Tuesday, 31 October 2017

The Many Benefits of Ewedu (Jute) Leaf

I was shuffling through the internet as usual and I stumbled upon “jute leaf”. For some seconds I was wondering ‘what kind of leave is that’, so I decided to open the page and read the information. I was surprised to find out that it is the popular “ewedu leaf”. Knowledge and wide reading is indeed really important as this article has opened up to me what I never knew about ‘ewedu’.

Jute leaf known as Ewedu in Yoruba, Achingbara in Igbo and Lalo or Ayoyo in Hausa is a long, soft, slimy and shiny vegetable fiber that can be spun into coarse, strong threads with so many nutritional values. The leaf with the botanical name Corchorus olitorius which was initially a Yoruba soup ingredient is now recognized and eaten by many people in Nigeria. Jute leaves; rich in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants also contains iron, calcium, sodium, phosphorus, potassium, proteins, fibers, Vitamins A, C and E, riboflavin, niacin and folate. These are nutrients that help the body to fight diseases and maintain good health.

Research has shown that the leaf has different varieties that possess vitamins and antioxidant that are of immeasurable nutritional and therapeutic value to our body system. These vitamins are crucial in protecting the body from degenerative diseases such as Cancer. 

Nutritional Health Benefits
Jute leaves contain vitamin A, C and E, which are key in protecting the body from certain degenerative diseases.

For the skin Ewedu leaves contain vitamins that increase the production of collagen which makes the skin more firm and beautiful. You should take this soup more if you desire to have and maintain a naturally beautiful skin.

Jute leaf is an adequate source of fibre, thus making the plant very helpful in addressing weight management issues and also promotes intestinal health by helping with bowel movement.

The leaves are also known to help boost immunity and nourish the body system.

Due to the vitamins and minerals present in the leaves, they have also been said to be used in the management of stomach related conditions such as dysentery, constipation etc.

Jute leaves are also used to relief pains as they contain some anti tumour properties.

The Ewedu leaf is rich in beta-carotene which supports good eyesight.

You can get jute leaf in the market as it doesn’t cost a fortune. You can also grow it in your garden.
Eat healthy and be healthy.

By Pupwaya Timothy Dibal 

No regrets not winning the Premier League

Football legend Austin Jay Jay Okocha has revealed that he has no regrets not winning the Premier League title during his time at Bolton Wanderers. In mid-2000, Bolton were regulars at the top end of the Premier League table with Okocha as a main stay in their midfield. Speaking to Goal.com, the former footballer revealed that he was happy to help the club qualify for the Europa League and challenge for
European places. "I have no regrets that I did not win the Premier League’

He said. “I would have been regretting my time in England if I had not left any legacy. Some people are lucky enough to be at the right place at the right time; they won even without playing many games. But, the most important thing for me is the opportunity.  "I think I maximized my opportunity at Bolton, changing the mindset of the people from when I arrived till the time I left. Bolton was one of the relegation candidates when I got there but we took the club to another level and even had the opportunity to play for the first time in the Europa League’ he enthused.
The Super Eagles legend however admits the club never set out to challenge the title.
"So when I look back at what I achieved at Bolton, I think it makes me happy because it was never on our agenda to go for the title", he said.
The Super Eagles legend joined Bolton in 2002 on a free transfer from PSG and spent four years at the club.
Ronaldo have announced that his unborn daughter will be named Alana Martina
With just few weeks to her birth, World best player Cristiano Ronaldo and partner Georgina Rodriguez, have revealed the name of their unborn daughter. Ronaldo, who already has three children, is expecting his first child with girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez in November; and now the wait to know the name of the little girl is over as Ronaldo and his partner have announced that their baby will be named Alana
Martina. They made this known in a live broadcast via Instagram. Ronaldo went live to his 113million Instagram followers on Friday evening, October 27, to make the announcement.
He said: "I chose the first name and Gio the second. “The name of my daughter will be Alana Martina. I just wanted to share this with you. I think it is a beautiful name." Georgina Rodriguez on her part, told
viewers that the couple's first child together is due in just 25 days. Alana Martina will be Ronaldo’s fourth child but his first with Rodriguez.
Former Nigerian International dies in Horrific Car Crash.
Former Nigerian international and former University of Indianapolis basketball player Omokhoje ‘Daniel’ Daudu died in a crash on I-65 on the early morning of Friday, October 27, in Indianapolis. Omokhoje was
pronounced dead at the scene after police responded to the area of mile marker 106 on the south side on reports of a serious accident. The 28-year-old was killed when a large part broke off the rear of a
northbound semi tractor-trailer and struck Daudu’s 2012 Buick Lacrosse as he was driving southbound around 5:30 a.m. Omokhoje was a 6’1″ guard for UIndy from 2010-2013. During his last season as a Greyhound, Daudu played in 26 games with 10 starts and averaged 5.2 points, 1.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 0.8 steals per game. The university released a statement regarding the passing of Daudu: “The University of Indianapolis mourns the loss of Daniel Daudu, who is a well-loved alumnus and former student athlete. During his time on campus, Daniel impacted our entire community. Daniel will be
remembered for his athleticism, sense of humor, generous smile and compassion for others. Our hearts and prayers go out to Daniel’s family, friends, UIndy basketball and the entire UIndy family.” Also the late Daudu graduated in 2015 with a degree in marketing.
May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.

