Alcohol : Are you drinking much?

According to the World Health Organization’s Global status report on alcohol and health 2014, among people who drink alcohol, approximately 16 per cent of those aged 15 or older engage in heavy episodic drinking (defined by the report as “60 or more grams [2.5 ounces] of pure alcohol…on at least one single occasion at least monthly”). What’s more, in 2012, 5.9 per cent of all global deaths were due to alcohol consumption.The WHO affirms that alcohol can lead to many negative consequences, including dependence and increased risk of more than 200 diseases, violence, and injuries.What happens to your body when you consume too much alcohol, and how can you tell you’re drinking too much? Read on to find out.

Having a few drinks from time to time is usually not dangerous. This BMJ study suggests that drinking alcohol in moderation could even lower a person’s risk of coronary heart disease.It becomes problematic when we drink alcohol too often or drink too much at once.Overconsumption of alcohol affects the body in many ways. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, health consequences can include liver damage such as steatosis and cirrhosis; heart problems like cardiomyopathy, stroke, and high blood pressure; increased risk of developing certain cancers; a weakened immune system; and mood and behavioural changes.How do you know whether you’re drinking too much?

Partied hard on the weekend? If you overdo it once in a while, that’s not necessarily something to be concerned about. But it is worrisome if you arrive at work every Monday with a hangover.The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that if alcohol is to be consumed, it should be in moderation, which is defined as up to one drink per day for women and up to two drinks per day for men.If you’re regularly exceeding this amount, you may be drinking too much.

Drinking alcohol in small quantities from time to time isn’t anything to worry about. However, if you feel you cannot go a day without drinking, you may have a dependence on alcohol.

You’re enjoying dinner with friends, and you order a round of drinks. While your friends stop after one or two drinks, you keep going. You can’t seem to stop drinking. This behaviour may indicate a dependence on alcohol.The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism defines low-risk drinking as no more than three drinks on any single day and no more than seven drinks per week for women, and no more than four drinks on any single day and no more than 14 drinks per week for men.If you can’t stay within these limits, you may be putting your health at risk.

You’re enjoying dinner with friends, and you order a round of drinks. While your friends stop after one or two drinks, you keep going. You can’t seem to stop drinking. This behaviour may indicate a dependence on alcohol.The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism defines low-risk drinking as no more than three drinks on any single day and no more than seven drinks per week for women, and no more than four drinks on any single day and no more than 14 drinks per week for men.If you can’t stay within these limits, you may be putting your health at risk.

For people with a dependence on alcohol, it can be very difficult to suddenly stop drinking. They might even experience delirium tremens, which according to Medline Plus is a severe form of alcohol withdrawal that causes sudden and severe mental or nervous system changes. Symptoms can include delirium, body tremors, irritability, hallucinations, and quick mood changes, among others.

Normally, drinking alcohol should not cause hallucinations. However, auditory hallucinations can occur as a rare side effect of chronic alcohol abuse, according to the Industrial Psychiatry Journal. This is known as alcoholic hallucinosis.If this has ever happened to you, it’s important to see a doctor as soon as possible.

If you’ve ever had trouble remembering what happened after a night of heavy drinking, you already know that consuming alcohol in large quantities affects short-term memory. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, a few drinks are enough to cause detectable impairments in memory.If you often experience these memory lapses, you may be drinking too much alcohol.

Your partner, your friends, or your parents have commented on your excessive consumption of alcohol. Maybe you agree with them, or maybe you think they’re wrong.High-functioning alcoholics often experience a deep level of denial, explains Sarah A. Benton in Psychology Today. This denial can manifest itself in a number of ways, Benton writes, including believing they are not alcoholics because their lives are still manageable, avoiding recovery help because they think the problem is not serious, and comparing themselves favourably to alcoholics whose drinking has led them to more dire circumstances.

Having a beer alone after a long day doesn’t make you an alcoholic. On the other hand, if you find yourself drinking more often alone than with friends, you may be drinking too much.

This study demonstrates that there is a link between having a surplus of fat around the midsection and alcohol consumption.In other words, the more alcohol a person drinks, the more likely they are to gain weight, especially in the abdominal area.

Lets know digest this and make it worth for life:)


# World Social Media Day #

Its world social media day today # social media is useful if used in a right way. Now days doctors post surgery video and patients live video which is not right. Lets see how social is important in Health Industry.

1. Responding to and Coping with Tragedy
2. Offering Charity To Those In Need
3. Opening New Lines of Communication
4. Sharing Hope and Courage
5. Reuniting Loved Ones
6. Showing that Positivity is Worth Sharing

social media

How many of us seen doctors put their patients success story online? i have seen many doctors put live surgeries ? is that right?

Its the time when we use social  media for everything and ones persona life is totally devastated with the same.

Refer following link for more details.

Social media & Health

Brain tumor .do you know?

Working in Neuro ICU for long made me tough that i don’t even bother if one really scream as i know its not stable mind of patient. I really sometime pity on patients in ICU who are restrained and one feels like animal.

what happen when one day we get up and our half side is not moving and one cant speak or convey message or one don’t know who he is and where is he?

That strange but i have tried on my own and seriously it was tragic and i can not able to bare such for half an hour. How come this people bare? Its because they don’t know what is going on. Lets know what is brain tumor and how we should respond. see the below link to know more about brain tumor.

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world brain tumor day


Its world Anti Tobacco Day- what we should know.

SMOKING. who invented this furious & contagious thing?

The first commercial cigarettes were made in 1865 by Washington Duke on his 300-acre farm in Raleigh, North Carolina. His hand-rolled cigarettes were sold to soldiers at the end of the Civil War. It was not until James Bonsack invented the cigarette-making machine in 1881 that cigarette smoking became widespread.

