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Mental Health Awareness! 6 Types of Mental Illness? What are the causes of Mental illness, can it be cure?

Mental Health Awareness! What is mental illness? What are the causes of Mental illness, can it be cure?

What is a mental illness? 

Mental illness is a disease that interferes with the functioning of the brain that can cause a change in the process of thinking, feeling, and behavior of a person that causes disturbance to live a good day's activities. 

Only 6 that I listed here, there is more Mental Illness out there. I really wish everyone aware of their friends or family behavior changes. So you could help them before it's too late.

Also, check out the video included here, it really does help you to understand more about this topic. 

Are all mental illnesses similar?

Mental illness is not just a disease. It consists of various categories of disease. Generally, mental illness can be divided into 3 main groups:

1. Neurosis

Video Source:

What is Neuroticism? (Five-factor model of personality) by Dr.Todd Grande

Those who belong to this group often experience changes and disturbances in their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors without compromising their sanity.

Individuals suffering from neurosis are often aware of their health condition. Their daily functionality may be minimized. Among the examples of neurotic diseases are as follows.

2. Depression

Video Source:

I Am Depressed But My Parents Don't Believe Me by Actually happened

Depression is a sense of extreme sadness and prolonged feeling. Sad is the feeling we often experience. But if the sad feelings are too heavy to be borne and prolonged over 2 weeks and disrupt the functioning of everyday life then it is not sad but a disease of depression.

3. Anxiety

Video Source:

Anxiety(animation) by Katzun

This disease is caused by anxiety and restlessness. Someone will feel stressed, tense, sweating, palpitating and feeling too afraid of the dangers that they do not know even know what is the causes.

4. Psychosis

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Experience a psychotic episode as described by schizophrenia

Those who suffer from psychosis have undergone significant changes in their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Their adjuncts are also affected. Patients will feel confused by experiencing the occult voices communicating with them.

It is known as hallucination. They also have strange beliefs that are not shared by others and cause extreme reactions from the patients. It is called delusions. Among the examples of delusions are, there are people who want to prosecute or do something evil to them causing them to act to harm people who are believed to be harmful.

They may speak with a swollen/grunt, behaving freakishly like talking a person, laughing or getting angry with no cause. 

5. Schizophrenia

Video Source:

Schizophrenia Simulation by That Rick 904

Among the key features are, hallucinations, delusion, mental disorders, speech disorders, and behavior. Their work performance also declined significantly.

Bead-depressive disorder(bipolar). This disease results in significant changes in emotionally. They often lose control and become overjoyed(bead phase) or too sad (phase of depression)

6. Personality Disorder

Video Source:

I Have Borderline Personality Disorder by Minutesvideos

Basically, this disorder makes one person experience character or character disabilities. These problems can affect interpersonal relationships with the people around them.

Or others, they call it a personality disorder.

What causes mental illness?

The cause is not known properly. Studies are still underway to determine the exact cause of the disease. However, there are several factors that contribute to mental illness.

1. Genetic/heredity factors

Members in families with a history of mental illness are at higher risk than those with no history of the disease

2. Chemical disruption in the brain

When a chemical in the brain known as a neurotransmitter is not functioning well the symptoms of mental illness will emerge. For example

Schizophrenia: Excessive dopamine production

Mania: The serotonin level increases dramatically

Concerns: There is disruption in the production and function of noradrenaline

3. Viral infection:

According to studies, there is a disease caused by viral infections that have been associated with mental illness

4. Bizarre life history

For example experiencing a difficult birth process, losing a small child, too much of a difficult life challenge

5. Low socio-economic situation

Poverty, no basic facilities or violence in society can increase mental illness.

Mental Health Awareness! What is mental illness? What are the causes of Mental illness, can it be cure?

Can mental illness be cured?


Progress in modern medicine has enabled the discovery of more effective medicines in treating mental illness.

Almost all medicines used to treat mental illness take time before their positive effects can be seen. Patient continuing rug intake is consistently strongly encouraged.

In addition to psychotropic drugs support approaches such as counseling, psychotherapy, cognitive  therapy, group therapy, family therapy, psychological education, therapeutic recovery therapy, and psycho-social recovery have proved as equally important

Mental Health Awareness! What is mental illness? What are the causes of Mental illness, can it be cure?

Is there any test that can detect the existence of mental illness?

