The Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) Diet was devised by the U.S. government's National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) to give guidance to people who have blood cholesterol problems. The TLC Diet doesn't have a recommendation for how many calories people with cholesterol problems should eat daily because calories don't affect cholesterol levels directly.
TLC Diet GuideLines
TLC Diet Guidelines -- you should eat:
Less than 7% of the day's total calories from saturated fat.
25-35 percent of the day’s total calories from fat.
Less than 200 milligrams of dietary cholesterol a day.
Limit sodium intake to 2400 milligrams a day.
Just enough calories to achieve or maintain a healthy weight and reduce your blood cholesterol level. (Ask your doctor or registered dietitian what is a reasonable calorie level for you.)
How does the TLC Diet work?
Start by choosing your target calorie level. If your only concern is lowering LDL, the goal is 2,500 per day for men and 1,800 for women. Need to shed pounds, too? Shoot for 1,600 (men) or 1,200 (women). Then cut saturated fat to less than 7 percent of daily calories, which means eating less high-fat dairy, such as butter, and ditching fatty meats like salami. And consume no more than 200 milligrams of dietary cholesterol a day—the amount in about 2 ounces of cheese. If after six weeks your LDL cholesterol hasn’t dropped by about 8 to 10 percent, add in 2 grams of plant stanols or sterols and 10 to 25 grams of soluble fiber each day. (Soluble fiber and plant stanols and sterols help block the absorption of cholesterol from the digestive tract, which helps lower LDL. Stanols and sterols are found in vegetable oils and certain types of margarine, and are available as supplements, too.) On TLC, you’ll be eating lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat or nonfat dairy products, fish, and skin-off poultry. Exactly how you meet these guidelines is up to you, though sample meal plans are available.
Reasons For Drug Use A drug is any chemical substance that can alter the structure and function of a living organism. People use drugs for many reasons. Some individuals need drugs for health reason-to maintain a normal life or to alleviate specific symptoms or complications of diseases or other conditions. Other people indulge in drugs to alter their moods.
Guidelines for Exercise in the Cold Problems related to exercise in cold weather include frostbite and hypothermia (abnormally low body temperature). Frostbite can lead to permanent damage loss of a body part from gangrene. This can be prevented by adequately protecting exposed areas, such as fingers, the nose, ears, facial skin, and wrists. A stocking hat is preferable for two reasons: (1) blood vessels in the scalp do not constrict effectively, so a significant amount of heat is lost if a head covering is not worn, and (2) a stocking-type hat can be pulled down to protect the ears. In very cold or windy weather, you can use surgical or ski masks and scarves to keep facial skin warm and to moisten and warm inhaled air. All exposed or poorly protected flesh is vulnerable to frostbite when the temperature is low and the wind chill high.
Arteries of the Body Function and Pictures Arteries facts
Arteries are vessels that conduct blood away from the heart
Arteries transport oxygenated blood under pressure to the cells of the
body. (The pulmonary artery is an exception; it transports deoxygenated blood
to the lungs)
The arterial wall consists of three primary layers:
The innermost layer consists of simple squamous epithelium (the endothelium)
surrounded by a connective tissue basement membrane with elastic fibers.The
middle layer consists mainly of smooth muscle and is usually the thickest layer.
It not only provide support for the vessel but also changes vessel
diameter to regulate blood flow and blood pressure.The outermost layer,
which attaches the vessel to the surrounding tissue, consists of connective
tissue with varying amounts of elastic and collagen fibers.
Exercises for Pregnant Women Exercise does wonders during pregnancy. It boosts mood, improves sleep, and reduces pregnancy aches and pains. It also prepares you for childbirth by strengthening muscles and building endurance, and makes it much easier to get back in shape after your baby's born.
Osteoporosis Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention Osteoporosis is a widespread condition that causes fractures. Osteoporosis is defined as a systemic disease characterized by low bone mass, microarchitectural deterioration of bone tissue with the consequent increase in bone fragility and susceptibility of fracture. Osteoporosis is a disease of thin bones that break easily. We have nice strong vertebral structures on the left and thin porous bones that snaps easy. So the role really of your situation in this disease is trying to recognize these people before there’s a fracture, when you know they’ve got thin bones, and treat them and see if you can actually prevent the fracture.
