This World Hepatitis Day, stay safe and stay healthy!

In the years gone by, Hepatitis Virus has become a serious concern. Viral Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver caused due to a virus, toxic substances or other infections, and it is one of the leading causes of death globally, accounting for 1.34 million deaths per year.

According to WHO, India is one of the 11 countries which carry almost 50% of the global burden of chronic hepatitis. India has intermediate level of endemicity of hepatitis, with 2-3% of its population affected by the disease. Year by year, this number will keep rising, if left unchecked. So this World Hepatitis Day, let’s know more about this disease and take necessary precautions to prevent it.

Hepatitis is classified into five different categories, based on the viruses, namely – A, B, C, D, and E.

Hepatitis A & E

Caused by Hepatitis A (HAV) virus and Hepatitis E (HEV) viruses respectively, this spreads through the consumption of contaminated food and water.

Hepatitis B & C

Hepatitis B is caused by the HBV virus and is transmitted through infected blood or body fluids.

Hepatitis D

Hepatitis D (HDV) infections occur only in those people who are infected with HBV. The combination of both these viruses is extremely dangerous and has the worst outcomes.

As Hepatitis A & E are contagious viruses, this infection spreads easily in the monsoon season.The most serious complication of HPV is liver failure which may result into death. People suffering from Hepatitis A & E require treatment in a hospital and sometimes it results in dehydration and bleeding.

The symptoms for this disease does not occur until you are affected by the virus for a few weeks. The major symptoms of Hepatitis A is as follows: (Can be in a creative)

  • Fatigue
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abdominal pain or discomfort
  • Loss of appetite
  • Low-grade fever
  • Joint pain
  • Yellowing of the skin and eyes (Jaundice)

How to protect yourself from Hepatitis A?

  • Vaccination is the best way to prevent Hepatitis A.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly before eating food and after using the restroom.
  • Drink only purified or boiled water
  • Avoid roadside eateries

Hepatitis A is spread by the consumption of contaminated water. This health risk can be avoided by drinking pure, safe and healthy water with Dr. Aquaguard water purifiers. Bring home a water purifier, and protect your loved ones from the threat of Hepatitis. Book a home demo.

 

Why monsoon is a good time for you to deep clean your home!

Rainy season feels welcome, especially after the sweltering heat of May. Unfortunately, due to the increased amount of moisture, insects like mosquitoes, roaches, bedbugs, ants, etc. breed in this season. These insects carry harmful bacteria and viruses, spreading diseases like cold, dengue, malaria, chikungunya, etc. The number of dust mites also increases in the rains as humidity favours their growth. People who are sensitive to dust mite droppings suffer from allergic rhinitis, and asthma in extreme cases.
To keep away these harmful insects and germs, it is advisable to deep clean your home at least once a month during the rainy season.

What is deep cleaning?
Deep cleaning involves cleaning every area of your home thoroughly. It is recommended to deep clean your home at least thrice in a year to get rid of germs.

Steps to deep clean your home:
Tackling the problem areas

Cleaning the floors, walls, and ceilings can be problematic for some. When it comes to deep cleaning floor, it is advised to brush and scrub them thoroughly to remove stains. Follow it up by wiping the floors with a reliable disinfectant. Walls and ceilings can be cleaned by using a vacuum cleaner, a simple dust cloth, or a feather duster. Electrical appliances and furniture can be dusted with a dry cloth, and then wiped clean with a damp cloth. Dust patches on the mirrors or windows can be cleaned with a glass cleaner, which must be wiped off with a dry cloth.

Cleaning the floors, walls, and ceilings can be problematic for some. When it comes to deep cleaning floor, it is advised to brush and scrub them thoroughly to remove stains. Follow it up by wiping the floors with a reliable disinfectant. Walls and ceilings can be cleaned by using a vacuum cleaner, a simple dust cloth, or a feather duster. Electrical appliances and furniture can be dusted with a dry cloth, and then wiped clean with a damp cloth. Dust patches on the mirrors or windows can be cleaned with a glass cleaner, which must be wiped off with a dry cloth.

Targeting specific areas

Kitchen –
Kitchen harbours more germs and insects than any other section of your home. You must deep clean your kitchen at least once in two months. Take all the items out of the refrigerator, the kitchen cabinet, drawers, and shelves, then wipe and disinfect them. Next, thoroughly wipe the electrical appliances in your kitchen with a damp cloth. It is also advised to carefully brush and scrub the kitchen sink as well. You can use the Euroclean– WD X2, Dynomite or iClean Vacuum Cleaners to deep clean your kitchen.

Bathrooms –
The damp and enclosed environment of a bathroom makes it an ideal place for germs and other microorganisms to grow. You must thoroughly brush and scrub the floor tiles, wash basin, the bathtub, and other areas of your bathroom. Faucets and pipes must be cleaned with a brush. The cabinets, drawers, shelves in your bathroom need to be wiped clean and then disinfected. Also, don’t forget to clear and clean the drain holes of your bathroom as well. The Euroclean WDX2 Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner helps deep clean your bathroom with ease.

Sofas and Carpets –
Your sofas and carpets can be cleaned with the help of a brush or a vacuum cleaner. A fabric soda can be used to thoroughly clean them as well. Euroclean iClean, Dynomite, and Healthpro are perfect for thoroughly cleaning your carpets and sofas.

Euroclean Vacuum cleaners can help keep you and your family safe by deep cleaning and removing dust mites from your home.
While such a comprehensive cleaning routine sounds tedious and time-consuming, it can protect you and your family from harmful insects, germs and illnesses. Alternately, you can use Euroclean Vacuum cleaners to deep clean your home with ease.

Don’t let illness cloud over you this monsoon

Monsoon brings a lot of relief, especially after the scorching summer. As the intensity of rain picks up, nature explodes with greenery. While the season feels exciting, it also brings along a host of diseases, especially waterborne ones. These diseases are often caused by drinking contaminated water. In most cases, old, corroded pipelines carrying water make it dirty, and thus unfit for consumption. Another noteworthy factor that causes water pollution is the increased number of industries and factories. Their operations enhance waste materials and pollutants release in the water bodies.

A recent study by the United Nations has shown that over one lakh people in the country fall sick just by consuming contaminated water. Nearly one-third of India’s water is unsafe due to the presence of contaminants, fluoride, iron, salinity, and arsenic. Contaminants cause diseases such as cholera, typhoid, diarrhea, etc. Excessive fluoride, iron, salinity, and arsenic cause fluorosis, gastrointestinal upset, depletion of body fluids, and arsenicosis. While contamination is persistent through the year, its probability is higher during the monsoon.

Therefore, to ensure the intake of clean, safe and healthy water, it is important that we take effective measures during monsoon.

One way is by investing in a good water purifier, especially one that comes equipped with RO, UV and UF technologies. Such water purifiers eliminate micro-organisms, bacteria, viruses as well as dissolved salts and heavy metals from the water, making it healthy and safe.

To maintain and prolong the purity of water, it is also advisable to get your water purifier serviced on a regular basis. This will help in providing safe and healthy water for your loved ones.
So, this monsoon, make sure you invest in a good water purifier to safeguard your family’s health. To know more, book a free home demo today.