Yes, those who want to know their mental health status can take a simple and simple test general health questionnaire (GHQ)

Mental health illness is real. Have you ever see a news report about suicidal? Some said that the people who suicide is stupid and they just laugh at them. You don't know what mental illness is. You don't know, your laugh may lead to someone suicide. 

If this thing happens to one of your family member or your close friend... Would you still laugh? Would you still say that they're stupid for doing such a thing?

Please don't be a selfish person. Help others, listen to others. It's never too late to be kind to others. It cost NOTHING to be kind.

Raising awareness Trimethylaminuria (TMAU) also known as fish odor syndrome or fish malodor syndrome


Raising awareness Trimethylaminuria (TMAU) also known as fish odor syndrome or fish malodor syndrome

Have you ever heard about Trimethylaminuria (TMAU)?  Nope? Ya, me neither.

Never have I ever heard about that word before until now. I really love blogging about some health issue, tips or guide. 

So yesterday, I was watching a Youtube animated video then I saw a really catchy video title "I stink and can't do anything".

Then I watch the whole video for 5:47 minute. It was about a man named Jason stinky even if he showers for more than 15 times a day.

His mother even brought him to the Hospital for a check-up, but never have been diagnosed for anything except they think that it was because of his hormone or fungus that made him stink, but then nothing else was diagnosed. He was a healthy boy and he smells like a dead fish.

Even if he uses deodorant, it still useless for him. The stinky smell is stronger than the deodorant. 

Of course, Jason is frustrated about his situation. But then one day, he saw on the internet about this fish odor syndrome. It makes people stink without any other reason. 

This is the reason why people should know about this kind of rare disease. I'm raising awareness to the people out there who suffered from this rare condition!

The title is "I stink and can't do anything about it'' by ACTUALLY HAPPENED

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Fish Odor Syndrome

Fish odor syndrome is a disorder caused by a metabolic disorder in the human body, which forms too much Trimethylamine chemical compound.

Trimethylaminuria is a genetic disorder that causes body odor to be strong, usually described as the smell of rotten fish, dirt or garbage. The odor is formed when the body is unable to process Trimethylamine, an odorous chemical produced in the intestine, especially when certain foods containing choline are digested.

Raising awareness Trimethylaminuria (TMAU) also known as fish odor syndrome or fish malodor syndrome

Signs and Symptoms of Fish Odor Syndrome

If Trimethylamine compounds accumulate in the body, you will emit a strong odor in sweat, urine, saliva, and vaginal fluids. Usually, this is not accompanied by other symptoms.

The smell usually becomes clear in childhood, when the child is weaned. This is because children started to eat foods other than breast milk. But sometimes, this can also begin in adulthood.

Causes of Fish Odor Syndrome

Bacteria in the intestine help us to digest food, such as eggs, nuts, and seafood. In this process, they produce a sharp-smelling chemical called Trimethylamine.

Usually, enzymes (proteins) called flavins which contain monooxygenase 3 (FMO3) are produced by the liver to convert Trimethylamine N-oxide molecule. Most people have the FMO3 gene, which provides instructions for making this enzyme.

In special circumstances, namely on damaged genes, most people with Trimethylaminuria have missing FMO3 enzymes or their FMO3 genes do not work as happens in most people. This can cause Trimethylamine buildup in the body.

Usually, people with Trimethylaminuria have inherited a damaged FMO3 gene from their parents. In other words, each parent will carry a copy of the damaged gene and become the ''carrier'' of the condition. It is estimated that 1% of the population in England is the carrier of the damaged gene that causes Trimethylaminuria.

Raising awareness Trimethylaminuria (TMAU) also known as fish odor syndrome or fish malodor syndrome

Other Causes of Fish Odor Syndrome

Not everyone with Trimethylaminuria has a damaged FMO3 gene. Some cases can be caused by excess protein in food or abnormal increase in intestinal bacteria that produces trimethylamine. Some cases of Trimethylaminuria have been linked to liver or kidney disease, where the FMO3 enzyme is less active.

Women are more likely to develop this syndrome than men. This may be related to female sex hormones, such as progesterone and estrogen, which can worsen symptoms.