By Mercy Kukah

Help! My husband of 3 years is gay

Marriage; is the merging of two bodies and souls into one. Even though marriage is not a bed of roses, but if the couple truly loves each other; they will strive to endure all the challenges that come with it. But what if one partner is gay or lesbian and there have never been any inclination to that? A young lady shared her devastating experience of having to find out that her husband whom she has been married to for 3 years was actually gay. Read her story below:

‘I got married to my husband in January 2013 in a well attended society wedding and all my singles friends wished they were in my shoes. My wedding was the talk of town as a lot of notable people attended the wedding. My husband is a very caring man who always made out time for me and my son. We did not lack anything. Every weekend, he hangs out with his friend; who was the best man at our wedding, while I and my son go and visit my mother-in-law. He also made sure that he performs his conjugal duties; and he has always been attentive to my sexual needs. So I had nothing to suspect, or believe that he could be involved in a gay relationship.

Then, one particular weekend, his friend came over to see him as usual and I left with my son to see his mother. On our way to Lekki (not real place) where she lives, the car broke down and I tried calling my husband to get the number of his mechanic because he always insists I call him whenever I have any challenge with the car. I called him severally and he did not answer his calls. I finally got the car repaired when I got another mechanic close by to fix the car. But I decided to drive back home since I wasted all my time trying to fix the car. On my way back home, I kept calling him but there was no response which really got me worried. Immediately I drove into the compound, I saw my husband seeing his friend off, and I angrily asked him why he didn’t pick my calls nor return them. He then explained that his phone was on silent mode and apologized. Since I knew he has never behaved such; I let the matter go and then went to prepare dinner.

He ate dinner and went straight to bed early that night, so I decided to close the door to his study. Then I noticed the portable camera we use when we are in the room together. I was so surprised and wondered why my husband chose to watch our video in his study. Another thought even crept in my mind and I thought will my husband show his friend our tape? I quickly shrugged it off and moved to put off the camera, when I saw a picture of two men in the mini view lens paused. I decided to play it and what I saw almost threw me off my feet; I almost fainted. It was my dear husband, the love of my life, the father of my cute son and the man I have spent many years with kissing and sleeping with his so called best friend. I just couldn’t bear what I was watching anymore, so I shouted and screamed his name to come. When he came, he thought something happened to me, but when he noticed the tape was playing, he was shocked. He told me that he has been gay all this while, but he decided to get married so his parents and other relatives would not suspect him.
All the while that he was talking to me; I felt like I was dreaming and I just wanted to wake up from this nightmare. But alas, it was all too real. He begged me not expose his secret because it will destroy him and also kill his parents. Since then, I have not been able to look him in the face or even share my emotions with him. He has been begging me but I do not think I can live this lie anymore. I am planning to file for a divorce because I don’t want my son to take after his father.

By Pupwaya Timothy Dibal 

How to get flawless glowing skin naturally

When it comes to getting clear skin, a lady can go the extra mile just to get that youthful, glowing and smooth skin. Some can even spend the last money they have to treat whatever skin issues that they might be having. But have you ever thought of the harm that you might be doing to your skin by applying so much chemical to it? Rather than use creams that will be harsh to your skins, there are some stuff you can use, which you do not have to break the bank to get. Having a flawless skin should not be confused with skin bleaching because; it is possible for every skin irrespective of color, to be made more beautiful and flawless. Every woman, some men inclusive desire to have flawless glowing skin.

