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What to do if you are afraid of cold and wind? Have some Tianqi ginseng lean meat soup

  Recommendation: Department of Clinical Nutrition, Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine

   main effect: nourishing blood and nourishing qi

  Recommendation reason: people who are afraid of cold and wind, people with deficiency of qi

   Ingredients: 10g ginseng, 8g Tianqi powder, 3~5 red dates, 250g lean meat (for 3 persons).

   Cooking method: ginseng slices, red dates washed, cored and cut in half, and the lean meat is washed in water and picked up for later use; put the above three ingredients into a pot, add 1500ml of clean water to boil on high heat and turn to low heat for 1 hour. Add Tianqi powder, turn off the heat after 2 to 3 minutes, add salt to taste, drink the soup and eat the residue. (Note that Tianqi powder has a better effect of dissolving at high temperature in a short time)

   Soup Comments:

   Ginseng is warm in nature, which is especially suitable for people with qi deficiency such as puffiness, cold fear, tiredness and lazy speech, prone to sweating, and long urination. Qi is the commander of blood, blood is the mother of qi, and the relationship between qi and blood is inseparable. Tianqi here mainly plays the role of invigorating blood and replenishing blood, combined with red dates that can “enrich blood” through cyclic adenosine monophosphate, and lean meat with high iron content. , To replenish qi and blood at the same time, so that the dual qi and blood supplement can better achieve the purpose of qi. It should be noted here that unless Qi deficiency is combined with congestion, they should usually avoid using Tianqi alone, so as not to further aggravate Qi deficiency.

The doctor reminded: the snowy road is easy to fall and it is necessary for the elderly to “cat winter”

   Xinhua News Agency, Changchun, November 24th (Reporter Zhao Dandan) Changchun has experienced frequent snowfalls in recent days, and the road surface is very slippery. Many elderly people suffered fractures and injuries due to falls. The doctor reminded: In case of rain and snow, middle-aged and elderly friends should minimize going out. If you must travel, you should wear non-slip shoes, take small steps when walking, stretch your head slightly forward, and lean forward slightly to ensure that your center of gravity moves forward. Step on each step before taking the next step to avoid slipping and injury.

   The reporter learned from many hospitals in Changchun that due to the recent frequent rain and snow, the number of patients with bone injuries in emergency and orthopedic clinics has increased significantly. In the People’s Hospital of Jilin Province, the ward of the Department of Traumatology and Osteopathy is full of beds.

   “Just thinking about walking downstairs, I didn’t expect that the soles of my feet slipped and my wrists were comminuted fractures with my hands, and I needed surgery. I can’t go anywhere this time.” I was hospitalized in the Department of Traumatology and Orthopedics. Said Mr. Huang, a 60-year-old patient.

   According to Cui Yang, deputy chief physician of the First Department of Traumatology and Bone Diseases, Jilin Provincial People’s Hospital, wrist injuries account for a large proportion of fall patients. Many people are accustomed to supporting the ground with their hands when they slip and fall. In fact, it is wrong to do so and it is easy to cause wrist fractures.

  ”In addition to the easy fracture of the wrist, fractures of the hip and lumbar spine are also particularly frequent, and they are more serious than wrist fractures.” Cui Yang said that the elderly can easily cause lumbar fractures if they sit down gently. If you do not receive proper treatment after a fracture, the mild ones are often accompanied by pain, which affects the quality of life; in the severe cases, you cannot walk independently, you will lose the ability to take care of yourself and even be life-threatening.

   Cui Yang reminded that the handling of the elderly after a fall is very important. First of all, after a fall, you should call a professional for help quickly, do not move, stand and walk without authorization, to avoid fracture displacement, aggravation of soft tissue damage or secondary vascular and nerve damage. Secondly, do not apply heat or massage to the injured area without authorization to avoid spreading the blood stasis and aggravate the fracture. In addition, if it is determined that it is an ordinary fall injury and there is no fracture, you should pay attention to the warmth of the fall injury.

   Winter is cold and slippery, and the clothes are clunky. Experts suggest that the elderly should be accompanied by family members as much as possible. If conditions do not permit, don’t “fight”, and timely “cat winter” is also necessary.

Heart failure is not a “patent” for the elderly, young and middle-aged people who stay up late and overwork should be vigilant

   Xinhua News Agency, Hefei, November 26 (Reporters Bao Xiaojing, Lin Miaomiao) After Double Eleven, the Hefei courier Xiao Zhang is very busy. He originally thought he was just catching a cold, but he didn’t expect to suffer. Viral myocarditis combined with heart failure, after the doctor’s all-out rescue, the crisis turned into peace-November 26 is the National Heart Failure Day, experts suggest that heart failure is not a “patent” of the elderly, and there has been a trend of youthfulness in recent years. Respiratory diseases such as colds occur frequently in autumn and winter, and can also become the “culprit” of heart failure.

