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G6PD deficiency is a very common human enzyme genetic disorder. This condition is present in over 10% of African American males; 20% in Thai people and 20% in Indians. Yet most doctors do not routinely screen the disproportionately affected groups for this condition. Living with this deficiency may cause anemia and a host of other chronic and acute health problems like back pain, exhaustion, cardiac problems, diabetes and more. Doctors then treat these diseases sometimes with medications which create serious health problems for those like myself with this genetic condition. If this disease were detected earlier, these issues could be avoided.
After losing 94 pounds, I finally reached my goal of 185. It is difficult to even recognize the person I was a year ago. My New Years resolution actually came true. Now that I have found my happy place, it is time to make sure that I stay there and help others. Here are a few things I learned on my journey.
I’m here to share with you my story. It’s an imperfect story with plenty of bends and twists that leave me wondering how the heck I’m navigating through all my “junk” and issues every single day. But, this is my life and while it’s definitely not a fairytale, I can promise you it will have a happy ending.
I am 25 years old and hope my story of how I fought alcoholism and lost over 60 pounds will encourage and motivate others - especially young adults.
I shared my health secrets with "Better Nutrition." What are your health secrets? Do you care to share?
Had no clue I would have to educate myself so much about alcohol because I don't drink. But even when we don't drink, we need to know about alcoholism so we can help family and friends.
My friend never asked about any side effects of his blood thinning and other medications which he has been taking for many years. Now he has difficulty being physically active.
A story about how to stay healthy on and off the golf course.