Explore the health and wellbeing issues concerning quiet time and QT syndrome.
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Learn about Quiet Time and QT Syndrome The remedies of stress are all to apparent in our society here in the 21st century, the technologies we thought were going to lighten loads have sped things up and made our lives more hectic. Everybody must be instantly accessible or opportunity might pass on by also it seems. In the manic quest for esteem and success something is lost along the way that part of you which is essentially you the part that isn’t defined by how many material possessions you have or what you do for a living. But you can really introduce yourself to yourself by adding a little quite time to your daily schedule. A walk along the beach time out for some field good yoga anything to quite the mind, meditation is the art of quieting the mind and the benefits of magnificent. In a study done by the Harvard medical school, those who meditate regularly enlarge the brain centers responsible for attention, working memory and sensory processing. These are the faculties that usually decline with age. It seems that quiet time can turn back time when it comes to brain function. Quiet time is especially important for children without it a child might become over stimulated and in patient with simple tasks. The home is so often a buzzling environment making effort to factoring some routine quite time for your child. Schools in America, Canada, England and Australia are including daily mediation for the young students. The results show a decrease in the members and severity of attention deficit disorder cases and a general increase in knowledge retention and exam performance over all. It seems quite times spend focusing on the inside you can enhance life for you on the outside. Take a walk on the quite side. The world is well acquainted with heart disease it’s the number one killer on the planet while most of us are concerned about clumps of cholesterol. There is a new heart disease that has real dictating recent times and it has scientists and doctors somewhat baffled. It’s called QT Syndrome. It only affects one in every 5,000 people resulting in less than 3,000 deaths per year in the US but scientist are keeping a close eye on it thinking it maybe the cause of sudden infant death syndrome. So what is QT Syndrome? A QT is the space on the ECG between 2 particular electrical peaks. If the space is long you have long QT Syndrome if it’s too short, you have short QT Syndrome. When the heart pumps it’s electrical system needs to recharge between beads, if you have long QT Syndrome your heart takes too long to recharge it so for the next pump. You may experience dizziness or even faint. Heart exercise and intense emotions can trigger a fainting episode and unfortunately some people don’t wake up. To decrease the risk of sudden death the options are to take better block of medications and implant a defibrillator that will shock the heart into action if it stops. There are very few symptoms involved with long QT syndrome making it difficult for GP’s to diagnose, short QT Syndrome is easier to spot. Patients may feel fast irregular heartbeats accompanied by anxiety and chest pain. Both QT syndromes are genetic so it will be interesting to see how gene therapy in the future will impact on those suffering from this mysterious disease. In QT syndrome on a molecular level the heart has a problem channeling potassium into its cells.