Smoking is king of all health problem and its big loss to the human.


Many Country even dont have legal age for smoking which is ridiculous and how many of us seen young kids smoking?



More than 5 million of those deaths are the result of direct tobacco use while more than 600 000 are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke. Nearly 80% of the world’s 1 billion smokers live in low- and middle-income countries.


Over 8 billion sticks of cigarettes are smoked in Kenya every year, according to recent statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO). This represents an increase given the statistics indicate that over 6.4 billion sticks of cigarettes smoked in 2013 in the country.


WHO is given instruction to the countries which are highly potential for smoking related health disaster and we hope they follow it and try to minimize the health hazards.

MS whats that?

Have you hear anyone gone to washroom and cant able to get up or sudden onset of vision problem or unable to hold urine? This can be MS.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system). Its mainly understood as insulating problem in central and peripheral nervous system. There is insulating structure called myelin which works as insulator to pass on messages to and from brain and nerves. Its contains fat layer covers on every part of neural channels of body and which helps us to supply our messages in fast and furious way. This structure is very important as it contains bumps through which messages jump and bounce to one & other, this how we our responses and reflexes are so quick. Its takes 0.6 ms to understand what is there and how it feels at feet without seeing as we have sensors and which passes messages to brain. Now imagine what happens which this whole system not working. We also have nerves which supply to organs and that is also affected. So it affect urinary bladder, stomach, heart and all other organs.

multiple sclerosis

Signs and symptoms of MS vary widely and depend on the amount of nerve damage and which nerves are affected. Some people with severe MS may lose the ability to walk independently or at all, while others may experience long periods of remission without any new symptoms.

Next time you seen somebody with same complain than please contact the expert.

RAMADAN – Who knows the fact?


Have you anytime experienced that your Muslim co-worker given holiday for the prayer or biased with that particular month when they all gave freedom for holiday or to leave early? This particular incidence during my working experience gave me rise to know more about the same holy festival. Though such holidays never given to

Lets know what is Ramadan and why its important to know about it.

Prophet Mohammed said, “When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained.”Muslims believe it was during this month that God revealed the first verses of the Quran, Islam’s sacred text, to Mohammed, on a night known as “The Night of Power”.

During the entire month of Ramadan, Muslims fast every day from dawn to sunset. It is meant to be a time of spiritual discipline — of deep contemplation of one’s relationship with God, extra prayer, increased charity and generosity, and intense study of the Quran.

But if that makes it sound super serious and boring, it’s really not. It’s a time of celebration and joy, to be spent with loved ones. At the end of Ramadan there is a big three-day celebration called Eid al-Fitr, or “the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast.” It’s kind of like the Muslim version of Christmas, in the sense that it’s a religious holiday where everyone comes together for big meals with family and friends, exchanges presents, and generally has a lovely time.

But yes every Muslim they react themselves nice and polite which they are not. I have seen many people who started working like so truthful in this month who actually they are not. Many says one can not watch Television or movies as its not holiness and what if they watch porn everyday other than this month?. What if doctors let patients waiting just to feel them big man and when Ramadan starts they go to pick up the patients from the waiting room? Is that really worth to pray or do fast?

How many of us experienced the same but this day the worship of god in every religion is changed to commercial purpose and people use religion as a medium which is worst.

I hope writing this is am giving my personal opinion and i have no meaning to hurt anyone religion belief.


Alcohol. is it good?

In this gadget world we read everyday on social media about some goodness of alcohol and we get so hype that we convince ourselves to drink few more liquor as people says its good. one should know the real facts and specially in Kenya where 36% students consumes any form of alcohol.

The World Health Organization reported last year that drinking can increase your risk of depression and anxiety, liver cirrhosis, pancreatitis, suicide, violence, and accidental injury. Alcohol is also linked to cancer of the mouth, nose, larynx, oesophagus, colon, liver, and breast cancer in women

Alcohol & kenya – Link for data and research

In 2012, about 3.3 million net deaths, or 5.9% of all global deaths, were attributable to alcohol consumption. There are significant sex differences in the proportion of global deaths attributable to alcohol, for example, in 2012 7.6% of deaths among males and 4% of deaths among females were attributable to alcohol.

Alcohol relate to social,physical and financial constrain if not consumed wisely. How many of us seen people wasted their life or loosed business or family member because of alcohol. Please read a interesting visuals which provides eye opening  facts about Kenya.




Road traffic Accidents

According to the World Health Organization, road traffic injuries caused an estimated 1.25 million deaths worldwide in the year 2010. That is, one person is killed every 25 seconds. Only 28 countries, representing 449 million people (7% of the world’s population), have adequate laws that address all five risk factors (speed, drink–driving, helmets, seat-belts and child restraints). Over a third of road traffic deaths in low- and middle-income countries are among pedestrians and cyclists. However, less than 35% of low- and middle-income countries have policies in place to protect these road users.


74% of road traffic deaths occur in middle-income countries, which account for only 53% of the world’s registered vehicles. In low-income countries it is even worse. Only 1% of the world’s registered cars produce 16% of world’s road traffic deaths. This indicates that these countries bear a disproportionately high burden of road traffic deaths relative to their level of motorization.

There are large disparities in road traffic death rates between regions. The risk of dying as a result of a road traffic injury is highest in the African Region (increasing 26.6 per 100 000 population), and lowest in the European Region (decreasing 9.3 per 100 000).

Half of the world’s road traffic deaths occur among motorcyclists (23%), pedestrians (22%) and cyclists (5%) – i.e. “vulnerable road users” – with 31% of deaths among car occupants and the remaining 19% among unspecified road users.

Adults aged between 15 and 44 years account for 59% of global road traffic deaths. 77% road deaths are among men.

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