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Guidance for close contact of deceased Person due to COVID-19

Posted by Dr G [GNN] on Thursday, April 30, 2020, In : Health & Medical 
FYI: This important information is from health department or center for disease control.

Physical contact with the recently deceased

It is currently thought that SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19, is spread primarily from person-to-person through respiratory droplets (e.g. coughing, sneezing). Transmission may also occur via contact with contaminated surfaces, as the virus is estimated to survive for hours to days on different materialsFootnote1. It is not yet known how long the virus will...


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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

Posted by Dr G [GNN] on Monday, March 30, 2020, In : Health & Medical 

What is Coronavirus?

Coronavirus is a group of viruses that can cause illness to people with flu-like symptoms, and acute respiratory symptoms. In 2019 a more dangerous type of this virus originated in China causing an outbreak of diseases. This particular Coronavirus is called “Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2” or SAR-COV-2. The disease it causes is named Coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19.

Signs and Symptoms:

The signs and symptoms of Coronavirus disease resembles th...


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Coronavirus and Our sense of Religiosity

Posted by Dr G [GNN] on Saturday, March 14, 2020, In : Health & Medical 
FYI: This articled was originally written by Ambassador Kenneth Nwachukwu and is being shared with permission.

CORONAVIRUS AND OUR SENSE OF RELIGIOSITY
 
Coronavirus, the lung-eating virus which made an insidious appearance in China a little more than two months ago is described as the worst challenge to the global order for more than two decades. Although its putative birthplace is in the bat-eating community of China, the offspring are all over the world. At the beginning the world paid little...

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Pre-Diabetic: Medical Implications

Posted by Dr G [GNN] on Sunday, January 12, 2020, In : Health & Medical 
The following is an important health information that may help you or your loved one. Knowledge is power as they say but you must utilized that knowledge for it to benefit you. Have you heard of "Prediabetes"? Yes as the name says it will lead to full blown diabetes if it is not resolved. Unfortunately many people neglect annual medical checkup until they become sick and then find out they have diabetes. Regular medical check ups will help your doctor detect early signs of diabetes yo...

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Turmeric: Medicinal Benefits

Posted by Dr G [GNN] on Saturday, January 11, 2020, In : Health & Medical 

What is Turmeric?

Turmeric is a spice produced by turmeric plant that has a bitter taste. The plant grows more in Asia and Central America. Turmeric contains an active ingredient called curcumin which is yellow in color and sometimes used to flavor or color foods. The big thing about turmeric is that the curcumin content has strong anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic, antimicrobial, anticancer, and antioxidant properties. These medicinal properties can be useful in managing many diseases such a...


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The Risk of Eating Red Meat

Posted by Dr G [GNN] on Friday, June 28, 2019, In : Health & Medical 

The RISK OF EATING RED MEAT

FYI: This article was written by Brian Pastorino and originally published by the Pacific Union Recorder of May 2019

A new study out of Loma Linda University Health suggests that eating red and processed meats—even in small amounts—may increase the risk of death from all causes, especially cardiovascular disease.

Saeed Mastour Alshahrani, lead author of the study and a doctoral student at Loma Linda University School of Public Health, said the research fills ...


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Excessive Urination: What's the Problem?

Posted by Dr G [GNN] on Sunday, June 9, 2019, In : Health & Medical 

Excessive Urination

If you have to urinate more than eight times during the day and wake up more than once a night to go urinate you are having excessive urination.

What is the cause of this problem?

There are many reasons why people have this problem. Some of these are listed below:

Urinary tract infection (UTI) or bladder infection

Use of diuretic medicine used to treat high blood pressure

Diabetes mellitus and diabetes insipidus

Prostate problem such as an enlarged prostate

Pregna...


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The Lethal Pancreas

Posted by Dr G [GNN] on Saturday, May 5, 2018, In : Health & Medical 

 It is not my intention to discourage you with this story because I believe life needs to be enjoyed to its fullest. But I also like to be real and call it the way it is with factual information. This blog is motivated by what I’ve noticed going on recently within our community and healthcare in general. First of all, an important question needs to be asked; why should people lose their lives prematurely as if life is nothing to be tossed like garbage? Recently a 41-year-old woman lost her ...


