Working Parents Health Issues 2
Kidney stones can form when urine contains too much of certain substances. These substances can create small crystals that become stones.
The biggest risk factor for kidney stones is dehydration.
Kidney stones may not produce symptoms until they begin to move down the tubes (ureters) through which urine empties into the bladder. When this happens, the stones can block the flow of urine out of the kidneys. This causes swelling of the kidney or kidneys, causing pain. The pain is usually severe.
Epilepsy was one of the first brain disorders to be described. It was mentioned in ancient Babylon more than 3,000 years ago. The strange behavior caused by some seizures has contributed through the ages to many superstitions and prejudices. The word epilepsy is derived from the Greek word for "attack." People once thought that those with epilepsy were being visited by demons or gods. However, in 400 B.C., the early physician Hippocrates suggested that epilepsy was a disorder of the brain -- and we now know that he was right.
Seizures are a common event, and 4% of people will experience one in their lifetime. The potential to have a seizure depends upon the threshold of the brain to withstand excess electrical activity. A blow to the head can cause an electrical spike causing a seizure, and sometimes seizures just happen.
Steps to take if you witness an individual having a seizure include:
The first step is to take a deep breath and try to stay calm.
Make certain that there is nothing nearby that can be struck by the person having the seizure.
Don't hold the person down. A seizure is a violent and forceful event, and bystander injury is a possibility.
Sweating and body odor
Some people would argue that sweating is enough of a problem all by itself. It's a necessary evil -- one of the less-attractive aspects of human physiology that we try to avoid dealing with as much as possible.
Sweating is simply your body's way of cooling down when you get overheated. Sure, it can be gross and annoying. It runs into your eyes, melts your makeup, leaves marks on your clothes and makes you smell bad. But you shower it off, put on antiperspirant/deodorant to keep down the moisture and odor, and go about your day. For an unlucky few, however, sweating is more than just something that happens when they exercise or hang out by the pool in the summer. At best, it's incredibly embarrassing and uncomfortable.
Bronchitis is inflammation of the main air passages to the lungs. Bronchitis may be short-lived (acute) or chronic, meaning that it lasts a long time and often recurs.
Acute bronchitis generally follows a viral respiratory infection. At first, it affects your nose, sinuses, and throat and then spreads to the lungs. Sometimes, you may get another (secondary) bacterial infection in the airways. This means that bacteria infect the airways, in addition to the virus.
People at risk for acute bronchitis include:
The elderly, infants, and young children
Persons with heart or lung disease
Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix. Once it starts, there is no effective medical therapy, so appendicitis is considered a medical emergency. When treated promptly, most patients recover without difficulty. If treatment is delayed, the appendix can burst, causing infection and even death. Anyone can get appendicitis, but it occurs most often between the ages of 10 and 30.
Early symptoms of appendicitis are those symptoms that most people with this condition may recognize and complain of. They include lower right sided abdominal pain of gradual onset, feeling sick (or nausea), and loss of appetite. Any one with these three symptoms can be assumed to have appendicitis until proven otherwise.
Even though appendicitis is a very common condition, it could often be difficult to diagnose with certainty because it is a mimicker of a host of other diseases and conditions. Because of this difficulty in the diagnosis of appendicitis, a 15 % error margin is allowed in the diagnosis of appendicitis. This means that in almost 1 in 5 cases, your doctor may miss the diagnosis.
Arthritis is a term that includes a group of disorders that affect your joints and muscles. Arthritis symptoms include joint pain, inflammation and limited movement of joints. When a joint is inflamed it may be swollen, tender, warm to the touch or red.
For most people arthritis pain and inflammation cannot be avoided as the body ages. In fact, most people over the age of 50 show some signs of arthritis. Joints naturally degenerate over time. Fortunately, arthritis can be managed through a combination of medication, exercise, rest, weight-management, nutrition, and, in some cases, surgery.
At present 25% of population suffers allergy in our country. 5% of them are suffering from asthma and even in developed countries like USA there is 10% increase in Asthma patients every year.
The symptoms of Asthma vary from person to person and in any individual from time to time. It is important to remember that many of these symptoms can be subtle and similar to those seen in other conditions. All of the symptoms mentioned below can be present in other respiratory, and sometimes, in heart conditions. This potential confusion makes identifying the settings in which the symptoms occur and diagnostic testing very important in recognizing this disorder.
The following are the four major recognized asthma symptoms:
Shortness of breath, especially with exertion or at night
Wheezing is a whistling or hissing sound when breathing out
Coughing may be chronic, is usually worse at night and early morning, and may occur after exercise or when exposed to cold, dry air
Chest tightness may occur with or without the above symptom
About two thirds of people will experience neck pain at some time. Prevalence is highest in middle age, with women being affected more than men.
The aetiology of uncomplicated neck pain is unclear. Most uncomplicated neck pain is associated with poor posture, anxiety and depression, neck strain, occupational injuries, or sporting injuries. With chronic pain, mechanical and degenerative factors (often referred to as cervical spondylosis) are more likely.
Neck pain usually resolves within days or weeks, but can recur or become chronic. In some industries, neck-related disorders account for as much time off work as low back pain .The proportion of people in whom neck pain becomes chronic depends on the cause, but is thought to be about 10%, a similar proportion to low back pain.
Sleep is a naturally recurring state characterized by reduced or absent consciousness, relatively suspended sensory activity, and inactivity of nearly all voluntary muscles. It is distinguished from quiet wakefulness by a decreased ability to react to stimuli, and is more easily reversible than being in hibernation or a coma. Sleep is a heightened anabolic state, accentuating the growth and rejuvenation of the immune, nervous, skeletal and muscular systems. It is observed in all mammals, all birds, and many reptiles, amphibians, and fish.
Influenza (commonly called Seasonal Flu) is one such disease that spreads around the world in epidemics, killing millions of people in pandemic years and hundreds of thousands in non pandemic years. Each year, influenza epidemics affect 5-15% of the global population but the rates may reach 40 - 50% in high risk groups.
Flu is highly contagious as the virus spreads quickly where people work in closed premises. One infected employee can be a source of internal contagiousness (infect other co-workers), external contagiousness (infect customers) and family contagiousness (his/her family members). As Flu can cause 3 days or more of high fever and more than 5 days of missing office, it increases the costs to the company (labour cost, productivity costs, replacement cost & medical cost).