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Grand-Popo town – Benin Republic is a town, arrondissement, and commune in the Mono Department of south-western Benin. The commune covers an area of ​​289 square kilometers and as of the 2013 Census had a population of 57,490 people.

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The town grew around the slave trade, but coastal erosion has now destroyed most of the old town. The town is now a center for voodoo and home to a Finnish – African cultural center, Villa Karo.

Grand Popo, due to its location between the sea and the Mono River, is also the ideal place to take a pirogue ride in the mangroves or watch the return of fishermen! Finally. The town’s main industry is fishing.

Grand Popo is a wonderful beach town in which to spend a few tranquil days. The village has plenty going on at the weekend when Cotonou residents come to decompress. Let yourself be tempted like the townspeople of Cotonou or Lomé by its magnificent sandy beaches bordered by coconut palms



The town inspired the name of the French electronic music duo Grand Popo Football Club, as well as the name of the iPad application creator Grand Popo LLC.



grand popo town

The history of Grand-Popo relates to the Mono River estuary of the Bight of Benin and its surrounding areas. The present-day Grand-Popo District extends to the west as a sea-river lane to the Togo border. Just across the border is also the historic city ​​of Togo, Aného, formerly known as Little Popo, Klein Popo, or Petit-Popo, depending on the speaker’s language. Located east of Grand-Popo, where the Mono river joins the Gulf of Benin is called the “Bouche du Roi” (“the King’s mouth”). The narrow peninsula on the Gulf of Benin separates the chain of tributaries and lagoons flowing from the Mono river, stretching westward from Little Popo to the historic city of Ouidah. Depending on the amount of water, it was an important transport route in the region. To the northeast of “Bouche du Roi” is a rugged area formed by marshes, rivers, and lakes that protected the area against external enemies.

The Kingdom of Grand-Popo in Benin was not originally a united kingdom, but a collection of several villages with a sandy ravine that separated the lagoon from the sea. The center of Grand-Popo, Gbebco, was once located about 6.4 kilometers west of Bouche du Roi. Carrefour, the highway junction where the village center is now located, is 17 kilometers from the mouth of the river. On the other side of the lagoon is Hevé, which was originally a harbor area. Agbanaken was the king’s residence and capital. It was on the western bank of the Mono River, where the river expands into a lagoon. Agbanaken is located beyond the border of what is now Togo.



One of the early depictions of Europeans said of the settlement of the Grand Popo area: “A village where blacks have a white flag”.

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Three Spanish Capuchin missionaries visited Grand-Popo in 1660-61. In the 19th century, Methodist missionaries became active on the Slave Coast, and in the 1840s and 50s missionary, stations were established in Little-Popo, Glidji, Agouée, and Grand-Popo town. At the same time, Catholic missionaries also came to the area. To their surprise, they noticed that there was already a significant Catholic community on the coast. They were known as “Brazilians”, or Agudas, who were Africans, often former slaves, who had lived in Brazil. About 4,000 of them had emigrated to the Gulf of Benin by the mid-19th century. They spoke Portuguese, practiced the Catholic religion, and used Brazilian names.



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The economy of the Hula community was based on fishing and salt production. In addition to fish, crabs, shrimps, and oysters were also obtained. The fish were dried and shipped inland. Although the word hula means sea, they had no interest or technology in sea fishing. The lagoon and river were rich in fish. Sea fishing was not introduced until the 19th century. In some seasons, seawater also extended to the lagoons, when the water became saline, offering sea fish as well. Fishing equipment included canoe nets, fishing nets made of cotton twine and basket weaves, and later various spears, trawl nets and fishing rods, as well as hand fishing.


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The nature of Grand-Popo town was poorly suited to agriculture and there were few tools. In the 1840s, yam or manioc, cotton and indigo were grown in the area. The corn was the main course of the Grandpopeans, along with the fish. The area is further growing sweet potato, ruokabanaania, banana, lablab bean- ( lablab purpureus ) and lentils, okra, shallots, cashew nuts, peanuts, pumpkins, pineapples, lime, and ginger. Pepper and oil palms grew in the area and by the 19th century, they were cultivated. Most of the crops came from outside Africa and originated during the transatlantic slave trade. Most of them came from the Americas.

Millet was grown, but by the early 20th century it was used only for ritual purposes until it was replaced by corn. Corn became an important crop from the 1780s onwards, yielding at least two crops in two rainy seasons.

From the late 18th century to the 1800s, Little-Popo and its neighbor, Ewe, had chickens, ducks, turkeys, goats, sheep, pigs, and cattle. Livestock farming was in Little-Popo in the 1840s in the Francisco Felix de Souza family quarter. With Europeans, demand for meat increased, but only the richest Africans could afford to keep cows.


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Palm oil was exported from West Africa sometime before the 19th century. Broader exports of palm oil in the 1830s were started by the English company Messrs WB Hutton & Sons in London. Captain John Marman founded the company factory in 1836 in Little Popo, which was supplying palm oil, corn, and ivory. The Hutton factory expanded in 1838 to Ouidah and 1842 to Badgary (a coastal city in the present state of Lagos, Nigeria). The Ouidah plant was based on an arrangement made the previous year, in which Francisco Félix de Souza promised to supply Marmann with palm oil because of the poor condition of the slave trade. The Ouidah factory was destroyed in 1841 by a British cruiser.


