ALERT: 3 things that can make you go blind
Imagine life without your sight. There are certain things we do on a daily basis that could harm our eyesight.
These things should be avoided by all means if we want to live happily without losing our eyesight. Here are four of the unexpected things that could make you go blind all of a sudden:
Smoking is not good for your body. It comes with endless side effects on the body.
One of the side effects is blindness. Both women and men risk running blind if they engage in this habit for years. Tobacco tends to release chemicals that are harmful to your health hence they must be avoided by all means.
2. The sun
Have you been staring at the sun directly? It is not recommended to stare at the sun in a direct manner. The rays of the sun can lead to blindness. The straight rays released from the sun are likely to make your eye lenses weaker hence affecting your vision at the end of the day.
3. Early menopause
There are women who experience menopause before the expected age of 45 years. Menopause is often accompanied by loss of sight.
The vision problems are common at an old age. Women who have reached menopause are more likely to suffer from glaucoma, which leaves them with poor sight in the long run.
Six habits to adopt for healthy kidneys
Your kidneys largely affect quality of life, because they are responsible for a hormone — called erythropoietin — which tells the body to make oxygen-carrying red blood cells.
Your kidneys work hard daily, filtering and remove waste products from around 120–150 quarts of blood.
They also control blood pressure, keep your bones healthy, and regulate the level of electrolytes in your blood.
When there are fewer red blood cells to carry oxygen, your muscles and brain tire very quickly
Here are six habits to keep your kidneys healthy.
Water dilutes the concentration of waste material in urine and helps your kidneys work properly.
So drinking a large amount of water every day is putting yourself on the right path to good kidney health.
The colour of your urine can work as an indicator of dehydration – if your urine is dark, you may not be getting enough water.
Reduce sodium intake
Excess sodium can increase your blood pressure, which hampers blood flow to your kidneys and eventually damages them.
In fact, high blood pressure is the second highest cause of kidney damage.
Cut down on protein
High protein diets are common but did you know that excess protein can harm your kidneys?
Ammonia, a byproduct of protein metabolism that can be dangerous in high amounts, is converted to urea and excreted as urine by your kidneys.
If you consume excess protein, your kidneys need to work harder.
Drink less alcohol
Excess alcohol can harm your kidneys because it is a toxin which needs to be filtered out from the blood.
Alcohol also dehydrates you, affecting the normal functioning of kidneys. Excessive drinking can also increase your risk for high blood pressure and liver disease, both of which negatively impact your kidneys.
Drink in moderation to keep your kidneys healthy.
We’re already aware that smoking can harm your heart and lungs and cause cancer. Kidneys are no exception.
Smoking can raise your blood pressure and slow down blood flow to your kidneys.
Keeping fit helps to reduce your blood pressure and therefore reduces the risk of chronic kidney disease.
READ: A new STD can make 3000 women barren but can be treated with N2500
Mycoplasma genitalium , a new sexually transmitted disease that could make 3,000 women infertile every year can be cured with just N2500.
Punch reports that Mycoplasma genitalium may become the next super bug unless it is adequately tackled.
In a report by the UK Mirror, the UK National Health Service, NHS, are misdiagnosing the STD infection because of a lack of testing kits which cost just £4 ($5.30, N2580) each.
On Wednesday, July 11, 2018, the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV issued new NICE-approved guidelines to prevent an explosion of infection rates within 5 to 10 years.
The report also noted that the disease currently affects one in 100 people . It is also believed that if Myscoplasma genitallium is untreated, it can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease which causes infertility.
Experts say a lack of test kits means it is regularly confused with chlamydia and treated with incorrect doses of antibiotics – building up dangerous antibiotic resistance which could see it soon become untreatable.
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