Showing posts with label people. Show all posts
Showing posts with label people. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Do dogs really keep people away from depression?

Do dogs really keep people away from depression?

During the lockdown caused by the Corona pandemic, Kul Prasad Baral bought a golden retriever puppy and brought it to his home. He was not fond of dogs and had no affection for them. However, he says that after the school was closed, he brought a puppy to his granddaughter, who was locked inside the room, as a 'friend'.

"When she was alone, she didn't have a friend to play with, she started hanging around on her mobile around the clock," said Baral, who has a permanent home in Jhapa, "that's why we brought a puppy to play with."

Niroj Dangal, an animal technician at Pet House in Radheradhe, Bhaktapur, says that during the lockdown, the sale of puppies increased rapidly.

In the past, some people used to keep dogs in Lahalhaima or Dukhasekhi. At that time, people did not know what breed of dog to choose, for what purpose to keep it, how to keep it. However, he says that now the number of dog breeders is increasing due to their needs.

"Now a lot of people seem to take dogs home to get rid of loneliness," says Dangal.

A study by the National Alliance of Mental Illness says, 'The presence of a dog keeps people free from depression. Playing with dogs does not make you feel lonely. It helps to keep away from anxiety, stress, depression. At the same time, it keeps the dog physically active as it has to be played and rocked.

Psychologist Dr. We asked this question to Basudev Karki. Can dogs help people to be stress free?

In response, he said, 'A person's loneliness is also a factor behind depression or anxiety. An empty mind is like the devil's house, when you live alone, many things play in your mind. Loneliness can also make people depressed. When a dog or a pet is with you, you don't feel alone. Due to this, one gets rid of depression, stress, anxiety etc.'

According to him, depression is generally divided into 3 stages, normal, moderate and complex. If you have mild or moderate depression, pets like dogs can act as therapy. Because in these two stages, rather than medicine, the patient is kept busy with what he likes. This is called behavioral therapy. Petting a dog is also part of behavioral therapy. It is used to keep people away from happiness and loneliness.

"However, there has been no study in Nepal so far that dogs reduce the risk of depression or prevent depression," psychologist Dr. Karki says, "That's why you can't tell about the relationship between dogs and depression."

A dog can understand the owner's mood

According to a report by the Patient Empowerment Network, dogs can sense their owner's mood. One can guess how happy or sad the owner is by looking at the owner's face or expression. Dogs behave accordingly with their owners.

Like, when the owner has come home happily from somewhere, the dog jumps up and comes to play. If the owner looks sad or worried, the dog slowly approaches and sits with the owner, humming.

The common thread of some studies is that dogs can help reduce everything from depression to anxiety and aggression and other mental health problems.

How does a dog keep away from depression?

Veterinary Dr. According to Pranav Joshi, a dog is an animal that likes and wants to mingle easily with people. Dogs always want to be close to people. Prefers to play with people. Being a sociable animal, dogs do not let people feel lonely.

Also, dogs play a helpful role in keeping people alert, active and mentally busy. There are four reasons why dogs keep people away from depression. Joshi points.

First: After getting a dog, it needs to be fed, groomed, and walked around. Because of the dog, some people go out to the park, go out for a walk outside the house. It keeps people active as they have to walk the dog or play outdoors.

Second: The dog does not let you feel lonely. When we are alone at home, the dog keeps drawing our attention in one way or another. Sometimes it calls to play, sometimes it starts looking for food. Sometimes it barks and jumps. This is how dogs keep people busy.

Third: Dogs help to socialize with other strangers. If there is a neighbor or someone else who keeps a dog, they are well known.

Fourth: Often the average lifespan of pets like dogs and cats is 10 to 15 years. At some point, you have to part with the dog you love. It also teaches people to bear the pain of separation and accept death.

According to the report of the National Alliance of Mental Illness, dogs never make their owners feel sad or lonely. They live together and love so that there is no chance of stress or anxiety in the mind. Also, the dog gives a sense of security and closeness that "I am with you even if no one is around".

According to the American Heart Association, there are 5 ways that pets can help with stress and mental health, including reducing work stress, stimulating creativity, keeping you physically and mentally fit, refreshing, and helping to keep you away from loneliness.

Why do dog bites increase in summer?

In summer, dogs become more aggressive and there is also an increase in dog bites to people? In fact, it is not a coincidence. Recently, American scientists have discovered its underlying cause.

