Simple things may put you at risk of many diseases, say experts. So, watch out for these warning signs.
Insomnia: If you suffer from a lack of sleep or have irregular sleep hours, you need to visit your doctor. According to studies, insomniacs are at twice the risk of suffering a stroke than people who don’t have trouble falling asleep. As one’s sleep deficit increases, so does their blood pressure. Over time, this can lead to inflammation of the vascular walls. Even a couple of nights like that can increase BP. Listen to calming sounds just before you go to bed. For example, the sound of water, the chirping of birds or the faint sound of a horse’s hooves.
Stress: Stress can have a lasting impact on your brain. A new study says that those who experience more stressful situations (work, relationship and health problems) in their middle age are more likely to develop dementia later in life.
Aerated drinks: While having aerated drinks on rare occasions is OK, people who drink more than 8.5 ounces a day are at an increased risk of developing pancreatic cancer. Fizzy drinks with high sugar content cause your pancreas to increase insulin production. This results in pancreatic cells getting exposed to a higher concentration of insulin than other cells in the bod, which in turn creates an imbalance that may cause cancer growth.
Vitamin-D deficiency: While staying outdoors for long periods of time without adequate sun protection is a big no-no, experts say that sun exposure for about 10 to 20 minutes a day is a must. Vitamin-D deficiency increases the risk of respiratory infections. This vitamin is also vital for a strong immune system.