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World Pneumonia Day 2021: Here are the tips to control it

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World Pneumonia Day 2021: Here are the tips to control it

Every year on December 12, the world observes the Pneumonia Day to create awareness and spread the word to help prevent and control the deadly infection. One has to be very careful especially during these testing times because like Covid-19, pneumonia can also spread through droplet transmission.

So, we bought you this piece mentioning the important tips. Give a read.

• Practice proper hand hygiene by washing your hands with soap and water regularly.
• Follow proper respiratory hygiene and wear a mask when stepping out, especially during an outbreak.
• Quit smoking
• Eat healthy
• Avoid being around people who are sick or have pneumonia.
• Get treated for any infections you may have at the earliest to avoid its progression to pneumonia.
• Stay active
• Get enough sleep

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Know the causes and side effects of the obesity

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Know the causes and side effects of the obesity

Obesity:

Obesity is a complex disease involving an excessive amount of body fat.Obesity is not just a cosmetic concern.It is a medical problem that increases the risk of other diseases and health problems, such as

  1. Heart disease
  2. Diabetes
  3. High blood pressure and
  4. Certain cancers

Main causes of obesity:

  1. Diet
  2. Drinking
  3. Lack of physical activity
  4. Environment
  5. Hormonal Issues
  6. Genetics
  7. Medical condition
  8. Medication

Most common health problems with obesity :

  1. Type 2 diabetes
  2. Hypertension
  3. Dyslipidemia and heart disease
  4. Stroke
  5. Cancers
  6. Respiratory problems an sleep apnoea
  7. Fatty liver disease
  8. Kidney disease
  9. Osteoarthritis
  10. Psychological disorders
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Is fatigue dangerous ?

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Is fatigue dangerous ?

Fatigue can have some pretty harmful effects from reduced concentration to irritability, reckless risk-taking, poor work quality, an even falling asleep behind the wheel.

Even a week of feeling more tried than usual is not uncommon. Yet most people can tell when their fatigue feels like something more serious. If that’s  the case, or your fatigue  gets worse or lasts longer than a week or two, its time to see your doctor.

Signs of fatigue:

It my feel like overwhelming tiredness, which makes people unable to complete normal activities of daily living.It may also worsen the difficulties associated with a person’s brain injury.

Example:

  1. Forgetfulness
  2. Irritability
  3. Slurred speech
  4. Dizziness
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All that you have to know about diarrhea

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All that you have to know about diarrhea

Diarrhea:

Diarrhea is one of the most common health complaints. Diarrhea is characterize by abnormally loose or watery stools. Most cases of diarrhea are due to bacteria, viruses or parasites. Digestive system disorders can also cause chronic diarrhea.

Causes of diarrhea:

Many cases of diarrhea are due to an infection in the gastrointestinal tract. The microbes responsible trusted source for this infection include:

  1. Bacteria
  2. Viruses
  3. Parasitic organisms

Some of the major causes of chronic diarrhea include:

  1. Microscopic colitis
  2. Malabsorptive and maldigestive diarrhea
  3. Chronic infections
  4. Drug-induced diarrhea
  5. Endocrine-related causes
  6. Cancer-related causes

Symptom:

Diarrhea refers to watery stools, but it may be accompanied by other symptoms. These include:

  1. Stomach pain
  2. Abdominal cramps
  3. Bloating
  4. Weight loss
  5. Fever
  6. Body aches
  7. chills
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