A study conducted by Harvard Medical School on more than 70,000 dog bite cases brought out a strange fact. What is seen from this study is that dogs are becoming more violent over time and this trend is sure to increase.

During the study, it has been observed that the rate of dog attacks on people increases on days when there is more heat and dust. According to researchers, when pollution is high, dog attacks increase by 11 percent compared to other days.

According to scientists, climate change and global warming are increasing due to human causes and its effect is also affecting the mood of dogs.

This research has been published on June 15 in Scientific Reports of the journal Nature. The study was conducted for 10 years in 8 major US cities. What it clearly shows is that the winter season is very hot and the days when the amount of dust and smoke increases, the aggressiveness of the dog also seems to increase.

According to research, dog bites increase by 11 percent when exposure to UV rays increases. In summer, it increases by another 4 percent, while the fear of dog bites increases by another 3 percent on days with increased ozone levels.

Similarly, it has been observed that dog bites increase by 1 percent even when there is heavy rain.

Effects of heat on humans too

What some studies have shown is that there is a direct relationship between crime incidents and high temperatures, i.e. hot weather.

Amsterdam-based Vrij University conducted a study on the subject, the results of which were published in the journal Behavioral and Brain Sciences. It analyzed the relationship between climate, human aggression and self-control.

According to researchers, the climate in which people live plays a role in controlling or provoking their anger. People become more aggressive and crime rates increase in hot weather, which decreases in cooler areas.

Recent studies have shown that this trend in humans also applies to dogs.

4 things to keep in mind when taking your dog outside for a walk

Not everyone keeps a dog at home only in Dekhasiki or Lahad. Some people keep it for the security of the house, while others keep the dog with them to make the family atmosphere fun. To avoid loneliness, the tribe of dog breeders is growing.

After keeping a dog at home, it is not only necessary to feed him properly, but also to give him time. Many breeds of dogs are very energetic and need to be taken outside regularly. The problem is that we do not have a separate park for dogs.

Chowk, street, roadside or any open place should be used. In such a situation, there is a situation where local people and neighbors have to abuse. Because they defecate and urinate on random dogs, bark and bark at cats, and eat whatever they find on the road.

Therefore, before taking your pet dog outside for a walk, you should take care of a few things.

1. Carry a fold picker

When taking the dog outside, care should be taken about how to manage and dispose of the feces. When going outside, you should make it a habit to defecate and urinate in a certain place. Also, you should carry a potty picker (faeces picker) with you. In this way, the faeces should be kept in polythene and disposed of properly.

2. Lead with a rope

Pet dogs can run wild when they are let out. While running in this way, it can attack people and fight with other dogs. So if possible wear a rope (harness and leash) and walk with you.

3. Learn to walk with yourself

A dog is taught the same behavior at a young age. You can get into the habit of walking with yourself while swinging outside. Especially it is best to make a habit of walking on a rope. While walking in this way, the dog may pull the rope and try to run around. But if they are taught to walk with you from a young age, they will not pull the rope, they will walk straight.

4. Get vaccinated

Dogs may bite others for some reason while walking outside. Or can fight with street dogs. At such times, there is a fear of spreading and spreading an infection like rabies. Therefore, certain vaccinations should be given to the dog at an early age. It should be taken out of the house only after giving such a vaccine.

Do you have to take all the dogs outside for a walk?

Generally there are two types of dogs, big and small. There are large breeds like Siberian Husky, German Shepherd, Cocker Spaniel, Golden Retriever, Dalmation. They must be taken outside the house for half to an hour a day. Such dogs should be allowed to run, play and exercise outside the house or in the open.

It is not enough to keep such dogs indoors and exercise them. Because they need exercise according to their body structure, they have to play in open spaces.

However, small breed dogs such as Shiba Inu, Beagle, Pug, Dudal, Golden Retriever, Spania, Japanese Spitz are only allowed to play indoors and let them run around the floor. It is not necessary to bring them outside.

Similarly, if the dog is sick, diseased or has a lack of glucose in the body, it should be taken for a walk only with the advice of a veterinarian. Only healthy dogs are allowed to walk outside.

What kind of place to take?

In foreign countries, there is a separate pet park, but in Nepal there is no provision for it. Therefore, to walk the dog, you should choose a large open square, a garden or a place that does not disturb others.

