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(Video) Love Your Body! These Are 5 Simple Ways To Take Care of Your Kidneys

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The kidneys are a pair of bean-shaped organs on either side of your spine, below your ribs, and behind your belly. Each kidney is roughly the size of a large fist. The kidneys’ main job is to filter blood. They remove wastes, control the body’s fluid balance, and keep the right levels of electrolytes. All of the blood in your body passes through them.

This is the reason why the kidneys are such an important organ in the human body. Because of the really vital and also hard function that the kidneys do, you should definitely take very great care of your kidneys. Once you have damaged your kidneys, it is hard to replace them. Better be safe than sorry. These are 5 simple ways to take care of it.

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Simple ways to take care of your precious kidneys in your body:

  1. Make sure to maintain your blood pressure low all the time.
  2. Reduce the salt intake in your life.
  3. Limit the medication that you take daily if possible.
  4. Have regular checkups on your kidneys.
  5. Drink plenty of plain water.

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88.4 Per Cent of Malaysia’s Adult Population Fully Vaccinated

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 6 — A total of 20,698,852 individuals or 88.4 per cent of the adult population in country have competed their COVID-19 vaccination as of yesterday, less than two per cent short of the targeted 90 per cent.

Based on the Health Ministry’s data on the COVIDNOW portal, 120,402 or 3.8 per cent of adolescents  aged 12 to 17 have completed their vaccination.

It also showed that 224,034 doses of the vaccine were dispensed yesterday, of which 122,153 were the first dose, and 101,881 the second dose, raising the cumulative total dispensed under the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) to 44,797,925 doses.

PICK was launched on Feb 24 this year to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meanwhile, 117 deaths due to COVID-19 were reported yesterday, with 16 of them brought in dead (BID) cases, bringing the death toll in the country to 26,876.

Sources: BERNAMA

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Get COVID-19 Digital Exemption Certificate By Following These Steps By MOH

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Everyone knows that MySejahtera is an application developed by the Government of Malaysia to assist in monitoring the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic in the country by enabling users to perform self-health assessments. At the same time, it helps the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH) get early information to take quick and effective action.

Currently, a majority of people have taken their vaccine and some are still in the process of getting vaccinated. Besides, assisting the government in controlling the outbreak, helping individuals keep track of their health and whereabouts, the MySejahtera app now shows the status of your vaccination.

If you must know, once you are vaccinated and have complete the number of days required, you will find a yellow e-certificate in the application which indicates you are fully vaccinated. However, some people cannot achieve this state because of conditions like health problems that hinder them from being vaccinated.

Following are the steps to apply for the Digital Exemption Cert:

  1. Bring your Pre-Vaccination Assessment (PVA) slip and get a confirmation from the physician treating you.
  2. Then, take the PVA slip to the nearest District Health Office to apply from the Digital Exemption Cert.
  3. Your Digital Exemption Certi will be processed within 7 days by the MySejahtera.

Sources: KKM Putrajaya, MySejahtera

 

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(Video) Here’s What Really Happens If You Only Drank Coke

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Coke is actually a carbonated soft drink manufactured by famous The Coca-Cola Company. It was invented in the late 19th century by the one and only John Stith Pemberton and was bought out by businessman Asa Griggs Candler, whose marketing tactics led Coca-Cola to its dominance of the world soft-drink market throughout the 20th century. The particular drink has inspired imitators and also created a whole classification of soft drinks. So many selections.

It can do some pretty strange things. And the ingredients inside of it might be even more bizarre. Just imagine what it’s doing inside your body after you drink it. Can you imagine only drinking Coca-Cola for the rest of your life? The effects that the soft drink called Coke brings to your body would be so surprising. How bad would coke affect humans?

A single can of Coke has 39 g of sugar. To get your daily fluid intake, you would need to drink over eight cans of Coke each day. That is 312 g of sugar. It would be a lot of extra sugar, not to mention the extra calories. Coke intake alone would be nearly an extra 8,000 calories a week. But that would not be all. There are actually a lot more health issues.

This sugary drink could also cause you to eat more as well. And with all these extra calories, it would lead to some serious weight gain. As you drink more Coke, tooth decay would also be a severe issue. Each sip of Coke would coat teeth, tongue, and gums for hours after you’ve finished your soda. The sugars would slowly break down your enamel.

One of the main ingredients you’d need to worry about is high fructose corn syrup. That’s because our bodies do not metabolize it. This could lead to a fatty liver. Symptoms of a fatty liver include fatigue and pain in the upper right abdomen. Due to all the sugar, caffeine, and others, you would also experience a lot of problems with your heart rate.

As time goes on, you would also have a massive risk of getting Type 2 diabetes, and loads of vitamin deficiencies. And if all these issues continued, and you decided to ignore them, you could develop proteinuria, which could then lead to kidney problems. That is why it is better to just save drinking Coke as a treat rather than to have it every day in life.

Sources: YouTube The Infographics Show, YouTube AsapSCIENCE.

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