Colonization-Grand popo Town  Benin Republic

Before colonialism, the international relations of Africa and Africans, especially with Europe, mainly traded relations. By the beginning of the 20th century, relationships changed from trade and exchange to control and subjugation. Europe’s conflicts of interest over African territories and the ensuing clashes of European powers led to the Berlin Conference in 1884 and 1885. There were no delegations from Africa, but it divided Africa among the European powers. The aspirations of the participants were expansionism and the economic benefits of non-European territories

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The economic and political situation in the Slave Coast was influenced by the situation in the 1870s. Three colonial powers, England, France, and Germany competed in the division of Africa. Britain expanded its influence on the Western Slave Coast in the mid-19th century. Under the guise of anti-slave trade, the bombing of Lagos in 1851 and its incorporation into the English Protectorate, ten years later, took place. Britain closed the Slave Coast ports in 1852. The British annexed the Gold Coast Anson area (now southern Togo) as a colony in 1872. Under pressure from the King of Dahomey, the British enforced the entire Slave Coast shut down from 1876 to 1877. Due to the heavy-duty imposed on spirits and other imported goods in the Anlo area, merchants moved east. Smuggling into British territory became more common. To stop it, the British extended their territories eastward.


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Grand Popo is a small place in Benin and can be easily explored within a day. There aren’t many things to do and attractions to visit in this town. Also, being a small town, there are fewer accommodation options. People usually consider making a quick stop here before heading to the neighboring cities. You can halt here for a quick snack and take a little break from your journey.

You can check out the list of the cities near Grand Popo and find out the top things to do in these towns. So, the next time you are in Grand Popo, you can decide which neighboring city to visit for a memorable trip.


-Auberge de Grand Popo- Benin Republic

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Auberge de Grand popo is located in Grand-Popo, 600 m from Finno-Africain Villa Karo Cultural Centre, Auberge de Grand Popo provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a bar. With a garden, the property also features a private beach area, as well as a terrace. The accommodation features evening entertainment and free WiFi.

At the hotel each room is equipped with a desk and a private bathroom.

A continental breakfast is available daily at Auberge de Grand Popo.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

We speak your language!

Auberge de Grand Popo has been welcoming guests since 23 Feb 2015.

Availability of popular facilities such as swimming pool, bar, beachfront, and private beach area

Also, this property offer currency exchange of your local currency on site.

Outdoors: Beachfront, Sun terrace, Private beach area, Terrace, Garden


Pets: Free! Pets are allowed. No extra charges.


Activities: Beach, Evening entertainment,


Food & Drink: Breakfast in the room, Bar, Restaurant,


  • Free! WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
  • Free!Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).


Services: Shuttle service, Airport shuttle (additional charge), Shuttle service (additional charge), Luggage storage, Gift shop, Currency exchange, Laundry Additional charge,


Safety & security

  • Safety deposit box


  • Air conditioning
  • Family rooms

-Hotel Village Vacances Awale Plage- Grand popo-Benin Republic

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Hotel Village Vacances Awale Plage is located in Grand-Popo town, 5 km from Finno-Africain Villa Karo Cultural Centre, Hotel Village Vacances Awale Plage provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a shared lounge. This 3-star hotel offers a private beach area and room service. The hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, evening entertainment and a 24-hour front desk.

At the hotel, every room is equipped with a patio. With a private bathroom equipped with a shower and free toiletries, rooms at Hotel Village Vacances Awale Plage also provide guests with free WiFi.

The accommodation offers a continental or à la carte breakfast.

Hotel Village Vacances Awale Plage offers a children’s playground. Activities such as hiking, cycling, fishing can be enjoyed in the surroundings, and guests can relax along the beachfront.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.9 for a two-person trip.

We speak your language!

Availability of popular facilities such as swimming pool, bar, beachfront, and private beach area.

grand popo town

Outdoors: Outdoor furniture, Beachfront, Sun terrace, Private beach area, Terrace, Garden.


  • Free!Pets are allowed. No extra charges.


Activities: Tour or class about local culture additional charge, Themed dinner nights Additional charge, Walking tours, Temporary art galleries, Beach, Evening entertainment, Cycling, Hiking, Children’s playground, Games room,  Fishing.


Food & Drink; On-site coffee house, Chocolate or cookies Additional charge, Fruits Additional charge, Bottle of water Additional charge, Wine/champagne Additional charge, Kid meals, Special diet menus (on request), Snack bar, Breakfast in the room, Bar, and Restaurant.


Internet: Free! WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Parking: Free! Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed), Parking garage,  Secured parking.


Reception  services: Private check-in/check-out, Luggage storage, Tour desk, Currency exchange, 24-hour front desk,


Cleaning services: Daily housekeeping, Laundry Additional charge,


Business facilities: Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge


Safety & security
  • CCTV outside property
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box


General: Shuttle service, Shared lounge/TV area, Airport shuttle (additional charge), Airport shuttle (free), Shuttle service (additional charge), Air conditioning, Shops (on-site), Car hire, Packed lunches, Soundproof rooms, Gift shop, Bridal suite, Family rooms, Facilities for disabled guests, Room service.

Wellness: Sun loungers or beach chairs, Pool/beach towels, Solarium,


 Pool 1 – outdoor
  • Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs


Safety features
  • First aid kit available
  • Process in place to check the health of guests
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities


Physical distancing
  • Physical distancing rules followed
  • Cashless payment available
  • Contactless check-in/check-out


Cleanliness & disinfecting
  • Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Linens, towels, and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus


Food & drink safety
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Breakfast takeaway containers
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Physical distancing in dining areas


Languages spoken
  • English
  • French

-Résidence SAHOTY Hotel -Grand Popo Town-Benin Republic

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Residence SAHOTY is set in Grand-Popo, 1.1 km from Finno-Africain Villa Karo Cultural Centre, Résidence SAHOTY offers accommodation with a shared lounge, free private parking, a garden and barbecue facilities. The property provides pool views, a children’s playground, a 24-hour front desk, and free WiFi is available.

All guest rooms come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, a kettle, a shower, a hairdryer, and a wardrobe. At the guest house, all rooms have a private bathroom with free toiletries.

Résidence SAHOTY offers an indoor pool. You can play table tennis at the accommodation, and car hire is available.

Résidence SAHOTY has been welcoming guests since 29 May 2018.

