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The MOH We Care Initiative is a new awareness campaign launched in UAE 2012.designed to urge people to detect diseases early and make regular check ups.

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Moh brochure-English

  1. 1. ®"We Care"The UAE ministry of healthRamadan InitiativeDiabetes Cholestrol Hypoglycemia High-Blood Pressure Obesity
  2. 2. MOHThe Ministry of Health awareness campaign encourages people to take medicaltests as well as improve the quality of life for patients and provide professionalinformation, we achieve this through educating our residents.The ministry of health have teamed up with the regions finest health representa-tives in order to join forces and push for a better, healthier and more educatedlifestyle for its residents.Check-ups for diabetes, cholesterol, high blood pressure, Hypoglycemia, andobesity will be available for free within each “we care” station.Because “we care”. ®
  3. 3. DiabetesDefinitionDiabetes is a defect in the bodys ability to convert glucose (sugar) to energy.There are three major types of diabetes. The causes and risk factors are differentfor each type: Type 1 diabetes can occur at any age, but it is most often diagnosed in children, teens, or young adults. In this disease, the body makes little or no insulin. Daily injections of insulin are needed. The exact cause is unknown. Type 2 diabetes makes up most of diabetes cases. It most often occurs in adulthood, but teens and young adults are now being diagnosed with it because of high obesity rates. Many people with type 2 diabetes do not know they have it. Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar that develops at any time during pregnancy in a woman who does not have diabetes.SymptomsHigh blood sugar levels can cause several symptoms, including: Blurry vision Excess thirst Fatigue Frequent urination Hunger Weight lossPrevention and Control See your health care professional for regular check ups Maintain a healthy diet Exercise regularly A strict daily intake of medication if prescribed ®
  4. 4. CHOLESTROLDefinitionCholesterol is a form of fat that is carried through the body in two kinds ofbundles, or lipoproteins. Its important to have healthy levels of both.Low-density lipoproteins (LDL), or "bad" cholesterol, can lead to a buildup ofcholesterol in the arteries. In general, the lower your LDL the better. Reachingyour LDL target is the most effective way to protect your heart and blood vessels.High-density lipoproteins (HDL), or "good" cholesterol, helps remove cholesterolfrom your body. In general, the higher your HDL the better.Causes Being overweight Lack of exercise and leading an inactive lifestyle Smoking Food with saturated fatsSymptomsTypically, there are no symptoms of high cholesterol. This means that you may notknow if your cholesterol levels are high. However, a simple blood test, called a lipidpanel or cholesterol screening, can determine your cholesterol levelsPrevention and ControlIt’s a good idea to have your cholesterol checked every year if there’s a problem.Here are some steps you can take to improve your cholesterol: If you smoke, quit Lose weight if needed Exercise most days of the week (brisk walking for 30 minutes/day is a good goal) Eat a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet with plenty of fresh veggies, whole grains, and fruit Increase monounsaturated fats in your diet. Monounsaturated fats include canola oil, avocado oil, or olive oil Your doctor may also prescribe cholesterol-lowering medicine ®
  5. 5. High blood pressureDefinitionBlood pressure rises and falls throughout the day. When blood pressure stayselevated over time, it’s called high blood pressure.CausesThe exact causes of high blood pressure are not known, but several factors andconditions may play a role in its development, including: moking Being overweight or obese Lack of physical activity Too much salt in the diet Alcohol consumption Stress Older age Genetics Family history of high blood pressureSymptomsSometimes people with significantly elevated blood pressure may develop: Headache Dizziness, Blurred vision, Nausea and vomiting, and Chest pain and shortness of breath.Prevention and Control Losing weight if you need to Exercising regularly Maintaining a healthy diet Reducing your salt and caffeine intake If you smoke, quit ®
  6. 6. OBESITYDefinitionObesity means having too much body fat. It is not the same as being overweight,which means weighing too much. A person may be overweight from extra muscle,bone, or water, as well as from having too much fat.CausesTaking in more calories than you burn can lead to obesity because the body storesunused calories as fat. Obesity can be caused by: Eating more food than your body can use Drinking too much alcohol Not getting enough exerciseSymptoms Difficulty in doing daily activities Shortness of breath Disproportionate facial features Big belly (abdomen) sometimes marked with white or purple blemishesPrevention and Control Eating healthy Regular Exercise Avoid excess sleeping Avoid or minimize sugar intake Be sure to eat plenty of vegetables Reduce your carbohydrate consumption (breads, rice, pasta, potatoes) ®
  7. 7. Health Record SheetName:Age: Date Additional Notes Glucose Cholesterol Blood Pressure Weight Levels Levels Date Additional Notes Glucose Cholesterol Blood Pressure Weight Levels Levels