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Exposure to Sunlight
DID YOU KNOW?
…up to 80% of lifetime sun exposure occurs before 18 years of age because children are outdoors three times more than adults?
…it can take between 10 and 20 years for the damage to your skin from childhood sunburns and suntans to develop?
…the sun’s rays can penetrate clothing, especially if it’s wet?
…up to 90% of all skin cancers are caused by the ultraviolet rays of the sun?
Be especially careful in the sun if you or your child has …
* fair skin and/or freckles
* blond, red, or light brown hair
* blue, green, or grey eyes
* a large number of moles
* a tendency to burn easily, tan little, or not at all
* a family history of skin cancer
* long periods of daily exposure or short periods of intense exposure
From a pamphlet offered as a public service by The Alliance of Children’s Hospitals, Inc.
Does Your Child Have Learning Problems?
More and more children are diagnosed as hyperactive or have learning disorders. At the present time, the usual form of treatment for these children lies heavily on drugs such as Ritalin which though have a calming affect, are also associated with unpleasant side effects. This form of treatment persists in spite of research which shows that most of these children are, in fact, victims of allergic reactions to foods or environmental contaminants.Most of the children return to normal when their allergies are identified and receive appropriate treatment.
There are specific signs which can help parents identify children who may have allergy problems. These are: frequent respiratory, bronchial, sinus, ear infections; poor school performance , runny nose, dark circles under eyes, headaches, stomach aches, stuffy nose, sniffling, coughing, and wheezing.
Therefore, all children displaying some of these symptoms should first be evaluated for allergy. Newer methods are now made available to uncover such reactions to foods and environmental contaminants that are usually not picked up by standard testing. If you would like information about the testing or treatment call us today at 314-921-5600.
Hay fever is probably one the most common allergies. Basically, hay fever is an allergy of the nose and eyes. It is commonly associated with airborne pollens. However, it is also aggravated by numerous causes, such as house dust, feathers, house dust mite, chemical fumes, odors, molds, and animal dander. The time of the year that your hay fever starts may even identify the cause. If you suffer in the spring and fall, it may be pollens, but if it starts in the winter when the air in the house is confined, it could be house dust. Symptoms of hay fever and nasal allergies may be recurrent colds, runny nose accompanied by nasal discharge, a lot of sneezing, itching and watering of eyes, itching of the roof of the mouth, and at times, may be associated with wheezing, difficulty in breathing, and cough. Suffers with winter-type nasal allergies may show little or no discharge, but may have postnasal drainage and tend to repeatedly clear their throat, sneeze, sniff, or experience an itchy nose. In contrast, the symptoms may be the opposite and appear as a stuffy or blocked nose.
Very often, people may get temporarily relief from over-the-counter medicines or nose sprays. However, these may aggravate the problem, and allergy-sufferers have been known to become hooked on nasal sprays. The best way to treat hay fever and nasal allergies is to find the cause, and either avoid the cause or find a physician knowledgeable enough to treat such nasal allergies.
Dr. Sultan has helped thousands of people with hay fever, pollen and mold allergies.
LDL (low density lipoprotein) cholesterol is considered a “bad guy” – the cholesterol that clogs arteries. HDL (high density lipoprotein) cholesterol is the “good guy”. It is desirable to have LDL levels below 130 mg/dl (milligrams per deciliter of blood) while HDL should be above 35 mg/dl. LDL levels of 130-159 are borderline for heart disease and 160 and above places you at high risk.
Did You Know That …..
* Garlic kills germs and can come to the aid of cold symptoms?
* Patients who sprain their necks get better and more complete recovery when bed rest is replaced by regular exercise?
* Ounce for ounce, raw green peppers have 250 times as much vitamin C as oranges?
* Exercising females who are lactating tend to have a larger volume of breast milk than those who are sedentary?
* Taking gelatin protein is no benefit in strengthening fingernails because gelatin can’t form keratin, the protein found in nails and hair?
* Nearly 90% of the finger-prick cholesterol tests give falsely high readings due to the fact that blood found in the fingers most often has naturally higher levels of cholesterol.