A lot of people are getting confused between a brain aneurysm and stroke; an aneurysm usually occurs in the largest artery of the body which is the aorta but can also occur in the brain and it can actually lead to stoke, while stroke, on the other hand, occur when the brain cells die due to lack of oxygen-rich blood supply.
Although an aneurysm may also occur in different parts of the body, the common target is the brain making stroke one of the leading causes of death around the world.
A study published in the American Heart Association (AHA) journal, scientists have identified the top 8 factors that may trigger or increase the risk of ruptured aneurysm.
Study author Dr. Monique Vlak from University Medical Center in the Netherlands said, “All of the triggers induce a sudden and short increase in blood pressure, which seems a possible common cause for aneurismal rupture.”
Below are the 8 factors that commonly trigger an aneurysm:
Although it is the only emotional trigger in the list, anger causes a seven-fold increase in the risk of a brain bleed. Strong emotions like being upset or angry may also increase blood pressure and cause an aneurysm to rupture.
Surprise or being startled
The study shows that being surprised or startled has a 2.7 percent attributable risk of aneurysm so better stay away from scary movies or horror attraction to avoid getting shocked which may lead to ruptured aneurysm.
Since cola contains caffeine, the study shows that those who drink soda have higher chances of experiencing aneurysm am hour after cola consumption.
Straining the toilet
Straining while trying to defecate may have increase the risk of ruptured aneurysm so doctors normally recommends treating constipated patient with brain aneurysm with laxative to lower the risk of subarachnoid hemorhage.
Since sex causes the pleasure center of the brain to light up, it may cause increased blood pressure and eventually brain bleed. Experts suggest that if you’re normally experience headache after sex, better consult it immediately with your doctor.
Blowing the nose
Believe it or not, blowing off your nose may lead to brain aneurysm as it temporarily increases he intracranial pressure inside your brain, this also applies in coughing and sneezing. Such normal body activity may trigger the weak part of the brain artery to burst.
Vigorous physical exercise
Although exercise if good for the health, too much pressure while working out may rupture the blood vessel wall of the brain. Heavy weight-lifting, straining and other heavy exercises may lead to brain aneurysm. So better have thorough medical examination before getting yourself a gym membership or enrolling in a fitness program.
Coffee lovers need not to worry too much as the study shows that only people with weak blood vessel wall in the brain are the ones affected by this factor. Drinking coffee increases our blood pressure which may cause the arterial wall to rupture.
It is really difficult to tell if someone has brain aneurysm but most of its symptoms could be attributed to medical conditions like headache, stress, blurred or double vision, difficulty in speaking, weakness and numbness.
In some cases, persons with brain aneurysm may also experience nausea, vomiting, sudden pain in the eye, mental awareness, numbness, and photophobia or sensitivity to light.
Source : Ur Daily Journal
Whether it’s neat, with orange juice, with Red Bull or for that matter, as part of a fancy cocktail, vodka is one of the most preferred alcoholic beverages around the world. However, very few people know these interesting facts about this popular drink. Hopefully now, you’ll get a few topics to discuss the next time you’re downing a few pegs with your pals.
Here are 10 things you (probably) never knew about vodka:
Fact 1 : Since vodka is distilled from water ethanol and fermented potatoes or grains, it contains very little fusel oils–much less than other alcoholic beverages. This coupled with the fact that it is carbon filtered, makes it one of the purest drinks in the world!
Fact 2 : A litre of vodka weighs only 953 g and not 1 kg as one might imagine!
Fact 3 : As opposed to popular belief, vodka does go bad if stored for longer periods of time. Ideally, vodka has to be consumed within 12 months of the manufacturing date!
Fact 4 : Up until 1885, vodka was only sold in 12.3 litre buckets–and even still, it was a very popular drink. Thankfully, smaller bottles were introduced so that we don’t spend the early part of our work week coping with a massive hangover!
Fact 5 : While traditional vodka has exactly 38 percent alcohol, the European Union recognizes any such drink with more than 37.5 percent alcohol content as vodka. On the other hand, all vodka sold in the United States has to have 40 percent or more alcohol content.
Fact 6 : Due to the high production and consumption of vodka in America, countries like Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, all Nordic and Baltic countries, Poland and areas of Slovakia and Hungary, these regions constitute the Vodka Belt!