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Urinary Tract Infection - UTI

Posted by Dr G [GNN] on Saturday, December 30, 2017, In : Health & Medical 

The urinary tract:
Before writing about the infection of the urinary tract it is important to know what the urinary tract is. The urinary tract is made up of the bladder, the kidneys, the ureter, and the urethra. These are just parts of the body that are responsible for removing the urine and other liquid body waste. The kidneys help filter the blood of waste and excess water to form the urine. This urine then flows down through the Ureters to be stored in the bladder until they are ready to b...


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Hepatitis A Infection

Posted by Dr G [GNN] on Saturday, September 30, 2017, In : Health & Medical 

HEPATITIS A

What is Hepatitis A?
This is a viral liver disease which is caused by the Hepatitis A virus. It will cause you to have a mild to severe illness and it is usually acute or of short duration because people will get better after few weeks even without treatment.
How is hepatitis A spread?
This disease is mainly spread through the faecal-oral route; when an uninfected person ingests food or drink that has been contaminated with the faeces of an infected person. The disease is spread throu...

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FIBROMYALGIA: What You Should Know

Posted by Dr G [GNN] on Thursday, September 28, 2017, In : Health & Medical 

FIBROMYALGIA

What is it?
Fibromyalgia is a very common and chronic condition that affects the bones and muscles with generalized pain and fatigue. It will last for a very long time and for some people it will last their lifetime.

What causes it?
Medical researchers have been studying this condition but unfortunately they haven’t found the cause of the problem. They only suspect that it may be due to some kind of problem between the brain and spinal cord that affects the processing of pain sig...


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Cholesterol and Heart Disease

Posted by Dr G [GNN] on Saturday, May 6, 2017, In : Health & Medical 

What is Cholesterol?

If you are not a doctor or someone that works in the medical field you may not care about cholesterol until your doctor tells you that your cholesterol is high and that you need to do something to keep it low. But why are doctors so concerned about high cholesterol? Well am glad you asked and you will certainly find out after reading this blog. In a nutshell Cholesterol is a waxy kind of substance in the human body that the body uses to build new cells, insulate the nerv...


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Migraine Headaches: What You Should Know

Posted by Dr G [GNN] on Monday, December 26, 2016, In : Health & Medical 

You may watch the YouTube video of this blog following this link:

Many people don’t take headache seriously because they assume it is a minor sickness that will resolve by itself even without any medicine. This is usually the case if someone else is complaining about the headache. But bear in mind that headaches come in different severity but the most dangerous ones are “Tension” and “Migraine” headaches. This article will focus only on Mi...


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Understanding Alzheimer's Disease

Posted by Dr G [GNN] on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, In : Health & Medical 

What is Alzheimer’s disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is a disease that affects people’s memory and makes it very hard for the patient to remember things especially recent events. It is ironic that the patient may be able to remember things that happened many years ago in the past but still won’t be able to remember something that just happened. The disease will eventually progress as time goes and other symptoms will start to show up. Some of the symptoms of Alzheimer that the patient ma...


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Probiotics: The Benefits

Posted by Dr G [GNN] on Thursday, August 4, 2016, In : Health & Medical 

When you hear about bacteria there is the connotation of something bad. That is because many bacteria are known to make human sick and that’s why doctors tell us to take antibiotics. But do you also know that there are good bacteria as much as there are bad ones? What are the good bacteria, these are called Probiotics. Why are they good? Probiotics are live bacteria and yeast that are good for our health. They help us keep the natural balance of organisms (microflora) in the intestine or di...


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Insomnia or Lack of Sleep: Do you have the problem?

Posted by Dr G [GNN] on Thursday, May 26, 2016, In : Health & Medical 
Insomnia or lack of sleep is a major problem in the society, many people are suffering because of not being able to get a reasonable amount of sleep and it is affecting their lives. Are you among the people whose health and lifestyle is being adversely affected by sleeplessness? If you are then it is about time for you to find a solution to your insomnia problem before it ruins your life. You need to re-evaluate what's important to you, your health or the other "stuff" you are doing that is k...
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Cholera: Watch out when traveling

Posted by Dr G [GNN] on Thursday, May 26, 2016, In : Health & Medical 
Cholera seems to be a disease that many people have forgotten. But you need to take precaution and protect against this deadly infection especially when traveling outside the United States or outside your familiar territory for longer than a week. It is a severe form of gastroenteritis caused by an organism called "Vibrio Cholerae". This infection can happen very quickly and unexpectedly and you may think you have upset stomach, indigestion or diarrhea. The following information are the impor...
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Anger - How it affects You

