Thursday, July 7, 2016

HEALTH TIP

Development of atherosclerosisCORONARY ARTERY DISEASE

If your coronary arteries narrow, they can't supply enough oxygen-rich blood to your heart — especially when it's beating hard, such as during exercise. At first, the decreased blood flow may not cause any coronary artery disease symptoms. As plaque continues to build up in your coronary arteries, however, you may develop coronary artery disease signs and symptoms, including:
  • Chest pain (angina). You may feel pressure or tightness in your chest, as if someone were standing on your chest. This pain, referred to as angina, usually occurs on the middle or left side of the chest. Angina is generally triggered by physical or emotional stress.
    The pain usually goes away within minutes after stopping the stressful activity. In some people, especially women, this pain may be fleeting or sharp and felt in the neck, arm or back.
  • Shortness of breath. If your heart can't pump enough blood to meet your body's needs, you may develop shortness of breath or extreme fatigue with exertion.
  • Heart attack. A completely blocked coronary artery may cause a heart attack. The classic signs and symptoms of a heart attack include crushing pressure in your chest and pain in your shoulder or arm, sometimes with shortness of breath and sweating.
    Women are somewhat more likely than men are to experience less typical signs and symptoms of a heart attack, such as neck or jaw pain. Sometimes a heart attack occurs without any apparent signs or symptoms.

When to see a doctor

If you suspect you're having a heart attack, immediately call  your local emergency number. If you don't have access to emergency medical services, have someone drive you to the nearest hospital. Drive yourself only as a last resort.

If you have risk factors for coronary artery disease — such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, tobacco use, diabetes, a strong family history of heart disease or obesity — talk to your doctor. He or she may want to test you for the condition, especially if you have signs or symptoms of narrowed arteries.

Causes

Coronary artery disease is thought to begin with damage or injury to the inner layer of a coronary artery, sometimes as early as childhood. The damage may be caused by various factors, including:
  • Smoking
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes or insulin resistance
  • Sedentary lifestyle

Risk factors

Risk factors for coronary artery disease include:
  • Age. Simply getting older increases your risk of damaged and narrowed arteries.
  • Sex. Men are generally at greater risk of coronary artery disease. However, the risk for women increases after menopause.
  • Family history. A family history of heart disease is associated with a higher risk of coronary artery disease, especially if a close relative developed heart disease at an early age. Your risk is highest if your father or a brother was diagnosed with heart disease before age 55 or if your mother or a sister developed it before age 65.
  • Smoking. People who smoke have a significantly increased risk of heart disease. Exposing others to your secondhand smoke also increases their risk of coronary artery disease.
  • High blood pressure. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can result in hardening and thickening of your arteries, narrowing the channel through which blood can flow.
  • High blood cholesterol levels. High levels of cholesterol in your blood can increase the risk of formation of plaques and atherosclerosis. High cholesterol can be caused by a high level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), known as the "bad" cholesterol. A low level of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), known as the "good" cholesterol, can be a sign of atherosclerosis.
  • Diabetes. Diabetes is associated with an increased risk of coronary artery disease. Type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease share similar risk factors, such as obesity and high blood pressure.
  • Overweight or obesity. Excess weight typically worsens other risk factors.
  • Physical inactivity. Lack of exercise also is associated with coronary artery disease and some of its risk factors, as well.
  • High stress. Unrelieved stress in your life may damage your arteries as well as worsen other risk factors for coronary artery disease.

THOUGHT OF THE DAY


A SchoolBoy Was Killed And Another Injured Due To Their Vehicle Veering Off The Road

A nine year old school boy was killed and a tri shaw driver got injured and hospitalized as the tri shaw they were in lost the control and veered off the road at pachchanur area  in Trincomalee-Batticloe main road yesterday(07) morning according to the police.

The Muththur Police are conducting an investigation on the accident.


Unprotected Railway Crossing Keepers Have Launched A Strike By Demanding the proposed Wage Hike

The unprotected railway crossings keepers island wide numbering around 2000 have launched a strike action  this morning by demanding the proposed wage hike for them.

According to the secretary of keepers of unprotected railway crossings association nimal chandrasiri authorities have failed to grant the proposed rs.5000 wage hike for them.

The department of railways have earlier advised the public including the motorists to be in alert when using unprotected railway crossings due to the strike.

Joint Opposition Group Appointed A Shadow Cabinet

Image result for parliament sri lankaThe Joint Opposition group in the parliament which backs former president Mahinda Rajapakshe had today(07) appointed a shadow cabinet .


Accordingly former president Rajapakshe was given the Prime Minister's Post as well as the ministerial portfolio of defense and buddha sasana .

The "pivithuru  hela urumaya  "party leader MP Udaya Gammanpila has been appointed as Minister of Law and Order,MP Dallas Alahapperuma appointed as Minister of Education ,MP Namal Rajapakshe has been appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs and MP  Bandula Gunawardena appointed as Minister Of Finance in the Joint Opposition Group's shadow cabinet.

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Shop Owners In Hambanthota District Have Staged A Protest Against VAT Increase By Closed Their Shops

Image result for protest clipartMost of the shop owners in Hambanthota District(In Southern Province) have staged a protest campaign today(07) by closed their shops against the recent VAT(Value Added Tax) increase by the government.

Due to the closure of shops daily activities in the District have paralyzed and consumers too faced hardships it has been reported.

The shop owners have staged a protest march against the VAT increase this evening.Government has increased VAT from 4% with effect from 02nd of May.

"GARDEN IN MONTMARTRE WITH LOVERS" (1887)A POPULAR PAINTING OF YESTERYEAR DUTCH ARTIST VINCENT VAN GOGH(1853-1890)

Media Spokesman Of National Freedom Front Muzammil Has Been Further Remanded Until 13th Of July

Image result for remandedThe Media Spokesman of the National Freedom Front Mohommad Muzammil who was detained by the financial crimes investigations division(FCID) in connection with an investigation on  misusing of vehicles belonging to Presidential Secretariat has been further remanded today(07) until 13th of July by the Colombo Fort Magistrate .

Muzammil was detained by FCID on 27th of June after recorded a statement from him over the allegation  leveled against him.The suspect is due to be produced before the court on 13th of July.

 He was further remanded after being produced before Colombo Fort Magistrate today.

Deputy Minister Thevarapperuma And Twelve Others Including Nine Mothers Detained Over Children's School Admission Issue Released On Bail

Image result for bailThe Deputy Minister Palitha Thevarapperuma along with twelve others including nine mothers who were detained by Police over unlawful assembly at meegahatanna primary collage to get admission for children to grade one class were released today(07) on bail after being produced them  before the Mathugama Magistrate .

The above mentioned persons recently staged a protest campaign at meegahatanna primary collage premises by demanding ten students should be given admission to the grade one class of the school.

The Deputy Minister Thevarapperuma even attempted to commit suicide over the demand and later he was hospitalized and detained on the incident.

However due to the Minister's protest school authorities had given admission to the ten students of protesting mothers and later nine mothers who participated the protest campaign  were detained by the Police on 05th of July when they accompanied their children to school.

The school authorities even taken steps to expel the ten students who were given admission to the school due to the deputy minister thervarapperuma's influence..

All Four Accused In Female Doctor's Rape And Murder Case Encountered By Police

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