September 14, 2022

Since aging is a constant and universal process, elderly individuals face many health problems associated with aging. One problem common in old age is constipation.  It is estimated that 40% of individuals aged 65 and older experience constipation, which increases to 74% if they live in a nursing home.

If it is not treated, it can cause many complications including fecal incontinence, anal fissures, bowel perforation, gas and bloating. For constipation management, pharmacological, non-pharmacological and surgical treatment methods can be used. Considering the cost and complications of pharmaceutical treatment, the tendency to use non-drug methods such as complementary medicine and traditional medicine has increased.

The main non-pharmacological methods generally used in constipation treatment are lifestyle changes including increasing physical activity, liquid consumption and fiber consumption. In addition, biofeedback, acupressure, reflexology and abdominal massage are other preferred methods for constipation management.

September 14, 2022

Hardening of the arteries is a common disorder that occurs when fat, cholesterol, and other substances build up inside the walls and arteries and form hard structures called plaques. This is often aggravated by inflammation of the arteries. Over time, this can block the arteries and cause a wide number of cardiovascular conditions. Coronary artery disease concerns the delicate arteries supply blood to the heart.

September 10, 2022

An embarrassing condition caused by bacteria and other pathogens that grow in the mouth. Gum, mints, mouthwashes and other products designed to fight bad breath are only temporary cures and may actually compound the problem by feeding the bacteria. Essential oils are particularly helpful in overcoming the root causes of bad breath and thus helping to prevent serious diseases throughout the body that begin in the mouth.

August 31, 2022.

Environmental pollution associated with heavy metals has been of global concern over many decades. These heavy metals are natural components of the environment but high rate of industrialization has been responsible for their wider diffusion and dispersal in the environment. Cadmium as a heavy metal has received considerable concern environmentally and occupationally as it has longer half-life and low rate of excretion making its level in the environment to increase.

August 31, 2022

Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of mortality in all countries. Extreme emotional stress situations such as anxiety or depression are linked to increased cardiovascular health risk. Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) patients who are admitted to the cardiac care units (CCU) frequently suffer from depression and anxiety. Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) describes a range of conditions caused by reduced blood flow in the coronary arteries to the heart. The decreased blood flow makes part of the heart muscle unable to function properly and may even cause permanent heart tissue damage. Anxiety while experiencing ACS contributes to poor recovery outcomes and increases the risk of mortality making managing stress and anxiety during ACS critical.

 Aromatherapy is the use of essential volatile oils or aromas extracted from plants for therapeutic purposes. One of  the  most  widely  used  essential  oils  in  aromatherapy  is  lavender. Lavender has long been used as traditional medicine. Lavender is an incredible herb with antidepressant and anti-anxiety properties. A decrease in anxiety or depression has been reported in different studies following lavender prescription. Also, aromatherapy with lavender has been studied in episiotomy, ’Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and cancer patients due to its sedative, hypnotic, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory effects.


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