Thursday, March 29, 2012
Maka, saya yang seumpama semut berasa puas kerana ungkapan tahniah dari saya juga dipandang beliau. Dan dengan ini, menambahkan minat saya untuk terus menyelusuri setiap tulisan beliau. Serta begitu mengkagumkan saya akan sikap yang ada dalam diri beliau.
Saya kira kalau sesetengah personaliti lain, yang sibuk dengan tugasan kewartawanan dan berblogger, mungkin sekadar membaca sekali lalu dan hanya mengucapkan terima kasih di dalam hati saja.
Namun tidak kepada wartawan/blogger mso. Sesibuk mana pun beliau, kesempatan masih dikorek untuk balas mail sebagai tanda penghargaankepada si Pengucap tahniah.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Bila dinyatakan tujuan sebenar dan menolak pemberian tersebut, pemilik kedai tetiba mengeluarkan gelak kecil.
Tersinggung dengan telatah pemilik kedai, pasangan tadi keluar tanpa meneruskan hajat.
***Apakah reaksi spontan imosi kenkawan jika mengalami situasi di atas? Happy? Berbangga? Atau terhina?
Kenapalah susah sangat sesetengah masyarakat normal nak menerima yang komuniti kekurangan juga punya perasaan dan kehidupan seperti mereka?
Mudah-mudahan dengan tertenggeknya blog ini di alam maya, sekurang-kurangnya dapat membuka mata masyarakat normal, bahwa kami insan kekurangan juga menjalani kehidupan normal seperti kalian.
Bekerjaya, berkeluarga, dan punya cita-cita ingin bahagia dunia dan akhirat. Komuniti kami, seperti juga masyarakat normal punya berbagai rencah serta ragam pemikiran dan sikap.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Mouth ulcers are painful round or oval sores that form in the mouth, often on the inside of the cheeks.
Although mouth ulcers can be uncomfortable, especially when you eat, drink or brush your teeth, they are harmless.
Most mouth ulcers clear up by themselves within a couple of weeks. You only need to see a doctor if the ulcer gets worse or lasts for longer than three weeks.
Read more about the symptoms of mouth ulcers.
How common are mouth ulcers?
Mouth ulcers, which are also known as apthous ulcers, are very common. Most people will have at least one during their lifetime. They're particularly common in women and young adults.
Mouth ulcers can't be passed from person to person. For example, you cannot get an ulcer from kissing someone or from sharing drinking glasses or cutlery.
Recurrent mouth ulcers
Most people only have mouth ulcers occasionally. However, some people find they keep coming back. These are called recurrent mouth ulcers.
In the UK, one in five adults and about 5-10% of children suffer from recurrent mouth ulcers.
Recurrent mouth ulcers are often different from those that cause single ulcers. See the causes of mouth ulcers for more information.
How to treat mouth ulcers
Mouth ulcers usually get better by themselves, but there are some self help measures and medications that can be useful for troublesome ulcers.
Read more about the treatment of mouth ulcers.
One way to prevent getting mouth ulcers in the first place is to make sure you look after your teeth and gums. Find out more about how to look after your dental health and other ways to prevent mouth ulcers.
What type of mouth ulcer is it?
There are three main types of mouth ulcer:
• Minor ulcers are the most common. They are small (2-8mm in diameter) and usually heal naturally, within 10-14 days.
• Major ulcers are deeper and larger than minor ulcers, and usually have a raised or irregular border. They take several weeks to heal and can cause scarring.
• Herpetiform ulcers form as multiple (between 5 and 100) pinhead-sized sores. They often fuse together to form larger, irregular shaped sores, which are very painful.
Symptoms of mouth ulcers
You can easily tell if you have a mouth ulcer by its appearance. A mouth ulcer is:
• round or oval in shape
• white, red, yellow or grey in colour
• inflamed around the edge
Most mouth ulcers appear on:
• the inside of the lips
• the inside of the cheeks
• the floor of the mouth
• the under surface of the tongue
It's rare to get a mouth ulcer on the roof of your mouth.
Most mouth ulcers heal within 10 to 14 days, although they may last for several weeks in more severe cases.
When to see your GP
Visit your GP if you have a mouth ulcer that:
• gets progressively more painful and inflamed
• lasts for more than three weeks
Also visit your GP if you develop an ulcer somewhere else on your body, such as your genitals.