Some cases can appear worse when the patient has age around puberty, or at the following times

  • When taking contraceptive pills
  • Menopause
  • Stress and diet may also play a role in triggering this body odor
  • Trimethylaminuria diagnosis

Trimethylaminuria is diagnosed with a urine test that measures the ratio of Triethylamine (fishy-smelling chemistry) to trimethylamine N-oxide (odorless version). The test is done by taking choline samples over the next 24 hour period. If you have Trimethylaminuria, then your body has excess Trimethylamine levels.

How to overcome Fish Odor Syndrome

Now, there is no cure for Trimethylaminuria or this fish odor syndrome. However, symptoms can be reduced by making certain lifestyle changes

1. Diet

You can reduce odor by avoiding foods that contain chemicals Trimethylaminuria, choline, and trimethylamine N-oxide. This means avoiding milk from cows, eggs, liver, kidneys, beans, soy products, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, seafood(fish and crustaceans), lecithin and fish oil supplements containing lecithin.

2. Medicine

Low-dose antibiotics allegedly can reduce the number of bacteria in the intestine and suppress Trimethylamine production. But to avoid antibiotic resistance, this should only be used in a short time, not forever. In addition, laxatives can also speed up food travel through your intestines so there will be a reduction in Trimethylamine levels in your intestines.

If you know someone who suffered from this rare condition. Do not make fun of them! Actually, I don't care either that someone suffered from this condition or not, it's not okay to make fun of other people!

I hope you can watch the video provided, do you see how that boy suffered? From his social life and everything, just because of YOU a HUMAN make fun of other HUMAN. 

Breast Cancer Awareness: Warning sign/symptom, treatment, prevention and lower the risk of breast cancer | What you should know about breast cancer?


Breast Cancer Awareness: Warning sign/symptom, treatment, prevention and lower the risk of breast cancer | What you should know about breast cancer?

What should I know about breast cancer?

  • It is cancer that is often detected in women
  • It is a major factor in cancer deaths among women
  • It is the main cause of early death 9% of all cancer in the world
  • 6 - 8% of all cancer deaths

Are there any warning signs?

Yes, if you are experiencing the following conditions, please see your doctor or go to a nearby health clinic.

  • Lump inside the breast or underarm area
  • Excessive bleeding or discharge from the nipple
  • Changes in breasts size and shape
  • Rashes, swelling, redness or thickening
  • Skin dimpling or wrinkles skin surface
  • Inverted nipple

Breast Cancer Awareness: Warning sign/symptom, treatment, prevention and lower the risk of breast cancer | What you should know about breast cancer?

How do I see the changes?

Most breasts are detected by the woman herself

Check your breasts regularly through Breast Self-Examination (BSE). Through periodic checks, you can detect even one small tip

What is Breast Self-Examination(BSE)?

BSE is a Self-Examination of breasts according to certain steps

In 5 steps

  • Step 1 - Stand in front of the mirror and see any changes in the left breast
  • Step 2 - Feel any change lying down
  • Step 3 - Check the nipple for any bleeding or discharge
  • Step 4 - Feel any lumps under the armpit
  • Step 5 - Repeat each step above for the right breast

Breast Cancer Awareness: Warning sign/symptom, treatment, prevention and lower the risk of breast cancer | What you should know about breast cancer?

How often should I do BSE?

BSE should be made once a month (for those who still have menstruation). The appropriate time is 7 - 10 days after menstruation. For women who have menopause, take a date that is easy to remember and do every month either the first or last day of the month.

What should I do if I find some changes in my breast?

If you are able to detect any signs as mentioned previously, please consult your doctor.

Do not be afraid, not all tumors in the breast are cancerous

For example Fibroadenoma


It usually happens among young women and it is painless.

What tests are available to confirm breast cancer?

Here is a test carried out if suspected of cancer

  • Blood test
  • Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC)
  • Core needle biopsyUltrasound
  • Mammography

What is 'FNAC'?

It is a test carried out with a suspected sampling of lumps by using a smooth syringe and needle using sterile techniques.

Samples taken will be sent to the laboratory for review by experts

What is a Mammogram?

A mammogram is one of the tests conducted to detect changes in breast tissue using a specially designed x-ray machine

It is performed by pressing the breast between the two metal sheets. It may cause discomfort/pain for some time. It can measure the size and spread of cancer in the breast and detect cancer in the other breasts again.

Breast Cancer Awareness: Warning sign/symptom, treatment, prevention and lower the risk of breast cancer | What you should know about breast cancer?

Do I need to see a doctor if I do not detect 

any extraordinary circumstances?

