Did you know, why Bad breath can be useful sometimes or if freckles were cancerous or may be the right age to go for nose Job? Well, this is a list of 13 mind blowing body and health facts that I am sure you will love to know.
Stomach blushes when you blush.
Well, when you blush your stomach lining goes all red (blushes) as well.
Here is what happens:
When one blushes, the sympathetic nerve causes an increase in a blood flow in our body. Enough blood through the veins turns the appearance of lining, red along with the face.
The Sympathetic nervous system is part of ANS or autonomic nervous system and its main function is the fight or flight response.
Human, you were born dreamers.
Dreams are wonderful, aren’t they? I love dreaming, do you? Edgar Allan Poe said, “All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” Dream within a dream might hold true if you believed in what Vaishnava dharma followers believe too. They believe that, “World is nothing but Lord Vishnu dreaming”. Anyways, before I get confused with all that, let me tell you a wonderful fact about dreaming and humans. We start dreaming when we are in Mother’s womb. So dreaming is always there. Even before birth. Cool, right? No wonder, I like to dream, I was a born dreamer.
Sound In Silence
Hmm, some people complain that they hear the sound even in silence. I tried once to hear the Silence, which was mercilessly killed by the tick tock of my clock. That day, I concluded, sound is constant. And to support my conclusion, I also found an interesting fact about our incredible body and that is, our hair emits sound. Actually, all hair of all mammals & amphibians do. Can we hear it? Well a team of researchers at the Howard Hughes medical institute reported that, these tones emerging from normal ears, known as Spontaneous otoacoustic emissions (SOAEs) are sometimes so loud that they may be heard at a distance. You must read the source to know more.
Streptomycin may turn you deaf.
Hearing, how important is it for you? To me, well, just like you, it is VERY important. And what if I say, if you have been taking streptomycin for long, you might suffer from hearing loss. Yes. Streptomycin is most likely to damage 8th cranial nerve which is an auditory nerve. Streptomycin is a broad spectrum antibiotic which is used to treat bacterial infections. WHO recommends a dosage of 15mg/kg twice or thrice daily for adults and children while for older patients over 60 years, maximum dose is about 500-750 mg daily.
Water Lost through Expiration
Did you know that we exhale 400 ml of water every day through expiration? Well, well, well, now that you know, drink at least 2.5 ml of water per day.
Halitosis is good.
Bad breath or halitosis is seriously repulsive. But sometimes, a bad breath can be a method to diagnose diabetes. If someone around you has a rotten apple smell coming from their mouth, they might be suffering from unbalanced insulin dependent diabetes.
You can’t go for Nose-Job before you are…
Nose Job or Rhinoplasty is common among women. Recently in 2014, a 15 year old teenager was allowed to go under knife to stop bullying in the UK. Well, was it right? I do not know that, but it sure was an exception, as nose Job is only allowed after 16 years. Our Nose, fully grows by then.
At what age Brain fully develops ?
Speaking of the Nose, up above, the master of all, THE BRAIN, well it takes just 5 years to grow by 90%. Cool, right?
Egg and Saliva have one thing in common and i.e…
Egg and saliva. When I take their names together, one can assume I am talking about the saliva that comes in our mouths when delicious egg is served. But did you know, what do they have in common? They both contain an enzyme called Lysozyme, which is antibacterial in nature!
The Delhi Disease
Let me introduce you to a disease named after the capital of India. Yes, Delhi has a disease named after it and its called Delhi Boil which refers to ulcerative sore. Delhi Boil is also known as Balkan Boil, Baghdad boil, oriental sore etc. It is caused by a sand fly bite.
Are Freckles cancerous ?
Common among redheads, naturally occurring freckles are often confused with skin cancers. Of course they are normal and are caused by the focal increased melanin in keratinocytes.
why does Mouth go dry, post Brushing ?
Ever noticed what happens after brushing? If not, do notice next time you brush. Most of you would find dryness of mouth, post brushing. Well, it is because of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, which most toothpastes contain (exceptions are sensodyne, GSK, aqua fresh etc.) SLS is included for their foaming action. You can guess why it is henceforth contraindicated in people with xerostomia.
WHO’s last year’s theme was Beat Diabetes. And this year, it is Depression: Let’s talk. WHO defines Depression as a common mental disorder, characterized by sadness, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, feelings of tiredness, and poor concentration? (Source: http://www.who.int/topics/depression/en/) . The “let’s talk” campaign was launched on 10th October, 2016 and the goal of this campaign is that those who have depression should seek and get help. So let’s talk and encourage others to talk. Lets Fight Depression together.
I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed collecting these health facts.
Thank you. Enjoy your weekend friends.
Winters bring with them common health and beauty issues which worsens if neglected. It is therefore very much necessary to know the common winter woes and their solution. One of the serious winter problem that requires immediate attention is Dandruff. Ew! But true. Lets Face it, we all have been there. It is natural. why? Because my friends, it is said that Dandruff occurs when three things combine together-
a. Malassezia Globosa- Fungi Commonly found on our scalps.
b. Sebum- Oily waxy substance produced by sebaceous glands in our body to lubricate our skin and hair.
c. Scalp Sensitivity- 50 percent of people are sensitive to oleic acid*.
*Interesting thing to note here is that fungi breaks down fat into oleic acid and it does so to grow. when they grow rapidly, natural renewal of cells is disturbed and thus, dandruff occurs with itching.
How to take care of Dandruff naturally
- Diet : Healthy, include lots of fruits and green vegetables, drink lots of water
- Brushing hair with soft brush from scalp to down with firm and steady strokes.
- Shampoo and condition Regularly.
- Lemon Juice/ Vinegar / Aloe vera / Olive oil/ Coconut oil massage are effective against Dandruff.
Anti Dandruff effective shampoos and products.
How I managed to get rid of Dandruff ? It would be a lie if I say I cured my Dandruff problem permanently. But yes, I have tried anti-Dandruff shampoo, D’free anti Dandruff lotion, lemon Juice and oils. They helped me get rid of Dandruff temporarily.
Anti- Dandruff shampoos are effective but for a short while. But they can be the ultimate solution, provided you wash your hair regularly, condition it and avoid stress and unhealthy food. which might be not easy to achieve for most of us. There are many Anti Dandruff shampoos available in market claiming to treat Dandruff. One of the the most reliable one is Neutrogena T gel.
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Active Ingredients contain coal tar, Pyrithione zinc, salicylic acid.
Another product known as D’free Lotion contains Piroctone olamine, ZPTO, Climbazole + sebum Modulators and Aloe Vera. I will be honest with you, after few uses, results were not extraordinary. If you expect the Dandruff to completely vanish, this is not the product you are looking for.
What would I recommend ? Neutrogena.
Other Effective shampoos :
How to avoid Recurrence :
Healthy Lifestyle followed by washing and conditioning hair regularly will prevent recurrence to an extent.
Have a Dandruff free winter. Thank you. 🙂