Health

To identify, initiate and support the healthcare, health education and physical fitnessactivities in order to promote health awareness in the community. Also provide advice andassist patients for medical treatment both locally and abroad when required.

Ref: CHB/HB/61/16                                                               

ADVICE FOR HAJJ PILGRIMAGE & VACCINES

Hajj-e-Baitullah
 
The Hajj is the largest annual pilgrimage in the world. Every year, millions of Muslims are travelling to Makah to perform Hajj.
 
The pilgrimage occurs from the 8th through to 13th day of the 12th month in the Islamic calendar (Dhu al-Hijjah). The Islamic calendar is eleven days shorter than the Gregorian calendar used in the western world. In 2016, it is expected that Hajj will fall between 9th -14th September 2016.

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Ref: CHB/HB/61/16                                                              

Why are people with diabetes at increased risk for Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)?

If you have diabetes, you are more likely to develop Cardiovascular Disease than someone without diabetes.

Types of diabetes:
 
Type 1 diabetes - happens when your body cannot make insulin. This type usually affects children and young adults.

Type 2 diabetes - occurs when your body can’t produce enough insulin or the insulin doesn’t work properly. Type 2 diabetes is more common and tends to develop gradually as people get older – usually after the age of 40.

Diabetes is treatable, but even when glucose levels are under control it greatly increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. That's because people with diabetes, particularly type 2 diabetes, may have the following conditions that contribute to their risk for developing cardiovascular disease.

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Ref: CHB/HB/60/16                                                                                   

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE IS ON the INCREASE IN OUR COMMUNITY

CHB has recorded a number of Cardiovascular (Heart) related diseases in our community, some were lucky to have received immediate medical attention while others were not that fortunate. Several cases of by-pass surgeries (CABG) and angioplasty were referred to India since the beginning of the year. A typical example is of one of our community member who recently traveled to India on a holiday visit and decided to undergo a full body check-up, he was found with multiple blockages of arteries and had to undergo by-pass surgery, since angioplasty was not an option, and after consulting two Interventional Cardiologists.

This article provides you with a glimpse of Cardiovascular Diseases and the necessary Precautions to avert the disease and its complications etc. from the early stage of your life.

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Ref: CHB/HB/59/16                                                                             

HEALTHY EATING DURING THE HOLY MONTH OF RAMADHAN

Health is the key to happiness, and what we consume directly affects our health. Islam encourages us to ensure that we are mindful of our health. The Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAWW) said: “Take advantage of the good health before illnesses afflict you”. He also encouraged Muslims to try their best to take up a healthy living lifestyle that includes a balanced diet, regular mental and physical exercise and a balance between material and spiritual needs.
 
With long hours of fasting and a wide spread to choose from, eating healthy at an elaborate, appetizing Iftar can sometimes be a distant dream. But that need not always be the case, because it is quite easy to eat and keep your weighing scale happy during this holy month. All you have to do is prepare and eat food made from fresh ingredients, cooked in a healthy manner for a nutritious Ramadhan meal. This will keep you nourished while setting a good example for your family and friends.

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Ref: CHB/HB/58/16                                                                                

HEPATITIS A: CAUSES, SYMPTOMS, TREATMENT & PREVENTION

What is Hepatitis A?
 
Hepatitis is a general term that means inflammation (irritation and swelling) of the liver. Inflammation of the liver can result from infection, exposure to alcohol, certain medications, chemicals, poisons, or from a disorder of the immune system.
 
Hepatitis A Causes:
 
The cause of hepatitis A is hepatitis A virus (HAV) that is transmitted person to person by contaminated foods, water or other drinks (including ice), blood, stool, and direct contact. The virus enters through the epithelium in the mouth and migrates to the liver over a period of about two to six weeks.

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