Yes, in fact, we encourage women over the age of 30 to make a Clinical Breast Examination (CBE)

This is a check made by a trained doctor to check your breasts.

What is breast cancer treatment available?

The treatment given depends on the type and severity of cancer.

If you are diagnosed with breast cancer, you should seek counseling before the treatment begins.

Studies show that if counseling, support, and information on illness and treatment are administered, it will help to recover physically and emotionally.

The following treatment options are available:

  • Surgery
  • Breast-Conservation Surgery
  • Mastectomy
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Radiotherapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hormone therapy

What should I do to reduce the risk of breast cancer?

  • Start the BSE today
  • General BSE on a regular basis
  • Eat less fatty food especially animal fat
  • Increase the intake of vegetables, fruits, and fiber
  • Do enough exercise
  • Maintain superior weight
  • If your family has breast cancer history, immediately do an early mammogram test

Who is likely to get breast cancer?

Breast cancer is common among women. However, about 5% occur in men.

Here are women who are at high risk for breast cancer

After 25 years of age and usually occurs during the age of 45 - 55 years.

  • Ever had cancer next to the breast
  • Family history in breast cancer
  • Never pregnant or having a first child after age 30
  • From early menstruation or late menstrual passage
  • Take high fat/cholesterol foods

Breast Cancer Awareness: Warning sign/symptom, treatment, prevention and lower the risk of breast cancer | What you should know about breast cancer?

What should I do if my family has a

history of breast cancer?

Do not worry. If you have breast self-examination (BSE), proceed as usual. 

Practice a healthy lifestyle, eat healthily and keep on exercising. If a mother or a sibling has suffered from breast cancer, you may ask for a mammogram test. 

However, the results of the report are more accurate if you are over 40 years of age.

Tips and remedies for snoring: What are the causes, treatment of snoring? Sleep Apnea raises the risk of Sudden Cardiac Death


What is snoring?

So many questions and all will be an answer in today's post!

Snoring is one of the noisy things around the world. Especially when our wife or husband have super loud snore. Nobody like snoring, even the person who snores at sleep also don't like it. Can we help them reducing or stop snoring? YES

Snoring is making a snorting or grunting sound during breathing while asleep. When some of the respiratory tracts over a person is clogged. It occurs when there is a restriction on airflow in the respiratory tract at the back of the mouth and nose of a person

The sound is removed when the tissue at the top of the respiratory tract is swirling and vibrating to each other. Snoring increases frequently by age and is usually not harmful.

Why do people snore while sleeping?

The 4 reasons behind snoring

1. Weak muscles on the tongue, soft palate, and throat. 

When the muscles are not tense due to alcohol or medication that causes weak muscles, the tongue will be pushed backward, covering the airflow or throat muscles attracted into the throat and blocking the upper respiratory tract. Also occurs during good sleep times.

2. A thick throat tissue

Children with tonsils and adenoid tissue that swell are often snoring. People who are overweight and have a short and large neck

3. The soft palate and long uvula (Children throat)

The long Uvula will shrink the opening cavity from the nose to the throat. Excessive vibration of these tissues will result in snoring.

4. The respiratory tract is blocked

Nasal and breathing noses cause individuals to more often inhale air to breathe. This results in excessive vacuum space in the throat, resulting in soft throat tissue attracted into and resulting in snoring. Among other causes are bent nose stems, polyps, and sinus infections.

Why do I snore sometime?

If you're not a snore-person, what causes you're snoring is that you're tired, lack of sleep and your position of you sleeping. Even you're just a bit tired, it can make you have a little snoring at night.

TIps and remedies for snoring: What are the causes, treatment of snoring? Severe snoring  maybe considered as Sleep Apnea, but how dangerous is Sleep Apnea and how it will effect our sleep?

Snoring Complications

Snoring can also cause serious sleep problems called sleep apnea when one stops breathing for more than 10 seconds for a while. Sleep apnea can be dangerous and requires further treatment.

Read until the end, to know how dangerous is Sleep Apnea

Snoring Treatment

Can excessive snoring be cured?

Severe snoring is those who snore at any position or disturb others, should seek medical advice to ensure that the condition is not a sleep apnea problem.

Ear, nose and throat specialist will examine the nose, mouth, throat, palate and snoring neck.

What is the treatment for snoring?

