Health Care Logy Written by Doctors and Medical Students. Wed, 19 Aug 2009 06:30:32 +0000 en hourly 1 Top 10 Home Remedies To Treat Arthritis Mon, 17 Aug 2009 16:35:29 +0000 admin Arthritis might have been a trouble for you since long. With this article, we will put light on home remedies to cure arthritis. You might have tried many medications and drugs to cure it. But it is not just about pain management, you need to cure it internally. The inflammation and pain can be due to many reasons. Lack of calcium can also be one of them. It can be an inherited disease too. Here is a list of top 10 remedies to treat arthritis.


  • Eating vegetarian food can help you in curing the problem. The increased intake of unsaturated fats can reduce the pain of the joints. So, eat healthy and stay comfortably. If it is difficult for you, then you can consume fishes like salmon and herring. They are rich in unsaturated fat and reduce inflammation. Eat an apple daily as the research shows its positive effect on arthritis.
  • Stay calm and composed. Never burden your life with tension and stress. The depression can worsen your situation.
  • A dehumidifier is advisable at home. The pain can be relieved by maintaining a steady air pressure. An increase in air pressure can make you feel low.
  • Consumption of alfalfa tea twice a day is good for health. You can also try mixing two teaspoons of lemon with one teaspoon of honey and one cup warm water. It gives you relief and relaxes your mind.
  • Turmeric powder or guggulu when taken in half a teaspoon daily can help you too. Tea made out with bathua leaves is very beneficial. Doctor’s advice garlic and walnuts in normal diet.
  • Start your day with black sesame seeds by soaking it overnight in water. Your swelling and inflammation can be reduced by drinking pineapple juice.
  • Raw beets soaked in berry wine for a day can help you ease out the pain. Drink it three times a day.
  • Oils made out of emu, olive or ginger is very good. It can be massaged on the joints to get out of pain. Arthcare oil is a herbal one that can be used on the joints. A mixture of camphor and coconut oil can also be used for massage.
  • Hot water can be gently applied on the joints using clothes. Kerosene and hot vinegar is very good to rub. Sandalwood powder paste can also be rubbed.
  • Epsom salt mixed in hot water can be used for soaking the joints.

The home remedies are purely natural and do not have any side effect. Many people have used the above methods and have got rid of the pain and trouble. You can even search for online methods to cure it. Many solutions are just a click away from you. You can increase your knowledge on it. If the pain still persists, consult an orthopedic doctor. They can advise you many solutions. Even joint replacement is possible these days due to the presence of technology. Eat healthy and balanced diet and give up all your tensions and worries.

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Greatest Steps Involved In Preventing AIDS Mon, 17 Aug 2009 06:05:56 +0000 admin AIDS is the most deadly disease and anyone who is found to be HIV positive becomes very liable to many small and mild ones too. Your body’s immunity weakens up. It is not able to fight with the attacking bodies. It is your responsibility to be cautious in whatever you do to prevent it. Prevention is better as this disease has no cure at all. HIV blocks the protection provided by your body from the foreign particles. The primary protection can be done by having safe sex. The exchange of body fluid is the major medium of its transfer; hence use of condoms is advisable.


Never use a used syringe for injection. Always opt for fresh disposable ones available in the market. If you need to undergo a blood transfusion, then be careful. Ensure that the blood is approved by the government. Some people have misconception that it might spread by shaking hands or touching. The fact is that it is no way related to it. You should know the initial symptoms of the disease. Public awareness plays a vital role in the process. Many educational programs are being run on television and newspaper which talks about the hazards related to it.

aids prevention

Many school and colleges teach their students how to protect themselves from AIDS. A stranger can pose danger for your life. Never have physical relationship with whom you don’t know and without condom. Don’t try to save your money by using the infected syringes. It can take your life away. So, use a disposable sterilised needle. If you have any sort of doubt about it, contact your nearest health centre. Get a medical check up done. Always screen the blood that you are going to transfuse. People working in and around health centres should carefully handle the body fluids.

