How to prevent a sickle cell crisis

How to prevent a sickle cell crisis


One health problem associated with sickle cell disorder is crisis. Crisis is a  severe  pain associated with sickle cell anemia. On this blog post i will teach you how to prevent sickle cell crisis. But first let me inform  you with few things that you need to know about sickle cell.
Sickle cell is an inherited blood disorder that causes red blood to sickle. This can lead to in proper flow of blood in the circulative system. This can in-turn lead to lack of oxygen in the body.     
This health condition can cause  some health issues in the body including crises. 
The first step to prevent sickle cell crisis, is to take your vitamins and minerals as you were directed by your doctor or health care giver. Taking vitamins and minerals like vitamin B complex, folic acid and vitamin E,  help open up, thinner the blood cells and also help strengthen the blood vessels  for easy passage of blood and oxygen to other parts of the body. Mineral like zinc often help easy the pain from the crisis and also reduce the number of time the crisis will occur.  

Drinking liquids as directed by your doctor or health care giver also help prevent sickle cell crisis. 
The risk of you having a crisis is high if you are dehydrated.  The kind of liquids you drink also mater if you want to stay hydrated. As for me I will recommend water.  Http://yourhealthandmy.blogspot.com.ng/2016/02/sickle-and-water.html?m=1. I will also advice you drink plenty of liquid. taking 5 to 7 liters a day will not be too much. Drinking at night during bed time is also advisable. 

Balancing  rest and Play will help prevent sickle cell crisis.
Don't get yourself involve in strenuous activities that can curse injury and after exercising get a good rest. It will help the blood vessels relax for proper functions.  

Another way to prevent sickle cell crisis is to Stay out of the cold, avoid cold water and soft drinks and do not swim in cold water. Stay warm always. Quit smoking of cigarette and alcohol.  And treat flu, fever and malaria quickly to avoid sickle cell crisis. 
 

Health effect of Smoking  during pregnancy

Health effect of Smoking during pregnancy


The health effect of smoking during pregnancy is risky and sometimes deadly. Smoking is dangerous to the health as it is always preached. But it is more dangerous when you smoke while you are pregnant.  This act of smoking while pregnant puts your life and that of your unborn baby at risk. The chemicals and the carbon monoxide in the cigarettes  are responsible for the complications smokers may suffer during pregnancy. 
In this blogpost i want to inform you on the dangers of smoking during pregnancy. 

Effect of smoking while you are trying to get pregnant.
The problem of smoking and pregnancy starts even before you are pregnant. If you are a smoker, your chances of getting pregnant is very slim. 
So before the pregnancy you should stop that habit of smoking before it stops you from getting pregnant.

It causes  stillbirth  and miscarriages
The chemicals in the cigarets are to be blamed for miscarriages which can occur in the first three or four months of pregnancy. And stilbirth   Which can occur after 18 to 20 weeks of the pregnancy. To avoid all these complications in pregnancy,  stay away from smoking as you are about to get pregnant or if you are already pregnant.  

 Ectopic pregnancy can also come up if you smoke during pregnancy.
It has killed many pregnant women.  It is a life threaten complication if not carefully handled medically. It occurs when a fertilized egg starts to develop outside  uterus. The main culprit is the nicotine in the  cigarets hat you smoke. It curses contractions in the fallopian tube.

 Abruption of the placental 
This is when the placental is removed  from the uterus before child birth. It is a life threaten complication both for the child and mother.
Studies show that 80 percent of placental abruption occur in women that smoke and abuse drugs.

Abnormal growth of the  Placenta (placenta previa)
This complication in pregnancy occurs when the placenta grows abnormally towards the cervix. Because of lack of space the plancetal can tear which may lead to bleeding. And smoking is a risk factor.

Preterm birth
Preterm birth is when a baby is born earlier. This might cause some health problems for the baby, like heart problems, hearing,  visual,  behavioral and mental problems and some times complications that can lead to dead.
And the major cause of preterm birth is smoking. The risk of having a preterm birth is higher in women that smoke.  

babies with Low birth weight
Smoking is the major cause of giving birth to babies with low birth weight. And this can have some health effect in the life of the baby. Health complication like disabilities.  
To give yourself and the baby you are carrying a healthy life,  please quit smoking.

8 reason why breast feeding is best for your baby

8 reason why breast feeding is best for your baby


Breast milk is natural. There  is no added ingredients. And unlike the other baby feeds in the market it causes no infection. I don't really know why some mothers find it difficult to give their babies breast milk. On this blogpost i will let you know what you and your baby stand to gain if you feed your baby with breast milk. Especially for the first six months.
Here are eight reasons why breast feeding is good for your baby. 

1. Breast feeding gives you a healthier baby.
There are so many childhood diseases. I mean diseases that affect infants like pneumonia, colds, diarrhea, malaria and virus causing diseases. And some of them are life threaten but with breast feeding, your baby risk of getting these diseases is very low.
    