But when we consider stress, lack of sleep, poor nutrition and constant exposure to sun’s ultraviolet rays, achieving radiant and flawless skin would seem like a problem that cannot be corrected. For this reason, this article will show you the natural ways in which the skin condition can be made beautiful and healthy without incurring any possibility of an aftermath effect.
1. Lemon
When it comes to the clearing of skin, lemon is supreme. It is one of the best ingredients that can be used to promote skin condition. Because the presence of citric acid in lemon helps keep the skin clear by removing dead cells. Also, its vitamin C content helps reduce dark spots by increasing the cell renewal process. Owing to the fact that lemon has bleaching properties that help improve the overall skin complexion, it is advisable for a dark person to use it rarely.
Apply fresh-squeezed lemon juice to your entire face and neck and leave it for ten minutes: wash it with warm water afterward. To soften and moisturize the skin, rub the slices of cucumber all over your body. Do this every day for effective result. Apart from the above method, you can also squeeze the juice of one-half lemon and mix two tablespoons of raw honey in it. If you can do this twice a week, you will be surprised at the result.
2. Honey
Honey is not just a skin moisturizer; it is, in fact, a great skin moisturizer. It does not only improve the quality of your skin, it also helps in giving you a glowing and smooth skin. The antibacterial properties of honey make it possible for the clearing of skin impurities as well as the removal of skin infection. How can you use honey to improve the beauty of your skin?
Apply raw honey on your skin and let it dry; rinse it off with mild water. The water content in honey will make the skin soft and supple as it helps to moisturize it. Alternatively, you can also mix two teaspoons of milk and one teaspoon of honey. Add to the mixture one teaspoon of gram flour and mix them together.

3. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is known as earth plant and it is not only use to get flawless skin, but it is also good for the overall health of the body. It has antibacterial properties that help kill bacteria that cause acne.
It also has anti-inflammatory properties that help in the soothing of irritated skin, and astringent properties that help heal scars. In addition, aloe vera moisturizes the skin and stimulates new skin cell growth. Extract the gel from the aloe vera and use a cotton ball to apply the gel on your face. Let it dry for some time and then rinse it with mild water. Make sure you wash your hands after use, lest you won’t like the aftermath taste of the gel.
4. Coconut oil
When it comes to antioxidants that prevent free radical activity, which is one of the reasons behind dull and lifeless skin, coconut oil is king. It is also rich in antibacterial and antifungal properties that help maintain clear skin. Additionally, it helps to soften the skin as the oil permeates deep into underlying tissues of the skin. On how to apply the oil for a glowing skin, microwave the oil and apply it on your face, neck, hands and legs that is after you must have taken your bath. Massage gently into the skin for ten minutes; rinse it afterward with warm water.
5. Pawpaw
It is not without reason that pawpaw is refer to as the fruit of angels. Papaya, as it is also known, can not only be used to improve the texture of the skin, it can also help to maintain clear skin. Like lemon, papaya has natural bleaching properties that help reduce the appearance of scars. In addition, the enzyme papain that is present in it has antibacterial and wound healing abilities that help in the removal of dead damaged skin. Cut the pawpaw into small pieces and combine it will one teaspoon of sandalwood or honey. Mash it or blend it in a blend and apply to your face and neck.

In conclusion, you should be reminded that what you eat, is what you are. In other words, what you eat ultimately reflects on your body, especially your skin. Try as much as possible to eat food that can provide nutrients to your body, repair damaged tissues and improve the beauty of your skin.

By Pupwaya Timothy Dibal 

Monday, 30 October 2017

Common beauty mistakes for your hair

When it comes to beauty, everyone   wants to be at their best. Now there are lots of common beauty mistakes for hair that people make unknown to them; which is actually not their fault.
1. Rubbing your hair with a towel: using a bath towel is considered the standard way to dry off the hair after washing, but this is totally wrong because basically this act is the short cut to the fastest route to breakage and frizz. So the best thing to do is use your hands to gently squeeze out the extra water in large section, then followed with a towel blotting and squeezing the hair rather than rubbing the towel on your hair.
2. Brushing your hair when it’s wet: your hair is more fragile when its wet which is why brushing or combing after washing is a No-No thing to do. It can compromise healthy hair and induce breakage.
3. Protecting your hair from the sun: if you value the health of your hair you will know that exposing it to the sun is a bad idea because the sun dries your scalp and makes it looks unhealthy.
4. Changing hair products: lots of women are never comfortable with one product they tend to change when their friends are using a new one. So changing hair products often damages your hair and you can never get good results for your hair

5. Hair dye: with the fashion and beauty thing going on these days, hair colouring is one thing women love doing which is not good or healthy for the hair. It breaks it and makes it loose its healthy look. So when next you want to think of dying your hair think twice and act wisely.

