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Healthy means physical mental and social health. So many factors are there to rectify mental health issues but shortage of psychiatrist , social stigma unawareness and lack ok govt and community participation is the main causes. We celebrate week in urban areas 80 to 90 % population is unaware what is going on . We have so many issues and all are addressed by non technical persons and simply a paper work. As usual at grass roots level no work at all.
Truely mental health is important aspect of health issue.An individual is not said to be healthy untill and unless he or she is not declared healthy physicically mentally and spiritually according to 00awarenessWHO.make this week useful for of mental health.00z
Dr Ranjit Kumar Poriya Homeopathy Healthly means Physical mental. Mental health Depend his daily life ~ * Economie Problem. * No Relation Family members and Wife. * Suddenly Times Expired Family member Relative Person. Nearest Friend. * Ditouch Relationship. * Live Along Life. After Spread Sleeplessness, Anorexia, Body Wt Loss, Nutrition Deficiency. * Mental Depression & Psychiatrist Problem. All Over india Maximum Mental Depression & Psychiatric Problem More more Patient. Nice Informative Helpful Post Doctor.
@Mental health does not mean absence of disease rather it includes biopsycho socio spiritual wellbeing. But its irony that Patients avoid approaching d mental health professionals becoz of stigma attached. To overcome this v hv to change social perception of society or change taboo regarding mental illness.
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Truely mental health is very much important in this time...bcz if person is physically fit but mentally disturbed then he/she also consider as a patient and that mental health also affect on physical health and at this time people avoid the mental issue ...they ignoring someone's depression, said that you are mad or mental.. due to this some people do not ask about his/ her anxiety or depression and suffer more and more...so.. awareness about mental health is very much important
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SERIOUS HEALTH RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH ENERGY DRINKS. November 15, 2017. A new review of current scientific knowledge on ENERGY DRINKS finds their advertised SHORT-TERM BENEFITS can be OUTWEIGHED BY SERIOUS HEALTH RISKS—which INCLUDE RISK-SEEKING BEHAVIOUR, MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS, INCREASED BLOOD PRESSURE, OBESITY and KIDNEY DAMAGE. The STUDY, published in Frontiers in Public Health, ALSO HIGHLIGHTS the WORRYING TREND OF MIXING ENERGY DRINKS WITH ALCOHOL. THE AUTHORS RECOMMEND RESTRICTED SALES TO CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS AND SETTING EVIDENCE-BASED CAFFEINE LIMITS. AS ENERGY DRINK CONSUMPTION CONTINUES TO GROW WORLDWIDE, THERE IS A NEED TO THOROUGHLY EXAMINE THEIR ADVERTISED BENEFITS, NUTRITIONAL CONTENT AND ANY NEGATIVE EFFECTS ON PUBLIC HEALTH. "We summarize the CONSEQUENCES OF ENERGY DRINK consumption, which INCLUDE HEART, KIDNEY, AND DENTAL PROBLEMS, AS WELL AS RISK-SEEKING BEHAVIOUR AND POOR MENTAL HEALTH," says Dr. Josiemer Mattei, Assistant Professor of Nutrition based at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, USA, who published this study along with a team of graduate researchers. "The EVIDENCE SUGGESTS they are HARMFUL TO HEALTH and should be limited through more stringent regulation by restricting their sales to children and adolescents, as well as setting an evidence-based upper limit on the amount of caffeine." MOST ENERGY DRINKS CONSIST OF similar ingredients— WATER, SUGAR, CAFFEINE, CERTAIN VITAMINS, MINERALS and non-nutritive stimulants such as GUARANA, TAURINE AND GINSENG. SOME can CONTAIN up to 100 mg CAFFEINE per fluid ounce, EIGHT TIMES MORE than a regular coffee at 12 mg. A moderate daily caffeine intake of up to 400 mg is recommended for adults, but little research exists on tolerable levels for adolescents and children. "The ENERGY DRINK INDUSTRY HAS GROWN DRAMATICALLY IN THE PAST 20 YEARS, culminating in a nearly $10 billion per year industry in the United States. They are often MARKETED AS a HEALTHY BEVERAGE that people can adopt TO IMPROVE their ENERGY, STAMINA, ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE AND CONCENTRATION, BUT our REVIEW SHOWS there are IMPORTANT HEALTH CONSEQUENCES, and LITTLE IS KNOWN ABOUT many of their non-nutritive stimulants such as GUARANA AND TAURINE," says Dr. Mattei. The HEALTH RISKS associated with energy drinks are mostly ATTRIBUTED TO their HIGH SUGAR AND CAFFEINE LEVELS. THEY RANGE FROM RISK-SEEKING BEHAVIOUR, such as SUBSTANCE MISUSE and AGGRESSION, MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS in the form of ANXIETY AND STRESS, to INCREASED BLOOD PRESSURE, OBESITY, KIDNEY DAMAGE, FATIGUE, STOMACHACHES and IRRITATION. The review also highlights ANOTHER WORRYING TREND OF MIXING ENERGY DRINKS WITH ALCOHOL. Individuals who do this consume more alcohol than if they were drinking alcohol alone. It is thought ENERGY DRINKS can MASK THE SIGNS OF ALCOHOL INEBRIATION, enabling an individual TO CONSUME MORE, increasing the LIKELIHOOD OF DEHYDRATION AND ALCOHOL POISONING. Dr. Mattei and her colleagues hope that by HIGHLIGHTING our current knowledge about the health consequences of energy drinks, policy and interventions can be put in place to reduce NEGATIVE EFFECTS ON PUBLIC HEALTH. In addition, the review can be used TO TARGET RESEARCH to fill the gaps in our knowledge. "Our review is limited because THERE ARE A SMALL NUMBER OF STUDIES IN THIS AREA and they primarily FOCUS ON HEALTHY YOUNG ADULTS, assessed at one point in time. FUTURE RESEARCH should EXPLORE the effects of the energy drink CONSTITUENTS we know less about, such as TAURINE, and consider LONG-TERM ASSESSMENTS across a broader range of the population to examine the EFFECTS OF ENERGY DRINK CONSUMPTION OVER TIME," she explains. "HOWEVER, we conclude that there is CURRENTLY ENOUGH EVIDENCE to suggest that the NEGATIVE HEALTH CONSEQUENCES of drinking energy drinks OUTWEIGH any potential SHORT-TERM BENEFITS." ₹₹₹₹₹₹₹₹₹₹₹₹₹₹₹₹₹₹₹₹₹₹₹₹₹₹₹₹₹₹₹₹₹₹₹₹₹₹₹₹₹₹₹₹₹ MORE INFORMATION: Laila Al-Shaar et al, Health Effects and Public Health Concerns of Energy Drink Consumption in the United States: A Mini-Review, Frontiers in Public Health (2017). DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2017.00225 _________________________________________ PROVIDED BY: Frontiers ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- IMAGE : CREDIT: CC0 Public Domain. *********************************+***********************************Dr. Puranjoy Saha12 Likes14 Answers
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