   Cheng Jinglin, director of the Department of Emergency Medicine of the Second Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, said that there have been many cases of patients like Xiao Zhang in recent years, mainly young white-collar workers who work overtime and stay up late or over-fatigued students. Malignant arrhythmias, including ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, high-III degree atrioventricular block and other symptoms have been common in young patients, and these can induce heart failure. For some genetically susceptible people, if the cold persists, it can cause dilated cardiomyopathy and eventually lead to heart failure. Among the middle-aged and elderly people, those with cardiovascular disease should prevent colds. Respiratory and lung infections caused by aggravated colds may induce more serious problems such as heart failure.

   According to Zhang Jian, director of the Heart Failure Center of Fuwai Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, there are many heart failure patients in my country, the number exceeds 10 million, which is very harmful, but many people do not understand heart failure. Heart failure will occur in the terminal stage of various types of heart diseases, and the rate of death and disability is very high. As the terminal stage of the development of various types of heart diseases, heart failure can be caused by a variety of causes. Its occurrence often requires a process. Once it occurs, it is very difficult for treatment to reverse. Therefore, we must pay special attention to the “emergent” red flags. Factors that can overload the heart and cause myocardial damage can cause heart failure. People with basic diseases such as hypertension, coronary heart disease, diabetes, pulmonary heart disease, and myocarditis are at high risk of heart failure. Some young people may eventually develop heart failure due to stress, overwork, or even a cold.

   Cheng Jinglin said that young people staying up late to work, study, play mobile phones, and play games in Internet cafes all night, these bad habits will lead to excessive fatigue, and some people have a cold or diarrhea after they are young and do not have a good rest. Will lead to “lack of energy.”

   Zhang Jian introduced that there are two types of heart failure. Acute heart failure like “storms and rains”, patients will suddenly experience severe discomfort; there are many chronic heart failures, which can manifest as decreased energy and physical strength in the early stage, such as It used to be effortless to climb stairs, but now the upper two floors are “out of breath”, and there may also be symptoms such as memory loss, night insomnia, and loss of appetite. “Once you experience the typical symptoms of heart failure such as difficulty breathing after activities and holding your breath at night, you should go to the hospital in time.”

Cold hands and feet, use astragalus cinnamon sticks

  Pu Zhaohe, Associate Researcher, Department of Chinese Medicine Information, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

  Some people experience coldness, whiteness, numbness and even pain in their hands and feet as soon as the temperature drops. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that cold hands and feet (jueleng) are mostly related to the weakness of the human body and insufficient kidney yang, which causes cold evil to block yang and loss of qi and blood. This phenomenon is mostly women and the elderly.

  Recommend a prescription to relieve cold hands and feet: take 40 grams of astragalus, 10 grams each of cassia twig and dried ginger, 30 grams of white peony root, 12 grams of angelica, 15 grams of Wang Buliu line, 6 grams of attached tablets (decoction first 30 minutes), 6 grams of roasted licorice, 10 jujubes, decocted in water, 1 dose a day, 1 course of treatment for 7 days, and 2 to 3 courses of treatment.

   Warming Yang to dispel cold, activating blood and nourishing blood can alleviate the symptoms of cold fingers. Above is the “Astragalus and Guizhi Wuwu Decoction” (Astragalus, Radix Paeoniae Rubra, Guizhi, Ginger, Jujube) in “The Synopsis of the Golden Chamber”. Among them, Astragalus is sweet and warm in nature, can nourish the qi of the spleen and lungs, reusing this product can replenish qi and promote blood circulation, and promote blood circulation throughout the body; Cinnamon sticks are pungent and warm in nature, which can dispel cold and relieve the surface, warming the meridians; white peony and angelica are nourishing The effect of regulating yin and blood by regulating blood; Wangbuliu promotes blood circulation, diuresis, and dredging collaterals; dried ginger warms yang to dispel cold, with tablets to warm the kidney and yang, the two flavors are combined to strengthen the yang to eliminate yin and cold, and the whole body and limbs are relieved by cold temperature. Roasted licorice and jujube can nourish qi and benefit the spleen and reconcile various medicines. Combination of various flavors can benefit the temperature and yang, dispel cold and dredge collaterals, promote blood circulation and nourish blood. Generally, taking 5~8 doses can restore the yang qi to qi and blood, and relieve the coldness of the fingers; even take 2~3 courses of treatment, the remaining symptoms are expected to be eliminated. During the medication, soak your hands and feet in hot water, or add pepper and tangerine peel in water to soak in water for better results. In addition, if the patient can combine Tai Chi, skipping rope, brisk walking, etc., it can also help improve symptoms.

  It should be reminded that cold hands and feet are often associated with diabetes, thromboangiitis obliterans, Raynaud’s disease, hypothyroidism, rheumatoid arthritis and other diseases. People with such diseases also need to pay attention to the treatment of the primary disease.