By Maimuna Bagudu

Benefits of Cocoa Butter

Almost everybody eats cocoa butter and a lot of people rub it all over their bodies too. But what exactly is Cocoa Butter, and what are its benefits?
 Coca butter is a wonderful natural moisturiser that melts just above room temperature. It is high in fatty acids which penetrates the skin for deep hydration.
·  Coca butter is rich in antioxidants including oleic acid, palmitic acid, and stearic acid which are fatty acids that are beneficial to your skin, because they will provide a layer of protection from skin stressors and free radicals. Cocoa butter helps to slow ageing while acting as a mild sunscreen making your skin look healthier.
·  Coca butter heals the skin. The harshness of our weather, hormones and seasons of life all impact on skin health. Cocoa butter is a gentle option and remedy for these skin issues.
· The creamy texture of Cocoa butter is a favourite additive for lotions and creams that is perfect for both men and women
· Cocoa butter is a good balm throughout the day for soft and full lips. It helps moisturise the lips leaving it beautiful and lovely.
· Cocoa butter is a great solution for stretch marks, because it is far richer in vitamin E than Shea butter
· Cocoa butter causes no skin irritations. It’s actually suitable for all skin types which  makes it good for fungal skin infections like eczema.
· Cocoa butter is very good for dry damaged and frizzy hair; your hair will appreciate the deep moisturising qualities of cocoa butter leaving it strong, new and beautiful.

By Maimuna Bagudu

How to treat mouth ulcers

Mouth ulcers can be extremely painful and can hinder your ability to eat and speak.  If you are prone to mouth ulcers, you may have noticed that you usually get them when you are extremely stressed, and this can exacerbate your misery. Sometimes, mouth ulcers can be an indication of nutritional deficiency or even lack of proper hygiene. Taking a course of multivitamins can help get rid of the ulcers and also keep them at bay. Irrespective of what the cause is, an ulcer in the mouth can be very annoying. If you are looking for easy and simple home remedies to get rid of mouth ulcers, you need not look further than this article.
Most home remedies for ulcers are ingredients commonly found in the kitchen and won’t cost you a lot of money.  They are home remedies that can provide fast relief if you are suffering from a painful mouth ulcer.
Baking Soda
Coconut Oil
Apple Cider Vinegar
Salt Water
Honey for Ulcers. Apply honey on the spot that the ulcer might have appeared and let it stay. Honey is an antimicrobial in nature and also posses wound healing properties.  It will quicken the natural healing process of the mouth ulcer and keep it infection free. It also reduces irritation and swelling
Baking Soda: You will need one teaspoon of baking soda and a tablespoon of water. Mix them together to form a paste and apply it on the ulcer using your fingers. Let it stay for a while and gargle your mouth with clean water. For best result, repeat this thrice during the day. Using baking soda for mouth ulcers eases the pain and speeds up the healing process by neutralizing the ulcer acids.
Virgin coconut oil: Dab a little bit of this oil on the mouth ulcer and leave it on. Repeat this a few times during the day. You can also apply the oil on the ulcer before going to bed. Coconut oil treats ulcers naturally due its extensive antimicrobial components and medium chain fatty acids. The properties in coconut oil will reduce the swelling and pain you experience because of the mouth ulcer.
Apple Cider Vinegar: Mix the ACV in the water and swish it around your mouth for about a minute or two. Rinse your mouth with plain water. Make sure that you repeat this process every morning and evening before you go to bed. The acidity of apple cider vinegar will kill the bacteria causing the mouth ulcers and heal it.
Salt water: Mix the salt in water and gargle thoroughly with it. Rinse your mouth with plain water to remove the extra saltiness. Do this during the day and also at night before you sleep. The water will flush out your mouth and also have a soothing effect on the ulcer. Salt has antiseptic properties and can help to heal the ulcer faster.
Remember that you try and treat mouth ulcer a soon as possible lest it escalates. Also make sure that you try and brush your teeth twice in a day and change your toothbrush after every 3 months.