If you take it for a walk in a crowded or crowded place, there is a possibility that the dog will be angry with the person, and the person will be angry with the dog. That's why it is considered suitable for them to be petted in a quiet place with less human traffic, less community dog pressure, and less children. It is also effective to take your dog to a place where there is no stress.

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Why is the world worried about sleep? When people sleep less, the country's economy loses up to 4 billion dollars!

Why is the world worried about sleep? When people sleep less, the country's economy loses up to 4 billion dollars!

There are many things to do even when not at work. Had to get a job. Those who do not work (especially women) have a house and children. Where is the happiness for those who work? Both husband and wife are busy with their jobs and it is difficult to spare a few minutes a day even for themselves.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

What happens When people with high blood pressure drink alcohol

What happens When people with high blood pressure drink alcohol

Let's say you have high blood pressure. He is also an alcoholic. Doctors have clearly said, 'Alcoholic substances can be more dangerous in high blood pressure.'

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Sharing News on Social Media Makes People Confident - Study

Sharing News on Social Media Makes People Confident - Study

 A study concluded that people become more confident when sharing news and articles on social media. According to a psychological study conducted by the University of Texas in Austin, USA, it has been found that sharing news online increases people's confidence.

Friday, January 8, 2021

Sleep is a medicine

Sleep is a medicine

As much as food and exercise are necessary for a healthy life, so is sleep. It is said that for a healthy life, one should get 7 or 8 hours of sleep daily. Children should sleep longer than this according to their age. Adults must get at least 8 hours of sleep.

Sleep should be deep. To get a good night's sleep, you need to be mentally and physically fit. The bed, the environment, the position, etc. can also affect our sleep.

Light exercise, pranayama before going to bed is said to be beneficial for a good night's sleep. The process of deep breathing and exhalation is also very beneficial.

According to architecture, it is better to sleep with the head facing east or north. Sleeping position and the earth's magnetic field also affect our health. You should not keep a very high pillow while sleeping. Sleeping on the left side is good for your health. Of course, we do not sleep in the same position all night. However, to sleep, when you lie down on the bed, you should lie on your left side. Why so

This makes it easier to digest food in the stomach and esophagus. When sleeping in this position, the pancreas properly releases enzymes to digest food. It digests food eaten at night. Those who have indigestion, upset stomach, they should lie down on the left side. The function of the liver is to extract bile juice, which helps digestion in the gallbladder. This action is done while lying on the left side. Because of this, fat is digested well. Fat does not accumulate in the liver.

Sleeping on the left side also relaxes the short and long intestines. This prevents constipation. After defecating in the morning, the stomach is cleansed. When you lie down on your left side, the toxins and disorders accumulated in the body are slowly released. Leaning to the left does not affect the liver and digestive system, food is well digested. When food is well digested, it does not cause many diseases. Sleeping on the left side does not put pressure on the heart. Because at this time the supply of blood from the heart is very large. When the heart is healthy, the supply of blood and oxygen is easy. It makes the body healthy.

In this way, the body's waste products are excreted by the liver and kidneys. So it should not be too much pressure while sleeping. Sleeping on the left side corrects the stomach, relieves fatigue, does not cause bloating and other problems of the body. Sleeping on the right side affects the body.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Does Sweet Food Cause Diabetes?

 Does Sweet Food Cause Diabetes?

Many people say that they do not get diabetes if they do not eat sugary foods. Diabetes is not the only cause of diabetes.

Hereditary and other factors are more responsible for diabetes. However, in the case of diabetes, eating sugary foods can lead to uncontrolled sugar.

Diabetics are often advised to eat sugar-free cheese. While the diet of diabetics should be not only sugar-free but also calorie-free. What is being said now is that diabetes is a hereditary disease. That is, it is a contagious disease. This means that those who live a life of luxury and comfort are afflicted with this disease.

This means that those who seek Ashram are physically inactive. Do not work Do not exercise They eat sweets. This kind of bad lifestyle is also causing diabetes now.

There are two types of diabetes, type 1 and type 2. The difference between the two is easy to spot. In type 1 diabetes, insulin-producing cells are destroyed by the body's immune system. However, in type 2 diabetes, the body cannot use the insulin produced by the pancreas.

Diabetics should eat less, even in small portions. But, you also need to eat. What people think is that diabetes occurs in old age. However, it can affect all age groups. From children to adults.