Fact 7 : Apart from getting you drunk, vodka can also be used for other purposes. For example, soaking your razor blade in vodka after a shave disinfects it and prevents rusting! Vodka can also be used for cleaning glasses and bathrooms because the alcohol tends to kill, mould and mildew! Of course, this is assuming you have enough money to switch from Harpic to vodka!
Fact 8 : While there are varied accounts of where vodka originated–either in Russia or Poland–the first variations of Russian vodka were meant for medicinal purposes. It is also reported that Polish vodka was scented and used as aftershave!
Fact 9 : According to some historic accounts, vodka was used to make gunpowder in Sweden in the 15th century!
Fact 10 : While clear vodka is very popular, its flavored versions are also widely available. Some of the best vodka flavors are red pepper, ginger, varying fruit flavors, vanilla, chocolate (unsweetened), and cinnamon.
Source : Mensxp
Everyone knows that you shouldn’t put metal inside of a microwave. But there are other lesser known items that should be kept out too.
Here are some of those items:
Running the microwave without anything inside of it can damage or even cause a fire since there is nothing to absorb the microwaves.
2) Paper Bags
Paper bags can release flammable toxins when put inside the microwave.
3) Aluminum or Tin Foil
These are metallics and can catch fire.
4) Take Out Containers
These are typically made of plastic which can melt and sometimes they have metallic components which can catch fire.
5) Frozen Meat
It’s difficult to assess how well heat evenly distributes through meat depending on its thickness. Bacteria can grow and spread when heat isn’t properly distributed. So, its best to defrost meat in the refrigerator.
6) Travel Mugs and Bottles
Unless your bottle or mug specifically says that it’s microwave safe, then you should keep it out of your microwave. The stainless steel can block heat from warming the contents of your mug and also damage your microwave. The plastic type can melt.
7) Yogurt or Butter Containers
These containers will not be able to handle the high temperature of your microwave. They can also release chemicals into your food.
8) Hot Peppers
If they don’t catch fire first, they can release chemicals that will burn your eyes when you open the microwave door.
Don’t do it. Not even for a few seconds. Not unless you want to unleash toxin into your food and clean up a melted mess in your microwave.
10) Sauce or Dip Without a Cover
You’ll end up cleaning a splattered mess, so make sure you cover it even if it’s just with a paper towel.
Grapes will explode in your microwave and, believe it or not, can catch fire.
Source : Home Hacks
Are you having a hard time losing weight? It may not be your diet’s fault, just the way you’re living. Below, are the top six tips and tricks we think you could use to help you lose weight on your own. From reducing your sugar intake to working on your cardio, let’s help you reach your dream weight and shave off those pesky pounds.
1. Reduce Your Sugar Intake :
High sugar consumption can lead to a variety of health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and obesity. Believe it or not, the average American consumes roughly 15 teaspoons of sugar every day. However, most of this sugar is hidden in highly processed foods, meaning you’re not even aware you’re eating it.
Sugar negatively affects your body in a few ways. When there is an excess of sugar in the body, your liver begins to process the extra sugar and turn it into fatty acids. Fatty acids are then stored as fat cells throughout your body. To prevent this effect, limit your intake of processed sugars. If you do have a sugar craving, reach for a piece of fruit instead as this is a healthier sugar option.
2. Lemon Water Detox :
Lemon water was the first water detox recipe ever made and is commonly used amongst the general public. Its sweet, delicious flavor links it to many health benefits that you can use to your advantage. Plus, lemon water is only water with lemon mixed in. No matter if you serve it hot or cold, it has a wide array of benefits, such as a weight loss tool.
Recent studies have shown that detoxing for weight loss can help increase your metabolism, aiding you in breaking down more food quickly. Not to mention, drinking a cold or warm cup of lemon water a day is generally a healthy habit in itself.
3. Get a Better Night’s Sleep :
Although getting a full night of sleep is important for your overall health, it can also help you lose weight and prevent you from putting the pounds back on again. In fact, researchers have found that people who get less sleep are nearly 55 percent to become overweight, than those who get a better night’s sleep. This is because sleep deprivation changes your appetite hormones, making you eat more than you should.