By Pupwaya Timothy Dibal 

Common causes of Kidney failure

The kidneys are two bean shaped organs found on the left and right side of the human body. They are the body organs located high in the abdominal cavity which importance cannot be under estimated because they keep the composition or make up of the blood stable thereby enabling the body to function properly.
Kidneys may be small, but they perform many vital functions that help maintain the overall body health, including filtering waste and excess fluids from the blood. There are serious kidney diseases that may lead to complete kidney failure.
Some of the causes of kidney failure are as follows.

1. Loss of blood flow to the kidney: when blood stops flowing to your kidneys it can prompt kidney failure. There are diseases that cause loss of blood flow to the kidney like: heart attack, heart diseases, dehydration, severe burn, allergy and infection. Kidneys can fail as the side effects of some medications.

2. Urine elimination problems: the kidney helps to eliminate waste from our body.  When the body cannot eliminate urine, it builds up toxins which overload the kidneys
3. Alcohol and drugs: there is a lot of a drug that have effects on our kidneys; that is why it’s advisable to take drugs that are only prescribed by the doctor. Alcohol intake also causes kidney failure.

4. Infection: infections are caused by buildup of bacteria which usually starts with a bladder infection and spreads to the kidney. Infection can be gotten by anyone but women are more prone to it because a woman’s urethra is shorter than a man’s and it’s closer to the vagina and anus, where bacteria live. That means it’s easier for bacteria to get into a woman’s urethra; and once it does, it spread to the kidney as it is close to the bladder.

By Maimuna Bagudu

How many Eggs is Safe to eat in a Week

Eggs are a good choice of a healthy, balanced diet being it a source of protein, vitamins and minerals rolled into one. Eggs can be a part of a healthy meal that's quick and easy to make because they are considered one of the most nutritious foods on the planet.
For many decades, people have been advised to limit their consumption of eggs, or at least of egg yolk (the white is mostly protein and is low in cholesterol). Common recommendations include a maximum of 2-6 yolks per week. However, there is really not much scientific support for these limitations.
The situation that may warrant limiting egg consumption is if you have a heart disease or high cholesterol. This is necessitate lining the number of egg yolks you consume, and also take into account all the other forms of saturated fat in your diet. If you eat a lot of protein and fats throughout the day, then increasing fat consumption further with eggs will be a bad idea. But if you eat a balanced diet with plenty of low fat, vegetables, whole grains and lean meats as you should, then one to two eggs per day is probably a safe bet. So, your consumption of eggs in a week or day will depend solely on your diet.
You also need to look at the total diet you eat in a week; or in a day to determine where you are getting your saturated fat from.
According to a research by the American Heart Association/American College of cardiology Guidelines, in order to lower your LDL cholesterol, no more than 5 to 6 percent of your calories should come from saturated fat.
The way you prepare your eggs also matters a lot. Therefore, when you prepare eggs, you should pay attention to the way you cook them. If you fry them, the oil that you add is only going to contribute to your saturated fat for the day. If your health professional has told you to watch your cholesterol levels, your priority should be to cut down on saturated fat across your diet.
Even though there is no limitation to the number of eggs you should eat in a week, but your consumption depend solely on your health and diet.

By Mercy Kukah


When you think of a popular fruit with lots of nutritional benefits; think grapes. The fruit which is a berry; is either consumed fresh or as wine, jam, juice, jelly or grape seed oil.
This “fine fruit vine” makes one of the most desirable beverages in the world. This wonderful fruit has lots of medicinal value which makes it one of the healthiest fruits for a variety of reasons. It contains 17% of the daily value of vitamin K, and 33% in Manganese. It has the ability to protect against colon and prostate cancers, coronary heart diseases, degenerative nerve diseases, and even Alzheimer’s. Grapes come in black, purple and green colours.
Eating fruits and vegetables of all kinds has long been associated with reduced risk of heart diseases, diabetes, cancer and other conditions. Consumption of plant foods like grapes decreases the risk of obesity and overall mortality.
Grapes have been associated with reducing the risk of the following diseases.
-        Cancer
-        Coronary Heart disease
-        High blood pressure
-        Constipation
-        Allergies
-        Diabetes
-        Acne
-        Skin problems
-        Improves   brain and eyes development
-        Its good for the knees
The average serving size of a bunch of grapes is about one cup or 32 pieces. As a useful measure, you can use the size of your fist to estimate the proper portion size of grapes.
One cup of red or green grapes contains 104 calories, 1.09grams of protein, 0.24 grams of fat, 1.4 grams of fiber, 4.8 milligrams of vitamin C, 10 micrograms of vitamin A, 288 milligrams of Potassium, 0.54 milligrams of iron and 3 micrograms of foliate. Grapes are high in water content and good for hydration. Grapes contain 70 milliliters of fluid per cup.
Grapes can be sliced in half and added to salads.
You can make your own fresh cocktail using grapes and other fruits. They can also be frozen and eaten as a snack or desserts on a hot day. Grapes are known as the queens of fruits.