Why does diabetes occur?

We don't get enough sleep at work. Some people have a habit of going to bed late at night and getting up early in the morning. However, not getting enough sleep can lead to various diseases. Diabetes is one of them. You need to drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water a day. However, if the amount of water is not enough, the amount of blood sugar in the body increases.

Eating late at night increases body weight. This makes the blood sugar level unbalanced. People who are overweight, if they do not take any initiative to control obesity can develop diabetes. A sedentary lifestyle makes the body a reservoir of disease. Life should be active. This requires regular exercise.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Heart is needed

 Heart is needed

The screams and other foods we eat accumulate a lot of cholesterol in the body, which prevents the heart from doing its job. This can cause heartburn and even a heart attack.

Heart problems are caused due to blockage, swelling, burning, poor lifestyle, stress, and other heart-related problems. Cholesterol causes only 30 percent of heart problems. By adopting a healthy lifestyle to make heart-healthy, heart-related diseases can be prevented.

To avoid heart disease

Eating - fresh, nutritious, healthy, and balanced food keeps the heart strong and healthy. While a poor diet can lead to heart disease. Processed, sugary, fatty, artificial, alcoholic foods are considered harmful to the heart.

Exercise - Being overweight means accumulating extra fat around our waists. This can lead to heart problems. Exercising regularly every day can prevent heart-related diseases. Eating a healthy diet and exercising will reduce the risk of heart disease.

Stress-free - To control stress, you need to meditate and do stress-free exercises.

Sleep - Insomnia is a problem in itself. It causes obesity, high blood pressure, heart attack, and diabetes. So adequate and deep sleep is essential. Sleep also plays a role in keeping the heart-healthy.

In today's stressful lifestyle, the risk of heart disease is increasing day by day. This is why many are at risk of a heart attack. You need to be stress-free to keep your heart healthy. Also, an active lifestyle and healthy eating reduce the risk of heart disease.

Follow this table

- It is suitable to have breakfast in the morning. You should also eat a mid-day meal on time.

-Salt use should be reduced as much as possible.

- Let's eat low-fat food.

- Let's eat fresh green vegetables and fruits.

-The more colorful the fruit, the more beneficial it is for health.

- Let's give up the habit of smoking.

- Use olive oil as much as possible for cooking.

- Get enough sleep. When you can't sleep well, it increases the body's stress hormones and clogs the arteries.

-Sitting in the same position in the same place for hours is not good for heart health.

-Some time to go out for exercise. Exercise at least half an hour every day. This reduces the risk of heart attack by one third.

-Stress is harmful to heart health. The chemicals that are secreted into the brain due to stress damage all the systems of the heart.

Home method

Because of heart problems, they will be able to use the following home remedies.

-Drink water and lemon juice regularly.

-Eat seasonal fruits, lychees, apples.

-Eat pindalu as a vegetable.

- Add yogurt to food.

Corona: Does herd immunity spread every year until it develops?

Corona: Does herd immunity spread every year until it develops?

Many are now wondering, "When will the risk of the coronavirus end?" However, some vaccines are still being tested, but no real breakthrough has been achieved.

When will the coronavirus be the most common disease in the world? No one in the world today can answer that question. Scientists are conducting research and are not sure how long it will take for the coronavirus to be vaccinated. All that has been said about it is speculation.

A group of scientists recently said after research that the current problem of the coronavirus will not be solved until the herd develops immunity. Herd immunity is a public health belief that after 70 percent of the population is infected with corona, the rest develop antibodies on their own. Many scientific studies have concluded that the epidemic will not end until a large population develops antibodies against the coronavirus.

The concept of herd immunity is already emerging. Some countries have even used it. Scientists have also pointed out that the Covina virus-transmitted Covid-19 infection could be caused by seasonal raisins in countries with large differences in temperature.

Dr. Hassan Jarquet of the American University of Beirut in Lebanon says, "Even if the infection here is reduced now, it spreads every year until herd immunity develops." "Now we have to learn to live with the coronavirus. Prevention should be practiced by wearing masks, maintaining physical distance, washing hands, and taking necessary measures to get rid of congestion, ”said Jarrett.

Similarly, Dr. Qatar University in Doha. Hadi Yassin also says that one should learn to live with the coronavirus until the development of herd immunity.

More danger in rising temperatures!

