November 3, 2017
Medical science has come a long way and with all the technological advancements; we’re almost invincible to diseases that once claimed thousands of lives.
But there’s one rare disease that has baffled medical practitioners.
Haemolacria is a rare medical condition that causes a person to shed tears which are composed of blood. In some cases, it comes out from the ears and nose as well. It can be a symptom of a number of diseases or may also be a sign of a tumor in the lacrimal apparatus (the physiological system containing the orbital structures for tear production and drainage).
What Causes Haemolacria?
- An injury to the eye can lead to Haemolacria.
- Injuries include tumors and lesions surrounding the eye area.
- Inflammation and infection may also contribute to this rare disease.
Marnie-Rae Harvey’s case is one of the few examples. A resident of the United Kingdom not only seep blood from her eyes but from nose, ears, and fingernails as well. The doctors were baffled by the process as she bleeds without any symptom and 5 times a day. She failed to find a balance between her personal and professional life as she dropped out of the college and couldn’t find a job.
Miss Harvey said to BBC Newsbeat, “Normally it’ll bleed for about five minutes then stop for an hour but it’s been happening for half and hour and stopping for five minutes. I have to keep getting up in the night but I’m sick every day about five times.”
In 2009 Twinkle Dwivedi’s case came up and it was said that she suffered from Haemolacria. Twinkle, a 14-year-old girl from Lucknow got the national spotlight when her case was reported by her mother. National Geographic channel documented her story and on request, she was examined by Dr. George Buchanan. Later after examining two episodes of medical treatment, he became suspicious as neither he nor anybody else has ever seen the bleeding’s onset except her mother.
As he wasn’t able to trace any wounds or intrinsic injury, the doctors concluded that it was a part of an elaborate hoax which her mother had framed to snatch the national spotlight.
In 2010, Sanal Edamaruku observed that the pattern seemed to match her menstrual cycle. Thus, confirming the hypothesis Munchausen syndrome by proxy.
There’re other spooky examples of Haemolacria – like cases of Calvino Inman, Rashida Khatoon, Yaritza Oliva, and Linnie Ikeda.
October 30, 2017
Staying hydrated is very much important when you exercise. This is why health experts have always focused on the importance of water intake while working out.
Your body loses water and some amount of salt through sweat. So if you exercise regularly, you must understand the importance of drinking water because it would cause health problems if left unheeded.
The body perspires to cool itself through sweating. If neglected it can lead to health-related issues like loss of coordination, muscle fatigue, heat illness – think confusion, cramps, and exhaustion.
According to expert Nutritionist Dr. Simran Saini from Fortis Hospital, “One should have small quantities of water; that is you must take small sips of water, but avoid gulping a lot of it together. During workout, your breathing becomes shallow, so there is a chance you might choke. Preferably, add glucose to your water in order to attain the energy lost during exercise. Do not forget to sip on water every 10-15 minutes.
October 23, 2017
When we think about Vitamin A, Carrot is the first food that strikes our mind. Carrots are more beneficial for skin because they contain more amount of vitamin A in it.
- Carrot juice can be the best medicine for scars in the skin.
- As vitamin A are antioxidants and reduce the signs of aging, carrot acts as an anti-aging product.
- Carrots are loaded with potassium and so this vitamin A rich food can help in dehydrating the dry skin.
2) Fish Liver (Cod Liver Oil):
Vitamin A is enormously present in the liver of fish. The cod liver oil can be the best product for skin treatments.
- It helps you to get rid of acne and pimple problems.
- It also removes the acne scar completely.
- It is good for dry skin and itchy skin.
As a Vitamin A rich food and a best astringent, tomatoes are good for a healthy and glowing skin.
- Tomato when applied in face regularly, removes the acne scars.
- They are also a good medicine for oily skin and keep the skin shining.
- Applying tomato juice helps to cure open pores and summer tans.
We all know that the seafood fish id rich in vitamin A. It is also a food product good for skin which many of us do not know.
- Fish can fight wrinkles
- It can also reduce the chances of certain types of skin cancer.
5) Dairy Products:
Women will definitely be aware of the Vitamin A rich dairy products and their influence on skin. It is always preferred as an easy home remedy for skin care.
- Milk, Yogurt, Cheese – these are highly rich in vitamin A and when they are applied to the skin, the result will be amazing such as glowing and shining skin.
- They are also preferred for all types of skin problems.
October 16, 2017
You try a lot of products to enhance your external appearance. Be it some product over the counter or natural homemade remedies, you continuously experiment different tricks for glowing skin.
So, here are we with a new substitute which with its antioxidant capabilities boosts skin nourishment. Spirulina is the dark green algae; we would like you to give it a try. Not only for skin but it is also beneficial for the body. It boosts our immune system and helps remove harmful toxins from our body.
What is Spirulina?
Spirulina is the dark green algae that grow over the surface of the river or ponds. This natural green leafy thing is rich in protein and appears to be the best source of antioxidants, B-vitamins, and other nutrients when processed properly.
What’s more! You can consume it with water or sprinkle over the food like pepper.
Why should you include this in your diet?
The best way to use these algae is to make a paste (with water) and apply it on the face. Its application will soothe your skin and remove the dead cells. It is available in the form of powder, tablet, and flakes. So, you can choose the way you want to use it.
Benefits of Spirulina:
- Reduces dark circles
- Fights inflammation
- Detoxes the body
- Fights acne with its antibacterial properties
- Anti-aging effects
- Helps the skin retain moisture
- Encourages cell turnover
October 9, 2017
Snake Venom Beauty Product:
I know this sounds a little odd, but our favorite celebrity, Gwyneth Paltrow is quite the daring diva who applies snake venom for her skin nourishment. Scientists have found a way to convert the deadly venom into a friendly product which acts like a Botox and stuns the muscle. It seems Gwyneth is a fan of this treatment.
Even my eyes opened wide when I saw this process for rejuvenating the skin cells. Kim Kardashian posted a picture with her face covered in blood that went viral on the internet. Questions were raised. The weirdness of this treatment lies in the fact that infusing blood in the face soars up the platelets count which in turn reduces wrinkles. Substantial trials haven’t yet been done for this so-called Vampire Facial, but our role models leave no stone unturned in age reversal.
Skin care products with Earthworm poop:
As the list goes down, it becomes even more disgusting. There are certain skin care products which contain earthworm poop which is seen as an essential element by skin care manufacturers. The excreted material contains Collagen which helps the skin to remain tight and supple.
Another facial treatment that has poop.This time, it’s not of an earthworm but of a bird – Nightingale. The excreted material is mixed with other stuff like bran and then the combined mixture is applied on the face. Geisha Facial method originated in Japan, but famous star Victoria Beckham regularly uses this product for her skin.
Popular Hollywood star Demi Moore is known to use Snail Facial for her skin. Snails excrete slime which contains antioxidant ingredients. It fights aging and keeps the skin smooth and wrinkle-free.