Fever and its causes

Fever is a condition which causes the body temperature to rise so as to help the immune system fight off a virus. There are many causes of this condition; it could be due to some specified medication that one takes for some other disease or even some kind of stressful situation. In most cases the temperature of an individual’s body rises in response to some kind of flu virus that may have entered the victim’s body. The body raises its temperature to counter the effect of the virus, so that makes fever a kind of defense mechanism the body employs to get rid of the virus, but this defense has his own side effects. Fever is like a double edged sword which does damage to the opponent as well as its wielder, the opponent being the flu or whatever kind of substance that has managed to raise a red flag in the body’s immune system. We are the wielders of this sword and the damage done is the rise in temperature. The rise in temperature is not a problem as long as it is under 103F, but when it crosses that line, then its time to start worrying and also time to take the victim to the hospital where a proper diagnostic can be done and the cause of the fever can be found out and be cured. However, if the temperature is under 103F, then there is not much to worry about, this is because experts say there is no reason to medically lower the temperature if it’s under 103F. Thus, there is no need to go to a doctor unless and until you feel like you are in the North Pole and people can make an omelet on your forehead.

As kids we have always been taught that if your temperature is slightly above 98.6F, it means that you have go0t fever and should take medicines immediately to put an end to it. However, this number is an average and is not the golden number for everyone in the world. Studies have shown that the normal temperature of a person can range from 96.5F to 1000.5F. Everyone in this world cannot have the same temperature and boys generally have a higher body temperature when compared with girls. The only way to find out what your normal body temperature is by reading your temperature every four hours every day for three days. Once you have an idea about your body temperature range, then you will easily be able to figure out when the fever has started in your body and when it has ended.

Always keep in mind that fever is not a disease by itself, it is a reaction of your body to counter any kind of virus that has entered it and that is why it is very important to stay healthy all the time. If you do get sick even with all the precautions you have taken, you have little to worry about as fever is rarely dangerous. Fever generally causes problems when the body temperature soars over 103F and that would be a right time to pay your doctor a visit. However, fever can have a totally different outcome if its victim is a heart patient; this is because even if the body temperature of a heart patient rises by 2F, there is about twenty five percent more strain on his heart as the metabolic rate of the patient starts rising rapidly. Fever is not a very serious issue, if you are living a healthy life. So always stay fit and you will rarely fall sick.

Feet exercises and Benefits

There are many numbers of causes which can result in foot pain. One of the most common causes of foot problems when it comes to women is standing for a very long time. According to a observation made by researchers, majority of the women spend about four hours standing every day. Apart from that foot pain can also be caused because of injuries. Sprained ankles are one of the common injuries that result in pain in the feet.

Foot Exercises for Pain Relief

the exercises can be easily done anywhere, they do not require a special time. All you have to do is keep ten to fifteen minutes spare for these exercises.

Foot Exercise # 1

The first foot exercise is known as the towel stretch. It is one of the many foot exercises fused for treatment of plantar fasciitis. Practically, it should be done in the morning, before you begin with your daily chores.
• Get a towel and place it over your foot.
• Gently start pulling the towel towards you, but make sure that your knee does not bend.
• Hold in this position for as long as possible and release, this exercise has to be repeated about five times.

Foot Exercise # 2

the next exercise for the feet is marble lifts. It helps in building arches in the foot, hence is extremely helpful to anyone who wants to get rid of flat feet. You will need marbles to do this exercise, but if you do not have marbles at your home, you can make use of anything else that is available, this can include things like pens, pencils, scales and other such things. Place something like a mug or a glass near your feet, all you have to do is, pick up the marble or whatever item you have chosen for the exercise and place it in the glass. This exercise has to be done at least ten times every day.

Foot Exercise # 3

Sit on the edge of a chair, make sure that your feet are placed firmly on the ground and knees are perpendicular to the ground.

• Place both of your feet in a towel in such a way that there is equal space on both sides of the towel.
• Grab the towel with your toes try to roll the towel away from you, make it roll as far as you can.
• When you are rolling the towel, five essential muscles of the feet will be toned at the same time, which will result in the formation of an arch in your feet.
• Make sure that you do this exercise at least five times a day.

Foot Exercise # 4

the next exercise is a very simple drop foot exercise. It is very simple to do this exercise and you can do it at work or even when you are watching television.
• Stand next to a wall so that are maintain good balance.
• Lift one foot off the floor and pull the foot up, in such a way that you are able to touch the front of your shin bone.
• Stay in this position for as long as possible and repeat this procedure at least ten times for best results.
The feet are very important body parts as they carry the load of the whole body, make sure that you take good care of them, otherwise they just might collapse under the load.