Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Way You Can Prevent Your Low Blood Sugar

It is normal that blood glucose goes up and down in a small range throughout the day. However, in people with diabetes, the range can be much wider. It is important to understand the fine balance between treating the high sugars and avoiding the low sugars.

If you have diabetes and take certain diabetes drugs like insulin, you may experience low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) sometimes. Hypoglycemia is blood sugar less than 70 mg/dL. However, some people have symptoms of low blood sugar even at higher blood sugar levels. This can happen when blood sugar is dropping too quickly or if the person has had very high blood sugar for a long time.

Even mild hypoglycemia symptoms are difficult on your body and emotions. By learning more about the signs and causes of low blood sugar, you can take steps to keep it from happening again. Frequent low blood sugars are serious, because the body becomes less able to show the warning signals of low blood sugar.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Diseases That WHO Prioritized in 2017

The World Health Organization (WHO) is the United Nations public health arm. The organization monitors disease outbreaks, assesses the performance of health systems around the globe and take action based on their findings. Its goal is to build a better, healthier future for people all over the world. Working through offices in more than 150 countries it ensure the highest attainable level of health for all people.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has revised the list of diseases prioritized in 2017.

- Arenaviral hemorrhagic fevers (including Lassa Fever)

- Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF)

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Potential Health Hazards In A Beauty Salon

When you go to a beauty salon, you want to come out feeling pampered, relaxed and looking your best. In the primitive period it was tried to beautify oneself in different home based methods. But in course of time, this duty is vested on the beauty parlour by many of us. But do we get the quality service from there? Many of us have been facing various health problems and risks due to inexperienced service provider and unhygienic environment.

The comb or brush which is used in parlour is not available in germ free packet most of the time. The previous user of the comb or brush may contain dandruff, fungal infection or louse which may infect the following users.

If the sponge used in makeup, towel and dress used in facial are not cleaned properly, there is risk of transmitting infection to your head and skin from the previous user, specially skin infection, eczema or dermatitis, acne etc.

Disappointing fact is that in the same house, we maintain non-sharing of towel, comb or brush with our family members but it is any of us who never raise any question in the parlour, whether the comb is made germ free or not, or why the hair of previous client still exists or why the used sponge of makeup is being used without cleaning with soap.

Monday, February 6, 2017

All About Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease (HFMD)

Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common viral illness that usually affects infants and children younger than 5 years old. However, it can sometimes occur in older children and adults. It is an illness that causes sores in or on the mouth and on the hands, feet, and sometimes the buttocks and legs. The sores may be painful. The illness usually doesn't last more than a week or so.

Sometimes people become confused Hand, foot, and mouth disease with some other similar kind of disease name (foot-and-mouth disease). But they are not the same. foot-and-mouth disease or commonly known as mad cow disease almost always occur in animals.

Hand, foot, and mouth disease is caused by viruses that belong to the Enterovirus genus (group), including polioviruses, coxsackieviruses, echoviruses, and enteroviruses.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Know All About Halitosis

Halitosis, colloquially called bad breath, or fetor oris, is a symptom in which a noticeably unpleasant odor is present on the exhaled breath. About 20% of the general population are reported to suffer from it to some degree.

As the mouth is worse than the anus, it is  embarrassing but often unrecognized offensive holocaust by our own systems. More than 80 million people suffer from chronic halitosis, or bad breath. In most cases it originates from the gums and tongue. The odor is caused by wastes from bacteria in the mouth, the decay of food particles, other debris in your mouth and poor oral hygiene. The decay and debris produce a sulfur compound that causes the unpleasant odor.

What Causes Bad Breath?
There are a number of reasons you might have dragon breath. While many causes are harmless, bad breath can sometimes be a sign of something more serious.

Bad breath can happen anytime thanks to the hundreds of types of bad breath-causing bacteria that naturally lives in your mouth. Your mouth also acts like a natural hothouse that allows these bacteria to grow. When you eat, bacteria feed on the food left in your mouth and leaves a foul-smelling waste product behind.

Shahana Khatun from Netrakona is the First Female With 'Tree Man Syndrome'!!

Shahana Khatun from Netrakona, Bangladesh with bark-like warts growing out of her face could be the first female in the world with the rare genetic disease commonly known as tree man syndrome.

The 10 years old third grader of Baluchora Government Primary School has admitted in Dhaka Medical College Hospital's Burn and Plastic Surgery Unit  with "bark-like warts" on her nose, chin, and ears.

According to Dr Samanta Lal Sen, coordinator of Dhaka Medical College Hospital's Burn and Plastic Surgery Unit, Shahana's growth is similar to Tree man disease that affected Abul Bajandar earlier.

He also informed the press that a six-member medical board will be formed tomorrow to assess Shahana’s illness.

Meeting with the press Shahana's father Shahjahan Miah told that, acting on a local journalist’s advice he brought his daughter to the DMCH in the beginning of this week.