The meaning of body fluid is not just limited to blood. It might be anything like semen, pre-ejaculate and breast milk. They all are responsible for transmission. It consists of various forms of free virus. Till now there has not been any cure of AIDS. Some natural methods or allopathic medicines can increase the life span. Colloidal silver or gold act as a natural dietary supplement. They are very safe to use and does not harm your body. It has no side effects. The infections occurring in the body are reoccurring in nature. It becomes prone to minor cold or cough. Keep a track of all your body symptoms and reaction.

It is you who can stop yourself from getting infected. The virus that causes the infection can spoil the body response mechanism. They can integrate with the host DNA. Your small steps to avoid the risks can be very fruitful. Gather maximum possible knowledge on prevention of AIDS. Many online sources can guide you well. The liquid supplements can strengthen your immune system. They regulate the hormonal balance too and fasten up the treatment process. Preventing the disease can save your entire life. You need not struggle with the disease.

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Top Rated AIDS Awareness Programs Thu, 13 Aug 2009 11:24:21 +0000 admin Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome or AIDS is a terrible disease which has afflicted millions of people worldwide. This syndrome is caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV); it destroys the immune system of the body making you vulnerable to other foreign agents and particles. In spite of millions being spent on research every year, this disease remains to be evasive without a permanent cure or vaccine.

AIDS awareness programs

We all know AIDS is spread through different ways but the most common one still remains unprotected sex. The only way to prevent contracting AIDS from your partner or sexual companion is to use a condom. Though not hundred percent foolproof, this is the only method which has been highly successful in controlling the spread of this disease. Prevention is the only key to stay safe of this dreaded disease; hence, there are hundreds of AIDS awareness programs and campaigns conducted all across the world to awareness among the public. Listed below are a few of these which have become highly popular for their creativity to continue educating the public on the use of condoms.

  • Bubble Campaign – This AIDS awareness campaign by Denmark’s AIDS-Fondet was targeted to fight against stigmatization associated with the disease. It shows a person walking inside a balloon wearing a t-shirt which is inscribed: Prejudice is one of the worst side-effects.
  • Catch the sperm – This widely acclaimed program is from Switzerland and is actually a small game created by This game was an instant hit especially among youngsters and is still downloaded by many.
  • Condom ringtone – This ad campaign, launched very recently by the BBC World Service Trust and Bill Gates has become very popular creating much awareness in the society. This ringtone was downloaded by a whooping number of people and continues to be heard even today.

Aids protection

  • Condom tree – This is a brilliant AIDS awareness program that is carried out in Australia. In order to promote the importance of safe sex among the Aborigines, NCHS placed new condoms on river gums and eucalyptus trees; thus making this highly effective contraception available to all.
  • Human hour glass – This ad campaign from France was designed to inform public that at least one person dies from AIDS every ten seconds. It shows a large human hour glass which is visually eye-catching and very appealing.
  • Take out a condom – This is an AIDS awareness program that was showcased in Brazil on the World AIDS Day. Huge posters carrying the word ‘AIDS’ was propped up all across the city; the catch was in the condoms that decorated this word. Hundreds of people expressed solidarity by interacting with the poster.

Wonderwoman aids poster

  • Where is AIDS – This is yet another highly popular AIDS campaign bought out in Brazil based on the theme of the book, ‘Where’s Waldo?’
  • Protect Yourself from AIDS – This campaign was started in France on the night before the World AIDS Day 2007. Hundreds of bicycles with pink saddles were lined up which carried the significant message – And you, what do you do to protect yourself?
    Statue of Sorrow – This one from Canada features a woman’s statue inscribed with the words, ‘AIDS is still around’.

AIDS continues to be a harrowing and horrible disease to strike our society; it is not more campaigns that we need but more people who are receptive to the meaning of these campaigns.