Read more about the diagnosis of mouth ulcer.
Ouch - it's a mouth ulcer
A mouth ulcer can be surprisingly painful and uncomfortable, particularly when you're eating, drinking or brushing your teeth.
Causes of mouth ulcers
Mouth ulcers aren't usually infectious, which means they can't be passed from person to person.
So, you won't get a mouth ulcer from kissing someone with one, or by sharing drinking glasses or cutlery with them.
Most minor, single mouth ulcers are caused by damage to the mouth, for example by accidentally biting the inside of your cheek while you are eating, by using a toothbrush incorrectly, or from a sharp tooth, food or filling.
Other causes of more troublesome mouth ulcers or ones that keep coming back include:
Stress and anxiety
Some people find they develop mouth ulcers during times of stress or when they're feeling particularly anxious.
Some women develop mouth ulcers during their period.
Around 40% of people who have recurrent mouth ulcers report that it runs in their family.
Eating certain foods can increase your likelihood of mouth ulcers. Culprit foods include:
• wheat flour
When you first stop smoking, you may find that you develop mouth ulcers. This is a normal reaction. Your body is dealing with the change in chemicals in your body.
After giving up smoking, any increase in mouth ulcers will be temporary, so don't let it put you off stopping smoking. The long-term health benefits of not smoking are far greater than the short-term discomfort of mouth ulcers.
If you have mouth ulcers that keep returning, they may be caused by an underlying medical condition such as:
• Vitamin B12 deficiency: a lack of vitamin B12 can cause tiredness, shortness of breath and mouth ulcers.
• Iron deficiency: if your diet is lacking in iron, your red blood cells are unable to carry as much oxygen. This can make you feel tired, lacking energy and dizzy. Sometimes, an iron deficiency can also cause mouth ulcers.
• Coeliac disease is caused by intolerance to a protein called gluten, which is found in wheat, rye and barley. The condition causes the small intestine to become inflamed. Mouth ulcers are also a common symptom of coeliac disease.
• Crohn's disease is a condition that causes inflammation of the gut, leading to ulcers developing in both your stomach and mouth.
• Reactive arthritis is a reaction to another infection within your body. It can cause inflammation, which sometimes spreads to your mouth.
• Immunodeficiency: any condition, such as HIV or lupus, that attacks or suppresses the body's immune system can cause you to develop mouth ulcers.
Occasionally, mouth ulcers are caused by a reaction to a medicine that you are taking. Some of the medicines that can cause mouth ulcers include:
• Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen and aspirin.
• Nicorandil, a medicine which is sometimes used to treat angina.
• Beta-blockers, which are used to treat a variety of conditions that affect the heart and blood flow, such as angina, heart failure, high blood pressure and abnormal heart rhythms.
You may notice that you start to get mouth ulcers when you begin taking the medicine, or when you increase the dosage.
Speak to your GP if you think your medication is causing your mouth ulcers. You may be able to take an alternative medication.
Less common causes
There are also a number of other, less common causes of mouth ulcers.
• Herpes simplex infection:. Herpes simplex is a highly contagious virus, also known as the cold sore virus, which can cause cold sores on the mouth and the genitals.
• Skin conditions, such as lichen planus and angina bullosa haemorrhagica
• Gastrointestinal disease: for example, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.
• Sore throat
• Hand, foot and mouth disease
Now read about how to treat mouth ulcers.
Diagnosing mouth ulcers
If you have a mild mouth ulcer, there is no need for you to have a formal diagnosis from your GP.
You only need to visit your GP if you have a mouth ulcer that is very painful, has lasted for more than three weeks, or if you are getting mouth ulcers regularly.
What the GP will do
In these instances, your GP will probably look inside your mouth to examine your mouth ulcer. They will also look at your medical history to help them work out what is causing your ulcer.
If you have mouth ulcers that keep coming back, your GP may ask you a series of questions to help work out whether your mouth ulcers have an underlying cause. For example, you may be asked about:
• how often you get mouth ulcers
• how long your ulcers last for
• how severe the pain is
• what treatments you have used - either prescribed or over the counter
If your GP is unsure about the diagnosis, they might want to rule out any conditions that could be causing your ulcers to keep coming back. You may be referred you for a series of blood tests such as:
• Full blood count (FBC). This is a common type of blood test that indicates the state of your general health. It shows whether there is an infection in your body, and will also indicate whether you have been exposed to any toxic substances.
• Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR). This test shows whether there is inflammation in your body. If there is, your GP can conduct further tests to help find out what condition may be causing it.
• Ferritin. This test measures how much iron is being stored in your body. A lack of iron in your body can cause mouth ulcers.
• Vitamin B12. This test checks whether you have enough vitamin B12 in your body. A lack of vitamin B12 can also cause mouth ulcers.
Seeing a specialist
If you have had a severe mouth ulcer for more than three weeks, your GP may refer you to a hospital specialist.
You may also be referred if your mouth ulcer looks abnormal, for example if you have large red and white patches in your mouth, which often bleed and are painful.
You may require a biopsy - a procedure in which a small tissue sample is taken from your mouth for further examination.
Is it mouth cancer?
This is because sometimes a severe, long-lasting mouth ulcer can be a sign of mouth cancer. About 80% of people with mouth cancer have a long-lasting mouth ulcer that does not heal.
Ulcers caused by mouth cancer usually appear on or under the tongue, although they can appear elsewhere in the mouth.
You are more at risk of developing mouth cancer if you are:
• over 45 years old
• a heavy smoker
• a heavy alcohol drinker
If mouth cancer is detected early, the chances of a complete recovery are good. This is why it is always important to have regular check-ups with your dentist. They can carry out a thorough assessment of your teeth and mouth, and will be able to spot any possible signs of mouth cancer.
Now, read about how mouth ulcers are treated.
Treating mouth ulcers
Most mouth ulcers do not require specific treatment. They usually heal naturally without if they are:
• do not interfere with your daily activities, such as eating
If you have a mild mouth ulcer, there are some steps you can take yourself to help your ulcer to heal more quickly. You should:
• use a soft toothbrush when brushing your teeth
• avoid eating hard foods, such as toast, and stick to soft foods that are easier to chew
• avoid eating foods that have triggered an ulcer in the past. You can read about foods that are known to trigger mouth ulcers here.
• reduce your stress levels by doing an activity that you find relaxing, such as yoga, meditation or exercise
If your ulcer has a specific cause, such as a sharp tooth cutting the inside of your cheek, it will usually heal naturally once the cause has been treated. If you suspect that a sharp tooth has caused an ulcer, visit your dentist so that they can repair it.
If your ulcer is painful, your GP can prescribe a medication to help ease your symptoms.
You can also buy mouth ulcer medicines over the counter without a prescription at your local pharmacy.
Speak to your pharmacist about which medicine would be most suitable for you. Some mouth ulcer gels are not suitable for children under 16.
You can find your local pharmacist here.
These are the main types of medicines used to treat mouth ulcers:
Antimicrobial mouthwash helps to kill bacteria, viruses or fungi that may cause a mouth infection if you're unable to brush your teeth properly.
Chlorhexidine gluconate is the most commonly prescribed mouthwash. You normally have to use it twice a day.
After using chorhexidine gluconate, you may notice that your teeth are covered in a brown stain. This staining is not permanent, and your teeth should return to their normal colour once you finish the treatment.
The best way to prevent staining is to brush your teeth before using chorhexidine gluconate mouthwash. However, after brushing your teeth make sure that you thoroughly rinse your mouth out with water before using the mouthwash.
Chorhexidine gluconate mouthwash should not be used by infants under two years old.
A corticosteroid is a type of medicine that reduce inflammation.
Mouth ulcer medications contain a low dose of corticosteroid to make the ulcer less painful. It's best to start using corticosteroid medication as soon as a mouth ulcer develops.
Hydrocortisone is the most commonly prescribed corticosteroid. It comes as a lozenge, which slowly dissolves in your mouth. You usually have to take a lozenge four times a day.
Children under 12 years old should see a GP before starting this treatment.
If your mouth ulcer is very painful, your GP may prescribe a painkiller that you can apply directly to your ulcer.
Your GP will usually prescribe benzydamine, which can either be taken as a mouthwash or a spray. You will not be able to use benzydamine for more than seven days in a row.
The mouthwash form of benzydamine may sting when you first use it, but this should lessen as you continue to use it. However, if the stinging persists, contact your pharmacist or GP.
You may also find that your mouth feels numb when you first use the mouthwash. This is normal and the feeling will soon return to your mouth.
