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Follow Five Tips before Diabetes Stop You

November is American Diabetes month and is a time to join hands together to raise awareness against diabetes. Nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes and another 86 million are at the risk of developing two types of diabetes. The fact revealed by the American Diabetes Association would raise concern among every health conscious person and It’s important to create awareness about this metabolic disease affecting millions across the world. If you’re facing symptoms like frequent urination, intense thrust and hunger, weight gain, unusual weight loss, fatigue it would be wise to visit a doctor and check out your blood glucose level.

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World Hepatitis Day Let Us Take Better Action to Prevent the Viral Diseases

July 28, 2015 is observed as World hepatitis day by WHO for encouraging awareness among the people and take better action to prevent the viral diseases that takes the life of millions across the world every year. Irrespective of your age and sex hepatitis can affect anyone. Hepatitis can be of different type like A, B, C, D and E. If not vaccinated or treated earlier Hepatitis B or C can lead to advance stage when its effect could be more vicious. Nearly 80% Hepatitis causes of lever cancer death. The only way to fight for a hepatitis free world is to generate awareness about the disease and encourage people to take action.

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Who are at more risk?

Those who keep close contacts with any chronically infected person, frequent travelers to high risk countries, unsafe sex with multiple partners, those who inject drugs and the healthcare workers are at high risk of getting infected with Hepatitis.

How the virus spread?

The contagious virus can spread from one person to another and can pass on from an infected mother to baby during childbirth. If one person comes to exposure of saliva, feces, blood, vaginal fluid of an infected person through the medium of water, food or sharing razors, toothbrush and needles, the virus gets transmitted.

Is unprotected sex safe for you?

However, there’re rare cases of transmission of the virus through sexual intercourse, it’s wise to use condoms while having sex. This is more likely to happen if your sexual partner is infected by other sexually transmitted disease with Hepatitis.

Tattoos are no damn good:

Avoid body piercing or tattoos from unauthorized facilities. The risk associated with body piercing comes from using non sterilized or disinfected instruments. It raises the chances of transmitting the highly contagious Hepatitis C virus.

How to protect the newborn?

Hepatitis B can be prevented through vaccination and it’s incredibly important for your child. If infants are infected during the first year of their life they’re at greater risk of developing chronic infection later. All the newborn, children and adult younger than 19 years of age who have not vaccinated yet should get it from any medical center or urgent care facilities.

If not vaccinated yet:

If you have not vaccinated yet and exposed yourself to any of the activities that makes you prone to Hepatitis, get it tested and treated. Treatments for Hepatitis C are possible and can be cured. However, hepatitis B can’t be cured, but it can be treated to slow the replication of the virus.