Well I am not into blogging about health tips but below are health tips my network provider shares with me each day. I have decided to compile these tips and share with you my blog readers.
Do you know hypertension is the number one killer in Ghana? Reduce stress caffeine consumption, alcohol intake and exercise regularly to maintain low blood pressure.
Sore throat is caused by viruses’ bacteria or candida leading throat pain, cough sneezing and fever. It can be treated with saltwater gargle, lozenges and humidifier.
Do you know Sore throat that last more than two weeks could be a sign of throat cancer. Oral sex, smoking, tobacco use alcohol are major causes of throat cancer.
World Health Organization’s panel of cancer expert have confirmed breathing in diesel exhaust fumes for long period cause lung cancer and tumour in bladder.
Do you know diabetes is on the rise in Ghana damaging kidney, eyes and feet of patient. Maintaina good weight through exercising, good diet, reduce in sugar intake.Do you know some type of HPV cause cervical cancer, penis, and vagina cancer? HPV infections could go undetected for years. Always practice safe sex.
Do you know many cases of infertility are as result of sexually transmitted infections? Seeking early treatment for penile and vaginal discharges is always recommended.
Gonorrhoea spreads with mouth, vagina, penis or anus and could spread to testes and fallopian tube. Both partners should get treatment to avoid re-infection.
CONTROL BLOOD PRESSURE
Do you know watermelon is rich in potassium, which helps control blood pressure, help prevent stroke, regulate heart beat and reduces risk of kidney stone.
Watermelon contain lycopene which research have shown is good in reducing risk of prostate, breast, lung and colon cancer. It can taken as desert or snack.
Dengue fever is a viral disease spread by Aedes, mosquitoes which bite at dawn and dusk. It has no cure. High fever and rashes are symptoms. AvoidAedes mosquito bite.
Don’t skip breakfast, as it aids in weight management, prevents morning platelet activation and loe blood sugar that is associated with heart attack and stroke.
PREVENTION OF DIARRHOEA
Do you know administering ORS and Zinc to infants for THREE days stops diarrhea? Extending zinc supplement to TEN protect the infant from diarrhoea for THREE months .
Genital wart is soft growth on the skin and the genitals. It is caused by Human Papilloma Virus(HPV) which is sexually transmitted . Always practice safe sex.
Stroke is an emergency and knowing its signs are important which include sudden weakness, speech and vision problems, dizziness and trouble walking with severe headache.