Thursday, 7 April 2016

World Health Day 2016---A Call To Eradicate Diabetes

Health is a global concern and the World Health Organization took initiative in 1950 to organize the first World’s Health Day on 7th April. Since then, the entire world observes this day as a common occasion to reiterate the growing need of health awareness, precautions and measures to be taken to contribute to the good health of people worldwide. 

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Purpose of World Health Day
This one event is celebrated worldwide to generate public awareness about different health issues and concerns. Every year a theme is chosen and WHO along with other health organizations work together for its eradication. Awareness campaigns are being organized at schools, colleges, crowded places, and other institutions so that people directly get to know about the most prevailing health issues and take immediate actions to get rid of it. A number of serious health issues have been addressed till now like leprosy, chickenpox, polio, TB and others. 

Theme of World Health Day 2016
The theme of World Health Day 2016 is “Halt The Rise---Beat Diabetes” which aims at making people aware of the rise in diabetes, its causes, and consequences. Health organizations across the world will plan to trigger a set of effective and affordable means to diagnose and treat diabetes and proper care for people suffering from diabetes. There would be special programs and campaigns for prevention, diagnosis, early detection, and treatment of diabetes.  

Simple Yet Effective Messages to Beat Diabetes
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WHO is promoting diabetes awareness throughout the world with simple and effective messages that if followed will halt the rise in diabetes. 

Stay Super, Beat Diabetes
- Eat Healthy
- Be Active
- Follow Medical Advice
If in Doubt, Check

Some Facts About Global Diabetes Scenario
- About 422 million people suffer from diabetes worldwide which is likely to get double in next 20 years.
- 90% of diabetics suffer from type II diabetes. Number of kids with type II diabetes is increasing significantly.
- Diabetes is a leading health issues results in deaths worldwide.
- People with diabetes can live longer and healthy if with early detection of the disease and its effective management.
- Diabetes, if not controlled, can lead to blindness, amputation, and kidney failure.
- A little exercise every day and diet control can drastically control type II diabetes.
Our Contribution to World’s Health Day
World’s Health Day campaigns result in publication of a number of information, reports, and useful instructions on the web. It comes to us as how we are using them for our own health benefits. A little cautiousness, self-awareness, and self-care can bring remarkable difference in the health status of our society or community. While the government is playing its part well-planned, we should also join our hands to make it successful, bringing some tangible results in our own health, family healthcare or health of others considering it a common cause. So, this time, it’s “Beat Diabetes” for which we all have to work together and be the change.

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Do’s and Don’ts for Taking Medicines

Online Precautions for taking medicine 
There are many for whom medicine has become a part of life. Old age, adults, or kids, the need for medicine is felt for everyone at one or the other health situations. You may be put on a temporary medication regimen, while others might be having it for a lifelong administration. But have you ever realized how important it is to take your medicines correctly for its hundred percent results. Many of us take the medicines right on time without being aware of other factors that could alter its effect, both for positive or negative results. Especially, when you are put on more than one medicine, then your knowledge about both of them, their effects, contraindications, side effects, etc becomes crucial for your safety.

Do's and Don'ts for Taking Medicines | Online Medical Care Tips

Basic things to consider while medication
  1. When and how much to take the medicine
  2. How and where to store the medicine
  3. What could be the side effects of the medicine you are taking
  4. What could be the effect in combination with other medicines you may take
  5. What will happen if you skip the medicine
  6. What will happen if you increase or decrease the dose of the medicine
  7. When is the expiry date of the medicine
We all belong to an aware generation where we understand our rights on information. We must understand the outcome of our act that could have effect on your health. Hence, for medical information and getting the best results out of our medicines, we can do the following things:

Ask Your Doctor:
We definitely need to follow our online doctor’s instruction completely. But, having a talk with him regarding the pros and cons of medicine prescribed is obvious and you must go for it. In the meantime, you should also disclose your peculiar habits regarding the way you take medicines so that the doctor will be able to give prior suggestions, if needed.

Search and gather basic information: Internet is a good source of gaining basic knowledge. With so many active community groups on internet, you can get an idea of the properties of your medicine’s constituents, its effects, side effects, and contraindications.  But, remember, Medicines are chemicals after all and your incomplete research will lead to incomplete knowledge based on which you should never choose a medicine. So, even if you gather some information that concerns your medicines, you should share it with your doctors for a careful move towards your health.

Avoid Over-the-counter medications: Over-the-counter medicines are made easily available because they are comparatively safe for everyone. Still, you should not make it a habit and even if you buy check the dates closely to avoid any emergency situation.  

Common mistakes while taking Medicines:
  1. Patients discontinue the medicines after a little relief from the symptoms
  2. Patients get confused about taking a medicine before or after the food
  3. When too many medicines are prescribed, patients usually forget to take some of them on time
  4. People try to skip or alter the dose of expensive medicines
  5. If a medicine does not suit, people don’t understand what to do next
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