Most popular facilities in Residence SAHOTY  Hotel

1 swimming pool

Tea/coffee maker in all rooms


  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower


  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Extra-long beds (> 2 meters)


  • Pool view
  • Garden view
  • Sea view


  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Terrace
  • Sun terrace
  • Private pool
  • BBQ facilities
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden



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  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
  • Stovetop
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator


Room Amenities

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  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack



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  • Pets are not allowed.


  • Tour or class about local culture additional charge
  • Walking tours
  • Beach
  • Badminton equipment
  • Beachfront
  • Library
  • Table tennis
  • Children’s playground
  • Games room


Living Area

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  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Seating Area


Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • TV


Food & Drink
  • Bottle of water
  • Tea/Coffee maker


  • Free!WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
  • Free! Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is needed).
  • Parking garage
  • Street parking
  • Secured parking

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  • Airport drop off Additional charge
  • Airport pick up Additional charge


  • Shared lounge/TV area


Reception services
  • 24-hour front desk


Entertainment and family services
  • Children television networks
  • Kids’ outdoor play equipment
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles


Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • 24-hour security


  • Shuttle service
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Tile/marble floor
  • Soundproofing
  • Private entrance
  • Car hire
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Air conditioning

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  • Sun umbrellas


 Pool 1 – indoor
  • Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • Adult only  cv

-Ramaya L’Auberge Espagnole Hotel-Grand Popo.

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Want to discover Benin? Communicating with its populations? Start at RAMAYA: the Spanish Inn of Grand-Popo. In Grand-Popo, an exceptional idyllic setting awaits you to discover the potential of a country that is becoming more and more in the world. Our rooms are suitable for your need. For your hiking, original means of transport, like bikes to contribute to the protection of the environment.

Property Amenities Available In Ramaya L’ Auberge Espagnole Hotel

Free parking

Free High-Speed Internet (WiFi)

Bar / lounge


Bicycle rental

Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)

Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )

Car hire

Air conditioning


Contact and address

Onkihoue en Face de l’Eglise Pentecote de Grand-Popo, Grand Popo Benin

Nearby restaurants

Boca del Rio

Nearby attractions

Villa Karo

English, French, Spanis

-Hotel Paramondo-Grand Popo

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Set in Cotonou, 13 km from DRC Embassy, Hotel Paramondo offers accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar, and a terrace. The property is located 13 km from Angola Embassy, 16 km from UNDP Office, and 23 km from Congo Embassy.


Godomey Togoudo, Route de Lita, Abomey-Calavi Benin


Nearby restaurants

La cabane du pecheur(Seafood)

 Jaaba – Grill & Bar (African)

Les Nouveaux Alizes(African)
Wado-  Seafood



Nearby attractions


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Super food for the Heart

Super food for the heart

Superfood for the Heart

Super food for the Heart


Superfood for the Heart

Super foods support making the heart healthier in many ways. Studies focused on humans have shown that heart disease is practically prevented by regulating/controlling these three factors: cholesterol, smoking, and blood pressure.

That means that two out of three imperative components of a healthy heart depends largely on a healthy diet, along with movement and stress regulation. Let’s talk about foods that are nutritious to the heart and keep it functioning optimistically




Avocados: It is rich in potassium, a nutrient that’s essential to a healthy heart, several studies show that having a high potassium intake is linked to reduced blood pressure, which is a major risk factor for heart attacks, strokes, and kidney failure. Avocados are an excellent source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.



Beans: Is a good source of protein, Which is one of the super food for the heart, it contains similar protein as those found in meat, fish, and so on, they have no saturated fats that can cause illness to the body, raise cholesterol levels and increase risk of heart disease, there is a different kind of beans but more advisable to eat the natural one.











Chewing raw garlic, or crush it and let it sit for a few minutes before cooking allows for the formation of allicin, maximizing its potential health benefits. Studies have found that garlic extract can inhibit platelet buildup!, which may reduce the risk of blood clots and stroke as well.


Super food for the Heart

Super food for the Heart








As you are aging, Think of water as one of the food you ought to take every day, you may not drink enough water because you don’t feel as thirsty as you used to, but I tell you, Water is very much needed. Our bodies are mostly water. If you’re chronically dehydrated, just think of what your cells will look like,” says Robin Foroutan, a nutritionist. “You can’t think as clearly, you get tired more easily, you don’t tolerate heat as well.



“People who complain of things like fatigue and mild headaches and constipation most often is because they need to consume more water,” Foroutan says.





Green tea:

Which is full of polyphenols and catechins that serve as antioxidants to prevent cell damage, minimize inflammation, and protect the heart. Green tea has a variety of health benefits, enhances insulin sensitivity to increase fat burns.

Super food for the Heart

Super food for the Heart

Eat more of Seafood:

Like Fish, craps, etc, are more of Omega -3 and this nutrient is vital to maintain muscle as you age, keeping you stable to warding off osteoporosis, boosting your metabolism and protecting your joints, adding strength training to your fitness regime and it offers impressive benefits to everyone.

Super food for the Heart

Super food for the Heart

But, if you don’t exercise, muscle atrophy will happen more rapidly, bringing with it frailty and instability which raises the risk of serious falls and joint pains, gain the nutrients in these super food for the heart along with exercise, it will keep you strong and healthy.





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Simple tips for elderly people to apply at home in Cotonou

Simple healthy tips for elderly people to apply at home

Simple tips for elderly people to apply at home in Cotonou

Simple tips for elderly people to apply at home in Cotonou

Simple healthy tips for elderly people to apply at home

*Simple tips for elderly people to apply at home in Cotonou

Staying healthy is one of the most important things on which aging people can focus on, however, the big part of staying healthy is being comfortable in what you do and where you are. Some of the healthy tips that can be done and that are applicable at home to make a home comfortable to stay are the following.

