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Health Questions Americans searched about Health Symptoms

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Soumik Datta
  • Google’s ‘Year In Search 2019’ reports will certainly give you insight into the health questions Americans have searched in Dr.Google to know about health symptoms.
  • Two out of ten top questions asked are about hiccups.
  • The other questions include the topic of lowering blood pressure, cholesterol, etc.

Americans have searched various questions related to health throughout the whole year. Out of those, here we will shortlist the top ten questions. They are :

  • What are the ways to reduce blood pressure?

Hypertension is increasing in the community level day by day. The rule of halves for hypertension states that half of the people have no idea about their disease. Half of those people known are not treated and half of those treated are not controlled. So, it is very much important to know about the impact of hypertension on our health. There are several ways to control hypertension without medication. People having hypertension should reduce salt intake. They have to lose weight, quit smoking and start a regular exercise program.

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The daily stress level also should be under control and it certainly helps to keep blood pressure level in control. However, medications are needed when it is not controlled by lifestyle modifications. Hypertension can induce severe diseases like heart attacks and heart failures. So, people should take care of their blood pressure and go for a regular health check-up.

  • What Is Keto Diet?

Keto Diet is currently followed by most of the youngsters to lose weight on an immediate basis. However, there are several risk factors of a ketogenic diet in the long term. In a ketogenic diet, the primary source of energy will be stored fat of the body. The diet will mostly contain proteins and fats. However, it will contain very less amount of carbohydrates so that the energy comes from the burning of the stored body fat.

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  • How To Get Relief From Hiccups?

Most of the time, hiccups can be relieved very quickly. If the hiccups persist, you can breathe into a paper bag, gargle with ice water. Sometimes, holding the breath for a few moments or getting scared also helps a lot to get relief from Hiccups.

According to John Torres, the renowned medical correspondent at NBC News, the hiccups can be easily relieved by drinking water from the backside of a cup. As the water hits the roof of the mouth, the diaphragm gets contracted because of nerve stimulation.

  • How Long Does A Flu Last?

No one wants to get the flu because of miserable body aches with fever and chills. He or she can not get out of bed for five to seven days. However, a flu shot can reduce the intensity and duration of the flu. Taking flu medications like Tamiflu or Xofluza within 48 hours of the beginning of the symptoms can be really helpful in these cases.

  • What Causes Hiccups?

There are no specific causes of hiccups. It happens as a result of unplanned contraction of our diaphragm. It can strike anytime. Much eating, much alcohol-consuming; even chewing gum can result in hiccups. Mental excitement might also be a cause of hiccups.

  • What Are The Causes Of Development Of Kidney Stones?

The chances of developing kidney stones are increasing day by day. It is known as nephrolith or renal calculus medically. The size of a renal stone can vary from a grain of sand to a golf ball. When the substances of urine get concentrated and hardened due to lack of fluid intake, it can develop renal stone. The fluid gets more concentrated with the body minerals like calcium and it will form jagged-edged little crystals. There are few symptoms present in kidney stones. They are :

  • Extreme low back pain in both sides.
  • Vague and persistent pain in the stomach.
  • Blood in the urine.
  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Urine looking cloudy.
  • Fever and chills

The only way of preventing the development of renal stone will be taking a lot of fluids throughout the whole day. According to a study, an adult male needs to drink at least 13 cups of fluid daily while it is 9 cups for an adult female.

  • What Is Human Papilloma Virus?

Human Papilloma Virus causes cervical cancer, anal cancer and it also has a major role in mouth and throat cancer. The virus can be transmitted by sexually. However, most of the time the virus does not cause any harm. Some groups of human papilloma viruses can cause genital warts. It is not that much harmful. The vaccine to prevent Human Papilloma Virus infections can be very much effective. Now, the vaccine can be taken up to 45 years of age.

  • How To Lower Cholesterol?

Cholesterols can be of two types- Good cholesterol and bad cholesterol. Good cholesterol is known as high-density lipoprotein and bad cholesterol is known as low-density lipoprotein or very low-density lipoprotein. High-density lipoprotein transports cholesterol from blood to the liver. On the other hand, low-density lipoprotein can deposit in the blood cause and it can cause heart diseases. Cholesterol-lowering drugs like statins can reduce the risk of heart diseases. Some kind of food items can also reduce the chances of cholesterol deposition.

  • How Many Calories One Should Consume In A Day?

According to the nutritionists, the best way to monitor weight gain is counting calorie intake per day. There is a recommended guideline for calorie intake for each age group. As an example, a 40-year-old, sedentary woman should consume 1,800 calories a day. On the other hand, a 25-year-old, sedentary male can take about 2,400 calories per day.

  • How Long Does Alcohol Stay In Our Body?

A standard drink comprises of 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. Our body can process one drink per hour. The rest of the amount stays in the various organs of our body and it can also go to the brain. According to a study, a male can safely have two drinks a day and the limit is one for females. However, it can vary according to body weight and other factors. However, less alcohol intake can show improvement of mental well being.

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Soumik Datta

An avid sports enthusiast. I write out of passion for the game. The readers should connect with my words if they have the same love and passion for the game.

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