If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or trying to get pregnant, tell your GP or pharmacist before taking benzydamine mouthwash.
Although all these treatments reduce swelling and discomfort in mouth ulcers that are already present, they won't prevent you developing new mouth ulcers in future.
Read more about how to prevent mouth ulcers.
Complications of mouth ulcers
Mouth ulcers rarely cause any complications. They usually heal naturally. Those that don't can usually be treated with medication.
A mouth ulcer may indicate an underlying health condition, but the ulcer itself will not be the cause of any illness.
The only complication mouth ulcers can cause is a bacterial infection. However, this is very rare.
In some cases, an infected ulcer can cause the bacteria to spread to other areas of your mouth, such as your teeth. If your ulcer becomes infected, you might need treatment with antibiotics.
Now, read about how to prevent mouth ulcers.
Preventing mouth ulcers
You can prevent mouth ulcers by looking after yourself generally and taking extra care of your teeth and gums.
To prevent getting mouth ulcers, try to avoid becoming run down. You can do this by eating a healthy, balanced diet, exercising regularly and learning how to manage stress.
Read our easy-to-read articles on how to get fitter and how to eat a healthier diet.
If you're prone to getting recurrent ulcers, try to avoid damaging the inside of your mouth by using a softer toothbrush. Also avoid eating hard, brittle or sharp-edged foods.
Read this article on how best to brush your teeth.
Good dental hygiene
Another way to prevent getting mouth ulcers is to make sure that your teeth are healthy. The best way to do this is to have regular check-ups at your dentist.
Your dentist can tell you how often you should have a check-up appointment. Depending on your oral health, the length of time before your next check-up could be as short as three months or as long as two years. The better your oral health, the less you will need to visit your dentist.
Regular dental check-ups will also reduce the risk of you getting mouth ulcers as a result of sharp edged teeth or fillings damaging your mouth.
Read about how to find an NHS dentist.
Read more about the causes of mouth ulcers.
Monday, March 19, 2012
The greatest exponent of monounsaturated fat is olive oil, and it is prime component of the Mediterranean Diet. Olive oil is a natural
juice which preserves the taste, aroma, vitamins and properties of
the olive fruit. Olive oil is the only vegetable oil that can be
consumed as it is - freshly pressed from the fruit.
The beneficial health effects of olive oil are due to both its high
content of monounsaturated fatty acids and its high content of
antioxidative substances. Studies have shown that olive oil offers
protection against heart disease by controlling LDL ("bad") cholesterol
levels while raising HDL (the "good" cholesterol) levels. (1-3) No other
naturally produced oil has as large an amount of monounsaturated as olive
oil -mainly oleic acid.
Olive oil is very well tolerated by the stomach. In fact, olive oil's
protective function has a beneficial effect on ulcers and gastritis. Olive
oil activates the secretion of bile and pancreatic hormones much more
naturally than prescribed drugs. Consequently, it lowers the incidence of
Olive oil and heart disease
Studies have shown that people who consumed 25 milliliters (mL) - about 2
tablespoons - of virgin olive oil daily for 1 week showed less oxidation
of LDL cholesterol and higher levels of antioxidant compounds,
particularly phenols, in the blood.(4)
But while all types of olive oil are sources of monounsaturated fat, EXTRA
VIRGIN olive oil, from the first pressing of the olives, contains higher
levels of antioxidants, particularly vitamin E and phenols, because it is
Olive oil is clearly one of the good oils, one of the healing fats. Most
people do quite well with it since it does not upset the critical omega 6
to omega 3 ratio and most of the fatty acids in olive oil are actually an
omega-9 oil which is monounsaturated.
Olive oil and colon cancer
Spanish researchers suggest that including olive oil in your diet
may also offer benefits in terms of colon cancer prevention (5).
Their study results showed that rats fed diet supplemented with
olive oil had a lower risk of colon cancer than those fed safflower
oil-supplemented diets. In fact, the rats that received olive oil
had colon cancer rates almost as low as those fed fish oil, which
several studies have already linked to a reduction in colon cancer
Types of olive oil
Generally, olive oil is extracted by pressing or crushing olives. Olive
oil comes in different varieties, depending on the amount of processing
involved. Varieties include:
Extra virgin - considered the best, least processed, comprising the
oil from the first pressing of the olives.
