Breasts need love too.

 

Dear Ladies,

Before I begin, MEN, HOLD IT RIGHT THERE. I know some of you are already trying to close the page, and are thinking “This is not for me”.  It is also for you. Keep on reading. Then be a good brother, boyfriend, or husband and spread the word. You can read this post How men matter to know more.

Okay, Now I may begin. Where was I?

Dear Ladies,

My name is Lonely breast and I am writing this open letter on behalf of every breast out there. I write this out of a deep feeling of abandonment and loneliness. Of betrayal and bitterness. I am saddened by the fact that, even though we make you feel feminine, beautiful and productive, you hardly bother to say hi once in a while. Continue reading

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Men: How they matter (in maternal and child health)

Dear Readers,

This week (15th May), we celebrated the International Day of Families. This day is about celebrating families and recognizing that family as a unit plays an important role in healthcare.  Especially in the care of children and the elderly.  We all know that mothers have a crucial role to play in the wellbeing of the family. Hence, many programs have been developed to ensure optimal maternal health. But recently, these programs have recognized that the men have an equally essential role to play. Hence, they have sought to include men in these programs.

So, today I dedicate this post to the Men. Because it is important that you understand the role you need to play for the survival of the mother and child. I did a small survey a few months ago on what aspect of health people were most interested in learning. And I realized something. Continue reading

Dos and Don’ts of De-stressing

Dear readers,

In a previous post, I talked about how thinking too much wasn’t a direct cause of hypertension and it seems a few readers assumed that stress had no health effects. So I decided to write this post to set the record straight.

When stressed, the muscles tighten up, hence the body is tense, the heart beats faster and the brain is in full gear. This is perfect when there is a deadline to meet, or an exam to write because it increases productivity and is beneficial. However, after the deadline has been met, everything is back to normal. This type of stress is short term stress.

There is a second type of stress and that’s what I will focus on today. This is called long-term or chronic stress. This occurs when one is constantly exposed to stress with no break for a long period of time. Whether it’s from work or from personal relationships. From grief or fear. Several things can cause stress in our lives. Continue reading