Criteria for osteoporosis is based on bone densitometry readings and a standard deviation or two below your peak bone mass would be considered osteopenia, or thin bones but not osteoporotic. A value of two standard deviations below would be osteoporosis and worthy of investigation and/or treatment. The World Health Organization took a slightly different stance and most of the bone densitometry equipment manufacturers installed this definition in their software, and that is: osteoporosis really starts at 2 ½ standard deviations, or a T-score of -2.5, and severe osteoporosis means not only do you have a low T-score but you’ve had a fragility fracture of some sort. Either a collapsed spine, a broken hip, a broken wrist with relatively mild trauma. So we have a functional definition, a quantitative definition, and I think we have a pretty good framework to work with in terms of understanding who we need to recognize and treat.
Transient ischemic attacks Symptoms and Treatment Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) are neurogical deficits (such as loss of vision in one eye, inability to speak, paralysis, or weakness of one side of the body) of sudden onset that last for less than 24 hours. Although they are symptomatically similar to minor strokes, they do no discernible lasting damage to brain function.
The major importance of TIAs is their role as a predictor of stroke. When a person describes a “light stroke”, it is often a TIA that is meant. If left untreated, TIAs can indeed lead to major strokes, with permanent damage to all parts affected.
Candida albicans Causes, Those at Risk, Symptoms and Treatment Candida albicans is a fungus that is normally present on the skin and on membranes of the mouth, throat, intestines, and vagina. It becomes an infecting agent only when there is some change in the body environment that allows it to grow out of control.
Heat Stroke Long Term Effects Are you looking for heat stroke long term effects? here is some good article about heat stroke long term effects.
Heat stroke is a form of hyperthermia, an abnormally elevated body temperature with accompanying physical symptoms including changes in the nervous system function. Unlike heat cramps and heat exhaustion, two other forms of hyperthermia that are less severe, heat stroke is a true medical emergency that is often fatal if not properly and promptly treated.
Foods to help anemia treatment Abnormally low numbers of red blood cells and reduction in the amount of hemoglobin in those cells results in anemia. Because red blood cells are needed as carriers of oxygen to the tissues, oxygen supply to the body is subsequently interrupted. The exact cause of anemia must be diagnosed by physician before any treatment can begin.
Anemia can be caused bay an iron deficiency due to blood loss from excessive menstrual flow, gastrointestinal bleeding and ulcers, during pregnancy, breast-feeding, from frequent blood donations, colon cancer, or lack of iron in the diet. It can result from autoimmunity, a condition in which the immune system mistakenly attacks itself, in this case the red blood cells; or from a malfunction of the bone marrow system when it is adversely affected by infection, cancer or toxic chemical exposure or radiation. Anemia can also occur because of a deficiency of vitamin B6, B12, folic acid, or copper; and from certain anti-inflammatory drugs or antibiotics or an excessive consumption of alcohol. Genetics may also be a factor.
Propofol infusion syndrome and other side effects Propofol (INN, marketed as Diprivan by AstraZeneca) is a short-acting, intravenously administered hypnotic agent. Its uses include the induction and maintenance of general anesthesia, sedation for mechanically ventilated adults, and procedural sedation. Propofol is also commonly used in veterinary medicine. Propofol is approved for use in more than 50 countries, and generic versions are available.
Heat Stroke Prevention Tips Each summer we hear about athletes suffering serious heat illness, particularly heat stroke, during recreational running events, marathons and fun runs. In order to prevent becoming a statistic, it's helpful to learn about the most common types of heat illness and take precautions if you exercise in hot weather. Here is some tips for heat stroke prevention.
Alternative Therapies for Asthma You probably have heard of several so-called "alternative" therapies for asthma. These are treatments that are not conventional and are usually given by nonmedical people. Most of these "treatments" do not help asthma and are often very expensive. However, people are sometimes tempted to try alternative therapy, which is often advertised by means of testimonials as having great benefit. People always hope that this will provide
a "cure" and allow them to stop their asthma treatments.
It should be stressed that these treatments have no proven benefit when tested in
proper clinical trials, although there may appear to be some improvement at first because
of the "placebo" effect, since suggestion may, for a short time, improve asthma symptoms.