Virgin - from the second pressing.
Pure - undergoes some processing, such as filtering and refining.
Extra light - undergoes considerable processing and only retains a
very mild olive flavour.
When buying olive oil you will want to obtain a high quality EXTRA VIRGIN
oil. The oil that comes from the first "pressing" of the olive, is
extracted without using heat (a cold press) or chemicals, and has no "off"
flavors is awarded "extra virgin" status. The less the olive oil is
handled, the closer to its natural state, the better the oil. If the olive
oil meets all the criteria, it can be designated as "extra virgin".
What is pure and light olive oil? "Pure" olive oil is made by adding a
little extra virgin olive oil to refined olive oil. It is a lesser grade
oil that is also labeled as just "olive oil" in the U.S.
"Light" olive oil is a marketing concept and not a classification of olive
oil grades. It is completely unregulated by any certification
organizations and therefore has no real precedent to what its content
should be. Sometimes, the olive oil is cut with other vegetable oils.
How to care for your olive oil
Resist the temptation to place your beautiful bottle of olive oil on the
windowsill. Light and heat are the #1 enemy of oil. Keep olive oil in a
cool and dark place, tightly sealed. Oxygen promotes rancidity. Olive oil
is like other oils and can easily go rancid when exposed to air, light or
You can of course buy extra virgin olive oil in any grocery store. A good
source on the internet for extra virgin olive oil is here.
Olive oil versus canola oil
Do not fall into the hype which is put out by traditional medicine
regarding the promotion of canola oil (rapeseed) as superior due to its
concentration of monounsaturated fatty acids. Olive oil is far superior
and has been around for thousands of years. Canola oil is a relatively
recent development and the original crops were unfit for human consumption
due to their high content of a dangerous fatty acid called euric acid.
If the taste of olive oil is a problem, or if you are frying or sautéing
food, then you should consider coconut oil. Many nutritionally misinformed
people would consider this unwise due to coconut oil's nearly exclusive
content of saturated fat. However, this is just not the case. Because it
has mostly saturated fat, it is much less dangerous to heat. The heat will
not tend to cause the oil to transition into dangerous trans fatty acids.
Friday, March 9, 2012
Kenapa? Mana tidaknya, setiap hari, ada saja sampah yang disumbatkan ke dalam mulut sungai oleh penghuni rumah yang tinggal berhampiran dengannya.
Lama kelamaan, mual dan boncitlah perut sungai, lalu, mahu tidak mahu terpaksa sang sungai memuntahkan isinya untuk menunjukkan kemarahan, jua sebagai pengajaran kepada warganya.
Tapi biasalah, setiap apa yang berlaku tu, segelintir saja yang mengambilnya sebagai pengajaran. Yang selebihnya, akan menuding jari kepada orang lain.
Bersamalah kita menjaga kebersihan perut sungai dan alam sekitar. sesungguhnya, bukan kita saja penghuni di bumi Allah ni.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Allah is a greatest,
Allah is a greatest,
Allah is the king of the erth,
The power is in your hand Allah
Bite-bite di atas adalah cetusan minda Haikal.
Apabila mendengar apa yang diucapkan oleh Haikal, terbit rasa bangga. Bangga kerana dia sudah tahu mengkagumi kebesaran dan kekuasaan Yang Maha Pencipta. Dan sekaligus dapat melahirkan secara zahir,apa yang tersimpan dalam hati dan sanubarinya.
“Tahniah anakku.. moga kau terus membelai rasa kagum dan cintamu terhadap Allah. Dan sekurang-kurangnya, rasa itu akan dapat memelihara dirimu dari melakukan kemungkaran di atas bumi ini.”
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Kalau 2 tahun lalu ibu mertuaku tersenyum bahagia kerana menyambut cucu menantu pertama, sementara semalam, tepat jam 6.00 petang, sekali lagi senyumnya mekar berganda, kerna pasangan di atas telah mengurniakan title Onyang kepadanya.
Bila mertuaku mendapat title Onyang, maka sekaligus title kami anak menantu juga naik taraf.
Ah, sudah terlalu hampir aku akan pintu kematian.
Apa-apa pun, tahniah untuk Along Wen dan Mas, dari makcik dan pakcik. Mudah-mudahan keluarga kalian terus berkembang dalam rahmat Allah, Inshaallah.