Sunday, December 15, 2013

EPUKA CHUMVI ZA MEZANI KIAFYA


Takwimu za Shirika la Afya Duniani (WHO) zinaonyesha kuwa mwaka 2005 peke yake palitokea vifo vya watu milioni 17.2 duniani kwa magonjwa ya moyo.

Hii ni  asilimia 30 ya vifo vyote duniani huku kina mama wakiongoza kwa kufa zaidi. Pia, kila mwaka katika vizazi hai 1,000, watoto wanane huzaliwa na matatizo ya moyo katika

FAIDA ZA KIAFYA ZA MBEGU ZA MABOGA


FAIDA  ZA  KIAFYA  ZA  MBEGU  ZA  MABOGA






Mbegu  za  maboga  zina  faida  nyingi  sana  kwa  afya  ya  mwanadamu.   Mbegu  za  maboga   zimethibitika  kuwa  na  kiwango  kikubwa  cha  virutubisho  vya  aina  mbalimbali  kuanzia  magnesium, manganese, shaba, protini, zinki  nakadhalika.  Zifuatazo  ni  baadhi  ya  faida  za  matumizi  ya  mbegu  za  maboga.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013

YOU NEED TO HAVE REGULAR MEDICAL CHECK-UP


Recent studies in health care shows that more and more people cutting back on health care expenses because of worldwide recession. Experts suggest that everybody should see doctor regularly regardless of age, sex and health. Even if you are enjoying good health, visit your doctor once or twice a year for a thorough checkup and medical advice. Seeing a doctor is something that each and every person owes themselves and the family that they love!
Most diseases, especially those of chronic nature, have silent or slow progression. A person does not feel sick until the disease progression has reached a certain level of manifestation.

Effectiveness of treatment also depends on the level of disease manifestation or degree of infection. If a disease is detected early enough, facilitates treatment decisions.

Sometimes there is a general feeling among the general population that there is no need to have medical tests or checkups done unless we have particular symptoms that indicate that we have a medical problem.

Having regular health and medical checkups done is important to promote good health. Most of existing or circulating diseases in our environment have a link with lifestyle. Lifestyle diseases come as a result of our feeding and ways of interaction.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

TATIZO LA KUPATA CHOO KIGUMU KWA WATOTO NA JINSI YA KULITATUA TATIZO HILO


NI NINI TATIZO LA KUPATA HAJA KUBWA?
Ni  haja kubwa inayopatikana isiyozidi mara tatu katika wiki na ama haja kubwa inayoleta shida kutoka kwake na utokaji wake ni mithili ya mavi ya mbuzi (uyabisi) hata kama inapatikana kila siku. Hali hii inaposhamiri muathirika hupata choo si zaidi ya mara tatu katika kipindi cha  mwezi mmoja.
Ni moja miongoni mwa matatizo katika mfumo wa kusaga chakula yanayowakumba watu wengi si hapa kwetu Zanzibar tu bali dunia nzima kwa jumla. Shida ya kupata choo ni hali inayowakabili watu mbalimbali.
SABABU
Zipo sababu kadhaa zinazopelekea kutokea kwa tatizo la kukosa kupata haja kubwa kikawaida, miongoni mwa hizo ni kama hizi zifuatazo:
  • Inaweza ikawa yenyewe tu bila kusababishwa na hali yoyote ile kama vile madhara ya dawa
fulani, au hali ya kiafya, na huwa haiambatani na maumivu ya tumbo. Kwa lugha nyengine ni kwamba sababu hasa huwa haijulikani. Hii ndio sababu maarufu kuliko nyengine zote.
  • Inaweza kusababishwa na mpangilio mbaya wa chakula, kutokula vyakula vyenye fiber (nyuzinyuzi), kunywa maji kidogo kuliko inavyotakiwa.
  • Matumizi ya dawa mbalimbali na baadhi ya athari zake kama vile baadhi ya dawa za kutibu presha (shinikizo la damu), dawa za kupunguza maumivu, dawa za kutibu degedege, dawa za kutibu mamivu ya tumbo ikiwa pamoja na dawa za kutibu mfadhaiko, dawa za kutibu alaji (makole).
  • Mgonjwa wa maradhi ya kisukari, maradhi ya misuli.
  • Maradhi ya uvimbe katika uti wa mgongo, kansa ya utumbo mkubwa, kidonda/kuchanika njia ya haja kubwa mlangoni yaani fisha (anal fissure).
  • Kwa makusudi tu mtu hujizuwia asiende haja kwa sababu labda hakuna choo cha kuridhisha, anaogopa maumivu hasa wale wenye fisha (anal fissure), ama kwa uvivu tu.
  • Watoto nao hupata tatizo la kuzaliwa nalo. Kukosekana mishipa ya fahamu katika sehemu ya utumbo mkubwa huwa ndio sababu inayopelekea utumbo huo kutosukuma kinyesi hivyo kusababisha kuchelewa kupata haja kubwa ambapo mara nyengine hupindukia kipindi cha wiki moja hadi mbili au hata zaidi. Kwa maana hiyo tumbo huvimba na mtoto hudhoofu kiafya. Hili ni tatizo la kipekee.
TIBA
Iwapo mtoto wako mchanga au mdogo ana tatizo la kukosa choo au kupata choo kigumu kwanza wasiliana na daktari au mpeleke hospitalini ili upate ushari wa daktari. Pia unashauriwa kujaribu njia zifuatazo:

