Did you that know flu can trigger the first heart attack and stroke?

Act Of Love In adults ≥ 40 years with no prior history of heart attack or stroke, influenza infection within the first 3 days can: • Increase the risk of heart attack up to 10 times• Increase the risk  of stroke up to 8 times Here’s how vaccinating against the flu can protect your heart:

A Blessed Umrah With Your Flu-Free Family

Act Of Love Ensure you and your family are protected from influenza for a blessed and safe Umrah The end of the year is a highly anticipated time for many Muslims in Malaysia who eagerly look forward to perform the Umrah. This is particularly exciting for those who will be doing it for the first […]

How bad can the flu get?

Act Of Love Catching the flu may also lead complications such as pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), multi organ failure, and inflammation of the heart, brain, or muscle tissues. If this sounds familiar to you it’s because it can happen in COVID-19 too. So, if you would protect yourself against COVID-19, you might want […]

Chronic disease patients & Older persons

Act Of Love Many Malaysian adults live with one or more non-communicable diseases, such as, type 2 diabetes mellitus, heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, chronic kidney disease and liver disease that are immunosuppressive. Such medical conditions make it much harder to fight and recover from a flu infection11. A host of adverse events can […]

Help Your Asthmatic Child Stay Safe From Flu

Act Of Love Breathe in, breathe out…repeat. It’s supposed to be effortless but it’s different for your child. You just know when that mild wheeze starts getting more intense, accompanied by coughing or difficulty breathing. So you immediately get the necessary medicines or rush him or her to the hospital. You do all you can […]

Influenza, A Real Threat To Young Children

Act Of Love In their imaginary world, children could be superheroes fighting fearsome monsters. In real life, however, children are quite helpless against many threats to their health and well-being. Influenza is one of them. Worldwide, this disease is responsible for between 290,000 and 650,000 respiratory-related deaths annually1, many involving young children.   Younger Age, […]

How can flu trigger a heart attack?

Act Of Love Catching the flu can lead to hypoxia, or less oxygen in the blood, which could affect the heart muscle and trigger a heart attack. Flu also comes with inflammation, which can cause plaque that has built up in the arteries to break off, leading to a heart attack. Getting the annual flu […]

Getting Ready For That Big Vacation?

Act Of Love Here’s why you don’t want influenza to wreck your carefully-laid out plans The holiday season is finally here! If you were having a busy year, then you certainly are looking forward to that big vacation you had planned meticulously for. After all, just like everyone else, you can’t wait to trade your […]

Flu Vaccination for Travellers & Pilgrims

Act Of Love Flu is the most common vaccine-preventable health risk for business travellers, vacationers and pilgrims16. They can catch the bug while on an airplane or simply by being near infected persons in crowded places. Fortunately, travellers can prevent the flu from spoiling their trips by getting vaccinated at least 2 weeks before taking […]

People with Respiratory Conditions

Act Of Love Respiratory or lung conditions include asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, chronic bronchitis and pulmonary fibrosis12. Those who have these conditions need to be especially aware of risks stemming from the flu. Each year, about 17% of flu-related deaths are seen in people with chronic respiratory diseases13. Asthma is the most […]