Remove fall Hazards

Fall is the major cause of senior’s injury, the essential things to do in order to avoid fall is to make the home more free and safe, to reduce the risk of falling and to encourage home safety for seniors

Create an environment which is more open. in case an elderly person is walking, this will be easier to do, rather than using a wheelchair or walking stick, it will be easier to access the doorways.

Keep Emergency numbers handy

It is important to keep emergency numbers close for any emergency reasons, mostly for elderly people, in order to give calls for assistance when necessary.

Review and share important memories

Sometimes share important photos of past memories with loved ones, look through the pictures and talk about it. that will help to refresh and remind you of the happy moments you had in the days.

Often stay safe at home

It might be tempting to welcome someone who is at the door and looks nice but watch out. These are some important things you should note to avoid some unhealthy occurrence from strangers

Install a peephole in the front door to have a picture of who’s standing at the door

It is advisable not to open doors for strangers either the person lives close or abroad while the person is alone, don’t stay indoor with stranger alone,

Place a note of reminder on the wall next to the door saying, do you know this person, if No, you may pass the required information’s at the door post.

Make the bedroom comfortable



You may as well think that danger might not happen in an elderly persons bedroom but is not likely to be true, An Elderly person can come across many possible risk here, To make the bedroom safe, Replace a sagging mattress with a firmer one, it will be much more relaxed, will be more supportive and will not isolate an elder’s rest in any position and remove any weird pictures or sharp objects too from the bedroom.

Ask for house help or House keeper

It can be frightening and painful to see someone you love struggling to care for themselves. Perhaps you’ve noticed that your loved one’s home has become much messier than it used to be, maybe wearing stained or dirty clothes. You can talk to your loved ones who know others who have used home care services to assist you in getting a home care service so as to help in keeping the home clean for them.

Check the home lights

Aging eyes does not always function like before, Elderly ones should avoid darkened areas in their home. it is advisable to remove light bulbs that are already burnt and replace with a functioning bulb so as to lighten the darkened places.

Ensure a safe bathroom

In order to make the bathroom more relaxed and safe for the elderly people, tackle the following issues,

  • In the bathroom put rubber mats to avoid slipping
  • Set the water heater Thermostat to 1200 F no higher to avoid accidental burn
  • Place a bathing chair in the tub, your best choice for a bathing chair should also be one that fits in the bathroom.

Remember, having the comfort of your home is much more important, with the above suggested hints you can help in keeping your home safer to live in.


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Prevention of High blood pressure

Prevention of high blood pressure

Prevention of High blood pressure

Prevention of High blood pressure


High blood pressure is one of the illnesses that is common with adult and aging people

High blood pressure disease (Hypertension)

Hypertension also is known as High blood pressure occurs when your blood pressure increases to unhealthy levels, actually everyone worries but it’s dangerous to worry too much because that leads to high blood pressure which is an unhealthy condition.

Categories which increase the blood components in the body are:

  • Erythrocytosis – Increases red blood cells
  • leukocytosis – Increases white blood cells
  • thrombocytosis or thrombocythemia – Where platelets are involved

Overview of high blood pressure

High blood pressure generally develops over many years, and it affects most people eventually. Fortunately, high blood pressure can be easily detected. And once you know you have high blood pressure, you can work with your doctor to control it.

*Prevention of high blood pressure

Ways to prevent high blood Pressure

High blood pressure can usually be prevented or reduced by eating healthily, maintaining a healthy weight, taking regular exercise, drinking alcohol in moderation, and quitting smoking.

Healthy eating

Reduce the quantity of salt in the food you take each day and eat more of Vegetables and Fruits. Salt increases the rate of blood pressure in the body, the more salt you eat The higher your blood pressure, aim to eat less than 6g (0.2oz) of salt a day, which is about a teaspoonful.

Frequent Exercise

Physical Exercise will help you maintain your blood pressure at a normal level, it is advisable for adults to do at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of intensive exercise each week, such as walking or ride a bicycle for like 30 minutes in a day, five days in the week. There should be one 1 hour of exercise for children and Adolescents.

Reducing your weight

Obesity also contributes and raises the risk of Hypertension, Doctors also measures your body mass index (BMI) to assess if your weight is safer side, If you don’t know your weight and height, you can use CDC’s Assessing your weight website to calculate your BMI waist and hip to determine body fat.

Enough Sleep

Enough sleep is crucial to your overall health both in keeping your heart and your blood vessels healthy, not having enough sleep increases the risk of heart diseases, high blood pressure, stroke, and some blood diseases.

Quit Smoking

Smoking increases blood pressure and puts you at a higher risk of heart attack and stroke disease. If you smoke don’t continue, quitting will lower your risk for heart disease. The doctor can recommend some methods you can apply to help you quit.

Limit Amount of alcohol intake

Consumption of too much Alcohol endangers and exposes you to the detriment of high blood pressure, if it wants to have alcohol, you can have the highest 2 cups of alcohol.


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Taking care of Aging peoples kitchen in Benin Republic

Taking care of Aging people Kitchen

*Taking care of Aging peoples kitchen in Benin Republic

Taking care of Aging peoples kitchen in the Benin Republic


As the stomach is important to the body so also is the kitchen important to the home, in everyday life, the kitchen plays a key role and is most often visited, it is also a place that can make several changes as members of the family ages and skills decline.

Therefore, arrange them carefully by making it spacious and harm-free for elderly ones to access anytime and whenever they feel.

Keep sharp objects at a lower rate in the kitchen, to avoid falling of objects from any angle, if the objects are still in use, cage every object where you would need them.