Scientists also say that many communicable diseases, including respiratory viruses, recur regularly. People are especially at risk, especially in areas where the temperature fluctuates sharply. For example, influenza and other types of coronavirus can spread in winter or in cold places. Researchers in this study studied SARS-COVE-2 and found that it already had the property of being viral and spreading. At the same time, the cost factor was needed to keep repeating as a seasonal problem, which is also seen in it.

Crowds in closed spaces are dangerous

Scientists say the virus can stay on the surface for days, as well as in the air for hours. Because of this, people are at higher risk of contracting the virus. The virus can spread very fast due to heavy crowds in closed places. They believe that the virus can attack many times a year, especially during hot weather and in humid places.

The virus will be stopped by natural infection or vaccination

Scientists say that herd immunity develops in two ways. The first after a natural virus attack and the second using a vaccine.

COVID 19 infection spreads faster than the flu, making people more vulnerable than others. As the immune system gradually develops, the virus will begin to develop as a seasonal disease. This is because other types of coronaviruses such as NL63, HKU1, etc. also spread like influenza every year.

A bad environment makes people feel inferior

 A bad environment makes people feel inferior

The problem of suicides in Nepal during the Great Earthquake of 2072 BS was gradually brought under control shortly after that. In contrast, in countries such as Japan and Taiwan, the suicide rate has been declining for the past two years, according to international media reports. Although it is not certain how many people committed suicide during the earthquake in Nepal, it is undeniable that there were more suicides during that time than at normal.

Suicide rates have risen alarmingly even during the ongoing lockdown and curfew caused by the Coronavirus COVID 19. This problem was created when there was uneasiness in the mind due to the fear of when the earthquake will take its life.

At the time of the earthquake, only a few areas of Nepal were affected. This was a problem for the employment of some people in the area, while those living abroad were able to earn a living. But almost five years after the quake, the epidemic has affected the world, and it is estimated that there are more psychiatric problems than ever before. However, due to the lack of clear study on this, it has not been possible to say with certainty.

Even before the local administration issued the injunction, it was reported that about 1,200 people had committed suicide across the country. This is just a death toll. There are no definite statistics on the number of people suffering from depression who are on the verge of death, and it is difficult to estimate the number of patients who have died.

There have been unconfirmed reports that 2,000 people have committed suicide since the lockdown began. Thus, 2,000 people committing suicide in six months is a terrible form of mental problem. In the beginning, it is important to know why mental problems occur and at what stage people commit suicide.

Psychology considers the first stage of depression to be the first person to suffer from an inferiority complex. The illusion that life does not exist even when some work is not done can arise in your mind. If this is the case then maybe we should contact a psychologist or a psychiatrist. Then there are the conditions of mental problems that gradually become a burden in society, plan to die, try to die, commit suicide, etc.

No matter how many suicide problems there are today, these are all issues related to mental health. Mental problems are the main reason people commit suicide. Therefore, we have to look for a solution to the mental problem from the very beginning.

In which areas are there more problems?

Without a detailed study, there is no basis to say that people in this area are very involved in mental problems and suicides. However, based on the number of people who come for counseling in general, it has been found that school-age adolescents and those who have left their jobs are very mentally deranged.

Adolescents who enjoy regular homework and socializing with their friends are more likely to suffer from mental retardation when they are not able to visit their friends for long periods of time. Extracurricular activities also kept people busy. But now that all those activities have stopped, there seems to be a problem for many. On the other hand, the pain of being fired from a job due to the Kovid epidemic has also caused mental problems in many people. There are also examples of people committing suicide as they worry about how to support their families.

How to avoid it?

It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. There is still a lot of anxiety in people. Due to that, mental problems are also increasing. Some methods have to be adopted for its prevention.

First of all, there are various signs or symptoms of mental illness. As soon as these symptoms appear, you should go for psychotherapy. The role of society is also important for this. Mental problems are a disease that can never be cured, just as a society often ignores them and treats them inwardly without much treatment. If the mental problem seen in different stages could not be solved in time, then the mental problem is seen in the next stage, so it is necessary to pay attention to its solution.

Mental problems are largely cured through psychotherapy. If you have some complex mental problems, you may need to take medicine for it but it is cured. Some people have the illusion that it is a completely curable disease once the medicine is taken. Therefore, people with such a disease should seek treatment in time rather than considering themselves weak.