Tips For Relieving Arthritis Pain

If you’re having recurring arthritis pain, you already know how severe it can be. You also know how much you struggle to find solace from all of the pain. This disease has yet to have a formal cure, but luckily, there are some tips that can help you achieve some much needed arthritis pain relief.

A great form of pain relief that will warm you right up is moist heat. You can buy hot packs and heating pads for around $10 – $30. You could also make a homemade heating pad – they both work in the same way.

Get yourself a towel!  What you want to do with the towel is dampen it with warm water. Then you can do one of two things: you can either heat it up in your microwave from 10 seconds to a minute (depending on the wattage of your microwave) or heat it in an oven. Continue reading “Tips For Relieving Arthritis Pain” »

Normal Cholesterol Levels? What Are They?

   Cholesterol levels are determined by a blood test showing how much of each type (good “HDL” and bad “LDL”) that you have in your bloodstream. Knowing what proper to have will depend on your age, your sex and the country you live in.
   What is considered to be a good level for a child would be considered off for an adult and vice versa. Some countries measure cholesterol using a different grading (such as the metric system) than other countries.
   Standard is to check the levels in milligrams. You might see a reading that shows 160 mg/dL on your results. This means that your cholesterol is at 160 milligrams in a liter of blood.
   Because of the abundance of fast food and sedentary lifestyles, even young children can become affected with high cholesterol. While some of it can be passed down through the family genes, usually when a child’s weight creeps up to an unhealthy level, they get the same health risks for their heart and other organs that an adult does. Continue reading “Normal Cholesterol Levels? What Are They?” »