The treatment is dependent on the diagnosis made. The examination will indicate snoring is caused by nasal allergies, infections, disabilities or tonsils problems and adenoid. Treatment is given according to the identified causes.

TIps and remedies for snoring: What are the causes, treatment of snoring? Severe snoring  maybe considered as Sleep Apnea, but how dangerous is Sleep Apnea and how it will effect our sleep?


How to stop snoring

  • Tips for reducing snoring

  • Lose weight if you are overweight

  • Reduce the consumption of alcohol or drugs that have a drowsy effect on sleep

  • Avoid taking sleeping pills before bedtime

  • Avoid consuming alcohol for at least 4 hours before bedtime
  • Do not eat too much food before bedtime. A simple healthy snack before bedtime is good already

  • Try sleeping at your regular times every day

  • Prioritize the sleeping position from the supine position

  • Use 2 - 3 pillow, at least 4 inches upwards so that the head position is higher and the tongue is not pushed backward.
  • Use Oil diffuser to humidify the air. Add in a drop of Essential oil like Essential oil Lemon, Thyme, Lavender and peppermint.

TIps and remedies for snoring: What are the causes, treatment of snoring? Severe snoring  maybe considered as Sleep Apnea, but how dangerous is Sleep Apnea and how it will effect our sleep?

What is Sleep Apnea?

Can Sleep Apnea cause death?

''Sleep Apnea'' is a condition when someone stops breathing while sleeping. Every breathing will be halted for 10 seconds or more. It can be categorized as mild, moderate or severe based on the amount of apnea and low respiratory rate(hypopnea) in every hour. The number of ''apnea'' can occur between 5 - 10 times.

There are 3 types of ''Sleep Apnea''

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Central Sleep Apnea
  • Mixed Sleep Apnea

But in today's blog post, I will focus on ''Obstructive Sleep Apnea''(OSA).

This disease is three times more occurs to men than women at the age of 30 and above.

TIps and remedies for snoring: What are the causes, treatment of snoring? Severe snoring  maybe considered as Sleep Apnea, but how dangerous is Sleep Apnea and how it will effect our sleep?

Disease Severity Level

Sleep Apnea depends on the frequency of respiratory disorders. The estimates below can be used as a guide.

Normal: Less than 5 in every hour

Mild: 5 to 14 times

Moderate: 15 to 30

Worse: 30 times every hour

This ''Sleep Study''(Polysomnography) test can be done at your government or private hospital. 

The causes of ''Obstructive Sleep Apnea'' (OSA)

The causes of OSA is almost the same causes why we are snoring.

  • Obesity(most often, short and large neck, small chin
  • Blockage in the nose, mouth, throat, for example, tonsilitis or a large tongue

Other factors

  • Alcohol
  • Thyroid hormones and thyroid gland
  • Sleeping pills and medicine
  • Smoking

TIps and remedies for snoring: What are the causes, treatment of snoring? Severe snoring  maybe considered as Sleep Apnea, but how dangerous is Sleep Apnea and how it will effect our sleep?

How did sleep apnea happen?

The half-clogged or narrower airflow does not cause problems during the day while a person is awake, but during sleep, the neck will give pressure to the respiratory tract cause the respiratory tract increase narrowly causing OSA. This condition is compounded by alcohol and medication that causes the muscle in the throat to become saggy during sleep.

At the time the respiratory tract is severely clogged, breathing stops for a while so the brain detects low oxygen levels. The brain will send a signal of oxygen deficiency. At the moment someone will be half aware of snoring and try to breathe as hard as possible to get oxygen. In most cases, someone suffering from this problem is not aware that he is actually half aware of getting oxygen This sleep pattern repeats hundreds of times each night causing disrupted sleep as well as drowsiness and fatigue problems when waking up.

This really makes me sad and scared me actually. My friends suffered from Sleep Apnea, this occurs to her like 5 - 10 times. I see her stopped breathing during sleep, and she wakes up all of a sudden. Every time I heard her snoring, I will wake her up, at least her snoring stop for a while.

Signs and Symptoms of sleep apnea

The main symptoms of ''Sleep Apnea'' is snoring strongly and drowning in the daytime. However, not everyone whose snoring has the sleep apnea.

Sleep Apnea Complications

Patients with sleep apnea problems have a high risk of

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke

TIps and remedies for snoring: What are the causes, treatment of snoring? Severe snoring  maybe considered as Sleep Apnea, but how dangerous is Sleep Apnea and how it will effect our sleep?