2. Breast feeding is a sure way for Long-term protection. 
When you Breastfeed your baby especially for the first six months of their early life, you are giving them protection against chronic and life threaten diseases like type I diabetes, celiac disease cardiovascular  and Crohn's disease.

3.Lower the risk of sudden infant death. 
Many babies die from what medical expert call sudden infant death. But with   Breastfeeding the risk of your baby dieing from sudden infant death is very low. 

4.Breastfed babies have Stronger bones.
The amount of calcium in breast milk that the baby gets from the mother makes the baby's bones stronger than that of the baby that was fed with baby formula. According to experts, you as a breast feeding mother have a lower risk  of postmenpausal osteoposis  because while you are breast feeding your body takes in a lot of calcium. 

5. breastfed babies have Lesser risk of having cancer.
Breastfeeding your baby for the first six months will help your baby stay clean of cancer. The risk of your baby having cancer now and in the future is very low compare to a baby that is fed with other baby formula. And you the mother also have a lower risk of premenopausal breast cancer. 

6. Best way to lose weight for both of you.
 Breast milk contain less fat compare to other baby formulas out there.  So the risk of your baby been obese is very low. And you the mother will also stay in shape while you breast feed your baby..

7. Breast feeding helps you heal better after delivery. 
breast feeding helps you heal fast and better. It helps your uterus heals and contract well And also helps your uterus return to its normal size in fewer weeks compare to when you are not breast feeding that will take a longer time. Breast feeding reduces post delivery blood lost.

8. Breast milk is  custom-made. 
Breast milk is natural and have the ability to change its constitution to meets the baby's need. For example the first milk " premilk" have a lot of antibodies in it to help your baby fight diseases has the baby is just coming into this harsh world. It also contain more protein than the milk the breast will produce for the baby as the baby grows. Unlike other formula in the market that is loaded with sugar and fat without antibodies.   

In conclusion, please go for breast milk for your babies for  it is cheap and cleaner. It will never expire compare to other formulas in the market. And also let your man know that the breast milk is for the baby and not him. 
 Health benefit of yogurt

Health benefit of yogurt


Yogurt is a delicious drink and it is a very netrious  drink loaded with many vitamins and minerals. But i will recommend you go for the yogurt that have no sugar.  For me i prefer it without sugar and blend with avocado pear. ( Another day i will tach you how prepared that )  And on this blog post i am going to let you know the health benefit of yogurt and let you know what you have been missing.    

1. You want to lose weight naturally, Yogurt is the answer. If you cut down on your calories intake and take yogurt always, you can lose up to 20 percent weight and even up to 70 percent belly fat within a month.
This is how it works. Fats in your body especially the fats around your waist helps the body to produce cortisol which also helps the body to produce more fats. When you take yogurt the calcium and the amnio acid in it helps the body to produce less cortisol thus less fat.

2 Another health benefit of yogurt is that it contain a lot of good bacteria. Bacterias that can help the digestive system function well. They help destroy microorganism that would have been harmful to the digestive system. 

3. Yogurt has a lot of vitamins in it. Vitamins like calcium, phosphorous, vitamin B complex especially b5 and b12, iodine, potassium, zinc and many more.
Taking yogurt always will help you fill that gap of lack of vitamins in the body. Expert says you can get over 70 percent of the vitamins an adults needs in yogurt.   

4. When it comes to fatigue, yogurt is the answer. It helps your body to recover fast when you over work yourself. If the yogurt is well prepared with the right ratio of protein to carbohydrate, it really helps the body after a hard day work or exercise. 
The protein in yogurt supply the body with the amino acid the body needs to repair the damage muscle while the carbohydrate replaces the stored energy that was used up when you were working or exercising.

5 yogurt contain potassium which help flush sodium ( table salt) away from the body. Helping reduce the risk of hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases and even kidney failure.   

6 yogurt  help the body fight tooth decay especially if you are like  me that always go for no sugar yogurt or low sugar yogurt. The  lactic acid in yogurt also help protect the gum from gum and other dental diseases. 
How to lose belly fat fast

How to lose belly fat fast


Before we talk about how to lose belly fat, let me quickly let you know that  Overweight is not necessarily a health problem. Fat becomes a problem to the body when the fat is build around your waistline, belly or inside your arteries. And there are some many life threaten diseases that are associated with these can of fats. Especially the fats loaded in your belly. Diseases like hypertension, diabetics, stroke, heart failure and many more. 
In some part of the world having a "pot belly" belly fat is a sign of been wealthy. But the truth is that it is a sign and symptoms of different kinds of diseases.  
That is why i want to talk about it on this blog post and also suggest possible ways to lose belly fat fast. 