Saturday, August 3, 2013

ATHARI ZA PUNYETO


ATHARI ZA PUNYETO
Wanaume waliowengi hukidhi haja zao kwa kutuliza matamanio yao kwa njia ya kujichua/ kupiga punyeto bila kufahamu madhara yake: Nikweli punyeto inasaidia kupunguza hamu ya tendo na ni njia nzuri ya kujiepusha na zinaa kwa kujilinda na maradhi ila kiukweli ina madhara na madhara yake mara nyingi hutokea kwa mtu anaependelea sana kupiga punyeto, kutokana na utafiti uliofanywa kisayansi imeonekana punyeto ni nzuri kiafya ila endapo kama utakuwa unapiga mara moja moja na sio kila siku. Napenda kuwashauri watu wanaopiga punyeto wawe makini na wasiendekeze jambo hili kwani madhara yake ni makubwa sana na Athari zake kubwa ni hizi zifuatazo:
 
1. PUNYETO INAUA NGUVU ZA KIUME:
Upigaji wa punyeto unaweza kusababisha upungufu wa nguvu za kiume, kwani kipindi unapiga punyeto jua ile mishipa inayofanya uume usimame unakuwa unaichua na uume unakuwa umesimama kwa muda mrefu sasa ikitokea ukawa unafanya hivi kila siku ile mishipa inalegea na uume unakuwa unakosa nguvu hata ukisimama haui strong unakuwa kama umelegea.

2. KUWAHI KUMALIZA MAPEMA KATIKA TENDO:
Mara nyingi mtu aliezoea kupiga punyeto huwahi kumaliza mapema pindi akiwa anafanya mapenzi na mpenzi wake na wakati mwingine uume hushindwa kusimama kwa mara ya pili na kujikuta anashindwa kurudia tendo ikiwa mpenzi wake bado hajaridhika na anahitaji kuendelea kusex.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

WHY MEN SHOULD AVOID FISH OIL SUPPLIMENTS


Men should be wary of taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements now that new research from the National Cancer Institute links them to an increased risk of prostate cancer.
A new study published on 31 July 2013 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute provides further evidence that men with high concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood are more likely to develop prostate cancer, the most common cancer affecting men.
The research team, consisting of experts at leading institutions across America, studied 834 men diagnosed with prostate cancer. Of them, 156 had high-grade cancer.
Researchers found that men with the highest concentrations of fish-derived omega-3 fatty acids in their blood had a 43 percent greater risk of developing the cancer compared to men with the lowest concentrations.
On the flip side, they found that men with higher concentrations of linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid, had lower incidences of prostate cancer. Linoleic acid is found in high concentrations in salicornia, safflower, sunflower, poppy seed, grape seed, and evening primrose oils.
With the new study in hand, researchers say doctors should weigh a man’s prostate cancer risk before recommending omega-3 fatty acids in foods or supplements.

