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Health Questions: What are the Types of Depression?

health questions depressionDepression affects millions of Americans every year and there are many different types that affect people in different ways. Two of the major types of depression are Major Depressive Disorder and Dysthymic disorder. Major depressive disorder prohibits one’s ability to function on a daily level including sleep, eat and work.

Dysthymic is a type of depression that lasts for an extended period of time, likely longer than two years. While these symptoms are less intense than those found in major depression, they will still show a considerable negative impact on one’s life. Other types of depression can be the result of a certain life event such as death or an extreme loss.

Postpartum depression is a type of depression found in new mothers within the first month after delivery. Other types of depression include seasonal affective disorder which happens during the winter months when there is less sunlight each day.

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What are the Types of Anemia?

Types of AnemiaAnemia can be caused by a variety of factors all of which result in a low count of red blood cells. The first cause of this could be that the body cannot produce the correct number of red blood cells the body needs to function properly. Another reason for the lack of red blood cells could be related to cells that fail at a rate faster than the body can replace them.

Iron deficiency is often considered the most common type when it comes to anemia. This happens when the body does not have enough iron and results in a insufficient amount of hemoglobin.  Women are likely to lose iron and red blood cell through childbirth a well as prolonged period or heavy bleeding. Vitamin deficiency is another common form of anemia.

Anemia can also be found in hereditary causes. It can be from a blood disease that is common among family members such as sickle cell anemia.  Signs of anemia include fatigue, weakness, headache, and rapid or irregular heartbeat.


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Cold Relief, Zinc Good for Fighting Colds

cold reliefA recent study produced by The Cochrane Library health care journal, is pointing to Zinc as a helpful supplement in fighting the everyday cold. The study has shown that zinc may not only be able to shorten the duration of a cold, but has the capability to stop the cold completely. This would be a big step in sickness control as colds are widely seen as incurable

The study was done on over 1300 participants and completed in India. It showed that people suffering from the virus who consumed zinc within one day, saw a noticeable reduction in their symptoms. It was also seen that people who took the supplement on a regular basis saw a decreased number of colds over a five month period.

There have been a number of other studies that have concluded similar results, and this new study only backs up previous findings. There are two thoughts on how zinc works to improve cold symptoms. The first is that it may prevent the release of prostaglandin and histamines. The second thought is that it may contain antiviral properties.

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Using Acai to Improve Health and Weight Loss

Diet Plans Acai Berry Diet PlansEven for people not looking weight loss, the acai berry is also beneficial for improving the general health of the body. The acai berry is very well known for its high nutritional value and the large number of antioxidants it contains. Researchers believe these nutrients and antioxidants found in the acai berry can improve cardiovascular health, energy levels, skin elasticity as well as increased metabolism.

Some researchers even claim that the fruit possesses nutrients that will improve male’s sexual performance. The fruit is often used in conjunction with a diet and weight loss plan claiming to increase the amount of weight loss when used in conjunction.

The fruit was discovered in the Amazon Rainforest and has since become a very popular supplement option in health and nutrition stores all over America and the world. There have been many satisfied customers who still back the products claims of improving health and weight loss.

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Set Goals for a Weight Loss Diet Plan

Diet PlanThe first step in creating a weight loss diet plan that will be effective is to set a series of of seemingly obtainable goals. Some dieters find it helpful to make the goals smaller and more frequent; this way as each goal is achieved the dieter is more motivated to reach the next goal.

These goals can be as small as, not eating any carbs this week, or going to the gym for 2 hours instead of 1. Although it is good to have smaller frequent goals, there should also be an ultimate goal the dieter is aiming for, for example certain weight loss, or lower blood pressure.

It is good to have goals set for a long period of time in advance, at least a month or two month goal sheet is recommended. This way the dieter can look down the road to what the ultimate goal is in the end.

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Acai Berry Weight Loss Boom With no Fizzle in Sight

Acai Berry Diet PlanWe could all use a PR person like the one the Acai Berry has. This little berry has found its way into health stores, grocery stores and the Acai Berry appears to be in the news every day. Most of the news is hype of course, but the truth of the amazing Acai Berry lies within. There is a lot of truth to some of the claims about this berry. Some of that truth might also be subjective; perhaps it has helped a lot of people lose weight, but then again, it may just be that those people have started living healthier because they tried the Acai Berry.
Healthy eating habits can lead to a healthier lifestyle and eventually that may lead to weight loss. So, when a company claims that their product helps you shed pounds, there may be some truth to it, but that truth is in the health benefits of eating healthier. Acai contains antioxidants and a concentrated amount of vitamins, so if you are getting energy from the Acai Berry, there’s really no wonder why. Vitamins have long been a suitable supplement for giving energy.

There are those that are skeptical about the Acai Berry and the claims made about it. There’s no doubt that the hype is huge and skepticism is very important in relation to personal health. The truth of this berry is that it can be a great food to add to your diet for an improved amount of naturally

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