What is the treatment for sleep apnea?

  • Severe OSA needs a breathing aid

  • It can prevent the respiratory tract from being closed during sleep. If this device does not work, surgery may be necessary to relieve respiratory tract infections.

  • Mouthguard (a tool for preventing the tongue from blocking the respiratory tract)

  • This treatment is provided by the Orthodontist. Surgery can be don't to overcome the problem of obstruction on the nose or throat

''Obstructive Sleep Apnea''

 raises the risk of Sudden Cardiac Death

According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, about 19% of participants with severe Sleep Apnea dies(12 deaths), compared with about 4% of participants with no sleep apnea(46 deaths). Although participants with mild Sleep Apnea or moderate Sleep Apnea had a mortality risk that was 50% greater than those with no Sleep Apnea, the results did not achieve statistical significance.

Prevention / What you should do if you have sleep apnea

  • "Obstructive Sleep Apnea"(OSA) and snoring problems can be overcome by:

  • Avoid alcohol consumption, and sleeping pill or any sedative remedy that can slow the respiratory rate

  • A healthy diet and exercise to get a normal body mass index(BMI)

  • Sleep on your side (left/right)

and more(refer to the snoring remedies) 

Lung Cancer Awareness: What are the causes, symptom, risk and prevention


Lung Cancer Awareness: What are the causes, symptom, risk and prevention

Cancer occurs when normal cells pass through a transformation process that results in cells multiplying out of control. These cells form a different plant or tumor than the original tissue. Tumors are harmful because they use oxygen, nutrients and space of healthy cells spread, consequently, it damages or reduces tissue effort to function normally.

Lung Cancer Awareness: What are the causes, symptom, risk and prevention

Causes of Lung Cancer

  • Smoking (90%), whether active or passive, is a major cause of lung cancer. Research since 1950 has shown clearly the association between cigarettes and lung cancer.

  • Cigarette smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals, many of which have been identified as the cause of lung cancer

  • Smoke 20 cigarettes a day is at risk of 20 to 25 times getting lung cancer when compared with those who do not smoke.

  • When someone quit smoking, the risk of developing lung cancer is reduced. Approximately after 15 years of quitting, the risk of lung cancer decreases just like someone who has never smoked.

  • Smoke a cigar or pipe also increases the risk of developing lung cancer.

Other causes of lung cancer are

  • Family history (82%) higher in people whose sibling has/has lung cancer

  • 25 - 37% higher in people whose parent has/has lung cancer

  • Air pollution from car smoke, factory smoke or someone whose smoking near you and you inhale the smoke

  • Exposure to asbestos poses a risk of getting lung cancer 9 times

  • The combination of cigarette smoke and asbestos increases the risk of as high as 50 times. ''Mesothelioma'' (cancer originally from the lining of lung membrane) is closely related to exposure to asbestos

  • Lung diseases such as tuberculosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) also increase the risk of a person to get lung cancer

  • Exposure to radon/radium (substances that occur from uranium) is also a risk of lung cancer.

  • Jobs exposed to arsenic, chromium, nickel, aromatic and ether hydrocarbon can also increase the risk of lung cancer.

Lung Cancer Awareness: What are the causes, symptom, risk and prevention

What is Lung Cancer Symptoms?

  • You may have no symptoms or you have symptoms such as cough or shortness of breath that you may have associated with the respiratory system. However, lung cancer symptoms include:

  • Chronic cough that lasts longer than 8 weeks

  • Also a chronic cough due to cigarette smoke, cough that getting worse day by day

  • Pain in the chest, shoulder, and back is prolonged and more painful if you breathe long

  • Sound breath (Abnormal breath)

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Hoarse voice
  • Blood coughing
  • Swelling the neck or face
  • Loss of appetite and losing weight
  • Feeling too tired and weak
  • Often get lung infections or ''pneumonia''
  • The shape of the fingertip or legs changes and bulges 

When is the time to see a doctor?