Posted by Dr G [GNN] on Monday, May 16, 2016, In : Health & Medical 
Anger, madness or hot-temper doesn't need to be explained because everyone experiences it once in a while though some people seem to be in that state of mind more often than others. Uncontrolled anger has done a lot of harm to humanity, who among us has not been affected by anger even in our immediate families? A good strategy is to know when to walk away, quit, avoid and let go of our ego because  most of us are not humble enough to let someone else have their way. In the interest of peace y...
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Strategies to Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

Posted by Dr G [GNN] on Sunday, May 15, 2016, In : Health & Medical 
There are useful and effective strategies that help to prevent or reduce your chances of getting cancer. We know that nothing is absolute and in this life nothing can actually be guaranteed as far as health and sickness is concerned. Butt what we can do is listen and follow the direction of the experts in healthcare and do whatever is necessary in order to prevent getting the disease of Cancer. The following steps are advised and supported by the world health organization for you to follow in...
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Coronary Artery Disease (CAD): The number one killer in America

Posted by Dr G [GNN] on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, In : Health & Medical 
There is a common and dangerous trend happening in America and probably in many other country's of the world.  A fifty year old man with an apparent perfect picture of  good health all of a sudden dropped dead.  Autopsy report is usually done to find out why such an unexpected death of a man in his fifties dying mysteriously. The verdict will always be reported as "Heart attack". It has been found that the leading cause of death in Western nations is Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). Unfortunate...
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Addiction and Drug Tolerance

Posted by Dr G [GNN] on Monday, May 2, 2016, In : Health & Medical 

When you hear of addiction what usually comes to your mind? There is the connotation of an individual who is dependent on an illegally obtained drug such as cocaine, marijuana, heroine or other narcotics. But the fact is that anybody can get addicted even on a legally prescribed medication. The difference is that narcotics has a much more potential to cause addiction because of their strong effect on the human body.  Addiction is totally different from drug dependence. Drug dependence occurs ...


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Factors That Mess With Your Brain

Posted by Dr G [GNN] on Monday, April 25, 2016, In : Health & Medical 
The brain is an essential organ of your body that plays a critical role to how you feel. Whatever affects your brain will mess with your memory in a good or bad sense. Therefore we need to watch what we eat or drink especially those things that are known to affect our memory. Here is an important information about eleven (11) surprising factors that has a strong effect on the human brain and thus mess with our memory. It was written by Dr Mercola of Mercol.com.

11 Surprising Factors That Affec...


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Are You Sitting Too Much? You May Be Cutting Short Your Life.

Posted by Dr G [GNN] on Friday, April 15, 2016, In : Health & Medical 
I have a simple but important question to ask, how much do you exercise in a day, how about a week or even a month? Have you been spending too many hours sitting? Yes you may love that couch but studies has shown that too much sitting is not good for your health, actually it is detrimental to your health. The article below is very informative about the dangers of excessive sitting. It has been published online in popular health media. The originally authored by Kathleen Doheny and reviewed by...

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Berries : Big Benefits for Erectile Dysfunction

Posted by Dr G [GNN] on Friday, April 8, 2016, In : Health & Medical 

Erectile dysfunction is a serious medical problem that affects men at an older age but it may start as early as forty (40) years old. There has been conventional treatments for erectile dysfunction, these are what your personal physician will recommend for you. Unfortunately many people with this problem are hesitant or even embarrassed to discuss their problem with anybody including their doctor unless the problem is so severe and is affecting their health or social life. Recently it has bee...
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Heart Disease and Congestive Heart Failure

Posted by Dr G [GNN] on Friday, February 5, 2016, In : Health & Medical 

Heart failure affects nearly 6 million Americans. Roughly 670,000 people are diagnosed with heart failure each year. It is the leading cause of hospitalization in people older than 65.
What Is Heart Failure?

Heart failure does n...


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Zika Virus - What is it? Another danger to human health

Posted by Dr G [GNN] on Friday, February 5, 2016, In : Health & Medical 

By Matt McMillen 

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava, MD


Birth defects linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus represent an international public health emergency, the World Health Organization declared.

“There is an urgent need to do a lot more work,” said Margaret Chan, MD, director-general of the WHO. “We need a coordinated international response to make sure we get to the bottom of this.”

 

 

The declaration will speed up research into the suspected ...


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Hypogonadism - You may be experiencing it.