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Very Important Methods to Fight & Survive Cancer Tue, 11 Aug 2009 13:05:53 +0000 admin Cancer is a much dreaded disease that affects millions worldwide. But you do not have to stop living just because you have this disease. Modern medical science has made many breakthroughs in the recent times and today you have medications to control this disease to a large extent. But there is still a large section of the society which continues to remain ignorant about battling and surviving cancer.

Green tea to survive cancer

If you have been diagnosed with cancer, here are a few tips that could help you to survive this disease.

  • Find out if you are at risk for developing cancer. Most of us know cancer can be caused by smoking, environmental carcinogens, genetic mutations and viruses, but there are many more risk factors for developing cancer. There is a very useful interactive tool developed by the Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention that can be used to determine your risk level for twelve different cancer types.
  • The best way to survive cancer is to detect it at the initial stage. If the disease is diagnosed in the primitive stages, you chances for remission and long-term survival will also be better. Do not put off consulting a doctor if you notice any symptoms. There are also many screening tests like Pap smear and scans to detect cancer at its earliest stage.
  • It is advisable to consult an oncologist or a specialist if you notice any signs or symptoms or have been diagnosed by your family physician. Specialists will be better informed about the latest medications, clinical trials and the most recent therapeutic options which could be beneficial to control your disease.
  • There are many treatment option tools that are available on the internet. Use a good and reliable one like NexProfiler that contains a list of the various treatment options available for the different types of cancers and its advantages and disadvantages. It is very helpful to reach a decision as it can be personalized to the type of cancer you are suffering from.
  • Stick to your treatment protocol at all times. It is extremely necessary to be committed to your doctor and the treatment method he puts you on. Take the medications on time and follow the necessary lifestyle changes if any. Remember, it is your life and nobody else can be blamed.
  • Be up-to-date and well informed about your disease. Today, thanks to the internet, there is such vast amount of information that is readily available at the click of a button. In addition to information about your condition, there are also many centers that offer financial aid and medical policies that can help your monetary difficulties. The two best cancer web sites that come highly recommended are the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute.
  • If you have to go in for specialized procedures like stem cell transplant or bone marrow transplant, you could either seek the advice of your specialist or search for hospitals offering these services. If you have any financial difficulty, you could also search for hospitals or charity organizations that have been set up to provide monetary help to cancer patients.

And above all, remember to have a smile on your lips and a song in your heart. An optimistic and positive outlook towards life is the first step towards remission.

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20 Ways to Prevent any Kind of Cancer Tue, 11 Aug 2009 06:29:22 +0000 admin Prevention is better than cure; this wise old saying is so apt for cancer, especially in these times when one out of every hundred is suffering from this dreaded disease. Medical science with all its cutting edge technology has only succeeded in controlling cancer, but not finding a permanent cure for it.

Prevent Cancer

This makes it all the more necessary to prevent yourself from getting this disease. Listed below are some preventive measures that you could adopt into your lifestyle to beat cancer;

  • Buy vegetables and fruits grown using organic fertilizers as most pesticides are proven to be carcinogenic.
  • Detergents and cleaning solutions contain formaldehyde, phenol, ammonia and other similar chemicals, all of which are carcinogenic in nature. Try to minimize the use of these as much as possible; instead use natural ways and means like white vinegar to clean your home.
  • Many cosmetics contain chemicals like formaldehyde and sodium lauryl sulfate which when mixed with other ingredients lead to the formation of nitrosamines which are carcinogenic. Talcum powder is also a known cause of ovarian cancer especially when used on the genital region. Purchase cosmetics and toiletries which contain natural ingredients and are environment friendly.
  • Are vaccines harmful? – Though we have always believed vaccines to be life-saving drugs, this is not always the case. Many vaccines, especially the recent ones, are not tested for carcinogenicity.
  • Cut down on the amount of time you spend on the mobile or on computers. Increased exposure to electromagnetic fields can put you at risk for developing cancer.
  • Avoid ultraviolet rays – The UV rays present in sunlight can cause skin cancer, hence avoid being in direct sunlight as much as possible. Wear sunscreen with a high SPF or carry an umbrella if you have to be outdoors for a long time.