By Maimuna Bagudu

Friday, 27 October 2017

A Visual Guide to Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis or MS is a chronic disease that damages the nerves in the spinal cord and brain, as well as the optic nerves. Sclerosis means scarring, and people with MS develop multiple areas of scar tissue in response to the nerve damage. Depending on where the damage occurs, symptoms may include problems with muscle control, balance, vision, or speech. Symptoms of MS include Weakness in an arm or leg numbness, loss of balance and muscle spasms. 
These symptoms may lead to frequent tripping or difficulty in walking. More than half of people with MS experience a vision problem called optic neuritis. This inflammation of the optic nerve may cause blurred vision, loss of color vision, eye pain, or blindness, usually in one eye. The problem is usually temporary and tends to improve within a few weeks. In many cases, vision problems are the first sign of MS. Although less common than vision problems, some people with MS develop slurred speech. 

This happens when MS damages the nerves that carry speech signals from the brain. Some people also have trouble swallowing.
MS can take a toll on mental sharpness. Some people may find it takes longer to solve problems. Others may have mild memory loss or trouble concentrating. Most people with MS also experience some loss of bladder control, because signals between the brain and bladder are interrupted. Finally, fatigue is a common problem. You may feel tired even after a good night’s sleep. In people with MS, the body’s own immune system attacks the tissue surrounding the nerve fibers in the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. This covering is made of a fatty substance called myelin. It insulates the nerves and helps them send electrical signals that control movement, speech, and other functions. When myelin is destroyed, scar tissue forms, and nerve messages are not transmitted properly.

What Causes MS? The roots of MS remain a mystery but doctors see some surprising trends. Research suggests a possible link between vitamin D deficiency and autoimmune disorders, but studies are ongoing. Genetics appear to play a role, as well.

Who Gets MS? According to research MS is at least twice as common in women as it is in men. While it can strike people of any race, Caucasians appear to be most at risk. The chances of developing the condition are highest between ages 20 and 50. Tests are often used, along with a medical history and neurological exam, to diagnose MS and rule out other causes of symptoms. More than 90% of people with MS have scar tissue that shows up on an MRI scan. A spinal tap can check for abnormalities in the fluid that bathes the brain and spinal cord. Tests to look at electrical activity of nerves can also help with diagnosis. Lab tests can help rule out other autoimmune conditions or infections such as HIV or Lyme disease. Research suggests that the disease may be more active during the summer months. Heat and high humidity may also temporarily worsen symptoms. Very cold temperatures and sudden changes in temperature may aggravate symptoms, as well.

While there is no cure for MS, there are “disease-modifying drugs” that can reduce the frequency and severity of MS attacks which  result in less   damage to the brain and spinal cord over time, slowing the progression of disability. When an attack does occur, high-dose corticosteroids can help cut it short. Many drugs are also available to manage troubling MS symptoms, such as muscle spasms, incontinence, and pain. Making a few changes around the home can help you manage daily activities on your own. Install grab bars inside and outside the shower or tub. Use a non-slip mat. Add an elevated seat and safety rails to the toilet. Lower one of your kitchen counters so you can reach it from a sitting position. And get rid of any throw rugs, which are a tripping hazard.
Exercise can ease stiffness, fatigue, and other symptoms of MS. But overdoing it could make things worse. It’s best to start slowly. Try exercising for 10 minutes at a time, then gradually working your way up to a longer session. Before you begin, check with your doctor about what type of activity and level of intensity would be most appropriate. A few possibilities include water aerobics, swimming, tai chi, and yoga.

Most people with MS live a normal or near-normal lifespan. While the condition may make it more difficult to get around or complete certain tasks, it doesn’t always lead to severe disability. Thanks to effective medications, rehab therapies, and assistive devices, many people with MS remain active, stay in their jobs, and continue to enjoy their families and favourite activities.

Source: Healthy Living

By Pupwaya Timothy Dibal