailment that affects teenager more often than adults and children. It is common in teenagers due to the hormonal changes that occur within them at that age.
Acne is skin inflammation that occurs when the skin’s sebaceous gland gets infected with bacteria.
Factors that can increase the chances of having pimples or acne include; sleep deprivation, genetic factors, puberty, bacteria infestation, unhealthy eating habits, stress, and skincare products especially the oily ones.
Earache and pain could be very uncomfortable and may leave you writhing in agony.
The most common causes of an earache are an increase in air pressure, foreign object in the ear, tonsillitis, sore throat, toothache, ear injury, ear infections or ear wax clogging in the ear. Children are more susceptible to earaches than adults.
Depending on the cause and severity of an earache, it may take between 3 to 15 days for the ear pain to subside.