Quit smoking

  • Quit Smoking – Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer and remember that passive smoking is just as ha!
  • Exercise – Obesity is another risk factor for developing cancer, especially colon, breast and uterine cancer. Reduce the fat intake in your diet; exercise regularly and keep fit.
  • Consume foodstuffs rich in fiber like wheat, rice, leafy vegetables and fruits.
  • Avoid taking preserved and canned food especially those which contain nitrate as this can cause esophagus and gastric cancer.
  • Cut down on the consumption of alcohol; this can be put at increased risk for liver cancer.
  • Increase the use of food stuffs rich in antioxidants like garlic, turmeric and tomatoes and green vegetables like lettuce, cabbage, broccoli and brussel sprouts.
  • Decrease the intake of sugar in your diet. Studies now associate high sugar diet to a high risk of colorectal cancer in women.
  • Use healthy oils like olive oil, sunflower oil and coconut oil for cooking purposes.

Don't drink tea or coffee

  • Do not use oral contraceptives and hormone replacement therapies as this increase a women’s risk for developing uterine, breast and cervical cancer.
  • Eat food rich in Vitamin A and C as these vitamins can provide protection from stomach and lung cancer.
  • Use salt sparingly in your daily diet.
  • If you are sexually active, make sure either you or your partner does not suffer from Human papillomavirus infection as this is a leading cause of cervical and vaginal cancer.
  • Try and get a sound sleep for atleast 6-8 hours everyday.
  • Live a balanced life physically and emotionally.
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Top 10 Signs and Symptoms to Figure out Skin Cancer Fri, 07 Aug 2009 09:29:54 +0000 admin Skin cancer is a much dreaded form of cancer that affects thousands of people worldwide. The society, at large, still remains ignorant about this disease, its signs and symptoms and many consult a physician only after the cancer has progressed or metastasized making it too late for any form of treatment.

Skin Cancer Signs

Skin cancer can be broadly divided into two types; non-melanoma and melanoma. Non-melanoma group includes basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma; non-melanoma cancers are much more frequently seen than melanoma but are less dangerous than the latter. Melanoma is a dangerous form of skin cancer and is a leading cause of death in the western countries. This cancer is treatable if detected in the early stages.

There are many risk factors to developing skin cancer; the most common one being exposure to ultraviolet rays present in sunlight and also in tanning beds. All dermatologists highly recommend the application of a sunscreen with high SPF on the face and other exposed areas of the skin when going out in sunlight. Try to avoid the direct sun between 10 am and 4 pm and seek shade whenever possible. Remember, skin cancer can develop on any part of the skin especially those areas which are constantly exposed to the sun.

Let us take a look at the ten most commonly noticed signs and symptoms of skin cancer;

  1. Look for any changes in color, shape, texture or size to the existing moles, freckles or blemishes on your skin.
  2. A lump or mole on the skin surface usually pale in color and has a smooth texture. It can either have a pearly or waxy appearance. This symptom is commonly associated with basal cell carcinoma.
  3. A firm lump or nodule on the skin which is red in color. This is usually indicative of squamous cell carcinoma.
  4. Any sore on the skin surface that is not healing properly even after a month or any sore that has reopened after healing.
  5. Patches on the skin which appear rough and scaly.
  6. Any sore that bleeds or turns crusty in appearance. Presence of a bleeding sore is mostly indicative of the advanced stage of melanoma, hence has to be immediately examined by a doctor.
  7. Red or brown flat and scaly patches on the skin surface.
  8. Any new growth, mole, patch or lump which looks suspicious to your eyes. They can be itchy or scaly in appearance. Note the ABC’s of skin cancer; they are Asymmetry, Border. Color, Diameter and Elevation. Most of these patches or lumps may be painless but there are some that can be painful.
  9. Any existing moles that increase is size suddenly or become red, pink, tan or brown or appear pale and translucent.
  10. Any warts or a similar growth that has appeared on the skin which may be painful or alternatively itch and become crusty or scaly.