Posted by Dr G [GNN] on Wednesday, January 6, 2016, In : Health & Medical 


What is Hypogonadism? This term actually means low levels of testosterone which affects many people but the symptoms start showing up at an older age. In this article you will learn if you are experiencing the effects and how to talk to your doctor about it. This article was originally written by Stephanie Booth and reviewed by Melinda Ratini, DO, MS.

Hypogonadism - Low testosterone: How to speak to your doctor

   It’s the hormone that helps turn boys into men. During puberty, it brings about...

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Diabetic Alternative Treatments

Posted by Dr G [GNN] on Monday, December 21, 2015, In : Health & Medical 
Diabetes is a major and common health issue in the society, there are conventional treatments which your physician will generally first prescribe for you. There are also alternative treatments which is the main topic of this blog. The alternative treatments are not usually pointed out or even recommended by most clinicians but they have been proven to be very effective in managing this debilitating illness. I assume many people suffering from diabetes know that the main problem is the high bl...
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Important health symptoms you must take care of immediately

Posted by Dr G [GNN] on Sunday, November 1, 2015, In : Health & Medical 
The information below is an important community service to promote preventive healthcare and avoid a major illness. There are signs and symptoms that warns you that something is not right or that you may soon have a major illness. Please read and share with your family and friends. The original article was written by Kara Mayer Robinson and reviewed by 
David T. Derrer, MD. Do not try to self-diagnose or treat yourself, even physicians do not treat themselves if there is a catastrophic illness...

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Flu Prevention - Protect Yourself & Family.

Posted by DrG [GNN] on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, In : Health & Medical 
Hello, if you live in North America especially in the United States and Canada you are aware of the health problems caused by the common flu; coughing, sneezing, allergy, fever, watery eyes, headache, pain, etc. The flu virus is common because of it's ubiquitous nature, that's a big word meaning that the flu is everywhere. Since you cannot hide from the flu virus what you should and must do to protect yourself is follow the guidelines of expert health professionals. The following is the advic...
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Daily Aspirin Therapy - The Benefits & Risks

Posted by Dr G [GNN] on Thursday, October 1, 2015, In : Health & Medical 

Do you take aspirin daily? Here's an important health information that may benefit you. It was originally made available by the Mayo Clinic Health foundation:

Is an aspirin a day the right thing for you? It's not as easy a decision as it sounds. Know the benefits and risks before considering daily aspirin therapy.

Daily aspirin therapy may lower your risk of heart attack, but daily aspirin therapy isn't for everyone. Is it right for you?
You should a daily aspirin only if your doctor advises you...

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Medicine, Drug, Cosmetic, Supplement: Know the Difference

Posted by Dr G [GNN] on Thursday, September 17, 2015, In : Health & Medical 
When you hear "medicine" or "drug" do you know the difference, is there any difference? The information below will help you know the difference between a drug, medicine, cosmetic, supplement or biological. This article was written by Pharmacist, Dr Renu Lal, Pharm.D and appeared in the FDA website.

Drug, Not a Drug, or More?

Determining whether a product is a drug, device, cosmetic, or biologic, or a combination of these components can often be tricky. The classification determination dep...


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Chronic Pain : What You should Know

Posted by Dr G [GNN] on Thursday, September 17, 2015, In : Health & Medical 
Pain is something that nobody wants to have for obvious reasons. It is even worst when the pain becomes chronic that it affects your good health. As we get older the body wears out easily and we experience pain more often. Pain is actually a symptom of other underlying health conditions. The following article is a health information on chronic pain and what we can do to help ourselves. It was written by Morgan Griffin and reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD. Please remember that this is not inte...

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Acupuncture & Holistic Medicine

Posted by Dr G [GNN] on Monday, September 14, 2015, In : Health & Medical 
Have you ever considered acupuncture as a therapeutic regimen for yourself or any of your family members? I will be honest with you to inform you that acupuncture doesn't really cross my mind whenever I need medical care. But sometime ago my perception of acupuncture changed when due to circumstances I decided to visited an acupuncturist in my neighborhood. It now on record that on May 24th 2011 I experienced acupuncture as a therapeutic regimen. What you think about something may change afte...
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Are You Stress-Free ? If no why not?