Aging peoples kitchen

Aging peoples kitchen

Heavy pots and pans are an accident waiting to happen most in people with arthritis or some disease that has to do with muscle loss, it might probably be difficult to lift heavy pots or pans especially if the pan is full of grease, which can easily ignite if spilled,  you can get products that can help like two-handled pans, it is easier for aging people to lift with more stability

Have more unbreakable utensils in the kitchen, Purchase non-breakable or stainless utensils for kitchen use. Some thoughtful When washing or cleaning some breakable utensils, it may easily slip from the hands and drop to the ground once it drops can cause possible damage.

It’s hard to clean broken glass and adding blood to mix would just worsen the situation, to avoid such incident and bondage of hands, buying plates that won’t break or crack if drops off will be better to use.

Dispose of expired food,

these food are more common to cause illness to the body is likely to eating contaminated, spoiled or toxic food, can cause ruining stomach, vomiting, diarrhea, etc. when you notice or have an idea that the food in the refrigerator is rotting or expired, make it a point to remove and dispose of the unwanted product stuffing the fridge.

Kitchen properties should be kept low e.g our Aging parents may no longer be in a position to reach the top cupboards and you don’t want her to mount a step stool to try and reach the top cupboards, to avoid stretching and struggle to get things up there, range kitchen properties where it is frequently used and can easily be reached.

Taking care of Aging peoples kitchen in the Benin Republic

Sometimes hurtful incidents may mistakenly happen in the Kitchens. Fire accidents or slip and fall incidents can happen in the kitchen, therefore aging adults need to be aware of this danger and take precautions to avoid it from occurring by having a floor mat in the kitchen.

Lastly, have a fire extinguisher easily accessible. Make sure your senior knows where the fire extinguisher is and how to use it. If the fire extinguisher is in the back of the lower cupboard, it may be hard for those with limited mobility to access it. Place one or two extinguishers around the kitchen in plain sight to ensure they can reach and remember where it is.


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Keys to aging well in Benin Republic

Keys to aging well

Keys to aging well in Benin Republic

Keys to aging well in Benin Republic

Keys to aging well

*Keys to aging well in Benin Republic

A Lady called Susan Saunders was 36 years old and her mother had been diagnosed with severe dementia, she had a child, a baby, a full-time job as a television producer. As she dispatched her care to her family, she remembered when she was a teenager, her mother cared for her own mother, who had the same disorder and then she determined to do all she could to increase her chances of aging well.

Similar to Annabel Street, her grandfather died of cancer some months after he retired while she was a student. Later she watched her mother care for her grandmother, who spent almost 30 years struggling with dementia and debilitating rheumatoid arthritis. After she grew and had four children, she developed chronic autoimmune disorder knew the stuff needed to improve when she developed

Together, Saunders and Streets started researching the latest science on how to have a healthier, happier old age and how to apply it to their own lives. The research was conducted for 5 years, these were some of their research and secret to Good and Key to aging well.

Be Optimistic

Researchers have found that older people with a negative attitude to aging, have worse functional health, slower walking speeds, and lower cognitive abilities compared to those with a more positive attitude. Negativity, unsurprisingly, puts stress on the body, raises levels of cortisol, and has a long-term impact on the heart so, cultivate optimism attitude today.

Keep Learning

The brain loves novelty crafts, games, even cooking from a new recipe, all trigger the creation of neurons, but the more complex and more difficult the new activity is, the greater the rewards it gets. Choose something that often includes social interaction and a bit of movement, including music. Best of all, try learning complex new dance moves

Use Olive Oil

We think of olive oil as “liquid gold”, these are its benefits and aids to aging well, improved heart safety top of the list. Four and a half years ago, clinical trials involving 7,000 older adults at risk of heart disease showed that those consuming an olive oil-rich Mediterranean diet had 30 percent fewer cases of heart attacks and strokes, as well as improved lipid and cholesterol rates, and lower blood pressure. Olive oil consumption has links to a slowing of the progression of breast cancer! reduced bone mass loss, and better blood glucose control. It can be used to cook or dress multicolored vegetables.

Take a nap

A Nasa study found that sleepy pilots had a 45% improvement in performance and a 100% improvement in alertness after a short nap. But the key is to make the nap short (about 30 minutes). Studies consistently show that naps of over 90 minutes can be harmful to our health.

Keys to aging well

A Man having his nap

Read books

It’s still good to read 30 minutes a day. In the meantime, each expert seems to suggest reading as a way to get to sleep. Though reading is sedentary and solitary, reading frequently has been associated with longer, healthier lives, so it’s also the key to successful aging or aging well.

Build Muscle

Older adults who did twice-weekly strength training lived longer and had less illness than those who did not. We like rowing and weight-training for efficiency; we also keep pairs of weights near the kettle and the TV! and lift them if we have a few minutes to spare.

Walk Faster

Walking is good but it’s necessary to keep pace, Brisk walking has been linked to better memory, better health, and longer life, and Current researchers suggest that those walking early in the morning also make better decisions during the daytime, so consider swapping your morning commute for a robust walk.

Eat Fibre foods

It has been confirmed that the consumption of carbohydrates has a great impact on successful aging. The most successful agers are (ones that are disease-free for decades) also those that consume fiber more usually from fruit, wholegrain bread, and oats.

The researchers proposed two potential explanations for this: fiber enhances food digestion, thereby holding insulin rates in control, which in effect decreases inflammation (a primary aging trigger), and certain forms of fiber ferment in the body, creating short-chain fatty acids, which also dampen inflammation.

Fibre also helps reduce cholesterol levels, which in turn supports heart health! and lowers colorectal cancer risk by moving food through the gut quickly.


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Importance of Exercise for aging People in Cotonou, Benin Republic

Importance of Exercise for aging People in Cotonou, Benin Republic

Importance of Exercise for aging People in Cotonou, Benin Republic

Importance of Exercise for aging People in Cotonou, Benin Republic


*Importance of Exercise for aging People in Cotonou, Benin Republic

Exercise has been recognized and known as one of the important health tips for both elderly and sick people, being active has been shown to have many health benefits both physically and mentally, it may also help in living a longer life.