It is ideal to self-examine your skin periodically from time to time. Use a mirror to examine all the parts of your skin especially on the back and if you do notice any of the above mentioned signs or symptoms, it is advisable to consult a dermatologist immediately.

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Skin Cancer that Developed in Michael Jackson Mon, 20 Jul 2009 15:48:32 +0000 admin The ‘King of Pop’ has finally succumbed to the ‘King of Kings’; and ever since, newspapers, tabloids and magazines have rolled out pages of news proclaiming that Michael Jackson suffered from skin cancer which could have been the cause of his death.

Michael Jackson Skin Cancer

There are plenty of rumors circulating that he had cancerous spots and pre-cancerous lesions on his face. He could or could not have but none of us will probably ever know the truth of this statement as he always led a highly secretive and well-guarded personal life.

But we do know one thing for sure; Michael did suffer from Vitiligo and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. In a rare interview with Oprah Winfrey, he disclosed this information as the real reason for his skin color unlike popular belief that he had gone in for skin bleaching procedures to lighten his skin tone. There are many health experts who believe that Michael Jackson could have suffered from skin cancer since he had these skin problems.

Vitiligo is quite a common skin disorder in which one can notice white spots or patches on the skin surface. Human skin produces a pigment called melanin which is responsible for our skin color. People with a darker skin tone have more melanocytes than people with a lighter skin tone. In people with Vitiligo, the melanocytes which are the melanin producing cells, get weakened or destroyed causing less or no production of this pigment which leads to the formation of these white spots or patches. Michael Jackson also suffered from discoid lupus, a form of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, in which red and scaly patches appear on the skin.

Michael mentioned in his interview that in the initial stages of the disease, when he only had a few white patches, he used to cover it up with heavy makeup to match his dark skin tone. But as time went and he developed the patches all over the body, it was easy to apply makeup to lighten his skin tone than to darken it. He always appeared covered from head to toe and hardly revealed his skin in any of his music videos. He finally went in for depigmentation therapy to even out his skin tone when full-bodied makeup became too hard to handle on a daily basis.

Because of the presence of these two diseases, there is a very strong possibility that Michael Jackson could have suffered from skin cancer in his last days. He had been suffering from Vitiligo for the past twenty years; this combined with the heavy use of cosmetics and treatments could have finally taken a toll on his health. It was reported by a leading newspaper that Michael had a surgery to remove a cancerous lesion from his nose and was under therapy to cure his cancer. Apparently, he had a form of skin cancer which was treatable and not dangerous.

Like his entire life, the stories of his skin cancer remain highly speculative. All his fans can hope for is that the autopsy report will finally reveal how ‘Michael Jackson – The Biggest Entertainer of the World’ actually died.

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Triggering out the Top Listed Reasons for Snoring Thu, 16 Jul 2009 16:21:14 +0000 admin Snoring is involuntary and cannot be controlled by the person. He will not be aware of the episode and therefore cannot take any measures to control snoring. The person lying near you on the same bed will get irritated due to this illness as their sleep will be disturbed. In many cases snoring is a symptom of the underlying disease. There are many reasons due to which this symptom is produced.

Reasons of Snoring

Here I will explain you the top ten reasons due to which an individual can suffer from this ailment.

How does snoring occur?

Snoring is caused when there is an obstruction in the airway. It will be difficult to inhale as well as exhale air. When the tongue comes in contact with uvula and soft palate this sound is produced. It is disgusting and will drive your partner out of the bed. When your muscles are weak, this ailment rises up in people. Here are a few reasons due to which snoring is produced in human beings.


