World Health day mark the anniversary of the founding of WHO in 1948.
World Health Day is today, the 7 of April! Did you know? I didn’t. It was when I was pondering what to write about that my friend Matilda at Vitality2Day informed me. Sure thing, this blog is about skin care and health so let’s honor this day from the skin perspective.
This year’s World Health Day is dedicated to high blood pressure. Hmmm, is there a connection with skin here? Yes it can well be if you are on medication for high blood pressure. Water pills or diuretica are commonly prescribed to people with high blood pressure. Other conditions that can get this kind of medication are heart failure, kidney and liver problems.
I’m not going to say anything about these conditions. I just want to point to a side effect that can occur. These medications can give you dry skin or even skin rash! They are supposed to help your body get rid of unneeded water and salt through the urine. Be observant if you experience your skin feeling tight or itchy.
If you sense any side effects contact your doctor! Also make sure you don’t burden your system with skin care products that make things worse… Perhaps you know some one taking this kind of medication. If so it can be a good thing to inform them about this. Sudden skin rash could be a sign that should be taken seriously!
World Health Day focuses on dis-ease. I think it would be much more productive to actually focus on health as the name suggests. Focus on health and the lifestyle changes we need to make to feel better and become healthier. Here you can find More information on World Health Day 2013
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