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OPTIMIZING 5-MTHF SUPPLEMENTATION IN HEMODIALYSIS, ENHANCING TREATMENT EFFICACY AND PATIENT HEALTH

The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs, each about the size of a fist. They are located just below the rib cage, one on each side of your spine. Healthy kidneys filter about a half cup of blood every minute, removing wastes and extra water to make urine. The urine flows from the kidneys to the bladder through two thin tubes of muscle called ureters, one on each side of your bladder. Your bladder stores urine.

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THE HIDDEN CRISIS: ADDRESSING STUNTING IN NEWBORN FOR BETTER DEVELOPMENT

Child growth is an internationally accepted outcome reflecting child nutritional status. Stunting is when children under five years old (toddlers) have a length or height less than their age – the condition by a length or height of more than minus two standard deviation of WHO’s median child growth standard. Stunting is irreversible due to inadequate nutrition and repeated infections during the first 1000 days of child’s life. Childhood stunting is one of the most significant barriers to human development and globally affects an estimated 162 million children under five. Stunting has long-term association on individuals and society, including decreased cognitive and physical development, reduced productive capacity and poor health.

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PROTECTING FUTURE GENERATIONS, PREVENTING STUNTING IN THE WOMB

Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world and also has strategic geographic location, with abundant natural resources. The development of Indonesia’s human resources (HR) is a part of the process and goal in Indonesia’s national development. The young generation as the nation’s successor must be healthy, intelligent, creative, and productive. If children are born healthy, grow well and are supported by quality education, they will become a generation that supports the success of national development. Conversely, if children are born and grow up in a situation of chronic malnutrition, they will experience stunting. Decreasing malnutrition is a challenge for many countries, mainly developing countries. In Indonesia, malnutrition remains a significant problem among children under five years old.

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MICRONUTRIENTS FOR FETAL REPROGRAMMING

For many years, adult lifestyle factors have been believed to be the primary cause of major health problems. Obesity, heart disease and diabetes are known to stem from a sedentary lifestyle associated with a fat- and salt-rich diet is a risk factor for this chronic disease.

British epidemiologist, Dr. David Barker’s keen observations have been popularized as the “Barker hypothesis” or “Fetal Origins of Adult Disease” (FOAD). The critical period coincides with the timing of rapid cell differentiation. Essentially, programming refers to the process of sustaining or affecting a stimulus or impairment that occurs at a crucial point in its development.

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THE BENEFIT OF ACTIVE FOLATE (5-MTHF) IN FERTILITY FOR MAN AND WOMAN

Majority of the world have strong cultural beliefs that children increase the well-being of parents, and especially women, and these beliefs have bolstered norm about the desirability of having children. Parenthood changes lives in both positive and negative ways, many of them unexpected by the parents themselves. Having a child deepens joy, strengthens social ties with family and friends (Gallagher and Gerstel 2001; Umberson and Gove 1989), and creates new roles for adults that carry rights, responsibilities, and a sense of adulthood (Sieber 1974; Hoffman and Manis 1979).

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KEEP YOUR HEALTHY EYES

Technology has provided several advantages, like has made work easier for people, it has saved time, energy and also automated mundane or boring work, minimizing human intervention. However, the flip side technology has also resulted unhealthy lifestyle.

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THE NEXT LEVEL OF ANTIANEMIA

Approximately 25% of people worldwide have anemia. Anemia occurs when you have a decreased level of hemoglobin in your red blood cells (RBCs). Hemoglobin is the protein in your RBCs that is responsible for carrying oxygen to your tissues.

 

Iron deficiency anemia is the most common type of anemia, and it occurs when your body doesn’t have enough of the mineral iron. Your body needs iron to make hemoglobin. When there isn’t enough iron in your blood stream, the rest of your body can’t get the amount of oxygen it needs. In women of childbearing age, the most common cause of iron deficiency anemia is a loss of iron in the blood due to heavy menstruation or pregnancy. A poor diet or certain intestinal diseases that affect how the body absorbs iron can also cause iron deficiency anemia.

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ANTIOXIDANT FOR MALE INFERTILITY

People who were raised in a positive home environment with a stable family want to create that life with their significant each other. They want to create a family that is full of joy and love where they can be affectionate towards their children. They find joy in knowing that their child will bear their last name and keep the family going. A stable family gives and shows love and appreciation for those who belong to it. But it doesn’t mean there are no obstacles for parents to having children, and the most common problem is infertility in woman or man.

Infertility is a medical condition that can cause psychological, physical, mental, spiritual, and medical detriments to the patients. The unique quality of this medical condition involves affecting both the patient and patient’s partner as a couple. Infertility is a multidimensional problem with social, economic and cultural implications, which can take threatening proportions in countries with strong demographic problems. Studies suggest that after 1 year of having unprotected sex, 15% of couples are unable to conceive, and after 2 years, 10% couples still have not had a successful pregnancy. In couples younger than age 30 who are generally healthy, 20% to 37% are able to conceive in the first 3 months.

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LET US MAINTAIN YOUR GUT HEALTH

The human intestinal microbiota is made up of trillions of microorganisms, most of which are of bacterial origin that are considered to be non-pathogenic. The microbiota functions in tandem with the host’s defenses and the immune system to protect against pathogen colonization and invasion. It also performs an essential metabolic function, acting as a source of essential nutrients and vitamins, and aiding in the extraction of energy and nutrients, such as short-chain fatty acids (SCFA) and amino acids, from food. Ultimately, the host depends on its intestinal microbiota for a number of vital functions and thus the intestinal microbiota may contribute to health.

 

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HEALTHY KIDS, HEALTHY PEOPLE

In the emerging country, food intake of young children is often insufficient for growth. Macronutrients and micronutrients are necessary for the growth and development of children; children are at increased need for nutrients. Poor appetite may also be a result of nutritional deficiencies, and therefore, it can be both a cause and a consequence of malnutrition. On the other hand, because of conditions like infections they are at a higher risk for loss of appetite. Children with low appetite usually do not get sufficient amounts of nutrients, and as a result, may encounter growth failure, a condition that can seriously affect their current health and future well-being. Therefore, administration of multiple micronutrients may be advantageous in cases of growth failure and poor appetite.

 

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