Monday, July 22, 2013

AN ARTICLE- MAKING A CHANGE THROUGH ADVOCACY

 Amy Huai-Shiuan Huang
Amy is a second-year medical
student at the National
Taiwan University, Taiwan.

AND,
Heng-Hao Chang
Heng-Hao is a final-year
medical student at the
National Taiwan University,
Taiwan. He is a former
Secretary General of IFMSA
and NMO President of FMSTaiwan

Efforts made to reduce resident work hours in Taiwan
A wave of shock swept over Taiwan one evening in 2011.
“A medical intern, Yeng-Ting Lin, was discovered dead in
a bathroom after 36 successive hours of work on April
27th. Investigations are being done to confirm whether his
death was due to overwork.” The correspondent on television
went on, “According to a study, overworked doctors
are no more sober than a drunk person! If the situation
does not improve, who is going to guarantee that you are
not the next one to suffer from medical errors made by
overworked doctors?”.
During the previous three years in Taiwan, 9 cases of
doctors dying from being overworked had already been
reported. But it was only after the tragic event of the intern
on April 27th that the general public became aware of
doctors’ abysmal working conditions in the country. It
had never been clearer that action needed to occur to
improve the situation.


In Taiwan, medicine is considered to be a sacred
profession; seemingly omnipotent doctors are imagined
to have endless devotion, and seen to never get sick, let
alone suffer from long work hours. Indeed these beliefs
are even shared by many senior doctors - to them, medicine
is a responsibility to which they dedicate their whole
lives. They think they have the power to escape bodily
weakness in spite of unbelievably long work hours. But
the facts now come to light

Thursday, July 18, 2013

HAVE YOU EVER TRIED WATERMELON??


Eating watermelon delivers Viagra-like effects to the blood vessels in the body and may even increase libido, according to the research of Bhimu Patil, director of Texas A&M's Fruit and Vegetable Improvement Center.
Watermelons have naturally occurring nutrients that can produce healthy reactions in the body. One of those nutrients is citrulline, which is converted to arginine through reactions initiated by enzymes. Arginine is a compound known to improve blood circulation throughout the entire body.
While there are many psychological and physiological problems that can cause impotence, extra nitric oxide could help those who need increased blood flow, which would also help treat angina, high blood pressure and other cardiovascular problems.
“Watermelon may not be as organ specific as Viagra,” Patil said, “but it’s a great way to relax blood vessels without any drug side-effects.”

Friday, July 12, 2013

EXCESS STOMACH FAT ACCELERATES HEART DISEASES


        Individuals with excessive abdominal fat have a greater risk of heart disease and cancer than individuals with a similar body mass index (BMI) who carry their fat in other areas of the body, according to a study published online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
        Death and disease risk associated with excess body weight can vary among individuals with similar BMI. Ectopic fat, or fat located where it is not supposed to be, in this case being visible in the abdominal area, could be the cause of this difference in risk. It's widely known that abdominal fat can be more dangerous than fat in other areas, but this study is the first to use CT scan to study specifically located fat depots for direct associations with disease risk.
With this study, researchers sought to find a link between the location of body fat and specific risk factors for heart disease and cancer, which could explain why individuals with different body types and similar BMIs have varied obesity related health conditions.
Researchers assessed ectopic fat in the abdominal area, around the heart tissue and around the aortic artery of 3,086 participants from the Framingham Heart Study and followed the participants for heart disease and cancer for up to seven years. The average age of participants was 50 years and nearly half were women.
          Each patient was assessed, using a CT scan to identify areas of fat accumulation. Over the follow-up period, patients were assessed for heart disease, cancer and death risk while adjusting for standard risk factors.
        Overall, there were 90 cardiovascular events, 141 cancer cases and 71 deaths. Abdominal fat, which is typically an indicator of fat around internal organs, was associated with incident heart disease and cancer after adjusting for clinical risk factors and general obesity.
         Maureen Talbot, Senior Cardiac Nurse at the British Heart Foundation, said: "We already know that excess stomach fat increases your risk of developing heart disease but this research confirms there is a greater risk even if you have a normal BMI.
        "The dangers of abdominal fat can't be ignored and nor can the importance of measuring waist circumference when it comes to assessing cardiovascular disease risk. You can help keep control of your weight by eating a healthy balanced diet and getting plenty of exercise."