To improve your sleep, there are a few changes you should make to your nightly routine. Limit screen time before bed and put away your cell phone. You should also optimize sleep conditions in your bedroom may maintaining a comfortable temperature and making sure the room is totally dark.
4. Increase Your Fiber Intake :
Eating foods that are rich in fiber can boost weight loss and make you healthier overall. Be sure to focus on increasing your intake of foods that hold water-soluble fiber. This is particularly helpful for weight loss because it makes you feel full when you eat it. Fiber makes the emptying of your stomach take longer to complete. This, in turn, causes your stomach to expand and your body to release satiety hormones that tell you to stop eating. This will naturally cause you to eat less. Fiber can also help promote the growth of healthy bacteria in your gut. The healthier your gut flora and fauna are, the lower your chances of developing obesity.
5. Replace Soda and Juice :
Instead of grabbing another soda or glass of juice, instead, reach for a glass of cold water. Soda, juice, and other beverages often contain high amounts of sugar and calories. These drinks are a risk to anybody’s diet.
On the other hand, drinking more water can actually help you to lose weight. One study found that drinking water actually increased the amount of calories burned by your body by between 24 and 30 percent for an hour after consuming the beverage. Additionally, drinking water before eating a meal can make you feel fuller faster, thus reducing your calorie intake and helping you cut down those pounds. This is especially effective for people who are middle-aged and older. So, the next time you feel thirsty, grab a glass of water.
6. Perform Cardio Exercise :
There is no need to head out the gym to get in your daily exercise. Instead, consider doing some kind of cardio exercise at home. This type of workout is a great way to burn calories, boost your physical health, and improve your mental stamina. Cardio is great for reducing body weight, boosting your metabolism, and lowering your risk of developing certain diseases like heart disease. Studies have shown that cardio is especially effective at removing dangerous belly fat.
In the home, you can do yoga, watch a cardio workout video, or do a basic cardio workout. If you have exercise equipment in your home, you can also walk or jog on the treadmill, use the stair climber, or cycle on an indoor bike.
Losing weight is no easy process, but it starts with you. With a little hard work and dedication, in addition to following the tips and tricks we mentioned above, you’ll reach your desired weight in no time. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to kickstart your healthy life and watch those pounds drop .
Source : Gym Buddy Now
The world’s most famous couple, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are no longer a union, following a long-year history of being together and a two year marriage.
There are actually quite a few scenarios why these two broke-up that have become the talk of the country. Here are are the top 7 reasons backed up by claims that support it:
Angelina’s erratic and bizarre behavior. This one is no mystery as Brad himself has revealed in an interview that sometimes Angelina’s behavior was too difficult to handle–fair enough considering that he was the one to blame for their break-up.
Pit’s drinking and smoking issues have gone out of control. According to Hollywood tabloids, Pit’s drinking and smoking addiction was hard to manage and affected Angelina and the kids in a bad way as he reportedly had sudden outbursts of anger towards his family.
Another secondary reason, which seem to have added fuel to the fire was Pit’s choice to go on vacation to Croatia with his close buddies rather Angelina and their kids, which of course, made Angelina infurious.
Brad Pitt had secretly gotten back together with his ex. Poor Jennifer Aniston has been thrown in a love triangle for years ever since her split with Brad, and now more than ever, some people still involve her somehow to the Brand/Angelina split. So according to this scenario, Brad Pitt still loved and met with Jennifer Aniston in secret, something that perhaps Angelina was aware of.
Pit’s called out the name of Gwyneth Paltrow during sleep. Some gossip sources claim that while sleeping at night pit called randomly the name of Gwyneth Paltrow, which has reportedly got Angelina butt heard enough to file a divorce. Not sure if we believe it as it comes from non-credible sources but it might be a reason too.
Clash of parenting styles. According to their lawyers and official sources, it was a clash in parental styles that was the tip of the iceberg and made Angelina file for divorce. Angelina reportedly had a looser approach to her kids while Pit wanted more discipline. We aren’t sure if this is the primary reason they broke up as they claim but it seems to have played a part.
A private detective hired by the likes of Angelina has revealed that Brad Pit’s affections weren’t only focused on Angelina. The detective has specifically found that Pitt shared some intimate moments with the gorgeous actress Marion Cotillard, after meeting her on the scenes of the movie Allied. Further details pertaining to the matter like why these two got closer to each other are still under investigation.