Click here to Struck by diabetes, my friend needs to take doses of insulin through injections everyday. This has given rise to a new kind of conflict or rather a war between us, between pain and health. While I have to force her to finally take the injection for the sake of her health, her struggle to face the pain and her fear of getting other additional diseases via the injection each time she visits the doctor raises some serious questions about the injection practices that are prevalent in India. These practices have turned the‘injection’- from the savior of lives to a ‘ harbinger of various diseases’.
Communicable diseases ranging from HIV to Hepatitis are on a rise in India. While there are other reasons as well, one of the major reasons is its transmission due to reuse of injections that takes away thousands of innocent lives. A probable solution to these unsafe injection practices is a revolution wherein every medical facility switches to single-use injections that break after using once thereby, ensuring complete safety.
Some of the unsafe injection practices that are still reported in the country include:
‘Memory’ is the most priced possession of human existence. Everything fades away, the happiness, the sadness, the struggles, the achievements, yet all one is left with at the end are bitter-sweet memories. What if these memories also fade away? All you would have is a body and a confused soul with no idea about your existence. This terrifying situation is indeed a reality that manifests itself in the form of a Disease-Alzheimer.
Alzheimer can be termed as ‘deadly’ in the sense that the damage it causes to the brain is irreversible as well as incurable. It not only destroys a person’s memory and their thinking ability but also handicaps them from performing daily tasks effectively. Its deep reaching impacts are not just limited to inflicting mental stress upon the person suffering from the disease but also reaches further by impacting the lives of the people associated
with the affected person.
The lack of awareness regarding the disease prevents people from getting it detected at an early stage. The symptoms include memory loss, forgetfulness, problems with vision, word finding etc. The impact of the disease are serious yet the awareness is minimal. For this reason, World Alzheimer’s Day is celebrated on 21 st September to celebrate memories because memories are worth fighting for!
The causes of Alzheimer ranges from a combination of genetic, lifestyle, and environmental factors. We must, therefore enjoy each moment and cherish each memory because this infinite gift of happiness may not stay with us as long as we live.