Best ways to lose belly fat fast

1  Avoid sugar and sugar loaded drinks
I know some persons will fight me for this but the  truth is that added sugar is not healthy. Expert says it can affect the health metabolism of the body negatively.  
This is how it works, when you eat too much sugar which contain glucose and fructose, the liver which is responsible to metabolized the sugar will burn it into fats because there is an amount of sugar it can work on. And these fats are stored in different parts of the body especially the belly.
The first step to eliminate that belly fat is to decide on how to reduce the sugar in your diet. This can be done by checking the label of foods and drinks you buy to know the amount of sugar in them.  Also reduce the amount of soft drinks and fruit juice you drink. 

2. Eating of protein is better
When it comes to loosing belly fat in long term, i will recommend eating of protein. The type of protein i am recommending here is not the protein gotten from meat because that is also source of fat. It has over 70 percent fats. 
Protein from  fish, seafood, legumes, nuts,  and some whole grains will help the body reduce belly fats in a long term strategy.
There are many ways protein can help the body reduce belly fat. 
1 it can reduce cravings by over 50 percent.
2 it has the ability to boost metabolism by over 90 percent calories in a day. 
3 it has the ability to work on belly fat in particular. 

3 fiber can also help the body to lose belly fats
Fiber help the body to lose belly fats by slowing down the digestion and absorption of fats into the body thus help the body to gather less fats in the belly.
Fiber can be gotten from fruits and vegetables or you can go for the fiber supplement it is also very effective.  

4 Exercise too  is also very important if you want to lose that belly fat.
Exercising is one of those things you can do to lose belly fats and stay healthy. Abdominal exercises is good but other form of Aerobic exercise like walking, running, swimming, also help the body reduce belly fats.http://yourhealthandmy.blogspot.com.ng/2016/06/exercise-5-benefits-of-regular-physical.html?m=1
8 weeks of exercising can show good result and it also help the body not regain fats.

Cocoa and your health

Cocoa and your health


Cocoa is the major ingredient in chocolate production. The taste is awesome and it is consumed by many both young and old. To some persons that is all they know about cocoa. It is one of the best fruits made for man to live long and  live a healthy life. Cocoa has many health benefits and in this blog post i will be writing about cocoa and your health i mean all you health stand to benefit from consuming raw cocoa powder.   

Some health benefits of raw cocoa powder.

1, cocoa serves  as Antioxidants to the body. This great food has more than 50 mg flavonoids per gram. In it. Higher than flavonoids found in other foods like red wine or tea. This kind of flavonoid act as powerful antioxidant to the body because of its rich  polyphenol content. It helps the body to produce more nitric oxide that helps the entire circulative system to relax and function properly.  Thus helping the blood vessels carry oxygen to all the vita organs in the body.

2 In addition to the  above health benefit cocoa can also lower bad cholesterol LDL thus help reduce the risk of stroke, heart failure, heart attack, blood clots, blood sugar and lower blood pressure.  http://yourhealthandmy.blogspot.com.ng/2016/12/heart-attack-can-be-avoided.html?m=1

3 It has Antidepressant compounds that can help the body. 
According to expert cocoa can help the body fight depression because of its rich phenethylamine content. cocoa also has enough endorphins in it. These are compounds found in the brain that help the body or elevate the body out of depression. Taking a cup of warm raw cocoa on a daily bases will provide the body with enough of these compounds to the body to fight depression.

 4 cocoa is also rich in some  vitamins. vitamins like calcium and potassium which are very important to the body for its day to day functions. 

Cocoa and your health

Cocoa and your health


Cocoa is the major ingredient in chocolate production. The taste is awesome and it is consumed by many both young and old. To some persons that is all they know about cocoa. It is one of the best fruits made for man to live long and  live a healthy life. Cocoa has many health benefits and in this blog post i will be writing about cocoa and your health i mean all you health stand to benefit from consuming raw cocoa powder.   

Some health benefits of raw cocoa powder.

1, cocoa serves  as Antioxidants to the body. This great food has more than 50 mg flavonoids per gram. In it. Higher than flavonoids found in other foods like red wine or tea. This kind of flavonoid act as powerful antioxidant to the body because of its rich  polyphenol content. It helps the body to produce more nitric oxide that helps the entire circulative system to relax and function properly.  Thus helping the blood vessels carry oxygen to all the vita organs in the body.

2 In addition to the  above health benefit cocoa can also lower bad cholesterol LDL thus help reduce the risk of stroke, heart failure, heart attack, blood clots, blood sugar and lower blood pressure.  http://yourhealthandmy.blogspot.com.ng/2016/12/heart-attack-can-be-avoided.html?m=1

3 It has Antidepressant compounds that can help the body. 
According to expert cocoa can help the body fight depression because of its rich phenethylamine content. cocoa also has enough endorphins in it. These are compounds found in the brain that help the body or elevate the body out of depression. Taking a cup of warm raw cocoa on a daily bases will provide the body with enough of these compounds to the body to fight depression.

 4 cocoa is also rich in some  vitamins. vitamins like calcium and potassium which are very important to the body for its day to day functions. 

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