It is advisable to see a doctor when the following occurs

  • There are symptoms of lung cancer

  • Blood coughing

  • Drastic weight loss (you're not on a diet or trying to lose weight)

  • Feeling too tires

  • Feels body ill but the cause is unknown

Lung Cancer Awareness: What are the causes, symptom, risk and prevention

Immediately go to the doctor if

  • Too much blood coughing
  • Shorten breath
  • Chronic chest pain
  • Paralyzed
  • A sudden blur of vision

Lung Cancer Awareness: What are the causes, symptom, risk and prevention


There is currently no cost-effective way to detect lung cancer or to prevent lung cancer, but you can reduce your risk if you stop smoking and do not inhale smoke from another smoker. Wear face mask anywhere you go, we can't control the air. The best is to use a face mask.

Healthy living is a healthy lifestyle. 

Always remember that prevention is better than cure. The medical treatment cost is greater than your cigar. 

Best of luck and stay healthy!

World Autism Awareness Month April 2019 | 6 things you should know about autism | Myth and Facts


World Autism Awareness Month April

Most people still do not know what is actually autism syndrome, since most of the children who suffer from autism are looking normal.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurological development disorder that affects the ability of a child in communication, social interaction and behavior.

Did you know that one in 160 of the world's children is autistic children?

6 Things you need to know about autism

Not showing response

Autistic children mostly will not respond when interacting with others. They prefer to be alienated as if they were in their own world.

Language development is different

The development of children's language of autism is different for each individual. 

  • They can not speak and just issued a sound.
  • Those who can speak is a word that is said to be meaningless and difficult to understand.

The ability to concentrate

Autism children mostly do not know how to start a conversation or to respond. This is because they have no ability to concentrate.

Slowly detected by immediate family

Many children with slow autism are detected by their families such as parents or guardians. Usually, autism can be identified as early as two or three years old. If your children are showing signs of this, get expert treatment.

Tips for communicating

The tips for communicating with autistic children is to give them simple and clear directions. Additionally, autistic children love to repeat an activity. So do daily activities of autism children on a routine basis.

World Autism Awareness Day

The World Autism Awareness Day is celebrated on April 2 each year to raise awareness of the community to be more sensitive to individuals with autism.

In fact, autism can be characterized as one of the most popular problems in children of this age and is often debate and research in the field of medicine in finding answers beyond the true causes, signs and symptoms, treatments and so on.

However, the problem is still unclear and do we understand and care about this autism?

Source: My brother has Autism by Share My Story

I included video cause I believe it really helps you to understand more about the condition. Kindly please watch it, thank you!

5 Facts in understanding autism individuals

  • According to a study conducted by the United State Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates one in 68 children is autism

  • Autism can be identified as early as 18 months

  • Autism has a distinctive spectrum categorized in three stages, severe, moderate and very severe.

  • The actual cause of autism syndrome is still unknown, but the factors that are often associated are environment, biology, and genetics.

  • There is no real treatment in treating Autism, but one of the treatments is through Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) therapy. The answer to the actual causes, the different signs and symptoms, the way to treat and so on.

5 Myths that are often a response to autism individuals.

  • Autism sufferers are deemed aggressive

  • Autism is caused by poor parenting skills

  • Vaccination between one of the causes of autism syndrome

  • Individuals with autism are not able to show affection

  • Autism sufferers do not need learning in their lives

A child is a blessing from God.

To parents who have autistic children. I pray that you will always be patient with allegations of life. May God bless you and your family

April 2019 Cesarean Awareness World, What you should know about Cesarean, Risk and Side effect to the mother and infants


In the past 40 years, the birth rate of babies through Cesarean section has increased. But even though the Cesarean operation has become a common thing in modern society today, still many young Mothers don't fully understand the Cesarean causes and risks. 

Cesarean is the birth process that is done by doing surgery to a pregnant mother. Usually, the surgery is done with the mother in a conscious state with local anesthesia on the abdomen an legs of the mother, so she can immediately hug the little one once she is born. 

Total anesthesia is only done in an emergency case.

Cesarean section is a medical procedure

In many cases, a Cesarean section is performed with a type of epidural anesthesia where the mother can remain conscious during the operation process. The majority of mothers undergoing labor by Cesarean section can return home 3 - 5 days after the surgical procedure.

However, to be completely recovered, routine care is needed at home and regular control to the obstetrician for approximately one month or more.

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When is Cesarean section needed?

Prolonged labor

If the labor process has not been completed, has stopped or not progress, then this is the most common indication of Cesarean section. Many causes this, for example, the baby's head is too big or the cervix does not open perfectly

Baby Oxygen Deficiency (Severe Fetus)

If after doing the examination it turns out that there is a problem with the baby's heartbeat that cancels fetal distress, then cesarean section may be the best choice.

