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Menstruation in Hygienic way 👩👧 will be our Focus on the Monday Episode on "Health Matters on the Wheel"
It's going to be educative and Fun with Dr Abosede Lewu
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Periods are nothing to hide. Step up and take pride. #mhday2017 #menstruationmatters
Education about menstruation changes everything
👉 jOIN US ON Health matters on the Wheel Monday 11am as we will be talking extensively on Menstruation in Hygienic way

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May this day bring peace and smoothness in your life, may it provide you the best time of your life. #Ramadan

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#Saturdayfacts #Healthfacts
You can’t be both obese and healthy, says study of 3.5 million people
The idea of ‘healthy obesity’ is a myth, . They still have a higher risk of heart disease than normal-weight people, a new British study finds.

Compared to normal-weight people with no metabolic problems, healthy obese people had a 50 percent higher risk of heart disease, a 7 percent higher risk of stroke, twice the risk of heart failure, and a greater risk of peripheral artery disease (or PAD, which is the narrowing of blood vessels to the arms and legs), the study found.

The researchers also found that the risk of heart disease in obese people rose with the number of metabolic problems. For example, compared to a normal-weight person with no metabolic abnormalities, an obese person with three metabolic abnormalities had almost three times the risk of coronary heart disease and nearly four times the risk for heart failure. Odds of PAD more than doubled, and risk of stroke was 58 percent higher.

"Metabolically healthy obese individuals are at higher risk of coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease and heart failure than normal-weight metabolically healthy individuals," said study author Dr. Rishi Caleyachetty.
"The priority of health professionals should be to promote and facilitate weight loss among obese persons, regardless of the presence or absence of metabolic abnormalities," said Caleyachetty, an epidemiologist at the University of Birmingham's College of Medical and Dental Sciences.
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Today is #WorldIBDDay. Spent 10 minutes educating yourself about #IBD,

Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are the two main forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, more commonly seen in the developed world – North America and Europe. However, there has been an increase in occurrence in the last 50 years among the people of developing countries.

Tune in Monday 11 am Nigeria time as we will be looking expressively into Inflammatory Bowel Disease,

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Potassium is a mineral that helps your cells work the right way. It helps make the electricity that lets your cells do their jobs. Your nerves and muscles -- including your heart -- might not work the way they should if you don’t get enough.
A single medium banana has 422 milligrams of potassium. Have one as a snack or slice it onto your cereal. You can even bake some banana bread. Just don’t soak or cook them -- they lose potassium that way.
With salad season on the horizon, and guacamole options abounding, there couldn't be a better time to eat avocado, especially given the 487 mg of potassium contained in half the fruit.
👉Can you get potassium naturally from foods?
Good natural food sources of potassium include:
Nuts, like almonds and peanuts
Citrus fruits
Leafy, green vegetables
Keep in mind that some types of cooking, such as boiling, can destroy the potassium in some foods.
Warnings. People with kidney disease, diabetes, heart disease, Addison's disease, stomach ulcers, or other health problems should never take potassium supplements without talking to a doctor first.
Source: WebMD

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#WorldHypertensionDay #On5 #Health #HealthVideo #Video #hypertension #Bloodpressure
With high awareness campaign on raised blood pressure (hypertension). Watch ON5 today as we look into five concrete steps to minimize the odds of developing high blood pressure and its adverse consequences.
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Hypertension still remains as a silent killer which wreaks much havoc if left undetected."Have a tab on your numbers"
➡Hypertension, also known as high or raised blood pressure, is a condition in which the blood vessels have persistently raised pressure, putting them under increased stress. Each time the heart beats; it pumps blood into the vessels, which carry the blood throughout the body. Blood pressure is created by the force of blood pushing against the walls of blood vessels (arteries) as it is pumped by the heart. The higher the pressure, the harder the heart has to pump.
➡Normal adult blood pressure is defined as a blood pressure of 120 mm Hg1 when the heart beats (systolic) and a blood pressure of 80 mm Hg when the heart relaxes (diastolic). When systolic blood pressure is equal to or above 140 mm Hg and/or a diastolic blood pressure equal to or above 90 mm Hg the blood pressure is considered to be raised or high.
Most people with hypertension have no symptoms at all; this is why it is known as the “silent killer”. Sometimes hypertension causes symptoms such as headache, shortness of breath, dizziness, chest pain, palpitations of the heart and nose bleeds, but not always.
All adults should have their blood pressure checked. routinely, it is important to know your numbers. If blood pressure is high, they need the advice of a health worker.
For some people, lifestyle changes such as stopping tobacco use, eating healthily, exercising regularly and avoiding the harmful use of alcohol, are sufficient to control blood pressure. Reduction in salt intake can also help. For others, these changes are insufficient and they need prescription medication to control blood pressure.
➡Adults can support treatment by adhering to the prescribed medication, lifestyle changes and by monitoring their health.
People with high blood pressure that also have high blood sugar, elevated blood cholesterol or kidney damage face even higher risk of heart attacks and stroke. Therefore it is important that regular checks for blood sugar, blood cholesterol and urine albumin take place.
🔷Everyone can take five concrete steps to minimize the odds of developing high blood pressure and its adverse consequences.
1. Healthy diet:
o promoting a healthy lifestyle with emphasis on proper nutrition for infants and young people;
o reducing salt intake to less than 5 g of salt per day (just under a teaspoon);
o eating five servings of fruit and vegetables a day;
o reducing saturated and total fat intake.
2. Avoiding harmful use of alcohol i.e. limit intake to no more than one standard drink a day
3. Physical activity:
o regular physical activity and promotion of physical activity for children and young people (at least 30 minutes a day).
o maintaining a normal weight: every 5 kg of excess weight lost can reduce systolic blood pressure by 2 to 10 points.
4. Stopping tobacco use and exposure to tobacco products
5. Managing stress in healthy way such as through meditation, appropriate physical exercise, and positive social contact.
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Happy International Day of Families 2017! #DayofFamilies #familyday
The International Day of Families is observed on the 15th of May every year.This year’s observance focuses on the role of families and family-oriented policies in promoting education and overall well-being of their members. In particular, the Day is to raise awareness of the role of families in promoting early childhood education and lifelong learning opportunities for children and youth.
The Day highlights the importance of all caregivers in families, be it parents, grandparents or siblings and the importance of parental education for the welfare of children. It focuses on good practices for work-family balance to assist parents in their educational and caregiving roles.
It is essential for parents to support the learning that happens in preschool settings at home as well. Parents who are in tune with what is happening in their child’s preschool classroom or child care facility are better able to establish a connection between what is learned at school and what takes place in the home. This connection is a key component of a child’s development and supporting further learning. Not only does family or parental involvement help extend teaching outside the classroom; it creates a more positive experience for children and helps children perform better when they are in school.

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Celebrate the Special Mother who Choose Health First in your life and post a photo of the special woman who inspires you using #HealthFirstWoman 💞#MothersDay
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