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Health & Views January 3rd issue 2021 – By Dr Harold Gunatillake

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Will Vaccination hesitancy be a barrier to full population inoculation against COVID-19-by Dr Harold Gunatillake

Harold Gunatillake

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Transcript:
Global number of COVID-19 cases is currently at over 95 million, and it can be difficult to remain optimistic that we will see the end of the pandemic anytime soon.
Will the growing hesitancy among people for the vaccines worsen the situation of the ongoing pandemic?
People are in a quandary asking the question, if I want to be inoculated which vaccine is safe and immunity lasting?
Furthermore, can currently authorized vaccines protect against newly emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants?
We need to talk about the variants on another day.

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If you have diabetes type 2, should know?- by Dr Harold Gunatillake

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There is more than one way you could bring down blood sugar level to normal range (fasting 90-110 mg), if you have diabetes.
Early stages, your doctor will refer you to a dietician for advice on dietetic management. This early stage (pre-diabetic phase) diet and exercise alone will help to control the disease and possibly even reverse.
Being having a genetic factor for diabetes or family history, you may need to continue both exercise and strict low GI foods discipline long term.

When you are a full blown diabetic due to neglect during the early phase, your doctor will put you on medication to bring down your blood sugar level with food restrictions. Medication alone can control the blood sugar level but may not be able to reverse the diabetic situation unless the insulin resistance is reduced. In short, you need to take medication right through life, as most do.

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Know your COVID-19 vaccine before you roll up your sleeves?-By Dr Harold Gunatillake

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Australia will start giving the vaccine by mid-late February starting with the vulnerable people.
Are you prepared to have the vaccine when it comes to your turn. This talk may help you to decide
whether to have the jab or not.
Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe when it has not undergone adequate testing?
The US. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA) for COVID-19 vaccines, in many countries, and so far, it is supposed to be safe, from large clinical trials, except for minor side effects and reactions lasting for a few days in a very few.
In order, for the authorization to be granted, the vaccine manufacturers need to follow-up for at least two months after the trial emergency vaccination, and the vaccine must be proved safe and effective in  the respective population vaccinated.
Dozens of coronavirus vaccines have entered the clinical trials during 2020, and now a handful have been authorized to the public while the developers continue collecting data on their safety and efficacy. In a few months, it is hoped that all these vaccines would have met with all the necessary criteria and the jabs will start with more confidence.
Australia could start vaccinating vulnerable groups of the population next month, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has revealed, saying approvals for the Pfizer vaccine were hoped to be finalized by the end of January.
He hopes to vaccinate 80,000 people each week to begin with, and for that to build over the 4 to 6 weeks

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Health & Views January 2nd issue 2021 – By Dr Harold Gunatillake

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Is it Tea or Coffee, you prefer?-By Dr Harold Gunatillake

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Transcript:
Let us talk on the subject.
All of us drink either both or one preferred beverage daily.
Let us talk about what benefits they give us, and harm they can cause.
According to Tea Association of the US, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world and sorry to say it is not your cup of Jo.
It is the only beverage that can be served hot or cold, and perfect for any occasion. On any given day, over 159 million Americans are sipping on some form of tea. Before that let us find the historical story about the discovery of tea. According to Chinese legend, the history of tea began in 2737 B.C.E. when the Emperor Shen Nong, a skilled ruler and scientist, accidentally discovered tea. While boiling water in the garden, a leaf from an overhanging wild tea tree drifted into his pot. Historical records also reveal that tea originated in the Yunnan region during the Shang dynasty as a medicinal drink. An early credible record of tea drinking dates to the 3rd century AD, in a medical text written by Hua Tuo. Drinking tea became popular in Britain during the 17th century. The British introduced tea production, as well as tea consumption, to India and Sri Lanka, to compete with the Chinesemonopoly on tea.
During the Sui dynasty in China, tea was introduced to Japan by Buddhist monks. Tea use spread during the 6th century AD. Tea became a drink of the religious classes in Japan when Japanese priests and envoys, sent to China to learn about its culture, brought tea to Japan. Ancient recordings indicate the first batch of tea seeds were brought by a priest named Saichō in 805 and then by another named Kūkai in 806. It became a drink of the royal classes when Emperor Saga encouraged the growth of tea plants. Seeds were imported from China, and
cultivation in Japan began.

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What does extra salt do to your body- the planet’s tastiest mineral?-By Dr Harold Gunatillake

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Transcript: During the migration in evolution from the sea to the land, we brought sea salt with us in our evolutionary phase.
Human body contains many salts of which sodium chloride or table salt is the major one, making around 0.4 per cent of the body’s weight a concentration pretty well equivalent to that in seawater.
So, a 50kg person would contain around 200g of sodium chloride, and that is 40 teaspoons.
Sodium is a mineral your body cells need to work normally. It helps efficient function of nerves and muscles.
Salt is essential to health. We can’t survive without it.Your body can’t make it, and your cells needs it for proper function, help muscles and nerve function and keep the body cells hydrated.
New dietary guidelines came out with an upper limit of the recommendations is to consume 2300mg of sodium daily equivalent to one teaspoon. Our body needs only 500mg to carry out body functions like muscle contractions and nerve transmissions.
We lose sodium through sweat and urine. If this is not replenished you might feel light headed and dizzy.
It also helps to keep the right balance of fluids in your body, with the help of proper functioning kidneys.
If you suffer from chronic kidney failure, or end-stage renal disease it will be hard for your body to balance your fluid volume with the right amount of sodium and keep the right balance.
With kidney disease, your kidneys struggle to filter out the extra sodium, causing your blood pressure to go up.
High blood pressure can damage your blood vessels, heart and brain.

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Health & Views January 1st issue 2021 – By Dr Harold Gunatillake

Harold Gunatillake

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Before the jab know how it works-By Dr Harold Gunatillake

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Transcript: At last, a vaccine is on trial and launched as emergency vaccination drive in the UK, US, and the European Union, to eradicate the pandemic that has crippled economies and claimed more than 17 million lives worldwide.

We all should be proud and above all confident that we can overcome this pandemic as the mRNA vaccine will pave the way out of this crisis.

As fast and efficiently the mRNA vaccine being tried in many developed countries, will it have the same efficacy against the new fast-spreading variant of the virus detected in the UK?

Viruses mutate all the time, including the novel coronavirus that’s caused the global pandemic. The mutation known as the B,11,7 lineage may be up to 70 per cent more infectious and more of a concern for children.

This variant was first seen in Kent and Greater London in the third week of September has since spread to other locations in the UK

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High Blood Pressure and Stroke-by Dr Harold Gunatillake

Harold Gunatillake

Website:www.Doctorharold.com

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Yes, most strokes are preventable.

Unchecked high blood pressure is the most common and important known risk factor for stroke, heart attacks and kidney failure, loss of eyesight and even Alzheimer’s disease.

You can effectively and successfully lower your blood pressure and prevent the above episodes by checking your blood pressure at home.

Increase blood pressure due to extra forceful pumping of the heart, really the left ventricle, cause intense pressure on the walls of your arteries. This high blood pressure causes damage or injury to the inner lining of the arteries, which progresses to a condition called atherosclerotic plaques.

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