Abnormal Fetal Position

A cesarean section may be a safe choice for giving birth to a baby in a breech or transverse position. Twin fetus, three, and so on. When a mother contains more than one fetus, usually one or more fetuses are in an abnormal position. Because the Cesarean section is often safer.

Placenta problem

If the placenta is released from the uterus before labor begins, or the placenta covers the opening of the cervix, Cesarean section is the safest way to give birth to a baby.

Umbilical cord problems

The umbilical cord is tucked through the cervix so that it is compressed or the occurrence of cord loops.

Maternal health problems

Doctors may recommend a Cesarean section if the mother has a medical condition that can make normal labor dangerous, such as unstable heart disease or high blood pressure.

Health problems in the fetus

A Cesarean section is sometimes safer for babies who have certain development conditions, such as excess fluid in the brain.

Depending on the type of uterine incision and other factors, it may be possible for a mother to give birth normally after previously having a Cesarean delivery. However, in some cases, doctors recommend the Cesarean section.

What are the possible complications of Cesarean section?

Even though Cesarean is an operating procedure, it also has some risks or side effects. Here are some of the risks of Cesarean section for mothers and babies.

Risk of Cesarean section in infants

Respiratory problems

Babies born by Cesarean section are more likely to develop transient tachypnea, respiratory problems are characterized by abnormally rapid breathing during the first few days after birth

Surgical injury

Although rare, scalpel scratches can accidentally hit the baby's skin during surgery.

Risk of Cesarean section in Mothers

Inflammation and infection of the membrane lining the uterus

Symptoms that can be caused are fever, foul-smelling vaginal discharge, and uterine pain

Losing a lot of blood

Mothers will lose more blood than normal labor. But rarely to need a blood transfusion.

Reaction to anesthesia

Indeed this is rare, the symptoms are severe headaches for several days.

Surgical injury

Although rare, surgical wounds to nearby organs, such as the bladder can occur during cesarean section, if this happens, additional surgery may be needed.

Infection wounds

Infection in or around the incision site may occur

Blood clots

The risk of blood clots in blood vessels
  • in the legs or pelvic organs
  • is greater after Cesarean section compared to normal delivery.
If a blood clot to the lungs, then this problem can be life-threatening.

The risk of uterine rupture or uterine tearing in the former incision in previous surgery is also higher than normal labor.


The uterus is a life-threatening emergency that must be treated immediately

Normal childbirth Vs Cesarean section

The Cesarean section is the choice of several young mothers, but some mother does not have a choice and have to do a Cesarean section. Reluctant to wait for hours while experiencing pain before the baby normally is the main reason why they prefer cesarean section.

Normal childbirth reduces the risk of infection

The surgical process has a risk of infection in patients and this applies also to patients who undergo a Cesarean section.

Although this is rare, there are times when the mother has an infection in a suture wound after a cesarean section due to several factors. One of them is a less hygienic treatment of surgical wounds.

Normal childbirth increases the baby's immune

According to Dr. Robbie Davis-Floyd, a gynecologist from the University of Texas Austin, newborns from normal childbirth can be 'contaminated' with bacteria from their mothers. He will have high endurance and have high endurance and have a stronger inner connection with the mother.

This is different from babies born by Cesarean section where it will be 'contaminated' with bacteria from nurses and doctors who handle it after birth.

Cesarean Mother

Cesarean mother is a strong mother! They manage to overcome fear and receive any complications that be passed throughout the surgery and after surgery. In fact, they also know the complications they will receive in the next pregnancy but they continue to get pregnant and pray for the normal birth they can go through.

Cesarean mother is a brave mother because we know that husband or family is not allowed to accompany the mother during the surgery. How nervous it is to be surrounded by a Doctor or nurses in the surgeon? 

Cesarean mother is a mother who does not care about the scar that is clearly visible in her abdomen. The scar is a window to the birth of a child in the world and no matter how big and wide it is, it does not interfere the emotions of the mother but is a lifelike reminder that can be shared with the child of the sacrificial mark during childbirth.

Regardless of the Cesarean or normal delivery though, favors of being a mother should not be denied at all.

Given anesthesia, worn from the skin to the womb, sewed over layers, then woke up after a few hours after the effect of anesthesia is gone.

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