Posted by Dr G [GNN] on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, In : Health & Medical 

Stress may be a part of everyday life but it doesn’t have to threaten your good health if you know how to manage it. Why did I say threaten? This is because I know that everyone gets affected by some amount of stress. There are a lot of things that bring stress to our lives, such as raising a family, going to work, driving and getting stuck in heavy traffic, dealing with some co-workers, associates or even family members can at times become stressful. These are unavoidable things so we all ...


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Pharmacists to start Prescribing Birth control Pills in California

Posted by Dr G [GNN] on Monday, August 10, 2015, In : Health & Medical 
A state law, passed in 2013 with plans to be implemented in October, gives licensed pharmacists authorization to prescribe self-administered hormonal contraceptives, without the need for a patient to see a physician. A similar bill in Oregon was signed into law in July. Kurt Strazdins
Read the full details of this law in the following link:

http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/article29917675.html


Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/article2991767...

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Vitamin D - Are you deficient? Is it Important?

Posted by Dr G [GNN] on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, In : Health & Medical 

Here's an information you may need about vitamin D. This article was sponsored by the American Cancer Society and was reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD.

The Truth About Vitamin D

Vitamin D Illustration

Vitamin D: Wonder Pill or Overkill?

Wouldn’t it be great if one vitamin could build stronger bones and protect against diabetes, multiple sclerosis, cancer, heart disease, and depression? Or even help you lose weight? Researchers have high hopes for vitamin...

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Prostate Cancer - A brief review

Posted by Dr G [GNN] on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, In : Health & Medical 
This review of Prostate cancer is by Dr Sheldon Marks, MD, a specialist in Prostate cancer.

Understanding Prostate Cancer -- the Basics

What Is the Prostate?

The prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system. It makes most of the semen that carries sperm. The walnut-sized gland is located beneath the bladder and surrounds the upper part of the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder.
Prostate cancer is a major he...

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High Blood Pressure - What is the cause?

Posted by Dr G [GNN] on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, In : Health & Medical 
There's a YouTube video of this blog which you may watch following this link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNOItp33mz8

We need the pressure pumping blood in our body to be within a normal range, but when this pressure gets too high it becomes abnormal for the human body. This abnormal blood pressure in medical term is called hypertension or high blood pressure. But what really causes our blood pressure to be too high? Below is an article from "Medical Symptoms Guide" which helps explain this...

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Tips to Lower Your Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke

Posted by Dr G [GNN] on Friday, May 8, 2015, In : Health & Medical 

It is a well know fact that prevention is the best medicine. Below are ways for you to lower the risk of a heart attack or stroke. It was reviewed by James Beckerman, MD, FACC and appeared on a medical journal. 

Many conditions, including high blood pressurehigh cholesterolatrial fibrillation, ordiabetes, increase your chance of having a heart attack or stroke. Take action today to lower your chances.

1. Exercise a little each day.

Moderate exe...


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Symptoms of Minor Stroke - Don't Ignore it.

Posted by Dr G [GNN] on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, In : Health & Medical 
FYI: This health information appeared in a Medical Symptoms Guide reference, if you experience any health problem please contact your personal physician or call 911 (in U.S) immediately.


Symptoms of a Minor Stroke

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Stroke results due to blockage of blood flow from the heart to the brain. This condition can lead to arrest of brain function and other debilitating conditions and in some major cases even death. Once the normal flow and supply of blood to the brain becomes insufficient, brain cells s...

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The Warning Signs of Stroke - Don't ignore them

Posted by Godfrey on Friday, May 30, 2014, In : Health & Medical 
This is really hitting home, a few years ago I noticed one of my uncles had high blood pressure. He was being treated but unfortunately a month after he suffered a stroke. Do you know that after an initial stroke the patient may still have another stroke or even a third episode if the predisposing factors are left untreated. That is if the patient is lucky to survive the first or second stroke.
 
Below is an informative article from the American Stroke Association, it was reviewd by...

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The Health Wonders of Water - Best Sources of Drinking Water

Posted by Godfrey on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, In : Health & Medical 
 Do you have a good source of water? When you travel to Nigeria are you concerned about the quality of your drinking water? Unfortunately water which is a basic natural resources is a scarce commodity in some areas because of the inefficiency of the state, local or federal government. Many people have resorted to private bore-hole water but is this water safe to drink? Has the water from your private bore-hole been tested for safety? Unfortunately many people may not have the choice or ...