Definition of exercise

Exercise is defined as any movement that makes your muscles work and helps calories to be burned from your body, Exercise can be done in any form of activity, e.g Jumping, Walking, Swimming, Jogging, Dancing, etc. Here I will like to lay emphasis on the importance of exercise on aging/Elderly people.

Elderly people exercise should be done on a regular basis, and having it fun and routine will help in the long run, additionally, there are many health benefits that older adults will get from long term exercise. Let’s kick off with the benefits of aging exercise.

   Makes you active and Boosts self-confidence


Elderly Parent doing their Exercise

It promotes self-confidence and temperament, exercise is an enormous relief of stress and hormones created can actually help to mitigate pain, depression or anxiety sensations, on a norm being healthy and feeling good makes you feel more positive & full of strength.

   Helps you to sleep Healthily

Exercise helps in improving sleep, Regular exercise will help you sleep quicker, sleep deeper, and wake up feeling more energetic and refreshed.

   Beneficial to the Brain

With aging exercise, the brain will function broadly in multiple tasks and help prevent memory loss, dementia, and cognitive impairment, exercise also helps in delaying brain disorder.

   Reduces the impact of illness and Chronic disease

In most countries, Fit people who do exercise tend to have improved immune and digestive systems, Good blood pressure and bone density, and a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, osteoporosis, and certain cancers.

   Loss of weight

Maintaining a healthy weight is a challenge because metabolism naturally slows with age, Exercise helps to increase metabolism and to develop muscle mass, thereby assisting to burn more calories.

   Healthy Joints

Body joints require regular movement to stay healthy and supple, people with arthritis. In particular, can benefit from aerobic programs and reinforce exercise programs.


However, some aging people don’t like exercise, due to the fright of falling down, it’s frustrating to them, disability, or feel too many aches and pain and some might feel am too old to practice exercise.

Here are some other optional preferable

  • Walk with a pet. If you don’t have a dog, you take a volunteer walk or have a voluntary walk-in group and see how much better you feel afterward.
  • Find an exercise buddy, someone you really enjoy his/her company, and try out activities you have never try before, you may find something you love. At worst, you’ve spent time with a good friend.
  • Meet new people at a yoga class
  • Watch favorite movie or Comedy that can make you laugh
  • Take photographs in a natural style
  • Instead of chatting with a friend over coffee, chat while walking, stretching, or strength training.
  • Listen to music or audiobook while lifting weight or get involved in playing a tennis game. With these activities, you can help to keep your body healthy.

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Healthy Tips for heart Conditions

There are many ways in staying healthy with heart Conditions below are some tips for people with heart conditions you can apply.

  • Watch your weight
  • Eat fiber
  • Engage in Hobbies
  • Interval training
  • Avoid Salt
  • Exercise
  • Listen to Music’s
  • Laugh Frequently
  • Eat more of Chocolate
  • Stretch your body most times
  • Recall Numbers
  • Eat Fish with fat’s oil
  • Own a pet
  • Enjoy ride’s
  • Take a stroll/Walk
  • Have sex
  • Do what you enjoy doing
  • Have breakfast
  • Drink green tea
  • Lift weights
  • Brush your teeth
  • Find your happy place

Some important tips

Engage in activities

Such as knitting, sewing, and crocheting can help relieve stress and do you some good. Other relaxing hobbies, such as woodworking, cooking, or completing jigsaw puzzles, may also help lessen your worries and keep you happy.

Aging Well

Elderly People having some Activities

Also Control your weight

Carrying excess weight when you’re living with heart disease makes your heart work harder. That puts more strain on a muscle that’s already diseased and trying to power you through each day. It also places more stress on your joints and may worsen knee or hip pain, which may make exercising painful.

Feel the Music

If you prefer an Afro beats two-step tune, dancing makes for a great heart-healthy workout. Like other forms of aerobic exercise, it raises your heart rate and gets your lungs pumping. It also burns up to 200 calories or more per hour, According to Mayo Clinic.

It is also said that being overweight is also a risk factor to sleep apnea pauses in breathing during sleep that increase the risk for high blood pressure, stroke. So try to keep yourself Fit and enjoy every moment of your life.



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Common childhood illness and prevention’s

Common childhood illness and Prevention

Common childhood illness and prevention’s

Common childhood illness and prevention’s

Common childhood illness and Prevention

Common childhood illness and Prevention

Common childhood illness and prevention’s

   1. Acute Cough

A cough is a critical reflex action designed to promote clearing of the upper airways. Cough may also be a sign of reduced lung function when becomes excessive for example, wheezing, regular cough.

Occasionally, Children and Adults coughs but recurrent/regular coughs, difficulty breathing with cough or coughing up purulent or bleeding substance warrant a thorough and timely assessment. When your child feels this, A “wet” or “mucousy” cough will sound different from a “soft” or “scratchy” cough or a “barky” (“sounds like a seal”) cough, It may be helpful to inform your child’s doctor.

Prevents of acute cough

  • Use of medication or Use of a cool mist humidifier
  • Cover the Child with thick clothes when there is Cold

   2. Bronchitis and Bronchiolitis

This is respiratory disease that is caused through infections in the lungs. It usually result to Child wheezing i.e. making a high-pitched whistling sound when breathing out, breathing rapidly and having trouble breathing. The following are the ways to prevent it.

Prevent of Bronchitis and Bronchiolitis

  • Avoid smoking spots
  • Keep your child hydrated with high in vitamin C liquids like water and juices
  • Bring your child to a doctor if his breathing worked out or if he loses energy and refuses to eat.
Common childhood illness & Prevention's

A child living Healthy

   3. Common cold

Does your child have runny nose and watery eyes, if he’s sneezing and at the same time coughing, He may be having inner cold, Colds are common among infants and toddlers in most countries. If the child’s body feels hot, he could also be running a fever.


