Entries by PMGH Admin

~ Health Advice from PMGH – The Importance of Getting Enough Calcium In Your Diet – Part 2 of 3 ~

People With Special Calcium Needs – Babies – Formula-fed babies are estimated to need more than babies that are breastfed because the calcium in infant formula may not be absorbed as efficiently as breast milk. Young Children – Skeletal tissue is constantly growing, so young children have high calcium requirements. Pre-teens and Teenagers – This […]

~ Health Advice from PMGH – High Cholesterol – Part 3 of 3 ~

Work with your doctor to determine your risk and the best approach to managing your cholesterol level. In all cases, lifestyle changes are important to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke. For some people, diet and lifestyle changes are not enough. High blood cholesterol levels often have a genetic component. Some people inherit […]

~ Health Advice from PMGH – High Cholesterol Part 2 of 3 ~

High Cholesterol – High cholesterol is one of the major controllable risk factors for coronary heart disease, heart attack and stroke.  As your blood cholesterol rises, so does your risk of coronary heart disease. If you have other risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure or diabetes, this risk increases even further. Your cholesterol level […]

~ Health Advice from PMGH – High Cholesterol – Part 1 of 3 ~

Welcome to another health update from the Port Moresby General Hospital, this week we are focusing on cholesterol. Did you know that high cholesterol is one of the major controllable risk factors for coronary heart disease, heart attack and stroke? What Is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy substance that comes from two sources: your body and […]