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Antibiotic Warning: Using Vancomycin and Zosyn Causes Kidney Injury

Posted by Godfrey on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, In : Health & Medical 
This is an important health warning for all my readers, it has been discovered that the combination use of Vancomycin and piperacillin/tazobactam (also called Zosyn) will cause acute kidney damage. Please read about this important health message below, do not allow your physician or pharmacist to dispense this two drugs together for you. You must ask questions and your healthcare provider is obligated to advice you of any adverse effect of of drugs presccribed for you.
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Sleep Apnea, What is it? Know it now!

Posted by Godfrey on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, In : Health & Medical 
Hello, it is very important that you know about a medical condition called 'Sleep Apnea' which has caused people to die in their sleep. In the past it can be attributed to evil spirit because of ignorance. Knowing this information will not do you much good except if utilized to help yourself or a family member or friend. If you think you may have sleep apnea please see your personal physician for further evaluation. This information is from the U.S National Heart, Lung and Blood Institu...

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Diabetic Symptoms to Never Ignore

Posted by Godfrey on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, In : Health & Medical 
 Diabetes is a major illness that must never be ignored, there are symptoms of this disease that warns you that something is not right with your health. One of the keys to leading a healthy life with diabetes is to keep your glucose levels, or blood sugar in check. As your main source of energy, glucose plays a big role in keeping your body working like it should. There are two main types of diabetes, type 1 and type 2. If you have either type of diabetes, you need to be aware of symptoms tha...
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Caffeine in Green Tea Vs Coffee - Health Effect

Posted by Godfrey on Friday, October 11, 2013, In : Health & Medical 

Caffeine has some health benefits but it also has lots of bad effects on our health, so in comparing the good and the bad what are we supposed to do? Drink or not drink coffee, is the benefits of coffee worth taking the risk of it adversely affecting our health? I personally think the answer to this question depends on each individual because some people respond negatively to just one cup of coffee while there are people who need many cups of coffee to even feel it. If you have some medical c...
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Risk And Complications of Uncontrolled Diabetes

Posted by Godfrey on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, In : Health & Medical 

Here's an information about the risks and complications of uncontrolled diabetes. Please share with your family and friends. This article is courtesy of National Diabetes Program and was reviewed by David T. Derrer, MD.

The Risks and Complications of Uncontrolled Diabetes

If not controlled, diabetes can put you at risk for a host of complications that can affect nearly every organ in the body. They ...

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Eight Ways to Lower Your Risk of Cancer

Posted by Godfrey on Monday, June 3, 2013, In : Health & Medical 

Hello, below is an informational article which may help you lower the chances of getting cancer. Knowledge is very important and the more we know the better for us. It is important that we live a quality lifestyle instead of burning ourselves and ultimately endangering our lives. This article is originally from the cancer center, written by Gina shaw and reviewed by Laura Martin.
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8 Ways to Lower Your Cancer Risk

These lifestyle choices may make cancer less likely.

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STROKE - What You Need to Know

Posted by Godfrey on Thursday, May 23, 2013, In : Health & Medical 
Here's a YouTube video of this blog which you may also watch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIyZnOgN5Ys

Stroke is a devastating illness that has been affecting many people unexpectedly. It is a very dangerous and deadly disease that will change a person's life dramatically or even result to sudden death. I encourage you to learn as much as possible about this medical problem so you can take any preventive measure to avoid it if at all possible.

This information is verified by the  World Healt...

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - What You Need to Know

Posted by Godfrey on Saturday, April 6, 2013, In : Health & Medical 

Hello, there are many health issues that people have but may not even know what it is, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is one of those health problem. Below is an important health information which appeared on WebMD, read for yourself and spread the news to your family and friend because knowledge is your most important power for defense.
[GNN]


Carpal Tunnel Syndrom...


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Fish Oil Supplements - What's the benefit?

Posted by Godfrey on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, In : Health & Medical 
Do you eat fish or would you rather take fish oil? If you eat fish how much do you need to actually get the health benefit of fish oil. Fish oil contains omega-3 fatty acids which is good for the heart, it helps cut down your chance of irregular heart beat and sudden cardiac death. Fish oil also help lower your risk of heart attack and stroke. You need to eat fish at least two times weekly and not less than seven ounces to even come close to getting the amount of omega-3 fatty acids that you ...
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Heart Attack In Women

Posted by Godfrey on Thursday, February 7, 2013, In : Health & Medical 

Whenever we hear of a heart attack we automatically think the patient is a man instead of a woman. The reason is because statistics has shown that most of the heart attack victims are men. But the reality is that women has a lot of heart attack incident too. It is about time we stop gender stereotype and focus on finding the appropriate ways of preventing heart attack in the female population. The article below is very educational in making us aware of heart attack in women. It appe...