Prevent of Common cold

  • Keep him hydrated with lots of fluids like water and low-sugar juices
  • Cover his body with heavy clothes so as to prevent cold
  • Keep him away from crowded places, sick individuals and other children
  • Teach your child to use a tissue to blow his nose, or to cover his mouth when sneezing
  • Bring your child to the doctor if he does not get better after a few days, or if he is also running a high fever

4. Chickenpox ​​ ​

Does your child have a fever, and itchy red spots on the body and face? The itchy rash appears few days and bust on the body with little scratch. The spots may leave scars if the scratched areas are infected. In healthy children, chickenpox is usually a common and mild disease. It is very contagious, and can easily spread through direct contact or droplets in the air from an infected person.

Prevent of Chicken pox

  • Bath your child with cold water
  • Give him chicken pox medications
  • To prevent illness spreading keep him from other Kids
  • To avoid scratching, trim your child’s fingernails and consider letting him wear gloves at night
  • Bring your child to the doctor immediately if the rash spreads to the eye, or gets very red or tender.

   5. Eczema

Does your child have a red, itchy rash on his head or hands, Is he regularly scratching children with eczema typically have eczema family history and other associated disorders.

Prevent of Chicken pox

  • Avoid common causes, such as abrupt temperature
  • Avoid soap and Sponge instead Use soap and cloth
  • Medicine (Antihistamine) before bedtime can minimize itching and allow him to sleep more comfortably
  • If the itch interrupts the child’s sleep or activity take him to doctor.

Often assess your children to know how they are doing in other detect signs of illness and for quick attention or treatment.

Often assess your children to know how they are doing in other detect signs of illness and for quick attention or treatment.


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How to Prevent Diabetes | Benin Republic Freedom from Diabetes

Freedom from Diabetes

How to Prevent Diabetes | Benin Republic Freedom from Diabetes

How to Prevent Diabetes Benin republic

Freedom from Diabetes

Freedom from Diabetes

Benin Republic Freedom from Diabetes

How is diabetes prevented evaluating and living a better lifestyle may be a great step in preventing diabetes and it’s never too late to start a new lifestyle. Prevention is very crucial.

Especially if you are at an increased risk of diabetes, have a family history of the disease, or overweight, it is important to make diabetes prevention a priority.

In preventing diabetes some of the basic things to do are eating healthy food for diabetes patients, becoming more physically active, and losing a few extra weights.

Making a few simple necessary changes in your lifestyle may help you avoid the serious health complications of diabetes in the future, like heart failure. Look out for these tips.

As we all know there are two types of diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes: Develops frequently during infancy, it occurs when the body mistakenly attacks the better cells, eliminating the ability to produce the insulin that the body needs to properly use blood glucose.

It can be challenging to receive a diagnosis of type1 diabetes at that many people manage the condition well, keeping symptoms and serious conditions.

Ways of managing Type 1 Diabetes

  • Type 1 diabetes diets: It is important to keep proper blood sugar control by eating food like quinoa, Vegetables, Fruits, Beans, Eggs, Seafood, Soya beans, and lean meats.
  • See your doctor for medical prescription or Injections
  • Use Verapamil

A research was conducted and it was confirmed that people with type 1 diabetes were given doses of verapamil in the study, the trial showed that the levels of their glucose/sugar ended up minimized than those who didn’t take it.

This treatment tends to increase the immune function in the pancreas for people with type 1 diabetes, thereby reducing the need for daily insulin injections.

Freedom from Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes: One’s body either resists the effect of insulin with type 2 diabetes! Which is the hormone that regulates the movement of sugar in the cells,

Type 2 Diabetes was mostly gotten by adults but nowadays it’s found in children too and that may be due to an excessive increase in weight/Fat or hereditary.

Adjusting to some lifestyle can assist in lowing the effect of type 2 diabetes, most people with the condition will need to take medications that low blood sugar/glucose in order to boost the body’s sensitivity.

 Ways to manage Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes diets and exercising can help manage the disease. If diet and exercise aren’t enough to manage your blood sugar well! you may also need diabetes medications or insulin therapy such as:

Bile Acid Sequestrants

The bile acid sequestrants are a group of oils used to connect certain components of bile by interacting with the bile constituents, they inhabit the enterohepatic circulation of bile acids and avoid their re-absorption from the stomach.


Meglitinides induce better cells to produce more insulin! helping the body to absorb better process glucose hence and lower blood glucose levels. This specific class of medication is intended to help lower blood sugars after meal, and is particularly helpful for those with flexible schedules and when consistent mealtimes aren’t always possible.

 Alpha-glucosidase Inhibitors for Diabetes

The drugs block the breakdown of chewy foods such as bread, potatoes, and pasta, and they slow down the absorbance of some sugars, like table sugar. You take an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor with the first bite of each meal.

Most people take a pill three times daily. Typically an alpha-glucoside inhibiter will lower your A1c, (The normal influence of your blood sugar for a few months)

One can use other drugs substances for reducing and lowering blood sugar to help put in control the Diabetes disease.


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Benin Republic Healthy Tips for people with blood diseases and related conditions

Healthy Tips for people blood disease and related conditions

Benin Republic Healthy Tips for people with blood diseases and related conditions

Healthy tips for blood diseases and related condition’s

Healthy tips for blood diseases and related condition's

Healthy tips for blood diseases and related condition’s

Benin Republic Healthy Tips for people with blood diseases and related conditions

The blood is essential to the body, without blood there will be no transporting of oxygen, nutrients, electrolytes, and hormones to the separate parts of the body, diseases that affect how your heart or blood vessels pump blood can cause complications such as heart disease, stroke or other related health issues.

