3 Apr, 10 tweets, 2 min read
HOW TO EASILY KNOW YOUR BODY MASS INDEX (BMI)

1. Check your Weight (in Kg)
2. Check your Height (in metres)
3. Your BMI = Weight ÷ (Height)²

RT for awareness
Cross-check the result you get from step 3 above with the ranges below;

Underweight <18.5
NORMAL/HEALTHY 18.5 - 24.9
Overweight 25 - 29.9
Obese 30 - 34.9
Extremely obese >35
BMI is a cheap and simple screening method for weight categories —underweight, healthy weight, overweight, and obesity.

A BMI outside the normal/healthy range may be associated with some health problems.
For example, obesity is associated with higher risks of all-causes of
- death
- high BP
- bad cholesterol
- type 2 diabetes
- stroke
- arthritis &
- some cancers.
On the other hand, being underweight increases your risk of
- malnutrition
- vitamin deficiency
- bone decay (osteoporosis) etc

Try to maintain your BMI within the healthy range.
For example, if a man weighs 70Kg but is only 1.5m tall, his BMI will be

70 ÷ (1.5)² = 31Kg/m²

This means he is OBESE.
But if the same 70Kg man is 1.9m tall, his BMI will be

70 ÷ (1.9)² = 19Kg/m²

This means he is NORMAL
Finally, if the same 70Kg man is 2.2m tall, his BMI will be

70 ÷ (2.3)² = 14Kg/m²

This means the man is UNDERWEIGHT
Subsequently, we'll be talking about what to do if you're obese or underweight.

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*2.2m, not 2.3

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1 Apr
FIRST AID FOR SEIZURES

1. Don't panic
2. Turn patient on their side
3. Place something soft under head
4. Stay & time seizure
5. Don't put anything in mouth
6. Don't restraint
7. Go to hospital after seizure stops, or if lasts more than 5 minutes

#EpilepsyFacts
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During my internship, I saw how some people believe that when a child convulses, heating their legs with hot water can stop the seizure, even if it's epilepsy.

A mother once 'boiled' her son's feet, causing severe burns that almost killed the child.

STOP THIS! 🙏
#EpilepsyFacts
Seisures, whether due to fever (febrile convulsions), epilepsy, etc., are best treated with anticonvulsants while treating the underlying cause. This is best done in hospitals.

At home, once your child starts convulsing, there’s nothing you can do to stop it.
#EpilepsyFacts
30 Mar
11 common ways men damage their #sperm without knowing

1. Tight underwears
2. Hot baths
3. Infections
4. Varicoceles
5. Laptops
6. Drugs
7. Mobile phones
8. Smoking
9. Marijuana
10. Heavy drinking
11. Steroids

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Wear boxers instead of tight pants, & go to bed naked if you want to become a father!

Wearing tight #underwears like pants or shorts keep your testicles closer to the body, leading to warmer temperatures that may kill sperm & lower your sperm count.
Bathing with #hotwater frequently exposes your testicles to heat, which can reduce your sperm count.

Same thing happens to men who use saunas often.

In fact, if you're worried about infertility, it's best to bath with normal or lukewarm water.

Avoid hot water baths!
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9 THINGS I'VE LEARNED IN 2021 SO FAR

1. Never confuse education with intelligence. A person can have a master's degree and still be a seasoned idiot.

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What your urine colour says about your health and what you should do

1. Clear
2. Light yellow
3. Dark yellow
4. Light pink/bright red
5. Dark brown
6. Green/blue
7. Orange
8. Purple
9. Cloudy or murky

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Urine colour often depends on 5 things:

• what you eat
• the medications you’re taking
• how much water your drink
• disease conditions, &
• exercise

You should be concerned if the colour of your pee is significantly abnormal.
Clear urine (clear as sweat)

It means you might have:
• Taken excess fluids (over-hydration).

So you need to drink a little less. Although hydration is good, drinking excess water when you are already well-hydrated can make you lose electrolytes from your body.
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He was rushed into the emergency room and wheeled straight into the theatre for a surgery to save his testis. He had testicular torsion.

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{RT for awareness}
Testicular torsion happens when your testicle rotates, twisting your spermatic cord (the tube which contains the vessels that bring blood to your testis).

This leads to reduced blood flow to the testis, causing sudden and often severe pain, redness and swelling.
Symptoms of testicular torsion

1. Sudden, severe scrotal pain
2. Scrotal swelling
3. Lower tummy pain
4. Nausea and vomiting
5. Frequent peeing
6. Feeling feverish
7. Abnormal positioning of your testicle: usually higher than normal or at an unusual angle