It is World Immunization Week! It aims to highlight the collective action needed to protect children, adults, the elderly and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases in which vaccines are considered to be safe and effective with little or no side effects, allowing them to live happier, healthier lives.
Victory Drugs Victory Vaccine Clinic is a home for vaccines and we offer vaccinations which cuts across Pneumonia, Influenza virus, Hepatitis, Chicken pox, Measles, Mumps and Rubella- MMR, Polio, Tetanus, Yellow fever, Typhoid, Human papillomavirus- HPV and others that are important for you as determined by the Center for Disease Control and infection-CDC.
Here is a focus on Influenza Virus.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “Seasonal influenza is an acute respiratory infection caused by influenza viruses which circulate in all parts of the world.”
Symptoms of influenza can include:
Sudden onset of high fever
Headache, muscle aches, and joint pain
Cough (usually dry)
Nasal congestion and runny nose
Stomach symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhoea may occur but are more common in children than adults.
The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC recommends that people living with diabetes should take the flu vaccine. This is because people with diabetes are at risk of serious flu complications, such as pneumonia, sinus, and ear infections, which might result in hospitalization.
The vaccine is given on an annual basis (1 dose yearly) and is available at Victory Vaccine Clinic (by Victory Drugs).
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The best way to maintain good health is through a healthy lifestyle.
Here are a few tips on how you can maintain total health;
1) Commit to a healthy, balanced diet with lots of vegetables and fruits 2) Keep your immunization and health screening up to date 3) Move more, get active 4) Get at least 6-8 hours of sleep daily 5) Visit your healthcare provider regularly 6) Limit alcohol and tobacco use 7 ) Practice good hygiene 8) Take your multivitamins daily
1) Develop healthy physical habits 2) Practice Self-care, schedule times for relaxing activities 3) Always try to see the positive side of things. 4) Practice gratitude. 5) Ask for help when you feel overwhelmed
1) Improve your communication skills 2) Participate in neighborhood events, volunteer at your child’s school or place of worship 3) Participate in group discussions 4) Plan fun activities with your family 5) Build healthy relationships with supportive people
Exercise is often described as an activity requiring physical effort, carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness. Being active has been shown to have many health benefits, both physically and mentally. It may even help you live longer. Aerobic exercises including jogging, swimming, cycling, dancing and walking have been proved to reduce anxiety and depression. The health benefits of regular exercise cannot be ignored, and they are beneficial to everyone regardless of age, sex or physical disability. God did not create man to be inactive!
Here are 4 reasons you should exercise regularly this year:
TO IMPROVE YOUR MOOD AND MENTAL HEALTH: Exercise promotes the release of chemicals like endorphins and serotonin throughout the body that help to improve mood and make the person more relaxed. It has been shown to improve mood and decrease feelings of depression, anxiety and stress. People who exercise regularly feel better about their appearance, which can boost their confidence and improve their self-esteem.
TO HELP MAINTAIN HEALTHY WEIGHT: Along with diet, exercise plays an important role in controlling your weight and preventing obesity. To maintain your weight, the calories you consume must equal the energy you burn. Regular exercise can help prevent excess weight gain and help maintain weight loss. For instance, ensuring you take at least 10,000 steps daily might help you to maintain a healthy weight. You may discuss with your healthcare professional.
TO REDUCE YOUR RISK OF CHRONIC DISEASES: There is no secret to the fact that regular exercise is good for your health. Lack of physical activity is a primary risk factor for chronic diseases like hypertension, diabetes, arthritis etc. Regular exercise has been shown to improve the body’s sensitivity to insulin and improve cardiovascular health, decrease blood pressure and cholesterol levels.If you have any health condition like hypertension, arthritis etc, it is important to talk to your doctor about how long you should exercise for and what level of intensity is safe for you.
TO STRENGTHEN YOUR MUSCLES AND BONES: Exercise plays a vital role in building and maintaining strong muscles and bones. It helps to release hormones that promote the ability of your muscles to absorb amino acid. This helps them grow and reduces their break down. As people age they tend to lose muscle mass and function which can lead to injuries and disabilities. Practicing regular physical activity is essential to reducing muscle loss and maintaining strength with aging.
Exercise can be a real energy booster for healthy people as well as those suffering from various medical conditions. During exercise, oxygen gets delivered to tissues and organs. This helps the heart and lungs work more efficiently which translates to more energy. One study found that six weeks of regular exercise reduced feelings of fatigue for 36 healthy people who had reported persistent fatigue.
The prestigious NIGERIAN HEALTHCARE MEDIA EXCELLENCE AWARD is here again, and we are pleased to announce that Victory Drugs has been nominated again.
Victory Drugs have been nominated twice in the past and we need your immense support to bring the award home this year. Online voting has been on but will end by midnight on Wednesday 23rd of June 2021.
On the platform, look out for the category tagged “MOST IMPROVED PHARMACEUTICAL RETAIL OUTLET OF THE YEAR“. Kindly vote using the link below and share the link with your friends and family to also vote before the deadline.