Blood Diseases and their Healthy tips

  1. Heart attack

Simple healthy tips for heart attack

  • Use relaxation and self-care to reduce stress
  • Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes a day
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Eat more of low-fat foods, low-cholesterol diet with more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
  • Limit salt intake and alcohol
  • Limit salt and alcohol intake.
  1. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

  • Know the signs of Aneurysm

While aneurysms may occur without warning, recognizing the signs and symptoms is crucial. If often fell discomfort, Painful or Sluggish symptoms or unexpected symptoms. See your doctor for treatment and advice.

  • Stick to your treatment plan
Healthy tips for blood diseases and related conditions

The doctor prescribing medication to a patient

If you have been diagnosed with an aneurysm or suffered a rupture or dissection, it’s important to stay up to date on important screenings, take all medication as prescribed, and work with your doctor to lower your risk factors to avoid a recurrence.

  1. Congestive Heart Failure


In the Benin Republic most people prefer eating seafood, which is good for the health, Reduce the salt content in your diet by trying the following suggestions:

  • Select foods which are low in salt

Such as fresh meats, poultry, fish, dry and fresh legumes, eggs, milk and yogurt, Plain rice, pasta, and oatmeal are good low-sodium choices. However, the sodium content may increase if salt or other high-sodium ingredients are added during their preparation.

  • Choose raw vegetables or fresh fruit rather than salty snacks always.
  1. Muscle pool / Muscle cramps

Low blood supply to your legs and feet in most cases cramping in those areas when you exercise, walk or participate in physical activities.

Prevention of Muscle cramps

  • Make sure that you drink enough liquid to avoid dehydration. Your body loses more water when physically active, so increase your liquid intake when you exercise.
  • Warm-up before you indulging in sports and exercise. Failure to heat up can cause muscle strains and injury.
  • Don’t exercise right after eating.
  • Increase your calcium and potassium intake naturally by drinking milk and orange juice and eating bananas.
  • Talk to your doctor about taking a vitamin supplement to ensure that your body receives the necessary supply of nutrients and minerals.
  1. Coronary Artery disease

Prevention of Artery disease, It’s important to go for regular exercise, take your prescribed medicine by your doctor, keep your blood pressure and diabetes under control, Always avoid binge drinking, Eat a balanced diet, Quit smoking, Keep a healthy weight, A practice nurse or health professional can tell you what your ideal weight is in relation to your height and build. Alternatively, find out what your body mass index (BMI).

  1. Diabetes

How to prevent Diabetes

Limit sugar intakes

Eating a diabetic diet does not stop you from eating sugar entirely, but like most of us, there are some changes, If you have diabetes, you can still enjoy a small serving of your favorite. You can dessert now and then. The key is to eat moderation.

Eat Fibre and Less Carbs

Carbohydrates have much effect on blood glucose than fats and proteins—so you need to be smart about what types of carbs you eat. Limit refined carbohydrates, like white bread, pasta, and rice, as well as soda, candy, packaged meals, and snack foods. Focus on high fiber complex carbohydrates also known as slow-release carbs. They are digested more slowly, thus preventing your body from producing too much insulin.

Eat regularly also keep a diet

Your body is better able to regulate blood sugar levels and your weight when you maintain a regular meal schedule. Aim for moderate and consistent portion sizes for each meal.

Keep your blood at a good functioning level as you follow the prescribed healthy tips, As it is said health is wealth.


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Health Anxiety

How to deal with Health Anxiety (Hypochondria) in Benin Republic

Health anxiety is not a Sickness or disease. However, there are many diseases or sicknesses that can happen due to anxiety, which can lead to illness. There are some symptoms that may occur which may lead the person to illness.

How to diagnose health anxiety

To arrive at a health anxiety disorder diagnosis, your doctor will perform a physical exam to rule out any health conditions you’re concerned about. If you’re healthy, your doctor may refer you to a mental healthcare professional. They will likely proceed by:

  • performing a psychological evaluation, which involves questions about your symptoms, stressful situations, family worries, worries, and issues affecting your life
  • asking you to complete a psychological self-assessment or questionnaire
  • ask about your use of drugs, alcohol, or other substances

People who had been diagnosed with Health anxiety are mostly classified as:

Somatic symptom disorder: particularly when the person has symptoms that are perceived as distressing to them or if they have multiple symptoms

Illness anxiety disorder: if the person has no physical symptoms or only mild symptoms

Difference between concern for your health and health anxiety, let’s see the difference.

If you have feelings or have some symptoms of being ill, it’s normal to be concerned. Health anxiety is marked by the constant belief that you have a severe illness. You may become so consumed by worry that you are unable to stop the distress becomes disabling.

If you’re concerned about your health, the rational thing to do is see your doctor. With health anxiety, you’ll feel extreme distress about your real or imagined symptoms even after medical test results come back negative and doctors reassure you that you’re healthy.

This condition goes beyond having a normal concern for one’s health. It has the potential to interfere with a person’s quality of life, including their abilities to function daily, Create and maintain meaningful relationships, Stressful events, or situations.

How to deal with Health Anxiety (Hypochondria)

Causes of Hypochondria

What causes people to develop health anxiety?

Experts in the Benin Republic and other countries aren’t sure of the exact causes of health anxiety, but they think the following factors may be involved:

You’ve had past experiences dealing with real serious illness in childhood. So as an adult, the physical sensations you experience are frightening to you.

You have a poor understanding of body sensations, diseases, or both of these things. You may think that a serious disease is causing your body’s sensations. This leads you to look for evidence that confirms that you actually having a serious disease.

You have a family member or members who worried excessively about their health or your health.

Hypochondria most often occurs in early or middle adulthood and can worsen with age. For older people, health anxiety may focus on the fear of developing memory problems. Other risk factors for health anxiety include:

How to treat health anxiety?

Treatment for health anxiety (Hypochondria) involves psychotherapy, with medications sometimes added. Secondly, improve on your ability to function daily.


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