Excessive fat deposition in the body can lead to snoring. In such individuals fat accumulation around the neck region apply pressure on the airway especially in supine position. The pressure exerted on the throat blocks the airway and results in snoring.

Alcohol and other beverages

If you are a person who consumes alcohol everyday, snoring is inevitable. Consumption of alcohol and other pills relaxes the muscles of tongue. This leads to snoring as the air passage is blocked.


Researches and studies have proved that people who suffer from sinusitis also tend to have snoring. The sinuses are filled with phlegm and drainage is not proper due to which the air path can get obstructed. Smoking will increase the condition and cause more trouble to the person. It is advisable to stop smoking to prevent snoring.


In such cases treatment will not be effective as the person has got the problem in their genes. You can make a difference in the intensity of the condition. No treatment will be able to get rid of snoring in these individuals.


If you do not use the correct pillow it can cause snoring. Do not use a pillow which is larger in size as it can cause obstruction of the air canal. People have a habit of using two pillows while sleeping. This will increase the pressure around the neck region and produce blockage in the air passage.

Allergic Complaints

People who have allergies are more prone to have snoring. They always have congestion and irritation in their nose and find difficulty in breathing. The only option to get rid of your complaint in this case is by taking proper medication for your allergy.

Fatty food

Avoid fatty foods like milk, dairy products and other substances which will produce accumulation of mucous in your respiratory system. Excessive accumulation of mucous is also a reason for snoring.


Males are more commonly affected by this illness than females because they have a narrow airway. In females the air canal is wider than males which decrease snoring to a considerable extent.


People develop the habit of snoring when they start touching their old age. The throat becomes narrow and dry. The muscles of the tongue and throat get weak which result in this complaint.

Sleeping postures

Some people can have snoring due to their sleeping postures. Try sleeping on sides to decrease your ailment.

Snoring is not a minor problem and can often be a symptom of heart attacks and other cardiac disorders. Take treatment at the earliest to ensure the safety of your life.

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Finding effective natural hair loss treatments Tue, 14 Jul 2009 14:41:31 +0000 admin Note: This is a guest article from webmaster of diet pill reviews webmaster Rachel. She offers various product reviews like proactol, uniquehoodia etc and different weight loss tips and diet plans on her website.

There are many treatment options available to treat hair loss, however not everybody likes the idea of using prescription medication. There is no way to completely cure baldness in all people, everyone is different and so what works for one person may not work for another. Some of the methods that we will look at below are natural treatments which have worked for some people.

Natural Hair Loss


This is where a blend of essential oils are applied to the scalp and then massaged in; they are left here for around 20 minutes. Aromatherapists believe that this stimulates the scalp and increases hair growth.


Some people lose hair because of a decreased blood flow to the scalp, massaging the scalp can improve circulation and improve blood flow to hairs. In mild cases of hair loss this might be enough to get your hair growing again.

You can also purchase electric massagers which have a scalp attachment. Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese method of massage which has been used to improve circulation to the scalp.

Nettle Root

Nettles may sting you, but they can be pretty helpful. They are rich in a number of minerals and vitamins A & C. Nettle root extract can be used to inhibit 5-alpha reductase and has been used in Europe to some effect.

Saw Palmetto

There is a link between prostate problems and hair loss in men. Saw Palmetto has been seen to resolve benign prostate problems by decreasing levels of DHT in the blood.

Saw Palmetto is an anti-androgen and looks like a very promising treatment for preventing hair loss. Women however should not take this without consulting their doctor first.

Rosemary & Sage

These are two herbs which have been used extensively for some time. They are normally used externally and applied to the affected areas. Start by boiling the rosemary, sage, burdock, nettle and peach leaf in a saucepan. Now remove the leaves and use the liquid to wash your hair with, you must however let it go cool first.

Aloe Vera

This has been used by Native Americans, Caribbean inhabitants and Indians to improve the health of your hair. Aloe has wonderful healing properties and can balance the pH level of your scalp while cleaning it. Aloe Vera can be applied in a gel and used as a shampoo.


