What is a common cold ??

It is the rainy season. A lot of people sneeze and cough. I thought it was good to write a few words on simple colds. What is a common cold?

You can often treat a cold without seeing a doctor. It can take up to two weeks before you feel better unfortunately.

WHAT TO CHECK FOR

Cold symptoms can start gradually and may include :

  • Runny or blocked nose
  • painful throat
  • headaches
  • pain in muscles
  • a cough
  • sneezing
  • a fever (more than 38C in adults,

You are what you eat !

You are what you eat !

What you eat has an impact on your organs and your arteries. Your arteries supply your organs with oxygen. Any adjustments to your diet can influence your health. I discuss some very basic but important diet facts in this article.

What is cholesterol?

We all need some cholesterol,

Why am I shaking ?

Why am I shaking?

Isn’t this an interesting question? What sort of shakes are there?

Temporary shakes

Anxiety, fear, feeling generally unwell and fever can all make your feel shaky or it can make you tremble. Of course, feeling shaky without knowing what’s causing it can make you feel anxious – which can lead again to shaking.

How to deal with hangovers!

How to deal with hangovers!

After the festive season, you might have experienced more alcohol intake. I thought it would be good to write a few words on alcohol. It might be of use later on in the year too.
Excrutiating headaches, feeling sick, vomiting, dizziness and dehydration: anyone who’s ever drunk too much knows the consequences.

Why you should consider the flu vaccine

A lot of people think they do NOT need a flu jab. Comments like I was never sick until I had the flu vaccination are not uncommon.

All good doctors can do is repeat the same boring – but evidence-based – advice.

Your immunity is not getting any better when you get older

Your chances of catching flu when you get older increases.

Do I need vitamin supplements?

We need vitamins and minerals for a good health. Some vitamins need to be eaten daily and others we can store. Should you be topping up?

Vitamins are divided into fat-soluble and water-soluble vitamins.

You can store supplies of fat-soluble vitamins in your fatty tissues and liver and use them up when you need them.

Dizziness (lightheadedness)

I feel lightheaded….I feel dizzy….It is a complaint that is not unusual. Could it be the traffic or life in Jakarta? It is usually not a sign of anything serious. We do advise, it should be investigated by a doctor.

Some people use the word dizziness to describe a feeling of lightheadedness or off balance.

Cold in the Tropics….

A cold is a mild viral infection of the nose, throat, sinuses and upper airways. It’s very common especially during the rainy season that seems to go on forever. It usually clears up on its own within a week or two.

The main symptoms of a cold include:

  • a sore throat
  • a blocked or runny nose
  • sneezing
  • a cough

More severe symptoms,

SEX AND THE CITY

Sex happens. Diseases are around and we feel it is important that you have some knowledge to help you or others. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are passed from one person to another through unprotected sex or genital contact.

You can be tested for STIs at several clinics in Jakarta. It can be expensive to have all the tests (3 million rupiah or more) and prevention is obviously a cheaper and a more healthy solution.

Staying Alive

What would you do in Jakarta when you are with someone who is seriously injured in an incident. Many deaths could be prevented if first aid is given before emergency services arrive or before they are reached. This article is written to give you an idea what to do and to make you aware about your skills.

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