Cod liver oil, best to eat in the morning

   Song Xiaohong, Deputy Chief Physician of Pediatrics Department, Northwest Women’s and Children’s Hospital

   Cod liver oil is the common name for vitamin AD. Newborn babies grow fast, and it is difficult to meet the intake of vitamin A and vitamin D under normal feeding, and additional cod liver oil needs to be supplemented. So, how to eat cod liver oil and how to maximize its effect? Let’s talk about it today.

   Vitamin A, which is rich in cod liver oil, is an essential substance for human growth and development. Vitamin A deficiency can cause skin roughness, corneal softening, and night blindness. Supplementing cod liver oil in an appropriate amount can prevent vitamin A deficiency. Vitamin D can effectively promote the absorption of calcium, phosphorus and other substances, promote bone growth, and prevent rickets. It is especially necessary for infants and young children in the period of rapid growth and development to supplement vitamin D in time. Cod liver oil also contains unsaturated fatty acids, which are important nutrients for brain nerve vitality and can promote intellectual development.

   Generally speaking, it is recommended to start cod liver oil supplementation for babies who are 14 days old, and it can be added one week after the birth of premature babies. Take 1 capsule a day until you are 2 to 3 years old. There is also a relatively suitable time to eat cod liver oil. 1. Eat with calcium. When taking calcium, you can add cod liver oil to eat together, which can better help calcium absorption. If you do not take calcium, you can also feed it alone, or eat it with milk and meals. 2. Eat in the morning. Cod liver oil is relatively better to eat in the morning. At this time, the baby is full of energy. It is the time when the day’s physical activity starts, and the nutrients can be quickly absorbed by the body. In addition, the baby is mostly outdoors at this time, and the sun can also help the body to supplement vitamin D to a certain extent.

  Many parents have questions, do babies need to take cod liver oil when they are often in the sun? In fact, sun exposure is a natural way to supplement vitamin D, but to obtain sufficient vitamin D, many conditions need to be met. For example, the sun should be sufficient, the area of ​​the child’s exposed skin should be large enough, and the time in the sun should be long enough. These conditions are restricted and affected by the season, climate and living habits, so it is not as convenient as oral cod liver oil. Moreover, the baby’s skin is delicate and prolonged exposure to the sun may cause damage to the skin. Therefore, it is recommended to pay attention to vitamin D supplementation while basking in the sun to ensure that the intake is up to standard.

Dry eyes in winter, remember the “four nos”

   Entering winter, the climate is dry and windy. Do you have dry eyes, soreness, and blurred vision? According to the Economic Daily-China Economic Net Health Channel, the dry temperature and high indoor temperature in winter can easily accelerate the evaporation of tears, which can cause dry eyes and tearing symptoms. In addition, if you surf the Internet for a long time, play with your mobile phone, it is more likely to aggravate eye discomfort. What factors are likely to cause dry eyes? Below, Economic Daily-Health Channel of China Economic Net will summarize and organize for you.

  Don’t overplay with electronic products

   Nowadays there are frequent “head-down families” in the streets and alleys. Many people are highly concentrated when using computers, mobile phones and other devices, and the number of blinks is significantly reduced. Over time, tears will evaporate too quickly and the metabolism of tears will be delayed, which can easily induce dry eye. According to a “winter white-collar dry eye syndrome” survey, 88.89% of the white-collar workers involved said they had dry eye symptoms, and 66.66% had their eyes rested after using the computer for more than 2 hours.

  Don’t rely too much on eye drops

  Long-term use of eye drops to moisturize the eyes, be careful that the more you drop the eye, the more it gets drier, because most eye drops on the market contain preservatives, which will destroy the tear film on the eye surface. If you use antibiotic eye drops, eye drops On the one hand, the antibiotic ingredients will destroy the normal ocular surface structure, and on the other hand, it will cause the normal eye flora to be imbalanced, the eye’s anti-infection ability will be weakened, and dry eye will be aggravated.

  Don’t wear contact lenses for a long time

   Wearing contact lenses will slow down the metabolism of tear fluid between the contact lenses and the eyes. Contact lenses may also attach airborne bacteria, dust and other particles to irritate the eyes, so it may also induce or aggravate dry eye. Ophthalmologists say that about two out of ten contact lens wearers will have dry eyes. Experts pointed out that some contact lenses on the market have high moisture content, but the higher the moisture content of the lens, the stronger the water absorption, and the dry eyes will become more serious.

  Don’t stay in an air-conditioned room for too long

   Staying in a heated or air-conditioned room for a long time in winter, because the room is dry, tears evaporate faster, and it is more likely to induce dry eyes. Therefore, do not stay in an air-conditioned room for a long time in winter. You can also use a hot towel to apply your eyes. Remember to turn on a humidifier in a heated room. It is best to wear a windshield when you go out, especially if you don’t stay up late and use your eyes regularly. Life habits.