Although exercise does not directly improve your hair growth, it is recommended as it can improve eth health of your entire body. It will improve the efficiency of your body, and the circulation. This will also help with the digestion of foods and so as a knock on effect improve the health of your hair.

Author Bio: Anita Johnston is an expert in the field of hair loss remedies, natural hair loss and hair loss control due to many hours of research. You can learn more about hair loss remedies and hair loss control by visiting

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Top 10 Vitamins to be Included in your Diet Mon, 13 Jul 2009 10:16:56 +0000 admin Everyone wants to have a healthy body but very few take the pains to supplement their diet with the right amount of vitamins. It is important to consume the standard daily requirement of vitamins which has been decided by WHO. If you body is deficient of a certain vitamin for a long time it can lead to complications. The top ten vitamins which are required for our body are explained here in detail. There are many questions asked by people regarding these vitamins and their uses.

Vitamins to be included in you diet

Vitamins are divided into two types, fat soluble and water soluble. What are fat soluble vitamins? A, D, E, and K are normally found in the fatty tissues present in the body. These are known as fat soluble vitamins. Vitamin B and its components are considered in the group of water soluble. They easily dissolve in water and find it difficult to penetrate into the tissues. These vitamins are not stored in the body and get excreted if present in excessive amounts.

Let me explain you the important vitamins which should be included in the diet to live a healthy life. Always be careful not to take vitamins in excess quantities as they can cause toxic effects on the body.

Vitamin A

There are many health complications which are produced due to decreased intake of this vitamin. Some of the main uses of this vitamin are,

  • Protects vision.
  • Prevents night blindness.
  • Useful for protein synthesis.
  • Produces glycogen.

Thiamine or Vitamin B1

The common uses of this vitamin are,

  • Helps in the metabolism of protein.
  • Produces hemoglobin which is required to supply oxygen in the body.
  • It also promotes growth.

Vitamin B3 or Niacin

Niacin is helpful in performing many activities of the body. Here are a few uses of this vitamin,

  • Helps in energy production.
  • Athletes require more amount of niacin than the other people.
  • Niacin is produced from amino acid tryptophan which is found in turkey meat. Body makes this vitamin even in conditions of deficiency.

Vitamin B6 or Pyridoxine

The main uses of this vitamin are,

  • Helps in protein metabolism.
  • Promotes growth and utilization of carbohydrates.

Vitamin B12 or Cobalamin

Here are a few uses of this vitamin,

  • Important for body building.
  • Helps in metabolism of carbohydrate.
  • Protects the nervous system.
  • Useful to stimulate nerves and cause contraction of the muscles.
  • Control the action of muscles.


This vitamin is more essential in people who perform heavy training exercise. The main uses of Biotin are,

  • Helps in amino acid metabolism.
  • Do not eat raw eggs because it contains Avidin as it inhibits the uptake of biotin.


Riboflavin is very essential in our body. Some of the uses of this vitamin are,

  • Helps in the production of energy.
  • Oxidizes fatty acids.
  • Helps in the metabolism of glucose.
  • They are mainly required to shut down hydrogen ions in Krebs cycle.

Vitamin D

You can find this vitamin from all natural sources. Deficiency of vitamin D can lead to many health problems. Sun is a major source of this vitamin. The main uses are,

  • Helps in Calcium and Phosphorus absorption.
  • Calcium is necessary for proper bone growth and muscular contraction. If your body does not contain enough calcium it can lead to the formation of brittle bones.
  • Phosphorus helps in quick muscle contractions which is necessary if you doing heavy weight exercise.

Vitamin E

Here are a few uses of this vitamin,

  • Helps in protecting the cell membrane and also is a good antioxidant.
  • Useful for treating skin diseases.

Hence vitamins are essential to promote good health and a strong body. The deficiency of these vitamins can lead to many health hazards. Supplement your diet with these vitamins to improve the quality of your life.

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