Sunday, October 11, 2015

Spina Bifida Care

It occurs during the first month of pregnancy and studies show that more than 100,000 new cases of Spina bifida occur annually in sub-Saharan Africa. In Kenya, three babies out of 10,000 born alive are born with Spina bifida. The condition is permanently disabling and a poor community attitude casts a dark shadow upon the lives of those living with it with some societies going as far as terming such children as 'useless'. This is mostly due to ignorance of the condition, where parents have no access to information on how to care for such children or do not know where such care facilities can be found. Spina bifida poses nutritional risks to a child which, if not well taken care of, endanger the child's health and interfere with his or her quality of life.
Spina bifida Care

The most common nutrition-related issues include obesity, constipation, pressure sores and osteoporosis, all brought about by limited movement, lower metabolic rate - or lower calorie burning rate, as well as lack of information on proper feeding. A parent needs to give meals and snacks at set times, and introduce the child to healthier options for snacks as soon as they start to eat solid food. This will help to avoid too snacking on high -alorie foods, which bring about unhealthy weight. Regular physical exercise will also help to burn calories, build lean muscle mass and jump start metabolism, all of which will help maintain a healthy weight.

1 comment:

Emilio Fernandez said...

Good morning, how are you?

My name is Emilio, I am a Spanish boy and I live in a town near to Madrid. I am a very interested person in knowing things so different as the culture, the way of life of the inhabitants of our planet, the fauna, the flora, and the landscapes of all the countries of the world etc. in summary, I am a person that enjoys traveling, learning and respecting people's diversity from all over the world.

I would love to travel and meet in person all the aspects above mentioned, but unfortunately as this is very expensive and my purchasing power is quite small, so I devised a way to travel with the imagination in every corner of our planet. A few years ago I started a collection of used stamps because through them, you can see pictures about fauna, flora, monuments, landscapes etc. from all the countries. As every day is more and more difficult to get stamps, some years ago I started a new collection in order to get traditional letters addressed to me in which my goal was to get at least 1 letter from each country in the world. This modest goal is feasible to reach in the most part of countries, but unfortunately, it is impossible to achieve in other various territories for several reasons, either because they are very small countries with very few population, either because they are countries at war, either because they are countries with extreme poverty or because for whatever reason the postal system is not functioning properly.

For all this, I would ask you one small favor:
Would you be so kind as to send me a letter by traditional mail from Kenya? I understand perfectly that you think that your blog is not the appropriate place to ask this, and even, is very probably that you ignore my letter, but I would call your attention to the difficulty involved in getting a letter from that country, and also I don’t know anyone neither where to write in Kenya in order to increase my collection. a letter for me is like a little souvenir, like if I have had visited that territory with my imagination and at same time, the arrival of the letters from a country is a sign of peace and normality and an original way to promote a country in the world. My postal address is the following one:

Emilio Fernandez Esteban
Avenida Juan de la Cierva, 44
28902 Getafe (Madrid)

If you wish, you can visit my blog where you can see the pictures of all the letters that I have received from whole World.

Finally, I would like to thank the attention given to this letter, and whether you can help me or not, I send my best wishes for peace, health and happiness for you, your family and all your dear beings.

Yours Sincerely

Emilio Fernandez