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High Blood Pressure Treatment Overview

Posted by Godfrey on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, In : Health & Medical 

Hello, high blood pressure is a major health problem in the society. It affects every ethnic group but unfortunately blacks has more incidence of high BP than any other race, why? That is a million dollar question which needs to be explained. High blood pressure will exacebate other health issues like diabetes or heart disease. It is very important that we watch our blood pressure and contact your personal physician for recommendations on what to do. Below is an important article poste...
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The word steroid may scare you because of one reason or another. Steroids in general means a lot of things to people based on what they’ve heard, their job or their lifestyle. In the public eye the word steroid has a bad rap for some reasons but many people still can’t explain why. What comes to your mind when you hear the word steroid? Do you know that steroids can be very useful when used appropriately? What do I mean by using steroid appropriately? Let me explain myself; Steroids are really chemicals, often hormones made naturally by the human body and they work to help the organs, cells and tissues function properly. There are available synthetic steroids which are commercially made unlike the natural ones produced by human body. 

Steroids are generally classified into two types; you may have heard about corticosteroids and the anabolic-androgenic steroids. These are the two types known and I will explain the difference between them.

Corticosteroids are referred to as the “medicine” that fight inflammation in your body. They’re like your defense and fighter against any inflammation that attacks your body to make you sick. These corticosteroids are made in the labs but they do a wonderful job like the hormone cortisol. They basically stop the immune system process that trigger inflammation that causes human sickness. In medicine they can be used in treating asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lupus, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, eczema and other rash or skin diseases. Unfortunately, there are bad side effects that come from the use of corticosteroids. These side effects vary and depends on the dose used and how long a person was on it. Some of these undesirable side-effects are excess weight gain, puffy face, nausea, mood swings, insomnia, acne, thinning of skin, unusual hair growth, increased blood sugar. One of the serious side effects that deserves special mention is that corticosteroids will turn down your natural immune system if used for a long time. This will make you susceptible to infection because your natural immune system is weak to fight off and defend you against infections. If you’re on corticosteroid longer than three (3) months they will cause your bones to become brittle and susceptible to breakage, this problem is referred to as Osteoporosis. When steroids are used in children for too long it slows their growth and brings the risk of stimulating diabetes. After reading all these it’s scary to mess around with steroids without proper medical supervision.

Anabolic steroids are the man-made version of testosterone which is a male sex hormone that acts to help in building bigger muscles. Basically, anabolic steroids have performance and muscle-boosting powers that is why people misuse and abuse them. Unfortunately, the abusers are so ignorant of what they’re doing to their health because they take one hundred times (100X) the usual dose prescribed for medical problem. Their ignorance shows because they think more is better for them without any consideration to the adverse effects to their own health. Let’s consider some of the side effects of anabolic steroids: There are fluid retention, acne, blocks the body from making natural testosterone leading to smaller testicles with lower sperm count, infertility and breast growth. In women they cause irregular “periods” that changes and stops at random, development of male-pattern baldness, facial hair and deep voice. The consumption of very high dose will lead to mood swings, anger and aggressive behavior sometimes called “roid rage”. There is the possibility of liver, kidney and heart damage, increased low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol which leads to massive heart attack. This can happen to anybody at any age so don’t abuse steroids, just think and be kind to your own health. Your life is very precious and worth everything to you and your family and friends to be wasting in the pursue of vanity and temporary satisfaction.

If you’re getting this information for the first time and you happen to be on steroids already there is an important warning for you now. Listen, don’t stop the steroid abruptly. Doing that will try a major health problem for you. You will “crash” into restlessness, fatigue, mood swings, depression and other adverse effects. The way to stop the use of steroids is by tapering the dose down slowly over several days. You need to contact your Physician and Pharmacist who are knowledgeable about the appropriate way to taper and stop the use of steroids.

I hope the information in this article has helped educate you about the dangers of indiscriminate use of steroids. It is a very powerful anti-inflammatory agent that should only be prescribed for a legitimate medical use and only under the supervision of a trained medical professional.    

Reference:

Goldberg, linn, MD., Hannah Smhouni, Aug. 2018, Types of Steroids.

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