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Red Alert Notice: How To Stay Healthy Over Christmas

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As we prepare for the celebration I want to send out this warning.  My interest is in people's health. We have always experienced a high rate of distress calls for stroke issues immediately after any major festivity. People with high blood pressure are at a higher risk of stroke, so also are people with high cholesterol levels. Red Alert Notice: How To Stay Healthy Over Christmas My advice is to know your cholesterol indices and check your BP level. The reason is that you are more exposed to food items that increase your cholesterol level and BP during festivities, you will be exposed to more fried foods, hydrogenated oil, sweets, and highly processed carbohydrates from refined white wheat flour used for making cakes, chin-chin, doughnut, etc. A higher amount of fried meat, fish, etc and all these can easily build up your cholesterol level and the ability of your blood to form blood clots,  these clotted particles in the blood can easily block a blood vessel in the brain or

How To Stay Healthy During Harmattan In Nigeria

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Are You Ready For The Harmattan? Harmattan is a hot, dry, and dusty wind that blows over West Africa. The wind blows from the Sahara Desert into the Gulf of Guinea between the end of November and the middle of March. Harmattan has very far-reaching medical implications, as it consists of fine dust particles between 0.5 and 10 micrometers.  It affects all exposed surfaces of the human body, including the skin, eyes, nose, mouth, and respiratory tract, which directly communicate with the atmosphere. The skin can become dry during the harmattan season as a result of the dry wind. When the skin is dry, it becomes wrinkled. The skin can also have cracks, which can degenerate into bruises. People also have the tendency to develop skin rashes during the season, which can also induce itching, whereby they may inadvertently introduce infections to the skin. Therefore, people need to be well hydrated during the period and use emollient creams which help in moisturizing the skin. Adequate fluid i