The following are recommended health tips from our professionals, we encourage that you put them into practice, however, use your own discretion when you see fit.
Emergency contraceptives like the postinor and Lydia should be taken not more than twice in a month.
Drugs like Diclofenac and it's class of drugs may raise the chance of severe (sometimes deadly) stomach problems like ulcers or bleeding.
Medication Safety Tip
The majority of medications may be stored at room temperature, in a cool dry place. Examples include your dresser drawer, a closet, a storage box, and a shelf
Keeping Medicine safe
It’s best to avoid the bathroom medicine cabinet, since the heat and moisture from your shower, bath, and sink may damage your medicine.
It’s advisable to avoid the kitchen when storing drugs, since heat from the stove, sink, and any hot appliances can also damage your medicine.
Always remember to store your medication out of sight and reach of children and pets, to prevent accidental ingestion
The risk of taking drugs like Diclofenac is greater in older people, and in people who have had stomach ulcers or bleeding before. Seek professional advice when taking these medications without prescription.
Adverse events, or unwanted and negative effects, can happen with any drug. These effects can include an allergic reaction or an interaction with another drug you’re taking.
Side Effects of drugs
To help avoid adverse side effects with drugs, be sure to tell your physician or pharmacist about any other medications you’re taking or any times you’ve had an allergy to drugs or foods
Stimulants speed up the messages going to and from your brain. Stimulants include caffeine, nicotine, and cocaine. Using stimulants can increase your body temperature, reduce your appetite, make you anxious and paranoid, and can put a strain on your heart. Do not use stimulants without a doctor's prescription.
Depressants slow down messages to and from your brain. Depressants include heroin, morphine, valium, marijuana and alcohol. Large amounts of depressants can make you pass out, vomit or even stop breathing.
Eating a tablespoon of dry sugar can stop hiccups. Sugar stimulates the vagus nerve, which interrupts the part of the brain that causes hiccups. This sugar should only be taken when the hiccups is happening.
While putting on the mask, if you're sick and don't want to spread germs, wear the coloured part out.
Wear the white part of the mask out if you are not sick and want to prevent getting germs from other sick people
Pineapple juice is 5 times more effective than cough syrup. It also prevents colds and the flu.
Stay home if you feel unwell with symptoms of fever, cough and difficulty in breathing and call the following numbers immediately. 0509497700, 0558439868
Sleep and weight gain
Poor sleep increases your hunger hormone and decreases your satiety hormone. Get at least 7 hours of sleep to maintain a healthy weight.
Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen and celecoxib can worsen asthma and peptic ulcers. Do not take them unless prescribed by your doctor.
Empty your bladder
Holding urine for any length of time increases your risk of infections and kidney diseases. Be on the safe side, micturate as a soon as you feel the urge to.
It's a good idea to avoid perfumed soaps, gels and antiseptics when washing the vagina as these can affect the healthy balance of bacteria and pH levels in the vagina and cause irritation.
Lunch is ideal about 4 hours after breakfast to maintain steady blood glucose and keep hunger manageable. Best time for lunch: 12-2 PM
NO!. Doctors recommend that women do not douche. You do not need to douche to clean your vagina.
Did you know?
Menstrual cups prove to be wayyy cheaper compared to pads. They are reusable, you can sterilise them and they are easy to use.