Archive for August, 2014

Best Healthcare Tips for Moms!

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

There are no words that can precisely describe the many wonderful feelings that come with being a mom. If you are a mother, you probably know what I am talking about.

Most women end up ignoring their health in an attempt to cope up with today’s fast paced lifestyle. As mothers, watching kids grow up to be healthier, disciplined and productive adults is an absolute honor, but taking care of your own health is equally important. Although, being a new mom can be like riding an emotional roller coaster, following these simple healthcare tips will help you stay hale and hearty even on the most challenging days:

Follow a healthy diet regime – Here’s what you must do: Pick a nutritious meal plan, something that includes more of fruits and vegetables that offer essential vitamins, minerals, fibers and other important substances for good health. Include whole-grains and lean sources of protein like fish. Calorific foods should be strictly avoided.

Get sufficient sleep – A good night’s sleep is an important healthcare routine that should be followed by people of all ages, in order to stay in good shape. Sleep deprivation can trigger many chronic illnesses, including obesity, diabetes, depression and even cardiovascular diseases. Try to get at least 8 hour sleep throughout the day.

Get moving – It’s good to include some amount of physical activity in your daily routine. Doing so will not only help you maintain an ideal weight but also reduce your risk of diabetes, heart diseases, stroke, cancer, etc.

Manage stress – Being a full time mother can often turn out to be extremely stressful for many women. When stress is severe, it can not only hinder your ability to take care of your home but also lead to depression and pave way for serious health issues. Share your problems with friends and relatives or take the help of a healthcare professional if required.

Bone up daily – Keep your bones strong by getting your daily dose of calcium either by popping a tab, chugging milk or eating yoghurt. The bone density begins to deteriorate after you reach the age of 30. The recommended calcium intake per day is 200 milligrams.

Go for Regular check-ups – A thorough medical examination from time to time can prevent major health threats, ranging from heart disease to breast cancer and depression. If detected at the right stage, most of these illnesses can be treated to a large extent. Visit your family physician. Be vocal about your health concerns and learn what you can do to prevent these problems.

Being aware of your family’s medical history is extremely beneficial. This is because family members share genes, lifestyle and surroundings which can have a subsequent impact on their health. Knowing important medical details about your family members can be of great help in managing your and your baby’s health risks.

And finally, stay away from smoking and alcohol consumption as it can have a negative influence on your overall health and well-being.

Organ Donation – Giving someone the Gift of Life

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Did you know…?

1 Organ Donor can save up to 8 Lives and up to 25 different organs and tissues can be donated for transplantation.

Organ donation has always been a controversial subject but a selfless act like this can easily tilt the balance of life and death in favor of a person in need. An individual that does not suffer from any chronic illness is a potential donor. Lack of knowledge and awareness has led to the development of false notions about organ donation.

Understandably, potential donors may have a few reservations about organ donation, which is why we have compiled a list of reasons that will hopefully motivate you to take the first step in giving someone the gift of life. Here are a few benefits of Organ Donation:

Social Responsibility

Every year thousands of people die while waiting for a transplant in the absence of a suitable donor. By pledging your organs you will not only be doing a humanitarian deed and fulfilling your social responsibility but also ensuring that a part of you survives even after your death.

Giving the transplant recipients a second chance at a normal life

Patients suffering from organ failure often have to continue expensive and painful treatments in order to survive. By donating your organs, you can relieve them of such costly routine treatments and give them a fair chance to improve the quality of their life

By donating an organ, the family of the deceased donor, can somewhat be able to feel a sense of goodness that comes from a tragedy. Although the sorrow of losing a loved one cannot be overcome, many grief-struck families of organ donors can at least find solace in the fact that someone on this planet is able to live a productive life because of their deceased relative.

Another advantage for donors and their families is that all costs for organ transplants are covered by recipients or the organ transplant program.

Living persons too can donate a kidney, portions of the liver, lung, pancreas, intestines, blood, and still continue to live a normal life. Most of the times, people volunteer to donate their organ in part or full to an ailing relative but there have been cases whereby individuals have agreed to perform this noble act for strangers completely on humanitarian grounds.

The success rate of organ transplant is high but unfortunately not many people come forward to pledge their organs for the good of an ailing patient.

Your organs benefit someone else after your death but your memory will live on for the grateful people who receive your organs.

Register to be an organ donor today and make a difference by giving someone the Gift of Life: