By Francesca Iwambe
The way people especially young people engage in unprotected intercourse today is becoming alarming. However, it is risky because it can make you contract different kinds of sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis, herpes, and AIDS.
Over the years, experts have found that there are certain things you can do after unprotected intercourse to avoid health issues later. They include.
Use the bathroom
According to “Healthline”, the first thing you should always do after engaging in unsafe intercourse is to quickly go to the bathroom to clean up.
Remove all kinds of fluids that might have stained your body, this can make you feel more comfortable and help remove bacteria that could result in urinary tract infections (UTIs).
Watch for symptoms
Some people will carelessly go and sit down at home after unprotected intercourse without watching any symptoms. Although STIs can be symptomless, others may show up in the form of sores, itchiness, smelly discharge, or pain when urinating.
However, keep an eye on your private part in case you will notice any symptoms.
Don’t douche, but do wash up
Some people just believe that their intercourse organs need a thorough cleanse after intimacy but it is not true. However, douching can put you at increased risk of infection.
Regular $ex: Its Health Benefits In Older People
$ex burns fat and boosts your immune system; Sex causes the brain to release endorphins – the body’s natural pain relievers; Sex relieves stress and makes you feel good; Sexually active people have higher levels of naturally produced sex hormones – in other words use it or lose it!;
For people of all ages, even older ones, engaging in s£xual activity can have a range of positive effects on physical and mental health, according to Healthline.
While it is normal for s£xual desire and activity to decline with age, regularly engaging in s£xual activity has a number of benefits for our general health and wellbeing. This article will examine the advantages of frequent $exual activity on older adults’ health.
1. It enhances cardiovascular health:
Depending on the level of the exercise, s£xual activity can be a mild to strong kind of physical activity.
As a result, it can aid in cardiovascular health improvement by raising heart rate and blood flow.
In fact, studies have shown that older persons who engage in $exual movement at least twice a week had a lower risk of heart attack and stroke.
2. Immune system booster:
S£xual activity on a regular basis can also aid in immune system enhancement. A hormone called oxytocin is released by the body during $exual action, and research has revealed that it has immune-stimulating properties.
Enhancing immunological function and reducing inflammation with oxytocin can help ward off disease and illness.
3. Reducing stress and anxiety is one of the many advantages that s£xual engagement can have for mental health.
The body releases a variety of feel-good chemicals during s£1xual activity, including oxytocin, dopamine, and endorphins, which can aid to elevate mood and lessen feelings of tension and worry.
4. S£xual activity can also aid in enhancing sleep in senior citizens. Better sleep may result from the relaxation that oxytocin and other feel-good chemicals that are released during $exual activity.
Additionally, s£xual activity can aid to physically exhaust the body, which makes it simpler to fall asleep.
It’s vital to keep in mind that engaging in s£xual activity is a personal decision and that individual levels of interest and desire may vary.
Additionally, it’s critical to keep in mind that all s£xual activity should be consent-based and that it’s crucial to discuss s£xual preferences and boundaries with a partner.
Conclusively, regular s£xual activity can help older persons’ health in a variety of ways, including by enhancing their immune systems, lowering their stress levels, improving their sleep, increasing their intimacy and connection with others, and improving their general wellbeing. While it is normal for s£xual desire and activity to decline with age, frequent s£xual engagement can help older people maintain their general health and wellbeing.
Physician advise Nigerians above 40 on how to stay healthy
By Francesca Iwambe
A public health expert, Dr. Akinlemibola Makinde, has urged Nigerians, especially those above 40 to consider creating health-related New Year resolutions to stay healthy.
Makinde, who is the chairman of the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria also noted that it is essential to meet with one’s doctor to plan how to stay healthy and fit in the new year.
Makinde said some lifestyle changes are crucial to stay healthy each year.
He said, “It is necessary to make a new year’s health resolution to take care of yourself properly, what you eat, and so on, especially if you are above 40.
“Changing one’s lifestyle is important. People should take more vegetables than carbohydrates, people should also exercise, not in a rigorous manner. Doing exercises like taking a walk, and taking plenty of water counts.”
Makinde noted that it can be difficult to abide by any resolution, but advised that people write down their health goals for the year and keep the document where they can see it daily making it easy to imbibe it as a habit.
He also stated that it is important to consult one’s doctor when deciding to make health changes stating that consultation with one’s doctor will assist the doctor to give specific recommendations necessary for the individual based on their health status and history.
Also, in an earlier interview, a nutritionist, James Oloyede, noted that as one approaches 40, the intake of certain foods should be limited.
According to him, people over 40 should stay away from refined carbohydrates found in pasta, pastries as well as white bread, processed meat like sausages, hot dogs, and fruit juices, adding that persons over 40 should also avoid fatty food, energy drinks, and the like.
Doctor reveals 5 body parts you don’t wash properly
By Francesca Iwambe
A medical doctor Dr. Jen Caudle, who racked up her 90,000 loyal followers and more than 1.3 million likes on tiktok reveals 5 body parts people do not wash properly when bathing.
Starting with the belly button she said, a lot of people don’t wash their belly button at all.
“That’s right, a lot of guys don’t wash their belly button at all,” she declares in the now-viral clip, which already has over 1 million views mere days after being posted.
“Guys, it gets gross! Please wash your belly button,” pleads Caudle, the self-proclaimed “America’s family doctor.”
She then gives her followers an earful on the next body part they don’t wash nearly enough — their ears.
“The top of the ear, behind this little area here, the back and also the lobe,” she explains.
“I want you to specifically wash that area. If you rub your ear, you smell it and it’s gross, you haven’t washed it recently,” she continues.
Next, she points her finger at people for not properly washing their nails.
She’s giving people a leg up on their washing habits.
“This is where a lot of dirt and grossness gets trapped,” she explains. “We don’t often think about it!”
The fourth thing she simply can’t stand is when people don’t wash their legs.
“Yes, you actually need to wash your legs,” she says.
“I’m not talking about letting that soap run down your legs in the shower, I’m talking about washing!”
And the final way people can put their best foot forward in embracing cleanliness is by washing their toes.
“Get in between those toes,” she urges. “You want to make sure you’re preventing infections of many sorts. Make sure you’re deliberately washing your toes!”
Some of her followers appreciated her for getting down to the nitty-gritty about cleanliness, though several of them expressed resistance.
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